July '19

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rv-pro.com July 2019 • RV PRO • 57 "All of our trailers are built that way, and last I checked, the same can be said for both Genesis Supreme and Eclipse," Pacific Coachworks Vice President Jeff Daily says. "We're all putting more focus on the open floorplan. Out West, they really need that cargo space. Back east or in the Midwest, it's a different climate and different market." The three RV manufacturers are stiff competitors. Through the first quarter of 2019, counting combined travel trailer and fifth wheel plat- forms, Eclipse ranked No. 3 in the 12 Western states, Genesis Supreme ranked No. 6 and Pacific Coachworks ranked No. 8, according to market data firm Statistical Surveys (see Figure 2 on page 58). Positions change if only travel trailers or fifth wheels are counted. Overall, toy hauler sales in these 12 states by all OEMs were down almost 9 percent through March. The California RV Show, held in October in Pomona, is the highlight of the trio's show season. They display new models to the retail public, often unveiling product for the upcoming and/or subsequent model year. Here's a look at the three companies and their take on the toy hauler market. Pacific Coachworks Expanding in Scope, Size Founded in 2006, but acquired by current company co-owners Brett Bashaw and Mike Rhodes in 2010, Pacific PHOTOS COURTESY OF ECLIPSE RV, GENESIS SUPREME AND PACIFIC COACHWORKS Eclipse National Sales Manager Kevin Flores is pictured in front of and inside of an Attitude toy hauler, which is the company's 16-year-old flagship brand and one of its most popular toy haulers, accounting for about 70 percent of the RV maker's total sales. Many Eclipse toy haulers come equipped with an Onan generator to power the RV when boondocking.

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