September '20

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Forest River It's been a busy time for Forest River, which launched a first-of-its kind fifth wheel in its Palomino Columbus line, introduced its new IBEX travel trailer line, and launched its first fifth wheel for its still relatively new East to West division. Those developments only scratch the surface of what's new for Forest River, with plenty of new product launches, new floorplans and upgraded products across the RV maker's many divisions. EAST TO WEST For 2021, East to West is debuting its new mid-profile fifth wheel, the Tandara. East to West founder and co-General Manager Lisa Liegl Rees says, "Tandara is a phrase from the Indigenous people of Australia that means 'Camp Here' – and perfectly embodies the adventurous spirit of our new fifth wheel brand." "Our entry-level travel trailers, Della Terra and Silver Lake are growing exponentially, while our laminated travel trailer, Alta, is enjoying a great start in its first year of production," Rees adds. "Creating a new fifth wheel brand at East to West has always been a strategic part of our growth plan and we are thrilled to have Mark Krol and Aaron Good on our sales team. Their experience in this segment will play huge roles in the success of Tandara." The Tandara is focused on retail price points below $60,000 and have combined what the team believes are the eight bestselling floorplans in the mid-profile category. "We have identified the bestselling mid-profile floorplans in the industry, improved each floor plan significantly, and loaded them with features that deliver real benefits and competitive advantages," Krol says. "On top of best-in-class quality, floor- plans and features, the Tandara fifth wheel has an alluring PREVIEW 52 • RV PRO • September 2020 RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW For 2021, East to West will introduce its first fifth wheel, the Tandara. Pictured above, left to right, are East to West team members: Aaron Good, sales; Tom Albert, plant manager; and Mark Krol, sales manager.

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