September '20

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54 • RV PRO • September 2020 RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW The Boost will offer gel-coated fiberglass side walls instead of aluminum and remain in the sub-$55,000 price point. "Our strategic plan to have a dedicated product manager and sales team for Boost and Micro Boost is resonating with retail customers, with a 30 percent increase in retail registrations for January through June 2020 versus the same time period in 2019," says Stevens. The line offers Xtra Built items like NXG Norco frames, Body Armor insulated underbelly, 5,000-pound tie downs, MORryde party decks, MORryde SureStep, Roadwire designed furniture and NPS Gens powered by Yamaha. "This year we focused on the growing size of the toys utilizing our haulers, increasing our ramp door opening heights, increasing the door sizes to increase our industry-leading ramp angles and improving our brackets on our optional bed lift system to increase the garage clearance. We know our Action Camping customers will appreciate the innovation in this area," says Stevens. In the XLR Hyperlite Stevens says XLR's philosophy of less is more is paying huge dividends in the $35,000 to $65,000 price range. With that in mind, the narrow-body Hyperlite is going away as the RV maker focuses on wide-body units only. "Last year, we introduced the new Hyperlite HD models, which had full front caps with windshields," says Stevens. "All Hyperlites have windshields up in the front end, which has absolutely taken the market by storm. We're also offering zero carpet in our toy haulers. It makes sense. This way there's no mud collecting in the carpet." Meanwhile, XLR will be introducing three new floorplans in the limited-edition Nitro SS (Signature Series). "This offers a huge upgrade from our standard Nitro product," says Stevens. "They have vessel sinks in the bathroom and unique, one-of-a-kind shower enclosures with really cool glazed walls. They have a new graphics package for the exterior indicating the signature series and the series number on the side of the coach." Finally, Stevens says the flagship Thunderbolt product line is going on hiatus this year while XLR reevaluates if it will be reintroduced. Across the board, the Action Camping logo will be added to all products and TPMS is now standard. Lastly, Stevens notes that XLR and (other Forest River divisions) will now feature NPS generators by Yamaha. PREVIEW XLR exclusively manufactures toy haulers. Pictured above are just a few of the models the Forest River division makes.

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