September '20

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RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW September 2020 • RV PRO • 57 has a modern barn door and is prepped for a washer and dryer. "We're keeping our price point where the dealer can be prof- itable under the $50,000 retail price point," says Troyer. "We're providing the most bang for the buck in a full-profile fifth wheel." The other new floorplan in Sabre is the 37FBT. The front bath- and-a-half floorplan also features a spacious living area with opposing tri-fold sofas and blackout shades. It includes a res- idential fridge, a farm sink, solid-surface countertops, a pantry and oversize kitchen windows. The master suite has a storage loft and barn door. The front bath has dual sinks, an oversize shower, washer and dryer prep and wardrobe. "The front bath-and-a-half has a Jack-and-Jill sink in the front bath," says Troyer. "It's a real attractive front bathroom." A new list of standards accompanies this year's product changes. Outdoor kitchens will be standard on every floorplan, as will a larger 30-inch microwave, backlit quad entry step, glass entry door, Lino in upper deck, Wi-Fi prep with connectivity, a back-up camera system, a stereo with subwoofer, hand sanitizer station and increased loft clearance. "The all-glass entry door has a lot of curb appeal," says Troyer. SALEM | WILDWOOD Jon Sare, Salem and Wildwood product and sales man- ager, says this year's lineup is the culmination of feedback and learning to be better. "We like to set ourselves apart and the only way to do it is not to copy anybody. The best way in my mind to do that is to create unique separators," he says. "One of those big concepts last year was the Versa Lounge." Last year was the introduction of Stow and Go storage. This year, Salem/Wildwood upped the ante by offering 20.3 cubic feet of Stow and Go storage in dry-food approved stackable storage bins. That's a jump from 12.6 cubic feet, to 20.3 cubic feet. Another notable change Sare highlights is an enclosed under- belly, called the Accessibelly. The new thermoform panels have screws, which offer easy access for technicians and prevent having to cut, patch and stretch the traditional covered underbelly. "We went without an enclosed underbelly for a really long time," Sare says. "I'm stubborn. I didn't want to do it the way that was supposedly the right way. Now, with Accessibelly, we have service guys coming up and thanking us for making it so much easier to work on our coach." When it comes to the interior, Sare says he had two designers come up with unique details to make furniture and fabrics look more residential. Accent fabric, diamond patterns and unique stitching provide a dialed-in look with attention to detail to impress customers. Sare says wood trim is one of the most warrantied items on a coach, so the RV maker is replacing wood trim with plastic snap in pieces to cover up the trim, eliminating staples and putty. Salem/ Wildwood also has taken a new approach to the Plumbing & Fresh Water | Electrical | Hardware & Accesories | Hatches & Vents NEW Retail packaging and store displays consistent with established Thetford branding. Available to order at all upcoming distributor shows! THETFORD is now the Exclusive Supplier of Genuine RV OEM Replacement Parts from B&B MOLDERS! MADE IN USA ORIGINAL FACTORY PARTS

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