Our next RV of the Year finalist is ,,, the “Newmar New Aire”
At 33 feet long and powered by a 360 HP Cummins diesel the 2018 New Aire offers big luxury in a smaller package. Measuring slightly over 12-feet tall, New Aire provides automatic steps that sit a mere 4-inches from the ground when the air suspension is lowered.
Up front the New Aire offers keyless ignition with push-button start and the trademark Roadwatch safety package, which includes electronic stability control. For comfort, you have power adjustable captain and passenger seats.
With the Moonbeam décor including polished porcelain tile, the New Aire defiantly has that look and feel of luxury that Newmar is known for.
In the kitchen you’ll find and induction top stove and residential style double door refrigerator along with, plenty of storage space. The dining area comes with a dinette booth or optional Euro dinette. The bedroom has a 60 X 80 inch queen bed and comes with lots of hanging storage space.
The bathroom is spacious and luxurious with a polished, solid surface counter top and a large shower, with a 40 by 32-inch glass, residential- style sliding door.
When Newmar said the New Aire was Big Luxury in a smaller package, they weren’t kidding.
There are terms we don’t use to often in this industry and one of them is ‘Game Changer”.. But the new Starcraft GPS is a game changer in many ways.
First the design team solved one of the basic problems of ample outside storage space by incorporating a 150 cubic foot, walk-in storage closet into the new GPS. Another problem many RVers face when heading out for a few days is ample fresh water. Again, problem solved, the new GPS has a 100-gallon fresh water tank that should hold most RVers for a few days off the grid. Even though the GPS is not a toy-hauler, they incorporated a rear deck off the back of the living room that ads a lot of ‘off-the- ground living space’ for family activities.
Working together with the design team at Carefree of Colorado the rear deck also has an optional fully enclosed annex so you can enjoy the extra space no matter what the weather.
Combined with fashionable, practical and comfortable interior features, along with being “half-ton friendly”, you can bet that you’ll be seeing a lot these beauties wherever you go.
The RVBusiness RV of the Year Award Show was held in Elkhart, Indiana at the RV Motorhome Hall of Fame the perfect venue for such a show! There were 5 finalists and one winner of the prestigious RV of the Year Award.
This year’s first finalist is the LUNA, from InTech RV. The Luna’s futuristic / retro look and unique profile, makes this micro-sized camper feel enormous inside.
The first thing that catches your eye is the large, tempered glass windshield which combined with the two, 48 inch wide side windows allows plenty of light in and keeps you feeling connected to the outdoors.
The two, side entry- doors makes it easy to enter or exit the trailer from either side. At the rear, you’ll find a full-width kitchen compartment with 3-burner stove, microwave oven, stainless sink and a slide-out refrigerator.
Inside there’s plenty of room to stretch out and even watch your favorite programs on the optional 40’ flat screen TV. With all these features packed into this micro-size trailer, It’s easy to see why the Luna was selected as one of the RV Of the Year finalists for 2018. Congratulations to InTech for this prestigious win!
Rollin' On TV also wrote another story on the Luna which you can read here.
As we’ve mentioned before, in the RV Industry there are two large annual industry-only shows where RV dealers and people within the industry have an opportunity to see and order products they’ll be selling in the coming year. In this case, the products you see here will be appearing on dealer lots or RV suppliers this year.
This week we show you some of the new products that caught our eye at the Louisville industry show.
InTech RV “LUNA”
We start off by joining John DiPietro as he talks with Rich Schnippel from Intech RV about their new Lunar model camping trailer.
This space-age, retro looking little trailer (weighing in at only 1,800 lbs), has a lot more to offer than you would think for its size. To say that the Intech designers utilized every inch of space would be a vast understatement.
For instance, as you see in the photo, or in the show, John and Rich are standing ‘under’ the rear compartment door… it’s that big. In the rear area you’ll find virtually everything you need to prepare any meal including; a 3-burner stove, stainless steel microwave, large kitchen style sink and slide-out refrigerator.
What catches your eye at first is the large front tempered glass windshield, which adds to the wide look of the unit. Along with the wide windshield, there are large side windows which allow plenty of light into the trailer and allow for a nice panoramic view when looking out. Another great feature are the two side doors. No more crawling over each other to get in or out.
Inside, the Luna offers plenty of roomy sitting or lounging space, which also makes into a large bed. Think of this…. how many camping trailers this size come with an optional 40” flat screen TV? Check it out for yourself on the show or visit their website at : www.inTechrv.com
Next, Jeff Johnston heads over to the supplier and accessory area of the show and visits the Zamp Solar booth where he finds out all about the company's newest offering in the portable solar panel line of products.
When it comes to RV’s, solar power systems are HOT, and Zamp is one of the leaders in solar panel systems and accessories.
If you think I’m kidding, walk through any new RV dealership and you’ll see most new RVs come with the Zamp Solar exterior plug. Check out this new portable solar system on the show or visit Zamp Solar online at: www.zampsolar.com
The next stop for Jeff is the Reese Products booth where he learns all about the new model M-5, 5th wheel hitch designed for the Chevy OEM system.
This new M-5 model has a unique new jaw system, which allows you to just back into the hitch, and it actually, locks itself.
This M-5 model hitch has a lot of other features you’ll see in the story. For more information on this new hitch just log onto: www.reeseprod.com
Two Gals and a Dog
If you’re a regular visitor to our website then you’re probably familiar with Two Gals And A Dog or, in real life, Michelle Fontaine, Laurie Church and Rue, their Boston Terrier.
So you know what we’re talking about, Michelle, who is our social media and marketing director, and her partner Laurie, decided that they wanted to get into Rving. About 6 months ago they bought a new Lance 1575 model travel trailer.
As most of you know, when you start RVing, there’s a lot to learn. Some of those lessons come easy, others, well, not so easy. Add to the fact that you’re now talking about two women learning all about RVing for the first time….. well we thought it would be interesting to share with our viewers the trials and tribulations of two new female RVers so you’ll know what to expect when you join the RV lifestyle.
Anyway, we had Michelle and Laurie join us at this years RV Industry Show and give us their insight and perspective of what caught their eye. Of course, one of the first places they hit was the Lance Camper area.
This week, meet Michelle and Laurie and be sure to watch for them on upcoming episodes of our show, along with Rue of course. You can keep up with the gals on our website or visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGalsandaDog/
RV Education 101
On this week’s episode, Mark and Dawn, of RV Education 101, show us how to drive and handle a motorhome using “reference points’. During this short story Mark demonstrates how easy it is to set up your reference points and how they help when out on the road.
Check out the whole RV Education 101 library at: www.rveducation101.com