Terry Classic Vintage RV
As you’ve probably noticed over the past few years, the rise in popularity of vintage trailers is continuing to grow. Most major RV manufacturers and a slew of smaller companies have taken note and are turning out quite a few vintage “ retro-model’ trailers.
It seems that in the past year at virtually every major RV industry and consumer show there’s at least one new model ‘retro-unit’ for us to check out.
One such unit that caught our eye is the new Terry Classic travel trailer from Heartland RV. As you watch the story or look at the photos you’ll see what we mean when we say, this retro beauty is distinctive enough that it will definitely catch your eye. With it’s shiny aluminum and red finish, wrap around windshield and classic vintage look, I would say that if you’re thinking of buying one of these, plan on fielding a lot of questions and having people wanting to look inside.
If you’re taste in RVing leans toward boon docking or as some call it, ‘dry-camping’ the Terry Classic is completely self contained with fresh and waste water holding tanks, two-way power appliances and a 12-volt power supply. Inside, gourmet meals will be a breeze to prepare in the well-appointed kitchen, LED lighting and digital technology. Combined with a stunning vintage looking interior the Terry Classic will give you a truly unique RV experience that you’ve been looking for. www.heartlandrv.com
Lance 1475 AND 1575 Travel Trailer Upgrades
Before we start this story on the new Lance Camper models, we just learned that the REV Group, has just purchased the Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. In case you’re not familiar with the REV Group, they also manufacture American Coach, Fleetwood, Monaco, Holiday Rambler and Renegade RVs.
Based on industry information, don’t expect any changes in Lance Camper products or operations. Lance Camper will continue to be led by its founders, Jack Cole and Jeff Souleles. Lance Camper has brought out some interesting new and restyled products for 2018 and a couple of their popular models the 1475 and 1575 camping trailers have undergone a substantial change that I’m sure everyone will like.
At the Elkhart Industry Open House, our friend and colleague Bob Zagami met with Gary Conley from Lance Camper and had Gary explain all the changes in the 2018, 1475 and 1575 model trailers.
One of the most obvious visual changes is the addition of that nice large front window, or ‘windshield’, as it is often referred to. Along with some new outside graphics and a little higher ground clearance, exterior wise it’s still the same two models everyone loves.
Inside you’ll also see some minor changes and improvements to various areas. The one thing that makes Lance products so reputable year after year is that the company doesn’t change things for the sake of change… they change things because it’s going to make something better either functionally or esthetically. See for yourself on this week’s show. www.lancecamper.com
RV sales are going through the roof and not just with travel trailers. Class A motorhomes are also experiencing considerable growth over the past few years. One model that has been around for a few years and continues to be one of the most popular gas model class A’s is the Jayco Alante. We did a story on the Alante when it first came out and were very impressed with it. Now a few years later, we’re still very impressed with the Alante as Jayco just keeps making it better and better.
The new Alante models come equipped with a variety of seating areas throughout the cabin including optional theater seats. The interior is designed with durable easy to maintain linoleum flooring and high density LED lighting through out the cabin. The kitchen includes a 3-burner range and oven, and storing enough cold food is no problem with the 8-cubic foot Norcold refrigerator. There’s also a large stainless sink and plenty of storage space.
The bedroom has a nice queen-size bed for a comfortable nights sleep. The built-in wardrobe comes with two large mirrors and optional drawer space. The Alante also offers numerous options that allow you to personalize your motorhome to fit your needs and lifestyle, including an outside kitchen and entertainment center. www.jayco.com
Winnebago Travato Class B
This week we also join Jeff Johnston and his wife Pam as they enjoy a nice weekend getaway in a Winnebago Travato class B motorhome. As Jeff found out, you’ll be surprised just how maneuverable the Travato is and just how comfortable and practical a class B motorhome can be. www.winnebagoind.com