Another Year Under My Belt

I was talking with my lovely wife Stacy the other day and she actually suggested the next house we get should be a ranch style. I couldn’t believe it, but she had a point. Getting up and down stairs really blows especially when your back is acting up and my wife’s knee keeps popping out of alignment.

It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that I was able to stay up all night long and go to work the next morning without even being phased. Now I just fall asleep on the couch at 8 o’clock at night and can’t ???? seem to drag my ass out of bed in the morning. That doesn’t even include all the aches and pains. I digress…I’ve got a birthday coming up on the 6th and I guess it’s just got me thinking about my mortality. ?


Fleetwood RV Launches 2011 Storm Crossover Motor Home

Fleetwood RV, Inc. has launched the 2011 Storm, described as a ?crossover? motor home that features the sleeping capacity and value of a Class C motor home along with the roominess and storage capacity of a Class A motor home.

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?The 2011 Storm is a special motor home because it includes the best aspects of both a Class A and a Class C motor home,? said John Draheim, CEO of Fleetwood RV, Inc. ?Storm is loaded with standard features and provides a great value at price that appeals to a wide range of RVers.?

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According to Fleetwood, the 2011 Storm is available in three floor plans: a 28-foot single-slide, rear bedroom floor plan with walk-around queen bed and oversized wrap-around booth dinette (28MS); a 31-foot dual-slide, side-aisle floor plan with opposing dinette/sofa in the living room (30SA); and a 31-foot dual-slide floor plan with standard traditional bunk beds or the optional ?Bunk Bed-n-Breakfast? space-saving two-person dinette with convertible bunk beds (32BH).

The innovative ?Hide-a-Loft? feature, a queen-sized, electronic drop-down bed with air mattress located above the driver/passenger captain?s chairs, is also an available option on all floor plans.

Source: Fleetwood


Newmar Begins Production of its All New 2011 Ventana Diesel Motor Home

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Newmar Corporation reports this week is the beginning of production of its all new 2011 Ventana diesel motor home.

According to Newmar, this is the first generational change for Newmar?s entry level diesel product since the brand was introduced in the 2006 model year.

?We are very excited to launch the next generation of Ventana to our dealers and retail customers. The Ventana brand helped our company grow market share throughout the 2009 calendar year with an increase in share of 75% for the Ventana brand alone,? said John Sammut, Newmar?s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. ?With the breathtaking new look and the tremendous value the 2011 Ventana offers, we cannot help but think that this exciting product will continue to grow our company?s business.?

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The 2011 Ventana will feature newly designed front and rear caps, dash and instrument panels, providing the operator with an ergonomically designed cockpit.

Interior design changes include newly styled furniture, slide out fascias and window treatments, as well as a new contemporary headboard in the bedroom. The standard flooring offered in the 2011

Ventana features polished porcelain tile laid on a diagonal with small designer inserts throughout the front living area. The Ventana for 2011 is available in three interior decors, three exterior paint colors and two wood choices.

The 2011 Ventana is being offered exclusively on the Freightliner XC-R series motor home chassis. The 34? and 39? models will be powered by a 350 horsepower Cummins ISB engine while the 43? tag axle models feature a 360 horsepower Cummins ISC power plant. As with all Newmar diesel motor homes, the 2011 Ventana will be equipped standard with the Comfort Drive Steering System.

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Floorplans include two 34?, three 39? and three 43? tag axle models. The 43? offerings include a bath and a half floorplan, one side aisle model as well as a traditional rear bedroom quad slide layout. Full wall slides are offered in one 34? and one 39? model. One 39? model even features a wardrobe with removable doors in the hallway that can be converted into two large bunk beds in a matter of seconds.

Source: Newmar