Poulsbo RV Blog

There is so much to do and see in one lifetime. Even just a short drive away, there are all manner of sights to be seen. So as you start de-winterizing and getting your RV road-ready, don’t think you have to wait for summer. Before the crowds and heat set in, here are a few great Spring trips to begin the year.

The desert oasis of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The desert oasis of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Borrego Springs, California
If you are desperate for some warmth and flowers, the desert oasis of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® could be your first destination of the year. Known best for its astounding desert blooms, Borrego Springs is also California’s first and only International Dark Sky Community. Along with Citizen Science projects and a biosphere reserve to visit, there is also a thriving art community associated with the Borrego Art institute.

Borrego Art institute

Borrego Art institute

So if you’re craving that first beautiful hit of sunshine for the year, this would be a great first stop on your travels. For more information, go to either https://www.springsatborrego.com/ or http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638.

Spring is when this glorious canyon is at its most colorful.

Spring is when this glorious canyon is at its most colorful.

Grand Canyon National Park
Yes, we know, everyone goes there. But most go there in the heat of high summer. So if you want to see all the beauty and experience the wonder without losing a pint of sweat every hour, spring is the best time to go.

You’ll also have a chance to see all the newborn calves, fawns and kits.

You’ll also have a chance to see all the newborn calves, fawns and kits.

You’ll also have a chance to see all the newborn calves, fawns and kits in among the more than 650 species of herbaceous wildflowers and flowering cacti. Spring is when this glorious canyon is at its most colorful. Don’t miss out. For more information, contact the Trailer Village RV Park at https://www.visitgrandcanyon.com/trailer-village-rv-park. They offer full hook-ups and easy access to the canyon rim.

Long Beach Peninsula, Washington
If you’re looking for something closer to home, remember that the Pacific Ocean keeps our shores warmer and spring comes all-the sooner. And we have the world’s longest beach, Long Beach.

If you’re a fan of delicious seafood, you’ll find all you could want here.

If you’re a fan of delicious seafood, you’ll find all you could want here.

Okay, the name is not very creative, but if you’re a fan of delicious seafood, you’ll find all you could want here. There’s plenty of room for cycling and horseback riding as you pass the dramatically beautiful seamounts and coastal cliffs. At the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (http://capedisappointment.org/lewis-clark-interpretive-center/), you can explore the history of Cape Disappointment and the entire peninsula.

There is one signature activity at Long Beach: kite flying.

There is one signature activity at Long Beach: kite flying.

There is one signature activity only at Long Beach: kite flying. Home to the World Kite Museum (http://worldkitemuseum.com/), there are family-oriented events from mid-March through mid-April. Make your own kite while you learn about kites throughout history: from bat-hunting kites in Bali through WWII soldier’s use of kites. Plus, you can see the largest collection of Japanese kites outside of Japan.

Yakima Valley, Washington
For more adult fun, you can visit the more than 120 wineries in the Yakima Valley. Best of all, in April you can take part in the Spring Barrel Tasting event. The valley’s wineries will have samplings of their new vintages straight from the barrel.

If you’re more of a beer drinker, you won’t be left out. Yakima is also known as the “Hop Capital of the World. The valley hosts a spring celebration of craft beverages with its Roots and Vines Festival, featuring nationally touring Americana, Folk and Bluegrass bands.

Roots and Vines Festival

Roots and Vines Festival

So take your RV to the party and enjoy! For more information, go to https://www.rootsandvinesfest.com/ . For RV Parks try https://www.sunnysidervpark.com/ or https://circlehrvpark.com/ .

Backyard Glamping Blowout
Sometimes the best adventure starts right in your own back yard. It’s certainly the safest place to shakedown your RV for the year. So use your RV to throw a party! Test out the grill and the satellite dish and all the RV camping luxuries. Show a double feature on the outdoor TV, a stargazing event, or have a spooky story contest around a cozy fire pit.

Do you have a favorite First Spring Adventure? Let us know where you like to go. And as always, travel safely.

Poulsbo RV’s New Fleetwood Line-up: 2020 is Gonna be a Great Year!

It’s not unusual for us to pick up a new line or two each year. In the last couple of years, Tiffin has expanded out into Class Cs and VanLeigh Fifth Wheels. Forest River’s new No Boundaries line has been a great addition. And both NeXus and Venture have joined our RV family with their products.

So what about 2020? We think it’s going to be Fleetwood’s greatest yet.

We’ve carried the Fleetwood Bounder practically forever. It’s the U.S.’s best-selling motorhome of all time. And it deserves to be.

The 2020 Fleetwood Bounder

The 2020 Fleetwood Bounder

All of Fleetwood Class As share quality engineering from the inside out. Starting with the Power Platform Chassis™—to provide strength, stability and reliability—to the PowerLock System™—interlocking aluminum floor, sidewall and ceiling structures into one tight whole—to their Vacu-bond™ construction, pulling it all together under up to 415,000 pounds of vacuum pressure.

When Fleetwood builds, they BUILD.

So we are proud to announce our THREE new Fleetwood family members: the Pace Arrow, the Flair, and the ALL NEW Fortis!

The 2020 Pace Arrow

The 2020 Fleetwood Pace Arrow

The 2020 Fleetwood Pace Arrow

If you want flexibility and power, then Pace Arrow was made for you. This “pocket diesel” gives you more maneuverability and a lower profile while maintaining up to 340 HP of power. The exclusive Freedom Bridge foundation combines the unrivaled strength and storage capacity of Fleetwood RV’s modular design with the high-performance innovation of a Freightliner chassis — all backed by the nation’s largest service support network. This means you can take it to places like national or state parks, but still feel confident on the highway.

Plus, it comes with standards like a Hide-A-Loft™ queen bed, a 40-inch LED exterior TV and soundbar, and Fleetwood’s exclusive Freedom Bridge® chassis with V-Ride® suspension.

For 2020, Fleetwood has added a digital dash, fully-integrated steering wheel controls, auto headlights and blind spot detection.

With every detail, you’ll see why Pace Arrow is setting the pace across the market.

The 2020 Flair

The 2020 Fleetwood Flair

The 2020 Fleetwood Flair

The Fleetwood Flair is their classic starter Class A. It’s affordable, even packed as it is with standard features. With a 50-inch exterior TV, full-size patio awning, room for six or more, it’s a great choice for your growing family.

Add to that a 600-pound capacity Hide-A-Loft™ queen bed and generous pass-through storage: room for everything!

You can also plug in an auxiliary solar panel or hook up a full-size grill to the propane access line. And its looks are one-of-a-kind, too,thanks to a low profile, modern front cap.

Plus, Fleetwood has added some amazing features to the 2020 Flair, including the Bilstein® Steering Stabilizer System, the WiFiRanger™ Sky4 DC system, six-panel doors and frosted glass cabinets.

If your family is ready to start adventuring, then the Fleetwood Flair is ready to take you there.

The ALL-NEW 2020 Fortis

The ALL-NEW 2020 Fleetwood Fortis

The ALL-NEW 2020 Fleetwood Fortis

When a classic is born, it turns heads and wins awards. The Fortis has arrived and we are impressed.

This full-scale luxury gas Class A is the movie star companion for all of your adventures. Built on the Power Platform chassis for a strong foundation, smooth ride and incredible exterior storage, the Fortis abounds in standard features, including 22.5-inch tires and aluminum Alcoa wheels. You’ll also luxuriate in the handling and control with the Bilstein® steering stabilizer system. When you step inside, the lavish amenities continue with a Serenity Series King bed, a Hide-A-Loft™ queen bed, decorative touches like a stainless steel farmhouse sink, and technology—such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with Navigation integrated with the 10-inch display and a smart TV with Amazon Fire TV.

The Fortis is the perfect vehicle to get you out on the road in beauty and comfort.

As you can see, it’s not going to be an easy choice. Do you want the time-tested Bounder. Or the power and engineering of the Pace Arrow. Or do you want the family friendly, feature-packed starter Flair. Or do you just want to ride the roads like a celebrity in the Fortis.

The choice is yours. Come in anytime to make your best decision of the New Year.

The secret? There’s no way to get it wrong.

The Best Just Got Even Better: R-Pod’s #1 Selling Floorplan Just Leveled Up

We have had nothing but raves for Forest River’s R-Pod line since we started carrying it. It’s small, lightweight, stylish: perfect for two.

That said, the people at Forest River have found just a little room for improvement. And they named it the R-Pod 195. The longest of R-Pods, the 195 features all the usual features of an R-Pod: a beautiful kitchen with a full-sized 2-door refrigerator, plenty of storage, the largest holding tanks in its class, all the latest in electronics and LED lighting, Zamp solar panel readiness, a booth dinette and thoughtfully designed air conditioning. It rides high, with tall traction tires to take you anywhere, safely.

What’s new? How about a walk-around Queen bed? You’ll be amazed at how open and airy it feels. With convenient lighted nightstands, each equipped with those newly indispensible USB ports, you can have all the comforts of home on the road.

The R-Pod 195 Layout

The R-Pod 195 Layout

It won’t just be you that’s more comfortable. All R-Pods are now Pet Friendly, with pet bowls, built in leash connections, and those all-important outside showers.

For the humans, how about a full bath with a walk-in shower? It’s just another homey comfort that Forest River has managed to fit into this light weight towable.

Speaking about light weight, how about welded aluminum sidewalls and floor with laminated fiberglass side walls floor and roof, plus a gel coat exterior. Sturdy. With maximum resistance to water intrusion. And good-looking.

So call, come in, or chat online; we’ll set you up to take a look at the 195, or any other RV in the Poulsbo RV lineup. The sooner you call, the sooner you can be on the road, enjoying your latest adventure.

When is the Best time to buy an RV?

Why NOW is the Best Time to Buy an RV

Everybody knows that the best time to buy a TV is right before the Super Bowl or the day after Thanksgiving. Memorial Day is the best day to get that new mattress. And the days after Halloween and Valentine’s Day are great for discounted chocolate.

But when is that perfect, strategic time of year to get an RV? If you’ve been considering it, then you’re in luck. That best time is now, just as the weather turns cold and most people who RV either winterize and store their rig, or head out in it for warmer destinations.

It sounds a little crazy, we know. Why would you buy something just to store it?

Remember, buying an RV is a long-term purchase, like a house or a car. Storing your new RV over its first winter can be well worth the savings of buying during the off-season.

And you can save thousands of dollars. Now is the slowest season of the year for dealerships. They are just taking delivery on all the new 2020 models they ordered. They need to make room and get ready for tax season. You have the advantage!

Also, they may have already winterized their own RVs or be willing to add that in as a bargaining chip. Again, they need to sell.

If you’re looking for a used RV, you are in an even better position. When the time comes to winterize and store their RVs, people who are trading up or simply selling tend to consign their RVs with a dealership. It saves them the effort and expense of winter RV care.

It crowds the lots even more.

So if you have been dreaming of adopting the RV lifestyle, now is the most strategic, money-saving time of the year to go for it. You’ll have choice, price and time on your side.

Bonus Pro-tip: when you show up with an RV in a bright red bow, you will totally win Christmas.

Now, Go Find a Great Deal on an RV!

Everything Old is New Again: The Pleasure Way 2019 Tofino

The RV Lifestyle sometimes leaves us in a quandary. We warm to our nostalgic memories of childhood trips, when our biggest worry was who would get the first punch in Slug Bug*.

Then, there was parking, leveling, generators, batteries, grey and black water tanks, and quite a few other issues that muddled your parent’s attention. And RV makers have responded. RVs today are all about easy to manage, modern, clean systems that take much of the grittiness out of camping.

And yet you want it to feel just like it did back then.

So what should a smart RV designer do? Maybe take an old, super popular vehicle from their history, redesign it with all of the cutting edge tech they can engineer in, but keep those great old retro features that were the most fun.

Inside and out, the 2019 Tofino will take you back to your childhood, all while providing modern convenience.

In the case of Class B camper vans, the designers at Pleasure Way took the old fan-favorite -- the Traverse – rebuilt it on a rugged Dodge ProMaster 1500 chassis, added two 100 AH lithium coach batteries, a 2000 watt inverter, multiplex wiring, a touchscreen control panel with remote, real time amperage meter and an available 200 watt solar package.

So, for the grownups, this makes things like dry camping so much easier. No more guessing how much more power is left. Solar power panels and cutting edge batteries mean you can stay out longer. An optional roof rack allows you additional gear like bikes and kayaks.

Roomy and with plenty of storage, we think you will love the 2019 Tofino.

Then there’s the storage space, all 70 cubic feet of it. In an easy-to-drive, easy-to-park Class B, that’s easy to love.

Want to make things even easier, still? When you buy a Pleasure Way, for 90 days they provide you a personal assistant to help you learn to operate all that great technology. All you have to do is register your warranty, and for 90 days, you will have access to your Pleasure-Way P.A. six days a week, via a dedicated, toll-free phone number, email or text message. It’s the ultimate in modern convenience!

But, not to forget the past, Pleasure Way oh-so-wisely left in that wonderful pop-up upper bunk. You remember? All that giggling and talking ourselves into being afraid of the sounds of the forest at night? The ghost stories? And revenge punches for losing at Slug Bug the day before.

The kids are going to love it. Or you will. We won’t judge.

So come in and take a look for yourself. It’ll both impress with its technical advances, and warm the heart with the memories it inspires. We don’t have many Tofinos left, so hurry, and we can pre-order one specifically for you in time for Summer RVing.

And as always, travel safely!

*In case you never played, Slug Bug involves watching for old style VW Beetles, then punching your competing sibling/friend if you saw it first.

The VanLeigh Pinecrest: The Newest Fifth Wheel from the Tiffin Family

The All-New Pinecrest from VanLeigh RV

The All-New Pinecrest from VanLeigh RV

 

Last year, when a son (Van) and grandson (Leigh) of the Tiffin Family created the VanLeigh company, we said, “Yes,” immediately, without hesitation. The question may or may not have been fully spoken yet by our representative. But we knew what we wanted. They knew what we wanted. The rest was just a formality.

Their first offering, the Vilano, was an instant hit. It is luxurious, sturdy, and hand-crafted for quality. VanLeigh does not build their products on an assembly line. The result shows in the clear pride that goes into every coach.

And now, it’s time to once again cue the fanfare. We at Poulsbo RV are proud to introduce the VanLeigh Pinecrest.

 

Stepping on board, you would not guess that the Pinecrest is an entry level Fifth Wheel.

Stepping on board, you would not guess that the Pinecrest is an entry level Fifth Wheel.

Here at Poulsbo RV, we are just as devoted to the first-time RVer as we are to the experienced, year-round adventurer. VanLeigh is of the same mind. The Pinecrest fills that niche without sacrificing what people expect from 40+ years of Tiffin experience.

Interiors are real wood, not veneers. The furnishings, including the fridge, are residential. There are four slide-outs. The AC is ducted (no Styrofoam!). The interior is bright and cheerful and beautifully designed.

It is amazing to step on board and still believe the entry-level price. We don’t know how they did it, but we’re very glad they did.

So if you, or maybe your kids, are in the market, come in and take a tour of the All-New Pinecrest Fifth Wheel from Vanleigh.

And as always, travel safely!

Welcome to the Future of RVs


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We’ve become so used to change. We have come to demand it. Every year our phones up the ante. There’s always a new restaurant with cuisine from somewhere far away and exotic. Newspapers used to be made of actual paper!

Whether you race toward the novelty of the new, or cling to the comfort of the past, change is coming. Especially to RVs: think of all that’s already come to pass. From built-in outdoor kitchens to back-up cameras to solar panels to phone controlled LED lighting, just in the last ten years, RVs have become more comfortable, convenient and efficient.

So, while we can’t predict the future, we can show you a few versions of what might be coming next.

The COCO E-Camper

images courtesy of Dethleffs

images courtesy of Dethleffs

German RV manufacturer Dethleffs has come up with a new trailer concept built for electric cars. The COCO camper was unveiled as a concept, featuring its own battery pack, electric motors, and solar panels to reduce the load on the vehicle towing it.

In 2017, Dethleffs debuted the highly experimental, solar panel-wrapped e.home Class C Motor Home. The e.home was never meant to go into production, having a range of only 100-174 miles. But as a proof-of-concept, it was impressive.

The experimental e.home

The experimental e.home

This year, the innovative e-camper has been rebuilt as a feasible trailer that is 100% electric. The COCO camper uses a floor-mounted lithium battery, rooftop solar panels, and a dual-motor axle instead of a regular tow package. 

Dethleffs says that adding electric motive power will decrease the towing demands of the e-camper and make handling better while driving. The 80-kWh battery pack sends power to the electrified axle, essentially making the camper spin its own wheels and cutting down the tow load on your vehicle.

Since each wheel is independently powered on two axles, it is hoped users will be able to park the camper on its own without a vehicle, instead using a phone app. That could be useful in tighter spaces due to better visibility on the outside of the trailer.

They also plan for the battery pack to be used as a home energy storage system, which is not only ideal during those months the e-camper is not in use, but also to provide power during camping for  things like heating, cooling, and cooking.

The Caravanboat

images courtesy of Caravanboat

images courtesy of Caravanboat

Another innovation out of Germany is the Caravanboat, which is, as you’d imagine, both a Trailer and a Yacht. Called Departure One , the 30-foot long trailer is constructed using a seawater resistant aluminum hull offering multiple opportunities for use both ashore and on the water.

Able to sleep 4, the Caravanboat has all the basic amenities of a standard trailer—shower, sink, microwave, fridge, stovetop, and storage—but with the addition of a rooftop terrace, solar panels, and stunning panoramic views.

The captain’s wheel is located on the starboard side of the front sleeping area with little or no port visibility. While that design flaw might limit this unique Trailer from being approved for U.S. use, we have to admit: the Pacific Northwest would be the perfect place to try out an alternative version of such a fun, amphibious craft.

The Romotow®

images courtesy of Romotow®

images courtesy of Romotow®

This RV from the future…okay, no it’s not from the future, even though it is a near anagram of tomorrow.

The Romotow is a former concept RV from New Zealand that is now, finally, in production. First shown in 2012 by the architectural and interior design firm W2 the Romotow uses a swiveling, carbon-fiber chassis to provide up to 70% more floor area for campers than boxy standard designs. The carbon-fiber chassis also means that it will weigh 1/4th of a steel trailer, and never have issues with rust.

There are solar panels and an exterior cook station as well. 

But that these are not what makes the Romotow so appealing. The beautiful rounded shapes, the huge windows and open design lets you have a spacious, outdoor adventure. The hosting area is both sculptural and protective for lovely outdoor living.

 

General Trends

To sum it all up, the future is going to bring us better RVs than ever. Lighter weight, strong materials will make towing easier. Electric motors and solar power innovations will mean quieter, cleaner trips into the wild. Greater versatility in RV design may take us places RVs have never been. We’ll no doubt see more smart features that make RVing handling easier and more efficient.

As for the rest, well, only you can tell us. Inventors across the globe are stretching the limits of what’s possible, but only you—families with kids, couples, camping or just roving the country—can tell us what is preferable. What works for you? Let us know what you think. You can contact us at www.poulsborv.com/contact-us. We’re always delighted to hear from you.

As always, travel safely!

RV Tips: Enjoying Autumn in Your RV

For many of us, Summer’s wiles are nothing compared to the beauty of Autumn. Its cooler temperatures and luscious colors make it a wonderful time to camp or travel. Also, with harvests just coming to an end, farms and vineyards are often welcoming guests as well.

So if you’re looking for that last trip before winterizing your RV for the year (or taking her down to warmer climates), here are a few ideas we find enticing:

 Harvest Dinners

 After the fields have been cleared, Pacific Northwest farms and wineries are often delighted to welcome guests and show off the best they have to offer. Field & Vine Farm Dinner Events helps farmers put together all manner of dinners and tastings extending through the eighth of December. Their chefs are able to work with the very freshest ingredients available. Ciders, wines and beers are all served with pride by their makers. You’ll be able to wander lush gardens and farmyards, meet the barn animals (including alpacas and wild elk on some farms), then settle in for a splendid feast.

Field & Vine hosts harvest dinners from the source.

Field & Vine hosts harvest dinners from the source.

Dinner functions happen all throughout the region. To reserve your place at the table, contact Field & Vine Events at 971-258-8389, check out upcoming events at http://alliumoregon.com/farm-dinners/, or email them at info@fieldandvineevents.com.

Trips to the Trees

New England claims to have the best leaf peeping – and to be sure, there are certainly beautiful sights to be seen there – but the Pacific Northwest can claim beauty that exists nowhere else. The trees here are ancient and enormous: inspiring.

Camping is one way to make the best of them in all their autumn glory. But that is far from all you can do:

Zip Lining

Just an hour from Seattle, Canopy Tours NW will help you experience the adventure of a lifetime. After ride in an historic Unimog forest vehicle, a short trail walk, and a log bridge, there are six different zip lines to safely bring you all the way back down to the forest floor.

For an Autumn Adventure, try a zipline!

For an Autumn Adventure, try a zipline!

Family owned and operated, you can contact Canopy Tours NW at 360-387-5807, or go to canopytoursnw.com to see all they have to offer.

Old Growth Forest

So many of the forests we’ve hiked and camped were beautiful and fun…and not quite what they should be. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have the privilege to visit forests as they once were. An ideal destination to see these untouched places is the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River, Oregon.

The Tangled Trail of an Old Growth Forest

The Tangled Trail of an Old Growth Forest

Established in 1948, scientists have been busy studying and preserving this pristine environment. They have also set aside an intermediate difficulty hiking trail of about 3.5 miles. Lookout Creek Old-Growth Trail meanders through a vein of Douglas Firs, Cedars, and Hemlock Trees as it follows the creek.

To find out more, contact the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest site manager at 541-822-6303, or the McKenzie River Ranger District at 541-822-3381.

Camp grounds are available at the Mona Campground. For reservations call 877-444-6777, or go to www.recreation.gov.

Canopy Adventures

For those who love the trees so much that staying on the ground won’t do, you can literally take it to the next level with Pacific Tree Climbing in Oregon. Pacific Tree Climbing Institute is a guide service/outfitter dedicated to the propagation of tree climbing as an activity. Their staff is made up of educators, biologists and arborists who will teach you how to climb, and show you the wonders of their daily world.

Visit the Forest Canopy!

Visit the Forest Canopy!

They provide several levels of climbing lessons available, from beginner to an overnight stay in the canopy! Eat lunch and dinner in the trees and sleep in the wild. This is definitely bucket-list material.

For more information or reservations, call them at 866-OLD-TREE (653-8733), or go to pacifictreeclimbing.com to find out more.

Avenue of the Giants

If you want to stay on the ground, but still want to experience the grandeur of the forest, there is nowhere in the world that can compare to the ancient redwoods of old Highway 101 in Northern California, better known as the Avenue of the Giants.

Visit the Massive & Ancient Redwoods of Northern California

Visit the Massive & Ancient Redwoods of Northern California

This is not a single attraction, but an entire region with over 50,000 acres of massive redwood groves. In addition, there are plenty of RV parks and campgrounds, restaurants, art galleries, and even the Trees of Mystery Museum & Sky Trail. There’s so much to see and do in this region, you’ll want to come back again year after year.

For more information on the Avenue of the Giants and surrounding services, go to avenueofthegiants.net. There you’ll find maps and links to everything you’ll need.

Find all manner of activities at Trees of Mystery

Find all manner of activities at Trees of Mystery

To find out more about the Trees of Mystery, you can contact them at 800-638-3389, or go to treesofmystery.net.

While You’re There…

For some, the crowning glory of Autumn is Halloween. The perfect place to get yourself in that spooky mood is right in the heart of Redwood country: “Old Town” Eureka, California. “Old Town” is known for its concentration of old Victorian mansions and 19th century storefronts. There are plenty of cafes, galleries, and restaurants that you can ride to in a horse-drawn carriage.

Cap off your trip with a stay in spooky Eureka

Cap off your trip with a stay in spooky Eureka

But the highlight of “Old Town” is the Haunted History Tour. The town has a colorful past (to say the least), and the 2-hour walking tour will let you relive “Eureka’s Other Side of History.” Stay overnight…if you dare.
For reservations, call 707-672-5012, or to learn more go to oldtownhauntedhistorytours.com.

If there’s a Fall destination you feel should be on this list, then please let us know at www.poulsborv.com/contact-us. We’re always delighted to hear from you.

NeXus Arrives at Poulsbo RV

And we can’t wait to show them to you!

First, a little about NeXus’s history: the brainchild of industry veterans Claude Donati and Dave Middleton, Nexus knows what customers want because they began as a factory direct manufacturer. Seven years ago, when they began their business, they built and sold to each customer individually. Also, just as they started their business, in came the recession. So there they were, swinging three proverbial bats.

And yet they grew. They expanded their RV lines and doubled their business.

When they decided to begin selling through dealerships as well, we were honored to be selected.

The Nexus Difference

The biggest difference between Nexus and every other manufacturer in the RV business is this: low carbon/high alloy steel, 72% stronger than aluminum. Other companies use aluminum and wood to frame their chassis. This means that despite the rigors of the road, NeXus products will be strong and sturdy.

Also, they use no wood products in their sidewalls and roof. Instead they use a product called Azdel, a blend of polypropylene and fiberglass that creates an extremely strong and lightweight wall. It also increases the R factor and decreases your weight in half compared to wood. These features and much more make NeXus RV products a step above other manufacturers.

The Phantom: Gas Class C

Built on a Ford chassis with a V-10 engine, the Phantom’s the all steel cage construction gives you one of the safest and best driving experiences in the Class C industry. A 6’10” interior ceiling provides a comfortable, home-like atmosphere cushioned by plenty of amenities. Roomy and with lots of storage, the Phantom is the ideal family Class C.

The NeXus Phantom

The NeXus Phantom

 

The Maybach: Gas Class A

The Maybach offers luxury design at great savings. Built on a high quality Ford F-53 chassis, it’s fully equipped, has a large windshield for maximum view, and allows the driver and passenger seats to be turned around to act as part of the living quarters. And they are luxurious, ergonomically designed created as part of a dual screen wrap-around dash.

The super slide living room, large kitchen, private rear master suite and bunk areas have plenty of storage, but can there ever be enough? Full pass through basement storage should take care of the problem.
You are sure to love all the standard features like an exterior rear fold down prep table, as well as the options such as an outside entertainment center and washer dryer.

Given the price, you’ll be floored by what you get with a Maybach.

The  NeXus Maybach

The NeXus Maybach

The Bentley: Class A Diesel Pusher

In the automotive world, the name Bentley is synonymous with opulence. Nexus has done its best to continue that tradition in the RV industry minus the exorbitant price tag.

For the Bentley, luxury starts with a great chassis. After lengthy testing, NeXus and Freightliner engineers configured the first of its kind XCR raised rail Diesel Pusher Chassis with VRIDE rear suspension system. Safety should never be a concern.

Livability features include a multiplex electric system — a feature usually found exclusively in upscale coaches — that gives owners dimming and other electric control over the lighting.

The Bentley offers the most spacious and elegant living room interiors, luxury furniture, and top notch amenities to make this truly a home away from home. At the end of the day, the king size bed in the large bedroom suite is the perfect area for a good night’s sleep or watching a little TV. The optional washer and dryer provide the added convenience of home.

The NeXus Bentley

The NeXus Bentley

So if you’re looking for a Motor Home that will give you value, safety, comfort and a touch of opulence, come in and ask about our brand new NeXus RV line. You’ll be glad you did.
We hope to hear from you soon. And, as always, travel safely.

The ART of RVing: The Wonderful Works of Benedetto Bufalino

When we say we are obsessed with RVs, it makes sense. We sell them. We maintain them. We fix them. We enjoy them. And sometimes, when something unusual reaches one of us, it’s suddenly a company-wide chain of emails.

For a few minutes—well—let’s just say that productivity may suffer a bit.

When we see something new from one of our favorite RV artists, it’s always time for a tiny work stoppage. And Benedetto Bufalino is definitely one of our best.

Behold his latest: the Trailer Pool!

Take the Pool Party with you!

We want one! It’s just in time for summer. Imagine, taking the pool party with you to the barbecue! This is just the most awesome art piece ever!

To transform an old camping trailer into a movable swimming pool, the roof was removed, the interior emptied and retrofitted to hold water. A ladder has been placed on the back of the vehicle, allowing people to jump into the pool and get out comfortably. Here is a time lapse video of the whole process.

Caravane Piscine - vision Timelapse

Timelapse de la Carvane Piscine de l'artiste Benedetto Bufalino de retour au Confort ce Dimanche pour Le Grand Bazar !

Posted by Le Confort Moderne on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This isn’t the only vehicle art we’ve marveled over/coveted. There’s this:

Converted Hot Tub

And this:

Want to camp in the forest canopy?

And this too!

Or dance all night with a mirrored Cement truck!

To see all of Benedetto Bufalino’s crazy fun art, go visit his website at https://www.benedettobufalino.com/.

Let us know if you like it all as much as we do.