Rodd Cayton writing in (Riverside, Calif.) The Business Press reports that Kevin Broom, spokesperson for the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association says ….
“Motor home manufacturers increasingly work with the Class C Dodge Sprinter chassis, rather than the larger, thirstier Class A choices, Broom said. Makers of travel trailers have been using different materials that reduce their weight, allow for a smaller tow vehicle or put less strain on a bigger engine.”
“Perris (California)-based MVP RV * (see note below) hopped on the lightweight bandwagon with production of a new Coast travel trailer that weighs about 1,000 pounds less than similar-sized models.”
Read more in: “Fuel savings on RV makers’ minds”
*I could not find a Web site listed for MVP RV. But I did find an informative article about the new (revamped) towable RV manufacturer. If you are interested in reading about this former ‘Thor California’ company, go to another article written by Rodd Cayton, this time in the Riverside Press-Enterprise, click on: “Locals hope RV company will roll far.” For a peek at MVP RV’s light weight (26-foot, 4,500-pound) travel trailer “Coast” click here to watch a Press-Enterprise video.
Photo: MVP RV Chief Operating Officer Pablo Carmona inside the manufacturing area. (Silvia Flores / The Press-Enterprise)
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