Travel Lite revamps its motorhome lineup with new brands – RVBusiness
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following excerpt is from an article in Truck Camper Adventure.
As a trusted source of RV industry information, Truck Camper Adventure reached out to Indiana-based Travel Lite RV (TLRV). We’re glad we did. In a Truck Camper Adventure exclusive, Travel Lite has just revealed its revamped campervan lineup, which will include two new brands called Atom and Up Country. To learn more about these new brands and other changes, Keith Lessner, National Sales Manager for Travel Lite, was kind enough to answer a few questions.
Truck Camper Adventure: Thanks for talking to us, Keith. Travel Lite’s operations were in a state of flux a few years ago. What is the current status of the company?
Less : Travel Lite is currently operational. A few years ago, our suspension of operations was to make the necessary changes to get Travel Lite back in the right direction. Since then, we have completely redesigned our product range, including motorhomes, the new models of which have only just been launched.
TCA: Where are your motorhomes made and what products do you produce today?
Less : All of our motorhomes are manufactured on-site at our Syracuse, Indiana factory. We currently offer ultra light travel trailers, toy haulers and our full line of motorhomes. From now on, every motorhome we make will have a laminated structure with an aluminum frame instead of the more traditional wood construction. We have also recently made great strides on our line of electric truck campers which is coming very soon. Lots of exciting things happening at Travel Lite right now.
TCA: How many units do you produce per year? How many dealerships sell Travel Lite motorhomes?
Less : TLRV produces approximately 1,500 units per year which we are looking to increase and currently serve 85 dealerships and counting. There has been a recent spike in interest from new dealers and we expect to be well over 100 dealers by the end of the year.
TCA: Regarding the new Travel Lite motorhome brands, are you going to keep the Extended Stay and Super Lite brands that you produced before?
Less: The Extended Stay and Super Lite motorhomes were great for us, but that moniker has been retired. When we transitioned from wood construction to our new laminate construction, we wanted to let everyone know how different the structure is and felt it was time for a name change. Our mid-size motorhome line is called Atom and our full-size motorhome line is now called Up Country. The first Atoms should hit dealerships now and the Up Country isn’t far behind. Plus, by switching from wood construction to lamination, not only have we increased strength, but we’ve also made our campers lighter.
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