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Podcast 193 features Nexus RV’s Claude Donati

This week’s guest is Claude Donati, the founder of Nexus RV in Elkhart. He was one of the first guests on the podcast when it started in 2014 and there have been lots of changes with the company since then.

Nexus used to build RVs and sell them directly to consumers, but last year the firm converted to a dealership model by partnering with dozens of RV dealers around the country.

Donati explains what makes Nexus RV so unique on the market and it has to do with a new frame structure and the fact there is no wood used in the walls, ceiling or flooring.

The company also ensures that RVs arrive on dealership lots ready to sell by employing what Donati calls camping simulators to test each RV as though it was being used in a campground before it even leaves their facility.

He explains who the company’s target market is for the motorhomes and announces plans to introduce a new model in September called the Evoque – a raised rail diesel pusher that will retail for $199,000.

RV dealers should give Nexus a serious look at this year’s open house in Elkhart this September, and RV buyers should check out the products at the big consumer shows coming their way in the months ahead.

For more information about Nexus RV and the products it makes, be sure to visit The company has a great story to tell.

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About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report.

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  1. I miss the preamble portion of the podcasts. That was some of the best content!

    • Wish I could agree but I felt it was just time Greg used to blow off steam while I was waiting to hear the fetured guest. Greg is very good at doing the podcast and I have heard all of them multiple times but the ten minute intro made me very impatient. Glad they asked him to cut it out of the show. To each his own I guess.