ELKHART — In response to the highly successful introduction of the Vintage Cruiser at last year’s Open House, Gulf Stream Coach has created another way to capture the excitement, enthusiasm, and overall fun vibe of the Vintage Cruiser phenomenon, the company announced in a press release.
The all-new model features an exclusive wood-themed exterior reminiscent of the “Woody” station wagons that transported families, friends, surf buddies, and other adventurers on countless vacations across the country throughout the 1950’s and 60’s, the release stated.
The market furor caused by the Vintage Cruiser has been documented with coverage in RV trade publications, major articles in several RV enthusiast publications, a cover story in “Canadian RVing” Magazine, and valuable editorial exposure in “Portfolio,” a magazine celebrating the laid-back style of coastal living, the release continued.
Like the Teal and Crimson Vintage Cruiser color schemes launched last year, the new “Woody” version combines the vibe of the 50’s with the latest in construction technology, electronics, and comfort features in a way that is winning rave reviews and loyalty from owners, the release stated.
The new “Cruiser” further capitalizes on memories and nostalgia of that era with an interior look of knotty pine paneling, 50’s style upholstery, and “Vintage” themed appointments throughout.
“The design team really enjoyed researching the origins of the ‘Woody,’ which go back at least a hundred years, with roots in watercraft, automobiles, and early RVs,” said Tim Dennig, lightweight division national sales manager at Gulf Stream Coach. “The team explored museums, discovered ideas in campgrounds, chased down antique vehicles on the road, and surfed through online galleries to find their inspiration.”
Dennig said, “It’s really rewarding to see the looks on RVers faces when they first see a Vintage Cruiser. Our dealers have learned that they can significantly increase customer traffic just by parking a Vintage Cruiser or two at the entrance to their lots. Vintage Cruiser travel trailers are re-energizing veteran campers; they’re inspiring first-timers, they’re capturing the imagination of countless prospects looking for a top-quality lightweight trailer, and, perhaps most importantly, they are causing more and more people who weren’t ‘in the market’ for a travel trailer to buy one to find out how much fun camping can be.”
Debuting at the Elkhart RV Manufacturer’s Open House this September, the new “Woody” edition will come in four floor plans from 19 to 23 feet long, featuring ultra-light-weight vacuum-bonded laminated construction, Azdel synthetic wall substrate, a seamless one-piece laminated fiberglass roof, and an aerodynamic and easy-to-tow profile.
SOURCE: Gulf Stream Coach press release