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Three-year-old Ameri-Camp Inc., Syracuse, Ind., recently hosted around 30 dealers to unveil a new lineup of Ameri-Camp travel-trailer and fifth-wheel sport utility vehicles (SURV)s at its first-ever dealer meeting.
The company also also previewed a new Ameri-Camp Lite series of lightweight towables in addition to upgrades in the standard Ameri-Camp travel-trailer and fifth-wheel lineup.
“Without going into specific numbers, we exceeded our expectations in terms of sales during the first dealer meeting we’ve held,” said Walt Mason, director of sales and marketing.
Among the changes throughout Ameri-Camp’s brands for 2005 is a standard stainless-steel kitchen decor.
Garages in the new Ameri-Camp SURV floorplans range from 10 to 12 feet long, depending on the length of the coach, and are separated from the front living area by a sealed wall and door. Access to the garage area from the outside is available through a second side door at the rear of the unit.
Toy-hauler floorplans in lengths of 28 to 36 feet – retailing from $23,000 – feature 1,500-pound spring-assisted ramps that double as garage doors that can be closed by one person.
“We are trying to stay on the leading edge of technology with features like a lightweight cargo door,” Mason said.
Cargo compartment options include two drop-down electric queen beds, rear screens and fiberglass interior sidewalls.
The new Ameri-Camp Lite, in lengths of 19 to 30 feet, offers 12 floorplans on all-aluminum frames with hung fiberglass sidewalls. Features include vinyl roof covering, gas cook top and 14-inch tires and wheels. The lightest of the line – the 19-foot floorplan – weighs 2,890 pounds empty, Mason said. Base retail prices start at $12,500 for travel trailers and $16,000 for fifth-wheels.