RV rental firm Cruise America took delivery today (April 13) of the 25,000th Class C motorhome built for its fleet by Four Winds International Inc., a subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc.
In honor of the occasion, executives from Cruise America, in Mesa, Ariz., took part in a ceremony today at the Four Winds plant in Elkhart, Ind. Among the attendees were Cruise America founder and Chairman Emeritus Robert Smalley Sr. and his son, Randall, the current chairman and CEO.
Thor Vice Chairman Peter Orthwein also traveled from New York City for the event and Ford Motor Co., supplier of the chassis used by Four Winds for the Cruise America units, and generator supplier Onan also had representatives at the gathering.
Additionally, Cruise America unveiled samples of the 1,000 Class C motorhomes recently built by Four Winds that are decorated with images commemorating the American spirit. There are six graphical images including: the Statue of Liberty; Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Portland Head Lighthouse, Yosemite Valley and Monument Valley.
Cruise America decided to include the uniquely American symbols on the new additions to this year’s rental fleet because, “in this era of uncertainty in travel, Cruise America offers fun and adventurous vacations here at home,” Smalley said.
Cruise America operates a fleet of nearly 4,000 Class C motorhomes, FunMovers, which are Class C’s that are similar to toy hauler travel trailers and fifth-wheels, truck campers and nearly 100 motorcycles. Four Winds is Cruise America’s largest supplier by a wide margin.