Airstream Inc. introduced its 2005 product line, including coaches built on the Daimler-Chrysler Sprinter platform, during the company’s dealer meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
The Jackson Center, Ohio company, a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., displayed 16 vehicles at the meeting, including: the new Westfalia and Interstate coaches built on the Daimler-Chrysler Sprinter platform; a new 16-foot Bambi trailer; the 30-foot Safari family trailer; International CCD trailers; and a new 31-foot Classic trailer;. There were many new interior décors and features.
Airstream reported that it received more than double the number of orders logged during the 2003 dealer meeting.
“Airstream’s explosive growth over the last year is due to the strength of our distribution network. Airstream understands the retail success formula and is providing its dealers with an array of new products, services and support that will enhance our already solid relationships,” Airstream President Dicky Riegel said. “The remainder of 2004 and 2005 will be an exceptionally strong period for both Airstream and its dealers.”
During the meeting, Airstream recognized its top-performing dealers at an awards banquet. The top five dealers over the last year were: Toscano Recreation, Los Banos, Calif.; Southwest Coaches, Irvine, Calif.; Colonial Airstream, Lakewood, N.J.; Bates RV, Tampa, Fla.; and Bill Thomas Camper Sales, St. Louis, Mo.