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Aluminum specialty trailer manufacturer Featherlite Inc. will begin production on the all-new Featherlite SURV (sport utility recreation vehicle) in March and plans to hire 100 new workers at its Cresco, Iowa, factory to support production of the new towable, the company’s first conventional RV. The all-aluminum 2007 Featherlite SURV will be available in eight travel trailer and fifth-wheel floorplans in lengths of 20 to 32 feet. Retail prices will start in the upper $30,000’s. “We’ve taken the same technology of our aluminum specialty trailers and transferred it to the SURV line so that it’s built with strength and durability,” said John Hall, director of corporate communications. “It’s primarily for the smaller toys that people want to take with them on their adventures.” The Featherlite SURV features fold-down benches, refrigerators and cooktop stoves, bathrooms with showers and optional pull-down rear queen beds. Rear cargo areas range from 10 1/2 to 14 feet with walls separating garages from living areas in larger floorplans. Publicly owned Featherlite, which primarily manufactures all-aluminum specialty trailers and fifth-wheels, is well known in racing circles for its automobile carriers that range up to 55-feet long and can sell for more than $700,000.