In response to the successful introduction of the Vintage Cruiser at last year’s Elkhart County RV Open House, Gulf Stream Coach Inc. has introduced an all-new model featuring an exclusive wood-themed exterior reminiscent of the “Woody” station wagons that transported vacationing families throughout the 1950’s and 60’s.
According to a press release, the new “Woody” Vintage Cruiser will make its official debut during next week’s Open House with four floorplans, ranging in length from 19 to 23 feet long, and featuring lightweight vacuum-bonded laminated construction, Azdel synthetic wall substrate, a seamless one-piece laminated fiberglass roof, and an aerodynamic, easy-to-tow profile.
Like the popular teal and crimson Vintage Cruiser color schemes launched last year, the new “Woody” version combines the fun vibe of the 50’s with the latest in construction technology, electronics and comfort features. The new Cruiser further evokes the nostalgia of that era with an inviting 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. “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 added, “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 increase customer traffic just by parking a Vintage Cruiser or two at the entrance to their lots.”