Gulf Stream Coach Corp. received orders for 450 motorhomes from the 150 dealers who attended the company’s two-week open house in Nappanee, Ind., which concluded Monday (June 17), according to Claude Donati, national sales manager.
Shipments of Gulf Stream’s Class A and Class C motorhomes were up 69.2% during the first four months of this year, which is sharply higher than the industrywide 13.9% increase in Class A and Class C deliveries during the same period, Donati added.
Among Gulf Stream’s new offerings for model year 2003 are the full body paint option on its Sun Voyager and a triple-slide floorplan on its Friendship diesel pusher. The Friendship comes with a standard 330-horsepower (hp) Caterpillar engine and a 400-hp Cummins is available as an option.
The company also unveiled for 2003 the Independence series of entry-level Class A’s and Class C’s. The Class C is a 25-footer while the Class A comes in 25-, 31- and 33-foot lengths. Suggested retail for the Class A is $70,000 while suggested retail for the Class C ranges from $49,700 to $58,800.
In terms of towables, Gulf Stream also introduced the Stream-Lite series of travel trailers that weight under 3,500 pounds and can be pulled by a wide range of mainstream passenger vehicles.
Also, the Stream-Lite is built using extruded aluminum sidewalls that slide into slots so there are no exposed bolts, screws or other fasteners.