Gulf Stream Coach reported this week that retail sales for its travel trailer and fifth-wheel combined brands in September ranked No. 1 in the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.
“The entry level and lightweight products have done particular well this year,” according to Phil Sarvari, executive vice president. Gulf Stream moved up from No. 6 in September 2008. Gulf Stream’s combined brand beat out the next best selling brand by 34 units in that month, according to a press release.
“There has been a year of many achievements at Gulf Stream and we are very excited about the new ‘value packed’ and innovative products we are introducing at Louisville this year,” added Sarvari. “We want to thank all of our dealers over this past year and the 32 new dealers that have joined our team recently.”
Meanwhile, Gulf Stream is reintroducing its Sun Voyager Class A motorhome at a lower price point than ever offered before, according to a news release.
“We believe this coach will actually kick start the 2010 selling season by giving dealers an extremely affordable and bankable product,” said Brian Shea, president Gulf Stream Motorized Division. “With unique product design and high-end features at an affordable retail price, the Sun Voyager is sure to create the sales opportunities all dealers need right now.”
The 2010 Sun Voyager will be available in three models: 30-foot with three slides and an atrium room, 34-foot with bunk beds and 32-foot double slide. The starting price point is $93,219 MSRP with many upgraded features considered standard. The Sun Voyager will have 7-foot interior ceilings; hardwood cabinets, doors and stiles; basement storage; and bus-style storage doors.
The chassis on this feature-rich motorhome is a 20,500-pound GVWR Ford F-53 with a V10 engine. “The market is looking at price and features. The Sun Voyager has been designed to turn quickly for the dealers and create a lot of gross margin,” said Claude Donati, vice president, Gulf Stream Coach. “Customers are looking for those products that can easily be financed and will not break the bank. The Sun Voyager is that product in 2010.”
Gulf Stream Coach will showcase the all-new Sun Voyager during the 47th Annual National RV Trade Show Dec. 1-3 in Louisville, Ky.