NuWa Industries Inc., Chanute, Kan., will begin production of a line of four towable sport utility RVs (SURVs) by the end of the year to complement its Stow-A-Wa fifth-wheel line that debuted earlier this year.
NuWa introduced a 24-foot version of the new travel trailer at its dealer meeting in mid-July in New Orleans. Additional lengths ranging to 30 feet will in production by the 38th Annual National RV Trade Show, Nov. 28-30 in Louisville, Ky.
“We are seeing customers with a lot more all-terrain vehicles that they want to get out and use,” said NuWa President Neil Ford. “We’ve been building horse trailers with living quarters for four years and we found people also were using them to haul race cars, and vendors were putting merchandise in the cargo area.”
The living area of the Stow-A-Wa fifth-wheel SURV remains at 24 feet while the cargo area increases in two-foot increments as the trailers increase in overall length from 30 to 38 feet. Standard features include a queen-size bed, bathroom with a shower/tub and a kitchen with a refrigerator, sink, two-burner stove and booth dinette. The trailer’s back bay door folds down to serve as a low-profile 7-foot ramp.
The new travel trailer line will range between 24 and 30 feet and contain 11 feet-eight inches of living space, which also will remain constant throughout the line.
About five Stow-A-Wa fifth-wheel units were being produced per week as of early August, Ford said.
“Sport utility trailers will be an add-on business for us,” Ford said. “We are still focused on our 5th wheel production.”
Retail prices for Stow-A-Wa are in the upper $20,000 range, according to the company.