California-based Class A motorhome manufacturer Rexhall Industries Inc. showed its new T-Rex model today (Dec. 2) at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville.
The T-Rex features slide rooms that are interlocked with the coach’s welded uni-body, steel-frame construction, according to the Lancaster, Calif., firm.
The patented T-Rex system was first shown during the Family Motor Coach Association convention near Buffalo, N.Y., last July.
Louisville show continues through Thursday (Dec. 4).
Rexhall focused much of its energies during the August-through-October period on developing the T-Rex, according to Mike Pieper, who recently joined Rexhall as CFO and vice president of administration.
The effort to develop the T-Rex helps explain why Rexhall’s sales revenue declined 32% during the first nine month of this year while the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reports that Class A motorhome factory-to-dealer shipments, in terms of units, increased 3% during the first 10 months of this year.
However, Pieper, who worked for Rexhall during the early 1990s, said the company also is redesigning its “standard product line in order to accommodate the demands of the changing market.”