RiverPark Inc. of Elkhart, Ind., has agreed to be the distributor of OnStar Personal Calling system hardware to motorhome manufacturers.
So far, Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., including its American Coach highline motorcoach subsidiary, Monaco Coach Corp. and Newmar Corp. have signed purchase orders with RiverPark Inc. for OnStar hardware, according to OnStar, a General Motors Corp. subsidiary.
The Onstar system gives motorhome owners the freedom to travel America’s highways with safety, security and personal calling convenience services.
“New RV owners will soon be able to experience certain OnStar services currently available in passenger cars and trucks,” said OnStar President Chet Huber. “RV owners travel extensively throughout the country, and OnStar’s live advisers will be there to provide route support, directions, travel connections, points of interest, as well as emergency assistance.”
“OnStar’s Special Edition Directions and Connections service plan for recreational vehicles provides many valuable travel services such as route support and emergency services, which are perfect compliments to the motorhome lifestyle,” said Steve Bollero, RiverPark’s vice president of operations.
In its distributor role, RiverPark will work directly with RV manufacturers to facilitate design and vehicle integration, maintain inventories and process production orders. RiverPark also will provide various levels of product support.
Mike Cloninger, Fleetwood’s head of product development agrees, “OnStar will excel in the motorhome market not only with navigation assistance and travel information, but especially valuable to our customers is their emergency services.”