Monthly Archives: March 2018

‘The Vintage Cruisers’ on Facebook – The Place for Vintage Cruiser Owners and Fans

 Featured Image:  Scott M’s Vintage Cruiser campsite; just one stop on 26,000 miles of adventure.

Vintage Cruiser Owners and Fans are on Facebook

If you’ve seen the Vintage Cruisers on the road, in a campground, or at a recent RV Show, it just may have been love at first sight.  No travel trailer in recent years has captured anything close to the excitement and devotion of this compact, ultra-lightweight gem from Gulf Stream Coach.

With its fun-loving vibe of the 1950’s and state-of-the-art features of the 21st Century, the Vintage Cruiser simply makes camping FUN!  Its smaller size, light weight, and lower overall profile make it easy to tow and maneuver with virtually any mid-size car, light truck, or SUV.

While small on the outside, the Vintage Cruiser is amazingly BIG on the inside, with 83″ ceilings, large beds, spacious dinettes, full-feature kitchens, and full, dry baths.  Get the specifications, pictures, videos, and features of the Vintage Cruiser here.

Vintage Cruiser travel trailers – And their owners – are traveling and camping in beautiful, exciting, peaceful, unforgettable places across the United States and Canada.   And, Vintage Cruiser owners are posting stunning pictures on “The Vintage Cruisers” page on Facebook.

See what The Vintage Cruisers LOVE about the Vintage Cruiser lifestyle

As seen on ‘The Vintage Cruiser’ Facebook page: Vintage Cruiser “Woodie” interior with personal touches added by Sharon T.

Gorgeous outdoor settings, captivating locations, and beautiful campsites are just half the story, though.  The Vintage Cruisers on Facebook will take you inside their units, to show the amazing  decor Gulf Stream Coach has created.  They’re also eager to show you how they’ve enhanced their units with accessories and upgrades that add touches of color, style, and personality.

if you’re curious about the lifestyle of Vintage Cruiser owners, you owe it to yourself to check out ‘The Vintage Cruisers’ on Facebook.  If you join the group (it’s free, of course), you’ll meet hundreds of Vintage Cruiser owners, and see how they are re-discovering the sheer fun of camping.

Who knows – You may even discover that a Gulf Stream Coach Vintage Cruiser is the perfect choice for you.

Get our Conquest Shoppers Guide and Checklist BEFORE you go Motor Home Shopping!

Shopping for a new Motor Home?  It’s a great time to buy, while the Winter/Spring RV Shows are in full swing.  We’re also providing a great tool to take with you when you start shopping.  It’s our Conquest Class C Shoppers Guide and Checklist, and you can download a printable copy right here.

We put 35 years of experience and owners’ input into this list

The Shoppers Guide and Checklist gives you a handy list of the top 30 features we’ve included in every new Conquest Class C Motor Home.  The list of 30 is the result of 35 years of experience building and selling motor homes to people like you.  That’s 35 years of new ideas, technology, and real-world testing.

Conquest Class C Shoppers Guide and Checklist

Conquest Class C Shoppers Guide and Checklist

The Shoppers Guide also lists the things RV’ers like YOU have asked for most often.  It’s like a greatest-hits list of the construction, technology, features, and luxuries that actual Gulf Stream Coach owners have told us are most important.  And here’s the best part:  ALL of them are INCLUDED in every Conquest Class C we sell!  You get them all, with no add-ons or extra-cost options.

When you go shopping for your new Class C, our Shoppers Guide and Checklist will help you compare alternatives.  Take it with you when you visit your local RV dealer, go exploring at an RV show, or spend time shopping online.  We think you’ll see how many advantages you get with the Conquest Class C, and we think you’ll agree that no other motor home in its class comes close.

You stacked the deck in our favor

Did we ‘stack the deck’ in our favor?  Not really – We’ve just spent 35 years listening to people like you, so we could give you exactly what you want and need.  With that kind of input, we come out on top – And so do you!

Gulf Stream Coach bath ceiling

A Gulf Stream Coach Bath – Looking Up!

Here’s a picture recently taken in the bath of one of our new Cabin Cruiser travel trailers (the Model 25BHS which you can find here).  There’s a lot to see when you look up in one of our baths, so here’s a little tour of that small but critically important space!

Ventilation is Essential!

You’ll see a Power Vent Fan in the picture.  Ventilating the space is essential to reduce moisture and … um… odors.  There’s a world of fresh air just outside the bath, and our power vent fan is key to the “out with the bad air, in with the good air” process.

You can also see a round vent in the ceiling.  That’s an air conditioning vent that pumps cool air directly into the bath.  We install a vent in the bath whenever possible, using the ‘attic space’ in the ceiling for an H-shaped system of foil-backed, insulated ductwork.  The foil and insulation help keep the chilled air as cool as possible as it travels from the roof-mounted air conditioner to the vent in the bath.  (Heat ducts, by the way, generally follow a similar path under the floor.)

Let There Be Light

The ceiling light is an LED lighting fixtures.  We use LED lights wherever possible because they save weight, run cool, last indefinitely, and use far less power than old style incandescent bulbs.  Though you can’t see it, there’s a handy light switch for this fixture mounted on the bath wall just inside the door.

There’s another source of light in the shower, too – it’s a dome-shaped skylight.  Besides flooding the space with up-and-at-’em morning light, that skylight provides just a little bit more head- and elbow-room in the shower.

This bath – and many of our others – includes a one-piece molded surround that includes handy spaces for soap, shampoo, and other necessities.  The surround also helps separate the wet environment of the shower from the rest of the space, like your tiled bath at home.

But Wait!  There’s More!

Cabin Cruiser 25BHS bath

Bath in the new Cabin Cruiser 25BHS

Of course we install a foot-flush toilet, a washstand, with hot and cold running water, counter space with GFI-protected outlets, a mirrored Medicine Cabinet, and, wherever possible, storage space or shelves for towels and other things in our bath.  It probably goes without saying, but just to be complete – This is a DRY bath.  Unlike other builders, Gulf Stream Coach doesn’t mount the toilet in the shower – That’s a trick that doesn’t make much sense to us.

Well, that ends this quick tour of a Gulf Stream Coach bath.  We hope you’ll think of the features we put into our baths, next time you’re shopping for a new travel trailer or motor home.  And remember – Start by looking up!


Love to get the latest news? Follow ‘gulfstreamcoach’ on Instagram!

A recent Instagram post on ‘gulfstreamcoach’ showed the Flooring Department using a hoist to flip a travel trailer chassis to install the polypropylene underlayment.

If you’re the type of RV’er who wants to know what’s going in in the Gulf Stream Coach world, you can see the latest and greatest news by following us on Instagram!  Just search and follow ‘gulfstreamcoach’ on the Instagram app.  You’ll get a look behind the scenes, and a glimpse ahead of the curve!

On our Instagram feed you’ll see new products, features, and options, before they show up at your Gulf Stream Coach Dealer.  You’ll see what it takes to produce our photo galleries, videos, and brochures.  You’ll go with us to RV Shows across the country, and you’ll get a look inside the Gulf Stream Coach production facilities.

The great thing about Instagram is that It’s easy, it’s interesting, and it’s free – AND, when you follow us (gulfstreamcoach), you’ll be a Gulf Stream Coach insider.

Conquest Class C Model 6220 Picture Window

Conquest Class C: Huge Picture Windows for Gorgeous Views

Conquest Class C Model 6220 picture window

Huge picture windows are a key feature of Conquest Class C Motor Homes

Take a look at these images, from the recent photo shoot of our newest Conquest Class C, the Model 6220 (See the entire 18-image gallery here).  The Dinette wall includes one of our huge picture windows. it grabs and frames a stunning view of the outside world. And, after all, aren’t those incredible views one one the key reasons we go camping?

But how is it possible that the Gulf Stream Conquest C consistently gives you larger windows and better views than competing Class C’s? The secret is the way we build our Conquest Class laminated walls, using technology, materials, processes, and equipment that we pioneered and perfected in our own facilities.

We build all our own walls in our own shop

That’s right – we don’t buy our laminated walls from outside suppliers, like many manufacturers do.  We create them entirely in-house, on our own equipment, using our own engineering, methods, and technicians.  We know exactly what is in every square foot of the walls we use, and we take responsibility for the work we do.

At the heart of our laminated walls is a skeleton frame of square-tube aluminum, cut, formed, and welded in our own metal shop.  That aluminum frame is strong, resilient, and light.  Filling the spaces in the skeleton are panels of rigid polystyrene insulation.  The polystyrene is a ‘closed-cell’ foam that won’t absorb water.  Once glued in position, it provides insulation for temperature variances and sound.

We make a sandwich!

The insulated skeleton is the middle of a sandwich of layers, that includes internal vinyl-clad paneling, Azdel synthetic substrate, metal and wood backers and stiffeners, and high-gloss fiberglass.  Extra aluminum structure and other backers frame our huge picture windows and other openings.

We bind the layers together – ‘laminate them’ – with sophisticated adhesives, pressure, and carefully controlled temperatures in a vacuum chamber, creating an amazingly stiff, light, and durable wall.

The bottom line:  We build our walls with the structural integrity needed to allow us to include those huge picture windows.  The strength is designed right in.  Enjoy the view!