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Gulf Stream Honored With RV Dealers Association “Quality Circle” Award

Quality Circle Awards for Conquest Class C and BT Cruiser; Vintage/Vista Cruiser

In a ceremony conducted during the National RVIA Show in Louisville the last week of November, the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) recognized Gulf Stream Coach as the winner of two of the organization’s coveted DSI Quality Circle Awards, for our Vintage/Vista Cruiser lightweight travel trailers, and our Conquest Class C and BT Cruiser motor homes.

RVDA member dealers submit secret ballots rating their RV suppliers on a scale from 1 to 5  in four key categories:  Product Quality/Reliability, Parts, Warranty Service, and Sales.  Manufacturers have to earn an overall average score of 4.75 or higher to qualify for the Quality Circle Award.  It’s the highest recognition offered by RV dealers to RV manufacturers.

That’s why we’re so proud to have earned TWO Quality Circle Awards this year, for our wildly popular Vintage/Vista Cruiser ultra-lightweight travel trailers, and our industry-leading Conquest Class C and BT Cruiser motor homes.

It’s the second winning year in a row for the Vintage/Vista Cruisers.  Also notable – The Gulf Stream Conquest was the only standard Class C motor home in the industry to earn the honor this year.

The Quality Circle Award helps RV Dealers find products that will meet their standards for quality and reliability, before and after the sale.  The Award also gives savvy consumers a way to find best-in-class RV’s, like winners from Gulf Stream Coach, the Vintage/Vista Cruiser travel trailers and Conquest Class C and BT Cruiser motor homes.

 

 

Conquest Class C: What’s NEW for 2018?

The Conquest Class C Motor Home continues to set itself apart from the competition and earn rave reviews for its innovative floor plans, rock-solid construction, and long list of standard features.  But Designers and Engineers at Gulf Stream Coach aren’t resting on their laurels.  The company has shown key dealers a list of brand-new product enhancements that add more luxury, style, convenience, and value to the Conquest brand.  Here’s a quick run-down of what “New for 2018” features RV shoppers will see in models now being shipped to Gulf Stream Coach dealers:

New for 2018 - Side by side recliners

 

NEW!  Side-by-side Reclining Theater-Style Seating. Available on the Conquest 6320.  It’s a blessing to be able to enjoy your most comfortable chair anywhere you go!

New for 2018 - Parking spot for Bunk Ladder

 

 

NEW!  Bunk Ladder “Parking Spot.”  Two tough straps hold the bunk ladder securely against the padded bulkhead, keeping it quiet and safely out of the way.

New for 2018 - Tile Backsplash for kitchen

NEW!  Tile Backsplash in Kitchen.  Tiles protect the wall behind the sink and range where spatters and spills are likely to occur.

 

 

 

New for 2018 - Stylish Maple Cabinetry

NEW!  Maple Option for Cabinetry.  A step up to a refined, yet relaxed and casual look, our new fine-grained maple is set off smartly with new dark-tone cabinet handles and drawer pulls.

New for 2018 - Lighter laminated and solid surface countertops

 

 

 

NEW! Lighter Kitchen Countertops.  Our standard laminate and optional solid surface countertops have new colors, styles, and patterns for an overall brighter interior.

New for 2018 - Diamond-embossed seat cushionsNEW! Diamond-Embossed Upholstery.  Seat cushions now feature tone-on-tone diamond-embossed inserts; so do the front captain’s chairs with our upholstery upgrade option.

 

New for 2018 - Blue Halo LED Atmosphere Lights

 

 

NEW! ‘Blue Halo’ LED Lights.  Great as soft, non-intrusive nightlights, also soothing, subdued atmosphere lighting for evening conversations and meals.

 

New for 2018 - Lighter, brighter Vinyl FlooringNEW!  Lighter, brighter Vinyl Flooring.  So easy to care for, resists streaking and cracking, with a new lighter look that brightens up the whole interior.

 

New for 2018 - Outdoor Entertainment Center

 

 

NEW! Outside Entertainment Center.  The bracket, wiring, and speakers you need to have an optional HDTV outside under the curb-side awning.

 

Of course all of these “New for 2018” features are icing on the cake for the only Class C motor home built with our exclusive “Cradle of Strength” and other standard features that have made the Conquest the Class C leader.  Click here to explore all the Conquest floor plans and features.

See the Rollin On TV Review of the Vintage Cruiser

Rollin’ On TV Reviews the Gulf Stream Coach Vintage Cruiser

Rollin’ On TV, the popular syndicated TV series that explores the RV lifestyle, has released a real-world review of the Vintage Cruiser conducted by noted RV expert, Jeff Johnston.  Jeff and his wife size up RV’s the way RV owners do – By taking them on the road, putting them through their paces, and camping in them!

In his review of the Vintage Cruiser, Jeff raves about the trailer’s on-road handling and maneuvering, noting that its modest overall length, good weight balance, aerodynamic shape, and light weight make the Vintage Cruiser a cinch to tow, park, and back up.  Jeff points out that the size also means the Vintage Cruiser can access smaller campsites that often offer the best views and most attractive surroundings.

Inside, Jeff makes it clear that the Vintage Cruiser does a great job of combining the appeal of the ‘retro’ look with the convenience of technically advanced features and construction methods, including the use of laminated walls and Azdel substrate.  He tours the living space, noting that his 6-foot-3 frame fits easily and feels comfortable inside the Vintage, with its 83″ high ceilings.

Why not get the whole story direct from Jeff by clicking the link below and watching the 6-minute video.  You’ll hear how much an RV expert and enthusiast like Jeff loves the Vintage Cruiser!

Current Program

A note about Rollin’ On TV:  This multi-faceted 1/2 hour program covers a wide range of RV topics, from construction, to product reviews, to campsite cooking, and destinations.  It is offered to over 40,000,000 households through cable and satellite systems throughout the US and Canada.  Rollin’ On TV also posts all current and past episodes on their site, at www.rollinontv.com.

Need more Vintage Cruiser information?  Visit the Vintage Cruiser online here.  Curious about the cost of a new Vintage Cruiser?  Try this link for a no-cost, no-obligation price.

GEO 235RB Exterior

Get To Know GEO!

GEO – A Unique Combination of Experience and Innovation

GEO 235RBS InteriorOur new GEO line of lightweight travel trailers started with a simple but profound idea:  Combine our thirty-five years of experience building travel trailers with the latest innovations in residential technology and style.  The result is a durable yet nimble line of 20- to 32-ft travel trailers with lightweight laminated walls, luxury features, and state-of-the-art technology.

Said another way, GEO brings together everything we’ve learned, and things you’ve never seen in travel trailers before.  People say that GEO styling suggests ‘country club,’ not ‘campground,’ and ‘upscale,’ not ‘down-home.’  That’s perfect for the millions of people across the U.S. and Canada, who are adding trailer camping to their list of recreational activities.

Free time choices continue to grow, driven by the ease of travel, the destinations we can explore, and the comfort provided by modern technology.  GEO gives people the power to take advantage of all of these developments.  It bridges the gap between our daily lives and the wild, beautiful world of the great outdoors.

A Haven of Stylish Luxury in the Great Outdoors

Colors are fresh and new.  Fabrics and flooring, too.  Cabinetry has a modern, sophisticated design, and throughout you’ll find technology that makes camping a pleasure.   Like a built-in multi-speaker home theater system that supports AM/FM/CD/DVD, Blue Tooth and SD card input.  Like optional solid-surface counters with under-mount sinks and stainless-steel faucets.  Like multiple USB charging ports, HDTV connections, and a pencil-tile backsplash in the kitchen.  Even soft-pleated shades, and cool, efficient LED lighting.  GEO gives you a luxury suite in the midst of the wilderness.

If you have an urge to explore and enjoy the natural world, and want to do it all in stylish luxury, make sure you get to know GEO.  You’ll love the way GEO can transform any corner of the outdoors into a place of luxury and comfort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compact Trailers, BIG Refrigerators!

Inside look at the big refrigeratorCamping in Small Trailers Is FUN!

Ask anyone devoted to trailer camping with a small, lightweight, simple travel trailer – Efficient use of space is essential.  Truth be told, it’s part of the fun of camping in a smaller trailer too – Coming up with novel, creative storage solutions is more than a passing hobby for many owners, who take advantage of every possible nook and cranny in their much-loved little trailers.

One big limitation in the quest for more space, though, is the refrigerator.  And unlike the search for more nooks and crannies, there is just so much space inside that cold cube!  That’s why Gulf Stream Coach created the 189DD and 199DD.  In this case, “DD” stands for “Double Door,” a reference to the Double-Door Refrigerator/Freezers we’ve installed in these two small, rugged, simple, Super-Lite trailers.

Big Refrigerators in the Small Trailer World!

The 189DD and 199DD have the biggest refrigerators ever installed in sub-20-ft travel trailers, giving small-trailer owners more space for groceries, beverages, meals, and treats than they’ve ever seen.

Like the appliance you have at home, our big refrigerators actually have TWO compartments – one for refrigerated goods, the other for frozen food.  There’s storage space in the doors, crisper drawers, and adjustable shelves, too.  Plus, by moving the refrigerator out from under the counter, there’s no need to get on your knees to find the mustard – Everything is easy to see and within easy reach.

What about the rest of these two models?  Both are built with the solid, reliable, strength and durability that have made Gulf Stream Coach Super-Lite travel trailers famous.  Both have handy galley kitchens, full ‘dry’ baths, a handy dinette, a roomy bed, plenty of that much-needed storage, and provisions for a furnace, air conditioning, awning, HDTV, and more.

Small Trailers, BIG Refrigerators, Great Idea!

If you’re looking for an economical way to get out into the great outdoors; if you’re planning casual camping weekends, or if you’re looking to get out of the tent and into something that’s safer and more secure, make sure to take a close look at the 189DD, the 199DD, and the rest of our Super-Lite travel trailers.

 

Three “Special Value” GEO Floor Plans Released

GEO – Stylish, forward-thinking design

GEO 19FMB

NEW GEO 19FMB

With the release of three new Special Value GEO floor plans, all the style, design advantages, and rugged reliability of the GEO brand are available in more economical versions ranging from 21 to 25 feet in length.

Our GEO line of lightweight travel trailers is known for leading-edge styling, with a younger, more contemporary look that reflects other luxury travel accommodations and entertainment options.  Plus, GEO construction uses our rock-solid laminated walls for lightweight strength.

That’s why GEO has proven so popular with younger, more active trailer campers, and other travelers who trying camping as an alternative to other recreational experiences.  And with the new Special Value GEO floor plans just released, there’s a family-friendly, budget-conscious way to explore the natural world.

Special Value GEO Floor Plans:  More possibilities for luxury on a family budget

GEO 18RBD

GEO 18RBD

Imagine a family-oriented laminated-wall ultra-lightweight trailer measuring just over 21 feet that offers a roomy bed for Mom and Dad, a dinette, camper-kitchen, full dry bath, and upper and lower bunks for the kids – That’s the 18RBD, and it’s the most-economical GEO ever offered!

 

 

GEO 19FMB

GEO 19FMB

Or consider the 19FMB, at just over 23 feet in length, that provides an ingenious Murphy bed/Sofa combination, a full kitchen, convertible dinette, and full dry bath with a handy corner shower – It’s a great way to get into trailer-camping without “roughing it.

 

22UDL

GEO 22UDL

And if you’re on the look-out for stunning view of the great outdoors, consider the 25-foot model 22UDL, with its full-width rear U-shaped dinette surrounded on three sides with picture windows.

If it sounds like the Special Value GEO floor plans have the right combination of quality, liveability, and price, great!  You can see enlarged views of the floor plans and complete specifications on our Web Site – Here’s a link to get you started!   Our GEO dealers across the US and Canada are happy to discuss pricing, specifications, and options with you too.  Just use our “Get A Price” link to start that no-obligation process!

Rollin’ On TV Visits Gulf Stream Coach

Gulf Stream Coach was pleased and proud to welcome Executive Producer Joe Moniz and the production crew from “Rollin’ On TV” to the Gulf Stream Coach property on a beautiful day in early June.  “Rollin’ On TV” is a syndicated show airing on cable networks across the United States, and is available in over 40,000,000 households.  It provides an ongoing view of the RV industry and the RV lifestyle by exploring RVs, RV-related products, features, accessories, and camping tips with RV enthusiasts in an entertaining, easy-to-understand half-hour program.

“Rollin’ On TV” is producing a program segment about Gulf Stream and our Conquest Class C motor homes to be aired in early August.  It’s likely it will be available in your area – Just check with your local cable/satellite provider, or visit www.rollingontv.com for air times and dates.

Bob FitzSimmons, Motor Home National Sales Manager

Tim Dennig, Lightweight Division National Sales Manager

While on the Gulf Stream Coach property the production team captured walk-around tours by Bob FitzSimmons and Tim Dennig, who described features and benefits of the Conquest Class C and the Vintage Cruiser, respectively.

The Gulf Stream Coach team also discussed the remarkable heritage behind the company, explaining its family roots, and focus on pleasing customers, rather than working to satisfy stockholders and bankers.

You’ll find “Rollin’ On TV” to be a great addition to your regular viewing schedule, as it covers everything from RV construction to campground cooking.  It’s also the best broadcast source for long-format, real-world reviews of RVs by one of the RV world’s most knowledgeable experts, Jeff Johnston.

 

 

 

Need more Vintage Cruiser News? Check out “The Vintage Cruisers” Facebook Group

If you’re like lots of people in the RV world, you’re excited about the new Gulf Stream Coach Vintage Cruiser lightweight travel trailers.  it’s easy to see why!  Vintage Cruisers capture the colors, styles, spirit, and fun vibe of the 1950’s in trailers that feature all the latest high-tech features we need and want.

You’ll find lots of information about the Vintage Cruiser on our Web site.  (Here’s a direct link.)

But if you’re looking for pictures, comments, and posts from actual Vintage Cruiser owners, pay a visit to “The Vintage Cruisers” group on Facebook.

 

There you’ll find hundreds of current Vintage Cruiser owners, (and many Vintage Cruiser fans) who have posted pictures of their camping experiences.  You will see some of the great decorating touches owners have added, and suggestions for storage, entertainment, and FUN!

After all, FUN is the key “standard feature” of the Vintage Cruiser.  Just pull into any campsite and you’ll see the reaction of other campers.  It’s an instant icebreaker, conversation-starter, and friend-maker.

That’s a lot like The Vintage Cruisers Facebook group.  Feel free to pay a visit – and join up, if you like!

57 New Walk-Through Videos Added to the Gulf Stream Coach Web Site

Our walk-through videos take you inside many of our popular products

If you’re like many people, you love the chance to explore RV floor plans through pictures and videos.  That’s why we we’re excited to announce that we’ve flooded the Gulf Stream Coach Web site with 57 new walk-through videos to help you find the RV that’s right for you!

Each walk-through video offers you a quick but thorough tour through one of our travel trailer, motor home, or toy hauler interiors.  In each video you get an in-person look at the living area, kitchen, bedrooms, baths, and other features.  All the walk-throughs are just 1 to 2 minutes long, and all are presented without the distraction of a salesperson’s sales pitch.

Our videos are easy to find

Where are the walk-through videos?  There’s a “View Our Videos” button at the top of every page that will take  you to the whole library, ordered by brand.   There is also a “Videos” choice in the “Shopping Tools” drop-down on every page.

 

If you’re on specific brand or model pages on the site, you’ll find a “Videos” tab near the top of the page that will show you all the videos for that particular brand.

 

You’re just clicks away from our entire video library

Either way, anywhere on the Gulf Stream Coach site,  you’re just a click or two away from scores of walk-through videos that can help you see features, explore different layouts, and narrow down your favorites.  And while we have 57 walk-through product videos online already, the video library still isn’t complete, so expect to see videos updated and added as time goes by.

When added to other shopping tools, like floor plan diagrams, photo galleries, specifications, feature lists, and our “get a price” tool, our new walk-through videos give you powerful ways to find the Gulf Stream Coach product that’s ideal for you and your family!

 

 

 

Gulf Stream Coach – Multiple Winner of the Quality Circle Award

The Quality Circle Award – A measure of distinction.

All RVs are not created equal – Thank goodness for that!  – The variations give owners a huge range of floor plans, features, specifications, and prices.

One measure of distinction at Gulf Stream Coach should be particularly important to RV shoppers.   It’s something called the Quality Circle Award from the RV Dealers Association, and here’s why it means so much:

RVDA uses a secret ballot to choose Quality Circle Award winners.

The Quality Circle Award is given to RV Manufacturers based on votes by RV dealers across the US and Canada.  It’s like the “Academy Award” of the RV industry!  The award is earned by a very small fraction of the RVs on the market, based on survey results from RV Dealers measuring product quality, warranty and service support, and overall Dealer satisfaction.

It should come as no surprise that Gulf Stream Coach is a multiple-award, multiple-year winner, with many of its popular brands heralded for quality, support, and satisfaction.  After all, being responsive and responsible to our dealers and retail customers is the foundation of our way of doing business.  Because we’re family-owned and family-focused, we don’t spend time or money satisfying the demands of a corporate board of directors or stockholders.  We spend time and money pleasing YOU.

Our award-winning focus on families has a 30-year heritage.

Our family focus has proven itself in the business world with over 30 years of success fulfilling the needs of hundreds of valuable dealers, and making dreams come true for hundreds of thousands of camping families – And we have the Quality Circle Awards to prove it!