SOURCE: Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles & Campgrounds

Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles & Campgrounds

September 30, 2009 09:29 ET

New Recreation Vehicles Offer Economical and Efficient Features

Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show Opens Today With "Green" RVs on Display

NOVI, MI--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Today's RV manufacturers are making great strides in providing economical and efficient features for an even more affordable RV vacation. The Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show features a special "green" RV display, sponsored by General RV and Winnebago Industries. The display will contain the 2009 Winnebago Adventurer hybrid concept vehicle and the 2010 Winnebago Via.

The Winnebago Adventurer hybrid is the RV industry's first hybrid motorhome. The hybrid RV rides on a Freightliner Custom Chassis' ecoFRED™ featuring Eaton hybrid power components. This is a full hybrid system in that it utilizes two independent power sources to power the RV. With the use of regenerative braking, the hybrid electric motor uses electricity to create torque, while also being able to reverse the process to use torque to create electricity. By reversing its electric engine to become a generator, electricity is fed back into the battery resulting in energy savings.

The most fuel efficient RV on the market, the Winnebago Via, will also be on display at the show. The Via is the most fuel efficient class A motorhome on the market, getting an estimated 15 miles per gallon. The new Via offers superior handling, maneuverability and a minimal parking footprint.

Consumers will find these efficient RV models and much more at the 20th Annual Fall Detroit & RV Show. This year's show features special discounts including folding campers from $4,999; trailers from $8,999; and motorhomes from $49,999. Booths featuring parts and accessories, campground information, on site RV financing, RV rentals and an outdoor display make this the complete RV show experience. Enter to win the Ultimate MIS Race Experience package from Michigan International Speedway, including tickets, camping and VIP access (valued at nearly $3,000). The show is open weekdays 2-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The show is sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), a member organization representing all aspects of the camping and RV industries. Consumers can call 517.349.8881 or visit marvac.org for additional information on the RV show.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Rachael Biermann
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    Agency: All Seasons Communications
    Phone: (586) 752-6381