COBURG, Ore. (November 23, 2009) – Monaco RV, LLC, is proud to announce the debut of a wide offering of newly designed, innovative products at the National RV Trade Show, Dec. 1-3, in Louisville, Kentucky. Located in booths 3401 and 3439 in the north Wing, Hall 3, “Building on the Legacy” will be the theme of the show.
“Building on the Legacy” of the Monaco brand inception in 1968, along with the Holiday Rambler, McKenzie and R-Vision brands respectively, Monaco RV, LLC maintains a strong history in the recreational vehicle industry of innovative, quality products and superior customer service.
That legacy continues as Monaco RV, LLC forges strongly ahead, poised for the future with backing from its 178-year-old parent company, Navistar, a world leader in the transportation industry.
Two of the most popular Class A diesel-powered models, the Monaco® Diplomat® and Holiday Rambler® Endeavor® will offer customers new floorplans, including full slides and bath-and-a-half options. New offerings include solid hardwood cabinetry throughout, with residential refrigerator options on all floorplans. Other available options include a stackable washer and dryer along with advanced window shades with superior outward visibility and unsurpassed daytime privacy. The Diplomat and Endeavor both feature numerous floorplans built on the proprietary Roadmaster® chassis, providing a smoother ride, sharper handling and larger towing capacity. The models come standard with the Cummins® ISL 425 hp engine.
The Monaco Cayman® and Holiday Rambler Neptune® will be built on the RR8R Roadmaster chassis, featuring a raised rail for more storage, and outboard airbags, creating a more stable ride. Available with the Cummins ISC 360 hp engine on select floorplans, the Cayman and Neptune offer larger 275/70R/22.5 tires along with a new full-body paint scheme. Added to these improvements is a 10,000-lb. hitch capacity on all 40-foot floorplans. Both models boast residential styling throughout, and all floorplans offer an optional residential refrigerator and stackable washer/dryer.
The Holiday Rambler towable division will showcase the ultra-light Campmaster® with a new tailgater exterior camping kitchen option. This convenient outdoor cooking center is ideal for all forms of camping and sporting adventures. Starting at 3,600 lbs., this lightweight towable features an aerodynamic design with full-depth 42-inch deep slideouts—not the typical 22-inch slideout found on most models at this price point. The enhanced stabilization spread axle design dramatically reduces sway, making towing a breeze.
The McKenzie™ division introduces the redesigned ION® ultra-light towable. With emphasis on the “wow factor,” ION’s interior and exterior has been updated with a fresh new modern flair. The ION features enhanced towability as its models are up to 1,000 lbs. lighter than the competitive models with similar floorplans. This towable features large pass-through compartments for ample storage and optional features include an outside shower and exterior stereo speakers.
The R-Vision division aggressively enters the fifth-wheel market with the debut of the Trail-Lite fifth-wheel. The Trail-Lite fifth-wheel features four half-ton floor plans from 27 to 34 feet. The floor plans offer double and triple slide outs and four mid-profile plans with full-height ceilings. The new fifth-wheel is available with a full complement of amenities, including LCD TVs and electric awnings.
About Monaco RV, LLC
Monaco RV, LLC, a Navistar company, is a manufacturer of motorized and towable recreational vehicles. Headquartered in Coburg, Oregon, with substantial manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Monaco RV is dedicated to quality and service and offers innovative RVs designed to meet the needs of a broad range of customers with varied interests. Monaco RV offers a variety of products that appeal to RVers across generations, from entry-level priced towables to custom-made luxury models. For additional information about Monaco RV, LLC please visit www.monaco-online.com.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
Media contact: Ryan Lee, 541-681-8089
Investor contact: Heather Kos, 630-753-2406
Web site: www.monaco-online.com