September '15

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42 • RV PRO • SEPTEMBER 2015 rv-pro.com Travel Lite Traditionally a camper manufacturer, Travel Lite has branched out into lightweight travel trailers over recent years. But during the early part of 2015, the company put more of its focus back on campers and dealers responded. Owner Dustin Johns reports that Travel Lite shipped 184 percent more campers through July than during the same time period in 2014. "We're already setting records and absolutely destroying the old records," he says. Somewhere in the middle of all that, Travel Lite found time to design three new lines – only one a camper – and all-new floor- plans for each. The Rayzr camper is a completely new concept for Travel Lite. It has no cabover. It is designed to sit in the bed of the truck and the angle at the front mimics the windshield of the truck to improve the aerodynamics of the camper. It also is extremely lightweight – less than 1,000 pounds – and is designed to fit any short- or long-bed truck without any modifications to the truck. Johns says he introduced the concept to dealers in late July and met with immediate success. "Dealers are eating it up," he says. "We've done 32 of them in the first day and a half of having any material on it." Rayzr is made of banak wood and the roof and front cap are all one piece of fiberglass to prevent leaks. The camper comes with three floorplans. Travel Lite also will update its Idea trailer by introducing Idea 2.0. The Idea takes into account all constructive criticism Travel Lite has received on the trailer since 2011 and makes improve- ments based on that. Idea now includes a 6-cubic-foot double- door refrigerator. Shower heights have been increased 6 inches. Mattresses have been upgraded to pillow-top quality. Windows are frameless and the trailer now will have tandem axles. The new i19QBH floorplan will have a full queen bed and matching queen in front, so that it will fit six in sleeping quarters due to a dinette that folds into bed. Travel Lite also plans to introduce a pull-behind hard-sided pop-up travel trailer called the LoPro. The top portion fits over the bottom of the trailer and when it lifts into place, it has a two- piece door that slips into place. Travel Lite will debut a new camper concept. The Rayzr does not have a cabover section, but rests in the bed of a truck and takes advantage of its aerodynamic front cap to increase fuel efficiency.

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