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44 • RV PRO • SEPTEMBER 2015 rv-pro.com Allied Recreation Group Allied Recreation Group executives are eagerly looking for- ward to this year's Open House Week, with a new location near the RV/MH Hall of Fame and substantially more space to show off new models. "We're really in a better spot than we've ever been," boasts Mike Snell, president of ARG divisions Monaco and Holiday Rambler. "And we significantly increased the amount of space to display our products." ARG officials plan to put that extra space to good use, show- casing about 40 motorhomes across its' product lines, which is about double the number of units shown last year. Just a few of the new motorhomes debuting include the reintroduction of the Pace Arrow, the launch of 30 th anniversary Bounders, and multiple new floorplans across ARG's product lines, which includes American Coach, Fleetwood, Trek and Monaco and Holiday Rambler. ARG's Open House is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 through Sept. 24. A professionally catered continental breakfast will be served daily from 9 a.m. to noon, something ARG officials are jokingly referring to as "The B&B with ARG" – a reference to the fact breakfast will include Bloody Mary drinks, as well as mimosas and fruit-infused water. Top ARG executives, including President Jim Jacobs, will be on-hand to conduct tours and talk about the company's products. Fleetwood Diesel: In the Fleetwood diesel category, the big news is the reintroduction of the Pace Arrow with the launch of a 38-foot bath-and-a-half diesel pusher, which will feature a 340-horsepower engine and include a 2500 Allison transmis- sion. The motorhome, model 38K, will have an MSRP of about $235,000. "We felt like it was time for the Pace Arrow to come back into the segment," says Lenny Razo, director of sales, American Coach and Fleetwood diesel. "We do expect this to become a very sig- nificant volume player as it moves forward. Pace Arrow is one of our most … iconic names, outside of Southwind and Bounder. It's always been a volume- leading, brand recognition- type model." The Pace Arrow – which was last produced in 2009 – will fit neatly between Fleetwood's Excursion and Expedition motorhomes, with plenty of features for a mid-priced diesel coach, including a king-sized bed in back, a large rear shower, and a large kitchen space, according to Razo. American Coach: In the luxury diesel segment, ARG's American Coach division will be debuting the American Eagle 45C. A major product highlight is the inclusion (as an option) of a thermofoil finish for the motorhome's wood cabi- netry, which is designed to give wood a glossy, deep, high-end look and provides a greater color consistency in the wood, according to Razo. Typically, thermofoil is only found in large yachts and $1.5 million coaches, whereas the Eagle 45C will retail for about $750,000. A feature being touted on all American Eagle floorplans is an emergency exit located at the rear of the coach, above the toilet. The exit is designed to look like shelving, but when RVers pull on a handle to deploy the emergency exit the shelving converts to stairs, allowing users to make an easy exit. Separately, American Coach will be debuting the American ARG's American Eagle motorhomes for 2016 feature an emergency exit at the rear of the coach with shelving that converts to stairs to make exiting easier. Monaco is debuting the 43SF, a 43-foot model with an independent front suspension and a steerable tag axle in the rear.

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