June '16

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rv-pro.com JUNE 2016 • RV PRO • 73 Grand Rapids, Mich., who attended the event, the reassurance was nice to hear, but he said he didn't need a lot of convincing that Newmar remains a healthy brand. "What we're seeing on our end in the first quarter of 2016 is we wrote more business this year than last year," he said. "Us personally, I'm not afraid going forward at all. They've grown and added a boatload of people over the past few years and numbers have gone up tremendously. We put a bunch of new orders in and things are rolling just nicely." Sammut added that, with the number of orders taken at the show, he can foresee increasing production again in the near future, though possibly not back to the previous level. "Overall, the meeting was very positive and dealers were in very good spirits," he said. (below) The King Aire is all-new for 2017, totally redesigned, including new front and rear caps, as well as a new two-tone instrument panel featuring electronic digital gauges – a first for Newmar. Chassis changes for King Aire include the Spartan K-3 chassis as well as using Newmar's STAR Foundation as the platform.

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