June '17

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28 • RV PRO • June 2017 rv-pro.com R V M A N U F A C T U R E R S F rom humble beginnings in 1968, when two men left an estab- lished RV manufacturer to start a fifth wheel manufacturer in Nappanee, Ind., Newmar Corp. has grown to be one of the most successful luxury motorhome manufacturers in the business. Today, some of Newmar's top-end London Aire and King Aire models top out in the $900,000 range. However, these luxurious coaches are built by basically the same company with the same ideals that got its start with the Kountry Aire fifth wheel 50 years ago. And, looking forward, the RV manufacturer recently introduced a smaller Legacy & Leadership From humble beginnings 50 years ago as a fifth wheel manufacturer, Newmar Corp. has transformed itself into an innovator in the Class A motorhome segment. By Travis O. Pryor PHOTOS BY TRAVIS O. PRYOR/ HISTORICAL PHOTOS COURTESY OF NEWMAR CORP. John Sammut, Newmar vice president of sales and marketing, donned an old-time top hat and a suit with coattails to play up the company's 50-year anniversary during a presentation to dealers at the Gaylord Palms Resorts in Kissimmee, Fla. Newmar's theme throughout its dealer event was to honor the company's past while assuring dealers the company is focused on the future.

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