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RVs Have Always Been Cool [Video]

On this blog, we talk a lot about the rise in popularity of the recreational vehicle in America and with good reason. At Panterra, we love Prevost Conversions and RVs in general, but media and general opinion are catching up with this love and expressing a bit of their own. Forbes, arguably the nation’s premier business publication, recently published an article and forecast recreational vehicles in 2014. The forecast is, well, a stellar one. In the article, “Surge In Recreational Vehicle Sales Expected To Continue In 2014,” Joann Muller of Forbes.com writes, “Higher consumer confidence and an improved economy should spur continued strong sales of motor homes and other recreational vehicles in 2014, according to an industry trade group.” This is great news. The average American is clearly clamoring for some of that open road, brash sun and the opportunity to see this lush land open up like a red, white and blue flower before their very eyes. Considering the economy is improving, if slowly, people want to get...

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This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for the RV

If there were a 2013 buzz worthy or viral RV of the Year Award, honoring an RV that brought attention to the community, lifestyle and appeal of the recreational vehicle, the RV that has made the greatest cultural impact, the award would undoubtedly have to go to the RV from the hit TV show and cultural behemoth, Breaking Bad. While the RV industry does not want to be associated with cooking methamphetamine or drugs in general (doesn’t go good for the image, you know?), thankfully, that’s not what Walter White’s RV represents. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, Walter White in the 1st season (our “protagonist”) was living a very unfulfilling life as a high school chemistry teacher. Walt possessed none of the freedom that many associate with America. He was emasculated by work and family and hung out to dry by the nation’s healthcare system when he was diagnosed with cancer. Not only that, but he had no control of his emotions, forced to pack anger, sadness and...

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In January, Prevost Conversions Taking Over Tampa Bay

With each day that passes, it seems that the Prevost Community is getting stronger and stronger. As we head into 2014, it’s clear that the community has never been stronger. Building on 2013’s momentum, Panterra is proud to be part of The Prevost-Stuff Coach Show in Tampa Bay. The event will take place January 13 and 14 at the Tampa Convention Center in Downtown Tampa. The show is going to be a big one, as there will be dozens of dealers and allied vendors, and if you’re a buyer, seller or Prevost enthusiast, you don’t want to miss it! You can find the registration information here. If you pre-register, you’ll receive show updates and a chance to win a $50 fuel card. An event like this shows you that RV culture, especially the Prevost Community, is growing! America’s RV culture is certainly on the upswing, with many people embracing the RV for a variety of reasons. In New York City, for example, some are using secondhand RVs as a...

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The Prevost Community is Growing

In the last post, we discussed how China is experiencing a surge in RV popularity. The Chinese see the RV as a powerful symbol of freedom and hope. Opinions toward RVs in that country closely resemble the opinions many Americans held in the 1950s and 60s. The popularity of RVs can be directly linked to two things: the increase of a country’s presence on the global scale and the growth of a middle class, two things that China is presently experiencing. We guess you can tell a lot about a country’s strength and happiness level just by looking at RV sales. And that brings us to the good ole U S of A… Surely it’s an understatement to say that the situation in America is complicated; it’s, well, a downright mess. Between the government shutdown and lackluster economy, not many have had the time to reflect on the freedom and hope that the RV symbolizes. That, however, seems to be changing, as the RV industry is experiencing a boost...

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Hearthside Grove Panterra luxury Coach Event Recap

A few weeks ago, Panterra Coach and RV hosted a unique showcase of some of our wonderful coaches in Northern Michigan for a series of seminars, open houses. Guests were also treated to live entertainment and food. We’d love to extend a special thank you to our hosts at Hearthside Grove who were gracious enough to welcome us in and let us use their wonderful facilities and beautiful grounds for the weekend. The event took place at Hearthside Grove in Northwest Michigan. Hearthside Grove is a beautiful RV and coach retreat hidden in the lush countryside of Petoskey, Michigan. It has two private clubhouses designed and decorated with a luxurious influence. Alongside the natural beauty of the area, you’ll find modern amenities like a pool, laundry and fitness facilities. There is five star concierge service and complementary Wi-Fi to accommodate any type of traveler. Petoskey, MI was even rated one of the 100 best small towns in America, so you won’t have to worry about being too far removed...

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