The past 24 months in the RV Business have been a roller coaster of a ride. Although we have had our challenges, it has been great to have dedicated dealers, employees, and customers to help smooth out the track. With this support, Northwood is excited to charge into 2022! Even by conservative estimates 2022 looks to be another record year for our industry.
As we start to see our supply chain strengthen and a steadier workforce, we expect to provide more high-quality Northwood products in 2022. The Northwood priorities remain the same, build the highest quality RVs in the world. Thank you to all our dealers that we have worked closely with during this uncertain time. Thank you to all our dedicated employees that show up everyday and build a product that we are proud to put our name on. Thank you to all the Northwood owners who continue to tell their friends about the [...]
On October second and third, Northwood Manufacturing held their Dealer Appreciation and Product Showcase to recognize their top dealers and exhibit their latest product offerings and innovations as well as celebrating their 25th year of being in business.
Dealers were invited from all over the western United States and Canada to gather at Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton, Oregon for the two-day gathering. Events included golfing, keynote speaker football legend Joey Harrington, catered meals, sales and marketing presentations and new product displays.
Events were kicked off with a friendly but competitive golf outing on the afternoon of the first day. Participants ranged from dealership owners and salespeople to Northwood DSMs and corporate officers. Immediately following came a gourmet, catered dinner and recognition of Northwood’s top ten dealers for the last year as “Absolute Performers” complete with custom, hand-crafted awards presented by Northwood Chief Sales Officer, Donald Cochran.
If you do any kind of traveling in your RV, you’ve seen that National campgrounds can be pretty restrictive when it comes to the length of your rig. Over the years we’ve heard from many of our customers who have brought back a new length restriction from their favorite spot, sometimes cutting them just barely out of the limits.
You’ll notice on some of these lengths it says, “combined length”. That means if your truck and trailer reach a combined length longer than your spot, you cannot park inside the park. There are usually other options that will fit your rig but the frustration of finding out too late that you’re too long, can be overwhelming. Outdoors RV shared this awesome list of National campground length requirements to help us plan ahead and we wanted to share this pearl of wisdom with you.
We always say there is a list of necessities you must [...]
We know that we’ve been in business this long by offering the best of the best. We have always geared our inventory toward full time livable, structurally sound and well made and this route has kept our customers c oming back time and time again to trade in and upgrade to the newest model of greatness. But, we’re realizing that in our low income State not everybody is looking for something that is full time livable. We’re missing out on a huge opportunity to connect with those of you who are ready to make memories in an RV but don’t need all the bells and whistles with your purchase. We want to be able to offer great new trailers at a price reasonable for a family budget, and we think we found something that will meet your needs and make your family excited to hit the road.
We are down a technician in our service department and want to reach out to our extended customer family to see if you know of someone who can fit into our high energy service department.
We are looking for an RV Technician Apprentice, Entry Level With Skilled Trade Experience.
Are you a “jack of all trades”? Are you skilled in mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, electronics, carpentry, diagnostics or electrical maintenance? Consider a career as an RV Service Technician!!
If you have any experience in RVs, Building Maintenance, Carpentry, Cars, Electrical Systems, Fiberglass, High and Low Voltage Systems, HVAC, Hydraulics, Plumbing, Propane Systems or Welding?
Do you have a valid Driver’s License with clean, insurable, driving record?
Do you have training and/or certification in skilled trades?
We are a well-established RV Dealer looking for a Recreational Vehicle Service Technician who have skilled trade experience and general repair skills for our busy dealership Service Center. This is a [...]
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Did you know that Excel owners have a membership? This membership allows you to connect with people who full-time in their Excel 5th wheels. If you’re new to the Excel family this membership will benefit you by connecting with people who have “Been there and Done that.” We know where to find that part, or how to fix that pesky problem that you just can’t figure out. Not only that, you get to connect with people who LOVE their RV and the on-the-road lifestyle.
So, as a member you’re invited to seasonal Camp-Out Rally’s. We get together and play games, eat food and talk about our life on the road. Each Rally has a seminar provided by our very own Kevin Ridenour, who has been working on Excel 5th wheels for many years and has even developed many of the infield fixes that keep them on the road today. If you’re interested in a membership, [...]
Are you in the market for a new RV? Obtaining a loan is easier now than it has been for several years. RV interest rates are at an all-time low. If you understand the four key areas that banks look at, we can help you get on the road and find the RV of your dreams.
LENDER GUIDELINES The lending industry has better financing options than a few years ago, but it’s important to understand that recreational financing is still different than financing a car. As consumers, we often compare the experience of obtaining a recreational vehicle loan to a car loan, but the actual loan process for financing a RV typically takes longer than a car loan because the lenders’ credit guidelines are different for a RV versus a car. Lenders are less likely to approve full-time RVers so make sure you make arrangements [...]
Have you seen the video by Inside Edition about improperly hooking up your trailer? They warn to “Beware” and after watching their video it became evident that maybe our followers need a heads up on the dangers as well. While driving a trailer can be scary and for the first time tower, if you don’t understand the dynamics of towing it can be dangerous, but if you’re cautious and vigilant in your towing set up, it doesn’t have to be so dangerous.
Travel trailers are much safer if you tow with a Sway Control-Equalizer hitch that is set up properly. We always recommend an equalizer hitch, in fact if you’re purchasing your set up through us we won’t set it up without one. It’s an extra expense right up front, usually between $500-$800 but it can save your life and the life of those on the road around you.
We have another beautiful Arctic Fox on it’s way and we know you’re going to love it! The demand for these Northwood built trailers have been so great that we just can’t keep them in stock. This travel trailer is just short of 30 feet and weighs about 6700 lbs dry and a max weight of 10,000 lbs. It has E-Z Lube axles, 15″ Aluminum wheels/tires with shocks on all 4 wheels. Stabilizer Jacks and Aluminum Tread entry steps. This All-Conditions, Four Season insulation package will keep you comfortable in the Summer and Heated holding tanks give you piece of mind in the dead of Winter.
The rear kitchen allows for easy access to the fridge while you’re on the road and the floor plan provides plenty of room for enjoying your family and entertaining guests. Dual entry doors on this trailer, as well as an enclosed bathroom/shower, outside of the bedroom. Standard features [...]
When is the last time you checked your fire extinguisher? For some of us, the time between checks goes a bit too long and if we’re being honest, some of us can’t even remember if it’s ever been checked. I remember growing up, my Grandmother had an extinguisher behind the seat of her old Datsun pickup, it was always there, in fact, I don’t think it ever moved more or less get checked for efficiency or safety. So, that image has always been in my mind that an extinguisher is good forever. As most of you know, this is a dangerous practice and like anything, it must be kept up, to work when it’s really needed. Standard safety guidelines says you should be having your extinguisher checked by a fire protection equipment company annually, and a complete breakdown and internal inspection must be done every 6 years. Eeek, my poor Grandmother would have never known [...]