RV News: Winnebago’s New Solis Pocket, Thor Reveals Affordable Diesel Models, and More

We Share Some of the Biggest and Best News from the Big RV Show in Hershey, PA

Image Caption: Photo Credit: Winnebago

Each week there is far more news from the RV and travel industry than we have time to cover. To make up for that, every Friday, we offer a roundup of the most interesting and important stories that you may have missed over the past seven days. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Big News From Hershey: Most of the big news from the RV industry this week came from the Hershey RV Show. More than 50,000 people will attend the event over five days, with over 1,500 RVs onsite for review. We’ve already covered most of the major revelations from the show, but if you want to know what we found the most interesting, click here.
  • Winnebago Unveils New Solis Camper Van: Winnebago was on hand in Hershey, showing off several new models, including a new floorplan for the Class B Solis Pocket. The new 36B version of the camper van brings an innovative and versatile new dinette to the mix and a wet bath located in the vehicle’s rear. New buyers will also have the option of adding an EcoFlow power kit for off-grid camping.
  • Thor Shows Off New Diesel Models: Thor Motor Coach was also on hand in Hershey, unveiling several new diesel models at the show. Those include the affordable Palazzo GT and Rivera models, which offer exceptional quality and features at prices that are budget-friendly—at least by Thor standards. For further details, check out the company’s website.
  • Travel Lite Announces Falcon 2.0: While we’re on the subject of new campers, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the relaunch of the popular Travel Lite Falcon travel trailer. The updated model will go on sale in early 2024 as the rebranded Falcon 2.0. New features include a weight-saving aluminum frame, LED lighting, a tankless on-demand water heater, and much more. For further details, click here.
  • Apple’s Emergency Satellite Service Partners with AAA: When Apple introduced the iPhone 14 last year, it also launched a new emergency satellite messaging service. The system allows iPhone users to send SOS messages requesting assistance even when they are traveling in places with no cell service. The feature is free for two years and has already saved the lives of several people. Earlier this week, the tech giant announced the service is now expanding through a partnership with AAA, allowing iPhone owners to request roadside assistance in remote places.
  • Encore RV Launches New VENÚ Line of Travel Trailers: More news from Hershey this week, where Encore RV has announced a new line of travel trailers under the VENÚ branding. The first of these models is the 10KB—a small travel trailer designed to deliver a high quality product that exceeds owners expectations. According to RV Pro, that towable will officially debut at the end of the month at the Open House Week in Elkhart, IN.
  • RVshare Announces “Campers’ Choice” Award Winners: RVshare—which is an online community for RV owners and renters—has shared its 2023 Campers’ Choice award winners. After taking hundreds of nominations from its user base, the company has compiled the results and is handing out its annual “campie” awards in a variety of categories like “best family-friendly campground” and “Best National Park Campground. To read the full list of winners, click here.

That’s all for this week. Join us next Friday for another round-up of the most important RV news stories.

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