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Monday, June 5, 2017

Ford Looks To Conquer RV Market

Above, The Beast at Goulding's Lodge Campground in Monument Valley. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The Ford Motor Company is reaping the benefits of increasing RV sales, particularly with Class C RVs.

According to MSM.com:
Ford is now acknowledging that RV sales are on the rise, and wants more people to join the fun. The RV lifestyle is as old as Genghis Khan, who was a well-known Winnebago fan. The Drive has even embraced RVs, though for somewhat mysterious reasons. But Ford noticed a nearly 36% increase in its camper sales so far this year. It seems that many families are suddenly jumping on the road trip bandwagon, and Ford says many people are buying their Ford Transit vans as entry level campers. Since this $50 billion a year industry is clearly expanding rapidly, Ford wants to teach you everything you need to know about camper vans, and prove to you that its vans are the best vehicles for the job.

According to Ford, the E-Series and Transit vans are being bought up by families looking to drive across the US, way more than the competition. 
The Beast (my 2015 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22R Class C) is built on a Ford E-350 chassis. For those who do not know what the classes are in motorhomes, they are as follows:
Class A: The biggest RVs that look like buses.
Class B: The smallest of the motorhomes built as van conversions or on E-Series or Sprinter chassis.
Class C: The "C" stands for cabover. They are larger than van campers but generally built on van chassis (mostly on Ford's E-350 or E-450 chassis or on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis).
I've had my RV for two years and have not had any problems with the Ford portion of it.

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