New videos are out of the all new 2014 25P Full Wall Slide and the all new 2014 32SC Phantom built on the International Terra Star Diesel Chassis. See the videos to view the interiors, exteriors, and all features of these new models from Nexus RV.
New Super C Motorhome – The Ghost – generates excitement at 2013 Chicago RV Show
Strong sales of NeXus motorhomes at Chicago RV and Camping Show
NeXus RV unveiled ‘The Ghost’, their newest 2014 model to the public at the 2013 Chicago RV and Camping Show. The Ghost is a New Super C Motorhome built on International’s Terra Star Diesel Chassis. There was a lot of excitement around the NeXus RV displays. The Ghost gained attention and a lot of new orders and there was plenty of interest and excitement about the 2013 Phantom Class C Motorhomes and the 2013 Viper Class B+ Motorhomes as well.
“The new super c RV, The Ghost was a big hit at the show for quality, features, and price; We were glad to earn some business and to build new 2013 and 2014 motorhomes for our customers”, said David Middleton, Vice-President and Co-Founder of NeXus RV. The Ghost Super C Diesel Motorhome is available for the 2014 model year and NeXus RV is currently taking orders and building 2014 models.
The Ghost is available in two floor plans, the 34G and the 36G.
Everybody at NeXus RV would like to thank those who came out to the 2013 Chicago RV and Camping Show and especially would like to thank those who ordered their new 2013 or 2014 motorhomes at the show. The Staff of NeXus RV will be at the 2014 Chicago RV and Camping Show next February and would enjoy meeting you there!
For many years the RV industry has used a light-weight tubular aluminum framing to act as the foundation in creating strength for the “box” of their motorhomes. This strategy has had little discussion as most manufacturers favor working with aluminum because of perceived weight savings as well as the ease of spot welding and moving the framing process down the assembly line without truly measuring the safety factor.
At Nexus RV, we have done some additional research and what we found is very important. We know that steel has added strength and durability to our construction. Prior to making high-strength, low-alloy tubular steel part of our standard construction, we had scientists compare the standard aluminum tube to our steel tube and the results were exactly what we expected. Nexus RV has produced a framing system that is 50-70% stronger than the rest of the industry. This decision to use steel not only increases the overall strength of the frame, but will also eliminate the chance for oxidation as the fasteners used by Nexus RV are galvanized steel screws. Oxidation is the process in which the mixing of two types of metals(steel and aluminum) together cause corrosion. At Nexus there is no chance of oxidation as we do not use any fragile tubular aluminum.
Another great benefit to high-strength/low-alloy steel is that the welds are able to be much stronger due to the strength of the steel. Contrarily, when dealing with thin light-weight aluminum, it is difficult to achieve a strong weld. This limitation increases the chance for welds to break in the frame of the unit.
A criticism of using steel is adding weight to the motorhome. This is true, but using a high-strength low-alloy steel will limit the increase in weight while giving the structural framing the benefit of steel. In fact, we have added only 50-60lbs to each unit built due to the differences between aluminum and steel. We feel the added weight is well worth it in the event of your motorhome needing that extra strength as you travel around the country.
This is just one of the unique advantages when you buy factory direct from Nexus RV. You receive the best components with top-notch engineering on all our Class C Motorhomes and Class B+ Motorhomes product. This is one of many Nexclusive features that makes the Phantom Class C and the Viper Class B+ motorhomes some of the finest RVs in the world.
Recently, Mike Molino, RVDA President, wrote an editorial in the September/October issue of RV Business. This magazine is primarily an inside industry trade magazine that informs those that supply, manufacture and sell RVs of current affairs. I read with astonishment the candor in which Mr. Molino delivered the current philosophy of the Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association.
It appears the association is concerned with sales that occur outside a dealership’s given territory and with service centers that work on RVs that don’t sell that product. Interestingly, if the association had their way, customers would pay more for their RVs because you would only be able to buy your RV from a local dealer. Consequently, they would pay more to have their unit serviced because the customer could only get their unit serviced by a stocking dealer that would charge more per hour for repairs in order to cover the large overhead associated with stocking large inventory. By restricting the options a customer has can only increase the cost of both the unit and servicing the unit after the sale.
At Nexus, we sell Class C Motorhomes and Class B+ Motorhomes directly to the retail customers, and we have set up a network of servicing dealerships throughout the country that is more extensive than any other dealership in the industry. The fact is RVers travel throughout North America and relying on the local selling dealership to handle the service needs is nearly impossible. Many times the RVer is thousands of miles away from the selling dealer and must rely on mobile service centers and “non rolling stock service providers” to get them on the road. The current Manufacturer-Dealership business model has failed horribly with supplying customers with the service support they need. Removing all the politics and restrictions to making customers happy is the foundation that Nexus RV is working toward.
As for the selling of RVs directly to the retail customer, without the dealer network, will save customers money. The buying experience when buying from a factory direct cannot be matched by a dealership. The overwhelming advantages are easy to see. First, retail customers are looking for as much information on how their unit is built as possible. In fact, many retail customers want to understand each and every process and component that goes into the building of the unit. As a factory direct company, we know everything there is to know about our product and the reason behind each design. When visiting a dealership, the customer can only look at finished product and the dealership personnel have little information on each model because they represent many different companies and they have too much to remember. This lack of knowledge can cause many other problems down the road. Secondly, when buying factory direct, the retail customer has the ability to “menu customize” their unit. Picking fabrics, outlet locations, paint colors and important options makes the retail customer feel like they had some input on their unit. Contrarily, buying from a dealership, the retail customer is pushed hard into buying the “green one” on their lot because the dealership is trying to move the inventory as it has been on the lot for up to a year or more. Enticing customers to buy aged units with “rot lot” by lowering the price is a recipe for a dissatisfied customer. Buying factory direct, the retail customers gets to buy a unit with little miles on the odometer and that has been freshly built. The unit is truly new.
Finally, one of the most compelling reasons to buy factory direct is the value customers get when eliminating the “middle man.” At Nexus, we have measured the savings we have given our customers. After a year in business, we have saved our customers an average of $7,100 dollars. Imagine, a better buying experience because of more information, better service because of a national service network, a better unit because it is newer and it is built to the customers specs and at a lower price. Do not let anyone tell you different, if you can get all those benefits to buying from a factory direct, you should do it!