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RV News Exclusive: Four Wheel Campers and Woolrich Join for New Camper

Tue Feb 7, 2017

Four Wheel Campers has announced a partnership with Woolrich to release a Limited Edition Camper called the Woolrich Edition.

The two companies have teamed up to make a total of 100 one-of-a-kind truck campers.

The Woolrich Edition is a slide-in model that can fit just about any truck. It also can be made in the Flat Bed Model style, according to Four Wheel Campers marketing Director Stan Kennedy.

The quantity will be limited to the first 100 buyers only. The campers will feature red and black Buffalo Check blankets, bolsters and throw pillows. In addition, all of the base upholstery is finished with fabric from Woolrich's historical Civil War Reenactment Series.

The custom made-to-order campers can also come with wool-covered cushions for those exploring warmer climates, according to a story on Woolrich.com.

The Woolrich is able to fit the mid-size (6-foot) bed as well as the full-size of 6.5 and 8 feet beds.

Woolrich is known as the original outdoor clothing company and was founded in 1830 by John Rich in Plum Run, Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, Woolrich furnished its wool blankets for the Union soldiers and continued its war efforts and supply during World War I and World War II with clothing and blankets, according to an article in Truck Camper Magazine.

Four Wheel Campers has been around for 45 years and the partnership between them came about to approach the outdoor recreation marketplace from different perspectives with different, but equally excited and interested communities.

"At the Four Wheel Camper dealer meeting about a year ago, we talked about the possibility of a special edition project," says Matt Henwood of Main Line Overland, who spearheaded the initiative with both companies. "We wanted something to further differentiate the Four Wheel Camper brand and the product from other camper brands."

The campers are built of aluminum and can sleep between 3-4 adults. The selling price of the campers will be between $36,000 and $37,000 each.

For more information, visit the link below.

Additional Information: http://www.fourwh.com/woolrich-edition/