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Happy Holidays From Touch of Class Trailers

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Autumn Specials

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Fall colors, baseball playoffs and World Series, harvest time and getting ready for winter at the cabin.
Great time of year to be outside on a ATV or motorcycle – and the snowmobiles will soon be traveling along the trails, roads and mountain slopes. The fall trailer order rush is soon upon us so if you wish to secure your trailer in a normal production time-frame, please call us soon

One of the current trends I see lately is more and more customers are selecting a mid-deck Combination Trailer for their needs. Briefly, a mid-deck Combination trailer is the same style and standard specs of a Standard Combination Trailer except we angle the axles 32 degrees which raises the trailer up from the ground 6″ and then we angle the and round off the corners of the wheel wells so that the distance from the floor to the top of the wheel wells is a little over 4″. Great for rough roads or high snow areas because of the increased clearance under the trailer.
Enjoy the training video describing the mid-deck Combo:

I recently attended the NATDA (North American Trailer Dealers Association) annual trade show and educational seminars in Nashville, Tn. Always enjoy this growing show as I look for new and different ideas and options available for the Touch of Class Trailers. One exciting new announcement for the trailer industry regarding axle warranties – and see what new options are available in this brief summary video

Touch of Class has planned well ahead of the fall trailer order rush, so if you are looking for exceptional value, style, long-lasting durability and safety that fits your needs and budget, please contact us today.

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David Borg – President
Touch of Class Trailers
763-567-3946
david@touchofclasstrailers.com
www.touchofclasstrailers.com

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September Kickoffs

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Show Time

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It’s that time of year – summer Classic Car and Racing events.  Get out and enjoy.  Nothing like putting your best car in a new Combination Trailer from Touch of Class. It’s “SHOW TIME.”

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I enjoy looking at great classic or new cars, whether a local car show down Main Street, a Regional event like the “Back to the 50’s” weekend in St. Paul, or viewing some hot Ferrari, Lamborghini or Mercedes at a Florida show. Millions of fans each week attend and support NASCAR, Indy Car or drag racing events at venues in Daytona, Texas Motor Speedway, Sebring International Raceway, Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis, Bandimore on Thunder Mountain near Denver, Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville and hundreds more.  (I’ve seen all the above).

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                                      ANNOUNCEMENTS
Press Release – June 1, 2016
American Trailer Works (ATW), North America’s largest manufacturer of utility and cargo trailers, announced today it had reached a major milestone in the trailer industry with the manufacture of its three millionth trailer.  ATW manufactures trailers at 12 locations across North America and includes MTI, RC PJ and Carry-on Brands. John Burgess, Group President said, “At ATW, we always strive to be first in the industry in innovation and customer service. This is a historic day for ATW and for the North American trailer industry, as we are the first company to reach the 3 million trailer mark.” ATW also marked the event with an initial $50,000 donation to the Navy Seal Foundation. “We are deeply honored and proud to support the Foundation and the families of SEALS, with its mission to help surviving members of our fallen heroes.” ATW plans to donate additional monies to the SEALS at the NATDA Trade show in Nashville in September. Touch of Class Trailers is proud to be part of the MTI Brand and NATDA, and applauds ATW’s support for various military and veteran groups.

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Touch of Class continues to see a trend of customers ordering Combination Trailers with 6 – 12″ of extra height for hauling their taller vehicles. We currently have in stock or in production 29′ models of Silver/Black, Red/Black, White, and Brandy Wine/Black (4 most popular color models) with 6″ extra height. Call or email us today for specifics or to customize your dream trailer.

Special offer: (2) new customized 2016 trailers for sale:

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  1. Steel Frame 29′ Silver/Black with 12″ extra height, Tandem Dexter 6000# Spread Axles, HD rear ramp door, 16″ Black Star aluminum wheels, 16″ Spare Steel Wheel & 235/80R16E Radial tire, Winch Plate, (2) Salem Side Vents, 50 Amp 110V Electric package with Motor base plug, (3) Fluorescent lights in Upper raceways, (4) interior recepts, GFI exterior recept, Brace and wire for future A/C, (2) extra D-rings, 10 Ft. Wall E-track in and near V-Nose.  Customer could not take delivery for medical reasons. Special Wholesale price – $12,000. Retail Value – $15,000. Location – Middlebury, Indiana
  2. Aluminum Frame 31′ Silver/Black Combo, Tandem Dexter 6000# axles, 16″ Black Star Aluminum wheels with steel wheel spare inside recessed spare tire well, 1 Ft. Extended front tongue with adjustable front hitch, Insulation in walls and ceiling, 20 ft. Black & white checkered curbside awning, (2) extra D-rings, (2) exterior GFI recepts, 30 amp 110V electric package with (5) fluorescent lights, Brace & wire for future A/C.   Customer is building another trailer with additional options within for his needs. Special Wholesale Price – $17,000. Retail Value – $20,000.00. Location – Minnesota

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Many of you have contacted us recently regarding a customized trailer. It’s a process and we want to make sure we include all the details and options correctly and the timing works for you. Please contact us today with any questions or to finalize. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you.

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David Borg – President
Touch of Class Trailers
763-567-3946
david@touchofclasstrailers.com
www.touchofclasstrailers.com

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Dare To Be Different

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Happy New Year – Touch of Class Trailers

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ecca254e-3f6c-4be5-b2dc-301b6c837f82Wishing you and your family the best in health and prosperity for 2016.  It’s winter snow season – time to get out and have some fun with family and friends for those in the northern areas. The Touch of Class Combination Trailer is a great way to haul your sleds to trail destinations, especially with both front and rear ramp on-off loading for maximum use of space.
Here’s TOCT customers, Ed W. – OH and Dave B. – AK having fun.
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What’s New for 2016:

  • MTI and Touch of Class Trailers are proud to announce a new option – the RV-Eye security camera system. High quality night vision camera wirelessly connects to your cell phone or mobile device up to distance of 300 feet. Great for RV’s hauling a Combination Trailer or to have more security and peace of mind at night within your trailer. Please call for details and pricing.
  • More customers the last two years are ordering Combination trailers with 6″ of extra height because of taller ATV’s, compact tractors, etc. Touch of Class Trailers will now produce and offer (3) 29′ In-Stock Standard Model Combination Trailers available in Silver/Black and Red/Black Two-tone colors and solid White, the top 3-selling colors the last 5 years.

Current Inventory In-Stock:
27′ Combination Models
White, Silver/Black, Brandy Wine/Black (in Indiana), Red/Black (in Minnesota)

29′ Combination Models
(2) Black, Silver/Black, Red/Black, Brandy Wine/Black (all in Indiana)
Silver/Black, Red/Black, and White with 6″ Extra Height – In production

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2015 was a record setting year for Touch of Class Trailers and we want to thank all of our customers for their continued support and each of you who contacted us this past year. If you are still looking for exceptional Value and Quality in a Combination Trailer that fits your needs hauling a car, ATV, Snowmobile, motorcycle or to make your business more profitable, please contact us today.

Sharon and I would like to wish you and your family the best for the New Year.
Remember that hard work and persistence will help make your goals for 2016 a reality.

Thank you,

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David Borg – President
Touch of Class Trailers
763-567-3946
david@touchofclasstrailers.com
www.touchofclasstrailers.com
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Fall Harvest – Transition Time

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July Greetings

July 20, 2015

Ah don’t you just love these lazy, hazy, warm days of summer – Camping weekends, fishing trips, family vacations, Friday night car shows and so much more. There’s a rumble building on the horizon in anticipation of perhaps the largest gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts of all time at the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – AUGUST 3-9.  Many of our TOCT customers are finalizing plans to attend. Wouldn’t you just love traveling with friends and hauling your bikes inside a new Combination trailer to the Black Hills area this year?

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By utilizing removable motorcycle chocks, extra D-rings and/or e-track, the quality, versatility, safety and style of the Combination Trailer is a great way to save wear and tear on you and your bikes traveling towards western South Dakota for this special anniversary rally.
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TESTIMONIAL
The 29′ White Combination trailer pulled great!  The guys at the factory really stepped up with some last minute details so we could go south for our vacation. I am very happy so far with this trailer.  It has been a pleasure doing business with you.  Thanks David!!
~Greg M. – IA

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
We are constantly trying to improve and update the TOCT website to make it  more informative and user friendly.

1.    Check out the (3) new training videos posted on the TOCT Website
Interior features, Wheel well dimensions and specs, and Standard front hitch and mid-deck adjustable front hitch. Some great background music. We will be updating the trailer options gallery in the coming weeks.
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2.    TOCT announces it will be marketing a new rear mounted wireless camera that can be mounted above the rear ramp door with an application directly to your cell phone so that you easily view what is behind your trailer when needed.  This is more economical than hard wire connection to an older model mounted camera.  The wireless camera will be a $300 options investment and will be installed at the MTI factory during the production phase.

3.    With so many of our TOCT customers asking for 6″ of extra height in their customized trailer because of higher cab height of their ATV’S, golf carts, etc, we will be building a few standard Combination Trailers in the most popular colors with 6″extra height in the coming weeks.  First ones scheduled for completion around middle of August will be a 29′ Red/Black, 29′ Silver/Black and a solid White 29′ model.

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If you’re looking for exceptional value, style, long-lasting durability and safety in your next trailer, contact us today.

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David Borg – President
Touch of Class Trailers
763-567-3946
david@touchofclasstrailers.com
www.touchofclasstrailers.com

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Spring Greetings 2015

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner.  Farmers and gardeners are busy preparing their ground to plant.  Classic and muscle car enthusiasts are soon loading trailers for their favorite show rallies.  Turkey hunters and trail riders have been busy outdoors on their ATV’s, and motorcycle groups are always planning their next getaway.  It’s an exciting time of year and Touch of Class Trailers desires to keep you informed and updated with important pricing announcements and items of interest and value below.

“After inspecting and picking up my trailer in Indiana I was very pleased with the overall quality. I’ve had the opportunity to haul two vehicles in the trailer and am very impressed with the way it tows down the road empty or loaded.  I’m happy with my purchase and very pleased with the trailer.” Mike S, MN

At the end of January, 2015, TOCT announced that MTI will be having a price increase, but we did not know exactly how much or when the increase was to take effect. At the end of March, TOCT again announced that effective first part of April, expect a price increase of about 5% overall, but final details and MTI computer updates were not yet in place. TOCT honored existing pricing on all in stock inventory and new custom orders until last Friday, April 17th when we received official word of the increase on new custom build orders effective immediately.

Most if not all trailer manufacturers experienced price increases in 2014 and again in 2015. MTI Brand Trailers was proud to announce that they had maintained and kept their prices flat since 2013.  TOCT is proud to remind our customers that even though MTI last increased their prices in 2013, TOCT has held prices steady since 2011.

TOCT is happy to announce that when all is said and done, the base price increase for Steel and Aluminum Frame Combination Trailers will only be from 2 – 2.5% depending upon size. Aluminum prices in general and increased company overhead from healthcare compliance costs contributed to the increase in doing business. Other trailer models from MTI were affected more than 2.5% so TOCT is excited to announce a smaller increase than expected in the Combination models.  One exciting factor contributing to the smaller percentage increase from the original 5% is that on all new custom built Combination trailers, the exterior all LED lighting option upgrade will now become a standard feature.  TOCT AND MTI will continue to provide performance, craftsmanship, safety, service, integrity and value that TOCT customers have come to expect.

***For all existing Combination Trailers in Stock (there are a few remaining), TOCT will hold prices the same until June 15th whereby we will increase as described above.  Please check the TOCT inventory page or call us today for existing inventory still available. Don’t wait too long as they will be going fast.

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•    TOCT is announcing new Series 14 Black Aluminum wheel now available which replaces the former Black Lynx star wheels which went up significantly in price, so MTI made decision to go with these new wheels.  All aluminum wheels will go up in price by $20 per set of 4 or $5 per wheel.

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•    An extra 6″ height for all Trailer models have gone up $50. Axle Upgrades, Cabinets, Winch and awnings were a few options that experienced a slight increase.  110V electric packages #1 and #2 remain the same price.  Overall, the price increase is not as much as originally thought.
•    April, May and June are extremely busy trailer production months at the MTI factory in Indiana, so please be patient for custom trailers that have multiple options.
TOCT is an active member of the BetterBusiness Bureau.

BBB helps protect people by making sure each business who belongs upholds
the high standards of business ethics and honesty.  Recently TOCT received notification that for more than two years, local BBB staffers have offered active service members, veterans and their families support via educational workshops and programs, distributing information regarding scams, including employment scams targeting military families, and offers resources to struggling veterans at numerous events around the country.  TOCT salutes the BBB for a job well done in helping military families be smart consumers in today’s fast paced economy.

We received this Testimonial recently from Eric R. – active military, moving to Alaska on deployment: “Wanted to thank and let you know that everything turned out perfectly with our 29′ Combination trailer. We are very happy and cannot wait to get underway with our move. Thanks for all of your hard work and thank you for honoring us with your military discount. Take care, David. If we ever need another trailer…you’re our guy. We will recommend your company to anyone that asks. Thanks again.”
Eric – Thanks for your kind words.  I am honored by the sacrifice both you and your wife provide all of us each day with your military service. You and so many others like yourselves are truly “American Heroes.”

If you’re looking for exceptional value, style, long-lasting durability and safety in your next trailer, contact us today. Thank you
Thank you,

David Borg – President
Touch of Class Trailers
763-567-3946

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