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2024 KZ RV Connect Mini CM191BHK

EDITOR’S NOTE: In separate announcements, KZ RV and its Venture RV division announced two of their models, the Connect Mini and the SportTrek 5 Touring Edition, respectively, were recognized as Top Debuts by RVBusiness magazines.

RVBusiness Names KZ RV’s Connect Mini a Top RV Debut for 2024

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. – KZ Recreational Vehicles, a leader in the recreational vehicle industry, proudly announced recently its ultra lightweight Connect Mini has been awarded the title of “Top RV Debut” for the model year 2024 by RVBusiness magazine. This prestigious recognition follows the debut of the travel trailer at the Elkhart RV Open House in September.

As noted in the release, KZ RV understands that travel trailers should cater to various needs, including those of campers with small SUVs. Some of its customers who love the full-size Connect wanted a smaller, more towable version with all the luxury features they adore — and KZ listened to its customers, with the introduction of the Connect Mini its answer to their needs.

With its compact size and top-tier features, the Connect Mini was designed with a focus on lightweight luxury. Highlights include:

2024 KZ RV Connect Mini CM191BHK

Effortless Towing: Weighing in between 3,850 to 4,040 pounds and with lengths ranging from 22′ 1″ to 27′ 4″, the Connect Mini is designed to be ultra-lightweight, making it ideal for towing with smaller SUVs and promoting convenience and fuel efficiency.

Luxurious Interiors: Inside, the Connect Mini boasts roller shades for privacy and light control, a 17” oven for gourmet cooking on the go, a front cap with a windshield for a panoramic view and painted hardwood cabinetry and residential cabinet handles that add a touch of luxury to owner adventures.

Exterior Excellence: The Connect Mini is equipped with an exterior docking station for added convenience, a power awning with LED light strip for outdoor ambiance and a full glass friction-hinged entry door with shade prep, screenshot and screen defender for security and style. It also comes with a 12-volt tank heater, Azdel sidewalls for added durability, a solid step with a large grab handle for easy entry and a power tongue jack for added convenience.

Reliable Travel: Equipped with Goodyear tires, the Connect Mini ensures a safe and reliable journey on the road.

Off-Grid Adventures: For those seeking extended adventures, the Connect Mini offers an optional off-grid package featuring a 110-watt solar panel, 30 AMP MPPT and a 1,200-watt inverter.

Nick Francis, KZ RV’s towables product manager, emphasized the Connect Mini’s significance.

“The Connect Mini exemplifies our dedication to creating remarkable RV experiences for all, regardless of the size of customers’ SUV or budget,” he said. “This recognition underscores our commitment to providing exceptional quality and value to our customers.”

Discover the Connect Mini’s versatility, lightweight design, and luxurious features by visiting or calling (888) 829-6320.

Venture RV SPortTrek 5 Touring Edition

Venture RV’s SportTrek 5 Touring Edition Named a Top Debut by RVBusiness

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. – Venture RV, a division of KZ Recreational Vehicles, is excited to announce the SportTrek 5 Touring Edition fifth wheel has been selected as a Top Debut by RVBusiness for model year 2024.

The award underscores Venture RV’s commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction.

“This is a significant milestone as we introduce our first fifth-wheel to the market,” said Venture RV General Manager Dave Boggs. “We now offer a full fiberglass product line from the 3,000-pound Sonic Lite all the way up to the new 10,000-pound Touring 5 luxury fifth-wheel. We wanted to offer a more robust selection of products under the Venture brand.”

Venture RV SPortTrek 5 Touring Edition

The SportTrek Touring Edition fifth wheel features amenities such as industry-leading pass-thru storage, a luxurious bedroom suite and an entertainment-centric living room. Notably, the 353VIK model also includes a fullsized dishwasher in the kitchen island.

“We wanted to build off of the excellent features our customers have come to love in the SportTrek line,” said Boggs.

In addition to the award-winning 353VIK floorplan, Venture RV offers two other fifth-wheel designs: The 353VRK and 354VBH. Venture RV will continue to expand the Touring fifth-wheel line to six floorplans.

“We are committed to our path of continuous growth and evolution,” said Boggs. “We can’t wait to show our new, innovative floorplans — coming soon to a dealer near you.”

For more information about the SportTrek 5 Touring Edition fifth wheel and other Venture RV products, please visit or call (888) 829-6320.