Fleetwood RV Goes Hollywood with Vehicle in Universal Pictures’ “Meet The Fockers”

Fleetwood’s Pace Arrow motor home will enjoy an evening with the stars tonight at the premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Meet The Fockers,” the sequel to the successful comedy film “Meet The Parents” that starred Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller.

In April 2004, Fleetwood announced it had entered into an agreement with Universal Pictures to supply Pace Arrow motor homes for the production of the film, which stars DeNiro, Stiller, Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand. Fleetwood RV supplied Universal Pictures with three Pace Arrows, which were used for interior, exterior and action scenes.

The RVs underwent modifications by Universal to accommodate the production needs of the filmmakers, including exterior painting and interior modifications. One of the units was cut in half to allow for interior scene filming.

The front end of that RV will be displayed alongside the red carpet at this evening’s celebrity premiere at Universal City Walk, and a full Pace Arrow model from the film will be open for tours at the after party. In addition, Fleetwood will be holding a private screening of “Meet The Fockers” for 500 associates just prior to its nationwide release on December 22.

The Pace Arrow is the setting for a number of scenes in the film and is featured prominently in one of the film’s trailers now seen on television and in theaters.

Now that Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is “in” with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack (Robert De Niro) and Dina (Blythe Danner) Byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiancée, Pam (Teri Polo). But that’s before Pam’s parents travel to Florida in their RV to meet Greg’s parents, the Fockers. The hyper-relaxed Fockers (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand) and the tightly-wound Byrneses are woefully mismatched from the start, and no matter how hard Greg and Pam try, there is just no bringing their families together — which all adds up to a disastrously funny time of “getting to know you.”

“We’re very excited to have one of our most popular RVs play a key part in such a highly anticipated movie featuring such prominent stars,” said Chris Braun, Executive Vice President of Fleetwood RV. “The Pace Arrow’s appearance in ‘Meet The Fockers’ will introduce a whole new audience to RV travel and our line of RV products.”

“Universal is pleased to have a company with the sound reputation of Fleetwood to participate in the production of ‘Meet The Fockers,’” said a spokesperson for Universal Pictures. “Fleetwood RVs are recognized worldwide as the best in the business and Universal is world renowned for its top-quality entertainment products, so this is a perfect match.”

About the Pace Arrow
Fleetwood’s Pace Arrow is a top-selling gasoline-powered motor home that reflects upscale refinement and distinctive features. The Pace Arrow is available in lengths of 35′ to 37′ with a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price starting at $131,000.

About Fleetwood Enterprises
Fleetwood RV is a division of Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FLE), a leading recreational vehicle manufacturer and a leading producer and retailer of manufactured housing. Fleetwood’s recreational vehicle line includes motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, truck campers and folding trailers. Fleetwood RV products are distributed through a nationwide network of more than 1,200 dealers. For more information on Fleetwood Enterprises, visit our website at www.fleetwood.com or call 1-800-322-8216.

About Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (). Universal Studios is part of NBC Universal. NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates the No. 1 television network, the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

Released December 17, 2004