That beginning has now blossomed for Four Winds into a whole line of Class C motorhomes that it calls Fun Movers.
Dana Simon, Four Winds vice president for sales and marketing, said that although many manufacturers are now building sport recreational vehicles (SRVs) or toy haulers, Four Winds has the advantage of being in the market early. That has given the company the experience to design and build a broad range of models for a variety of uses.
“We have the expertise because we have been doing it for a long time,” he said.
In addition to its Fun Movers, Four Winds also offers toy haulers in both travel trailers and fifth wheels.
SRVs are typically used to haul motorcycles, ATVs and other sports gear, but people find lots of other uses, too. Simon said dog show participants, hot air balloonists and county fair concessionaires are just some of the people who appreciate the convenience of a vehicle that has both living quarters and a huge cargo area.
Four Winds recently expanded its Fun Mover motorhome line to include new 33-foot and 34-foot models built on the heavy-duty Chevrolet Kodiak chassis. The models offer plenty of headroom with seven-foot high ceilings. “As with all Fun Movers, they are perfect for transporting two- and four-wheel vehicles, as well as sports and hobby equipment,” said Scott Jacobson, Four Winds national sales manager.
With the new models, Four Winds can offer Fun Movers in every market niche from 27 feet to 39 feet in length, with suggested retail base prices from $74,000 to $168,000.
The new 33C and 34C are available with a standard 8.1-liter Vortec gas engine or an optional 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine with exhaust brakes and a diesel generator. The cargo area is eight feet by 10 feet and features a non-skid diamond plate surface, white laminate overhead cabinets and a Pro-Trak tie-down system.
The cargo area is separated from the living space with a fully sealed door. The living area has a sleeping area, bathroom, and a fully equipped galley that includes a double-door refrigerator, a convection microwave and a three-burner gas range top. Buyers can choose from two standard and three optional Sports Package interiors. The standard interior includes honey oak cabinets with maple as an option. The Sports Package options include black-and-white linoleum and white laminate cabinetry.
Other options include an LCD flat-screen television, satellite dish, DVD player, visor-mounted backup camera and exterior spotlights. The cargo area can be equipped with roll-over sofas. A factory-installed 10,000-pound towing hitch and a power liftgate are standard on the 33C and the 34C. Two larger models can be equipped with an observation deck on the roof, a popular feature for watching auto races and other events.
For customers who want a toy hauler in a travel trailer or fifth wheel rather than a motorhome, Four Winds offers a line of towables built by Dutchmen Manufacturing. Both Four Winds International and Dutchmen are divisions of Thor Industries.
There are three floor plans for fifth wheels and three for travel trailers under the Four Winds Winner’s Circle banner. The models range from 24 to 36 feet, all with large rear cargo areas.
For more information about Four Winds products, see www.fourwinds-rv.com or call (574) 266-1111.