Built on a commercial truck chassis, a Haulmark Motorcoach has the strength and power to tow just about anything you would want, but its interior is all about comfort and luxury. Style and sophistication are reflected in solid wood cabinetry, a well-appointed kitchen, a spacious living area and a deluxe master suite.
Haulmark builds its motorhomes on truck chassis from Freightliner and Volvo that have front diesel engines with 450 to 600 horsepower. The durability of a million-mile chassis and lots of towing capacity bring customers to Haulmark, and the inclusion of elegant furnishings adds to the appeal.
Eric Wooley, Haulmark Motorcoach sales manager, said many customers are people 35 to 60 years of age who lead very active lives. Some want a motorhome that can pull a horse trailer; others have ATVs, boats or other vehicles they want to bring along on their outings.
The look and drivability of a Haulmark coach are other reasons for their appeal. People who are intimidated by the prospect of getting behind the wheel of a Class A diesel pusher often find it more natural and comfortable to drive a Haulmark coach, with its engine in front. Drivers appreciate the handling and performance.
Like high-end Class A coaches, the Haulmark motorhome requires a significant investment, with retail prices starting at $400,000, but the cost buys value. There are five floor plans with as many as four slideouts and with several options in both interior design and exterior graphics.
Wooley said Haulmark builds its coaches one at a time so there are opportunities to tailor coaches to fit each customer’s needs. In fact, he said, about 70 percent of the coaches that are sold have been customized in some way. Wooley said, “I enjoy working one on one with our customers, helping them create the perfect coach and exceeding their expectations.”
The company builds its own solid wood cabinets, and while oak is the standard choice, there are options in hickory, maple and walnut.
The coaches sleep from six to eight people. Every floor plan has a deluxe master suite in the rear with lots of storage space. Some have a wardrobe/entertainment center with cedar-lined cabinets and residential-style dresser drawers along a wall that includes a 32-inch LCD TV. In the bathroom, you can have a vessel bowl sink, Corian countertops and a luxurious glass shower enclosure. A stackable washer/dryer is an option. Some models have a bath and a half.
The standard kitchen has a stainless steel refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, Corian countertops, three-burner recessed cooktop with a Corian cover, a convection microwave oven, and a pullout pantry. You can add a Fisher Paykel stainless steel dishwasher drawer. And, there are other options, too, including an even larger refrigerator. You can also choose a model with a kitchen island for extra cabinets and counter space.
The coaches have residential-style tables and chairs, and there are various sofa and recliner seating and entertainment center options. You can enhance your outdoor living by adding an outside refrigerator, gas grill and entertainment center.
Haulmark also builds motorhomes that include garages for motorcycles, ATVs or other sports equipment, and motorhomes especially designed to haul racecars. It also offers the Sport Deck, which is a vehicle that includes living quarters and can pull gooseneck horse trailers, stacker-style racecar trailers and toy hauler trailers.
Haulmark, based in Elkhart, Indiana, is part of Universal Trailer Corporation, the largest manufacturer of enclosed trailers in North America. For information on its motorhomes, visit haulmarkmotorcoach.com.