Airstream Interstate Grand Tour
Airstream has expanded its Class B motorhome lineup with the introduction of the Interstate Grand Tour built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. The new model is designed to bring the qualities of a classic Airstream trailer into a motorhome that is easy to maneuver.
Compared to the standard Interstate, the Grand Tour has a larger galley with additional counter and storage space and an expanded bathroom area. It also includes a flexible workspace desk, oversized refrigerator and freezer, power awning and optional dual screen doors.
Airstream is marketing the Grand Tour as ideal for first-time touring coach buyers or luxury motorcoach owners who are looking to downsize.
“Like our traditional Airstream travel trailers, the Interstate Grand Tour touring coach packs so much luxury and utility into a convenient package—office, bedroom, patio, the works,” said Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler. “It brings the classic Airstream design aesthetic to life, with well thought out features, exceptional fit and finish and attention to detail.”
The Interstate Grand Tour has an exterior length of a little more than 24 feet and a height of nine feet, eight inches. It has a diesel engine, and a host of safety features, including six air bags, a backup camera, a lane keeping and collision prevention system, and parking sensors.
Other features include UltraLeather seating, convertible rear sofa, Corian countertops, adjustable LED interior lighting, a Kenwood entertainment system with rear speakers, and two high-definition LED televisions. A well-equipped Interstate Grand Tour has a suggested retail price of $155,000.
For information, visit airstream.com.
Cruiser RV has expanded its Stryker toy hauler line to include a 38-foot trailer that has 16 feet of cargo space from the ramp opening to the first cabinet. With a width of eight and a half feet, the widebody design allows customers to fit two full side-by-sides in the cargo area.
The new model, the Stryker ST-3316, is Cruiser RV’s first triple axle travel trailer. It joins six other floor plans at lengths ranging upward from 30 feet.
In the Stryker, extra cargo room is created with a design that allows chairs to be stowed in the front hallway during transit. There are 76 inches of clearance under the power-lift queen bed in the garage so that ATVs, motorcycles and bigger toys like the Polaris RZR can be taken along.
The units are built for dry camping, with more than 100 gallons of fresh water storage available; gray and black water tanks that hold 63 gallons, and a fuel station with a 30-gallon capacity and an optional secondary generator fuel tank that holds 18 gallons.
In its 2015 models, Cruiser RV has adopted a SmartKey system in which all doors and storage compartments open with one key, eliminating the separate keys that are often required on toy haulers for ramp doors, entry doors and storage compartments. Jeff Fought, president of Cruiser RV, said dealing with multiple keys is aggravating. “It never fails the key for the door you’re trying to open is always the last key you try. I thought this isn’t user friendly, so we need to do something better for our customers.” The company worked with its door and hardware suppliers over the last year to initiate the single key system.
Other features in the Stryker toy hauler include LED lighting throughout and a lighted awning with integrated speakers. The ST-3316 weighs about 8,600 pounds fully equipped, but with a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,825 pounds, that leaves lots of cargo-carrying capacity. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $39,900.
For information, visit cruiserrv.com.
Families looking for extra sleeping capacity in a diesel motorhome will find it in the new Excursion 35E floor plan that includes a queen bed, sofa bed, two bunk beds and a dinette that converts to a sleeping area. And you can even add an optional hide-a-loft drop-down bed.
The new floor plan also includes extra storage. There is a seating and storage bench in the bedroom, storage across the rear wall and pass-through storage in the exterior compartments. A washer/dryer can be added to make it convenient for a family to do laundry during their travels.
The Excursion includes hardwood cabinets, composite tile flooring, and Sony LED TVs. For the 2015 model year, all Excursion models were upgraded with flush-mount windows, LED accent lights on the front headlights and new exterior graphics and colors.
Fleetwood RV builds its Excursions on a Power Bridge chassis from Freightliner with a Cummins diesel engine. Buyers can choose from four floor plans at a suggested retail price starting at $192,478.
For information, visit fleetwoodrv.com
Its rounded exterior, porthole entry door and 14-inch wheels with “moon” wheel covers recall an earlier era, but Genesis Classic trailers from Genesis Supreme RV have modern conveniences.
The interior includes a full kitchen with a two-burner cooktop, a stainless steel sink, a refrigerator and a residential microwave. Various floor plans have a queen bed, full bed or bunk beds, plus a dinette that converts to a bed. The bathroom has a porcelain toilet and a wet bath. Standard features include air conditioning and a 10-watt solar panel system.
The Genesis Classic is available in three floor plans, from 16 feet, six inches to 20 feet in length. The exterior is available in ivory white accented in blue or red and in slate gray accented in yellow, green or pink.
Pablo Carmona, president of Genesis Supreme RV, designed the trailers to look like classic models from decades ago, be light enough to be pulled by most any car, and be affordable, with prices starting at $19,950. He said, “I thought how fun it would be to design and build a trailer for families to create great memories like families did when I was growing up.”
For information, visit GenesisSupremeRV.com.
A new floor plan for the Cougar fifth-wheel includes a ramp deck at the rear of the trailer that can become a party area with a refrigerator and a 40-inch TV and entertainment center.
The fifth-wheel is 37 feet, eight inches long, with a spring-assisted ramp that opens to create a deck that is 8 feet by 11 feet and has side rails and an awning. There is a three-foot area inside the deck that can be used to transport bicycles, camping gear or other items.
The new 338PAT model is the first mid-profile fifth-wheel to include a party deck, which the company expects to appeal to families with children as well as active couples. The floor plan has three slideouts to create extra room. An island kitchen has solid-surface countertops, a stainless steel sink with a pullout faucet, cherry cabinetry, a brick backsplash and a built-in wine rack.
Full-width windows above a sofa/kitchen slideout let in an abundance of natural light to add to the feeling of spaciousness. The flush floor mid-deck includes a 60-inch shower in the bathroom, a walk-around orthopedic bed and a full-height wardrobe. Four-point auto leveling is included.
The 338PAT model has a suggested retail price of about $56,000. For information, visit keystonerv.com.
Monaco has expanded its Dynasty luxury motor coach offerings by adding a second floor plan, the Duke, to go along with its earlier layout called the Palace. Both are 45-foot coaches with four slideouts and immense master suites.
With a starting price of $585,750, the Dynasty is designed for buyers who can afford the best. The master suite offers a king or queen bed, a full-length rear wardrobe, and a 40-inch LED TV. The master bathroom has a large enclosed shower with a showerhead height of six feet, five inches; a skylight over the shower; a glass bowl sink with LED accents, and an optional stacked washer/dryer.
Now part of the Allied Recreation Group that includes Fleetwood RV, Monaco is building its motorhomes on an all-new Roadmaster chassis engineered in tandem with Freightliner Custom Chassis. The Dynasty is powered by a Cummins ISX engine with up to 600 horsepower.
The Duke and Palace floor plans both include a half bath in addition to the full bath in the master suite. Monaco’s wood finishing facility provides hardwood cabinet doors, face-frames and molding in glazed Dark Cherry or Italian Sienna wood. The living area includes Villa furniture, a 50-inch Sony LED TV, and electric fireplace. The galley includes a residential refrigerator with icemaker in the door, a spice rack, custom utensil drawers, adjustable shelves in the appliance garage, and a stainless steel under-mount, double-bowl sink.
Other features include a central vacuum system, power roller shades and privacy blinds, polished porcelain tile floor, and an AquaHot heating system.
For information, visit monacocoach.com.
It may look a lot like your grandfather’s motorhome, but the new Winnebago Brave is designed for 21st century living, with LED lighting, a powered patio awning, swiveling cab seats, and a rearview monitor that includes a Rand McNally GPS system.
The Brave and its twin, the Itasca Tribute, have classic exterior design elements from Winnebago motorhomes of the late 1960s and early ’70s, including a “flying W” on the side and an “eyebrow” above the windshield. There are retro design touches in the interior, too, but all the key features are distinctly modern.
In the cab, the navigation monitor can slide from the pilot to the co-pilot so that both can plan the route. The seats swivel to face a pedestal table that can be used for refreshments or games, or be removed for extra space.
In one floor plan, a third captain’s chair behind the two in the cockpit can swivel around to either face the pedestal table or face a dinette that has a bench seat on the opposite side. Another floor plan replaces the third chair with a U-shaped dinette that sits in a slideout. It also has a full-wall slideout on the driver’s side.
In the galley, the retro touches include cabinets with doors that slide open and have frosted panel inserts. The appliances, laminate countertop and a double sink with a pullout spring neck faucet are stylishly contemporary.
The 26A floor plan has a living area with a unique couch that serves multiple functions. It can be turned into a bed, be folded up for extra space or, at the press of a button, produce a table. The bedroom has a queen bed. Additional sleeping options include a studio loft bed that is lowered from the cockpit ceiling.
The Brave is available in two floor plans with a starting suggested retail price of $95,199. For information on the Brave, visit goWinnebago.com, and for the Itasca Tribute, see goItasca.com.