EverGreen Amped Toy Hauler
The 2014 Amped toy hauler from EverGreen Recreational Vehicles employs an innovative frame that is set above the axles so that wheel wells don’t take up room in the interior, and it has a step-up forward bedroom.
The design of the frame offers extra ground clearance for off-road travel and also permits a vast amount of pass-through basement storage.
With no interior wheel wells in the way, there is a lot of space to load ATVs, motorcycles or other recreational vehicles and equipment. To make loading and unloading easy, the Amped has a standard beavertail and eight-foot ramp with a 3,000-pound rating. D-ring tie downs are bolted to the frame.
The forward bedroom has a queen bed with storage underneath and also has two large wardrobes with drawers. The design is intended to provide all the storage of a fifth-wheel in an easy-to-handle travel trailer.
The Amped is built on an aluminum structure with vacuum-laminated ComposiTek interior walls to resist moisture, rot and mildew, and keep weight low. The floors have marine-grade plywood decking, and there is a high-gloss fiberglass gel coat finish. The Amped is available in five floor plans, from 22 to 32 feet.
The Amped is priced at about $55,000 to $59,000, depending on delivery charges, equipment and options. For information, visit goevergreenrv.com or see a video at youtube.com/watch?v=2lrwVJPqPQg.
Fleetwood RV has introduced two new floor plans in its Southwind Class A gas motorhomes, both with double slideouts that provide extra room to move around.
The Southwind brand, which Fleetwood introduced in 1970, stresses contemporary styling in its new models, which are built on a Ford F53 chassis.
The 34A floor plan has an L-shaped sofa, mid-ship 40-inch LED TV and a fireplace. A large bathroom is centrally located, and the bedroom includes a king-sized bed and ample wardrobe and storage space.
The new 36L floor plan features a bath and a half and L-shaped transformer sofa with a foldout air bed. One slideout houses a dinette with drawer storage and a Euro recliner with an ottoman, and the second slideout expands the bedroom with a queen bed or an optional king bed.
Starting price on the Fleetwood Southwind is $133,049. For information, visit fleetwoodrv.com.
The distance between a luxury motorhome and a truck camper shrinks with this spacious camper that includes three slideouts, including a full-wall slide on the driver’s side.
Features include a dry bath that can be entered from the bedroom or the living area, a floor to ceiling pantry, a large wardrobe and a simulated fireplace set below a flat screen TV.
The Mammoth has a base weight of 3,360 pounds, with an interior height of 6 feet, four inches and a floor that is eight feet wide. The overall length is 19 feet, 3 inches.
Its fresh water tank holds 65 gallons.
Other features include a basement slideout tray that is 41 by 80 inches, a double door refrigerator, a three-burner range and solid-surface countertops. Suggested base retail price is $41,085. For information, visit hostcampers.com.
The Villagio, a new Class C luxury motorhome from Renegade RV, is built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis and takes its inspiration from upscale yachts, with luxury features built into a compact-sized coach.
Stainless steel accents, bonded leather upholstery and European-style cabinets give the Villagio a distinctive look. “The Villagio is a great motorhome for young families or retired couples that want a smaller, more maneuverable coach without giving up high-end amenities,” said Stacey Miller, the company’s Sprinter product manager.
The Villagio is available in two floor plans: 24RBS, which features a rear corner bed and a nine-foot slideout containing a jackknife sofa and wardrobe/pantry, and 25TBS, which features rear twin beds that can be converted to a large single bed and includes a slideout with a sofa.
The motorhome has an all-steel frame powered by a Mercedes-Benz diesel engine. Suggested retail prices starts at $120,000 and range up to $140,000 when loaded with options.
Renegade RV, based in Bristol, Indiana, entered the trailer industry in 1997 and has become known for customizing RVs to fit their customers’ lifestyles. For information, visit RenegadeRV.com.
The SunnyBrook Raven for 2014 is a new mid-profile fifth-wheel with a gel coat exterior, a painted two-tone fiberglass front cap and lots of standard features. It has LED ceiling and docking lights and a power awning with an LED light. There are slam latch luggage doors and a keyless entry door.
Interior features include sky view windows, a big 60-inch shower, solid-surface countertops, microwave, a lighted curio cabinet, flexible reading lights, a ceiling fan with a light, and a large TV with a sound bar for enhanced audio.
Among the options you can add are a central vacuum system, heated holding tanks, a king bed, bonded leather furniture and a washer/dryer. Suggested retail prices for the Raven range from $44,285 to $47,350.
SunnyBrook fifth-wheels and travel trailers are made by Winnebago Industries. For information, visit winnebagoind.com.
The new Miramar from Thor Motor Coach offers a host of luxury features in a Class A gas motorhome, with a choice of four floor plans ranging from 32 to 36 feet. Premium features include a three-camera monitoring system, power patio awning, 100-gallon fresh water tank, solid-surface countertops, a residential Whirlpool refrigerator and a Denver mattress sleep system, including king-size beds in some models.
The front of the coach has a stylized cap with LED accent lighting around the headlights. The rear cap has an integrated fuel fill so that the gas tank can be filled from either side of the coach. The basement has multiple pass-through storage areas.
Inside the coach, the floor is vinyl to make it easy to clean. Blackout roller shades keep light and heat out of the living area. If you need extra sleeping space, you can add the optional drop-down overhead bunk bed that stores out of sight when not in use.
The Miramar is built on the Ford F53 chassis with a 22,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating and a V-10 Triton 362-horsepower engine.
The suggested base starting price is $134,870. For information, visit Miramar-RV.com.
Winnebago Adventurer/Itasca Suncruiser
Diesel-pusher style and luxury without the diesel-pusher price is the claim that Winnebago makes for its 2014 Adventurer and Itasca Suncruiser models. Both are available in four floor plans, including a new triple slideout, and the exterior has been restyled with a new front cap and full-body paint.
The Adventurer and Suncruiser have Ultraleather furniture, MCD solar/blackout roller shades, Corian galley countertops and sink covers, a color rearview monitor system, and a powered patio awning with integrated LED patio lighting. There are also LED ceiling lights, which save on energy consumption and extend battery life when dry camping.
The new 38Q floor plan features a triple slideout that creates three separate living zones, including a large lounge area with a sectional sofa, Euro recliner, corner TV and optional fireplace. The mid-coach galley has an island sink and a residential refrigerator with interior water and ice dispenser and a glide-out bottom freezer drawer. The dining table can be extended to accommodate additional seating. A cross-aisle split bath places a toilet and sink on one side and shower and second sink on the other so that two people can get ready for the day at the same time. The bedroom slideout can be equipped with either a king or queen bed, with an Ideal Rest Digital Comfort mattress. The bedroom includes a large TV and lots of wardrobe and storage space.
Suggested retail prices range from $153,465 to $182,525. For information, visit winnebagoind.com.
Nikki is a writer and editor for Do It Yourself RV, RV LIFE, and Camper Report. She is based on the Oregon Coast and has traveled all over the Pacific Northwest.
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