Fleetwood RV has added a seventh floor plan for its Discovery diesel motorhomes in 2013, and the new plan, designated 40E, is filled with features offering all the comforts of home while on the road.
The 40E is a bath and a half model with comfortable seating and a big TV in the living area, a galley that is well-equipped for preparing large meals and entertaining guests, and a bedroom suite with ample wardrobe space and a super-size shower.
Luxury starts in the cockpit with Villa Soft-Touch captain’s chairs, dual dash monitors, a touch screen radio with built-in GPS, and a color backup monitor with side cameras integrated into mirrors.
Just behind the driver and passenger seats is a Villa L-shaped transformer sofa that sits opposite a 46-inch Sony LCD TV that is hidden away when not in use. A Sony home theater system has a built-in radio, DVD and surround-sound speakers.
The galley is equipped with a Corian backsplash, solid-surface countertops that are big enough to hold party trays and drinks, a one-cubic-foot convection microwave oven, a three-burner range and a four-door refrigerator that can be upgraded to a 22-cubic-foot residential refrigerator.
At the rear of the coach is a bathroom with a large glass shower and a bedroom with overhead cabinets, a standard queen bed or optional king bed, a 32-inch LCD TV, and a cedar-lined wardrobe. Other features include a stackable washer-dryer and an exterior entertainment system with a 32-inch TV.
The Discovery is built on a Freightliner chassis with a Cummins engine with 380 horsepower. Discovery motorhomes have manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $265,408. The 40E floor plan’s MSRP is $281,710. For information, visit fleetwoodrv.com.
Keystone RV has created a novel floor plan for the Montana, which has been North America’s top-selling fifth wheel for the past decade.
The 3900FB floor plan is the first in the industry to put a spacious bathroom at the front of the fifth wheel as part of the master bedroom suite. The bath offers his and hers vanity sinks, a large neo-angle shower with a glass door, and a walk-in wardrobe with a clothes hamper, vanity top and jewelry drawer. There is also room for a washer/dryer. The bedroom can have either the standard queen bed or optional king bed, along with a dresser and an LCD TV.
Arched ceilings create nearly nine feet of interior height in the living area and more than six feet, four inches in the bedroom and front bath. Other features include recessed LED overhead lighting, glazed cherry hardwood cabinets and furniture, hand-laid mullion cabinet doors, Mor/ryde LRE 200 suspension systems, and a MaxTurn front cap with dual LED light bars.
The 3900FP has an island kitchen with Corian countertops, sink covers and flush-mount range cover. The dinette is freestanding. There are two swivel rocker-reclining chairs in front of a huge window at the rear of the fifth wheel. The living area also includes a hide-a-bed sofa with an air mattress, and an entertainment center with an LCD TV, a pullout desk, and a fireplace.
Suggested retail price for this model, which is a little less than 40 feet in length and has three slideouts, is about $82,000, depending on options. Popular options include a six-point leveling system and a second air conditioner. For information, visit keystonerv.com.
Lance 1985 Travel Trailer
A dinette slideout creates a spacious interior in the Lance 1985, a travel trailer that sleeps four and at a dry weight of 3,660 pounds is light enough to be towed by a larger SUV or pickup.
The Lance 1985 has a walk-around queen bed or optional convertible sofa bed, an entertainment center, a fully equipped galley and a large bathroom that is the full width of the trailer.
Lance stresses the quality of its construction, which includes the use of Azdel composites in place of Lauan plywood to reduce the risk of mold and mildew, stainless steel fasteners to avoid rust, fiberglass exterior walls, and cabinets built with Lite-Ply plywood that is imported from Europe and known for its lightness, strength and resilience.
For 2013, Lance has added designer décor to its trailers with new fabric choices, rich woods, and new flooring.
The 1985 has an exterior length of 23 feet, four inches and carries an MSRP of $24,722. Lance trailers are available in eight floor plans ranging from under 17 feet to 28 feet. For information, visit lancetrailer.com.
Northwood Snow River Rugged Lite
The challenge for Northwood Manufacturing in developing the all-new Snow River Rugged Lite was to build a travel trailer to the company’s high construction standards but keep the weight low. The result is a unit that fulfills that ambition with a lot of flair.
The exterior gleams with a mocha front cap, ebony accents and Black-out Tuff aluminum wheels, and the interior styling has the look and feel of a high-end mountain resort.
The kitchen includes a butcher-block style countertop, distressed hickory slab cabinet doors with dark-face frame accents and a spacious arched ceiling through the living area. The attention to detail is reflected in roller bearing drawer guides, an SR signature interior-mounted compass with temperature gauge and even a built-in residential-style oiled cutting board.
Exterior features include a safari roof rack and ladder and a 20-watt solar panel.
Donald Cochran, the company’s national sales director, said, “Everything about the stylish new Snow River confirms that it is tough, durable and built to last…all in a lightweight package.”
Snow River travel trailers carry suggested retail prices ranging from $26,000 to $39,000. For information, visit northwoodmfg.com.
Thor Super C Motorhomes
For RVers looking to step up from a Class C motorhome built on a van chassis to a Super C built on a truck chassis, Thor Motor Coach is offering Four Winds and Chateau Super C models.
The new motorhomes are built on the Ford F-550 super duty chassis and are powered by a PowerStroke 6.7L diesel engine with 300 horsepower and 660-lb.ft. of torque. The GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) tops out at 19,500 pounds. The coaches come with an electronic brake controller integrated in the dash.
The big chassis clears the way for a large interior with features that include a residential refrigerator, 30-inch microwave over the range, solid-surface countertops, and privacy window roller shades. Exterior features include a 5.5 Onan generator with automatic start, dual 13.5k roof air conditioners, one-touch leveling jacks and a fully molded one-piece front cap.
Joel Grimm, Thor’s national sales manager for gas motorhomes, said, “We are confident these new Super Cs will turn heads with the additional living space created using the Ford F-550 super duty chassis. Features like diesel power, more maneuverability, increased towing capability and better driving comfort are what our customers tell us is missing from the larger Class C RV market.”
Both the Four Winds and Chateau 22SW models have an MSRP of $138,000. For more information, visit fourwinds-super-c.com or chateau-super-c.com.
Venture RV SportTrek
Founded last July, Venture RV is a new division formed by KZ RV to build lightweight trailers for active campers.
Its SportTrek trailers are light enough to be hauled by crossovers, SUVs and light duty trucks. Venture RV has designed them to stand up to rugged use by installing floors that are easy to clean and by using furniture coverings that are durable and stain resistant.
Both the newest floor plan, the 320VIK, and the 310 VJS pictured here, have an 82-inch Jiffy sofa that provides lots of room to sprawl out after an exhaustive day. The 320VIK has three slideouts, an island kitchen, a junior dinette, a bathroom that can be entered from inside or out and an outdoor kitchen that includes a sink, refrigerator and cooktop. This floor plan carries a suggested retail price of $31,850.
The trailers are built with a heated and enclosed underbelly and a fiberglass exterior with champagne colored front and back walls.
SportTrek travel trailers are available in eight floor plans ranging from 26 to 35 feet in length. Prices start as low as $22,200. For more information, visit venture-rv.com.
The Winnebago Sightseer has added a fourth floor plan for 2013 with several innovative features including a versatile piece of furniture called the InTable. The InTable is moveable and can serve as a dining table for six, a coffee table, a counter extension, an island or a desk. Plus, it has built-in storage.
The InTable is available in the 35G floor plan, which has three slideouts, and includes a Euro recliner, a sectional sofa/sleeper that expands when the slideout is extended, and either a queen or king bed. There are options for a fireplace, a stackable washer/dryer and a four-door refrigerator/freezer.
All four Sightseer floor plans offer premium features, such as Corian countertops, MCD American Duo roller shades and soft Ultraleather cab seats that swivel. The front solar and blackout shade in the cab can drop partway down to act as a sun visor or come all the way down to protect privacy.
You can select various entertainment options, depending on the floor plan. One plan offers an entertainment center with a 46-inch LCD TV. You can also add an exterior entertainment center with a 32-inch LCD TV.
Sightseer models are available in lengths from 31 feet to more than 37 feet at suggested retail prices ranging from $126,778 to $141,908. For more 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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