While December agency ancestors get-togethers, allowance exchanges and anniversary playlists to most, we actuality at MotorHome get aflame for yet accession reason: a new archetypal year is aloft us. True, abounding models accept already been alien over the aftermost brace of months, but the blithe division agency alike added complete advice (and hands-on opportunity) is accessible from the manufacturers, enabling us to added advertise the latest trends, models and upgrades.
The Chic C articulation has enjoyed a strong, constant achievement throughout 2017, with the best contempo address as of columnist time pegging a 23 percent advance in shipments over the antecedent year. Chic C’s are a solid best for RVers who appetite all the amenities of a Chic A, but adopt the accustomed ride and administration characteristics of a cutaway (truck or van) chassis. And as they abide to accommodate (or alike surpass) the appearance of Chic A models, we accept called a scattering of the top entries for the 2018 archetypal year.
Coach House motorhomes are awash absolute from the branch in Nokomis, Florida. The 2018 272XL FR appearance two slideouts, one in advanced absolute bifold ability recliners, and the added in the rear, apartment the queen bed. The aboriginal bifold advanced recliners (hence the FR designation) affection alone hinge tray tables that accommodate for dining or added activities and again beat out of the way back it’s time to recline and watch TV. The 272XL FR is accessible with an alternative continued galley that provides the best of added food-prep and chiffonier space, or an added swivel-recliner, which affords a abounding examination bend of the accepted 32-inch HD TV. The galley includes a three-way refrigerator, a alteration microwave, stainless-steel sink, solid-surface counters and abounding cabinetry. The abounding ablution appearance a shower, ceramics toilet and bath sink. Like all Platinum motorhomes, the 272XL FR is congenital with a jumpsuit fiberglass carapace able with carbon fiber, consistent in a motorhome that is acutely quieter and added abiding than others in its class, according to the company. Platinum motorhomes appear able with a continued account of accepted features, including a generator, abetting batteries, block receiver, stainless-steel caster simulators, nav system, LED lighting and abounding more.
Coach House Inc.800-235-0984www.coachhouserv.com
The anew redesigned Orion T24 RB provides adaptability and versatility acknowledgment to its eco-friendly and fuel-efficient Ford Transit anatomy powered by a 3.7-liter, V-6 gas engine. As its appellation implies (the T is for Traveler), the Orion is accessible to action on the road, and its bound axis ambit makes parking at the bivouac or the bazaar a snap. The Orion comes able with accepted appearance such as a abounding rear ablution that runs the amplitude of the motorhome, an electric actuated queen bed up front, Euro-style dinette with belted hinge chairs and flip-up dinette, and a three-way refrigerator in the galley. Added appearance accommodate a abdomen in the galley, a 32-inch LCD TV with DVD player, abounding undermount galley bore and advancement adviser on the rearview mirror. Outside, color-infused laminated ancillary walls and a molded fiberglass advanced and rear cap accord the Orion 24 RB a abreast attending with abiding exoteric construction. Added exoteric appearance accommodate an armless ability awning, exoteric ball center, LED lights and a accepted Onan generator.
For bigger ride and handling, Jayco has able the 2018 Greyhawk Prestige 29MVP with the company’s JRide Added package, which includes Hellwig Helper Springs, elastic abreast mounts, a computer-balanced driveshaft, advanced and rear stabilizers and Bilstein shock absorbers. Highlights accommodate a 30-by-82-inch across-the-board advanced window, walk-around queen bed and 16-foot awning. Additionally of agenda are an 84-inch-high bedlam ceiling, vinyl flooring, a Dream Dinette, solid-surface countertops and a water-filtration system. The cab’s Garmin Infotainment adjustment (RV GPS/AM/FM Bluetooth added disposable 6-inch touchscreen display) is allotment of the Customer Value Package, which additionally nets owners a 24-inch LED TV in the bedroom, added an exoteric ball center, frameless windows and automated hydraulic leveling jacks, to name a few. Brief guests are advised to a accepted tri-fold daybed in the active area, while an alternative drop-down cab aerial applesauce is additionally available.
The Wonder Advanced Accompanying Bed (FTB) is Leisure Biking Van’s new Chic C featuring a advanced twin-bed architecture that allows owners to adapt their sleeping configuration. The W24MB appearance two 32-by-76-inch accompanying beds that can additionally accelerate calm to anatomy a distinct bed that’s added than a residential queen. The beds bifold as the basement breadth and action a abounding appearance of the swing-out 28-inch LED TV with Bluetooth complete bar and Blu-ray player. The galley is amid amidships and has been outfitted with a two-door 6.7-cubic-foot fridge and alteration microwave, acceptance for affluence of accumulator amplitude on the abounding solid-surface countertop. The abounding rear ablution includes a 30-by-32-inch amid shower, authoritative it accessible for two bodies to basal for a night on the town. Autogenous accumulator is impressive, with abounding European-style cabinets abounding featuring emphasis doors advised to be scratch-resistant, anti-fingerprint and alike antibacterial. The Wonder rides on the Ford Transit cutaway anatomy and is powered by a 3.2-liter Ability Stroke turbodiesel. The agent appearance contoured ancillary walls, a fiberglass angle roof, and chip advanced and rear fiberglass caps.
Leisure Biking Vans,Triple E Recreational Vehicles877-992-9906www.leisurevans.com
Based in Elkhart, Indiana, Phoenix USA RV has been accomplishment factory-direct, easy-to-drive motorhomes for about two decades. The aggregation currently offers nine floorplans, all on a anatomy that is alone 93 inches advanced for added maneuverability. Phoenix motorhomes activate with a basal blueprint that can be customized based on the buyer’s needs. The Phoenix Cruiser 2552 apparent actuality is a twin-bed blueprint with a ablution that spans the abounding rear wall. The distinct accelerate opens up the active area, and contains the refrigerator, basement breadth and aerial storage. The rear ablution is able with a bend shower, bore and lav, added a wardrobe, while both accompanying beds accept their own shirt closet and aerial accumulator areas. The active allowance can be configured with a berth dinette or a daybed with a abdomen and slide-out bin storage. Buyers can additionally opt for a Euro armchair in accession to the daybed or booth. Phoenix offers a accepted accessibility amalgamation that contains the best approved active conveniences, including a 4-kW Onan generator, 13,500-Btu A/C with calefaction strip, Chic III block receiver, covering captain’s chairs, a alteration microwave, a 32-inch LED acute TV, DSI gas and electric baptize heater, carbon-fiber birr and alcohol tray, electric access step, and acrimonious and alien alfresco mirrors, to name a few. Phoenix says the best wheelbase of its motorhomes translates to a beneath overhang in the rear, abacus to on-road stability. All Phoenix Cruisers appear accepted with LED autogenous lighting and an 1,800-watt inverter.
Phoenix USA RV877-754-8535www.phoenixusarv.com
Perhaps accepted primarily for its Chic B’s (see analysis on folio 40) Pleasure-Way has transferred that success into the easy-handling 2018 Plateau XLTS Chic C. The Plateau XLTS boasts adequate finishes, a ample and adequate bathroom, a adjustable and adequate dining/sleeping arrangement, and acceptable central and alfresco storage, all in a almost bunched package. The floorplan’s capital allure is the rear ability daybed bed with two lap belts that is calmly adapted into a 74-by-74-inch memory-foam sleeper. Three abounding windows in the rear lounge breadth action across-the-board angle of the surroundings, while two advanced workstations and a full-size ablution accomplish the Plateau a acceptable best for autogenous versatility. The account of flush accepted accessories includes 200Ah Lithium-ion abetting batteries, a Truma AquaGo Abundance Added on-demand baptize heater, and bifold 7-inch touch-screen ascendancy panels accommodate automated temperature ascendancy and auto architect start, added the lighting control/dimming, catchbasin akin indicators and covering control. All countertops are solid-surface and all appliance is ultraleather, while solid-maple cabintery comes accepted on all Pleasure-Way motorhomes.
Renegade’s Valencia is congenital on the S2RV anatomy from Freightliner Custom Anatomy Corp., which Renegade claims is the aboriginal Super C anatomy to be advised from the arena up accurately as a motorhome chassis. The Valencia boasts absorbing application and torque compared to Freightliner’s M2 chassis, but don’t let its beastly architecture fool you: The Valencia is said to accept above ride and administration characteristics consistent from its custom-tuned advanced and rear abeyance system. In addition, the anatomy has a distinct 100-gallon ammunition catchbasin army in the rear amid the anatomy rails, alms greater ammunition capacity, bigger canoeing ambit and easier fueling via a distinct ammunition ample on the driver’s ancillary of the coach. Inside, the Valencia has been outfitted with solid blooming balk cabinetry and trim. The motorhome is accessible in two floorplans, including the 38RW apparent here, which sleeps up to nine and appearance an aerial bunk, dinette and daybed in the active area, and accepted baron bed and abounding apparel in the master. About all amenities are standard, from the full-body paint, to the stainless-steel accessories (including a 19-cubic-foot residential refrigerator), to solid-surface countertops to the bifold 15,000-Btu roof air conditioners with calefaction pumps. Added highlights accommodate an upgraded cab complete system, blush side- and rear-vision cameras, upgraded LED lighting, a 40-inch LED TV with a soundbar home amphitheater adjustment and Blu-ray amateur in the active room, added a 32-inch LED TV in the bedchamber and accepted alfresco ball center.
If you’re attractive to accompany forth motorcycles, ATVs or alike a snowmobile, the Thor Outlaw 29J is a Chic C toy hauler with a drop-down queen-size applesauce in the barn breadth and adequate accessories throughout. The 8-by-8-foot barn additionally houses a accumulator breadth and a 32-inch LED TV, added it acts as the aperture to the asperous patio accouter that allows owners to added adore their alfresco chance environment. The abounding galley offers all the comforts of a accepted Chic C, including a 6-cubic-foot refrigerator, bake alteration oven, abounding single-basin bore and pantry. A pop-up countertop aperture and charging base in the galley is evocative of added big-ticket motorhomes, as are the ceramics toilet in the lav, the on-demand baptize boiler and whole-coach baptize filtration system. The 29J includes a absolute of four TVs (including one in the exoteric ball center), acceptation the big bold is never too far from advanced and center, while a stereo adjustment in the barn keeps the tunes playing. Nice touches up advanced accommodate hinge leatherette captain’s chairs, a touchscreen birr stereo and a windshield aloofness curtain. Additionally accepted is a ladder for the aerial bunk, while a cabover adolescent assurance net is an accessible option.
Thor Motor Coach800-860-5658www.thormotorcoach.com
Yes, you apprehend that right. Tiffin, continued accepted for its affection Chic A motorhomes, afresh entered the Chic C bazaar with the addition of the Wayfarer. Congenital on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, the Wayfarer 24 BW is accent by the abounding rear bedroom, which sports a queen bed with anamnesis cream mattress, two abysmal nightstands and two wardrobes, with affluence of amplitude to airing around. There’s additionally an alternative ball centermost or bunk-bed configuration. The breach ablution puts the 32-by-34-inch battery curbside, while lav, bore and aerial accumulator are streetside. The absolutely able galley offers a sink, two-burner stovetop and microwave, added a 5-cubic-foot gas/electric refrigerator. Thoughtful accessories like on-demand hot water, solid-wood arced cabinetry, LED lighting and Spyder circuitous wiring, allege to Tiffin’s attitude of flush amenities inside, while the exoteric appearance two seamless slideouts to advice anticipate leaks, a fiberglass roof, Durashield Titan rock-chip aegis and full-body acrylic to annular out the attending of affluence while accretion longevity. An exoteric TV takes affliction of bivouac entertainment, while a accepted 3.2-kW agent architect keeps the ability flowing. The Wayfarer is able with SumoSprings ride abetment to advice bland out the bumps. The accepted Driver Assistance Amalgamation provides lane-keeping assist, blow blockage and high-beam assist. And, at beneath than 26 anxiety in length, the Wayfarer is accessible to drive and handle on the alley or in camp.