September '18

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rv-pro.com September 2018 • RV PRO • 39 Arctic Wolf/Alpha Wolf At this year's Open House, Arctic Wolf is debuting a new floorplan, the 245RK4, featuring a rear kitchen. Bryan Walczak, sales manager for Arctic and Alpha Wolf, says the new unit is one of the shortest rear kitchen floorplans in the business. "We're looking to really accommodate those smaller trucks," he says. "Based on feedback from customers and dealers is that they want us to go smaller." The Arctic Wolf also features a new interior look and plenty of upgrades on the outside. "We only spend money on stuff customers will recognize; we don't waste money," Walczak says. "We're using new graphics this year and some include a new type of reflective chrome vinyl. This has never been done with our current supplier. It ups the safety and is standard on everything. "We also have a new interior look; everything inside is new," he adds. "The leader of our design team has done a really good job with what she calls contrasting, mixing lights and darks together." Additionally, Walczak will be bringing the new product line, Alpha Wolf, which will have two floorplans on display at Open House, with six total floorplans available. The RV maker brought one to last year's National RV Trade Show, but this is the first time Walczak says the line will receive the full treatment. "Cherokee was founded on the traditional-built trailer. Several years ago, if you wanted to upgrade from traditional you would pretty much have to go to another brand," he says. "Now, we have the ability to allow customers to buy our units in a laminate product. We can't keep them in stock." One of the things Walczak says he's most excited about is his division's ability to keep prices low. "It's been a tough year with vendors," he acknowledges. "Whether it's steel, aluminum, foam or rubber, we've been able to scale all the price increase and work with our vendors to make sure our price increase this coming year is less than 1 percent. "We're very excited," he says. "We've been received very well and after this show we will have a full-fledged lineup." Dynamax The Isata 3 features a new floorplan, the 24RV, on a Sprinter floorplan and consists of no slides. A ceiling drop-down bed will be a true queen and drop down low enough so elderly people can get into it easily, according to Tony Anagnos, national sales manager for Dynamax. Isata 3 technology has received an update, with a switch to an infotainment center by Kenwood that has Apple Carplay, allowing customers to use their iPhone or Android. Dynamax also added options for a forward dash camp and Alcoa aluminum wheels. The Isata 3 has four floorplans that range in length from 24.7 feet to 25.5 feet. The Isata 4 features many similar options, such as Alcoa wheels, and also has the option for theater seating. The new 25FW has a full-wall slide with floorplans that range from 27.5 feet to 32.10 feet. Anagnos says the Isata 5 is the hottest Super C on the market.

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