June '19

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44 • RV PRO • June 2019 rv-pro.com R V M A N U F A C T U R E R S A variety of vehicles – from rockets to com- mercial airliners – have been developed and built in Alabama over the years. Now, the Heart of Dixie state can add another form of transport to the list: The Storyteller Over- land MODE 4X4. The new Class B motorhome line promises to take people to places where even spaceships and jets don't go. Introduced at the inaugural RVX Expo in March and officially launching mid-year, the MODE models – built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and Ford Transit 350 chassis – most notably fea- ture four-wheel drive. That's a rarity in the Class B market, and part of what makes the Birming- ham-based manufacturer's units stand out in what is admittedly a crowded field competing in a niche market, according to CEO Jeffrey Hunter. "We saw an unmet need in the marketplace and an underserved customer who really did not have a variety of good options that were available to them. We saw that people were standing in very long lines with some of the boutique builders and paying very, very high prices," he says. "On the other end of the spectrum, we saw some entry-level RVs that were coming into the market but really Storyteller Overland in Growth MODE The startup manufacturer believes it can succeed in a crowded, niche Class B market by making units with unique features set that can travel where other B's fear to tread. By Mike Harbour PHOTOS COURTESY STORYTELLER OVERLAND The rugged Storyteller Overland MODE 4X4 is built on both a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and Ford Transit 350 chassis, giving owners a choice between a diesel and gas platform.

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