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rv-pro.com November 2019 • RV PRO • 11 Entegra Qwest 24R The Qwest 24R might not be as long or as mighty as some of Entegra's Class A models, but the Class C might just surprise a potential customer upon first look at the inside. Checking in at a little over 25 feet long, Qwest is built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a 188-horsepower diesel engine. But it's the spacious interior that really does the selling. On the driver's side of the vehicle, Qwest has a full-wall slide that includes a dinette with stow-away pedestal legs, as well as a sofa. The big surprise is that behind the sofa is a queen- size Murphy bed that folds over the sofa to function as the main sleeping area of the coach. It's hard to overstate how much this hideaway function opens up the floor of what otherwise isn't much bigger than a large Class B. It is built on a Sprinter chassis, after all. But because of the bonus space provided by folding the bed into the wall, the design also allows for a large bathroom across the back end of the Qwest with a 24-by-32 shower and porcelain toilet in a dry bath setup. The shower includes a skylight, which adds headroom to the area. Pretty much everything else for the living area is lined along the passenger-side wall, including a pantry, an 8-cubic-foot refrigerator, a microwave and stove and a pair of overhead cabinets. "It's a premium product under the Entegra name," says Ryan Eash, director of product development for the Jayco Motorhome Group. "It is really versatile and gives you the best of both worlds with space for entertaining and for sleeping." Safety features include GPS, anti-lock brakes and lane- assist system. Standard external features include a 1,000-watt inverter, a 3.6-kilowatt Onan LP generator and two 12-volt house batteries. Qwest can come with an optional B-plus front cap with wind- shield to give added storage space in place of the standard overhead bunk above the driver cab. It also has three options for full-body paint scheme. A customer value package includes features such as a backup camera with monitor, tank heating pads, swivel driver and passenger seats and an armless electric patio awning with LED light strip. Qwest's MSRP is about $149,000. What impressed RV PRO: Qwest isn't a small Class C, but the use of a Murphy bed makes the coach seem even larger than it is. Given the spacious feel that is created, it's a wonder more manufacturers don't take advantage of this. Entegra's Qwest 24R shows how a manufacturer can make the most of a Class C built on a Mercedes- Benz Sprinter chassis. By using a Murphy bed, the coach has an open feel during the day, when the space is needed.

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