November '19

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20 • RV PRO • November 2019 rv-pro.com O P E N H O U S E C O V E R A G E Redwood 4001LK If someone is going to get full-time into RVing, chances are they don't just want a taste of home. They probably are looking for a little more luxury in addition to functionality. In the Redwood 4001LK (hint: the LK stands for luxury kitchen) there is both luxury and functionality from the enormous pass- through storage under the front portion of the fifth wheel to the rear kitchen with Waterfall countertops and large residential refrigerator. "Our buyers are full-timers, and if they aren't full-timers, they are putting 10,000 to 12,000 miles a year on these things," says Tim Cress, product manager. "With our FIT 2.0 Chassis, you've got a heavy-duty beefy package that is going to carry you down the road." Chassis features include 8,000-pound axles, a MORryde 4100 suspension, a 12-inch drop frame and a MORryde pin box. Thanks to the drop frame, there is storage below the bedroom that probably could be used as another bedroom it is so large. The walls of the compartment are covered with SlatStorage, allowing baskets to be hung from grooves in the wall much like displays in a hardware store. The hydraulic pump system has been relocated into the com- partment, allowing the owners to close off access to a specific slide-out if they don't want to use all of them at once. Inside, the 4001LK is 42-feet long, so designers had plenty of space to play with. Stepping into the coach, the large living room with a tri-fold sofa and theater seating across from the entertainment center is completely separate from the kitchen. That means the kitchen area doesn't have random traffic around the cook. The area is dedicated to cooking a prepara- tion of food. The stove sits above a 3.7-cubic-foot oven and below a large vent hood. The kitchen includes a pull-out pantry and full-sized residential refrigerator. Moving forward, a half-bath closes out the lower portion of the coach before entering a bedroom with a 72-by-80 king bed situated east-west in a slide-out, leaving room for dressers. At the far front of the coach is a large bathroom with dual sinks and vanities and a large shower. Outside the bath is a sizeable walk-in closet. "We took the approach that we take with homes this year," Cress says. "Two things sell homes – kitchens and bathrooms. That's where our focus was." The MSRP is $140,000. What impressed RV PRO: Upon walking into the bathroom of the 4001LK, it's not unusual to hear, "Oh, wow." The spacious area with ultra-modern shower and dual vanities could be the highlight of most coaches. Unless, of course, they also included a luxury kitchen with home-sized appliance like those Redwood designers chose. This vehicle could be a full-timer's dream. Redwood's 4001LK is a top- of-the-line fifth wheel with a luxury kitchen designed for people who likely will put 10,000 to 12,000 miles a year on the RV. A drop frame makes room for additional storage space beneath the bedroom at the front of the coach.

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