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36 • RV PRO • September 2020 RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW "We are trying to implement things found in residential homes into our products," says Gipson. General Manager Josh Staley of the Yukon and Atlas brands says more models offer 12-volt refrigerators or 110-volt resi- dential refrigerators. "The new Insignia oven has four burners and a huge oven," he says. "It's a residential-style oven that until now hasn't been available for RV use." The Voltage luxury fifth wheel is the first toy hauler to receive the Insignia oven. "One reason for the appliance upgrade is that we believe people will spend more time in their units and for longer periods of time," Staley says. "Nobody's getting on a plane or a cruise ship anytime soon. The more people travel and the longer they travel for, the more they will need residential-type appliances." The new Voltage Triton 12 sleeps 12 people. "We recognize people aren't just camping with their immediate family – they're bringing extended family along, too," Staley says. Dutchmen carries the new paint scheme, introduced with the Voltage in 2020, to its other toy haulers in 2021. The paint scheme mimics the rich graphics and wraps of promotional and racing trailers. "Toy haulers attract a more radical type of buyer, so we wanted our toy haulers to have more of racing feel," Staley says. In 2020, all Colemans received as large a window as possible in the kitchen and living room. "That's something we're continuing to explore and we're doing that by model," Gipson says. Dutchmen centered the Yukon lineup around a new bath- room-bedroom setup. "So far, every floorplan we've done for Yukon has the big- gest bathroom in the RV industry. It's got a walk-in shower, a separate toilet room, a dual vanity sink, and a washer-dryer cabinet," Staley says. Dutchmen made trailers a little longer to make room for larger bathrooms without affecting tow vehicle size. By moving the washer-dryer cabinet into the bathroom, Staley says it opened up the front cap area. "Normally this area just had a wardrobe, but now we can add a chest of drawers, too," he adds. "There's full-width hanging space and a pullout hamper. At the foot of the bed, the change allowed us to do a full entertainment center with a 50-inch TV and a fireplace." Dutchmen also added storage to Yukon models. The units offer larger kitchen islands, more countertop space, and more cabinet space. Adding the larger bathroom increased the back- deck size, which allowed designers to add pass-through storage. "Every single unit will come with a sliding tray in that pass- through storage," Staley says. Meanwhile, the 2021 Kodiak introduces the "ultra-aggressive-price-point SE series," says Aaron Young, general manager of the Kodiak and Aspen Trail line. "This series sticks to the necessities of camping to keep it competitively priced and attract more buyers to the RV/camping lifestyle." Kodiak Ultra-Lights now come with blackout roller shades on windows, are Wi-Fi- ready, and come with a solar roof prep. Most models also come with LED fireplaces and a 12-volt, 10-cubic-foot refrigerator as an option. The company added four new floorplans: The Kodiak SE 27SBH with a hidden pantry and bunk house; the single-axle Kodiak Cub 196BH bunkhouse model with outside kitchen; the Kodiak Ultra-Lite 242RBSL, which features a hidden pantry and rear bath; and the Kodiak Ultimate 3371FLSL, which has a front living room and a king-size bed slide. PREVIEW Josh Staley, general manager for the Yukon and Atlas brands at Dutchmen RV Matt Gipson, general manager of the Coleman and Astoria brands at Dutchmen RV

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