September '20

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RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW September 2020 • RV PRO • 73 units will be a great push for that mid-profile and we're able to maintain the price point with A/C units and solar. It's something very hard to do, but good for families," says Hershberger. Lebold says Coachmen has new innovative floorplans that make sense for families. "For instance, why can't we give mom and dad a great bath- room and bedroom area? We figured out how to do it. Walking around units, we found cubby holes in our front cap that weren't being used, so we put them to use. There are a ton of areas we can find storage. We're coming up with new ways like under-bed storage," Lebold says. Meanwhile, Chaparral went through an interior and exterior overhaul this year with all new colors and well-thought-out changes. The 355FBX gives mom and dad the whole big, open back area of the unit with a master suite feel with headroom and bed slide. The theater seats, dinette table and sofa all face the TV to provide a rear-living feel. Also, Brookstone has a new 374RK floorplan with a new rear kitchen. "We looked at this floorplan very hard over the last six months and realized that no one has really mastered it. We went back and created a quad slide with a huge sofa and dinette slide, as well as pantries in there," says Hershberger. The interior kitchen feels residential with an oven and hood, an 18-cubic-foot refrigerator and an island with barstools. A large outdoor kitchen and a double awning make the outside as inviting as the inside. After experiencing success with the Brookstone 344FE, Hershberger says the RV maker decided to come out with the same style and concept at the same price point, but in a different segment. Enter the Phoenix 334FE. The 334FE has a big master suite with bedroom and bathroom that flows with double doors into a large kitchen area with storage. Three sides of countertops, a hutch area, stove top and island with sink in it, provide plenty of storage. Up front are two theater seats, a sofa and 50-inch TV. Phoenix also undergoes a graphics change this year and delves deeper into added storage and solar options. After looking closer at customer needs, a reoccurring issue came to light. When units aren't plugged in, the battery runs down a bit, and operating systems like auto leveling don't work as well. "This becomes extremely frustrating for retail customers when error codes come up on jacks and they think they aren't working properly when it's simply a lower voltage on their battery," says Lebold. "We wanted to take all that out of the equation and be able to install some solar panels so they don't have these issues pop up." NO MORE CHUCK CHUCK AND BUCK BUCK Reduce 5th wheel jerking, chucking and bucking with a MORryde MORryde RUBBER PIN BOX RUBBER PIN BOX. CONTACT US FOR DETAILS: www.MORryde.com 574.293.1581

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