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74 • RV PRO • September 2020 RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW REV RV Group Big changes are underfoot with REV Group and its subsidiaries Lance Camper, Midwest Automotive Design and Renegade RV. Holiday Rambler, a storied name in the motorized market, is adding to its line for 2021 with the introduction of two new models designed to capture both highline and entry- level diesel coach buyers. The Armada will become Holiday Rambler's flagship next year, while the Nautica will be priced below the Endeavor and Navigator offerings, according to Doug Miller, REV Group's product manager for Holiday Rambler, American Coach and Fleetwood RV. From a chassis standpoint, the Nautica is notable for using the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) XCR, a raised-rail configuration of its very popular XC series. With a lowered rear section, the XCR will give the Nautica a flat floor throughout the coach, as well as provide flat basement-floor pass-through storage with a raised ceiling height for more space. "It's our first venture into a raised-rail chassis from Freightliner," Miller says. "We typi- cally use the XCM – Freightliner's modular chassis – on all of our other diesel brands, but we wanted to try something different to give our customers an opportunity to get into a really nice coach without the monster price tag." Powering the Nautica will be a Cummins B-6.7 engine backed by an Allison 2500 MH six-speed transmission. It's a combination Miller is sure will inspire confidence for those new to driving diesel coaches. "This will be the largest engine in a 33-foot Class A diesel, to my knowledge, in the market," Miller says. "Anybody else running a 33-footer has a 300-horsepower engine, where we're running a 340-horsepower engine. Any concerns about lack of power or performance will go out the window on these units." Holiday Rambler plans to debut the Nautica in two floorplans: one in a 34-foot length (34RX) and the other as a 35-footer (35MS), according to Miller. Those floorplans will be followed by two more: a 33-footer (33TL) and a 35-foot bunkhouse model (35QZ). All Nauticas will use the new REV-engineered, and MORryde International-installed, Delta Foundation atop the chassis for greater flexibility. "We still want to give Nautica buyers lots of high-end features, such as Aqua-Hot heating and water sources, Tarkett individual hand-laid tile floors, high-line furniture and stainless-steel residential appliances," Miller says. "It's an all-electric coach, so there's no propane onboard. We've installed a 6,000-watt quiet diesel genset. We've also got high-end features, such as high-mounted upper-cap-mounted windshield wipers, which aren't found until you get into some of the higher-priced buses." In addition, the Nautica will have front and rear cap designs new to Holiday Rambler coaches, but the RV maker is most proud of the model's interior finish, according to Miller. Everything inside, from the woods and materials to the floorplans, is appearing in a Holiday Rambler coach for the first time. "The 35-footer is going to be a very unique floorplan," he says. "It's got one of the largest rear-bedroom suites in the industry. It's got great seating upfront. It's a quad PREVIEW For 2021, REV RV Group is launching the Armada (pictured above) and Nautica diesel motorhomes. The Armada will become Holiday Rambler's flagship next year, while the Nautica represents an entry- level diesel product, according to Doug Miller (pictured below), general manager for Holiday Rambler, American Coach and Fleetwood RV.

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