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76 • RV PRO • September 2020 RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW slide. There's excellent galley space and it's got a universal entry into the lavy. There's just a plethora of space in that rear bedroom and its really designed for ultra-full-timers." The 33TL also promises to be hit since it will use a similar floorplan to sister company Fleetwood RV's Pace Arrow 33D. Holiday Rambler added an extra slide and moved to mid-coach entry door to the front for more flexibility. Both the quad-slide 35QZ and the 35MS will feature large rear wardrobes, but the will have rear bunks, too. The base MSRP for the smallest Nautica will be $270,000. On the other end of the spectrum is the new Armada, offered in both 40- and 44-foot floorplans. Both will be built on FCCC's XCM chassis, a chassis the new model will share with the Navigator and Endeavor. Both models will have independent front suspension, while the longer model gets tag axles, a 450-horsepower Cummins ISL9 engine and an Allison 3000 transmission. Each also will feature Holiday Rambler's Titan Bridge, a subframe engineered specifically for its diesel coaches. "We mate it together on the 40-footers and we have MOR- ryde mate it together for us on the 44s," Miller says. "It basically takes the front and rear drivetrain supplied by Freightliner and then bridges the chassis together as one to make a platform." The modular concept that allows Holiday Rambler engineers to preplanning the locations for tanks, storage, batteries, and inverters, for example, before the coach is built. Miller says it also creates the most functional use of space of any chassis on the road. Inside, the Armada will come loaded many high-end features, such as an integrated roofline awning from Girard, an Aqua-Hot system, power theater seats and full-tile showers. Still, the flag- ship won't creep into an ultra-luxe price point, according to Miller, with an MSRP of $380,000 for the 40-footer and $450,000 for the 44-footer. Among the floorplans, the 44LE is a standout and an exclusive floorplan not offered in American Coach or Fleetwood diesels, according to Miller. "That's an opposing-sofa floorplan," he says. "It's got a monster galley, a nice mid-wall with a fireplace and some decorative art where you can get an optional TV up in the front. It's got great seating, it's great for entertaining and it's great for cooking. "It's also a bath-and-a-half floorplan," he adds. "The half- bath is obviously going to serve the front and any guests or in-transit necessities. When you get past the half-bath, there's the main bedroom suite. What you'll find is a bedroom with open, ample storage and lots of room around the sides of the bed for nice nightstands to plug in phones and such." In addition, large overhead cabinets with lines for CPAP machines for older buyers. Miller notes that it also has one of the largest showers offered in a motorhome, plus a private water closet, and dual sinks with a large lavy with plenty of storage. The 44LE will come equipped with a trio of rooftop HVAC units atop a molded fiberglass roof as well as an 8,000-watt generator. The 40-footer will offer triple slides, including a full-wall slide, plus a bunk house. A second 44-footer floorplan, the 44B, will be shared with the Discovery LXE. That model will have opposing seating up front, a large galley, a bath-and-a-half – and like the 40-foot model – a rear bunk. RENEGADE RV To attract more customers next year, Renegade RV is banking on two ideas: one conventional and the other not so much, for its luxe Super C's. For the Verona – one of the company's bestsellers – cus- tomers will have the option of adding a cabover bunk. It's a new idea for the Freightliner M2 chassis-based models, and Dwayne Kazmierczak, director of sales and marketing, says it should have the same appeal as it does on the Valencia, a lineup that uses the lighter-duty Freightliner S2RV frame. "There's a lot of buyers that really wanted that cabover feature and we were just reluctant to do that. Some of our competitors were doing it and so we found that we were missing business there," Kazmierczak says. "We're not necessarily cannibalizing our Valencia, but we're actually getting 'plus' business from those people that were going to buy something for more towing capacity or a bigger chassis anyway." The bed, measuring a comfortable 60 inches by 90 inches, will be welcome to buyers stepping up from a Valencia with a cabover sleeping area, he says, noting, "It's always been in the Valencia and part of the success of the Valencia is that feature." Adding features is nothing new, of course, but customers will see that Renegade is taking a different tack when its rear-lounge Vienna model debuts for 2021. "We've made it a non-slide floorplan," Kazmierczak says. "This is going to take that Class B van buyer or even the Class C buyer that wants the look and drive of a van but the box and the room size of a C unit. "You've got more size than a B van, so that means you're going to have a bigger bathroom, a better kitchen, a better lounge area," he says. "We're not going directly after B van sales but who we are PREVIEW Renegade RV's Verona is getting a number of updates and upgrades for 2021. Among these, customers will have the option of a cabover bunk on the Super C motorhome.

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