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26 • RV PRO • SEPTEMBER 2015 rv-pro.com just a little more than 20 feet, it will be one of the smaller C's on the market, says Mike Bear, division general manager. Ford claims "impressive fuel efficiency" with the 275-horsepower V6 engine, which features flex-fuel capability (unleaded gasoline and/or ethanol). Bear is also excited about the two new floorplans available on its Sprinter-based Prism: one is a new double slide, and the other will feature a wall that slides out of a cabinet, which gives customers a different twist on slide-out technology. A new floorplan for the 26-foot Leprechaun also will feature similar technology and a unique walk-in closet behind the rear bedroom. MSRPs and fuel mileage estimates were not available at press time. On Coachmen's towables side, dealers will discover a fresh look to the Apex and Freedom Express lines of ultra-lite travel trailers. Models sport new interiors, countertops, floor coverings, ceiling and wall panels, crown molding, LED lighting and upgraded interior faucets. All Apex models weigh less than 6,000 pounds, so they're tow- able by vans or SUVs. The Nano line, introduced at last year's Open House, has gone "gangbusters" since its spring entry into the dealer pipeline, according to General Manager Bob Dumm, inspiring the creation of four new models for this year's Open House. MSRPs will be $15,000 to $15,900. Meanwhile, a new floorplan, the 276RKDS (rear kitchen, deep slide), has been added to the Freedom Express line. The 276RKDS features 174 cubic feet of interior storage, a 30-inch by 50-inch shower with glass door, and a 20-foot, door-to-door awning. MSRP will be about $25,900. Coachmen's Work and Play division will be introducing an all-new sport utility trailer called the Adrenaline. This product will be available in five floorplans ranging from 19 feet to 34 feet, reports Kevin Finn, general manager of the Work and Play divi- sion. This product will be a half-ton towable built with a laminated roof with TPO, laminated sidewalls with Azdel backer, wrapped fiberglass front end, and will be a true wide-body design with 100 inches inside. "The Adrenaline is designed for the outdoor enthusiast that wants to take 'stuff ' with them. The brand promise will be that the unit will come feature packed, simple to order, affordable and most importantly, reliable," Finn says. He adds, "The Adrenaline brand came to be to keep our cus- tomers under the Coachmen umbrella, since Coachmen currently does not have a dedicated toy hauler product." Three new floorplans will be unveiled this fall and expand Shasta RV's Phoenix's fifth wheel lineup with a unique rear dinette and a mid-bunk with queen-sized loft, the only of its kind in a mid- profile fifth wheel, reports Mark Lucas, division president and general manager. Base MSRP is $38,000 to $49,000. The Oasis has an updated interior look for 2016. Wood-plank style flooring covers tongue-and-groove plywood. Cabinets are a richer maple, offset by contemporary wallboards and new counter- tops. Higher-end window treatments frame the oversized windows. These upgrades carry over into the Oasis Classic line of single-axle trailers offered in 18-foot lengths. These changes are in addition to the mid-year upgrades to furniture style and décor fabrics. Base MSRP range is $14,000 to $19,000. Shasta's aggressively priced fiberglass trailer, Flyte, sports an entirely new exterior look. The use of multiple fiberglass colors accented by classic trim and integrated LED awning lights raises the bar in this segment, says Lucas. Inside, the Flyte benefits from pocket doors separating bedrooms from living areas, new wood, wallboard, flooring and fabrics. This product bridges the gap between traditionally constructed trailers and heavy, over- contented fiberglass trailers. Lucas calls Flyte "a perfect upgrade for customers who don't want to upgrade the tow vehicle and choose not to enter the $25,000-plus retail price point." Base MSRP range is $16,000 to $21,000. New floorplans continue the growth of the Revere product line, which, Lucas says, remains the only product in this price point to offer a true tray ceiling and full LED lighting throughout the interior. Motorhome-inspired furniture, cabi- netry and décor choices create the feeling of a home away from home. Abundant interior storage and 7-foot interior heights are available in all floorplan lengths, including the 29SK introduced last fall and the all-new 28-foot rear bath. A new floorplan for the 26-foot Leprechaun will feature technology similar to the Prism and will add a unique walk-in closet behind the rear bedroom.

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