January '18

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28 • RV PRO • January 2018 rv-pro.com Forest River No Boundaries 16.7 Many RVers want to leave a lighter footprint while enjoying nature. Those customers are the focus for the No Boundaries – also known as NO-BO – line of small travel trailers. No Boundaries, which is a division of Forest River, builds three series of trailers. The 10 series has an average dry weight of 1,500 pounds; the 16 Series is around 3,000 pounds; and the 19 Series is less than 3,500 pounds. At the recent RVIA Show, the RV maker showcased the NB16.7 floorplan. "Our goal is to attack the market for those wanting something 5,000 pounds or less," says Cody Schade, product manager for the R Pod and No Boundaries Division. "It was introduced in September at (Elkhart) Open House Week, and units are shipping now." The NB16.7 has an unloaded vehicle weight of 3,100 pounds. This trailer is 20-feet long with an exterior height of 8 feet, 5 inches. The overall width is 8 feet. "This was really created with the active lifestyle, outdoor enthusiast in mind," Schade says. Forest River General Manager Kevin McArt says there is growth potential in this market. The NB16.7 has one slide, on the driver's side, and it includes a booth dinette and a refrigerator. The rear galley also has a sink, a pantry and two-burner cooktop. A 60-inch by 74-inch queen bed is in the front of the trailer, just beyond a small bathroom and a wardrobe. "This model is designed to be compact and light weight, but with all of the creature comforts of a mid-sized travel trailer," Schade says. The exterior fiberglass shell has satin matte graphics. A 12-foot Thule box awning covers the door, and there is an LED entry step light. Schade adds, "16-inch tires are standard, and that's unusual for something this size." On the rear of the trailer is a ladder providing access to the roof, in part due to the Overlander Package. This package offers a variety of racks so that customers can secure kayaks or other necessary outdoor gear. The racks are manufactured by Rhino-Rack. "We have a partnership with Rhino-Rack," Schade says. "It's an Australian company, and we work with their North American office. Their racks are compatible with other racks." Optional equipment includes other Rhino-Rack products S H O W C O V E R A G E S H O W C O V E R A G E Forest River's NB16.7 comes equipped with an Overlander Package with racks so RVers can secure kayaks or other outdoor gear to the trailer's roof. Company officials say the trailer is designed to be compact and light weight, but with the creature comforts of a mid-size trailer.

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