More RV makers streamline designs


Jeff Johnston writes today in the Washington Times about how USA RV makers are “striving for efficiency, economy” in their “efforts to design and build products better suited for today — and tomorrow’s — economic climates.”

Two RVs are profiled: the Freelander 2100 CB Class C motorhome from Coachmen RV and the Lance 1880 travel trailer.

Johnson reports that “Dodge Sprinter-based motor homes are all the rage today and the Freelander is a good example of the kind of small, efficient coach that can be built upon the Sprinter cab and chassis.”

“According to the company, the Freelander can achieve an estimated 17 to 19 miles per gallon due to its fuel-efficient 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 engine.”

“These mpg figures seem pretty optimistic, but in the real world this rig should hit pretty close to, but not exactly, those numbers.”

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Photo: Coachmen Freelander 2100 is built on the Sprinter chassis.

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