Floor plan 24SA is built on a Sprinter chassis powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel engine. According to company literature, Four Winds International chose this chassis because of its increased fuel efficiency, making it a more environmentally friendly motorhome. The lightweight floor construction includes aluminum framing featuring durable Tek-Moto floor decking.
The exterior has one-piece fiberglass front and rear caps with a steel-reinforced bulkhead and contoured cab-over side windows. It also has standard LED taillights, a slick fiberglass exterior, and side-hinged luggage doors. A full-length 14-foot-6-inch patio awning provides added outdoor comfort and protection from the elements. Plus, the 24SA floor plan has 56 cubic feet of exterior storage capacity. Exterior packages include contemporary standard graphics, as well as optional partial paint and full-body paint packages.
Two designer interior décor packages are available with a choice of the new European-style curved cabinetry in Cinnamon Maple or Honey Birdseye Maple. These floor plans also offer several dinette choices, including the standard booth dinette, an optional U-shaped dinette, or an optional sofa bed with air mattress and table.
Standard interior features include a 19-inch LCD television over the entrance door with a coach audio system, including an AM-FM stereo with compact disc and DVD player; a rear queen-size bed; a porcelain toilet; fluorescent ceiling lighting; and a 13,500-Btu low-profile ducted roof air conditioner. The fully equipped kitchen includes stainless-steel appliances and a sink with a high-rise faucet, laminate kitchen countertops, and full-extension drawer guides.
For additional information about Four Winds’ 2008 type A and type C motorhomes, visit the company online at www.fourwinds-rv.com or call (574) 266-1111.
Marathon Coach Introduces First Quad-Slide H3-45 Conversion
Marathon Coach Inc., based in Coburg, Oregon, has completed coach #1123, said to be the RV industry’s first quad-slide luxury conversion of a Prevost H3-45 shell.
The quad-slide coach was a two-year cooperative effort between Marathon and Valid Manufacturing, the company that provides slideouts for Marathon’s H3-45 Prevost conversions. Marathon introduced its first single-slide coach in 1996, followed by a dual slide in 1997 and a triple slide in 2002.
With the added space provided by the quad slides, the salon area can accommodate a stylish oversized reclining club chair, a large leather ottoman, and a dinette table with a removable leaf. With the slideouts extended, the bedroom suite transforms into a spacious, cozy retreat that includes plush seating and additional storage.
For more information about Marathon Coach luxury conversions, call (800) 234-9991 or visit www.marathoncoach.com.
Best Hikes In The West
Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas and California’s Lost Coast were among the hikes selected by the American Hiking Society after a year-long search to find the best hikes on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. Detailed descriptions, stunning pictures, and directions to these great hikes are available at www.americanhiking.org.
Many BLM lands “” the majority of public lands in the West “” offer exceptional views, few people, and a rare opportunity to experience the “wild West” in the same way the pioneers did hundreds of years ago. Most of these hikes are part of a new system of BLM lands known as the National Landscape Conservation System “” 26 million acres of the best places to experience the history and wild beauty of the West.
The winning hikes include:
Pinnell Mountain Trail, Steese National Conservation Area, Alaska.
Lost Coast Trail, King Range National Conservation Area, California.
Calico Tanks Hike, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada.
Fisher Towers Trail, Fisher Towers Wilderness, Utah.
Virgin Peak Hike, Gold Butte Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Nevada.
Continental Divide Trail, Ignacio Chavez Special Management Area/Empedrado Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico.
Cow Creek Wilderness Hike, Cow Creek Wilderness, Montana.
Little Blitzen Gorge Hike, Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area, Oregon.
Kingston Range Wilderness Hike, Kingston Range Wilderness, California.
Anniversary Narrows Hike, Muddy Mountains Wilderness Area, Nevada.
White Rock Loop Trail, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada.
Paria Canyon – Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Hike, Vermillion Cliffs/Paria Canyon Wilderness, Arizona.
Mill Creek Canyon Hike, Mill Creek Canyon Wilderness Study Area, Utah.
Founded in 1976, the American Hiking Society is a national, recreation-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s hiking trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience itself.