As one of the company’s best-selling models, this RV is a popular option for families looking for plenty of sleeping and living space to support their adventures.
By Pamela Kay, Director Of Communications, Publishing
Families interested in a change of scenery may not need to look further than a line of travel trailers known as Grey Wolf by Cherokee. Company officials note that these homes on wheels allow owners to escape the ordinary and relax, to spend time with family and friends, and to enjoy nature in all its beauty and wonder. That sounds like a pretty good recipe for fun and adventure while taking along all the creature comforts of home.
Cherokee is a Forest River company. The Grey Wolf 26DBH model is a family-friendly unit with double entry doors and a double bunkhouse in the rear. The rear entry leads directly into the bathroom, which comes in handy while enjoying the outdoors, as no one needs to traipse through the entire living area to get there. The main entry is up front between the master bedroom and the galley.
The rear double bunkhouse, adjacent to the bathroom, adds to the sleeping capacity of this model, which can accommodate up to 10 people overnight. The bunks feature soft, cozy Teddy Bear mats and are sure to be a favorite spot for kids. Bunk access is provided by a built-in, pull-out ladder. In addition, the oversized U-shaped dinette, set in a slideout, converts into sleeping space for one or two, as does the jackknife sofa. And all the way at the front of this floor plan is the master bedroom with a walk-around queen-size bed. This RV should provide plenty of room for a good-sized family or a smaller family who wants to invite friends to come along.
The Grey Wolf 26DBH measures 31 feet 7 inches long; 97 inches wide; and 10 feet 6 inches high, including the rooftop air conditioner. It has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 7,725 pounds, a hitch weight of 725 pounds, and a cargo carrying capacity (CCC) of 1,930 pounds.
Grey Wolf travel trailers feature Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) chassis designed to fit each respective floor plan. Components are welded, and the chassis’ outriggers and cross members feature single-piece construction. The house structural members are built 12 inches on center for added strength. Plywood is used for the floor decking, and the PVC roof is fully walkable and carries a 15-year warranty. Dual axles feature radial tires with tire pressure monitors.
On the standard Grey Wolf, painted roll-formed aluminum panels on the exterior of the unit include a topcoat layer that helps to resist scratching and fading. A smooth, aerodynamic front end incorporates diamond-plate material on the lower portion to guard against damage from road debris. The Black Label series features smooth gelcoat fiberglass sides, along with some interior upgrades.
One convenience for maximizing outdoor living is a compact exterior kitchen that includes a refrigerator, an ice maker, a stove/grill, a sink basin, and faucets with hot and cold water. This area also incorporates a quick connect for powering a barbecue grill via the onboard propane system.
The LCI Solera power awning automatically adjusts its pitch to shed water or debris as needed. The awning measures 15 feet long and can be retracted without resetting the pitch. It features a manual override in case of power loss. Blue LED lighting under the awning provides soft illumination that offers the bonus of not attracting insects.
The Grey Wolf comes with a bracket for an exterior TV, accompanied by a connection to the rooftop antenna and a 120-volt outlet. Exterior marine-grade speakers allow owners to play the radio or use Bluetooth devices.
An exterior shower with hot and cold water is available on the street side of the unit, near the water connection toward the rear, and comes in handy for cleaning people or gear.
Also at the rear of the RV is a flip-down travel rack, ideal for taking along bicycles, a portable generator, a cooler, or other equipment. For 2021, the unit also comes with a backup monitor; prior model years came prepped for one.
Up front is a power tongue jack that can be adjusted up and down as needed. The Grey Wolf comes with two propane cylinders housed in a plastic shroud in the hitch area. Other handy hitch features include a coupler for the seven-pin connector and a spot to hook the safety chain.
Grey Wolf units come with solar panel prep and hookups. With the “Juice Package” added, the RV is equipped with a 50-watt rooftop solar panel, a Series 27 deep-cycle battery, and a 10-amp charge controller.
Large exterior storage compartments are available at the front and rear of the RV. New for 2021 are glass entry doors.
Sturdy MORryde drop-down steps at the main entrance facilitate ingress and egress to the Grey Wolf.
The interior boasts well-lit living spaces. For instance, the kitchen area has two LED pancake lights on the ceiling over the sink, along with two on the underside of the overhead cabinet. A large skylight in this area allows in natural lighting but comes with a blind to close it off as desired.
The modern décor features Michelle Kay furniture. Zebra blinds — shades with dual layers that offer light filtering and privacy options in a single unit — add a touch of class to the living area in addition to being functional.
The kitchen suite includes a black stainless-steel farmhouse sink with a matching high-rise pull-out faucet. The thermofoil countertops in the galley have no seams, including the edges. A matching cut-out cover for the sink supplies extra countertop space. Black stainless-steel appliances contribute to the modern look, including a microwave; a three-burner stovetop with a built-in glass cover; and an 11-cubic-foot, 12-volt Cannon frost-free refrigerator. A nice-size pantry with shelves provides plenty of space for provisions.
In addition to modern décor, the Grey Wolf incorporates modern technology. USB charging stations are strategically placed throughout the RV. The Lippert Total Control app makes it possible to operate the slideout, awning, and lighting via a smartphone.
The living area houses the aforementioned sleeper sofa, along with an entertainment center that includes a bracket for a TV (added by the owner), an AM/FM radio with Bluetooth capability and with USB and HDMI ports, and glass-door cabinets for storing electronic equipment. It also incorporates an electric fireplace that provides ambience and heat as desired. The open area beneath the fireplace lends itself to storing shoes occupants kick off when entering the unit.
Sliding doors on either side of the entertainment center close off the front bedroom and make it possible to enter the room from either side of the RV. Mirrored wardrobe cabinets flank the bed and provide room for hanging and folded clothing. Nice-size nightstands are situated on both sides of the bed. And even more cabinets stretch across the head of the bed. Pleated day-night shades cover the windows in this area.
Easy-care wood-plank-look vinyl flooring stretches throughout the Grey Wolf.
The rear bath includes a hybrid tub with a shower surround, a foot-flush toilet, a sink set in a corner vanity, and a corner medicine cabinet. A 10-blade 12-volt vent fan provides air circulation. The 6-gallon gas/electric quick-recovery water heater supplies hot water for the bath and kitchen.
The Grey Wolf 26DBH carries a base manufacturer’s suggested price of $25,593. With ample sleeping space and amenities, families looking to spend quality time together will want to explore the possibilities this popular RV offers.
SPECS | GREY WOLF 26DBH
Forest River Cherokee 404 Lehman Ave.Topeka, IN 46571 (866) 883-4811; www.forestriverinc.com/cherokee
2021 Grey Wolf 26DBH
31 feet 7 inches
10 feet 6 inches with A/C
UNLOADED VEHICLE WEIGHT
CARGO CARRYING CAPACITY
FRESH WATER CAPACITY
HOLDING TANK CAPACITIES
black water ― 38 gallons;
gray water ― 38 gallons
roof — 15 years
BASE MANUFACTURER’S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE