If you are itching to see the country close-up and personal and are looking to travel in style, a Class A RV can feel like a home, sweet home on wheels. The best ones are big, comfortable and packed with features that will make you feel right at home, no matter where you go. Here is a list of some of the top-rated Class A RVs available on the market today.
2009 American Coach Allegiance, by Fleetwood
The American Allegiance is stylish, sophisticated and packed with amenities.
The American Coach has the widest floor plans available in the Class A motor coach industry. With 30-inch slide-outs, it expands to a full-scale living space that easily accommodates large families. The appliances are top-rated, including a 14 cubic foot refrigerator, dishwasher and a recessed three burner range and oven. The galley tops, range and sink covers are polished Corian, and the drawers have roller bearing guides and adjustable shelves. There is a high-rise galley faucet with a pull-out sprayer.
The living area features full tile flooring with a porcelain matte finish. Select models come with a Samsung 32 inch LCD TV that is high definition-ready, and all models have a DSS satellite receiver package and central vacuum system. The unit is equipped with an automatic generator start system.
The bedrooms have a pillow top King bed, two Comfort Queen air mattresses with separate remotes and ceiling fans.The sofa bed and J love seat are upholstered in UltraLeather, and there is a wrap around dinette also upholstered in UltraLeather. The bathroom has Corian lavvy countertops, porcelain sink bowel and residential faucet and an unique decorative enclosure around the shower, which has a skylight. Safety features include a smoke and propane leak detector, lighted exterior grab handle and three point integrated seat belts.
For driver safety and convenience, the unit is equipped with a Garmin navigation system, side view cameras, a six-way seat, low profile automated dash, key-less entry door access, a Navion R 5000 Information and entertainment center, Denso dash climate control and a driver's side pull-down shade with a screen.
It is classic contemporary in style and loaded with amenities and options. It has an all-steel chassis, automatic traction control, an extra-large cooling package that is quiet and campground-friendly, independent front suspension, 15,000 pounds of towing capacity and comes with two choices for exterior design.
2009 American Coach Allegiance
Fleetwood Owner Relations
American Coach Group
1420 Patterson Street
Decatur, IN, 46733
2010 Gulf Stream Montaj
The Gulf Stream Montaj is gasoline efficient and easy to drive
With its European-style design, the 2010 Gulf Stream Montaj has a flexible floor plan that allows the traveler to redesign the interior living space in a number of ways for comfort. The front seats turn to face the living area when parked, providing extra seating and a roomier feel. Stowaway bunks easily accommodate smaller guests and can be popped back up during the day for more headroom. The front dashboard has a workspace perfect for laptops or coloring books, and the living area and galley are equipped with wood paneling and rounded corners on all of the furniture and walls, which is not only beautiful, but is a good safety feature, as well. There is a horseshoe shaped hideaway sofa, Euro chairs and a 32 inch LCD monitor for television viewing. The 30 foot unit sleeps up to six people and includes a queen bed, in addition to the sofa-bed and stow-away bunk.
The duel panel, high resolution acrylic windows eliminate noises while driving and insulate the cabin during daylight hours. They also pop up to provide an awning on rainy days. There is a large amount of storage space inside and out, including a full wardrobe in the bedroom. There is additional storage for small bicycles and other items under the bed. The standing shower has a 25 percent larger glass door opening than most similar Class A RVs.
The vehicle is ergonomically engineered with a low-profile, large turning radius and panoramic viewing. The instrument controls are easily accessible from the driver's seat, and the floor area between the driver's seat and passenger's seat is flush and does not have the large gap that most RVs have. It's easy to drive and has a lower center of gravity than many similarly sized RVs. It also offers gasoline efficiency unrivaled in its class.
503 South Oakland Ave.
2010 Winnebago Tour
The Winnebago Tour offers lots of storage space.
The 2010 Winnebago Tour comes in four different floor plans and offers 220 cubic feet of exterior storage space. The decor is available in UltraLeather and comes in four different motifs. The exterior comes in six different colors and designs. The unit is equipped with TrueAir central air conditioning, Sirius radio, a Sleep Number bed with an Ideal Rest body-conforming mattress, Quick-connect hassle-free hookups, a multi-position Rest Easy lounger and bed, high-quality dash mounted RV radio sound system with extra large buttons for easy tuning, a Benchmark full comfort dinette that easily turns into a plush bed, a PowerLine energy management system to prevent overloads on the electrical circuits, the revolutionary StoreMore slide-out system and a KeyOne system, which allows you to open every door and storage compartment with one key.
Winnebago Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 152
Forest City, IA 50436
Tammy Quinn McKillip has written extensively in print and online publications about pets, parenting, theater, design, health and environmentalism since 1999. She is the editor of the Macaroni Kid National Family Safety newsletter and publisher and editor of "Macaroni Kid," a local family-friendly weekly events newsletter. She is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at City College of New York.