The Fleetwood Folding Trailers Inc. (FFT), manufacturer of Coleman folding camping trailers, has introduced a 12-foot Coleman Monterey with remote control automatic set up.
“You can put up the top or either bed can be extended independent of the other,” said Larry Marsh, director of sales and marketing for FFT, a subsidiary of Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. “Or, you can put the whole thing up in a synchronized motion. That’s the way most people would use it.”
FFT, based in Somerset, Pa., showed the Monterey, part of the high-end Coleman Grand Tour Elite series retailing in the $13,500 range, at the company’s national dealer meetings earlier this month.
FFT drew a total of 490 people from 185 dealerships to its gatherings Aug. 4-7 at Seven Springs Resort in Champion, Pa., and Aug. 11-13 at the Reno Hilton in Reno, Nev.
The Monterey’s remote system is anchored by three electric motors that control setting up and breaking down the unit.
Dealers also were shown the new 10-foot Carmel pop-up, an $8,000 (retail) addition to Coleman’s mid-line Grand Tour series. The camper features a rear side dinette with wrap-around L-shaped seating.
Also for 2003, Coleman also added three new models – for a total of seven – to its Caravan expandable travel trailer line. The Caravan, introduced two years ago, features a solid state slideout bunk end.