Damon Motor Coach has developed what the company says is the RV industry’s first gasoline Class A toy hauler – the new wedge-shaped, two-story 2007 Outlaw motorhome. “There were a couple of design criteria we had to hit,” said Damon President Bill Fenech. “Ramp angle was critical and I didn’t want to force people to sleep on a hideabed. And it had to have proper weight distribution.”
Built in one 37-foot floorplan with a street-side slideout on either a 22,000-pound GVWR Ford or 24,000-GVWR Workhorse W24 chassis, the widebody Outlaw features a 10-foot-deep garage with overhead storage lockers. A queen-bed loft over the garage is accessed via a circular staircase from the living area and is equipped with a nightstand, storage and a 15-inch LCD TV.
The result is a taller-at-the-rear, wedge-shaped silhouette reminiscent of a high-profile fifth-wheel, only reversed. “We call it a flying wedge,” Fenech said.
Designers achieved a 16 1/2-degree ramp angle into Outlaw’s garage by dropping the floor at the rear and creating a “beaver tail” that breaks about 18 inches into the garage.
With only one option – dual-pane windows – the $111,300 (retail) Outlaw debuted during Damon’s dealer open house June 19-24 at the company’s Elkhart, Ind., headquarters.