Dutchmen Manufacturing Co. Inc., has redesigned the 2006 Colorado fifth-wheel series with a reconfigured front cap that provides what the company calls a “mid profile-plus” silhouette with more interior headroom and larger passenger-side bedroom slideouts.
The retooled towable was previewed during Thor Fusion, a first-ever week-long dealers’ open house hosted June 20-24 by five Thor Industries Inc. subsidiaries in Elkhart County, Ind.
The new Colorado fifth-wheel is available in six floorplans with up to three slideouts in 27- to 32-foot lengths. Three floorplans feature rear bunk areas with two to four sleeping positions that double as storage for travel.
“The Colorado has become very much more family oriented,” said Matt Buckman, general manager of the Goshen, Ind., manufacturer’s Colorado Division. “In the past we’ve had just one bunk floorplan.” Colorado ranges in retail base price from $29,000-$36,000.
As many as eight travel trailer and eight fifth-wheel floorplans will be available in 2006 in Dutchmen’s Denali towable series. Denali fifth-wheels feature new caps with an “eyebrow” that contains dimmer-activated lighting. “That will allow the customer to illuminate the front of the camper when they are in the campground at whatever intensity they care to use,” explained Steve Paul, vice president and general manager.
The mid-profile Denali fifth-wheel, retailing for $24,000 to $33,000, features an aluminum superstructure and laminated fiberglass sidewalls with a molded fiberglass cap, all new graphics and a step-up galley in the rear.
Also new for 2006 is a lift kit featuring diamond plate on the front end and larger desert tires and taller stabilizer jacks that elevate the unit eight inches higher than normal to allow off-road travel. The option, adding about $1,500 to the retail price, also is available on Dutchmen’s light-weight Aerolite, Cub and Kodiak towables.