Entegra's Anthem Class A

The 2013 Anthem, one of two Class A’s already released for the 2013 model year by Middlebury, Ind.-based Entegra Coach, was on display at Good Sam’s Mar. 22-25 rally at Arizona’s Phoenix International Raceway. The newest rendition of the Anthem is a “great riding” coach built on an exclusive “X-Bridge” Spartan chassis equipped with a 450 HP Cummins engine, independent front suspension, daytime running lights, a muffled Jake brake and a side-mounted radiator, reports Director of Sales and Marketing Tad Jenkins. Porcelain high-gloss tile floors, all-electric componentry, Winegard roof-mounted satellite systems, a 40-inch Samsung LCD TV, surround sound componentry, frameless windows and an integrated Girard awning are key features on the “bus-look” Anthem, a “mid-line” coach in Entegra’s lineup retailing for $425,000 to $430,000. Entegra Coach, an independent company owned by Jayco Inc., has also released its higher priced Cornerstone A-body for 2013 while the more affordable 2013 Inspire is due for a national debut shortly. “Entegra Coach is real close to having 400 retail-registered owners, which I think is pretty phenomenal, considering that most of that growth has come in the last two years,” said Jenkins. “They are widely received. If you read the blogs, you’ll find we have very little, if any, negatives about them. They are a great coach. But, more importantly, we as a company are servicing people well. At the end of the day, it’s how we take care of the issues and the customer’s buying and using them that’s paramount.”