Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. launched its 2005 Discovery, Excursion and Providence diesel pusher Class A motorhomes featuring Caterpillar’s new C7 engine at last week’s Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) International Convention in Albuquerque, N.M.
The new C7 engine provides more torque for better hill-climbing, is quieter and produces a lower volume of emissions, according to Fleetwood.
The Riverside, Calif., company’s retail market share in diesel Class A’s increased by 11.5% in 2003 and it wants to continue growing in the segment, said Chris Braun, senior vice president of Fleetwood’s RV Group. Consequently, it has “dedicated a lot of research and development to our diesel line over the past few years,” he added.
The 2005 Excursion and Providence models also feature automotive-style dashboards with ergonomic switches for a user-friendly, modern design. Both models include 84-inch interior ceiling heights and larger windows for an increased sense of spaciousness.
Meanwhile, the 2005 Discovery offers full-body paint exterior graphic packages that are not linked to interior options, providing retail buyers with more flexibility and choice. The new Discovery also has an automotive-style dashboard and comes standard with a complete home-theater, 5.1 surround-sound system with DVD, CD and MP3 players plus a standard AM/FM stereo.