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Class A motorhome manufacturer Georgie Boy Manufacturing LLC recently introduced its new Cruise Air XL diesel and Cruise Master highline gasoline models, both of which went through life-cycle changes for model-year 2005, according to Pat Terveer, Georgie Boy’s president.
The Coachmen Industries Inc. subsidiary introduced its 2005 models during its national dealer meeting at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in Charleston, S.C., June 11-13.
Thirty-two of Georgie Boy’s top 40 dealers attended the gathering, an indication that the dealer congress “went extremely well,” Terveer said
The Cruise Air XL diesel features a railed rail chassis for 2005, replacing the straight rail chassis used for 2004. The Freightliner raised-rail chassis used for 2005 also includes a 350-hp Caterpillar engine, replacing the 330-hp Cat used for 2004, Terveer said.
The raised-rail chassis allows for more pass-through storage and the 2005 Cruise Air XL also includes a 7-foot interior ceiling height, he added.
The 2005 Cruise Air XL comes in 38- or 39-foot floorplans, all with three slides, Terveer said. It is priced in the $186,000 to $200,000 range.
Meanwhile, the Cruise Master gas-engine model comes with standard full-body paint and optional full hardwood cabinetry, Terveer said.
With over 200 cubic feet of storage space under the floor, Terveer said, “You’d think it was a diesel.”
However, the gas engine Cruise Master comes on the Workhorse W24 chassis with a 24,000-pound GVWR. It comes in 36- or 37-foot floorplans with two or three slides.
The 2005 Cruise Master highline gasoline model also has a 7-foot interior ceiling height and it is priced in the $135,000 to $150,000 range, Terveer said.