California sport utility RV (SURV) leader Weekend Warrior Trailers Inc. has entered the motorized market for the first time with a new Road Warrior Class C motorhome.
“We are peeking around and poking at different things,” said Mike Beier, marketing manager for the Perris, Calif., company. “After looking at the competition, there was a good ‘in between’ need for this. We’ve put it together almost like our trailers.”
Weekend Warrior is credited throughout the industry with initially fueling the toy hauler trend in recreational vehicles that appealed to RVers who took dune buggies, sand rails and ATVs off road in the California dunes and western deserts. Today, nearly all towable manufacturers, and an increasing number of Class A and Class C motorhome builders, feature SURV floorplans.
The aluminum-and-molded-fiberglass Road Warrior, offered in three 34-foot floorplans – a toy hauler and two conventional minimotorhome layouts – comes with two or three slideouts and is built on Chevrolet’s 19,500-pound GVWR Kodiak 5500 chassis with a standard 300-hp DuraMax engine. A gas-powered version will be available later.
The toy hauler floorplan is designed with a 10-foot-long garage separated from the living area by a vapor wall. The coach features two queen-size sleeping areas – one in the cabover and the other above the garage, which is accessible via a ladder from the front of the coach.
Retail prices start at $149,000.