Western Recreational Vehicles Inc. (WRV), Yakima, Wash., debuted the all-new 2006 Alpine Coach Apex, a 40-foot quad-slideout diesel pusher motorhome that features four large hydraulic-powered “SmartBed” storage compartments that extend out each side of the coach between the wheel wells.
“Storage has gone to the top of the list in both towables and motorhomes,” said WRV President Ron Doyle of the new high-end motorized offering. “In the Apex, you don’t have to worry about getting on your hands and knees to gain access to your storage.”
WRV showed the Apex and its new 2006 Alpenlite Voyager fifth-wheel series July 11-14 during the Great North American RV Rally at Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond, Ore.
The company reconfigured its proprietary 33,000-pound GVWR Peak Chassis to accommodate the SmartBed system, which is activated by a keyless entry system and provides larger gasoline and water tanks.
Doyle said WRV made standard in the Apex many of the more popular options in its more affordable Alpine Coach Limited. Apex also features an expanded SilverLeaf Electronics system that controls and monitors most mechanical and electronic functions from a hand-held remote device linked to an overhead TV screen in the cockpit.
Powered by a 400-hp Cummins ISL diesel engine, the Alpine Coach Apex has a retail base price of $381,000.
With five 31- to 34-foot floorplans with either two or three slideouts, WRV’s new 2006 mid-priced, mid-profile Alpenlite Voyager fifth-wheel series retails from $56,000.
“We’ve put a lot more eye appeal in the interior, with a lot more woodwork and residential styling, including Flexsteel furniture, from their residential line, not their RV line,” Doyle said.
Alpenlite Voyager features a laminated aluminum superstructure with a high-gloss gel-coat fiberglass exterior and partial body paint on the fenders and skirts.