Like many we've been lurking in the shadows. During that time we've taken in all of the wisdom that the Entegra Forum has to offer to all wanna be, current and future Entegra owners. We've learned so much and thank you to everyone for all your comments. What a terrific resource.
Well today is a big day for us. We're taking delivery on a new 2014 44B Anthem. I know some have been requesting information on the 44B Anthem. We hope we can help.
Briefly, here's our story:
Last December we put a deposit down on a 2014 42RBQ. While we were happy to order an Entegra, at the time we felt a bit limited in what Entegra had to offer in floorplans. We wanted a bath and half and 42RBQ was it in the Anthem series and a Cornerstone was not in the budget. A short time after placing our order it came to our attention that the 44B series was being designed. Not wanting to suffer from a bad case of buyers remorse we asked Entegra to tell us more. After reviewing, we were ecstatic. The floorplan fully met our needs. At that point we opted to cancel our 42RBQ and instead wait for the newly designed 44B. Problem was no one was sure exactly when the 44B was going to come off the line. We waited patiently. Ok..... At least until the last week or so when there was an unexpected paperwork delay at the factory. But Nate and Tadd came through and our baby arrived at the dealership in Grand Rapids this past Wednesday. Thanks Guys!
The coach is magnificent and we couldn't be more excited. There are a few 2014 rolling changes as already noted by others. These are the biggest changes.
#1. We have the Bose sound system (like it) plus this coach also came with a larger 50" main TV. My opinion when it comes to TV's is that bigger is always better.
#2. Exterior entertainment system. It now houses a 40" Samsung TV vs. the previous 32" RV. Also, the radio changed too. It's now a touchscreen plus the speakers were changed from 6 1/2" rounds to what appear to be about 4"x10" elongated speakers. The narrower speakers seemingly make room for the larger TV. (That's good x2 now)
#3. The best feature of all is what is now basically a full wall slide on the PS. I know this has been discussed by others but once you see it you really come to appreciate what they've done. Only about 8" of the sidewall is fixed between the two PS slides. Better yet, once you run out the PS slides it opens everything up so you no longer have that "narrowed" passage found in all non full wall slide coaches. Kudos to the Engineering Team in Middlebury.
We're thrilled to get our new baby and all things being equal we're heading up to Hearthside tomorrow...... albeit about a week later than we would have liked.
Thank you to everyone for your comments over the previous months and we'll do our best to get some pics posted later tonight so all can see how the changes look.
Jim and Ellen
2014 Entegra Anthem 44B
2013 Jeep Wrangler