FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MIDDLEBURY, IN, January 25, 2007
"” The premier of Coachmen Recreational Vehicle Company's Aurora™ Full-Wall Slide-Out at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville breaks new ground for Coachmen gas Class A motorhomes. This is Coachmen's first full-wall slide-out and represents a total redesign for the Aurora product line, featuring incredible exterior pass through storage (107 cubic feet), side opening compartment doors, all new sleek automotive front and rear molded cap designs, one-piece windshield, seven-foot interior height, and most impressively, a creative one of a kind floorplan.
"Response to this new product at Louisville was fantastic," said Mark Weber, product and sales manager for Coachmen's gas Class A motorhomes. "Dealers were really wowed by the innovation and styling of this new model." The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the Aurora 36 FWS begins at $118,000.
This coach is 35-feet-7-inches long. The 25-foot slide-out room starts behind the driver's seat and goes well into the rear of the bedroom, greatly enhancing the interior space. Weber noted that Coachmen engineers took extraordinary care while designing the slide to ensure a good balance on the coach, and their dedicated work paid off.
Coachmen builds this motorhome on the W-22 platform from Workhorse Custom Chassis. This chassis provides 22,000 lbs. GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating), giving the coach plenty of carrying capacity. The Vortec™ 8100 V8 8.1L engine from General Motors coupled with the Allison™ six-speed automatic transmission powers the coach, giving it exceptional ride and handling characteristics.
The Aurora FWS sports eye-catching exterior graphics with partial paint applied to high-gloss sidewalls. Beefy 22.5-inch wheels, custom fiberglass front and rear caps and the one-piece windshield contribute to the overall sleek look, Coachmen incorporated its Sight Rite™ dash with the windshield to improve visibility and reduce front blind spots. For operator convenience, Coachmen built Aurora Full Wall Slide with fully automatic hydraulic leveling jacks plus heated and remote controlled exterior mirrors.
Finding room for all the gear needed for any adventure is simple with the 107 cubic feet of pass through storage. Accessing that storage is also easy with side-hinged compartment doors and lighted storage bays.
2007 Coachment Aurora 36 FWS - Full Wall Slideout
Driving Aurora is a pleasure. The coach is equipped with deluxe pilot seats with integrated three-point seat belts. The cockpit is designed for comfort and convenience with a tilt steering wheel, defrost dash fans, dash air conditioning, power sun visors and even a passenger-side pullout computer desk. The state-of-the-art three-way rear view camera is activated by the turn signal, allowing the driver to see directly behind or on either side of the coach.
Step into the living area and forget you are in a motorhome. Aurora exudes spaciousness. The coach is a full eight feet wide before the full wall slide is activated and the extra high interior ceiling is seven feet tall. Large windows and bright decors add to the feeling of spaciousness. Coachmen offers four different fabric choices: Onyx Haze, Sicilian Umber, Castleton Cream and Blue Saxony and two wood options, Welbeck Birch and Brazilian Cherry. The upscale living area features a 70-inch sofa, a leather recliner and a 26-inch LCD overhead television.
Solid surface kitchen countertops grace the galley, which comes equipped with a stainless steel microwave oven, stainless steel three-burner range with oven, a double bowl kitchen sink with a designer faucet, and a large double door refrigerator. A deluxe side-by-side refrigerator is optional. Serve meals at the legless buffet style dinette that seats two or pulls out to comfortably fit four.
The yacht style bedroom is in a class by itself. The queen bed is set at an angle, yielding a new and innovative furniture arrangement. A 20-inch LCD television is mounted on the wall, and the huge wardrobe provides exceptional storage space.
Aurora represents the top of the line for Coachmen's Class A gas motorhomes. The Aurora 36 FWS takes that top of the line up another notch.
Coachmen Industries, Inc., through its prominent industry subsidiaries, is one of America's leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles, systems-built homes and commercial buildings. The Company's well-known RV brand names include COACHMEN™, GEORGIE BOY™, SPORTSCOACH™ and VIKING™. Coachmen's ALL AMERICAN HOMES® subsidiary is one of the nation's largest producers of systems-built homes, and also a major builder of multi-family residential and commercial structures with its ALL AMERICAN BUILDING SYSTEMS™ products. Coachmen Industries, Inc. is a publicly held company with stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker COA.
Vortec™ and Allison™ are trademarks of General Motors Corporation.