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Fri Dec 8, 2017
Elkhart, Ind.—Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. unveiled the mid-bunk Voltage toy hauler at the RVIA National Trade Show in Louisville Kentucky, Nov. 27-30. The toy hauler received an enthusiastic response from dealers, according to the company.
“Speaking with toy hauler owners, as well as dealers at various shows throughout the year, we heard customers say, ‘We like the electric bunk beds in the back and the extra sleeping space it provides, but we’d like to be able to store our toys inside overnight,’” Voltage Product Manager Michael Herdrich says. “We’d hear from parents who wanted to see a bunk bed space located closer to the primary bedroom. That way, their kids could sleep closer to them and not all the way in the back.”
Dutchmen responded to the feedback it received with the all-new Voltage 4205. The team at Dutchmen developed an industry-exclusive model that allows travelers to store outdoor enthusiast toys and gear inside overnight, while still accommodating families requiring multiple sleeping accommodations.
Key features on the Voltage 4205 include:
• Mid-coach private bunk area
• Large master bathroom along with a half bath
• MORryde Zero-G Ramp Door
• iN-Command Smart Operating System
• 3-Year Limited Structural Warranty
Production of the new model is expected to begin this month, with the 4205 floorplan. The expected MSRP is $104,900.
Dutchmen Manufacturing was founded in 1988 and currently builds the Aerolite, Aspen Trail, Coleman, Kodiak, Rubicon and Voltage travel trailer and fifth wheel brands.