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2005 Mandalay Presidio

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Quad slides — you want quad slides? Well, every floorplan in the 2005 Presidio (the newest
addition to the Mandalay Luxury Division family of coaches from Four Winds International)
has four slides. All three plans are built on a Workhorse RDP chassis, powered by a 330-hp
Cummins with 950 lb-ft of torque. Gelcoat fiberglass exterior walls and full body paint
with sweeping graphic treatments parade the coach in high style. Life inside is spacious,
thanks to a double-slide living room and opposing convertible sofas (or a sofa and
loveseat) and cockpit chairs that swivel around to face the room. There’s also a 24-inch
Toshiba flat-screen television to help keep guests entertained, and you can option up to an
RCA home theater surround-sound system. The kitchen comes with a residential-size 30-inch microwave and high-output three-burner cooktop or an optional range with conventional oven.

A big (8 cubic feet) refrigerator is standard; an even larger unit and ice makers are
optional. The bed/bath suite features a streetside-slide queen island bed and an opposing
slideout with either a television desk/dresser or an optional vanity and loveseat. Across
most of the rear is a cedar-lined wardrobe, with one corner reserved for a standard storage
cabinet or for optional laundry appliances. “Our philosophy from day one was to offer more
bang for the buck,” said Carter Yoder, Mandalay Luxury Division national sales manager.
“When people walk in and spend some time in the Presidio, they notice the elegant feel and
the quality that has gone into the coach. “The big-block Cummins engine offers higher
torque than most coaches in this price category. And that’s important, because this coach
has a true raised-rail chassis design with lots of bus-style basement storage and a
32,000-pound gvwr, so you need the power to handle the load. “Structurally, the Presidio is the same as the luxury Mandalay models, with a 3-inch tubular steel floor with twice the
insulation [as standard], plus 2-inch aluminum [frame] side wall construction, a crowned
roof with aluminum rafters and block-foam insulation. There’s ceramic tile throughout, not
laminate. Hardwood cabinet doors and drawer fronts with hidden hinges and solid-surface
countertops give a comfortable residential feel. More quality for the money, and more bang
for the buck … that’s what the Presidio gives you.” Mandalay Luxury Division, (866)
919-4444, mandalaycoach.com

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