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2009 DynaQuest 360XL

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Thinking of downsizing from a tag axle motorhome or upgrading to your dream coach? Dynamax‘s  DynaQuest XL line offers five floor-plans ranging from 32 to 39 feet in length, with the DQ360XL falling squarely in the middle of the pack.

Built on the Freightliner M2 chassis, the 360XL offers all the comforts of home and the ability to bring along any toy, dinghy or rolling garage, thanks to a 15,000-pound towing capacity and the optional 20,000-pound hitch receiver. Grinding up long stretches of mountain passes will likely become a distant memory courtesy of the 1,000 lb-ft of torque supplied by the 330-hp clean burner Cummins that mates with the venerable Allison TRV six-speed push-button transmission for precise and predictable control.


A well-appointed and intimate cockpit is
comfortably accessed by a no-duck roof cutout protected by a hidden steel arch, making even
the tallest driver appreciate the thoughtful touches that include tilt and telescoping
steering and combined service monitors. Safety is also enhanced with conventional cab side
doors and steps, providing three methods of access. The familiar front-tilt, sloped nose
provides open and easy access to the diesel engine, which will be appreciated by your
mechanic. Outstanding vision to the road is enhanced by the standard rear- and optional
side-mounted cameras. These features in combination with the multi-band AM/FM/CD/Weather
Band and optional CB radio and navigation systems should make it a big hit among drivers
looking forward to very comfortable driving stints in the swiveling, fully adjustable
captain’s chairs that provide additional cabin seating.


To further enhance your
surroundings, Dynamax ignores convention by offering no less than five décor
groupings – three woods and five exterior paint schemes – to choose from, allowing
mix-and-match decorating from the offerings that will surely satisfy even the most
demanding enthusiast. AV features include the use of the Bose surround-sound system for
both sat-ready 19-inch and 26-inch LCD TVs and theater lighting ambience – courtesy of the
Intellitec multiplex lighting system – that can be controlled from five convenient interior
locations and also allows users to shut off all 12-volt DC use with one-button convenience.

Dynamax places the dual-burner cooktop and above-range
convection/microwave in the large streetside hydraulic slide, shared by the leather sofa
bed, allowing multiple chefs to take advantage of the extended width of the coach to serve
the curbside booth-style dinette. Next to the dinette, a 12-cubic-foot stainless-steel
refrigerator and roll-out pantry complete the galley layout. Spills are no problem on the
Corian countertops and beautiful ceramic tile floors (optional) throughout the food service
and bath areas, and sculptured carpeting creates an invisible transition into the living
and bedroom areas. Numerous large and small interior storage cabinets have been designed
into the DynaQuest‘s floorplans, resulting in excellent fit and finish and very
little wasted space to be found anywhere in this coach.


This year, Dynamax has rotated the pedestal bed 90 degrees and placed it into the
rear slide, with sidelights creating additional and convenient access to large double
wardrobes, drawers and TV viewing. A third wardrobe in the bath area is plumbed for a
washer/dryer combo. Attention to detail and craftsmanship are immediately evident
throughout this coach with tight-seamed wood trim and robust cabinetry, eliminating the
need for vinyl gimp piping or other seam-hiding materials.

Breaking camp is as easy as
retracting the semi-auto four-point hydraulic levelers and the powered hose and cord reels
while loading remaining camp gear through the many newly redesigned exterior
aluminum-skinned doors. Thanks to the forward engine placement, a spacious full-width
lighted rear “trunk” accommodates odd-size items.

Dynamax has created a high-end, easy-to-use, feature-rich coach with a
shopping list of features that’s hard to beat.

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