CARRIAGE INC., A LONGTIME MANUFACTURER OF higher-end fifth-wheel and travel trailers, has reentered the motorhome market with the introduction of the Carri-Go low-profile Class C motorhome. The Carri-Go is, in effect, a resurrection and redesign of the Callista motorhome sold by Carriage back in the 1994 time frame. The company has redesigned the product in such a way that, while the overall configuration remains the same, the coach has more to offer the prospective owner. Carriage aims the Carri-Go at those buyers who may be moving down in size from a large coach into something that can be driven more easily, or up from a smaller rig, such as a Class B van camper.
The Carri-Go is based on either a Ford E-350 Super Duty chassis with an 11,500-pound gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr) and powered by a 6.8-liter V-10 engine, or a Chevrolet Express 3500 cutaway chassis with a 12,300-pound gvwr and powered by a 7.4-liter V-8 engine. Two floorplans are available, including Model 2310 with a midcoach entry door, a rear bed opposite a rear-corner bath, and a forward dinette or optional sofa bed. Pictured is the Model 2320 with the aft entry door, the bath across the aft coach wall, and midgalley and forward optional dual sofa beds that make up into a king-size bed. Dining is possible on a removable table that fits between the sofas, and the standard floorplan features a compact streetside dinette opposite a pair of curbside barrel chairs. Both models feature an entertainment center and storage unit in the cabover area. The balance of the coach interior is ringed with storage cabinets. Carriage builds the Carri-Go with aluminum-frame construction, polystyrene insulation, a molded fiberglass exterior and an EPDM rubber roof. Interior appointments include oak-framed cabinet doors, day/night shades and durable wall and floor coverings.
Standard kitchen appliances include a two-burner range, a convection/microwave oven and a double-door refrigerator. Fluid capacities are 55 gallons of fuel, 40 gallons of fresh
water, 35 gallons of gray water, 23 gallons of black water and 12.2 gallons of LP-gas. An
electronic-ignition 6-gallon water heater is standard, as are a 25,000-BTU furnace and a
32-amp power converter. Included on the modest option list are a 4-kW Onan AC generator, a roof air conditioner, an awning and a 19-inch television. The Carri-Go is expected to retail for approximately $59,995, nicely equipped, with all but the heated holding tanks and extra body-paint options. Article by: Jeff Johnston Carriage Inc., P.O. Box 246, Millersburg, Indiana 46543; (800) 832-3632