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Genesis Class A

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

It isn’t every day that a fresh Class A diesel motorhome is created, but King of the Road
of York, Nebraska, has just pulled off this daunting feat with the launch of its new luxury
Genesis line. With more than 20 years of experience building high-end fifth-wheels, the
company’s first motorhome, which was more than two years in the planning and development
stages, rolled out in June. The Genesis will initially be available in four floorplans: a
double-slide at 40 feet and two triple-slides and a quad at 41 feet. The motorhomes are
intended to sell in the mid- to high-end niche with prices beginning somewhere close to
$300,000. Fixtures and appliances on the Genesis reflect richness and style, as well as a
high degree of residential usefulness. As with other upscale motorhomes at this price
point, these coaches are heavy on standard features, such as navigation systems, back-up
cameras and monitors, ultraleather six-way pilot/co-pilot seats and a full awning package
for patio and slideouts. Other prominent standards, though far from the complete list,
include a 7.5-kW diesel AC generator, an Intellitec RV Multiplex light-switching system, a
32-inch plasma flat-panel television and a central vacuum system. Buyers also may choose
from an equally wide array of optional items to further accessorize their coaches. These
include Flexsteel furniture, an electric fireplace, a combination washer/dryer, an exterior
entertainment center, solar panels and an exterior refrigerator/freezer. Interior décor
elements likewise emphasize fashion along with function. Three color schemes are available:
Executive Steel, Sunset Bouquet and Royal Vineyard. Within these packages, buyers can
choose hardwood cabinetry in cherry, oak, walnut or maple. Adding to the interior’s
elegance and usability are residential-grade cabinet hardware and carpeting, solid-surface
countertops, Moen sink and bath fixtures, ceramic-tile kitchen and bathroom floors,
leather-upholstered furniture and padded-vinyl ceilings. Appliances include a four-door
12-cubic-foot refrigerator with an icemaker and a convection microwave oven. Coachwork on
the Genesis is assembled in the “box-off” method, which is similar to bus-class
construction; it is built on a separate platform and then mated to its Freightliner XC
chassis when most work is complete. Welded aluminum framing is used throughout the unit’s
superstructure, along with vacubonded roof and side-wall components insulated with
polystyrene foam. Fiberglass panels are used on the crowned roof and exterior side walls,
and molded fiberglass end caps grace the front and rear. As a crowning touch, all coaches
are endowed with an automotive-style full-body paint finish and graphics package. Cummins
ISL 400-hp turbodiesels, coupled to Allison 3000 MH six-speed automatic transmissions,
power the Freightliner chassis, which are endowed with four air-bag suspensions for optimal
highway comfort and stability. The chassis also have polished aluminum wheels, anti-lock
air brakes, Jacobs exhaust brakes, automatic hydraulic leveling jacks and 150-gallon fuel
tanks for a generous driving range. King of the Road’s Genesis motorhomes have a gross
vehicle weight rating beginning at 31,000 pounds and a net carrying capacity of 4,820
pounds. Fluid holding and storage capacities are appropriately ample. They include a
105-gallon freshwater tank, a 70-gallon gray-water tank, a 45-gallon black-water tank and a
38-gallon propane tank. z King of the Road, (866) 400-9840, kingoftheroadrv.com

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