Absolutely. For the past 53 years, Montclair, California-based Lazy Daze Inc. has focused
on doing one thing – making Class C motorhomes – and doing it well. In fact, the family-owned and
-operated company has the reputation of being one of the best Class C manufacturers in the business. It’s also part of a small group
of Class C manufacturers that doesn’t offer slide-outs in any of its
A departure from the company’s Ford E-450 Super Duty chassis lineup, this brand-new
offering on the Kodiak chassis is a more robust coach and is designed for long-term travel
or full-time RVing. It’s built on the Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak chassis with a 213.5-inch
wheelbase and a gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr) of 19,500 pounds. Under the hood is a
320-hp GM Vortec 8.1-l V-8 gas engine mated with a six-speed Allison 1000MH automatic
Looking at the outside of the motorhome, it has the easily recognizable and
unique exterior of a Lazy Daze. The exterior features full-body paint and smooth exterior
polyurethane-laminated aluminum side panels – which are lightweight and replaceable for
easy repair work – and a one-piece, painted aluminum roof with a nonskid surface and a
300-watt solar system that makes it doubly effective for boondocking.
Stepping into the
motorhome through the mid-entry door, the first thing I noticed was the liberal use of
tinted, anti-glare thermal-pane glass windows. Cherry wood-veneer cabinets and solid-wood
drawer fronts, not pressed wood, are found throughout the coach and all show impeccable fit
and finish inside and out.
On the street-side, the galley features a solid-surface
counter-top, with hinged drop-leaf extension, and a recessed three-burner glass cook-top
above the Apollo Half Time microwave/convection oven. On the curbside resides a
9-cubic-foot Dometic two-door refrigerator and pantry. The bedroom offers even more storage
and features a huge rear window and your choice of a fixed island bed or twin-bed
There’s additional sleeping available up front in the living area: the
buttery-soft Ultra-leather couch converts into a comfortable 50 x 76-inch sofa bed, and even
when the couch is extended there’s still enough room to easily move about the living room.
A custom-built dining table reveals hidden storage and the ability to extend it all the way
to the couch when the removable leaf is used.
Up front, the larger, more commercial cab is
designed for people who spend a lot of time behind the wheel. Some of the cockpit’s
high-tech appointments include a Pioneer in-dash navigation system with iPod interface and
Bluetooth capability; a Voyager backup camera with 5.6-inch LCD display and one-way
speaker; and a front-view camera for maneuvering in tight spaces.
Overall, this motorhome
is a great two-person coach for just about any type of RV travel. The company’s “no
negotiation” pricing means there’s only one base price on any ordered coach: for this fully
loaded Kodiak 32′, it’s $138,000.
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