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Revolution 38′

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

THE MIDPRICE DIESEL-PUSHER MARKET IS ONE OF THE most competitive in the RV industry today.
With an abundance of chassis and engines to choose from, manufacturers have been able to
produce truly impressive coaches in a price range that is still realistic to most
enthusiasts looking for a smooth method of transport to their favorite destination.
Responding to market trends, Fleetwood Enterprises has just released a new model in its
line of midprice diesel coaches: the Revolution. Built on a Freightliner raised
stacked-rail chassis with a 330-hp Cummins ISC engine and an Allison 3000 transmission, the
Revolution is available in three floorplans (38A, 38B and 40C), all of which are equipped
with dual slideouts and an abundance of luxury standard features. The driver’s compartment
features a rear-vision camera-and-monitor package, as well as an AM/FM stereo with a CD
player and a power driver’s-seat pedestal. Leather driver/passenger seats, a CD changer and
a hand-held CB radio are among the many options. Aft of the driver’s seat, the 38-foot
floorplans feature a standard sofa opposite a swivel chair and table; the 40C comes
equipped with a streetside sofa bed and opposing standard sofa. Luxury details include
solid-oak cabinetry, residential-grade carpeting in the living and bedroom areas, real
ceramic tile and polished Corian countertops in the galley and bath areas, and pleated
day-and-night shades in the living and bedroom areas. The list of standard appliances
includes a 27-inch overhead Panasonic television, a VCR and Sony DSS receiver in the living
area, a 12-cubic-foot Norcold refrigerator, a three-burner cooktop and a
microwave/convection oven. Out back, the bedroom slide-out houses a queen-size island bed
and a 20-inch Panasonic television, while a separate bathroom features a fiberglass shower
with a glass door and a china toilet with a hand spray. Options include a shower seat and a
combination washer/dryer. Utility-wise, the Revolution is equipped with a 7.5-kW Onan Quiet
Diesel AC generator, a 2,000-watt inverter/converter, dual 35,000-BTU furnaces, a ducted
air-conditioning system with two 13,500-BTU roof air conditioners and a 10-gallon
LP-gas/120-volt AC water heater. The Revolution’s advertised weight is 24,000 pounds, and
the Freightliner chassis’ gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr) is 31,000 pounds, which should
give the coach generous load-carrying capability. Capacities for the 38- and 40-foot models
include 100 gallons of fuel, 95 gallons of fresh water, 60 gallons of gray water, 40
gallons of black water and 38 gallons of propane (except for the 40C model, which holds 50
gallons). The Revolution is constructed using a smooth fiberglass exterior, a one-piece
fiberglass roof, a vacuum-laminated floor and block-foam insulation. Optional equipment
includes a choice of cherry, maple or walnut interior woodwork, a home-theater system, a
DVD player, a global-positioning system, an Ultraleather sofa bed and a three-burner
cooktop with a 22-inch-wide oven. This coach retails for between $189,000 and $193,000,
depending on the model and options selected. Article by: Chris Hemer Fleetwood Enterprises
Inc., (800) 444-4905

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