To be successful in the ultra-competitive luxury motor coach segment, you have to establish a niche. It’s no longer good enough to have leather appointments and solid-surface countertops; you’ve got to offer something that fills a void in the market — a product that offers features or a price point that satisfies a specific need.
Travel Supreme believes its Select 45 diesel-pusher meets both requirements. Equipped with many features more commonly found in bus conversions costing $1 million or more, the Select offers an experience that rivals many of its custom counterparts — for less than half the cost.
“As our company evolved, we saw there was a big gap between what was considered a ‘luxury motorhome’ and a bus conversion,” explained Travel Supreme president, Glenn Troyer. “We really studied the market and felt that we could bridge this gap — giving people the quality and features they want in an affordable coach.”
Travel Supreme built the Select on a raised-rail Spartan K2 chassis, powered by a 500-hp Cummins diesel mated to an Allison six-speed transmission. Bus-style details abound: standard are a Jacobs engine brake; air suspension and brakes; automatic hydraulic levelers with touch control; auto-rewind water hose; pass-through storage with swing-up baggage doors; slideout cargo trays and 6,600 pounds of cargo-carrying capacity — with two passengers and a full water tank.
A four-slideout floorplan features standard luxury interior appointments such as Flexsteel
leather driver and front passenger seats; granite countertops and marble flooring in the
kitchen and bath; a 42-inch plasma television with home theater system (as well as a
24-inch flat-screen front overhead television); Pioneer navigation system; Hydro Hot
heating system; dual-pane windows and a choice of four different hardwood cabinets.
In an effort to provide a truly residential experience, the Select’s galley features appliances
such as a GE Profile side-by-side refrigerator, two-burner electric stove with glass top
and a GE Profile convection microwave oven. A pair of Heart Freedom 2000 inverters, eight
deep-cycle house batteries and a 12.5-kW Onan Quiet Diesel AC genset make it possible to
operate any electrical appliance in the coach for extended periods, even while boondocking.
Aft of the galley is a separate bath area with shower and lav, plus another enclosure with
a porcelain toilet and a smaller lav. The bedroom features a 72 x 80-inch king-sized bed,
27-inch flat screen television, compact washer/dryer and clothes hamper. Because the Select comes so well equipped, there are very few options, but Travel Supreme does offer its customers the freedom to customize the coach to a certain extent.
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