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Terry Quantum AX6
the past few years fifth wheels have been gaining in popularity
among seasoned RVers, and a walk through Fleetwood’s
new Terry Quantum AX 6 explains why. With luxurious appointments
and mountains of space, it’s easy to understand our
growing love affair with big, tall trailers.
We viewed the quad-slide model 365BSQS, with the assistance
of Sicard’s Holiday Campers in Smithville, Ontario.
Vice president Gary Sicard noted that depending on options
selected, this model sells in the $65,000 to $75,000 range.
Built on I-beam framed, welded main rails, the AX 6 uses Fleetwood’s
bonded wall construction, a process that provides a very light
weight structure with tremendous strength. The AX 6 designation
refers to aluminum construction on all six sides – meaning
the four walls, roof and floor. A substantial folding assist
handle reinforces this overall sense of security as you mount
the triple retractable steps to enter the unit. The three-section
layout – bedroom up front, kitchen and dinette center,
with the main living quarters to the rear – works very
well, particularly with the quad-slide floor plan.
The kitchen centers around a long, peninsular countertop which
provides the maximum food preparation space possible without
intruding into the main living area. The counter also offers
a generous amount of storage space, despite housing a substantial
double sink, complete with a residential-style Moen faucet
with pull-out sprayer. A three-burner stove and oven are situated
adjacent to the main counter, finished with a stylish and
functional overhead range hood. The beautiful wooden cabinetry
features framed doors with frosted glass inserts and neatly
sculpted hardware. A large microwave sits conveniently above
the range hood. The street-side wall houses a large Dometic
refrigerator with overhead freezer, kitchen cabinets and a
pantry in a slide-out section. Residential-style finishing
touches, such as fully adjustable shelves, metal roller drawer
glides, an under sink storage tray, convenient spice rack,
sink cover, knife rack, paper towel holder and accent lighting
complete the kitchen area.
Opposite the kitchen is a comfortable, free-standing dinette
with four chairs, also situated in a slide-out for maximum
use of space. Overhead storage compartments that pick up on
the kitchen cabinetry, complete with tasteful lighting, effectively
blend form with function.
To the rear of the dinette, two large comfortable easy chairs
also sit in the curb-side slide out, with a large sofa opposite
in the driver’s-side slide. A magnificent wooden wall
unit with integral lighting and the same attractive, frosted
glass doors covers the entire rear wall, providing attractive
storage for knick-knacks, stereo equipment, and a full-size,
flat screen television. Below the TV is a gorgeous fireplace.
Overhead, two Fantastic vents and a beautiful ceiling fan
provide plenty of fresh air.
Fleetwood’s designers have picked a lovely choice of
décor for this unit. Plush carpeting with hard-wearing,
wood-finished laminate in the main entrance, works very well
with the wooden cabinetry and wall unit. Thoughtful touches
– such as the neat storage shelves along the end of
the kitchen counter and the attractive spotlights along each
of the slide outs – abound and give the unit an exceptionally
The washroom is located just forward of the kitchen, opposite
the entrance door. Fleetwood’s attention to detail is
definitely evident here with attractive cabinetry, wall coverings
and flooring combining to provide a beautiful décor.
The standup shower features a beautiful frosted glass enclosure
with an overhead skylight and Fantastic vent. The residential-style
sink and faucet blend perfectly with the mirrored medicine
cabinet and pewter lighting fixtures.
The large bedroom can only be described as magnificent, with
a street-side slide affording tremendous space for the queen
bed with its overhead cabinet and pewter spot lights. As you
relax on the plush mattress, you face a beautiful fireplace
set in an attractive wooden entertainment center, with enough
space above to accommodate a full-sized TV. This unit sits
in a fourth slide-out, along with a huge wardrobe closet.
Opposite, a large dressing table is situated beside the bed.
The desktop neatly extends around the bedroom corner to house
a small sink with overhead mirror. It’s just another
of those thoughtful touches that make this unit stand out.
The Terry Quantum AX 6 is a really nice fifth wheel. Its solid
construction, thoughtful quad-slide layout and luxurious appointments
make it a delightful RV that’s certain to please even
the most discriminating buyer. (Page Top)
Length 37' 11"
Height 12' 6"
Dry Weight 11,098 lbs
GVWR 14,100 lbs
Pin Weight 2,143 lbs
Fresh Water 40 gal
Gray Water 40 gal
Black Water 40 gal
LP 60 gal
Kodiak XVL 2200 B+
B-Plus motorhomes are popular with RVers who appreciate the
drivability of a Class B unit, yet value having a little more
space. One of the better-known RVs of this type is the Kodiak
VXL 2200, which neatly packs big-unit features into a compact
The Kodiak makes an impression even before you step aboard,
with its attractive styling and tasteful exterior graphics.
Stretching 22 feet, six inches in overall length, it is built
on a Ford E350 Super Duty chassis powered by a V10 Trition
engine offering 305 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque.
The unit I viewed, with the assistance of Heidi Stoate at
The Hitch House, was the VXL 2200 DS, one of three floor plans
available. All feature a full-length curb-side awning, retractable
entry steps and an illuminated entrance grab handle. Two exterior
compartments provide convenient storage, while additional
storage and an exterior shower can be found on the driver’s
side. With a one-piece molded fiberglass roof, fiberglass
front and rear caps, and large Solar-flex windows, the Kodiak
is a highly attractive RV that will pull 5,500 pounds while
You step inside straight into the kitchen, with a counter
stretching across the back wall. A large rear window overlooks
the double sink with its residential-style faucet and, to
the right, the three-burner stove with overhead range hood
and Dometic microwave. The kitchen cabinetry is a very tasteful
beech finish with brass hardware. To the left of the sink
is a handy and pretty spice rack. Raised-panel cabinet doors
provide an upscale look to the neatly laid-out cooking area.
A flip-up panel by the door provides additional counter space
if needed. A Dometic Royale refrigerator with freezer is located
on the curb side immediately forward of the entrance door,
along with a spacious pantry cupboard.
The kitchen floor is an attractive linoleum for easy cleaning.
There is a surprising amount of cupboard storage in the base
cabinets and in an overhead cupboard stretching across the
rear wall, which houses a fluorescent lighting fixture over
the sink. Immediately to the right of the kitchen is the washroom
with integral shower and overhead vent.
One step up takes you up onto the plush carpeting of the main
living area. A large storage closet and wardrobe is immediately
to the left. Cabinetry matches the deep beech with brass hardware
of the kitchen, giving the coach a warm and inviting feel.
Just ahead of the wardrobe on the driver’s side is a
comfortable fabric sofa, with two attractive brass spotlights
overhead to provide just the right lighting when you want
to curl up with a good book. Overhead cabinetry provides still
more storage, while a large window with shade sits behind.
A neat wooden magazine rack on the front-facing wall provides
convenient and secure storage for reading materials.
Opposite the sofa is a comfortable booth-style dinette, adjacent
to a large side window. Once again, overhead cabinetry provides
storage while twin brass spotlights provide dramatic lighting.
The cab-over area houses a color TV/VCR combination and two
more storage compartments in an attractive beech cabinet,
optimally positioned so it may be viewed from anywhere onboard.
An overhead Fantastic vent in the living area provides excellent
air flow, while an air conditioner/heat pump (along with insulated
and heated holding tanks) allows multi-season use. Additional
features in this coach include an in-dash Panasonic CD player,
Attwood CO alarm and Onan generator.
The RV that Heidi Stoate was kind enough to walk me through
was sale priced at a very reasonable $86,024. Depending on
optional equipment selected, the final retail price of the
VXL 2200 DS can range from about $85,000 to just over $100,000.
But you certainly get what you pay for. The combination of
quality construction and innovative design make this a highly
attractive motorhome. (Page Top)
Weight (dry): 8,780 lbs
GVWR: 10,667 lbs
Water tanks: 36.5 gal
Holding tanks: (grey): 24.8 gal (black): 23.8 gal
Furnace: 25,000 BTU
Water heater: 6 gal
LP: 60 lbs
Roof air: std
Chassis: Ford E350
Engine: V10 Triton
Engine displacement/horsepower: 305 hp, 420 ft lbs torque
Fuel capacity: 208 L
Taylor Coach Bobbie
just 12 feet in length and weighing in at a mere 1,150 pounds
with a 110 pound tongue weight, the Bobbie by Taylor Coach
is the answer for RVers with smaller tow vehicles. It’s
also ideal for reaching those beautiful, remote sites at the
end of narrow, winding roads.
As you enter through the rear door, the first impression is
that this trailer seems a whole lot bigger inside than out.
A well equipped kitchen sits immediately to the right, featuring
a Wedgewood Vision double-burner stove on a white countertop,
flanked by a stainless steel sink and faucet. Both the base
cabinet and the overhead cabinetry are in an attractive beech
finish, highlighted with durable gold-finished hardware. A
Norcold refrigerator occupies about one-third of the base
cabinet, while the balance is available for storage.
On the street side is a fully-equipped washroom with a sit-down
shower. There’s also a large storage cabinet that would
serve as an excellent panty. An overhead vent provides fresh
air, while the flooring is an attractive and hard-wearing
The front half of the trailer is dominated by a laterally-mounted
dinette with bench seating on each side. The dinette quickly
converts to a full-size double bed, while an overhead cabinet
neatly converts to an additional double bunk for the kids.
The overall décor is simple yet attractive, with bright,
motif wall coverings and upholstery complemented by wooden
cabinetry and accents. Fit and finish are excellent, and the
trailer has a solid feel as you open doors and simply walk
Hand-crafted in Flamborough, Ontario, the Taylor Bobbie boasts
a long list of standard features including a retractable entrance
step, leveling jacks, spare tire and carrier, porch light,
R7 insulation and electric brakes. A variety of options are
available; this particular unit included a front window with
rock guard, a 30 amp converter, hot water heater and twin
propane tanks, giving it a retail price of $12,075.
There’s a lot to like about the Bobbie. For people who
tow with a small car, who need a smaller trailer or who are
just starting out in the RV lifestyle, it has a lot to offer.