Coachmen makes RV history - Shasta is back!
This 12 footer is much lighter and more spacious than it’s 1954 relative. Weighing in at 2,482 pounds this unit is perfect for towing by a small SUV.
Tank capacities are 36 gallons fresh water, 32 gallons gray, 11 gallons black and a 6 gallon hot water heater. More than ample to enjoy a hot shower in the combo bathroom.
The galley design represents a new concept in space utilization. It uses a counter top electric grill that stows away after use. The sink has a fold down faucet with a permanent cover making more available countertop space when not in use.The European design is a far cry from the 1954 interior. In this old model you could fit four skinny people around the dinette. The Airflyte on the other hand will comfortably seat a family of six or more. The unit comes with a surround sound entertainment package. Halogen lighting fills the interior with ample light and the translucent sliding cabinet doors make it easy to find your stuff.
I like the crank-up skylight that has a roll-up screen and retractable shutter. The tinted windows open out so it sheds rain and allows you to enjoy fresh air during a shower.The most striking innovation is the absence of propane. The Airflyte uses no propane appliances and strictly runs on electricity. It doesn't have a roof-top air conditioner or a conventional heater. Instead it has an innovative 11,000 BTU heat pump which does the job of both. It really works cooling the rig down to a comfortable temperature on hot days and heating up to toasty for those cold mornings.
The absence of propane bottles, central heater and roof-top air conditioner significantly reduces the weight of this RV.
WIth crank-down jacks at four corners, pass through rear storage, sewer hose storage compartment, awning and those nifty chrome moon hubcaps this RV is a crowd pleaser.As fuel prices rise so will the popularity of the new Shasta Airflyte because of it’s light towing weight.This travel trailer is truly revolutionary and just in time for fuel conscious campers. You can find more information on this great RV here: Coachmen. Be sure to watch the video for a closer look at this innovative new RV. Jim Twamley, Professor of RVing
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