The toy hauler explosion continues to cut out niche opportunities for companies with the savvy to take advantage of them. Dodgen Mobile Technologies is one such company. Staying true to their thirty-eight years of motor home production experience every rig is made to order. Built under the name Born Free, the toy hauler version is known as the Guardian. First, I’ll give you a few remarkable statistics about this company according to Dennis Day, VP of Dodgen. In the thirty-eight years of building motor homes, Dodgen has won every fuel efficiency contest held in America. They have not had one factory recall, not one product liability lawsuit and are said to have the highest re-sale value in the RV industry. Also, there has not been a single fatality in a Dodgen built coach. They’re like the Qantas Airlines of the RV industry.
Being handcrafted you can really order anything you want, pretty much any way you want it. Their list of conversion options is extensive building mobile laboratories, medical vehicles, police command centers, mobile offices, mobile showrooms, veterinary clinics, and of course toy haulers. Here is the great part, when we said custom; we mean however you want it. If you need a twenty-six footer with a sixteen foot garage—it’s done. If you want to choose which side of the coach the bathroom or kitchen goes on, you can. Sizes range from twenty-two to thirty-two feet in any configuration you can dream up. The way it works goes like this, first the good folks at Dodgen conduct a phone interview with you to try to capture your vision of the perfect toy hauler. Then a sketch is drawn up for your approval. Once this is complete all the details are put into a CAD program and your custom coach begins to come to life. After approval of the CAD drawing the build begins. A 20% deposit is required to begin the build and it will take twelve to sixteen weeks to complete depending on just how custom you go. Dodgen encourages everyone to take a tour of their factory so you can see firsthand the craftsmanship that goes into each rig.
You have two options when it comes to the chassis and they are the Ford Econoline or the Chevrolet Kodiak. The Ford comes on the E-450 chassis with the 6.8 liter v10 gas engine and a tow capacity of 5,000 lbs. The Kodiak comes standard with the 8.1 Vortec V-8 with the Dura Max diesel power plant available as an upgrade option. The 9,000 lbs. of towing capacity with the Kodiak should take care of all your trailering needs. It is also worth noting that the Chevrolet chassis does come with the Allison transmission package.
So depending on how big your dreams are, Dodgen Mobile Technologies can design a coach to your exact needs and specifications using the highest quality standards and craftsmanship available today. If you would like more information on building your custom rig you can call 515-332-3755 or visit them online at www.dodgen-bornfree.com.