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ToyHauler Magazine™ was given the opportunity to be the first publication to get to preview the new Fleetwood RV Gearbox toyhaulers. Anxious to see what the R&D guys at Fleetwood came up with, we jumped at the chance to see their new rigs. Just south of Big Bear, California, was the secret location for the photo shoot. We arrived just a few minutes before the toyhaulers did so we were able to see them roll up. Our first impression was "Nice, very nice!" The first was a 30-foot triple axle, front bedroom with fiberglass sides, and some very cool graphics. The second one was a 26-foot tandem with aluminum sides with equally good looks. We were very interested to see the rest!

It appeared Fleetwood had done their homework. The 30’ front bedroom triple axle was the focus of our review. We spent the day checking out all the different options available for their new line-up, and there were a lot of them. This particular unit had optional double tip-outs that could sleep four people. If you choose not to have the tip outs you’ll get the pull-down rear queen bunk. We’ll give you the run-down from front to back then from top to bottom.

In the front of the trailer you start with an electric tongue jack, an option, but a necessity for a trailer this size. The diamond plate rock guard will help protect your new investment. Just behind that, there was a full pass-thru storage area for tons of accessories. This unit came equipped with an Onan 5500-Genset generator that is an option but again more of a necessity if you will be in unimproved camping areas. This unit also came standard with an outside shower and awning. At the rear, there was a 72” tall ramp to provide a good angle for loading.

On the inside the front bedroom was good sized with a headboard set up. The bathroom was average sized and had a built in clothes hamper and recessed toilet paper holder standard. The kitchen had black cabinets with grey countertops and diamond plate backsplash all the way around. The black refrigerator and stove, with the built in spice rack and over- head shelf, had a very contemporary look.

Some of the other interior features are oversized, overhead cabinets with built in area for a tv/vcr combo, with optional audio video jacks across from the TV so you don’t have cords from the Playstation all over the place. Two swivel chairs with a separate dinette for four rounds off the seating area. All the control panels had nice, easy-to-use switches and gauges. This unit also sported a surround sound system with mini speakers.

From top to bottom, there was a 13,500 btu a/c unit to cool things off. It also had forced air heat ducted throughout. The sides on this one were fiberglass with aggressive graphics. Inside, on the floor, was removable commercial-grade carpet with six D-ring tie-downs built into the floor and four sidewall tie-downs. The vinyl flooring was also commercial-grade that should stand up to the wear and tear of loading. The axles all have EZ lube bearings standard. To finish things off, it had 16-inch chrome rims with 8-ply tires.

This unit will haul a variety of toys and keep a number of people very comfortable. Check out the following pages for more pictures and capacity ratings. Our preview of this trailer was just that — a preview. We were able to take a real good look, but did not use it in real life circumstances. Depending on exactly what you have, you can determine just how well it will work for you.

You can contact Fleetwood RV at 877-645-4726 and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also see them on the web at

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