Fleetwood Features & Options
Almost two years ago Fleetwood RV came out with their flag ship toyhauler called the “Gear Box”. These units were a drastic change to the toyhauler industry. With the very stylized interior, creature comforts and aggressive graphics Fleetwood made it clear they were serious about this category.
In fact ToyHauler Magazine was the first publication to feature the new “GearBox” in our very first issue.
Never resting on their laurels Fleetwood continues to address the ever-evolving toyhauler segment by designing a toyhauler for “everyone”. “We recognize that not everyone can have a 30’ trailer. Our product line has something for every budget” said Bob Rodgers channel marketing director for Fleetwood.
“We continue to build our RV’s to the highest standards while trying to keep the retail price in check” Rodgers added.
This feature we covered two different models of Fleetwood trailers. The first is the usual suspect the “Gear Box” but this edition is not a mammoth 5th wheel but an 18’ tandem axle toyhauler big enough to haul several full size quads or motorcycles.
This unit is very cool. It’s small but very functional. It has a pull down queen bed with two wall-mounted gauchos that convert from couch to bed making sleeping for four adults. Fleetwood has been working on getting more room in the toilet area of the GearBox line and they accomplished that with this rig.
This unit was loaded with A/C and a microwave but did not have a generator. All GearBoxes’ come standard with an AM/FM stereo with CD player, commercial grade linoleum and flush mounted tie downs in the floor. This unit also had an “OutBack Awning” by Carefree of Colorado.
Here’s the best part the GVW for this trailer is 8800lbs which means many of today’s 1⁄2 ton tow vehicles should be able to pull this trailer. This is great news for anyone wanting a good looking and functional trailer without having to upgrade your tow-vehicle.
The second unit we reviewed is a hybrid model called the Scorpion. The best way to describe this toyhauler is a tandem axle flatbed trailer with a pop-up camper mounted sideways on the front. This unit had fold down sides so you have ride on ride off loading. After the unit is set up it is really quite spacious inside and once the toys are off the flatbed section it leaves you with a nice patio. The inside had full shower and toilet area, a small cooking area with a three burner stove top and two large beds on either side. The set up was really easy, unlike the pop-ups of yesteryear, Fleetwood makes it all work well together. The loading space on the scorpion has room for three full size quads or golf cart size toys, with plenty of room for all the extras. They even have an additional storage across the front of the trailer for coolers etc. Since this unit is a prototype we did not have exact GVW numbers. The only issue we could see was, if you were towing the trailer with no toys you would have a large tongue weight that might need a tougher hitch. It’s great to see Fleetwood continue to develop new products that appeal to such a wide variety of consumers. If you have any questions or need more information regarding the Gear Box, the Scorpion or any other Fleetwood product you can call them at 877-645-4726 or visit them online at www.fleetwoodrv.com