Source: trailerlife.com - Chris Dougherty, Kristopher Bunker and the RV Business Staff
March 1, 2017
While popular floorplans debuting in more expensive fifth-wheel lines do sometimes “trickle down” to more affordable travel trailers, cost and space still limit what designers can do. That’s not the case with Venture RV’s SportTrek Touring Edition 333VFL.
“It’s a fifth-wheel-inspired floorplan with a front living room, so the sofa’s up front,” explained Dave Boggs, general manager of KZ RV’s Venture RV division. “A lot of fifth-wheels do extremely well with front living rooms, so we decided to take it to the travel-trailer market.”
The 333VFL, with its 9,995-pound gvwr, features a rear bedroom with a king-size bed, and a midcabin bath and galley. Beyond the sofa that lines the front cap, the front living room has street-side theater seating opposite an entertainment center with an electric fireplace in the curbside slideout. The outside kitchen includes a refrigerator and a two-burner stove.
The SportTrek utilizes StepAbove entry steps developed by MORryde that go all the way to the ground for stability and fold up when not in use. “We’re the only ones in travel trailers to use it,” Boggs said. Starting price for the 38-foot 11-inch fifth-wheel is about $38,000.