Shasta: New Memories from an Old Icon

During the past year I reported that Elkhart, Indiana-based Forest River Inc. was reviving an iconic nameplate with the launch of Shasta RV Manufacturing, a stand-alone business unit.

At that time, industry veteran, Brad Whitehead, president of Shasta noted that while the venture taps into Shasta’s strong name recognition with consumers, the new product would be a “significant departure” from the distinctively styled, diminutive trailers. The Shasta brand was developed and marketed by Coachmen Industries Inc., whose RV division was acquired by Forest River in December of 2008 and now operates as a separate division of the Berkshire Hathaway parent company.

Shasta RV has since introduced three lines of recreational vehicles—the Shasta Freeport, an ultra-light trailer; Shasta Revere, a luxury towable; and Shasta Cynara, a Class C motorhome.

Shasta Freeport

2011 Shasta Freeport 30BHS travel trailer. Image courtesy Long View RV

Shasta’s latest entry into the recreation vehicle market, the Freeport features an one-piece seamless EPDM rubber roof that’s tapered and fully walkable, and laminated walls with welded aluminum framing and R-9 insulation.

Inside, Freeport’s bedrooms include an innerspring queen mattress with bedspread, and full-length shirt wardrobes, stereo speakers, and cable TV hookup.

Kitchens include a three-burner cook top with electronic ignition, large oven, carousel microwave, and double-door refrigerator. Laminated countertops, cabinets with ball bearing drawer guides, stainless steel deep-well 50/50 sink with high-rise faucet, dinette, and a skylight with pleated shade complete the area.

Baths feature a vanity with large sink, medicine cabinet with mirror, foot-flush toilet, and ABS tub/shower surround.

For optional equipment, Freeport offers a hide-a-bed sleeper sofa, free-standing dinette with four chairs, deluxe power awning, a rear dinette in place of a lower bunk, aluminum rims, air conditioner upgrade, and premium camping and lightweight luxury packages.

Shasta Revere

2011 Shasta Revere 30CKBH by Forest River Inc. Image courtesy

The Shasta Revere features an 8-foot wide exterior, one-piece seamless, walkable EPDM rubber roof with an aluminum exterior skin constructed on a cambered structural steel I-beam frame, including an integrated A-frame.

Inside, Revere boasts a 7-foot interior ceiling height, auto-ignition furnace with wall thermostat and in-floor ducted heat, a full-wall entertainment center that accommodates a 42-inch TV, a residential convertible sofa, and 42-inch slides.

Kitchens include a three-burner cook top with high-output front burner and electronic ignition, a large oven, oversized 50/50 deep-well sinks, microwave, double-door refrigerator, dinette with extra-large picture window, and an overhead skylight with pleated shade covering.

A Premium Camping Package and Luxury Camping Package is also available, as well as a large selection of individual options, including a 15M BTU roof air upgrade, hide-a-bed sofa with air mattress, 26-inch LED flat screen TV, electric awning, and pac-n-play door.

Shasta Cynara Class C motorhome

2011 Shasta Cynara 230 motorhome. Image courtesy

Shasta Cynara offers a choice of three floor plans each featuring a queen bed and cab-over bunk for additional sleeping.

Kitchens include attractive laminated countertops, flip-up counter extension, large deep-well divided sink with high-rise faucet, three-burner cook top with high-output front burner and electronic ignition, range hood with light and exhaust fan, large oven, microwave, and double door refrigerator.

Bedrooms offer an innerspring queen mattress with bedspread and pillow shams, night shades, reading lights, ample wardrobe space, TV area with AC and cable TV hookup.

The 317 features and overhead bunk that folds out of the way until needed and sofa that converts to a bed.

The Shasta Cynara is available on a Ford or Chevy Chassis.


Shasta Recreational Vehicles

Address: 105 CR 14, Middlebury, IN 46540

Contact: (574) 825-7178


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