Coachmen RV Introduces New Spirit Ultra-Lite Line

Middlebury, Indiana-based Coachmen RV, a division of Forest River Inc., has announced that the all-new Spirit Ultra-Lite will debut at the 2018 Forest River RV Expo in September.

The Spirit floor plan lineup features five models ranging in length from 23 to 36 feet with weights as low as 4,500 pounds.

2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite exterior (Source: RV Trader)

2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite exterior (Source: RV Trader)

The Spirit’s interior is subtly modern and offers 83-and-a-half-inch interior ceiling height. Spread axles, aerodynamic front profile, and enclosed underbelly gears the Spirit towards today’s downsized tow vehicles.

The available floor plans for the 2019 Spirit Ultra-Lite include:

  • 2342BH (Exterior Length: 25 feet 5 inches; UVW: 4,681 pounds)
  • 2454BH (Exterior Length: 28 feet 9 inches; UVW: 5,462 pounds)
  • 2758RB (Exterior Length: 30 feet 11 inches; UVW: TBA)
  • 2963BH (Exterior Length: 33 feet 11 inches; UVW: 6,408 pounds)
  • 3369RL (Exterior Length: 35 feet 11 inches; UVW: TBA)
2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite exterior (Source: RV Trader)

2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite exterior (Source: RV Trader)

“The industry didn’t need another ultra-lite, the world needed an ultra-lite with some punch … something different,” said Andy Brock, Spirit sales manager.

“The Spirit delivers that punch with unique features that will excite salespeople and that excitement will be transmitted to the retail customer. Spirit sales people are talking about Camping Simplified features including fishing pole storage, Azdel composite sidewalls, pet-friendly features, hanger closets, motion-activated floor lights, valuables hutch and tool centers, among many other things.”

2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite interior (Source: RV Trader)

2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite interior (Source: RV Trader)

The Spirit Ultra-Lite was designed with one question in mind: How can we make your camping experience more enjoyable? We think the way to accomplish this is to simplify the camping experience, according to a company news release.

“We call this back to the basics approach Camping Simplified. What is Camping Simplified? It’s providing all of the little things, in the right places, to give you the best camping experience possible. Whether it’s a laundry hamper and tooth brush holder in the bathroom, a place to hide your valuables, or a convenient storage area for your sink covers, Camping Simplified is there to make your life easier.

2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite interior (Source: RV Trader)

2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite interior (Source: RV Trader)

Camping Simplified features include:

  • Action Motivated Floor Lights (bedroom and bathroom)
  • Hanger Closet
  • Store-More Cargo Center (bunk models)
  • Pet Center
  • Valuables Hutch
  • Laundry Hamper
  • Lighted USB Ports
  • Kids Convenience Center
  • Motion Activated Pass Through Storage Lights
  • Exterior Fishing Pole Storage
2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite interior (Source: RV Trader)

2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite interior (Source: RV Trader)

“Campers love to take their pets. We think the Spirit is the most pet friendly travel trailer on the market. You will love these pet friendly Camping Simplified features… Pet Center, Dog Wash, and even an Exterior Dog Leash Clip. Camping is about relaxation and having fun.”

The Spirit offers one interior decor, and a limited amount of proven floor plans.

2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite interior (Source: RV Trader)

2019 Coachman Spirit Ultra-Lite interior (Source: RV Trader)

The names of the models are intended to help dealership salespeople and the viewing public by including approximate box length and dry weight.

“Our people loved the Spirit the minute they saw it,” said Quietwoods RV Owner Steve Neville.

“It’s cliché, but we can’t keep them in stock, we literally can’t keep them in stock. It has so many unique features it really stands out on our lots.”

Coachmen RV, a division of Forest River, Inc., is headquartered in Middlebury, Indiana, with their primary manufacturing facilities for Coachmen branded Class A Motorhomes, Class C Motorhomes, Fifth Wheels, and Travel Trailers. Coachmen Camping Trailers are manufactured in their Centerville, Michigan, manufacturing facilities.

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