Patio With a View

October 1, 2004
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The badge next to the entry door proudly hails 55 years of production by Glendale
Recreational Vehicles Inc., and it’s affixed to the company’s latest innovation: the
Titanium MPRV. Not only is the fifth-wheel available with a new fold-out screen porch at
the stern, but it also has an 8-foot multipurpose room. Combined, the two features create a
floorplan that is quite out of the ordinary. Glendale’s Titanium line is instantly
recognizable because of its stylish, double-stepped forward section with one step at the
kingpin and another above that slightly mimics the nose cone of a tractor-trailer rig. At
the other end of the Titanium is the optional fold-out screen porch, dubbed the Bug Room
and intended to provide the benefits of outside living with none of the drawbacks – namely
flying and crawling insects. Among other things, the combination of the Bug Room and the
multipurpose room helps segregate what amounts to four different areas – three primarily
for living – although since the remaining area is multipurpose, you could use the heated
and air-conditioned space for any number of activities. Of course, devoting part of the
interior to multipurpose use means that the primary “indoor” living area typical of a
fifth-wheel is reduced in comparison with a conventional fifth-wheel of the same length.
However, there is ample space for comfort and convenience with slideouts on both sides of
the living area, and full amenities with a well-equipped kitchen, four-place dining area
and a sofa. Consider the difference in living space akin to that between a trailer with a
single slide and one with two; given what’s inside, the trailer takes up little real estate
behind the truck. The multipurpose room adds a level of versatility to the Titanium that
makes it not quite an SURV in capability, but well-suited to those buyers who have special
needs. A unique screened porch, and that stylish front end, only make the trailer stand out
even more. Pick up the October 2004 issue of Trailer Life for full test impressions and
details on Patio With a View — then subscribe to Trailer Life, so
you can stay informed on the latest tests, previews, tow vehicles, and technical and
RV-lifestyle information. Glendale Recreational Vehicles, (519) 245-1600, glendalerv.com

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