The Order of the Phoenix
June 1, 2006
Filed under Trailer Reviews
For more than 39 years, Teton Homes has been manufacturing premium fifth-wheel trailers. In recent years, the company has moved to develop a high-end fifth-wheel in the 30- to 32-foot range that can be connected to either a shortbed or a longbed tow vehicle. The culmination of the effort to meet this demand is Teton’s latest upscale rendition, the 2007 Phoenix 32-footer.
To enhance the flexibility of the Phoenix, and to allow it to be towed by trucks with either 6- or 8-foot beds, Teton engineers included an optional MOR/ryde rubber pin box that adds an extra 7 inches beyond the rig’s front-end cap. The leaf-spring suspension has also been similarly upfitted with an optional MOR/ryde RE (rubber equalizer).
Entering the Phoenix, the real attention-grabber is the unit’s island-appointed galley. With more than 11 square feet of usable free space, this compact, centrally located culinary edifice is also appointed with twin molded sinks.
The living room is well-appointed for rest and relaxation as well as entertainment. On the streetside is a large entertainment center with an overhead 32-inch LCD TV, while the lower half of this structure is dedicated to a desk with a pullout workstation.
The forward bedroom compartment has plenty of amenities and floorspace. The wash stand is situated against the curbside bedroom wall, immediately forward of the water closet and diagonally across the aisle from the 38 x 38-inch corner tub/shower.
For those seeking a high-end fifth-wheel that’s compact and agile, Teton’s Phoenix deserves a hard look.
Pick up the June 2006 issue of Trailer Life for full test impressions and details on Teton’s 007 Phoenix — then subscribe to Trailer Life, so you can stay informed on the latest tests, previews, tow vehicles, and technical and RV-lifestyle information.
Teton Homes, (307) 235-1525, tetonhomes.com