For those looking to cover new ground, the appropriately named GEO can get you out there in style, while evoking the comforts of home. Paul Campbell, director of marketing at Gulf Stream Coach, says what characterizes the GEO is that the company decided to “ignore traditional decor when doing the styling. We instead chose to look forward and designed the interiors like modern homes and hotels when it came to using fabrics and interior design.”
The GEO, available in 10 floorplans plus three Special Value Trailers (SVT), has fiberglass walls over aluminum frames, with the walls constructed of Polyfoam insulation and Azdel (rather than wood) for rigidity and light weight. Floorplans range from 21 feet, 1 inch (claimed dry weight of 3,288 pounds) to 38 feet, 2 inches in the three-slide 296TS (claimed dry weight of 7,600 pounds).
GEOs feature jalousie-type windows, a three-burner range with a glass top, a microwave, a queen-size bed and a 34-inch radius shower. Outside, all units have a quick-connect LP-gas-line fitting.
The family-oriented 34½-foot 280TB can sleep nine, with beds for three in the rear bunkroom, plus there’s a kids’ dinette, and the bathroom features a tub. The midship kitchen and living area has a two-seater sofa bed and a dinette in a slide. A waterfall-edge solid-surface countertop graces the kitchen to the left of the entry door, and a 6-cubic-foot (8-cubic-foot optional) refrigerator has raised-panel door inserts. Up front between the two entry doors into the bedroom is an entertainment center with an optional 40-inch HDTV. A mini outdoor kitchen is also optional, as are a TV-mounting bracket and rear-bumper-mount gas grill.
Base MSRP for the GEO ranges from $23,233 to $30,793, and runs from $18,395 to $20,352 for the SVT series.
Gulf Stream Coach | 800-289-8787 | www.gulfstreamcoach.com
Trailer Life Managing Editor Donya Carlson grew up camping with her family in Southern California and loves spending time hiking, mountain biking, motorcycling, snowboarding and just about anything else outdoors. Before joining the Trailer Life and MotorHome team, she served as managing editor of Rider, a magazine for motorcycle enthusiasts.