Motorhome manufacturer Chinook Motorcoach Corporation, based in Elkhart, Indiana, has acquired Von Liche Manufacturing (VLM), builders of RPM toy haulers, and Dream and Riverside trailers. The sporty RPM boasts heavy-duty construction that, according to the manufacturer, includes thicker floors, higher rated axles and tires, and rubber diamond-plate flooring and 5,000-pound-rated tie-downs in the cargo areas.
Eight travel trailer floorplans currently in the RPM line range from 18 to 36 feet, and a 33-foot fifth-wheel was recently introduced; additional floorplans will follow. The RPM’s 8-foot, 4-inch-wide body allows for space to carry ATVs, quads and side-by-side vehicles, with cargo areas up to 17 feet long and ramp doors that can handle 3,000 pounds. The fifth-wheel has an unloaded vehicle weight of 8,580 pounds and a claimed 4,820-pound cargo carrying capacity.
Interior decor choices include traditional farm-style maple cabinetry or a billet interior that features gray-and-aluminum cabinet doors. Standard are a 6-cubic-foot gas/electric or 10.6-cubic-foot 12-volt DC refrigerator.
Other standard features include a power A-frame jack, aluminum hybrid entry steps, porcelain toilets, power awning with LED light strips and a 15,000-Btu air conditioner in all units longer than 20 feet. Available options include a fuel station, a ramp-patio system, a generator and even a built-in air compressor for camping in the boonies.
RPM toy haulers have a starting retail price in the upper teens. Larger slideout-equipped models have MSRPs starting in the upper $20,000s to low $30,000s.
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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.