The Pro-Lite 25FS toy hauler combines lightweight construction and versatility to suit the demands of the motorsport crowd
Once upon a time, toy haulers were a relatively new concept with only a few manufacturers dabbling in trailers with garages. Today, toy haulers are extremely popular with motorsports enthusiasts who want to be comfortable while pursuing their interests. They are so popular, in fact, that builders not producing toy haulers are almost considered behind the times.
For Southern California-based Eclipse RV, toy haulers have become a specialty product, and the Attitude Pro-Lite travel trailer is a prime example of what can be accomplished when a company focuses on this type of RV. We took a close look at the 2017 Attitude Pro-Lite 25FS, a trailer that reaches almost 31 feet and has a fair amount of sizzle. Designed to be functional, the Attitude 25FS is moderately equipped with standard features and can be dolled up a bit with optional upgrades, but don’t expect a long list of high-tech features or copious storage space.
Starting from ground level are the 15-inch Mod Black steel-wheel and tire combinations, mounted on dual 6,000-pound-rated axles containing zerk grease fittings at the mounting points and self-adjusting brakes. The suspension is attached to a fairly standard black-powder-coated I-beam frame. Making up the toy-hauler portion of the frame is the Rhino-lined 7-foot ramp door with a healthy 3,000-pound rating, which allows access and storage of most motorized toys. The remaining portion of the chassis houses an optional fully enclosed, insulated, heated and tucked-up-high water and sewer system, providing easy access for cleanup and maintenance. At the low-lying belt line is a pass-through storage compartment and the onboard 40-gallon fuel station for servicing toys.
The exterior is clad in classic gray corrugated aluminum siding, and an interesting combination of old and new body styling and graphics works in harmony with the front and rear fiberglass caps. When the optional Glass Package is ordered, gray or white fiberglass side walls are framed in aluminum, and you get a flip-over electric lounge, a carpet kit and graphics that blend gray, black and a touch of red.
Once aboard the 25FS, it’s clear that the floorplan, while not extravagant, is in-line with most toy haulers of this size. There’s a nice array of componentry and a well-laid-out floorplan to make occupants feel cozy. The first thing to catch the eye is the abundance of cabinets placed just where they’re needed. The garage starts at the end of two opposing rows of overhead cabinetry and provides room for toy transport as well as space for sleeping and relaxing with convertible seating and two electric queen-bed platforms. Just beyond the lengthy living room is the galley. Although it may seem small, the kitchen is fully equipped with solid-surface counters and twin stainless-steel sinks with counter-matching covers. Within easy reach are plenty of storage cabinets, an overhead microwave and a three-burner range-and-oven combo separated by a faux-tile backsplash. Positioned on the opposite side adjacent to the entry door are a pull-out pantry and a double-door refrigerator with a cabinet-matching front panel.
Butting up to the refrigerator and pantry is the lavatory sink, which takes up one side of the narrow aisle leading to the front bedroom. The enclosed bathroom, on the other side of the aisle, is fitted with a porcelain toilet and shower. There is lots of legroom, and the simple yet sufficient shower pan relies on a shower curtain but doesn’t crowd movement. For this layout, having the bathroom sink in the hall is a perfect use of space and allows for washing up when the toilet room is occupied.
The front of the trailer is devoted to the bedroom, which features a queen bed with a pillow-top mattress positioned against the front wall. In symmetrical fashion, there’s a wardrobe closet on both sides of the bed and an overhead cabinet in between. Windows on both sides help with ventilation and light, while the rest of the trailer is equipped with a decent array of overhead lighting. Theoretically, the 25FS model can sleep a small army of people, factoring in the master queen bed and the garage’s convertible couch and pair of retracting queen beds.
An optional 4-kilowatt generator with a transfer switch and a 160-watt solar-charging system help keep the electrical accessories operating in primitive locations, which is the type of camping many toy-hauler enthusiasts do regularly. The ducted 13,500-Btu air conditioner, 18,000-Btu furnace and 6-gallon DSI water heater handle creature comforts. For entertainment, the Jensen AM/FM Bluetooth stereo can be heard inside or outside.
Although the Attitude Pro-Lite 25FS may seem only moderately well-equipped when outfitted with standard features, options like a power A-frame jack, a rear screen wall, a patio cable kit for the ramp and a 28-inch TV enhance livability. The toy hauler has generous floor space for a trailer with a gross vehicle weight rating of 9,900 pounds, yet it can be handled by a wide variety of tow vehicles.
Eclipse RV | 951-684-6868 | www.eclipservmfg.com/attitude