For starters, allow me to point out that these babies start off with a price tag of $386,710 (€360,600 at current exchange rates), so you'll possibly need to plan your finances for this one. But don't be scared; Fleetwood packed this puppy full of goodies aimed at fresh and fine living. Best of all, it's all on wheels!
Now, one strength that Fleetwood likes to point out for the Frontier is its "enhanced stability" while driving down highways and other roads. All this is made possible by a V-Ride suspension, a system and design that Freightliner has in place for this chassis. Freightliner is one of Fleetwood's long-standing partners in business. Another is Ford.
There's also a Cummins diesel engine underneath, pumping out 340 HP and 700 lb-ft of torque, meaning 10,000 lbs (4,535 kg) of towing capacity is at your fingertips. Go ahead and bring along an extra travel trailer or a mobile toy garage.
Now. to access the interior living space of these babies, you can use the traditional side-door entry like you will most of the time, but right after a drive, you can simply swivel around in your driver or passenger seat and join the rest of the gang. If you're planning on owning the 36SS floorplan, this action places you in the middle of the kitchen and galley. The 34GT, on the other hand, invites you to relax with entry into a living room ready with a modular dinette and sofa and an entertainment center, too. Go ahead, join the fun. After all, you'll be calling this place home anytime you decide to hit the road. Why not live out of it year-round?
Another aspect with which Fleetwood prides itself is their ability to craft an interior that isn't just comfortable but fresh and filled with the things you want to live a full on-road life. Let me start off with an electric fireplace, LED ceiling lighting, and accent lighting, too, and finish off with some polished solid surface countertop and sink cover, a porcelain toilet, a fiberglass shower, and up to four TVs, sometimes more. Let's not skip over that cabinetry and the three decor options available, one of which is new for this lineup, all black fixtures and hardware.
Doubling back a bit, I'd like to bring to light a few of the cab comforts that you can look forward to. Some standard goods include a color backup monitor, overhead storage, 12V and USB ports, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, map lights, reclining seats, and keyless entry. Optionally, the sleeping capacity can be extended with a drop-down bunk over this area.
Now, place yourself in the center of all that. Picture yourself at the wheel, always in tune with what's happening around you, your significant other at your right, and the rest of the family in the back, doing what they do best. You'll reach destination after destination and, along the way, snap pictures and make memories. If you're the sort of gang that's really into wild adventures, bring along one of those cargo trailers I mentioned and whip out e-bikes, ATVs, kayaks, you name it.
At the end of the day, maybe the Frontier isn't for everyone, but that's not what matters. What matters is that those of us who do get our hands on such a machine are sure to understand why such a price tag.