Siesta 24BB

Being late to the party isn’t always a bad thing — if you arrive with flair. Just ask Dana
Simon, vice president of sales and marketing for Four Winds International. Simon freely
admits that his company entered the Class C motorhome market “a little bit later than some
others, but [we] wanted to bring in the right product.” It did so with the Siesta series,
coaches that range in size from 21 to 28 feet and are equipped with double slides and queen
beds. The 24BB is Four Winds’ hottest entry, according to Simon. “Our Siesta is more of a
contemporary, automotive-style Class C motorhome,” said Simon. “You don’t have the big
cabover area like you do in a normal Class C. Instead, it’s more like an entertainment
center area without the sleeping area. The 24BB is a prime example of that styling.” Four
Winds based the 26-foot, 5-inch 24BB on the popular Ford E-450 chassis, powered by the
newest iteration of the 355-hp Triton V-10 engine backed by a five-speed automatic. The new
coach has two slideouts forward of the entry door, just behind the cab. The curbside
slideout moves the dinette (or optional sofa) some 18 inches outward from the center of the
lounge area. The longer street-side slide moves the sofa/hide-a-bed out the same distance
to greatly enhance the interior living space. Aft of the entry door is the galley and bath
area. The galley has the sink at the rear and places the stove, pantry and refrigerator
curbside. Opposite is the bathroom, with the shower located at the rear. The layout is
designed to maximize space and distribute the load more evenly on the chassis. According to
Simon, the Siesta’s standard features and options serve to set it apart from other Class C
coaches. “You can really style it up,” he said. “We offer a legless one-touch patio awning,
day/night shades and special paint packages.” Also available are keyless entry, reverse
alarm, DVD entertainment and a backup camera. These types of configurations and amenities
blur the line between traditional Class C motorhomes and more spacious Class A coaches. The
Four Winds executive described the 24BB as a smaller coach that is extremely easy to drive
and maneuver in town or on the road, much like driving a larger SUV or Class B conversion
van. The difference is when you set up camp. “When you’re going down the road you still
have everything you would in a normal non-slide, but when you get wherever you’re going …
you can open up the double slides and make it expansive as the dickens.” Then there’s the
price: $59,990, with a 2-year, 24,000-mile warranty. Loaded with such features as home
theater, satellite dish, wood-grain panels, day/night shades, leather hide-a-bed sofa, AC
generator and electric jacks, the price is $67,995. “For the money,” Simon noted, “this is
a huge value in today’s RV market and industry.” Four Winds International, (574) 266-1111,
fourwinds-rv.com

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