Sportscoach 380MBS

COACHMEN RV HAS INTRODUCED TWO 38-foot diesel pushers earmarked for the upper-crust
gasoline-engine-chassis buyer looking to step up. The model 380MBS (pictured here) is
equipped with a living-room slideout and a front entry, and has a suggested retail price of
$138,290. Dash air, AM/FM stereo, and a 19-inch television and VCR are standard, while an
AC generator, a bedroom television, roof air conditioners and a rearview camera are
available as options. The powertrain consists of a 275-hp Cummins ISB 5.9-liter engine with
a standard exhaust brake and an Allison 3060 six-speed transmission. An optional 330-hp
Caterpillar engine is also available. The chassis is a Freightliner XC model, complete with
Neway air suspension and full-air drum brakes and 22.5-inch wheels. Several upscale
features highlight the Sportscoach, including cabinetry made of English walnut hardwood and
a Corian galley countertop, which features a dual stainless-steel sink. The bathroom is
equipped with a private toilet compartment, a single-pedal porcelain toilet and a shower
enclosure with a glass door. The queen-size bed has an innerspring mattress with 312 coils,
and the coach comes prewired for a CB radio, a rearview camera and a satellite dish.
Coachmen builds the Sportscoach using aluminum-tube framing in the walls and roof, while
the floor utilizes steel members attached to a stacked-rail chassis. Two-inch-thick
external walls are vacuum-formed with polystyrene insulation and are finished in gel-coated
fiberglass. The roof is crowned laminated-rubber covering, and the front/rear caps are
gel-coated fiberglass as well. The exterior width of the coach is 102 inches, the wheelbase
is 228 inches. Capacities for this 38-footer include a 90-gallon fuel tank, a 68-gallon
freshwater tank, a 60-gallon gray-water tank, a 65-gallon black-water tank and a 40-gallon
LP-gas tank. Unloaded vehicle weight (uvw) is 22,159 pounds; the coach has a 27,410-pound
gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr). A company spokesperson said that it will be adding a
new 40-foot diesel pusher to the Sportscoach line later this year. Article by: Len Souza
Coachmen Industries Inc., P.O. Box 3300, Elkhart, Indiana 46515; (219) 262-0123

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