Windsport 35B

Few could argue that most Class A coach manufacturers endeavor to make the environment
inside their products as close to a residential experience as possible. Contemporary
furnishings, fabrics and cabinets are all part of the picture — but one place many coaches
are lacking, especially for those of us that like to cook, is the galley. Sure, most have
the essentials, but few have enough surface area to prepare ambitious meals. Four Winds
International is trying to change that with its newly redesigned Windsport Class A, and the
chef-friendly model 35B floorplan. “Last year, we introduced a floorplan called the 34N,”
explained product planning manager, Jon Krider. “It was quite popular because it had a
decent-sized kitchen in it, but we still had requests from consumers for more counter
space.” Featuring a roll-out countertop extension concealed within the base cabinets, the
user need only to lift up on a handle and 24 inches of extra workspace becomes available.
This makes for a U-shaped kitchen — and what Krider maintains is one of the largest such
spaces available in a Class A. Of course, the 35B is not the only floorplan (there are four
in total) and the kitchen is not the only area to be updated. For ’07, Four Winds has
affected numerous changes to its Windsport line, including new graphics, partial body paint
packages (including Sahara and Taupe Mist), a revised front cap and new interior decor.
Another big change, said Krider, is the move from 19.5-inch tires to 22.5-inch tires. “This
lifts the coach up by three inches, which allows us to increase the height of our storage
compartments for more capacity.” The 35B’s living area is ideally suited for entertaining,
and can sleep four to six (depending on the size of your guests). A streetside slideout
houses a hide-a-bed sofa as well as a booth dinette, aft of which is the 8 cubic-foot,
double-door refrigerator. Curbside, there’s a barrel chair behind the front passenger seat,
a smaller slideout for the kitchen base cabinets and a large, stainless-steel double-bowl
sink in a neo-angle cabinet. A 27-inch TV resides at the standard location at the front of
the coach. The bath area features an enclosed toilet room on the street side, and a large
neo-angle shower and lav curbside. In the master suite, a third slideout accommodates a
queen bed, across from which is a wardrobe, 20-inch TV and a cabinet with room for an
optional washer/dryer. Elsewhere, standard features include an easily-cleaned soft-touch
vinyl ceiling, one-touch hydraulic leveling and a pullout computer tray for the front
passenger. Like all Four Winds products, the Windsport also comes with a three year,
45,000-mile structural warranty.

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