RV Snapshot: Dynamax DynaSport
June 1, 2010
Filed under Motorhome Reviews
For many people, RVing is as much about the journey as the destination. The ability to travel in total comfort, prepare your own meals and have a clean bathroom and shower at your disposal 24/7 makes it a lot easier to gobble up the miles — especially when you’re ensconced in Ultraleather cockpit seating. Indeed, in these days of expensive airfares, flight delays and routine threats to our safety, the idea of touring by motorhome looks more attractive every year.
If you see yourself traveling this way, then the DynaSport UTV (Ultimate Touring Vehicle) by Dynamax Corp. might be just what you’ve been looking for. Based on the Ford E-450 chassis with a 6.8-l V-10 gas engine, the DynaSport UTV is billed as a mobile hospitality suite — just the thing for kids’ soccer matches, tailgating or entertaining friends at motorsports events. To that end, DynaSport’s single floorplan can seat up to 10 guests with either booth or sofa-style Lexington Ultraleather seating on the curbside, a fixed dinette with wood table on the streetside, and two swiveling captain’s chairs behind the cockpit (two sofas are optional). All 10 positions are belted for travel, but when it comes time to turn in for the night, you’ll have to send your guests home because the DynaSport is only designed to sleep two in the converted dinette.
Instead of an overhead bunk common in many Class C motorhomes, in the DynaSport you’ll find plenty of headroom and components for the standard Sony DVD surround sound system. A 23-inch LCD TV resides just aft of the front passenger seat, and is at a perfect angle for viewing from just about anywhere in the rig. The system is available with automatic or in-motion satellite and Bose Lifestyle 18 DVD surround sound as well. Comfort in any weather is provided by a 30,000 Btu furnace and 13,500 Btu air conditioner (15,000 Btu with heat strip optional) powered by a standard Onan 4.0 kW AC generator.
The DynaSport is positioned for the premium market, and it shows. Inside, there’s solid hardwood cabinetry in natural cherry, stained cherry or natural maple; sculpted carpeting and day/night pleated window coverings. The galley is small, but well-equipped, with a Corian single-bowl sink, microwave oven and a 4-cubic-foot refrigerator. There’s no stove, because according to the manufacturer, the DynaSport’s typical buyer is more likely to nuke something in the microwave than cook for his/her guests. However, an exterior gas grill is available. The aft wet bath features a Thetford china toilet and Fan-Tastic vent fan.
In keeping with the road trip theme, the DynaSport has something you won’t often find in a motorhome — a trunk. Measuring 33 cubic feet, it has plenty of room for luggage, coolers, chairs and the like, plus there are traditional exterior storage compartments as well.
Three full-body paint schemes are offered: Tan, Stoney Ridge and Mink. Options include hardwood flooring, a GPS navigation unit and a CB radio.
Chassis: Ford E-450
Engine: Ford V-10, gas
Fuel: 55 gal
GVWR: 14,500 lbs
length: 24′ 5″
height: 10′ 1″
Freshwater cap: 34 gal
Gray-water cap: 13 gal
Black-water cap: 26 gal
LP-gas cap: 20.3 gal
base MSRP: $125,689
Dynamax, 888-295-7859, www.dynamaxcorp.com.