Georgie Boy recently unveiled its new Cruise Air XL and Cruise Master
models. The motorhome manufacturer, a subsidiary of Coachmen Industries
Inc., introduced the redesigned rear-diesel Cruise Air XL and
gas-powered Cruise Master, along with the rest of its 2005 product
lineup, at a recent dealer seminar.
For 2005, the Cruise Air XL and the Cruise Master both went
through extensive upgrades and redesigns. Pat Terveer, president of
Georgie Boy, said one of the key changes for the Cruise Air XL is that
it now comes on a Freightliner raised rail chassis, replacing the
straight rail chassis used last year. This allows for increased exterior
storage. The raised rail chassis also includes a powerful 350-hp
Caterpillar engine, replacing last year’s 330-hp Caterpillar.
The XL’s totally redesigned exterior includes a new front cap, a sleek new headlight design and aluminum wheels.
Inside, the XL features a seven-foot ceiling and three
brand-new floorplans (a 38-footer and two 39-footers), each with triple
Cruise Master gas models are built on a Workhorse W24 chassis.
Along with its molded aluminum cargo doors, the Cruise Master’s design
and mammoth storage capacity resemble a diesel model. The Workhorse
chassis offers a gross combination weight rating of 30,000 pounds. This
is the highest capacity available for a gas chassis, and it allows for
additional slideout rooms and towing capability. It also includes an
electronic push-button shifter for easy gear selection, four-piston
Quadraulic disc brakes and a 50-degree wheel cut for increased
maneuverability. The Cruise Master also has a new front cap with an
Cruise Master owners have three hardwood interior selections
from which to choose, and three floorplans as well — a 36-foot
double-slide model, and a 36- and 37-foot model with three slideouts.
The 37-footer features the innovative “bath-and-a-half” design.