EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has expanded its ultra-light Ascend travel trailer lineup for 2014, offering seven floorplans ranging in length from 17 to 23 feet.
According to a press release, the Ascend targets entry-level families as well as seasoned empty nesters. All Ascend trailers can be towed by smaller SUVs, crossovers, light trucks, minivans or large sedans and are engineered to be lightweight without compromising key appliances and essential equipment.
The Ascend is set off by the trailer’s distinctive curved front that makes it aerodynamic, but also offers weather-resistant qualities. Composed of a single piece of fiberglass material, the front seamlessly covers the entire roof of the travel trailer as well, allowing water to run right off rather than pooling and creating leaks.
The fiberglass roof, as well as the rest of the exterior walls of the coach, is vacuum laminated over the lightweight DuraLite Double Welded Aluminum Structure. Welded rather than screwed, with full framing around all door and window openings, the frame is built to be tough, flexible and durable. Another weight-saving feature is the Ascend’s ComposiTek construction in the inner sidewalls. Composites are lighter than wood but four times stronger, and resist mold, mildew, and rot that can eventually destroy travel trailers made entirely of wood. The underside of the Ascend floor is also vacuum laminated with ComposiTek, creating an additional barrier from road grime and unwanted pests.
Available in bunkhouse, rear lounge, and rear bath configurations, the Ascend’s interior is spacious and offers several residential features, including cabinets that are screwed and glued, not stapled, with raised panels in the upper storage areas. Drawers are fitted with smooth ball bearing drawer guides that won’t warp or stick under the weight of a full drawer.
There’s plenty of light inside the Ascend due to integrated skylights in the living area and large, frameless bonded and tinted windows with pleated shades. Energy efficient LED lighting keeps the Ascend bright inside at night without depleting power sources. The floor is made of a comfortable padded vinyl that is warrantied against cold cracking.
If campers are looking for entertainment, there’s a TV hookup with antenna, and the Ascend travel trailer is wired for a CD/ DVD player with interior speakers and the option of having an entertainment system that is compatible with USB powered music players like i-Pods and smart phones. The roof is wired for an air conditioner (optional 13,500 or 15,000 Btu) and a handy tank monitor system makes tracking all of these utilities a snap.
For more information on the Ascend by EverGreen visit www.GoEverGreenRV.com.