Gulf Stream Coach Inc., Nappanee, Ind., has added a convertible ”XL” wall to the new Matrix SURV travel trailer series that seals off the garage, but swings open to allow the garage to be part of the living area. ”We are labelling the Matrix as a ”cross-over’ because of the versatility of the floorplans,” said A.J. Jones, national sales manager for Gulf Stream’s Enduramax division. The three Matrix floorplans in lengths of 19 to 27 feet also feature a drop down queen bed with cabinets attached to the lower rail that drops down from the ceiling over the bedroom.
”There are a lot of industry firsts in this lineup to maximize space,” Jones said. With dry weights of 4,500 to 6,500 pounds, the fiberglass-and-aluminum Matrix is designed to be towed by half-ton pickups. ”We scrapped everything in the Matrix brand and started over with whole new floorplans,” Jones said, adding that the drop-down bed is similar to those installed in RV garages. ”Instead of having a slideout, Matrix has a ‘slideup’ component.” In addition, Matrix has two drop-down queen beds in the garage along with a gaucho coach that also is suspended from the garage ceiling. Base MSRP: $24,521.