2011 Dutchmen Voltage V3900Headlines, Toy Haulers — By tgluckman on October 11, 2010 at 10:35 am
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After taking a couple years off in the toy hauler market Dutchmen (a Thor Industries Company) has come back in a big way. The new Voltage line of toyhaulers is raising the bar. The V3900 5th wheel trailer that I checked out is in a class by itself, from the multifunction remote control, to the 14 foot garage and the cedar lined closet it was all first rate. Dutchmen really did their homework on this unit.
The outside of the trailer was nicely done. From the high gloss gel coated fiberglass exterior and the welded aluminum side walls everything seemed top notch. The front cap looked high tech and supposedly you can tow this with a short bed tow vehicle and not hit the rig when you do sharp turns. I don’t recommend towing this huge trailer with a short bed truck though. The graphics were not overbearing and all the storage doors had slam latches with shocks that held them open like high end RV’s. The optional outside entertainment system let you know we had moved into the 21st century. The keyless entry is also a nice touch; it is always a pain to carry a big set of keys when you are exploring the great outdoors.
If you like windows this toy hauler is full of them, even in the garage. Big tall slides with three 7000 pound axles and “E” rated 16” tires give this rig a nice strong stance. It has a remote controlled power awning, along with remote powered landing gear and rear stabilizer jacks. The enclosed dump station helps with the four season’s theme of this coach. Along with the never seen before high “R” values, the standard All Weather Package that consists of R-40 Roof & Floor, R-24 Slide Floor and R-11 Walls this might be the best insulated production toy hauler yet. The underneath of the Voltage is also sealed to protect against the weather.
The interior is also “High Class” starting in the master bedroom. First you walk up a small hall way through a house style door and see a walk in cedar lined closet. There are tons of full pull solid wood dresser drawers and additional storage under bed. The queen size pillow top mattress with a fine looking padded headboard is nice. Although the bathroom was separate from master bedroom the bedroom did have its own sink and its own entrance to the bathroom.
The bathroom was the most unique I have seen. It had an entrance from either the master bedroom or from the living room area. Nice one piece shower and a porcelain toilet with a foot flush. The vessel bowl sink (yes I said vessel bowl) is unique and the people I saw were 50/50 on it. They either loved it or said uhhhhhh. There was ample counter space and great storage for a bathroom.
The living room is also very elegant with a very tall 90” slide and long couch for entertaining. There is also a loft bed for the kids in this area. The lighting is very pleasant and the 40” HD LCD is positioned high out of the way. The stereo speakers are inset and aren’t noticeable like in many other trailers. Lots of windows on the drivers side of coach to allow plenty of natural light. I didn’t notice much storage in living room area though.
The kitchen was equipped with an optional double door 12 cubic foot refrigerator that seemed like a must in a high end toyhauler like this. It had the nicest pantry that I have seen yet, it was huge with room for lots of food. Three burner stove with oven and an optional residential convection microwave oven were also present. The Island had a stainless steel sink and plenty of counter space with nicely positioned drop down lighting. The only real down side to the kitchen is that there is no room for windows. So from the living room or kitchen you can’t see anyone approaching the entrance side of the trailer unless the door is open.
The dove tail 14 foot garage was also diverse; from the five foot patio door entrance to the two fancy chairs and five windows it was a second room in itself. It also has two drop down Happi-Jac queen beds and with an optional bottom bed that can convert into picnic type table. This could be a great area for kid activities or a family dinner. The garage had its own entertainment system and a washer dryer hook-up. With the roll up carpet in place I could not check out the tie down system. For me I love having a 14 foot garage but I can see some potential problems. If you need every inch of the garage, like many of us do, I don’t know where you will put the two chairs (they are quite big). The five windows are overkill for me; I understand that is a personal opinion.
My overall opinion of this coach is quite good. The design and layout is very well thought out. The build seems very nice and the quality of parts seems first rate. I would like to get some customer feed back after some people have used the Voltage for a few months or a season. My only other concern is outside storage, it only had the one pass through compartment up front.
The MSRP that I saw was $91,000 as equipped but the dealer had a show special price of $69,000 that seemed more reasonable for what you were getting.
The video will give you more information and insight to this toy hauler.
The Dutchmen Voltage has its own website http://voltagehaulers.com there is lots more information there. I would like to give a special thanks to Richardson’s RV Centers Inc. (http://www.richardsonsrv.com) for allowing us to look through there unit at the Sand Sports Super Show and loaning us Lloyd Knight to tour us through this beautiful toy hauler. I would also like to Thank my friend Jerri Manthey for hosting the video for me you can see more of her at http://www.jerrimanthey.com.
|Furnace Size (BTUs)||40,000|