Dutchmen’s Kodiak Line Proves Durability in Road Test
The road test was designed to cause significant stress on the Kodiak’s frame, superstructure and body, as well as to challenge balance and stability. It encompassed extreme road conditions, including rumble strips, undulating road, cobblestones and figure-eight passes, according to Dutchmen Manufacturing.
The test run was issued in part to evaluate the performance of the company’s new installation process for various slide-outs on the Kodiak Ultra-Lites.
“This combination was new for us. The Bosch test was set up to determine the durability and reliability of the mechanism, as well as the complete trailer design,” said Don Battles, director of engineering for Dutchmen.
Battles, who witnessed the test, said he was “very pleased with the overall construction of the trailer, particularly how solid the trailer body proved to be. This type of mechanism will definitely be worked into other Kodiak units.”
The Kodiak line features innovative floorplans ranging from 17 feet to 37 feet. The trailer models can be towed by SUVs, minivans, crossover vehicles and light trucks.
Click the video below to view the Dutchmen road test.