Pacific Coachworks Unveils New Super Light Trailers
The soon-to-release lightweight Econ X travel trailer line, with one initial floorplan, has a dry weight of 3,080 pounds.
“The market has proven that there is a need for a trailer that is lightweight, easy to tow and affordable. Not everyone has a full-size or even a mid-size tow vehicle, and for those would-be RV enthusiasts, we offer the Econ and Econ X trailers,” Jeff Daily, president of Pacific Coachworks, told RV PRO. “The Econ is completely separate or different than any of our other products. These new trailers aren’t designed to sell against any of PCW’s existing Tango Ultralite or Panther Xtralite trailers.”
PCW took only 90 days to develop the Econ and Econ X and get it to the production line, according to the company. Daily said the new lightweight trailers, with a 78-inch interior ceiling height, gives the company a competitive advantage in the market.
“Of course, light-weight and affordability were our main objectives and we certainly feel that we are on target with both,” he said.
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The Econ X line of toy haulers debuts with this floorplan, weight in at a dry weight of 3,080 pounds.
The E12RB floorplan, the smallest of the new Econ models by Pacific Coachworks, weighs 1,990-pounds dry.
The E16RB floorplan, the largest of the new Econ line by Pacific Coachworks, weighs 2,745-pounds dry.
The models include aluminum framing with exterior fiberglass walls, block foam insulation, a one-piece rubber roof, a 6-gallon gas water heater,front diamond plate metal, and stabilizer jacks. Some options include a microwave, a winterizing kit, awning, 13.5-BTU air conditioner, and bath skylight, according to the company.
“PCW began shipping the Econ at the beginning of July and the new Econ X will start being delivered to the dealers in early August,” Daily said. “Little Dealer Little Prices in Arizona and Johnnie Walker RV in Las Vegas were the first dealers to agree to carry both the Econ and Econ X.”
PCW is experiencing a growth spurt. The company expanded its production staff by about 70 percent since January, he said, without specifying numbers.
“PCW has realized increases of 100 percent, 200 percent, 300 percent, 400 percent, or more in areas such as production, revenue and market share,” Daily said. “It’s exciting to open a market share report and see that PCW is now a top five trailer manufacturer in several markets and we’ve only just begun.
“As we continue to increase production we will consider expanding upon our current network of quality RV dealers,” he said.