Changes by year

1970 1980 1990 2000 2010

* means "new for the year"

IMPORTANT: Like most RV makers, Lazy Daze sometimes built coaches on the previous year's chassis. Thus an early-1985 Lazy Daze may have been built on a 1984 Chevy chassis (mine was). In addition, chassis manufacturers sometimes made changes during a given model year, and Lazy Daze sometimes tweaked their design during a given model year. Thus, although this guide is as accurate as the information available to me, it can't be taken literally.

1966v

16' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

Features:

  • Aluminum roof in multiple sections
  • Natural color anodized aluminum window frames
  • Vinyl spare cover
  • One 12V group 27 deep cycle battery

1967

16' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1968

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1969

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1970^v

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1971

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1972

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1973

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1974

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1975

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

* 22' model, Dodge chassis, 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine or 440 c.i.d./7.3 liter V8 engine, 3-speed auto transmission

1976

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

22' model, Dodge chassis, 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine or 440 c.i.d./7.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1977

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

22' model, Dodge chassis, 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine and 440 c.i.d./7.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1978

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

22' model, Dodge chassis, 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine or 440 c.i.d./7.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1979

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

22' model, Dodge chassis, 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine or 440 c.i.d./7.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1980^v

17' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

19.5' model, Dodge chassis, Slant Six or 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

22' model, Dodge chassis, 318 c.i.d./5.3 liter V8 engine or 440 c.i.d./7.3 liter V8 engine, carburetor, 3-speed auto transmission

1981

* 18' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission. UVW (unloaded vehicle weight): 7,222 lb. Payload: 1,678 lb. CCC (cargo carrying capacity): 193 lb. GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating): 8,900 lb.

* 20' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission. UVW 7,767 lb. Payload: 2,733 lb. CCC: 1,200 lb. GVWR: 10,500 lb.

* 22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, TH400 3-speed auto transmission. Width: 96"

1982

18' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission. UVW (unloaded vehicle weight): 7,222 lb. Payload: 1,678 lb. CCC: 193 lb. GVWR: 8,900 lb.

20' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission. UVW 7,767 lb. Payload: 2,733 lb. CCC: 1,200 lb. GVWR: 10,500 lb.

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, TH400 3-speed auto transmission

1983

18' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission. UVW (unloaded vehicle weight): 7,222 lb. Payload: 1,678 lb. CCC: 193 lb. GVWR: 8,900 lb.

20' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission. UVW 7,767 lb. Payload: 2,733 lb. CCC: 1,200 lb. GVWR: 10,500 lb.

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, TH400 3-speed auto transmission

1984

18' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission. UVW (unloaded vehicle weight): 7,222lb. Payload: 1,678 lb. CCC: 193 lb. GVWR: 8,900 lb.

20' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission. UVW 7,767 lb. Payload: 2,733 lb. CCC: 1,200 lb. GVWR: 10,500 lb.

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 auto transmission. GVWR: 10,500 lb.

22 Twin/King capacities:

  • Payload: 2,743 lb.
  • Gas: 35 gallons standard; 50 gallons optional
  • Fresh: 58 gallons
  • Gray: 17 gallons
  • Black: 23 gallons
  • Propane: 10 gallons

All models:

* Dark anodized aluminum window frames

* Fiberglass spare tire cover adopted

* Two Trojan 6V T-105 golf cart batteries (replacing single 12V battery)

* GM diesel option

1985

18' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission. UVW (unloaded vehicle weight): 7,222 lb. Payload: 1,678 lb. CCC: 193 lb. GVWR: 8,900 lb.

20' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission. UVW: 7,767 lb. Payload: 2,733 lb. CCC: 1,200 lb. GVWR: 10,500 lb.

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) ? 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, carburetor or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission

All models (late 1985):

* One-piece aluminum roof replaces multi-segment aluminum roof

1986

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission

1987

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission

1988

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, carburetor, TH400 3-speed auto transmission

* 23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 355 c.i.d./5.8 liter V8 or 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, throttle body injection, C6 3-speed auto transmission, width: 96"

* 26.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, throttle body injection, C6 3-speed auto transmission, width: 96"

1989

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, TH400 3-speed auto transmission, * throttle body injection

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 355 c.i.d./5.8 liter V8 or 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, throttle body injection, * E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, throttle body injection, * E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

1990^v

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, TH400 3-speed auto transmission

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 355 c.i.d./5.8 liter V8 or 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

All models:

* Switched from throttle body injection to electronic fuel injection

* Eliminated leak-prone front overcab window (mid-year 1990)

1991

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, * 4L80E 4-speed auto transmission

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 355 c.i.d./5.8 liter V8 or 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

1992

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4L80E 4-speed auto transmission

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 355 c.i.d./5.8 liter V8 or 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

1993

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, * 4L80E 4-speed auto transmission

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 355 c.i.d./5.8 liter V8 or 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

1994

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4L80E 4-speed auto transmission

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 355 c.i.d./5.8 liter V8 or 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

23.5 Twin/King capacities:

  • UVW (unloaded vehicle weight): 8,385 lb.
  • Payload: 3,115 lb.
  • CCC (cargo carrying capacity) 1,767 lb. (plus four 154 lb. persons)
  • Gas: 36 gallons
  • Fresh: 50 gallons
  • Grey: 24 gal
  • Black: 20 gallons
  • Water heater: 6 gal
  • Propane: 10 gallons

26.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

30.5' model, Chevrolet GP30 Motorhome chassis, 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4L80E 4-speed auto transmission, GVWR: 14,500 lb.

1995

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4L80E 4-speed auto transmission

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 355 c.i.d./5.8 liter V8 or 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

30.5' model, Chevrolet GP30 Motorhome chassis, 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4L80E 4-speed auto transmission, GVWR: 14,500 lb.

1996

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4L80E 4-speed auto transmission

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 355 c.i.d./5.8 liter V8 or 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E350 Super Duty chassis, GVWR: 14,050 lb., 460 c.i.d./7.6 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

* width increased to 99"

* First year for trouble-prone driveline/transmission parking brake (used through 2007)

30.5' model, Chevrolet GP30 Motorhome chassis, 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4L80E 4-speed auto transmission, GVWR: 14,500 lb.

* width increased to 99"

1997

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine or 454 c.i.d./7.5 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4L80E 4-speed auto transmission

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 265 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission. Width 96"

26.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 265 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

* New floorplan added: 26.5" RK (Rear Kitchen)

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, GVWR: 14,050 lb., 265 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

Ford chassis:

* First year for V10 engine

* Air bags for both driver and passenger

1998

22' model, Chevrolet G30 chassis, GVWR: 10,500 lb., Vortec 5700 350 c.i.d./5.7 liter V8 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4L80E 4-speed auto transmission

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 265 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 265 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 265 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, E4OD 4-speed auto transmission

* Final year for Chevy chassis

NOTE: Ford changed over from the E4OD to the 4R100 transmission during the 1998 chassis year. Thus, 1998 and 1999 Lazy Dazes (some of which may have been built on 1998 chassis) could have either transmission.

1999

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 265 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, * 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 265 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, or optional Power Stroke diesel V8, * 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 265 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, * 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

2000^v

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

* Midbath models had the coach body moved back about 2.5 inches to let taller owners run the driver's seat all the way back. The spare had to be moved from under the rear "continental" tire cover to the rearmost passenger side outside storage bin. This change occurred at the end of 1999.

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

2001

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, or optional 7.3 liter Power Stroke diesel V8. 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, or optional Power Stroke diesel V8, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

All models:

* Cabin assist handle for passenger added

2002

23.5' model, Ford E350 chassis, GVWR: 11,500 lb., 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

* Last year for E350 chassis

26.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection or optional 6.0 liter Power Stroke turbo diesel V8, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

All models:

* Cabinets built of light-colored wood

* White textured wall and ceiling covering replaces smooth patterned covering

* Onan MicroQuiet generator replaces Onan Emerald

* Solid-state Magnetek 7345 converter/charger replaces 6345

* Shore power cord detachable (Marinco fitting)

2003

23.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

* E450 chassis for 23.5' model

* wide (99") body

26.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, or *optional 7.3 liter Power Stroke turbo diesel, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

All models:

* Thermopane-style (air gap) windows replace laminated windows

* wall-to-wall carpet removed from bath area

2004

23.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission

26.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection or optional 6.0 liter Power Stroke turbo diesel V8, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission, * 15" LCD TV with swivel stand replaces 13" CRT TV/VCR

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 4R100 4-speed auto transmission, * 20" LCD TV in overcab entertainment center

All models:

* Shur-Flo Extreme 5.7 water pump replaces Whisper King

2005

23.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

26.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode or optional 6.0 liter Power Stroke turbo diesel V8

* 26.5' Island Bed floorplan discontinued

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

All models:

* last year for diesel option

* 5R110 5-speed electronic transmission with tow/haul mode

* optional 100W 44-cell AM Solar panels replace optional 85W 36-cell panels

* optional Heliotrope (AM Solar) HPV-22 MPPT solar controller/charger replaces optional RV-30 controller

2006

23.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

26.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

All models:

Optional "Anniversary Edition" package offered with

* stainless steel kitchen sink

* Bose audio system

* leatherette couches

* sculptured carpet

* "Anniversary Edition" exterior paint schemes: maroon/gold or blue/gold

2007

23.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode, * 20" LCD TV standard (previous 23' models had no TV)

26.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode, * 20" LCD TV (replaces 15" LCD)

30.5' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode, * entertainment center has 26" LCD (replaces 20" LCD)

All models:

* valve extenders on (inner?) rear dual wheels

* alternator capacity is 135 amps, up from 130 amps

* deluxe Velvac dual-head wide angle mirrors are standard

* remote keyless entry with panic button

* standard radio has input jack (for iPod or similar device)

* optional XM or Sirius satellite radio

* optional heated power cab mirrors with interior controls plus turn signals

* brushed nickel kitchen faucet

* kitchen linoleum upgraded to "tile pattern" from "decorative"

* smooth variegated tan wall and ceiling covering replaces textured white covering

* insulated double dome skylight on 26.5' RK and MB and all 30' models

* halogen reading lights added

* TV stand with 12V/120V/TV outlet in bedroom on 30'

* interior cabinet choice: maple or cherry

* exterior color "Teal" has been replaced by exterior color "Green"

* new interior color schemes

* optional Bose 3-2-1 GS Series II DVD home entertainment

* trailer plug moved from spare tire cover to rear bumper

* generator fuel line changed to non-crack-prone material

2008

24' model, Ford E450 chassis, 5.4 liter/330 c.i.d. V8 engine or optional 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

27' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

31' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

24' model:

* standard engine is now V8; V10 is a $1,000 option

* CCC remains 2,500-2,700 lb. (depending on floorplan), but increases by 450 lb. if V10 option is chosen

* 19" HD TV replaces 20" standard definition TV

* three halogen reading lights added

27' models:

* CCC increased to 1,900-2,000 lb. (depending on floorplan)

* midbath has 3" extra more driver legroom (other models may too)

* 19" HD TV replaces 20" standard definition TV

* four halogen reading lights added

* 15,000 BTU air conditioner now standard

31' model:

* CCC increased to 1,200 lb.

* 26" HD TV replaces 26" standard definition TV

* 100W solar panel now standard

All models:

* new Ford E450 chassis

* redesigned front suspension and steering

* trouble-prone driveline/transmission parking brake eliminated

* brake rotor increased from 10" to 13" in diameter

* traction control added

* nominal length increased 6"

* 3" more leg room for driver

* front skirt reduced to tire level to eliminate problems with rock pitting

* running boards and front fender flares integrated

* "Trojan Plus" battery; amp-hours increased from 225 to 230

* TVs are ATSC (digital) capable

* roof uses 30% thicker aluminum (40 mils replaces 30 mils)

As of March/April 2008:

* Styrofoam slab insulation replaces fiberglass (quieter and offers 15% better R value)

* large rear vertical windowshade in midbath and similar models replaced by two pleated horizontal shades

* midbath and rear kitchen toilet raised 6", platform extended for better footing

2009

24' model, Ford E450 chassis, 5.4 liter/330 c.i.d. V8 engine or optional 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

27' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

31' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

* 32' island bed and twin bed models, Chevy Kodiak chassis, 325 HP/8.1 liter/494 c.i.d. V-8, 6-speed Allison auto transmission, GVWR: 19,500 lb., CCC: 3,500 lb. (NOTE: Only three of these were built before GM shut down Kodiak production.)

All Ford-based models:

* New instrument cluster, instrument panel, engine cover console, passenger side airbag and cover, dash-top storage tray, A/C vents, center console, door trim panels with dual storage bins and more comfortable, supportive seats.

* Instrument Panel Message Center displays important information such as miles to empty, average fuel economy, as well as certain systems checks.

* 155-amp alternator (up from 135A in 2007/2008)

2010^

24' model, Ford E450 chassis, 5.4 liter/330 c.i.d. V8 engine or optional 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

*Twin/King model's holding tanks increase to black = 28 gal., gray = 32 gal.

27' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

31' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

24' model:

* Propane tank increased from 10 to 14 gallons

* Sofa and dinette swap sides in Front Dinette model

All models:

* New, more pointed overcab shape; fake black windows eliminated

* New low-profile air conditioner has heat pump instead of heat strip

* LED taillights

* SHURflo "Revolution" 4008 water pump replaces trouble-prone Extreme 5.7 model

* Sealed, maintenance-free AGM batteries replace Trojan T-105 flooded-cell batteries

* More kitchen counter space, slide-out cutting board

* "More storage space inside and out"

* Redesigned wheel covers

2011^

24' model, Ford E450 chassis, 5.4 liter/330 c.i.d. V8 engine or optional 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

27' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

31' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

All models:

* Solar-powered porch light

* Fan-Tastic fan in lounge area

* 19" LCD TV

* last year for overcab escape hatch

2012^

24' model, Ford E450 chassis, 5.4 liter/330 c.i.d. V8 engine or optional 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

27' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

31' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

All models:

* 24" LCD HDTV

* Fan-Tastic vent fan replaces overcab escape hatch

2013^

24' model, Ford E450 chassis, 5.4 liter/330 c.i.d. V8 engine or optional 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

27' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

31' model, Ford E450 chassis, 305 HP/6.8 liter/415 c.i.d. V10 engine, electronic fuel injection, 5R110 5-speed auto transmission with tow/haul mode

All models:

* 24" LED HDTV (32" optional on some models)

* LED interior lights

* All cushions and mattresses (but not barrel chairs) use memory foam

* Day/night roller shades replace pleated blinds

* New vent hood with larger and quieter fan

* Separate monitor panel

* New kitchen and bath faucets

Compiled by Eudoro Lemos, Jr., Joanna02, Lomita Lounger, Orioki, Barry Barnes, Bob and Ellen Hull, Larry Wade, R. Hughes, and Terry Tanner; updated by Andy Baird.