August 2, 2008 Self-drive holidays have been a popular vacation choice for decades and with destinations ranging from luxury camping parks to extreme and untouched wilderness, road-trips can be as laid-back or exciting as you choose. Imagine the scenario, you’ve just arrived at a beautiful location, it’s time to eat and there is the most amazing sunset across the mountain ranges. But instead of having to haul your chairs, table and bbq outside, you simply push a button and in less than 20 seconds you are looking at the view from your own private veranda.
Country Coach’s Veranda series of luxury motor coaches incorporate a veranda which is designed to transform your living area into a luxury suite with a view. The veranda is essentially a 4.6 foot wide by 13 foot deep steel desk with railings. It is created by lowering the coach’s side wall and is separated from the interior by 12-foot, three-section glass doors, which can be opened wide to increase the living space. The deck is designed to bear 3000 pounds of weight and the railings are built to residential code. The dual-layer steel deck floor is covered in easy-to-clean vinyl and can be lowered in less than 20 seconds and raised in under 30 seconds.
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There are a number of floor plans available and standard features include side-opening bay windows, a utility plug-in with 120 volt power receptacle and power-roller day and night shades for the doors. Optional extras include a 37” LCD high definition television, stainless steel bbq and outdoor folding table and chairs.
The Veranda is currently in limited production, for more details see Country Coach Veranda.View gallery - 4 images