Kodiak Travel Trailers, Ultra-Lite and Toy Hauler
Manufacturing recreational vehicle products for twenty-five years, Dutchmen RV is now one of the largest companies building conventional, toy hauler, and fifth wheel travel trailers in the world. One of the brand names Dutchmen builds those products under is Kodiak.
Kodiak is Dutchmen’s lead line for Ultra-lite technology, offering modern floorplans ranging from 16-to-31 feet. The wide range of plans and weights help to assure that you will find units light enough to be towed by SUVs, minivans, crossover vehicles, and light trucks; and a model that is ideal for your traveling or family’s needs. Although Dutchmen classifies their Kodiak line as an Ultra-Lite, these units do not withhold space or storage. There are ample countertop areas, cabinet space, and oversized pass-through exterior storage. This includes storage cubbies underneath both the front and rear dinette models.
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The Kodiak travel trailers are offered in four different products. The Kodiak Advantage floorplans are all 7 feet wide and the Kodiak Ultimate floorplans are 8 feet wide. Both of these Kodiak lines of travel trailers have much of the same standard features. The Kodiak Ultimate is the larger line of the two and it is also the one with the most floorplans, including models with up to three slideouts. The third Dutchmen travel trailer product is the Kodiak Express. It has the same aluminum framing and laminated construction as the other Kodiak models and is available in nine models, six of which have expandable tent areas on each end of the trailer. The fourth Kodiak product line is the Kodiak Expandable Trailer. This brand has three different floorplans and each has an expandable queen tent bed on each end. They range in (closed) lengths of 17’9” to 23’11”, are 8 feet in width, and have unloaded weights of 3,086 lbs. to 4,092 lbs.
Kodiak introduced a toy hauler line in 2012. It has one floorplan with a rear ramp that is 88” by 75”, a front queen bed, a rear dinette that converts into a 60” by 80” bed, and a bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet. 35’ 6” in length, the Kodiak Toy Hauler has an unloaded weight of 6,891 lbs. and a dinette slideout.
In 2012 Dutchmen took its Ultra-Lite trailers to the nation’s premier independent and comprehensive testing centers. Extreme road conditions designed to cause significant stress on Kodiak’s frame and body, and challenge balance and stability, was conducted. It was done to test the new slideout mechanisms on the new Kodiak models. The test was so successful that Dutchmen stated, “We are 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.”
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