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A closer look at the 2020 TRX from Phoenix USA RV

Phoenix USA RV showcased their new 2020 Transit TRX at the Hershey RV show last month. While there, we had the opportunity to meet with owner, Tina Cooper and National Sales Manager, Barry Hyser and were invited to the plant in Elkhart, Indiana to test-drive the TRX to find out more about their new B+ unit.

Check out our experience with the TRX here!

Engine & Chassis

New to the Phoenix line, the TRX breaks away from the Ford 450 chassis that their other models are based on and is instead built on the Ford Transit 350 HD chassis.* The 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 provides an incredibly responsive performance with 275 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.

With its variable cam timing, the 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 can optimize performance across the entire power band to match the driving condition of the moment.”

https://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/transit-chassis/

*Note: 3.2 I-5 PWR Stroke Turbo Diesel is also available

Driver comfort

All seating in the TRX is outfitted with extremely soft and highly durable ULTRALEATHER. The comfortable driver’s seat is adorned with a custom-stitched TRX logo and is fully adjustable. The steering wheel is also fully adjustable and telescopes to enable the most comfortable position for the driver. The instrument panel features easy to reach controls and the SYNC-3 navigation system is user-friendly, connecting easily to your smartphone.

Exterior features

The TRX has a 156″ wheelbase and is 22’10” in overall length, which enables the driver to utilize many standard parking spaces.

The exterior is currently offered in two full body paint packages. A fiberglass one-piece roof, power outside step w/LED lighting and a full-length power awning also adorns the TRX.

Interior

Inside, the floorplan of the TRX is very similar to Phoenix USA RV’s Cruiser 2100 model, minus the slider. There is a rear-quarter dry bathroom, equipped with a shower, sink and toilet as well as extra storage. The rear kitchen has a Sharp convection microwave, 2-burner propane stove-top, deep single-basin sink, corian countertops and more storage.

Additional features

  • 2 different floorplans available (double sleeper sofa or sleeper sofa w/dinette
  • Solid shaker-style hickory cabinets
  • 32″ Samsung TV
  • Blu-ray and surround sound
  • 6 cu.ft. Norcold refrigerator
  • 6’3″ interior height
  • 13,500 BTU AC/heat strip
  • Fresh water tank: 26 gal
  • Gray water tank: 23 gal
  • Black tank: 25.5 gal
  • Average mpg: 11

How much does it cost?

Factory outlet price is $114,231. Diesel $118,223. For more information, contact Barry Hyser at BHyser@phoenixusarv.com or find a unit near you through Campers Inn.


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Black Series HQ15: Best of Both Worlds

Bring on the adventure in style! The HQ15 trailer from Black Series combines the best of both worlds in this trailer with its rough, rugged exterior and sleek and stylish interior. Built to handle the Australian Outback, it’s ready for just about anything.

The most in-depth tour of the HQ15!

The exterior is anything but simple.

Every square inch of this trailer has been thoughtfully crafted and maximized to its full potential. A firewood rack caught us by surprise…let’s take a look at some of the other exterior features:

  • Tow with ease thanks to the new, patented cone nose which has been designed to be more aerodynamic.
  • Polyblock hitch for full 360° rotation
  • Custom designed independent suspension for a truly safe and smooth ride.
  • Diamond plates with European design lower section and corner bash bars
  • Custom designed independent suspension providing a smoother, more stable ride and safer towing
  • Tough, all-terrain tires are included with two full size spares.
  • Aluminum framing with roof and wall insulation [R16]
  • Striking black, red and gray graphics

What about the solar?

  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: 12V/ 120V electrical system with 2000 watt Black Series Inverter with a peak of 4000 watt and Charger with a custom Black Series control panel
  • BATTERIES: 2x AGM 100Ah Gel batteries
  • SOLAR PANELS: 2x Roof mounted 150w Solar panels

Let’s talk about the outdoor kitchen…

A pull-out kitchen prep area…not a huge surprise. What is surprising is the three-burner stove top, a good size sink and a fantastic extended countertop area. A sizeable awning extends well over the prep area so you can still enjoy cooking outside even if it’s raining or you are in need of some shade.

Definitely not roughing it.

Step inside the HQ15 and leave the world behind. High gloss cabinets, soft lighting and marine grade diamond stitched leather furniture await you after your day of adventure outside.

  • 16,000 BTU heater
  • Slim, multi-cycle Dometic AC
  • Lighted control panel conveniently hidden in upper cabinet
  • Queen size bed in north/south configuration (no need to climb over anyone in the middle of the night!)
  • Spacious dry bath with shower
  • 3-stage water filter

Most commonly asked questions about the HQ15

  • What is the full body length? 22.3 (ft)
  • What is the width of the HQ15? 7.3 (ft)
  • How tall is the HQ15? 9.67 (ft)
  • How much does the HQ15 weigh? 4,722 (lbs)
  • What is the GVWR of the HQ15? : 6,000 (lbs)
  • What is the size of the fresh water tank? The HQ15 has two tanks for fresh water. A 50 gallon general water tank and a 16 gallon drinking water tank
  • What is the size of the Grey water tank? : 26 gallons
  • What is the size of the black water tank? 26 gallons
  • How much is it? MSRP is $59,999 (as of 10/2019)

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