Grand opening offers great chance to look at luxurious RVs



• Full-Size Pickup, 4WD

• 3.5L ECOBOOST V6 Engine

• 6-speed electronic automatic transmission with sport shift

• TR

• H

• 5 Year/100k Powertrain Limited Warranty & Roadside Assistance. 3 Year/36k Bumper to Bumper

• mpg (15/21 city/hwy)

MSRP: Around $k, pictured

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dealer for details

I usually write about cars and I sometimes write about houses, but it’s rare that I get the opportunity to do both at the same time.  Transwest Truck Trailer RV has given me the chance as part of their long-awaited grand opening celebration today.

“We want to open up the doors and welcome everyone,” said service manager Roger Morgan.

While the Transwest location on Sanford Drive has been here for just shy of a year, a newly completed remodel has given them the perfect excuse to show off their gorgeous RV lines and their equally impressive horse trailers (some with living quarters for people, too).

The grand opening event that’s happening today is a perfect time to just swing by for a visit, and to sneak a peek at these very cool, very big, very comfortable vehicles.

(On a related note, at 6’10”, I finally found a vehicle with more headroom and legroom (and refrigerator space) than I need.)

They don’t carry travel trailers or fifth-wheels, focusing on the RV market and horse trailers, which makes them unique between Denver and Salt Lake City. 

These really are houses-on-wheels, with upper-level price tags that can reach $950k (but most are much less).  Even the more modestly priced Newmar Dutch Star I was shown (around $350k) was packed with luxury home features like two big screen TVs, a large bedroom and closet with a decent sized bathroom and more.  Add to that remarkable quiet, features that make it easier and safer to drive and quite frankly I get a little confused because I’m not sure if it’s a cool vehicle or a cool house.

So, even if you’re not RV-hunting at the moment, it’s very much worth it to take advantage of this grand opening to take a peek inside some of these extraordinary gadgets.  Heck, you can even do it with free food catered by Over the Fence BBQ (I would imagine that they’ll be handing out plenty of napkins as well…).

The location boasts an impressive service area, and the experienced Roger Morgan (the service manager) is proud to call it a “state of the art” facility.

“Between our shop here and next door we can work on anything, in or out of warranty, whether it has to do with the home parts, the engine or chassis,” Morgan said.

They also have detail bays that allow them to do a complete detail jobs on anything, complete with buffing and waxing.

They also proudly offer pick up and delivery for maintenance, trades or more, and feature a 24-hour on-call dedicated help line to help answer questions, help you effect repairs or figure out if something needs service in the shop.

“We give that extra level of attention to our customers,” said Scott Heinsma, sales associate at Transwest.

Horse and stock trailer specialist C.J. Altenburg emphasized the pick up and delivery negotiable for trades and more, but all of the folks at Transwest wanted me to make sure and tell people how to get there.

Actually, it’s really easy.  Just east of the I-70 and Highway 6&50 exit, take either Sanford Drive or Scarlet Drive north until you reach them.  Those are the two streets right before the exit (there’s also a map below)

Parts manager Garrett Hall points out that it’s a chance to take a look around at what the shop has to offer.  The expansion has enabled him to create a retail space that not only has parts, but also accessories and gadgets to add an extra touch to an RV.

“It gives us a chance to offer more,” he said, “and the grand opening gives people the chance to see what we’re about.”

As a gadget fan, I encourage you to take the opportunity to see how cool these RVs can be, and to visit Transwest Truck Trailer RV at 2224 Sanford Drive.  There’ll be food, raffles and giveaways, in addition to manufacturer representatives and some gorgeous vehicle/homes. Proceeds from every coach sale ($1,000 new, $500 used) during the grand opening will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and if you received an invitation from the Fruita Future Farmers of America, make sure to bring your postcard to event, so that they can receive their donation.

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