1 T W O T H O U S A N D F I V E. F E A T U R E S M A T E R I A L S M E T H O D S S U P P O R T. WELCOME TO ..THE 2005 TROPI-CAL. The 2005 Tropi- Cal is more than just a great luxury diesel motorhome. It's a statement of who you are. It's built for fun and adventure. It's comfortable yet always functional. It exudes elegance without pretense. It's open and free, and ready to go whenever you are. It's your familiar sanctuary no matter how far you travel it's Your Own Private Island . In a word, the 2005 Tropi-Cal is paradise. TROPI-CAL T370 RAINFOREST WALNUT. PAGE PAGE. 2 3. A 41-YEAR LEGACY OF RV EXCELLENCE! ALWAYS LOOKING. T R O P I - C A L. K E Y F E AT U R E S. Over the past FORWARD CHASSIS & DRIVETRAIN. Four decades have passed since Freightliner XC raised rail chassis 41 years, our humble beginnings, yet there is still so much to learn. Emerging Experience diesel performance and highline Patented Duraframe Chassis System technologies, demographics and National RV has customer wants are constantly Caterpillar C7 350HP diesel engine shaping the idea of what a luxury at the attainable price and legendary Allison MH3000 6-speed automatic grown from a transmission with 2 overdrive gears quality of a National RV.
2 Tropi-Cal and INTERIORS. small camper Tropi-Cal LX feature 350 horses of Cat diesel Professionally designed interior decors manufacturer to with rich, color-coordinated fabrics, power and some of the most beautifully appointed ceramic floor tile, backsplash accent tile one of America's and Corian countertops interiors available in a coach at any price. Flip "Sandpiper Deluxe" residential style premiere builders motorhome should be. National RV's product development team inner spring pillow top mattress San Fernando, CA home is driven by customer feedback through these pages or better yet, walk through Kustom-Fit steel framed furniture of class A of Dolphin Camper Company, and the possibilities of new 1968-1971. technologies. With a history a 2005 Tropi-Cal at your nearby National Multiple entertainment features motorhomes. of important innovations and patents already under our belt, HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING.
3 National RV continues to research, RV dealer and see for yourself why so many Dual 13,500 BTU low-profile ducted roof Our loyal Breaking Ground at develop, and invest in the latest air conditioners National RV's new Perris, CA manufacturing technologies to motorhome enthusiasts are choosing Tropi-Cal. customers have facilities, 1985 ensure ever increasing levels of Dual 20,000 BTU furnaces quality and efficiency. SINGLE LOCATION ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING SYSTEMS. grown up with manufacturing . Onan Quiet Diesel generator National RV has experienced phenomenal growth over the past forty years but has 2,000 watt inverter/converter us, graduating grown by reinvesting in its own products and facilities in sunny Southern California. One-piece fiberglass shower from campers to Designing and building everything at a 10 gallon gas/electric water heater single location results in consistent quality across product lines, increased efficiencies EXTERIOR FEATURES.
4 Mini motorhomes and a stable, loyal workforce in the company's home community. When you Electric patio awning with metal cover to luxury diesel buy a National RV, you'll never wonder Full gelcoat fiberglass exterior whether it came from our "best" plant. They're all built in Perris, and they're all the Five triple-slide floorplans in coach pushers right best we can do. lengths from 35 to 39 feet along with us. See complete Features List on pages 22-23. Loyal National TROPI-CAL'S 40-YEAR HERITAGE. 1964 Dolphin Camper 1976 Dolphin invents the 1986 Newly re-named 1990 National RV's Dolphin 1993 The Dolphin Diesel stakes 1996 Tropi-Cal debuts as 1998 Tradewinds debuts and 2004 Tropi-Cal is re-introduced Today's Tropi-Cal is the culmination TIMELINE. RV customers Company is born and soon "micro-mini" motorhome, National RV introduces the first is an early adoptee of the National RV's place in the diesel an upscale luxury gasoline its popularity makes National as a powerful diesel pusher of over 40 years of engineering and gains a reputation for quality signaling its entry into the Dolphin class "A" with a new "basement" style coach and motorhome market far before the motorhome with distinctive new RV a major player in affordable and quickly becomes one of refinement to satisfy the most discerning RV.
5 And customer satisfaction. motorized RV marketplace. level of luxury and styling. chassis design. diesel craze of the late 90s. bus-like exterior styling. luxury diesel motorhomes. America's favorite diesels. enthusiasts in the world our customers. have been there for us as long as we've been here for them. TAKE A VIRTUAL FACTORY TOUR! Building a Better Motorhome Computer Aided Design Prototyping and Toolmaking Every RV manufacturer knows HOW to build a better motorhome; National RV Every motorhome begins as an idea. All molds, jigs and other manufacturing fixtures are built and maintained in-house chooses to DO IT. Fundamental concepts steel is stronger than aluminum, block In our Engineering Department, skilled to ensure consistent quality from part to part. While National RV takes pride in its foam insulation won't sag like blanket insulation determine the quality of a drafters use the latest Computer Aided use of the latest technologies wherever possible to improve manufacturing quality motorhome over the long haul.
6 National RV chooses to adhere to those concepts. Design software to model the coach in and efficiency, certain tasks still require the hands-on attention of skilled craftsmen. And with thousands of National RV products on the road and in use today (some cyberspace, ensuring a proper design National RV's toolmakers are an excellent example, crafting by hand the molds and for nearly 40 years now) the success of this strategy is evident in every happy and true fit of every component before a jigs that will ensure the consistent style and quality of production pieces for months PAGE owner. To learn more about what it takes to build a better motorhome, follow the single piece is machined or cut. and years afterward. PAGE. 4 virtual factory tour, which begins right here! 5. TROPI-CAL IS A STATE OF MIND T W O F L A V O R S. T R O P I - C A L. O F. Get away from Tropi-Cal and Tropi-Cal LX feature the same great chassis, powertrain, construction methods, floorplan layouts and many of the same it all without standard features and components.
7 Below is a brief list of the differences that set Tropi-Cal and Tropi-Cal LX apart: getting away from it all. Whether Custom Vinyl Graphics Tropi-Cal INTERIOR STYLING. motorhomes feature a sweeping custom Elegant Cappuccino or Upgraded Platinum or Tropi-Cal is your exterior graphics package made of durable Rainforest interior d cors Barcelona interior d cors UV-resistant vinyl against gleaming polar- white fiberglass gel-coat. (shown this page) (shown pages 8-9). ticket to glorious EXTERIOR STYLING. Custom UV-resistant vinyl Partial paint and vinyl graphics adventure graphics on highly polished Optional Diamond Package RAINFOREST polar white fiberglass gel-coat includes full body paint, or leisurely The Rainforest d cor, exterior polished aluminum wheels, available in Tropi-Cal black awning hardware, black rambling, motorhomes, features rear ladder and chrome mirrors a palette of bright foliage colors with FURNISHINGS.
8 Everywhere prints and patterns inspired by tropical Kustom Fit freestanding Same chair, but clad in Soft- the road takes vegetation. fabric-clad swivel Euro-recliner Touch OptimaLeather as chair with ottoman standard; standard equipment (N/A on you is a piece available clad in Soft-Touch models T396 & T398). TROPI-CAL T396 CAPPUCCINO CHERRY. OptimaLeather as an option of paradise. (N/A on models T396 &. TROPI-CAL T370 RAINFOREST CHERRY. T398). Cradled in CAPPUCCINO. Available in Tropi- luxurious Cal motorhomes, the Cappuccino d cor features warm earth appointments, tones and subtle patterns to provide wide open spaces an elegant, inviting interior. surrounded by the comforts of TROPI-CAL T396 CAPPUCCINO CHERRY. more could paradise be? TROPI-CAL T396 CAPPUCCINO CHERRY TROPI-CAL T370 RAINFOREST CHERRY. FACTORY TOUR CONTINUED. Putting Technology to Work A Highly Skilled Workforce In-House manufacturing Throughout the plant, high-tech equipment In today's manufacturing National RV strives to build as many of the coach components as possible in-house.
9 Is used to turn engineered plans into environment, it takes skills to From ABS plastic thermo-forming to fiberglass to wiring harnesses, National RV is a precisely milled components. National remain competitive. National manufacturer, not merely an assembler. In-house manufacturing enables National RV has invested heavily in the latest RV has trained thousands RV to closely monitor quality at every stage of manufacturing . Another benefit is that manufacturing technologies to ensure of employees in everything lower costs, as only one company is trying to make a profit on the same component. consistent quality as well as to maximize from electronics to welding to This is one way in which National RV is able to pack more features and higher PAGE manufacturing efficiencies. occupational health and safety. quality into motorhomes than similarly priced models from competing motorhome PAGE.
10 6 assemblers . 7. TROPI-CAL LX DEFINES LUXURY LIVING D I A M O N D. P A C K A G E. Tropi-Cal's pi ce The Diamond Package is a complete exterior appearance package offered de r sistance is as an upgrade only on Tropi-Cal LX. motorhomes. Included in the Diamond the all new Tropi- Package are: Lustrous full body paint in a custom sweeping Cal LX, featuring design, meticulously applied in a multi-stage process in Paint and Vinyl National RV's state-of-the-art paint facilities. all of the luxury Custom Graphics Polished aluminum wheels Tropi-Cal LX features accoutrements a custom exterior Chrome mirrors graphics scheme of meticulously applied Black awning hardware of Tropi-Cal, Sikkens paint and Black rear ladder durable UV-resistant "kicked up" a vinyl, in a choice of two vibrant color palettes (please see notch. Two back cover). exclusive interior d cors, Platinum and Barcelona, feature opulent fabrics and TROPI-CAL LX T370 PLATINUM CHERRY TROPI-CAL LX T370 BARCELONA MAPLE.