The driver side slide-out...
The driver side slide-out was fitted with a very comfortable booth dinette and wrap-around sofa that makes into a bed for additional sleeping capacity.
Entegra Coach is seen as one of the fairly new players in the Class-A market. But, in a way it has been around for quite a while.
Jayco’s owners, Wilbur and Derald Bontrager, formed Entegra Coach when they resurrected the remains of the former Travel Supreme Motorhome Company. Entegra Coach then improved upon an already well accepted product and backed it with a commitment to service and quality not yet seen in competitive products.
Entegra is growing substantially as potential motorhome buyers recognize its value and is now one of the major players in the higher-end, diesel-pusher Class-A market. Entegra’s flagship model is the Cornerstone, and RV Magazine was invited to do a review and road test on this outstanding motorhome.
The Entegra Cornerstone is available in a number of floor plans, all of which are 45 feet in length and are built upon Spartan’s amazing K3 chassis. The Spartan K3 is the big boy of chassis used by many high-end, diesel-pusher manufacturers—but Entegra takes it a bit further and adds some additional tweaks to provide an even more stable, smoother, and quieter ride. Rough or uneven roads typically twist the frame and motorhome superstructure causing those squeaks and rattles that accumulate over time. Entegra adds both vertical and horizontal X bracing to the chassis frame rails to stiffen the frame so that the suspension will handle the bumps rather than allowing the frame or superstructure to twist.
Further improvements are made by installing a steel hoop, similar to a roll bar, at the front of the coach to minimize any flex in the windshield area and provide an additional level of safety in the cockpit area.
The Cornerstone features two methods of leveling the coach. A Hadley air leveling system will adjust the air-ride suspension bags to keep the coach level when parked. That’s a plus when parked on blacktop parking lots or in soft soil conditions where jacks could sink in or cause damage to the surface.
A 42-inch LCD TV is built...
A 42-inch LCD TV is built into an entertainment center that contains the surround sound system components and any satellite receivers. An electric fireplace provides ambience as well as additional warmth.
For those times when the surface is way out of level and the coach requires more leveling than the air bags can deliver, hydraulic leveling jacks are also included. These jacks are made by Equalizer Systems and are powered in both directions. Rather than use springs to retract them, the system utilizes two-way hydraulics to power them back into place. This results in a more positive retraction and faster return times.
All Entegra Coaches utilize a 2x4 wooden floor structure that is located over the top of the typical steel framed substructure. This helps to deaden any road noise, because the wood acts as a buffer to absorb and deaden any road noise or vibrations. It also provides additional room for insulation and gives every Entegra Coach an industry leading R-33 insulation value. An in-floor hydronic heating loop ensures that the ceramic floor tiles remain toasty warm on cool days or nights. Extensive insulation is also found in the front and rear caps, which is not the normal practice in the motorhome industry.
The Cornerstone interior was...
The Cornerstone interior was appointed with Villa Natural Leather furniture, a porcelain tile floor, and ducted overhead air conditioning. Powered shades and lighting are controlled by panels located throughout the coach.
The galley includes solid...
The galley includes solid Granite countertops and a handy slide-out workstation. The refrigerator is a 23-cubic-foot residential unit with an in-the-door ice and water dispenser. A Jenn-Air two-burner flush electric cooktop, a stainless-steel sink with removable Granite cover panels, and Price-Pfister plumbing fixtures complete the galley.
Opposite the bed is a Granite...
Opposite the bed is a Granite topped dresser with laundry hamper and storage drawers. The overhead 32-inch LCD TV is mounted on hinges and uses gas struts to swing it up for access to the surround sound system components located behind it.