3850 U.S. 93 S
Kalispell, MT 59901
New 2022 Chinook Bayside DB
Chinook Bayside Class B gas motorhome DB highlights:
- Full Rear Bath
- 10' Power Awning
- Stainless Steel Convection Microwave
Enjoy this couple's coach for endless adventures! You will have a 72" sleeper sofa to relax on during the day and sleep on at night. In the morning you can prepare a hearty breakfast on the induction cooktop, and you can grab the orange juice from the Norcold 3.1 cu. ft. 12 volt refrigerator. The full bath is sure to come in handy, and you'll find a wardrobe and a set a drawers to store your clothes for the week. If you are interested in the Lithium battery option, then please choose model DB Li.
Luxury and functionality come standard in the Bayside Class B gas motorhome by Chinook. The Ford Transit 3.5L Eco-Boost V6 engine can power your trips across the country or to your local state park. There is ultra-soft leather seating that is not only comfortable, but easy to clean as well. Some of the interior features you are sure to love are the platinum dark grey tone fabric and infinity woven gray WW-4 flooring, high quality CNC cut one-piece cabinetry, and a cab shade system to provide exceptional privacy. There are entertainment options you can choose from, such as an optional in dash GPS system, an optional satellite radio, and more. The Bayside also includes two 6V group 27 AGM house batteries in the under-floor storage, a 2,000 watt inverter with a charger, and an 11,000 BTU A/C system to keep you cool and comfortable. Go off the beaten path with the standard AWD when the adventure calls for it!
The Perfect RV . . .THE PERFECT RV!
Out of nowhere, while we are on a trip, I get an unsolicited email from Cory from Van City RV in Kalispell, just to say hello, and ask if we may still be interested in an Leisure Van RV. We had stopped by there a few years ago. Now he was a young and new salesperson and apparently making cold calls from the list of those who had stopped by. He hit the jackpot with us. His email - Gerald
Chassis: Ford Transit
Exterior Color: SILVER
Interior Color: SAND
|Length||19 ft 8 in|
|Ext Width||7 ft 1 in|
|Ext Height||10 ft 1 in|
|Int Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Hitch Weight||5000 lbs|
|Gross Weight||11000 lbs|
|Fresh Water Capacity||30 gals|
|Grey Water Capacity||24 gals|
|Black Water Capacity||8 gals|
|Engine||3.5L Eco-Boost V6|
|Refrigerator Type||12 Volt|
|Refrigerator Size||3.1 cu ft|
|Number of Awnings||1|
|LP Tank Capacity||6.9 gals|
|Water Heater Type||Truma Combi Plus|
|AC BTU||11000 btu|
|Awning Info||10' Carefree Power with LED Lighting|
|Gross Combined Weight||16000 lbs|
Chinook had been one of the top names in motorhomes since its debut as Mair & Son, Inc. back in 1938. However, it was not until the early 1950s that mass produced motorhomes started hitting the road, only proving that Chinook RV has consistently been an innovative leader in the motorhome industry, which stayed true throughout the years. With the incorporation of fiberglass, Chinook was able to be one of the first companies to create a sleek and aerodynamic design; making Chinook one of the most sought after brands.
Due to Chinook’s early success, they began to further their use of fiberglass throughout the overall construction process. In 1971, the first one-piece all fiberglass shell had been successfully developed and this sleek body style revolutionized the entire RV industry and had customers trading in their boxy, gas guzzlers for the beautiful aerodynamic design.
Chinook’s unparalleled innovation set a tone in the market as the best brand in the nation for decades. However, no one stays at the top forever. The Great Recession in America hit hard and Chinook RV was forced to end production in 2005. By the following year, the doors were officially closed.
In a phone conversation in February 2011 with Chinook’s then owner Gary Lukehart, he stated the original manufacturing jigs and equipment were being kept in storage on his ranch in Yakima, “until a time when the economy may improve and someone may decide to make an investment to bring Chinook back.” Luckily, his patience paid off when he received a call from a man in Las Vegas. The online community of Chinook owners felt the ground shake as news broke that the rebirth of the brand was in progress. Phil Rizzio, the owner of several large U.S. dealerships, purchased most everything from Lukehart and took over the process of resurrecting the brand in 2013. After three years of hard work and dedication, the Chinook RV legacy was reborn.