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2012 Entegra Anthem - Road Test and Review

Raising The Proverbial Bar on the Class-A Motorhome
Article Date: September, 2011


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Interior Appointments

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The Anthem's interior is extremely well appointed. On our trip, we visited the cabinet shop and saw first hand the Amish quality cabinetry as it was being produced. There are no shortcuts taken when producing this cabinetry and the handmade craftsmanship was evident at every stage. From the polished ceramic tile floors to the vinyl-padded ceiling, attention to detail appeared to be the order of the day.

The galley featured a porcelain-tiled backsplash with Corian solid surface countertops. Brushed satin nickel plumbing fixtures matched the hardware on the cabinet doors as well as the Fisher-Paykel dishwasher. An Amana convection microwave and residential refrigerator completed the galley workstation. Our particular coach was equipped with a distressed ultra leather booth style dinette, although a free-standing table and chairs is also available.

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Amish craftsmanship is evident in the Anthem's woodwork.

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The galley is equipped with a solid surface counter top.

The main living area was fitted with a distressed ultra leather sofa-couch. The 16-inch tile squares were complemented by 4-inch square accent tiles to further enhance the design. A second couch on the passenger side can be replaced with an optional desk with 26-inch LCD TV and recliner, or dual recliners if desired. Our coach had the light colored Bentley Black interior decor with Washington glazed cabinetry, but a darker ultra leather Kensington Place interior decor is also available, as is a Tuscan glazed cabinetry option. A 32-inch LCD TV is located in the front overhead cabinetry and a 40-inch LCD TV is located midship. The midship cabinetry also contains an electric fireplace that provides heat, as well as, a nice ambience to the attractive and spacious living area.

The cockpit area is also well laid out. A color monitor views the rear camera as well as the two side mounted cameras that auto sequence with the turn signals. A combination radio/CD/GPS navigation system is located directly above. The dash is finished with burl wood panels and the driver's side console controls the usual array of switches for the engine brake, tag axle dump, auxiliary lighting, step well cover and power shades. The parking brake is mounted on the vertical dash to prevent pets from accidentally stepping on it and releasing the brakes. The Spartan gauges and information center are easy to view through the fully adjustable Smart Wheel. The integral seat belts are fed through slits in the Flexsteel power seats, making it easy to buckle up. Adjustable foot pedals complete the cockpit area and make it adaptable to drivers of any size.

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The couch and dinette feature Villa furniture.

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The cockpit area is well laid out and the burl wood dash offers full instrumentation, as well as a rear view monitor and entertainment and GPS navigation system.

The bath area is separated from the bedroom and living area by sliding pocket doors. These doors utilize air operated locks that engage whenever the parking brake is applied to prevent doors from slamming around when driving. No more worrying about whether or not you have them latched down when leaving because it's automatic.

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The bedroom dresser cabinetry includes an overhead LCD TV on a hinged mount to allow access to the entertainment gear.

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The king bed is equipped with a Select Comfort air mattress.

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The bathroom vanity is located next to a circular shower surround and tiled shower.

The porcelain tiled shower area is surrounded by a circular glass shower enclosure with doors that slides open rather than swing out and drip on the floor. Directly next to the shower is a solid surfaced vanity with dual raised vessel sinks that are slightly recessed into the vanity to provide easy access, while still maximizing vanity countertop space. An enclosed water closet directly opposite the vanity handles those necessary tasks. Next to the water closet is cabinetry that contains a laundry hamper, linen storage and an Arriston stackable washer-drier set.

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The Anthem is equipped with a stackable washer and dryer set.

The bedroom contains a Select Comfort king sized air mattress, a solid surfaced dresser and a full width rear wardrobe. The mirrored wardrobe doors are also secured for travel via air-operated locks that automatically engage whenever the parking brake is released. The wardrobe is lined with aromatic cedar.


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