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Old 09-03-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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Redwood Announces New Cypress Line

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Redwood RV has launched Cypress, a new line of fifth wheel products, with three floor plans, that the company has aimed at the entry-point luxury level, according to regional sales manager Hilton Riggins.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:32 AM   #2
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Dealer pictures of new Redwood Cypress

http://www.rvt.com/Redwood-RV-Redwoo...844611-UX87330
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And the new Redwood Sequoia

http://www.rvt.com/Redwood-RV-Redwoo...846163-UX87330
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I'm glad to see that they're keeping the Redwood as their top unit
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Interesting. In looking at that Cypress it doesn't really look that different from a standard Redwood. No rear cap or full body paint but otherwise it looks to be the same bits and pieces.

Hopefully their stepping up the Redwood somehow or they may have created a monster...
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It's my understanding, all Redwoods will now have full body paint.
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Interesting. In looking at that Cypress it doesn't really look that different from a standard Redwood. No rear cap or full body paint but otherwise it looks to be the same bits and pieces.

Hopefully their stepping up the Redwood somehow or they may have created a monster...
I would agree it is based on the Redwood product but an entry level Redwood.
Looking at the pictures it is a lower trim level with no full body paint and notice a smaller refrigerator, smaller TVs, no wood trim on the window frames and cheaper window fabric trim, cheaper dinning chairs and such.

The Cypress does not have a rear cap, the Sequoia does have a rear cap.

Most likely it will be like many other manufactures have done, the lower level models are missing a lot of the standard items the higher lines have but the manufacturers will allow the buyer to add many of the options to the point of where the cost is equal to the higher product line.
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If the Sequoia is considerably cheaper than the Redwood I'm betting it'll actually be an option many potential Redwood buyers will choose. I don't see much difference between the models at this point. Definitely nothing that would be worth over a few thousand in price difference. As for the smaller fridge and TV, the standard fridge in a Redwood is an 8 cubic foot, its just nobody orders them with that. Honestly you give that model a Redwood paint scheme and walk any of us through it and we likely wouldn't think twice about it being a Redwood.

Imagine if Corvette offered a lower end model without all the optional equipment and just a few colors. It's still a Corvette...
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Imagine if Corvette offered a lower end model without all the optional equipment and just a few colors. It's still a Corvette...
I think Cadillac tried that with the Cimarron,



And Lincoln with the Versailles,



Both marketing flops! Just hanging the badge on something doesn't mean it earned the badge.

I'm a feature driven guy and I would immediately start to see the difference. Montana introduced the Montana High Country which was a lightweight version of the Montana. Interiors were near identical, but tank size, axles, tires, were all much less than a regular Montana had. Similar confusion with the Montana Mountaineer.

I personally think Redwood is doing the right thing by keeping the lower end units under a new and distinctly different name.
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