Model 5230 is star in Gulf Stream Coach BT Cruiser lineup

NAPPANEE, Ind. — While dealers report robust sales of the Gulf Stream Coach BT Cruiser, one floor plan, the Model 5230, has emerged as an early favorite, a release from Gulf Stream Coach reported.

The 5230 is an ideal example of a “driver’s RV,” offering virtually all the comforts of home in a highly portable package that thrives on the road, whether on broad Interstates, back country blacktop, or small-town side streets, the release stated.

“Like all BT Cruiser models, the 5230 is aimed squarely at RVers who consider ‘getting there’ to be a key part of their travel adventure, with its emphasis on advanced aerodynamics, nimble road manners, low overall height, plenty of torque and power, and remarkable cargo capacity,” said Randy Baskerville, BT Cruiser national sales manager.

Baskerville reports that owners find multiple ways to enjoy the 5230. “The maneuverability and just-right size of the 5230 make it a handy pet refuge when owners are sightseeing, a perfect outpost at the kids’ soccer games, a fan favorite for tailgating, a great asset at any family outing, and the ideal magic carpet for exploring everything from big-city sights to wilderness vistas.”

“Particularly appealing to RVers who are downsizing from much larger rigs is the ability to park, back up, turn, and get in and out of interesting places that big rig drivers have to avoid,” Baskerville said.

Behind the driving compartment, the 5230 is equipped with a slide-out that expands the main living area, two sofas with seat belts, a removable dining table, stainless steel appliances, a double-door refrigerator/freezer and a stainless sink with a pull-out sprayer faucet. There’s a full “dry bath,” too, with a shower that includes a skylight and power vent, a washstand with linen storage space, and an easy-care foot-flush toilet.

Comfort is further assured with an efficient furnace, a ducted roof-mounted air conditioner, and an on-board generator that handles the electrical load when parked. Electronic luxuries are on hand, including a rear back-up camera and dash-mounted monitor; cable, satellite, and antenna connections for an optional HDTV; and a multi-source Blue Tooth-compatible home theater sound system. Outdoor space is covered too – with a power awning that includes LED atmosphere lights and a pair of weatherized stereo speakers.

Like their Class-A motorhome relatives, BT Cruiser walls are manufactured from laminated panels of light but rigid square-tube aluminum, gleaming high-gloss fiberglass, advanced synthetic substrate, rigid polyfoam insulation; all vacuum bonded with heat-resistant adhesives. Sleek, aerodynamic molded fiberglass is used for the front and rear caps, and laminated fiberglass makes the roof virtually trouble-free, the release stated.

According to Baskerville, while the 5230 – and the non-slide 5210 – are traditionally considered ’day coaches,’ a surprising number of owners use the models as full-function RVs, taking advantage of the sofas that can be opened for sleeping, and the pleated shades that provide privacy. Other BT Cruiser floor plans include dedicated bedrooms and up to three slide-outs, so extended camping adventures are quite possible.

“The BT Cruiser 5230 is a compact, agile, stylish, premium-quality, yet reasonably-priced rig that could be considered the ‘sports car’ of motor homes, ideal for a traveling couple who want much more convenience and luxury than a car, but much less expense, hassle, and stress than a giant Class A,” Baskerville said.

Additional information, pictures, floor plans and feature lists for all BT Cruiser floor plans are available from Baskerville at 1.800.289.8787 ext. 5176, or

SOURCE: Gulf Stream Coach press release

Darian Armer

Darian Armer

Darian Armer was the assistant editor for RV Daily Report from 2015 to 2017. She lives in Billings, Montana, where she enjoys spending time with her husband, twins and three stepchildren. Introduced to the RV industry in 2012, she is happy to be writing for one of the greatest industries around.

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