TRAVEL SMART.
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Innovative.
The Charleston’s ManaBloc™ central water distribution system
eliminates elbows throughout the water system and provides a
direct line to fixtures with individual shut-off control.
DRIVE IN COMFORT.
Charleston’s space-age ergonomically designed cockpit puts everything within arm’s reach. A tilt/
telescopic “Smart Wheel,” upgraded stereo CD and rear view monitor with side view cameras are
just some of the convenient features.
Welcome to the Charleston TAG Axle.
This spacious Charleston 430 RB features our stately Executive Cherry cabinetry , one of three
custom crafted hardwood interiors to choose from – each offering Corian™ countertops, elegant lighting
and upgraded flooring.
Cavernous.
Charleston’s side opening exterior
storage doors allow for greater
accessibility and easy access to
insulated, steel-cage protected cargo
areas. Our above-floor slide-out
systems allow for increased storage
space below.
UNIQUE STYLE.
Professionally designed interiors are
a hallmark of the Charleston, each
room is well planned and carefully
constructed, leaving nothing to
chance.
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An Inviting Retreat. (left)
Charleston’s double slide-out bedroom
design offers a king bed option rarely
seen in a coach of this size.
Setting New Standards in Affordable Luxury.
Combining incredible style with expansive living space, the galley of the Charleston offers more
than enough room to prepare even the most elaborate meals. The spaciousness of the kitchen transforms
this coach into a true home away from home.
Luxurious.
Charleston’s innovative design includes
such features as this automatic flip-up
TV. A true luxury feature.
Built for Comfort.(right)
Charleston’s modern shower comes
complete with a seat and a large
skylight. Also shown is the convenient
optional combination washer/dryer.
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CHARLESTON’S COMMITMENT TO QUALITY.
It is both quality of construction materials and innovative engineering techniques that have set
the Charleston apart from the competition. Charleston’s extraordinary amount of strong, tubular steel
is integrated with the chassis to form the basis of our uni-body, “steel cage” construction. With this ultra-strength steel
skeleton as a foundation, Charleston’s engineers have utilized superior vacuum-bond lamination
processes that make our floor, sidewall and roof systems the strongest, most durable in the industry.
By taking the time to integrate each structural component with both the chassis and each other, we are drastically
improving the Charlestons’s ability to take the wear and tear of road travel. This means that each
Charleston is built to stand the test of time – from the inside out!
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VACUUM-BOND LAMINATED ROOF SYSTEM
1. One-Piece Molded Fiberglass Crowned Roof (Seamless)
2. Lauan Plywood
3. Structurally Engineered Block Foam Insulation
4. Lauan Plywood
5. Tubular Aluminum Framing with Block Foam Insulation
VACUUM-BOND LAMINATED SIDEWALLS
6. Lauan Plywood
18. Gelcoat Fiberlglass Exterior
7. Foam Padding
19. Lauan Plywood
8. Vinyl Interior Headliner for Easy Maintenance
20. Thick Block Foam Insulation
21. Tubular Aluminum Framing
VACUUM-BOND LAMINATED FLOOR SYSTEM
22. Lauan Plywood
9. Sturdy Plywood Flooring
23. Decorative Interior Panels
10. 3” Thick Block Foam Insulation
11. 3” Tubular Steel Floor Framing
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
12. Lauan Plywood
24. Residential Carpeting
13. Fiberglass Underbelly
25. Thick Foam Padding
26. Bus-Style, Side-to-Side Opening Storage Compartment Doors
LAMINATED STORAGE COMPARTMENT FLOOR
27. Sleek Automotive Styling with Automotive Headlamps
14. Galvanized Steel Underbelly
28. 8.0K Diesel Generator on Automated Slide-Tray
15. Oriented Strandboard Decking
29. Dual-Climate Automotive Environmental Controls
16. Thermo Plastic Compartment Liner
30. Panoramic Windshield
17. Tubular Steel Framing
31. Space-age Cockpit Design
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·Cummins ISL Turbo Diesel 8.9 liter
· 425 HP @ 2200 RPM (450 HP optional)
· 1200 Ft. Lbs. Torque @1300 RPM
· Leather wrapped VIP Smart Wheel
· Washer/wiper w/intermittent function
· Electronic cruise control w/high idle
· FCC “Courtesy” flashers
insulation
· Channeled drains for AC’s
· Steel firewall with polystyrene insulation
· Tubular steel front bulkhead
· Fiberglass front and rear caps
brakes
other chassis standards
exterior standards
· Full air w/auto slack adjuster
· ABS
· Two-Stage Compression engine brake
· 100 Gallon, dual fill fuel tank
· TRW tilt/telescopic steering column
· Suspended and adjustable pedals
· LCD engine message center
· Day time running lights
· 7-Pin tow power connector
· 18.7 CFM air compressor
· Farr Eco-air cleaner
· Air filter restriction indicator
· Fuel/water separator
· Haldex purest heated air dryer
· Automatic, heated moisture ejectors
· Power steering
· Leece-Neville 160 amp alternator
· (2) 950 CCA @ 0° F, maintenance
free batteries
chassis-freightliner XC raised
rail chassis: standard engine
transmission
· Allison 3000MH
· 6 Speed automatic w/lock up
· Electric push button shift
· Transynd transmission fluid
suspension
· Neway air suspension front and rear
· Sachs custom tuned shock absorbers
· Heavy duty stabilizer bar
· 55 degree wheel cut
· “I” beam suspension w/bell crank
· Air suspension deflation system
steering wheel
structural standards
tires
· Michelin XZE P275/80R/22.5
wheels
· (6) Polished aluminum
· (2) Steel on inside rear axle
· 22.5 x 8.25
cooling system
· Cross flow, rear mounted radiator
· Transmission oil cooler
· Electronic fan clutch
· 5 year / 100,000 mile coolant (some
maintenance required)
· Steel basement construction
· Automotive & foam seal undercoating
· Vacuum bonded floor
· Tubular steel frame
· Structure wood flooring
· 2 lb. density, block foam polystyrene insulation
· Vacuum bonded sidewalls
· Tubular aluminum frame
· 2 lb. density, block foam polystyrene insulation
· Gel-coated fiberglass skin
· Dual pane, dark tint windows (including
(2) exit windows)
· Crowned and layered vacuum bonded roof
· Fiberglass roof
· Tubular aluminum frame
· 2 lb. density, block foam polystyrene ·One-piece panoramic windshield
· Full body (4) color paint layout with
automotive paint
·Side-hinged exterior compartment doors
w/ full pass through storage
· (4) pt. Fully automatic hydraulic
leveling system
· 2000 Watt inverter/converter
· (4) Six volt house batteries
· (2) Master electric shut off switches
· 50 Amp 120V distribution panel
· Electrical panel w/lighted indicators for fuses
· Individual zoned manifold water supply system
· Variable speed constant pressure water pump
· All coach water filtration system (FO)
· (2) Thermostatically controlled Fantastic
roof vents w/ rain sensors
· (1) 3 Speed remote powered lavatory
roof vent
· 15,000 BTU low profile front roof A/C with heat pump and ceiling ducts with drain
· 13,500 BTU low profile rear roof A/C with
heat pump and ceiling ducts with drain
· Two (2) 20,000 BTU Furnaces
· 10 Gallon Gas/Electric water heater w/DSI
· 24.5 Gallon propane tank
· Black water tank flush system
· Power entrance step
· Patio light
· Lighted entry assist handle
· Front entrance door w/screen and deadbolt
· Power front door awning
· Patio awning
· Slide out room awnings
· Full length drip and awning rail
· 10,000 lb receiver hitch
· Basement TV Coax w/ 110V recept
· Air and “city mode” horns
· Heated power side view mirrors
· TV antenna w/signal booster
· Shower skylight
· Docking lights
· Heated blankets for all water & holding tanks
·Adjustable rear vision camera
·Auxiliary LP Hook Up-Passenger Side
Auxiliary Air Chuck-Front Firewall
· Remote power patio awning w/spring
kneeling and electronic wind sensor
features
· 3M front film mask
· Slide out storage tray
· Full length mud flap w/chrome trim
· (2) Piece rear ladder
·RV Sanicon “no mess” termination
·Side vision cameras
·Automatic generator start
· Chrome Exterior Mirrors
· Battery slide out tray
· Automatic digital satellite
exterior options
· Second slide out storage tray
· Exterior entertainment center (32” color LCD TV on a swivel arm, AM/FM/CD/ DVD player & speakers)
driver/passenger area standards
· Wrap around cockpit with (9) gauge
instrument cluster
· LCD engine message center
· Leather wrapped VIP smart wheel
· Telescopic/Tilt steering wheel
Upgraded pilot seat w/adjustable
arm rests, 360 degree swivel and recliner
· 6-Way power pedestal under pilot seat
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· Cloth co-pilot seat w/ adjustable arm rests,
360 degree swivel and recliner
· Pilot & co-pilot seats w/ 3-point integrated
seat belts
· Porcelain tile w/carpeted floor mat for
driver
· Air actuated porcelain step well cover
· Lighted step well
· Rear vision camera w/adjustable color monitor
· AM/FM/CD player w/hide-a-way
monitor and time display
· Sirius satellite radio capable
· (8) Stereo speakers throughout coach
·32” color LCD/HD TV
· Satellite TV prep
· Distribution control box for entertainment
electronics
· (2) Defroster fans w/high and low settings
· Remote generator start switch
· Auxiliary start switch
· Pilot/co-pilot map lights
· Pilot/co-pilot cup holders
· Automotive dash AC/heater w/deluxe controls
· Electronic battery disconnect switch
· One-piece power privacy/sunscreen shade
·Solid wood co-pilot console w/ 110
receptacle and pull-out laptop desktop with full length entry assist handle
· Upgraded 6-way power co-pilot seat w/
adjustable arm rests, 360 swivel and
recliner
· Upgraded extra wide 6-way
power co-pilot seat w/adjustable arm rests,
360 swivel, recliner and power foot rest
· Home theatre surround sound w/ sound bar, mid-range tweeter, and Blue-Ray DVD player
·Driver side shade
·Passenger side shade
·Side vision cameras
living/dining/galley standards
living/dining/galley options
bedroom area options
· (4) interior décor choices
·84” ceiling height
· Booth dinette with seat belts and drawer
· Cloth driver side sofa bed
· Cloth love seat sofa
· Cloth passenger side sofa (certain floor
plans only)
· Antique finish cabinet doors
· Brushed nickel cabinet hardware with
hidden hinges
· Overhead cabinets in slide out rooms
· Porcelain tile in entryway, galley and
bathroom area
· Full tile forward of bedroom
· Carpeted living room and dining area
· Individual reading lights with dimmer
· Dimmer controlled fluorescent lighting throughout
· Full length mirror
· Soft touch padded ceiling
· Day/Night shades
· Metal blinds in galley window
· Solid surface counter tops throughout (n/a on night stands)
· Solid surface residential, twin sink basins with solid surface covers
· 12” high designer counter backsplash
· Single lever faucet with spray head
· Convection/Microwave oven
· 12 cubic foot, stainless steel refrigerator with icemaker
· 3-burner recessed cook top with solid
surface cover
· China cabinet with decorative glass doors,
inside lighting and adjustable glass shelf
Full extension metal drawer guides w/ ball
bearings throughout
· Upgraded hide-a-bed
sofa sleeper (driver side only)
· Cloth hide-a-bed sofa sleeper (driver
side only)
· Maple/Symphony Cherry/Executive Cherry
wood options
· Lockable 4’ counter extension in galley with drawers and pantry
· Solid surface dinette table with solid
surface hutch and four chairs
· Stackable washer/dryer (430QS, 430BH)
· Combination washer/dryer (430RB)
bath area standards
safety standards
· 110 GFI protected circuits (galley, bath
and basement)
· Surface mounted fire extinguisher
· (2) exit windows (bedroom and living room)
· Carbon monoxide detector
· LP gas detector
· Smoke alarm
· Porcelain Tile Forward of Bedroom
· Solid surface sinks with solid surface
countertops
· Double lever lavatory faucets
· One piece molded fiberglass shower with
contoured glass door
· Porcelain china hand flush toilet
· Mirrored medicine cabinets
· Towel bars
· Metal blinds in lavatory
· Fiberglass tub/shower
bedroom area standards
· 72”x 80” island king Bed w/bedspread
· Bedside wardrobe
· Dresser drawers and wardrobe
· Overhead cabinets
· Fluorescent lighting
· Individual reading lights
· Washer/Dryer prep
· Carpet with padding
· Night stands
·Egress window
·Cedar lined closet
· 19 Color LCD/HD TV
·Select Comfort mattress with controls
Convenient.Charleston’s
engineers carefully designed this
easy-to-get-to electrical compartment,
complete with wiring diagram.
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EXTERIOR OPTIONS
charleston standards & options
EXTERIOR OPTIONS
CREME
DUSK
Scottsdale
PEWTER
woodland tan
South Beach
Sterling
specifications
MODEL
CHASSIS
Ext. Width
Ext. Height
Int. Width Int. Height Ext. Length
430QS/BH/RB/425 HP
100 inches
12’ 2”
95.5”
84”
43’0”
430QS/BH/RB/450 HP
100 inches
12’ 2”
95.5”
84”
43’0”
Axle Ratio Fuel Capacity
NAPA
Wheel Base
Front GAWR
Rear GAWR
Tag Axle GAWR
GVWR
GCWR
425 HP
4.78
100 gal.
266+Tag
12,350 lb.
20,000 lb.
10,000 lb.
42,350 lb.
52,350 lb.
450 HP
4.63
100 gal.
266+Tag
12,400 lb.
20,000 lb.
10,000 lb.
42,350 lb.
52,350 lb.
LIQUID MEASURES
* Black water tank ~ 44 Gallons, * Grey water tank ~ 60 Gallons, * Fresh water tank ~ 86 Gallons,
* Water Heater ~ 10 Gallons, * LP Tank ~ 24.50 Gallons, * Fuel Capacity ~ 100 Gallons
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CHARLESTON FLOORPLANS
CHARL EST ON FL OORPL AN OPT I ONS
BOOTH DINETTE OPTION
BOOTH DINETTE OPTION
OVERHEAD
OVERHEAD
OVERHEAD
OVERHEAD
430QS
OVERHEAD
430QS
430QS
OVERHEAD
FREE
STANDING
DINETTE
SHOWER
WARDROBE
REFER.
OVERHEAD
ENTER.
CENTER
72 X 80
KING BED
TILE
TILE
OVERHEAD
CARPET
OVERHEAD
DUAL
HAMPERS
AND
STORAGE
CARPET
LINEN CABINET
CHEST OF DRAWERS
OHC
TV
OHC
SLIDE OUT PANTRY OPTION
OPT.
STACKABLE
WASHER/DRYER
OHC
KITCHEN
OVERHEAD
MICROWAVE
OVERHEAD
430BH
OVERHEAD
OVERHEAD
72 X 80
KING BED
WARDROBE
430QS
32
BUN
CHEST OF DRAWERS
26" LCD
TV
OVERHEAD
offer: One year of free roadside assistance will
ensure an enjoyable traveling experience.
TILE LINE
TILE
TILE
DUAL
HAMPERS
AND
STORAGE
CARPET
LINEN CABINET
30 X 74
BUNK BEDS
CHEST OF DRAWERS
OPT.
STACKABLE
WASHER/DRYER
OVERHEAD
SOFA
FLIP DOWN LCD TV
OVERHEAD
KITCHEN
OVERHEAD
MICROWAVE
OVERHEAD
OVERHEAD
OVERHEAD
430RB
OVERHEAD
FREE
STANDING
DINETTE
OVERHEAD
TV
SHOWER
72 X 80
KING BED
TILE
TILE
CARPET
2 DOOR
REFER
CHEST OF DRAWERS
OHC
TV
SOFA
OHC
KITCHEN
OVERHEAD
MICROWAVE
OVERHEAD
OVERHEAD
FLIP DO
BUNK OPTION
410LR ONLY
Forest River has yet another exclusive feature to
is just one more way to say “Thank you” and to
OVERHEAD
ENTER.
CENTER
REFER.
WARDROBE WITH
RAISED PANEL
DOORS
LOVE SEAT
OVERHEAD
be given to every new Charleston customer. This
FREE
STANDING
DINETTE
OPT.
WASHER/
DRYER
MICROWAVE
SLIDE OUT PANTRY OPTION
peace of mind.
OVERHEAD
26" LCD
TV
LOVE SEAT
430QS
OVERHEAD
OVERHEAD
OVERHEAD
MICROWAVE
Forest River, Inc. 55470 CR 1 Elkhart, IN 46515-3030, Phone: 574.389.4600
www.forestriverinc.com www.forestriveraccessories.com
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