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hbski

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Posted: 05/19/17 03:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MrPhelps wrote:

Has anyone seen or bought one of these ? It appears that Host made some major floor plan changes for the better (IMHO) and has not updated their website.

The website for Host shows both driver side and rear slides, a mid bath and east-west bedroom, but I've been to two camper dealer sites showing "on the lot 2018 models". These pics show passenger and driver side slides with an apparent rear driver side dry bath. Further the units shown have captains chairs located at base of the bed facing a TV /fireplace "tower" towards the rear of the unit. Neither of the dealer photo's are adequate to fully get it and the photos on Host's site are the old model. The one with the best pictures on the North Carolina dealer's web site is provided below.

I know there has been a lot of discussion on this forum about the Mammoth, but this one interests me much more. I toured Host's facility last summer and asked about this model but it appeared they had not recently built any of the Cascade Model and I had to be content to look at the Mammoth. This looks like a major improvement to the last plan. I am interested in weight and CG info for this unit to assess my current truck as a viable option. If anyone out there has looked at/purchased one or has any data, it would be greatly appreciated if you could pass it on. Neither dealer site has any info regarding a fully configured dry weight nor a photo of the Host weight sticker, which for me, is a problem with how they market the products.


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That link appears to contain pictures from two different campers with different floor plans


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Posted: 05/19/17 03:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hbski wrote:

MrPhelps wrote:

Has anyone seen or bought one of these ? It appears that Host made some major floor plan changes for the better (IMHO) and has not updated their website.

The website for Host shows both driver side and rear slides, a mid bath and east-west bedroom, but I've been to two camper dealer sites showing "on the lot 2018 models". These pics show passenger and driver side slides with an apparent rear driver side dry bath. Further the units shown have captains chairs located at base of the bed facing a TV /fireplace "tower" towards the rear of the unit. Neither of the dealer photo's are adequate to fully get it and the photos on Host's site are the old model. The one with the best pictures on the North Carolina dealer's web site is provided below.

I know there has been a lot of discussion on this forum about the Mammoth, but this one interests me much more. I toured Host's facility last summer and asked about this model but it appeared they had not recently built any of the Cascade Model and I had to be content to look at the Mammoth. This looks like a major improvement to the last plan. I am interested in weight and CG info for this unit to assess my current truck as a viable option. If anyone out there has looked at/purchased one or has any data, it would be greatly appreciated if you could pass it on. Neither dealer site has any info regarding a fully configured dry weight nor a photo of the Host weight sticker, which for me, is a problem with how they market the products.


North Carolina Host Cascade


That link appears to contain pictures from two different campers with different floor plans


Never mind, I see, central bath in the rear or rather rear bath with the centered shower.

Question is, why don't they change the name with a different floor plan?

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Posted: 05/21/17 11:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We went and looked at one at the Host factory and liked it so much we ordered one from the local dealer. sticker on the one we looked at was about 4200 lbs as equipped. the one we ordered as equipped should come in about 4007 lbs. we really liked the floor plan..had a tough time deciding between the Mammoth and Cascade (still having a tough time actually) but the weight was a really big factor for us and my husband could see himself in the theatre seating watching a game and enjoying an adult beverage.

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Posted: 05/22/17 04:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

smrjjarrett wrote:

We went and looked at one at the Host factory and liked it so much we ordered one from the local dealer. sticker on the one we looked at was about 4200 lbs as equipped. the one we ordered as equipped should come in about 4007 lbs. we really liked the floor plan..had a tough time deciding between the Mammoth and Cascade (still having a tough time actually) but the weight was a really big factor for us and my husband could see himself in the theatre seating watching a game and enjoying an adult beverage.



Thank you! Exactly what I needed. I really wanted a shorter floor plan from our CURRENT 11.5 ft Yellowstone because of flexing issues with the frame over the years due to the extremely large passenger slide and center of gravity location. When we toured the factory last summer , I expressed this desire to Randall. He examined our current setup. He said he thought our truck would handle the Mammoth, it might be actually about the same weight, would probably ride better than our current unit, and I assume it probably would, since this new generation of Host campers seem to have a center of gravity more thoughtfully considered, in their design as well as a more robust and thoughtful approach to structural integrity. However, the extra seating area in this new Cascade seems to provide a solution to the "dinette fatigue" seating issue on long trips I was looking for, with the added advantage that it is lighter, shorter and has one less slide . I am not willing to order a Mammoth with just two slides.

Anyway, its time to make the drive and check one out. Maybe I can get up to North Carolina to take a look at that one before it sells.


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Posted: 05/22/17 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They have updated their site. The new floor plan is now shown.

Must read this forum [emoticon]

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Posted: 05/22/17 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I really like the new layout. If you click on the image to get a better look, it still takes you to the old floor plan. [emoticon]

I look forward to see what they have in store for the Mammoth

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I like it too! I would go with the king bed and the theater seating.


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Posted: 05/22/17 03:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That Cascade is super sweet. I think I like the layout better than the Mammoth.


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I like it too, but it looks like you cannot enter unless the passenger slide is out.

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volzalum wrote:

I like it too, but it looks like you cannot enter unless the passenger slide is out.


Isnt the mammoth like that too? I mean most slides are like that.

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