Dutchmen are all about delivering excellent quality-oriented products—and we mean RVs. Dutchmen has been a prominent player in the RV market in the recent years and the latest addition to their diverse product line-up/RV model line is the Aerolite 242 BHS. This model has been around for quite a few years now, which managed to earn the brownie points from the users/customers.
However, as a part of the 21st anniversary celebration plans of travel trailers at Dutchmen, the brand new 2017 edition of Dutchmen Aerolite 242 BHS has been introduced, keeping in mind the growing demands of RVs for family with kids.
But, before going deep into the review, let’s get an insight about the RVs and how this model has been designed to suit the needs of the target users.
RVs, the common and popular abbreviation for recreational vehicles, are simply defined as the large motor vehicles or trailer type motor vehicles which includes all the amenities required for our daily lives and with a living space inside.
RVs are mostly common in North America and are extensively used for long road trips. RVs usually include a bathroom, kitchen, and one or more bedrooms with small storage spaces. More luxurious options can also be included.
If broadly categorized, RVs can be grouped into the following categories based on their functionality, purpose of use, and other specifications:
- Motorhomes classes A, B, C – based on the amenities included.
- Travel trailer
- Toy hauler
- Fifth wheel trailer
- Other camping vans
Dutchmen specializes in almost all types of RV, and its most affordable, family friendly travel trailer line, is called Aerolite. Now, one of the most popular Aerolite model is the 242BHS. It’s exclusively designed keeping in mind the needs and necessities of family travelers with kids. This model from Aerolite comes with a price tag that is quite affordable. Recently, a new edition of the Dutchmen Aerolite 242 BHS has been launched and it’s been termed as the top user friendly RV debut in the category of travel trailers.
Now, if we have to consider its structure, designs, and the interiors, you will instantly feel at home. Dutchmen Aerolite 242BHS earned the brownie points from its users mainly due to the following points:
- Relatively large storage with spacious leg rooms.
- Large bedrooms with a homely feeling and well designed interior which gives a soothing, at-home feeling.
- Also, the users reported that they were impressed with the crowned-ceiling designs and that the ceilings are quite high at least by a few inches than most of the other similar models in the market.
- Another mention-worthy point for the popularity and positive reviews for the Dutchmen Aerolite 242 BHS among the family travelers is its exterior designing. Made of aluminum, the whole RV is relatively lightweight than its market counterparts, which makes it a lot easier to tuck it with the trailer and it’s extremely easy on the gas and mileage of the trailer/tow vehicle.
As mentioned above, one of the areas that has managed to garner a positive review is the interior design and spacing of the Dutchmen Aerolite 242 BHS. Its kitchen is quite spacious and it’s equipped with microwave, oven, three burner range, fridge, and storage areas. Also, this RV model from Dutchmen comes with a master bedroom which contains 2 wardrobes, a king size bed, and an overhead storage space. Some versions of this model also comes with adjustable sleeping bunks. The interiors come with a specific structure that is sure to remind you of your home. There’s also a double door entry into the travel trailer and an outside entry door to the bathroom, which makes it all the more convenient for kids as well as adults. The Dutchmen Aerolite 242BHS is cable ready and has an option for outside shower.
The model also comes with various floor plans. One can select per their own preferences, budget, and requirements. It’s normally single deck but there are a few that comes with double deck.
Now, moving on to the technical aspect, Dutchmen Aerolite 242 BHS comes with standard fresh, gray and black water pump gauge. The Aerolite 242 BHS is also well equipped with smoke detector, emergency exits, CO, and Propane alarms.
In the interiors, there are 2 ports for mounting television. One in the master bedroom and the other one is in the living area. The one in the living area also comes with Bluetooth enabled DVD/radio player. It is also furnished with standard curtains and blinds. The travel trailer is well ventilated and has ample windows proving cross ventilation. It also comes with a diner.
The exterior of the travel trailer comes with a metallic finish and the interior comes with wooden finish and wallpapers. There are also external floodlights along with standard interior comfortable and soothing lighting scheme. The external floodlights help the users immensely during the nighttime while towing or mounting the vehicle. It also gives a clear view of the outdoors during the dark.
The lighting system of Dutchmen Aerolite 242 BHS is also one of the highly-rated and reviewed feature.
The motor unit comes with an automatic standard AC and heating system. The unit is also equipped with washer/dryer connections, plug wirings, and have the same system for phone, refrigerator, air conditioning, and cable.
Recently, an avid RV user who also happens to be a part of a small family with two kids was all praise about the Dutchmen Aerolite 242 BHS model. As per him, the engine, pumps, windows, and the exterior construction is what makes it a must-have in terms of technical specs. Also, the unit is being rated positive by other users due to its family and kid oriented design in terms of storage area, play area, sleeping arrangements, pantry, and interiors. Furthermore, in the technical section, the spare in this model is mounted externally, which makes it extremely easy to use when needed.
It is also in high demand for its modest pricing which ranges between $29,000-$40,000.
Hence, the point to take back home is that the Dutchmen Aerolite 242 BHS is the IT RV in the market these days and is a must-have for the family campers and travelers with kids.