2012 MVP Destiny 355RE Review
A feature-rich fifth wheel
Designed with the live-aboard camper in mind, the Destiny comes in four different floorplans. We’ll bring you onboard the 355RE, a roomy and full-featured model. The 355RE measures in with an overall length of 37' 8”, overall width of 96”, and overall height of 12’10”. It has a GVWR of 15,500, dry weight of 11, 839 lbs, cargo capacity of 3,670, and hitch weight of 2,790. In the way of water, it has a fresh water capacity of 75 gallons, gray water capacity of 90 gallons, and black tank capacity of 45 gallons. As well, it has a 15,000 BTU air conditioner and 40,000 BTU furnace.
Let’s start off by talking construction. Built on a powder coated 12” steel rolled I-beam frame, the Destiny fifth wheel is built using double welded aluminum framing, high-gloss gel coated fiberglass with dual layered substrate, 2x3 double welded aluminum framed laminated floor and 5/8” laminated seamless decking. For a smooth ride, it comes equipped with Equa-Flex suspension and 16” aluminum wheels.
No matter what the season is, this MVP fifth wheel has got you covered. Its laminated sidewalls, end walls and floors use high density block foam insulation, while its dual layered fiberglass insulated roof comes with a 3/8” thick decking. On top of that, the Destiny features additional Reflectix insulation barriers in your floor and ceiling to handle the extreme weather. Its fully enclosed underbelly and the termination valves are enclosed, and its holding tanks are heated by the furnace through forced heat using 2” ducts.
Destiny features a 5” galvanized steel truss roof system 16” on center. The roof also includes aluminum radius transition moldings, 3/8” decking, fiberglass insulation, aluminum wrapped air conditioning ducts and an additional Reflectix insulation barrier for your four season use.
The Destiny’s fiberglass aerodynamic front cap is engineered to maximize fuel economy by reducing the drag coefficient. You’ll also get the maximum turn radius and an incredibly large front wardrobe, thanks to its design. And for late night hookups, this fifth wheel has two “Direct Vision” LED hitch lights to help you see in the dark.
Other exterior features of note include front and rear power jacks, outside speakers, exterior shower with hot and cold water, power awning, and universal docking station.
The Destiny’s interior décor is accented with solid Maple doors and drawers, oil-rubbed bronze hardware and decorative light fixtures – just like you’d find at home. Cold crack resistant linoleum flooring and residential grade carpeting designed for high traffic areas with increased fiber weight, density and twist ratings is easy to clean, thanks to a central vacuum system with Sweepway inlet. Other bonuses you’ll love include 6' 7" tall living area slide outs, oversized overhead cabinets and a systems monitor panel.
In the living room, you’ll notice the advantages of a deeper slide room. This means that your furniture won’t stick out into the living area or overlap other furniture. For your viewing pleasure, the Destiny comes with a 40” LED/HD TV and 5.1 Dolby Digital stereo system with surround sound theater speakers and a dedicated sub woofer. You can also choose to upgrade with a 5100 BTU electric fireplace with multiple settings. As well, its plush residential 74” sofa with queen air bed mattress and a storage drawer at the base offers extra sleeping space for overnight guests. The Destiny’s freestanding dinette table has an extension as well as additional flip up storage, both in the table and on all four chairs.
In the kitchen, satisfy your craving with a long list of features. In the way of appliances, it comes with a large 8-cubic foot refrigerator with adjustable thermostat and pantry and dual ovens – a 30” convection/microwave oven over the range and a 22” conventional oven below. Corian countertops and backsplashes give the kitchen style, while a deluxe single lever pull-out faucet and deep XL double bowl stainless steel sinks with flush Corian sink lids add practicality.
The master bedroom is a dream come true. The full walk-around king-sized bed has a pillow top mattress, direct view reading lights, and luxurious four star bedding. Store essentials in the solid hardwood dressers and night stands, and watch your favorite shows on the 24” LCD TV with dedicated DVD player before going to sleep. There are also accessible 110V outlets on each side of the bed and room for a stackable washer and dryer.
The Destiny’s bathroom is well appointed with dual sinks, mirrors and lighting, and hardwood cabinets with Corian countertops. It also comes with one-piece radius fiberglass shower with glass shower door, 40" high vanity with mirrored medicine cabinet and a porcelain toilet with foot pedal toilet.
The 2012 MVP Destiny 355RE Fifth Wheel retails for around $77,251. For more information, visit http://www.mvprv.com/.