2014 Evergreen Tesla Toy Hauler T3212 Review
Room for six people and all your outdoor toys
Available in three floorplans, we chose the T3212 because its spacious interior makes travel easy for big groups. It has an exterior length of 37’10”, exterior width of 102”, and interior height of 13’1”. The T3212 has a gross vehicle weight rating of 17,000 lbs, hitch weight of 2,700 lbs, total dry weight of 12,200 lbs and payload of 3,200 lbs. For water, the T3212 has a fresh water capacity of 174 gallons, gray water tank capacity of 70 gallons, and black water tank capacity of 40 gallons.
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Built with Evergreen’s vacuum-laminated technology, the Tesla is designed to be reliable under the toughest conditions – whether you’re hiding from the heat or the rain. The Tesla sits on a full aluminum structure and its welded aluminum sidewalls are vacuum laminated. It features LED exterior lights and a heavy duty, 8 ft. 3,000 lb. ramp door. Pass-through storage compartments are lit. Carried by nitrogen-filled tires, Evergreen is confident in the performance of its RVs – the Tesla comes with a one-year Limited Warranty, three-year Limited Structural Warranty, and 12-year Roofing Materials Warranty. Drivers also receive one-year free Roadside Assistance Program.
When you walk inside, you’ll be standing on a padded “No Crack” vinyl floor. Composite inner shell walls feature cabinetry and the solid wood doors are screwed and glued. Light switches are mounted on the walls and the interior passage doors have a raised panel. Residential-style furniture in the Tesla is upholstered. To make life easier, you can request a central vacuum, equipped with cleaning tools and a dustpan. This will probably come in handy if you plan on riding your toys in the mud and dirt.
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Before you head out on your dirt bike or ATV, head to the kitchen first. Equipped with the essentials, you can easily make meals as fancy or as fast as you want. Store food in the double-door refrigerator, which can be upgraded to a 12-cubic-foot four-door model. The stainless steel three-burner range – oven included – compliments the stainless steel full size sink, equipped with a gooseneck faucet. Under the Live Wire Package, you’ll get a 30” over-the-range microwave, raised hardwood cherry doors, and Corian kitchen countertops.
If you’re entertaining guests then you’ll definitely impress them with the residential-style entertainment center. With the High Voltage package, you’ll get an LED TV, four marine-grade speakers, and kicker “Get Amped” interior speakers. You’ll also get a 6.2” digital TFT LCD touch screen. If you want to curl up on the couch with a book then turn on the electric fireplace and unwind. If you don’t like messing around in the kitchen, then throw something quick in the microwave. The “No Slam” plywood drawers – complete with full extension ball bearing guides – will make cooking less noisy.
Tesla’s bathroom is no castle – but it’s more spacious than many of its competitors. The shower/tub has full surround, which means you don’t have to mop after you bathe. A large skylight ensures you don't have to waste electricity when showering in the middle of the day. With a hand sprayer in the tub and a recessed vanity light by the large medicine cabinet, the bathroom almost feels residential. Of course, this is a toy hauler, not a home in The Hills.
When you need some alone time, escape to the Master Bedroom. Take a nap on your 80” innerspring Denver pillow top mattress or turn on the reading lights and read a book. If you’d rather watch TV, the bedroom is equipped with a TV jack so you can request an LED TV. For extra storage you can lift the bed, which is also equipped with gas struts.
Luckily for your friends, they don’t need to crash on the floor. Instead, they can use the guest room, which has two 54” sleeper sofas and a Queen bed above. This room comfortably sleeps four people.
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Last but not least, let’s talk about the garage. You can request a power fan with a rain sensor and thermostat, which will come in handy if you’re doing a lot of outdoor activities. You can also get a pull-down garage door screen or a garage screen wall. If you plan on spending a lot of time in the garage, then request an LED television – You won’t have to fight roommates for the remote control. If you’re travelling for long periods of time, then request three-season patio doors with removable tinted windows.
The Evergreen Tesla Toy Hauler T3212 sells for around $99,000. For more information visit: http://www.goevergreenrv.com/.