Fleetwood is a long-standing recreational vehicle brand that has been at the forefront of the industry for several generations. They are a leading manufacturer of Class A and Class C coaches based in Decatur Indiana. When Fleetwood decided to build a new Class A Diesel product, Tangent was brought in to work with Fleetwood’s development team to bring a fresh look to the exterior. Drawing on automotive influences Tangent developed a form language that is contemporary yet comfortable to the target demographic.
Tangent designers worked through several 2D designs prior to developing all of the class A CAD surfacing for the front and rear caps and access doors. Tangent was able to coordinate with various Fleetwood suppliers to integrate components ranging from lights, windshield, and cooling package radiators early on in the CAD process. This enabled a reduced development time in which the first prototype was ready for its unveiling at the 2011 RVIA show in Louisville.
Photos courtesy of Fleetwood