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2016 Entegra Cornerstone 45A

An In-Depth Review of Entegra Coach's Flagship Motorhome
Article Date: January, 2016




The 45A floorplan is new for 2016. Our coach was finished in the Mocha decor package with natural cherry woodwork. Every Entegra Coach is fitted with cabinetry built with the finest Amish craftsmanship and the Cornerstone takes this to an even higher level with millwork that features extensive tooling. The ceiling treatment has mirrored insets that surround a decorative LED backlit translucent panel that is framed in cherry woodworking. The porcelain tile floor features an ornate hand laid tile inset in the main living area. All of the cabinetry is fitted with quartz tops and LED lighting is hidden beneath the perimeter edges of all fixed counter tops to provide an attractive look. The Cornerstone uses real Leather furniture with stylish brass rivets for the 82" sofa-bed as well as the cockpit seating.

The passenger side main slideout holds an 82" genuine leather sofa-bed trimmed with brass rivets, a dinette, the residential refrigerator and a large storage pantry.

The driver-side slide holds the desk, entertainment center and galley.

The cockpit area is laid out with the driver in mind. A color monitor displays the rear camera, as well as the two side-mounted cameras that auto sequence with the turn signals. A radio/CD/GPS navigation system is located directly above and uses the Rand McNally GPS software designed for RVs. The dash is finished with burl wood panels and the driver's side console controls the usual array of switches for the engine brake, tag axle dump, auxiliary lighting, step well cover, and power sun visors. The 6 way heated seats are very comfortable and come with power foot rests. The driver's seat footrest has a lockout feature so that it can only be extended when the seat is rotated around to face the living area. The parking brake is mounted on the vertical dash to prevent pets from accidentally stepping on it and releasing the brakes. The Spartan gauges and information center are easy to view through the fully adjustable Smart Wheel, which is also equipped with paddle controls to operate the entertainment system. USB jacks are located in the dash to interface the entertainment system with an iPod or other MP3 player. The Cornerstone also includes the TripTek trip computer system.

/articlepics/73_2016_cornerstone_image-21.jpg The driver's station is designed with comfort and usability in mind

The entertainment center is first class in the Cornerstone. A Bose surround sound system is used to select the various input sources, such as cable TV, satellite TV, Blu-Ray player, off-air broadcasting antenna, dash entertainment system, etc. It then sends the selected source to the four LED TVs located throughout the coach. A 32" TV is located in the front overhead cabinetry, another 32" TV is located in the bedroom area, a 40" TV is located in the exterior enclosure in the patio area, while a 50" 3D Ultra-HD Smart TV is located in the desk. The bedroom TV also has its own Blu-Ray player, a Bose sound bar and the provision for a second satellite receiver or DVR. The off-air antenna is the new Winegard Rayzar Automatic. This unit is located in a domed structure on the roof of the coach and never needs to be raised or lowered. The remote control panel allows you to locate any nearby stations easily and provides a good strong signal. Our coach was equipped with the Winegard Trav'ler automatic satellite dish but an in-motion dome is also available.

/articlepics/73_2016_cornerstone_image-14.jpg The desk features a 50" TV on a power lift mechanism.

One key feature of the new 45A floorplan is a functional desk. This large desk serves many functions and contains an electric fireplace that is flanked by a set of desk drawers, including one designed for hanging file folders. Directly above is a pair of wide storage areas with flip-down drawer fronts that hold the various electronic components for the entertainment center. This is where the Blu-Ray player and any satellite receiver or DVR will be located. It's also the home for the Bose surround sounds system main unit and the controller for the Winegard Trav'ler satellite dish. One key feature of this desk is that it contains the 50" UHD Smart TV that is mounted on a power lift mechanism. This TV is in the perfect location for viewing from within the coach, especially from the couch directly opposite it. When not in use it can be lowered and retracted into the desk, giving a flush desk top and an excellent view out the 60" wide window behind it. A Bose sound bar is part of the surround sound system and is mounted on top of the window valance directly above the TV. The desk features a cutout area for a keyboard or laptop computer and a comfortable desk chair. An optional mantelled fireplace and recliner are available in lieu of the desk.

The desk contains compartments for the entertainment center equipment, a fireplace and desk drawers.

The desk has a retractable keyboard tray for a comfortable work environment.

The galley in the 45A is the largest offered by Entegra Coach and a real treat for any cook. Hardwood cabinets are found above and beneath the quartz surfaced galley. A convection microwave is installed in the overhead cabinetry while the Fisher-Paykel drawer style dishwasher is installed beneath the counter in trimmed with a custom cherry panel. A dual basin stainless steel sink is equipped with quartz inserts that are fitted with a poly cutting board material on the backside so that they can be reversed and used as cutting boards if desired. An induction cooktop is flush mounted on the countertop. A convenient pull-out work area adds additional space for food preparation and is equipped with four deep drawers to maximize storage space. Directly opposite the galley work area is a Samsung 22 cu. ft. residential refrigerator which features an an-door ice dispenser and filtered water dispenser. The fridge is powered through one of the two Magnum true sine wave inverters to allow it to cool its contents when driving or when parked without power. Immediately next to the fridge is a huge pantry area. A pair of large slide-out pantry trays make up the top half of this expansive storage unit while a drawer and large pull-out single pantry make up the lower portion, offering plenty of space for food storage. The dinette is built into a thick buffet cabinet and pulls out to easily make enough table space for four persons. The cabinetry in the buffet also includes a cabinet that can be used for a printer and features a slideout shelf and access to electricity.

/articlepics/73_2016_cornerstone_image-8.jpg The large residential fridge is flanked by a spacious pantry.

The coach's mid bath holds a large mirrored vanity cabinet, a vanity with flush mounted sink and a Tecma macerator toilet. various electronic systems are located behind a side mirror in the vanity and contain the thermostat, Aqua-Hot controls, See Level digital tank monitoring system and the G5 Firefly multiplex wiring system master unit and power distribution center.

/articlepics/73_2016_cornerstone_image-9.jpg The mid-bath contains a macerator style toilet, quartz vanity with recessed sink bowl and a medicine cabinet.

The bedroom's king bed is adorned with a Tempurperdic Cloud mattress, which has been the best mattress we have ever slept on. Small quartz topped nightstands flank the bed and various controls are placed in the bottom of the overhead cabinetry to operate lighting, the large ceiling fan, a remote entry door lock-unlock switch, LED reading lamps and a generator start-stop switch.

/articlepics/73_2016_cornerstone_image-10.jpg The king size bed is fitted with a Tempurpedic Cloud mattress.

The opposite end of the bedroom holds cabinetry that contains a 32" LED TV that is hinged to afford access to a second Blu-Ray player and satellite receiver or DVR. There is plenty of room for storage and a digital safe in also mounted in this area.

/articlepics/73_2016_cornerstone_image-11.jpg The 32" LED TV in the bedroom slide-out is hinged to allow access to storage behind.

Opposite the bed, a slideout contains overhead cabinetry which also holds an LED TV. The lower Corian topped dresser contains a large number of storage drawers as well as a clothes hamper.

The rear bath is a major change from previous rear bath designs. Most rear baths have a 5" step up between the bedroom and bath to accommodate the increased height needed to clear he engine. However, the 45A bathroom floor remains at the same level as the rest of the coach until the last few feet, when it steps up at the rear laundry center and macerator toilet. This gives you maximum height in the main bath area so that even the tallest person can take a shower with plenty of headroom. The spacious 36" x 46" shower if fitted with ceramic tile and a glass shower surround. We found it roomy enough to give our large German Shepherd a bath while both the dog and I comfortably remained inside the shower stall. Opposite the shower is the 46" wide bathroom vanity. A large mirrored medicine cabinet spans the full width of the vanity and provides tons of storage space for necessities. After this point the porcelain tile floor does raise up for those last few feet. The macerator style toilet is located on your right and the stackable laundry center is located in another Amish built cabinet with louvered doors on your left. This then exposes the full width rear wardrobe which is lined with aromatic cedar.

The spacious rear bath contains a vanity with large medicine cabinet and laundry center on the curbside.

The opposite side of the rear bath contains a large tiled shower and a macerator toilet. A full width wardrobe spans the entire rear of the coach.

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