What’s new in the world of RVs 2019? This list takes a look at 9 must-see RVs from some of the top manufacturers, all available in Canada.
1Lance 650 Truck Camper
Designed specifically for half ton pick-up trucks with 5′ and 6′ beds, the 650 is a high quality full featured lightweight truck camper, built for the active lifestyle with 100 per cent Lance DNA.
Standard equipment includes class leading standard features like aluminum frame construction, radius acrylic tinted thermopane euro windows, tankless water heater, ducted heat, one-piece PVC roof, bluetooth/app enabled audio system, lite-ply framed cabinets and available features including power awning, keyless entry, A/C and microwave. The 650 is the perfect match for today’s popular half-ton pick-up trucks.
Lance Camper Mfr. Corp. has been in business for 54 years and has earned the distinguished RVDA DSI Award for the 17th time this year.
With new upscale details throughout, the No. 1 selling Class C diesel in North America offers the freedom to live large in a compact coach.
Combining freedom with comfort, the View has been completely redesigned inside and out for an unparalleled C-class experience and features the all-new SuperShell Sleeper Deck that provides premium thermal and acoustic insulation, advanced Mercedes technology, new and upscale residential amenities, and numerous features to extend off-grid capability with industry leading holding tanks, standard 200-watt solar and a 2,000-watt inverter.
The interior is filled with amenities – such as the innovative hybrid cooktop, lighted galley drawers and industry-leading sprung cushion dinette and sofa seats. The View showcases the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis features such as brake assist, lane keeping assist, LED headlights and adaptive cruise control.
3Leisure Travel Vans Unity Rear Lounge
Built on the all-new Sprinter Cab Chassis, the Unity Rear Lounge Concept features a first-of-its-kind innovative layout with two separate living areas, Murphy bed, completely redesigned modern interior, and a host of new technology including the all-new Dometic IoT touchscreen solution.
The innovative dual-zone floorplan features a spacious rear living area equipped with an entertainment unit and residential-like sectional sofa where two power recliner seats with built-in footrests provide personalized comfort at the touch of a button. Near floor-to-ceiling windows offer an abundance of natural light and immersive views to the outdoors.
The all-new Dometic IoT Solution allows users to control and monitor their RV’s components with the touch of their finger. Six touchscreens are conveniently located throughout the coach which control and monitor the RV’s electrical components
4Venture Stratus SR261VRK
“The brand-new Stratus is the culmination of engineering, sales and production efforts, and I’m so proud of our team for making it happen,” said Aram Koltookian, president. “Stratus is resonating with younger RVers, who want lighter, greener products.”
“The urban vibe really comes across,” said Dave Boggs, Venture RV general manager. “Stratus is a statement-maker, with bright-colored gel-coat fiberglass that works well with the lighter cabinetry. There’s an element of playfulness and fun. Customers love all the clever storage opportunities: the cabinet end compartment, the hollow table, the bench and the corner seat, the headboard, the stow-and-go dinette storage bins … There’s even a doggie dish cubby and a handy wall-mount bottle opener that doubles as a doggie tie down.”
The Stratus SR261VRK is stacked with practical standard features, like mixed light and dark woodwork, a flip-up entry step, queen bed, walk-in pantry, deep stainless-steel under-mount sink with pull-down sprayer, drop-in cooktop with glass cover that extends counter space, and seamless solid surface countertops.
5Travel Lite RV EVOKE
Travel Lite’s engineers wanted to bring a lightweight, travel trailer to the market with never before seen luxuries and safety features. The EVOKE features Equa-Flex suspension, 102” wide stance axels, and Michelin tires to ensure that your EVOKE stays planted and stable to keep your family safe while traveling. The EVOKE is full of innovative technologies like durable infinity woven vinyl flooring and customizable LED lighting.
Also included are: curved overhead cabinet doors with Soft Close Technology, high-end, stainless-steel appliances that are scratch resistant, LED illuminated bathroom mirror, LED fireplace, a 24’ smart awning and tinted tempered glass doors.
KZ unveiled its Connect lineup of travel trailers just in time for the spring show season. “Dealers are very enthusiastic about Connect,” said Brent Froman, general manager. “It has so many standard features that are optional on other trailers.” Meal prep is easy with the deep under-mount stainless steel sink, and the glass cooktop cover adds counter space. Wider doorways, flush-floor slideouts and LED accent lighting add to the appeal.
Outside, the flip-up entry step provides solid footing and a 71” flip-down storage rack. Indoor campers stay happy, with multi-media stereo, DVD, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, plus LED TV, HDTV antenna and USB ports. New optional theater seating has heat and massage features, and the optional fireplace keeps things cozy.
Besides being stacked with functionality, Connect is just plain gorgeous. Matte interior elements are on point, and maple cabinetry with frosted-glass accent doors make this travel trailer feel high-end. Fiberglass sidewalls are now a sleek silvery titanium, with blue accents and linear graphics.
TAXA Outdoors manufactures mobile human habitats purposefully designed to inspire a journey toward nature. These habitats remind us that we are part of nature, not separate. Thus, the creation of Cricket.
The Cricket is an ultra-light-weight trailer designed for adventure at a moment’s notice. Assisted by our laser cut aluminum skeleton, Cricket weighs a mere 1,732 pounds. You won’t need a pickup to tow it, many four-cylinder tow vehicles will do just fine.
With a 21st century minimalist, quirky design, Cricket’s ample interior features may come as a surprise. In each Cricket there is enough underbed storage and sleeping space (a boat inspired berth below and suspended kids berths above) for a family. Additionally, Cricket features a kitchen, LED lighting, exterior shower, windows framing a panoramic view, and a pop-up roof for optimized ventilation. After your trip, Cricket fits perfectly into your garage awaiting its next adventure.
8Grand Design Transcend Xplor
The all-new Grand Design Xplor is the perfect fit for your dream of enjoying the great outdoors. The Xplor starts at the top of its class by offering customer-focused design, built-in quality, and the industry-leading warranty that is expected from a Grand Design.
The Xplor travel-trailer features QUADSEAL, four layers line the perimeter of the coach for great protection from the elements. A high-performance furnace delivers up to 35,000 BTUs of heating power, giving you a long season of use.
Also featured in the Xplor include universal docking station for an all-in-one location for your hook-ups, a deep-seated stainless-steel sink and solid wood cabinet drawers.
The Tofino represents a bold and progressive outlook with a uniquely sporty sense of style. The agile 17’ 9” chassis lends itself well to the Tofino’s adventurous spirit. Lifting the manual pop-top reveals the 49” x 72” overhead bunk, creating a second sleeping space while opening up the galley and living area. The Tofino embraces minimalistic design yet still features cutting-edge technology such as: two 100Ah lithium coach batteries, 2000-watt inverter, multiplex wiring, touchscreen control panel with remote and real time amperage meter. For those adventures with a lot going on, the Tofino has a lot to work with.
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