Our Road Test Teams have compiled a series of short previews of the 2022 models – here’s a quick look at what’s new for ’22… Part 1 of 3
Brand New Venture SportTrek ST333VIK is designed for Today’s Campers
Venture’s line of SportTrek lightweight travel trailers are user-inspired, and the ST333VIK is no exception. “We use the slogan ‘Designed for campers, by campers’ because our products are created by product managers, engineers, production staff and sales folks who’s families all actively enjoy the great outdoors and constantly use our products,” Dave Boggs, Venture general manager, noted.
Take the ST333VIK, for example. It sleeps 11, includes an island kitchen, a bath-and-a-half, and an exterior length of 37-feet, 8-inches, and an unloaded vehicle weight of 8,690 pounds. It offers tons of storage opportunities, and generous room for everyone.
ST333VIK indoor features include an entertainment center with fireplace, a 70-inch sofa, and a 42-inch grand dinette with under-seat removable storage tubs. The back bunkroom includes a 72-inch sofa with an overhead flip-up bunk, as well as another bunk on the door side and a day bed under the rear window, a flip-up desk and a table for extra dining or workstation.
Kitchens boast an island with tons of storage and countertop space, coffee bar/hutch, double-door 10-cubic-foot refrigerator, built-in oven with vented range hood, turntable microwave, recessed 3-burner gas cooktop with glass cover for added counter space, continuous countertops, and a large stainless steel single bowl under-mount sink with pull-down sprayer faucet and roll-away sink cover that drains both food and dishes.
Bedrooms include queen beds and full-length closets with StorMore CPAP-sized nightstands, and both baths offer plenty of storage for everyone.
The exterior of the ST333VIK includes flip-up solid steps, hot/cold shower, and a Campfire Cafes with twin refrigerators, sink, griddle and storage galore. “Without a doubt, the ST333VIK is one of the best, most practical, creative, affordable choices in RVing,” Boggs added.
For more information, please visit www.venture-rv.com/products/sporttrek-travel-trailers/
KZ’s 2022 Connect C272FK Travel Trailer has it All!
Indoors, campers enjoy an entertainment center that includes a 30-inch fireplace! Comfort abounds with the 70-inch sofa and comfortable dinette with under-seat, pull-out, stow-and-go storage bins.
Kitchens include an 8-cubic-foot stainless steel gas/electric refrigerator, 3-burner range with glass cover and oven, microwave, generous stainless steel sink with high-rise faucet and roll-away draining sink cover, walk-in pantry and tons of counter space. “Connect offers many features as standard, that other manufacturers only offer as options,” stated product manager Nick Francis.
The C272FK’s bath includes a walk-in corner shower with surround, sink, medicine cabinet, linen closet and porcelain foot-flush toilet. Bedroom boasts a king bed with gas struts on the bed base and high-thread-count quilted reversible king bedspread, as well as his-and-her double wardrobe.
Outside features include the fiberglass front cap with windshield, flip-up solid steps, friction-hinged Screenshot door, two-inch accessory hitch, and huge 20-foot awning.
“And with a 2-year warranty, an exterior length of 31-feet, 1-inch, an unloaded vehicle weight of 6,780 pounds and the ability to sleep five, what’s not to love,” Francis added. “The Connect C272FK really does have it all!”
For more information please visit www.kz-rv.com/travel-trailers.html
Fleetwood RV – Frontier 36SS
The Frontier, a Class A diesel, is an all-new, triple-slide model packed with innovations and indulgences. Owners will appreciate the coach’s full flat floor, large luggage bay doors and massive basement storage. The master bedroom suite has extra space around the king-sized bed and a dedicated console for CPAP storage. The Aqua-Hot® 250D tankless water heater delivers unlimited hot water and eliminates the need for propane onboard. Upgraded standard features include an electric fireplace, solid vinyl Tarkett® flooring, all the amenities of a home kitchen plus an Adap-Table® Dinette. When flush against the wall, it’s a convenient workstation or breakfast bar. By swinging the dinette out, it hosts a dinner party for four.
Base MSRP $340,634 US – For more information please visit www.FleetwoodRV.com
Lance – 960 Truck Camper
“Designed based on input from experienced truck camper owners from across the country, the all-new Lance 960 combines the most desired must- have features, holding tank capacities and functionality. From the non-slide floor plan to the most comfortable seating arrangements in the industry, the 960 delivers in every category!”
Base MSRP (which now includes many previously optional features now standard) = $37,549 USD
For more information, please visit www.lancecamper.com
Leisure Travel Van – Unity FX
The Unity FX puts the power in your hands, with innovative ways to cleverly customize your dual living spaces throughout the day. The innovative Leisure Lounge System offers multiple configurations for dining, relaxing, and sleeping. A second rear lounge with a residential-style sectional sofa provides even more living, working, and entertainment space, even while the luxurious Murphy bed is used. Wherever and however you explore, the Unity FX will fill every moment with comfort.
Leisure Travel Van – Wonder Rear Lounge
Built on the impressive Ford Transit Chassis, the Wonder Rear Lounge features an innovative layout with two unique multi-purpose living spaces, creating a coach that easily adapts to your lifestyle and needs. Adjacent to the generous galley, find a removable front dinette that comfortably seats four and easily converts to a second bed (optional) for overnight guests. At the rear, a residential-style sectional sofa with two built-in lounge chairs and near floor-to-ceiling windows transforms into a luxurious master bedroom, thanks to a modern Murphy bed system.
For more information, please visit https://leisurevans.com/
Nexus RV Rebel 4×4
The Nexus 4×4 Rebel is manufactured exclusively on the International® CV™ Series commercial-grade truck chassis, boasting an industry leading 350-HP, 6.6L Turbocharged V8 and 700 lb. ft. torque. The 4×4 International® CV™ Series also boast a massive best in class 22,000 lbs. GVWR.
This allows Nexus to build the Rebel’s superstructure out of STEEL rather than aluminum. Additional advantages found on Rebel’s CV™ Series include a 50 degree wheel cut, an upgraded braking system with Bosch split system traction control and four-channel ABS, an Allison 6-Speed automatic transmission, a heavy duty front axle, an extra heavy duty forward tilt hood for easy access, a Meritor® gear driven 4×4 transfer case, engine block heater, 65 gallon fuel tank, a massive 15,500 lb. hitch, International’s DRIVERFIRST™ console, dashboard controls and infotainment display as well as International® Truck’s legendary severe duty testing.
The construction of the Nexus RV exceeds the industry norms, with an all STEEL cage construction that is 72% stronger than aluminum. You will also find construction highlights such as 2 layers of Azdel substrate in the sidewalls & roof. The Azdel product provides three times the insulation value of wood and is 50% lighter, which will help optimize your engine’s performance and fuel economy. Azdel is not a wood material harvested from the rain forest – so it is both “greener” and provides a less that 1% chance of retaining any moisture that could lead to wall separation or mold. Azdel is formaldehyde free, impact resistant, and a sound absorbing material creating a much quieter RV.
To further protect and insulate the RV from the elements Nexus utilizes high grade UV protected automotive window seals. The roof is a pre-stamped metal roof truss system that is further highlighted by the exterior layer of seamless fiberglass as opposed to the normal TPO or “rubber roofs” found in most RVs built today. The steel roof is also designed to incorporate Nexus RV’s Easy-Flow Air Distribution system. This HVAC ducting is a tried-and-true system that provides more evenly distributed A/C throughout the coach as well as helps promote cleaner air and reduce allergens.
For more information, please visit www.nexusrv.com
RoadTrek Play Slumber
The Play Slumber offers sleeping for up to five guests and is the perfect family friendly, entry level coach. Equipped with plush twin beds with adjustable head rests in the main motorhome area that can easily be turned into a king-sized bed when needed and lots of storage throughout the coach. In the slumber pop top area, you will find a large king bed with coil spring system, three large windows and a storage/charging area. Built on the 3500 Ram ProMaster chassis, it offers a practical, reliable, and easy to service motorhome with the added space and convenience of a pop top sleeping area.
2022 Play Slumber MSRP $160,860 CDN
For more information, please visit www.roadtrek.com
Holiday Rambler Armada 40M
The Armada stands out. It’s built on a Freightliner Custom Modular Chassis with the Titan Bridge and a 380 HP Cummins engine. The DriveTech/Optiview™ display and control system makes for a safer driving experience. Inside, the 40M Armada is a dream. The living area has opposing seating with a pull-out full bed. Stainless steel appliances are standard in the kitchen. The appointed master bath features dual sinks, tile shower with seat and skylight, accent lighting, linen closet and stackable washer & dryer. The coach also boasts three 15k BTU roof air conditioning units for ultimate comfort.
Base MSRP $454,507 US – For more information, please visit www.HolidayRambler.com
2022 Sanctuary™ Sprinter Camper Van
With thoughtful floor plans, advanced technology and interiors designed with your family in mind, this isn’t just your home. It’s your Sanctuary™.
The Sanctuary is built on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 4×4 chassis, which means you can depend on your Class B to get you to your new backyard safely, regardless of the weather conditions. Your black alloy wheels and optional off-road tires are perfect for taking that road less traveled. The keyless entry feature is not only convenient, but also keeps you and your fellow travel companions safe.
Driving and parking are simple, making this camper van perfect for those entering the RV lifestyle or looking to downsize. All you have to do is turn on cruise control and get ready for a great ride.
You don’t need just any home away from home; you need a Sanctuary. Find a Sanctuary Class B RV dealer near you, with our Dealer Locator. If you have any questions first, reach out to our Coach Link® Sales Team.
For more information, please visit https://www.thormotorcoach.com/sanctuary/
Gulf Stream Coach – Conquest Class C Model 6320
Turn your family vacations into an adventure in this luxurious yet affordable class C motorhome from Gulf Stream Coach. Built with care and the expertise earned over 35 years of crafting innovative and high quality coaches, this model features “Cradle of Strength®” construction on a reliable and fuel efficient Ford E350 orE450 chassis. Check out the many standard features available in the Conquest Luxury Package – and take a look at this exciting new model at a Gulf Stream Coach dealer in your area.
For more information, please visit www.gulfstreamcoach.com/products/motorhomes/conquestclassc/overview