Canada’s Leisure Travel Vans (LTV) – part of Triple E Recreational Vehicles - announced yesterday that they will debut a ground breaking Class B motorhome with a lateral slide in the Fall of 2012. The $119,470 ($124,241 CAD) 22-foot-long “Free Spirit SS,” which utilizes the German Mercedes-Benz 3500 Sprinter van chassis equipped with a V6 turbo diesel, not only features a lateral slide but also incorporates a 3-piece “dry” bathroom equipped with a porcelain toilet, shower and vanity. The spacious interior coupled with the vehicle’s estimated 19-22 MPG makes the Free Spirit SS a serious contender for the title of best North American compact Class B RV.
The German designed rack and pinion fibreglass slide – which is situated behind the driver’s seat, directly across from the sliding entry door – has helped create an exceptionally spacious interior living area. The slide, which merges seamlessly with the coach body, features a frameless window and a fold-down Ultraleather™ sofa bed (54x80 inches) topped with memory foam which converts to a bed at night. The built-in drawer beneath the sofa contains a pedestal table which can be erected in just a few seconds as and when needed (an optional pedestal table that fits between the two captain’s chairs is also available).
The European-inspired galley is enhanced by walnut and white chocolate cabinetry and Corian® countertops and comes equipped with a convection microwave, stainless steel sink, fridge/freezer and 2-burner stove. Across from the galley on the driver’s side is a wall of cleverly designed storage cabinets, including a hanging wardrobe and full size drawers.
Other notable features include a 16,000 BTU furnace, 600 watt inverter, an innovative full width sliding screen door and a large storage compartment that’s accessed via the van’s rear doors. A variety of extras can be added to the unit to provide an enhanced off-the-grid camping capability including a 2.5 KW LP generator.
Additional Information: Triple E Recreational Vehicles/Leisure Travel Vans, 301 Roblin Boulevard, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada, R6W 4C4 • Tel: 1-204-325-4361 •