Leisure Travel Vans unveils next generation Unity rear lounge concept

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WINKLER, Manitoba — Leisure Travel Vans announced today the introduction of a 2020 Unity rear lounge concept.

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Unity product line, the Concept represents a decade of product innovations and sets the stage for the next generation of the Unity, the release noted.

Built on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cab chassis, the Unity rear lounge boasts a multi-functional layout highlighted by a rear lounge with a residential-like sectional sofa, Murphy bed, entertainment unit, and near floor-to-ceiling windows.

“We are thrilled to add another unique floorplan to the Unity lineup,” said Angelo Natuzzi, lead product designer at Leisure Travel Vans.

“The spacious lounge area with three large windows, sectional sofa and power recliners truly emulate the comforts of home while being surrounded by nature,” he added.

“Read a book on the power-reclining sofa chairs, set up a mobile workstation with the removable swivel table, or watch a movie on the 32-inch TV with soundbar, all while enjoying immersive views of the outdoors.”

Inside the compact 25-foot Unity rear lounge, the innovative dual-zone floorplan presents 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 provide natural light and views to the outdoors, and a 57-by-75-inch Murphy bed system transforms the area into a master bedroom at night.

Technology such as a built-in wireless charging pad and touchscreen controls offer convenience. Forgot to turn off a light or lock the doors? No worries, the touchscreen allows users to control nearly all RV components from either one of the six displays throughout the coach or via an app on a smartphone.

Small footprint, big on space

Space utilization in the Unity rear lounge allows for dual-zone living areas. Up front, those who enjoy cooking on the road will enjoy the large galley with aluminum-framed cabinet drawers, large Corian countertop with flip-down extension, and appliances such as the all-new Dometic 10 Series fridge.

The dinette comfortably seats four around a removable table, and converts into an optional bed system, making use of the front swivel chairs. With four seatbelts, the Unity rear lounge is perfect for those trips children.

European design and materials such as Ultraleather, FENIX NTM, Corian and Schattdecor cabinetry finishes are found throughout.

The accent lighting allows users to create a multitude of atmospheres, from extra bright to cozy mood lighting while the futuristic ceiling panels provide soft, diffused lighting, as well as hide and integrate ceiling components for a modern look.

All-new Sprinter cab chassis

The Unity rear lounge is built on the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 cab chassis. Advanced safety features include active lane keeping assist, active brake assist, active distance assist distronic and attention assist.

In addition, the Sprinter 3500 chassis is equipped with LED performance headlights, power/heated/swivel seats, and the all-new MBUX infotainment system featuring a 10.25-inch touchscreen with intelligent voice control, navigation and a wireless charging port.

“We’re excited to see many of the advanced safety features and technology previously only available in luxury automobiles make it into an RV chassis,” said Ryan Elias, general manager at Leisure Travel Vans. “These features further enhance the driving experience and complement the new technology found throughout the Unity rear lounge concept.”

Dometic IoT touchscreen

In an effort to enhance and simplify the RVers’ experience, Leisure Travel Vans partnered with Dometic to develop a smart RV system.

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 located throughout the coach which control and monitor the RV’s electrical components including lighting, climate control, awnings, water heater and tanks, water pump, batteries, inverter status, and LP gas.

Users can view multiple functions at the same time via the flexibility of Dometic’s modular screen design. RVers can even customize comfort controls as well as set scenes that can run multiple tasks at once or automated to run at specific times throughout the day.

Intelligent predictive monitoring provides a forecasted view of the system’s usage indicating when critical resources are reaching their limits. For a connected user, the system can be controlled remotely from a smartphone or tablet.

“Together, we have been able to build not only a system, but a solution that gives RVers the experience, ease of use, and flexibility they are expecting,” said Stefan Brosick, vice president and general manager of Dometic RV OEM.

“The Dometic IoT is the intuitive design that RVers have been asking for and we are excited to be able to deliver an exceptional product on a quick timeline,” he added.

The Unity rear lounge concept will be available for pre-order at Leisure Travel Vans dealerships starting today, with deliveries beginning this fall.

SOURCE: Leisure Travel Vans press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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