The inaugural RVX trade show is currently wowing camping and motorhome fans in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Leisure Travel Vans is there with an RV concept called the Unity Rear Lounge Concept. As with many motorhomes these days, it’s based on the venerable Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis cab. The RV part comes courtesy of Leisure Travel Vans, which combines luxury with plenty of technology and some truly clever packaging for a Super B-class motorhome.
RV connoisseurs will likely notice the sizable lounge area at the rear – hence the name for this particular machine. A large sectional sofa with powered recliners is the cornerstone of this camper, and it spans nearly the width of the RV itself. The area also converts to a large bed, and a 32-inch television is mounted next to a pair of large windows for viewing the great outdoors whilst lounging inside.
Just forward of the living area is a separate stand-up shower with a large door that can also be used to close off the lounge from the rest of the camper. A separate toilet and sink occupies the space across the narrow hall, with the front half of the RV devoted to kitchen and dining. Numerous configurations allow for expanded counter space and a table, and a second bed can be configured up front as well. A second television above the sink offers additional entertainment.
Gallery: Unity Rear Lounge Concept RV
In-between camping destinations, the Unity Rear Lounge Concept utilizes a gamut of Mercedes-Benz driver assist systems and luxury options for front-seat occupants. It’s also fitted with Merc’s MBUX infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen. While at rest, the front seats can also swivel to become part of the Unity’s dining area.
Controlling all the RV’s on-board electrical components is a nifty system called Dometic IoT Solution. Six touchscreens throughout the camper monitor and control everything from lighting to climate control, water tanks, batteries, and LP gas. The system can also be connected to a smartphone or tablet for wireless mobile monitoring and control.
The Rear Lounge Concept is the newest RV in the Unity line from Leisure Travel Vans, and despite being labeled a "concept," the company has said pre-orders are open now, with deliveries expected to commence in the fall.
Source: Leisure Travel Vans
Introducing the Next Generation Unity Rear Lounge Concept
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.
Winkler, Manitoba, March 12, 2019 – Leisure Travel Vans, a brand of Triple E Recreational Vehicles announced today the introduction of a 2020 Unity Rear Lounge Concept. Marking the tenth 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.
Built on the impressive new 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cab Chassis, the Unity Rear Lounge boasts a versatile, multi-functional layout. The highlight of the floorplan is the spacious 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. 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” TV with soundbar, all while enjoying immersive views of the outdoors.”
Inside the compact 25’ 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 an abundance of natural light and immersive views to the outdoors, and a 57” x 75” Murphy bed system transforms the area into a luxurious master bedroom at night. Technology such as a built-in wireless charging pad and touchscreen controls add new levels of convenience to the RVers experience. Forgot to turn off a light or lock the doors? No worries, the touchscreen allows you to control nearly all RV components from either one of the six displays throughout the coach or via an app on your smartphone.
Smart space utilization in the Unity Rear Lounge allows for true 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 premium appliances such as the all-new Dometic 10 Series fridge. The dinette comfortably seats four around a removable table, and conveniently converts into an optional innovative bed system, making smart use of the front swivel chairs. With four seatbelts, the Unity Rear Lounge is perfect for those special trips with the grandkids.
Modern European design and luxurious materials such as Ultraleather®, FENIX NTM®, Corian®, and Schattdecor cabinetry finishes are found throughout. The abundance of accent lighting allows the user to create a multitude of atmospheres, from extra bright to cozy, mood lighting. The futuristic ceiling panels provide soft, diffused lighting, as well as hide and integrate ceiling components for a modern look.
The Unity Rear Lounge is built on the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 Cab Chassis, providing new levels of luxury, comfort, and safety previously not available in a Class C motorhome. Advanced safety features include Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Brake Assist, Active Distance Assist Distronic, Attention Assist, and more. 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” 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,” commented 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.”
In an effort to enhance and simplify the RVers’ experience, Leisure Travel Vans partnered with Dometic to develop the industry’s premier 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 conveniently 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. 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. Scenes can also be 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 the 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,” says Stefan Brosick, Vice President & 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.”
PRE-ORDERS STARTING TODAY
The Unity Rear Lounge Concept will be available for pre-order at Leisure Travel Vans dealerships starting today, with deliveries beginning in fall 2019.