Triple E Introduces 50th Anniversary Edition Class B

Winkler, Manitoba-based Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.

 Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.
Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.

With a full exterior makeover, four different floor plans, and an available 50th anniversary interior package, the new Unity is the culmination of five decades of automotive innovation, according to a company news release.

The new European body design features integrated running boards, LED tail lights, clean aerodynamic lines, and three available paint schemes: the new Euro Sport, White Suede, and Silver.

With fiberglass curved baggage doors with struts and an increased baggage area opening, packing and unpacking has never been easier.

This clean design aesthetic continues to the interior with an optional 50th Anniversary Package. Featuring espresso brown cabinets, gloss cream upper cabinets, white Corian countertops, and in-direct LED lighting, this new look brings luxury to the open road.

 Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.
Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.

Built on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 dual rear wheel chassis, the Unity is powered by a fuel-efficient 3-liter V6 BlueTEC Turbo Diesel with 188 horsepower and 325 foot pounds of torque.

From steep mountain passes to tight city streets, the Unity has the power and agility to take drivers anywhere they need to go with an estimated 18-22 mpg, the Unity packs plenty of punch without sacrificing fuel economy.

Unity pricing starts at $118,495 and full production is anticipated in December.

RVers can get a sneak peak of the new Unity at America’s Largest RV Show at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania from September 10 to 14, 2014, and the California RV show in Pomona, California, from October 10 to 19.

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Triple E Recreational Vehicles

 Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.
Triple E RV is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the redesigned Leisure Travel Van 25-foot Unity luxury touring coach.

Triple E RV is a Canadian manufacturer of Regency Class C motorhomes and Leisure Travel Vans (Serenity, Libero, Unity, Free Spirit, and Free Spirit SS, and Free Spirit TE).

Address: 301 Roblin Boulevard, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada R6W 4C4

U.S. Address (Mailing Only): P.O. Box 68, Walhalla, ND 58282

Phone: (204) 325-4361 or (877) 992-9906 (toll free)

Website: www.tripleerv.com

Leisure Travel Vans

Triple E Recreational Vehicles is the parent company of Leisure Travel Vans

Website: www.leisurevans.com

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Leisure Travel Vans Introduces 2014 Free Spirit TE

Winkler, Manitoba-based Triple E RV introduced the 23-foot Free Spirit TE luxury touring coach in its Leisure Travel Vans lineup. 2014 Leisure Travel Vans Free Spirit TE

Built for convenience and flexibility, the Free Spirit TE features dual sliding doors, room for seven, and two fuel-efficient powertrain options.

Exclusive to Leisure Travel Vans, the 2014 Free Spirit TE offers dual sliding doors, giving passengers unmatched comfort and convenience, according to a company news release.

The coach also offers four Ultraleather seats up front, room for three on the rear sofa, a passenger side screen door, and TVs in both the front and rear.

Upscale amenities include handcrafted solid-wood cabinetry, French-seamed upholstery, and Corian Private Collection countertops.

The attention to detail continues to the exterior, including an optional new roof trim kit that gives the coach an even sleeker look.

Built on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 dual rear wheel chassis, the Free Spirit TE is powered by either a 3.0-liter V6 BlueTEC Turbo Diesel with 188hp and 325 foot-pound of torque or the new 2.1-liter, 4-cylinder BlueTEC Turbo Diesel with 161hp and 265 foot-pound of torque and 7-speed transmission.

The Free Spirit TE provides an estimated 18-22 mpg.

2014 Leisure Travel Vans Free Spirit TE
2014 Leisure Travel Vans Free Spirit TE

The Free Spirit TE also features bi-xenon headlamps, a multi-function steering wheel, front and rear Parktronics parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, collision prevention assist, lane keeping assist, and high beam assist.

The 2014 Free Spirit lineup includes a brand new optional roof trim kit. This new kit hides the roof components and fully integrates the awning to make the Free Spirit one of the sleekest Class B motorhomes on the market.

With MSRPs start at $119,600, the Free Spirit TE begins production in early 2014 and will be distributed throughout Leisure Travel Vans dealers in North America.

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Triple E Recreational Vehicles

Triple E RV is a Canadian manufacturer of Regency Class C motorhomes and Leisure Travel Vans (Serenity, Libero, Unity, Free Spirit, and Free Flight).

Address: 301 Roblin Boulevard, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada R6W 4C4

U.S. Address (Mailing Only): P.O. Box 68, Walhalla, ND 58282

Phone: (204) 325-4361 or (877) 992-9906 (toll free)

Website: tripleerv.com

Leisure Travel Vans

Triple E Recreational Vehicles is the parent company of Leisure Travel Vans

Website: leisurevans.com

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Leisure Travel Vans Introduces 2013 Unity Corner Bed

Winkler, Manitoba-based Leisure Travel Vans introduces the Unity U24MB Class B-plus motorhome that features an electric Murphy bed and considerable storage inside and out of the unit.

Choose from reclining ultraleather theatre seats (shown avove) or a comfortable U-Lounge dinette to complete your living space.
Choose from reclining ultraleather theater seats (shown above) or a comfortable U-Lounge dinette to complete your living space.

German engineered for quality and impressive fuel economy, the Unity U24MB is constructed on a Mercedes Benz 3500 Sprinter Chassis complete with a 3-liter, V6 BlueTEC diesel engine with a gross vehicle weight rating of 11,030.

The Unity U24MB features an industry first—an electric Murphy Bed in a Class B-plus motorhome, the company states in a news release.

By pushing a button, the U-Lounge folds down to form a residential-style queen size bed. In a matter of seconds, users will have a comfortable queen-size bed for a great night’s sleep. The unit also features a 27.5-square-foot bathroom.

The Unity’s exterior appearance is clean, stylish, and aerodynamic. From the contoured walls to the awning style frameless windows to the LED exterior clearance lighting, the motorhome’s Euro design creates a buzz wherever users go.

Styled after contemporary European designs, its curved cabinet doors are available in a choice of sierra maple or cherry finish.

Brushed stainless steel positive locking cabinet pulls ensure that belongings will stay safely in place while traveling. You’ll have a place for everything, and everything in its place.

By pushing a button, the U-Lounge folds down to form a residential-style queen size bed.
By pushing a button, the U-Lounge folds down to form a residential-style queen size bed.

The Unity is fun and easy to drive, whether going through the McDonald’s drive-through or the mall. It can also pull tight U-turns in traffic.

The well thought out layout of the Unity provides ample storage both inside and out for all the items you may need on your journey; you won’t have to leave anything important behind.

All three floor plans utilize every inch of usable space to provide the most capacity. The Unity U24IB and U24TB floor plans even boast an impressive pass-through storage at the rear of the coach—unique feature for a 24-foot Class B+ travel van.

Specifications include:

GVWR – 11,030 pounds

Wheelbase – 170 inches

Length Not Including Spare – 24 feet 7 inches

Width – 7 feet 8.5 inches

Height Including A/C – 10 feet 5.5 inches

Interior Height – 6 feet 5 inches

Fresh Water Capacity – 30-36 gallons

Black Holding Tank Capacity – 29 gallons

Grey Holding Tank Capacity – 37 gallons

Fuel Capacity – 26.4 gallons

Propane Capacity – 13.2 gallons

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2013 U24IB shown in Cherry Cabinetry and Stone decor.
2013 U24IB shown in Cherry Cabinetry and Stone decor.

Triple E RV is a Canadian manufacturer of Regency Class C motorhomes and Leisure Travel Vans (Serenity, Libero, Unity, Free Spirit, and Free Flight)

Address: 301 Roblin Boulevard, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada R6W 4C4

U.S. Address (Mailing Only): P.O. Box 68, Walhalla, ND 58282

Phone: (204) 325-4361 or (877) 992-9906 (toll free)

Website: tripleerv.com

Leisure Travel Vans

Triple E Recreational Vehicles is the parent company of Leisure Travel Vans

Website: leisurevans.com

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RVDA Announces 2012 Quality Circle Awards

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) will honor RV brands built by 13 manufacturers with its Quality Circle Award November 26, prior to opening of the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

According to a news release, these brands/manufacturers received at least 15 dealer responses and scored 80 percent or above for overall dealer satisfaction in the association’s 19th Annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey.

“The DSI Quality Circle Award recognizes the high level of success these manufacturers have had in working with their dealer business partners,” said RVDA Chairman Jeff Hirsch of Kingston, New Hampshire-based Campers Inn.

“Their commitment to continuously improving products and services ultimately helps dealers serve customers better and preserves our industry’s share of consumers’ discretionary dollars.”

The towable RV manufacturers/brands receiving awards are (in alphabetical order by manufacturer):

  • Airstream Inc.
  • CrossRoads RV (Zinger/Z-1/SE/Hampton)
  • Forest River Inc. (Flagstaff travel trailers and fifth-wheels, Palomino RV travel trailers and fifth-wheels, Rockwood/Roo expandables, Sierra/Sandpiper, Indiana-built Surveyor/r-pod)
  • Heartland RV LLC (Big Country/Elk Ridge, Bighorn/Landmark, Cyclone/Road Warrior/Torque, North Trail/Wilderness, Prowler)
  • Jayco Inc. (Eagle/Super Lite/HT, camping trailers, Jay Feather/Select, Jay Flight/Swift/SLX, Pinnacle, White Hawk)
  • Keystone RV Co. (Bullet/Premier, Cougar/X-lite, Passport, Raptor)
  • KZRV LP (Durango, Sportsmen/Sportsmen Classic, Spree/Spree Escape)
  • Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. (truck campers)
  • Prime Time Manufacturing Inc. (LaCrosse/Trace, Crusader/Sanibel)

The six motorized RV brands/manufacturers receiving awards are (in alphabetical order):

  • Forest River
  • Jayco/Entegra
  • Leisure Travel Vans/Triple E RV
  • Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd.
  • Tiffin Motorhomes Inc.
  • Winnebago/Itasca/ERA

When rating the brands/manufacturers, RVDA asks dealers to express, confidentially, their level of satisfaction on eight core issues: Sales support; sales territory; vehicle design; vehicle reliability/quality; competitive price/value; parts support; dealership warranty support; overall dealer communications.

The 19th Annual DSI survey was conducted between April and July 2012.

Four hundred and sixty-one dealers responded to the DSI this year and provided 2,709 brand ratings, an average of nearly six per dealer.

A summary of the DSI survey aggregate results will appear in the November issue of RV Executive Today.

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Your travel life has the essence of a dream.

It is something outside the normal, yet you are in it.

It is peopled with characters you have never seen before and in all probability will never see again.

It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness, and pangs of longing.

But you are like the Vikings or the master mariners of the Elizabethan age, who have gone into a world of adventure, and home is not home until you return.

—Agatha Christie, British mystery writer

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Leisure Travel Vans Introduces Slide-Out Living Room

Winkler, Manitoba-based Triple E Recreational Vehicles, a Canadian RV manufacturer, announces the launch of the single-slide Class B motorhome based on the Mercedes-
Benz Sprinter van.

2013 Leisure Travel Vans Free Spirit SS exterior
2013 Leisure Travel Vans Free Spirit SS exterior

Traditionally, RVs built on the Sprinter van have had limited floor plan designs due to the confined space of the compact van. However, the Free Spirit SS’s large slide-out, which was designed in conjunction with a German aerospace engineer, allows for a very unique floor plan, taking on similar characteristics to the company’s larger Unity Class B+ model.

The all-new Leisure Travel Van Free Spirit SS is the industry’s first Class B van with a full slide-out front living area and three-piece dry bathroom, according to a company news release.

Stepping into the Free Spirit SS, people will immediately be impressed by how open the front living area feels, said General Manager Ryan Elias.

The slide-out is situated behind the driver’s seat, directly across from the sliding entry door. A fold-down sofa bed topped in memory foam is located in the slide out, which conveniently converts to a bed at night.

Moving toward the rear, the European-inspired galley is equipped with gorgeous cabinetry, Corian countertops and quality appliances. Across from the galley on the driver’s side is a wall of ample storage space. From a hanging wardrobe to full size drawers, it is apparent this RV was not just designed for short weekend trips but can easily handle longer, extended vacations, said Elias.

2013 Leisure Travel Vans Free Spirit SS interior
2013 Leisure Travel Vans Free Spirit SS interior

The Free Spirit SS is fitted with a large three-piece dry bathroom equipped with a porcelain toilet, a dedicated and spacious shower, and vanity.

“It’s incredible how spacious the Free Spirit SS feels inside,” claims Elias.

“It really doesn’t feel as though you are in a van. It has a very open feel to it, much more like a wide-body Class B+. Because of the SS’s unique layout, we believe this product will appeal not only to customers looking for a Class B van, but also to people who are looking for something slightly larger, with a little more room.”

Other notable features include an innovative full width sliding screen door allowing for open air living while keeping the bugs out, and a large storage compartment accessible from the van’s rear access doors. Golfers can be rest assured there is ample room for two golf bags with room to spare in the rear storage area.

Technological features include a 22-inch LED TV mounted on a swing-out arm for interior/exterior viewing, a seven-inch in-dash Sony GPS, back-up camera with Bluetooth/iPod/USB connections and dimmable LED lighting.

Leisure Travel Van’s reputation for the highest quality craftsmanship and premium finishes is clearly evident in the Free Spirit SS. Beautifully crafted European styled curved wood cabinetry, sleek modern Ultraleather, and Corian Private Collection Counter tops are featured throughout the coach.

With an estimated 19-22 MPG and a spacious floor plan to boot, the Free Spirit SS is the perfect touring coach for those extended trips, said Elias.

Starting at $124,241 the Free Spirit SS offers buyers looking for the features and conveniences of a larger Class B+ motorhome in a compact, easy to drive van.

The Free Spirit SS will be featured at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Penn., from September 12 to 16, and at the California RV Show in Pomona, Calif., from October 12 to 21.

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Triple E Recreational Vehicles

Triple E RV is a Canadian manufacturer of Regency Class C motorhomes and Leisure Travel Vans (Serenity, Libero, Unity, Free Spirit, and Free Flight)

2013 Leisure Travel Vans Free Spirit SS interior
2013 Leisure Travel Vans Free Spirit SS interior

Address: 301 Roblin Boulevard, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada R6W 4C4

U.S. Address (Mailing Only): P.O. Box 68, Walhalla, ND 58282

Phone: (204) 325-4361 or (877) 992-9906 (toll free)

Website: tripleerv.com

Leisure Travel Vans

Triple E Recreational Vehicles is the parent company of Leisure Travel Vans

Website: leisurevans.com

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Leisure Travel Vans/Triple E Introduce Ambassador Rewards Program

Winkler, Manitoba-based Leisure Travel Vans and Triple E RV introduced a new ambassador rewards program that gives cash to current owners who refer new customers to the company’s brands.

RVers who own a Leisure Travel Van or Triple E RV, and wish to promote their RV brand and the RV lifestyle, may sign up to join the company’s Ambassador Rewards Program.

Upon signing up for the program, RVers will receive an intro kit which includes product brochures of their specific model as well as a number of owner referral cards. These cards will have space for owners to fill in their information. They are intended to be given out anytime the owner shows off his or her recreational vehicle.

For each referral that ends up purchasing a new Leisure Travel Van or Triple E RV and gives the current owner credit for the referral, he or she will receive a reward as a token of the company’s appreciation.

In cases where multiple referral cards are handed to the potential customer, the referral that first took place will receive the reward.

Most of these interactions will happen as current owners are out and about on their travels.

However, from time to time, the company may phone a current owner if there is a potential customer in their area and there is no dealer with stock nearby. There is no obligation, but the current owner could receive credit for displaying their unit to a prospective buyer, the company noted in a news release.

Ambassadors earn the following rewards:

  • First or second purchasing customer = $250 per referral
  • Third or fourth purchasing customer = $500 per referral
  • Fifth purchasing customer = $500 plus two Leisure Travel Van or Triple E RV jackets
  • Sixth or more purchasing customer = $500 per referral

Referrals are cumulative and do not reset at the start of a new year.

Best of all, current customers who sign up to be ambassadors can receive $500 when they upgrade their RVs to another Leisure Travel Van or Triple E RV. It’s like referring yourself, the company noted.

For more information or to sign up for the ambassador program, click here.

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Triple E Recreational Vehicles

Triple E RV is a Canadian manufacturer of Regency Class C motorhomes and Leisure Travel Vans (Serenity, Libero, Unity, Free Spirit, and Free Flight)

Address: 301 Roblin Boulevard, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada R6W 4C4

U.S. Address (Mailing Only): P.O. Box 68, Walhalla, ND 58282

Phone: (204) 325-4361 or (877) 992-9906 (toll free)

Website: tripleerv.com

Leisure Travel Vans

Leisure Travel Van Free Spirit

Triple E Recreational Vehicles is the parent company of Leisure Travel Vans

Website: leisurevans.com

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