Leisure Travel Vans "Unity" made in Winkler, Manitoba has several new floor plans for 2014 plus one with the Murphy Bed and a large bathroom/shower area. We have the 2012 Triple E Regency GT 24 MB which is similar floor plan that we love, but they just discontinued making it to keep the Class B's moving off the assembly line. Their Class B's are so popular they can't keep up other wise. Great company with a quality RV. We have had no problems.
We also have the one mentioned by IAMICHABOD and love it. Privacy at night, venitaltion when needed by just lowering the cab windows and flaps are down, no bugs, seeing out when the flaps are down during the day, and very easy to put on and off. Large magnets hold it in place with pockets fitting over door frame at top of window, and velcro to hold in place around mirror cut outs. Folds up into a compact easy to store small package.
We were at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon this year (2013) from June 5th to June 11th. We had an awesome time!!! We stayed in the Park Campground on site #11 which had beautiful ponderosa pines and through the pines you could just see the edge of the canyon. The days were sunny and in the 70's and down to the 40's at night. This is dry camping, no electric, sewer or water. They do have a dump station by the camp store, separate laundry facilities a short hike down the road, and fresh water for fill ups if needed at the dump station. You can run your generator from 7 to 9 in the mornings and from 6 to 8 in the evenings to recharge your batteries.
The North Rim is not commercial like the south rim. The campground was quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. There is a trail, Transept Trail, to the lodge right below our campsite, about a mile, but is a strenuous climb in places. We had a wonderful meal at the Lodge. Very nice camp store and you can do Wi-Fi from there.
Our Class C is 25 feet and we drove it to Cape Royal,which is an awesome drive with beautiful views.The picture Angle's Window was taken from that drive. Do make your reservations EARLY!!
We loved Capitol Reef, simply awesome with those majestic granite formations rising up from the canyon floor. While you are at Capitol Reef be sure to have a piece of the delicious fruit pies locally made and sold at the Gifford Homestead!!! We stayed a Wonderland RV Park in the Torrey area which was small,32 sites, but very well kept and clean, with lots of green grass which our dog loved.
Bryce Canyon is so beautiful. If possible head there for a sunrise for a beautiful sight. While at Bryce we stayed at Ruby's Inn Campground. Huge over 150 sites, desert like with lots of dirt and gravel but well kept and some trees.
Enjoy your trip, take lots of pictures, and prepare for some cold desert nights in October!!! Average Oct. temps at Capitol Reef are 60's daytime and 20's at night.
We have a 2012 Triple E Regency GT24MB, and we love it. We have had it since Sept. 2011. It is a quality built unit, and we just spent 45 days traveling in it for 6,127 miles out west from TN to CA to WA to MT to Canada and back to Memphis with no problems. My husband is very pleased with the Ford chassis and the power have we have on 8% to 10% steep grades, and it's handling on very curvy mountain roads. We traveled interstates, state and county roads, and narrow back roads. We also drove in bad cross winds, 40 to 50 MPH, numerous times across the desert southwest. We were in temps from 112+ degrees in Needles, CA to 42 degrees at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon where we dry camped for seven days. Needless to say we used the generator, AC, heat pump, and the furnace during our days on the road, and all that great winter insulation in the Regency really helps in the heat as well as the cold. Everything worked flawlessly.
We love the Murphy bed, the small slide with u-shaped lounge, and our large dressing area and residential shower. We have owned a Born Free BFT and a Chinook Glacier, and in our opinion the Regency is a better quality built unit. It is pricy, but well worth the cost, and we have lots of carrying capacity that some of the smaller C's/B+'s don't have, plus ample storage. With its extra insulation, heated tanks, and dual pane windows it's very comfy in cold as well as hot temps. With it's small footprint we do not tow and haven't found the need to as yet. It's easy to park and get around in busy city traffic.
These units are made in Winkler, Canada (Manitoba), and we have toured the factory. We were very impressed with the fit, finish, quality, and attention given to small details of all the units coming off the production line.
At the present the factory is really pushing the Leisure Travel Van units (Serenity, Unity, etc. made in the same factory) which are hot sellers right now. Also current Regency production is being put on hold for now. The problem is with getting chassis from Ford. Ford is working on a new chassis, but it is not available just yet and they are no longer making the E450 and/or V10 engine. Triple E is waiting for Ford to come out with their new chassis and engine to restart production. Check with the factory for current info on this.
Good luck with your search. Van City in St. Louis is where we purchased ours. and they do have a "fly and buy" program you might look into.
We average 10 - 12 MPG with our 2012 Triple E Regency GT24MB that is actually 24 1/2 feet long. It's on the Ford E-450 chassis, and we will have had it since Sept. 2011. We usually travel 65 to 70 on the interstates and often take the scenic routes on state highways and travel the speed limit there. I know there may be doubters out there about this post on the gas mileage we are getting. Maybe we are just lucky and got a great engine or maybe it's my husbands style of driving, but that is what we are getting. Also it may help that we are small in size, 24 1/2 feet, with the bigger Ford engine, E-450, that they use on the larger Class C coaches. We have been from Memphis to Canada, to Louisiana, to South Carolina, through the Smokey Mountains plus many 100 to 400 mile shorter trips. We have been keeping track of the gas mileage along the way. We usually travel with black and gray tanks empty; fresh water at least half full; full refrigerator, pantry, closets, etc.; another words a loaded RV with two people and a 55 pound Basset Hound.
This summer we will put it to the true test on a seven week trip when we head to California, up to Washington, across to Montana, and back home.
I will tell you the Regency is a very well made RV. We have a 2012 Triple E Regency GT24MB, and we are super pleased with our coach. Quality built with beautiful fit and finish throughout, and we have toured their awesome factory where attention is paid to every detail in their coaches. Through the years we have owned a Chinook Glacier, a Pleasureway Excel, and a Born Free "BFT" which are all top of the line quality units. The Regency is a much better built unit in our opinion, and we have had no issues with it since our purchase in September 2011. We have traveled in it from Canada to Louisiana, through the Smoky Mountains, down interstates and two lane twisting roads with 10% grades with no problems. Needless to say "We are happy travelers and campers" with our Triple E coach.
As an added note we purchased ours from Van City in St. Louis. They have a "fly and buy" program. It might be worth looking into. I know while we were there a couple had just flown in from Arizona to pick up their new purchase, the day we were picking up ours. The information is on their site on the internet.
Understand where you are coming from and it is upsetting. We were at Monument Valley two years ago and also had several loose dogs roaming and foraging in the Gouldings RV Campground. One was a very apparent mother of pups and our camping neighbors were feeding her. She trotted in about 6:30 every morning and sat in the road looking at their camper waiting for the handout. The poor dogs have learned that free meals come with the camping people. As said that is the norm on reservations in the West. We were very careful with our Basset Hound, who travels with us, whenever we took him out for walks. Many of these dogs are not vaccinated or cared for and some even looked mangy. As long as we were in Indian County we were very cautious and checked out the surroundings before taking Bogie out.
Triple E provides a spare with all their Class C/B+ coaches. Hope we never have to use it, but we carry all tools, jack, etc. needed to change a tire just in case. We like to travel the roads less traveled, which means service help could be hours away. We also have Good Sam Emergency Roadside Service plus AAA that are a phone call away. If you have ever traveled in the western states there is a lot of DEAD cell phone coverage and that phone call for help could be impossible. Also often when help does arrive they may not have the needed spare for your vehicle. This happened to a friend of ours which meant hours of waiting until the service company returned with the correct spare.
We have a 2012 Triple E Regency GT24MB, and we are super pleased with our coach. Quality built with beautiful fit and finish throughout, and we have toured their awesome factory where attention is paid to every detail in their coaches. Sad to say we didn't get to meet Dean since he was off at an RV show.
Through the years we have owned a Chinook Glacier, a Pleasureway Excel, and a Born Free "BFT" which are all top of the line quality units. The Regency is a much better built unit in our opinion, and we have had no issues with it since our purchase in September 2011. We have traveled in it from Canada to Louisiana, through the Smoky Mountains, down interstates and two lane twisting roads with 10% grades with no problems. Needless to say "We are happy travelers and campers" with our Triple E coach.
I would suggest you go to an RV show or dealer that carries several of the coaches you would be interested in so you could compare and test drive. For instance Van City in St. Louis carries the Leisure Travel Vans, Pleasureways, and smaller 24 foot Triple E Regency's and they have a "fly and drive program". LTV's and the Regency's are both made at the same factory in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada.
We have owned a Born Free "BFT" 22 foot, and a Pleasureway Excel which are good quality units. We now own a 2012 Triple E Regency GT24MB and love it. We would have saved a lot of time and money if we had found this coach years ago. Awesome quality, fit and finish, and with lots of interior space with the small slide and Murphy Bed. Wonderful large shower and bath area, easy to drive, and great for touring as well as extended camping. It is "4-season" rated as well.
Just do lots of research and find what fits you and your pocket book!! Good luck!
We have electric stabilizer jacks on our Regency GT24MB. When you park for the night you level the unit if needed with the lego type leveling blocks, you then put down the stabilizer jacks, and then put out the slide. It's very steady and no rocking at all even with a bouncing Basset Hound at times. We are very pleased with ours.
Triple E just emailed us this. We have the 2012 Regency GT24MB and love it. We thought some of you might be interested in seeing this especially if you are interested in cold weather camping. Also what works for cold weather also works for the summer heat.
Yes!! Triple E is alive and doing well. You might want to check out Triple E GT24MB Regency. Van City in St. Louis carries them as well as the Mercedes version made by Leisure Travel Vans. Leisure and Triple E are made by the same manafacturer. Awesome quality in their units. We have a 2012 Triple E Regency GT24MB, and we love it. We have had it since Sept. 2011. It is a quality built unit and after a year's travels from Canada to LA, and through TN, AR, MS, SC, NC and the Applachian and Smokey Mountains we have had no problems. My husband is very pleased with the Ford chassis and the power we have on 8% to 10% grades and it's handling on very curvy mountain roads.
We love the Murphy bed, the small slide with u-shaped lounge, and our large dressing area and residential shower. They are made in Winkler, Canada (Manitoba), and we have toured the factory. We were very impressed with the fit, finish, quality, and attention given to small details of all the units coming off the production line. We have owned a Born Free BFT and a Chinook Glacier, and in our opinion the Regency is a better quality built unit. It is pricy but well worth it in our opinion and we have lots of carrying capacity that some of the smaller C's/B+'s don't have and ample storage. It has extra insulation, heated tanks, and dual pane windows and can take the northern winters. It's just another option you might want to consider. Good luck in your search!!
The manufacturer of Born Free RVs
has a separate business called Dodgen Mobile Technologies and they build speciality RVs. They do units for dog show people with kennels. I know this isn't a Class B Van, but they do make a 20 and 22 foot RVs that are quality built and might be able to come up with something for you. We had a Born Free Built for Two and when we picked it up at the factory a lady was there picking up her unit she had customized for her show dogs. It was very nice.
Here is the link. Once there go under the "Products" tab and bring up "animal speciality". there are pictures of the interiors with kennels.
Merry Christmas from Bogie the Basset Hound.
A little late, but we hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.
Safe travels and an awesome New Year in 2013.