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Favorite features on our new RV

We have owned our new Leisure Travel Van's Unity FX for about three weeks now and have already identified a whole bunch of features that we really like.

In this video, we show you what has impressed us so far as we tour the inside of the motorhome, showing you the color scheme, the slide out, how the Murphy Bed sets up, the auto leveling system, the back-up camera (which unfortunately only works when the transmission is in reverse), the built-in safe and other features.

We also demonstrate how this 25-foot long, seven-foot, 10-inches wide RV fits in regular parking spots.

Other than replacing the standard lead acid batteries with some deep cycle AGMs and installing a clock and indoor-outdoor thermometer, I haven't even added any of my favorite gadgets yet, like a cell booster, my ham radio gear and other little personalization extras.

Again, we purchased this unit just three weeks ago, so there's lots more we need to learn about it.  But we've been getting a lot of questions about it and requests for a tour, so here it is. 

The only disappointment so far is that back-up camera which can not be turned on unless the transmission is in reverse.

On previous Mercedes Benz Sprinter models, it could be manually activated as part of the dashboard systems setting. On the 2019 Sprinter cutaway chassis that our unit is built on, this feature is not available.

Mercedes says it was for safety reasons. Does that then mean that the other models are “unsafe?” It seems to me that being able to see what is behind us on the road would increase safety, not decrease it. I'm betting that Mercedes will revisit this on future builds. But on ours, the super high resolution camera only works when in reverse. I'm researching how to add a third party, on-demand wireless camera. I'll let you know what we discover.

Bottom line is, three weeks in as owners if this brand new 2019 Leisure Travel Vans Unity FX, we are very happy campers.

Here's the video…

Be sure to stick around till the very end of the video to help Jen with a decor decision!

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2019-04-11

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

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