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Old 08-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default New Leisure Travel Free Spirit SS with a slide out

Leisure Travel has a new model. It is the Free Spirit SS and it has a slide out

http://www.leisurevans.com/freespirit-ss/index.html







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Old 08-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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and a video:

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Old 08-04-2012, 12:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: New Leisure Travel Free Spirit SS with a slide out

Dean is so enthusiastic in that video! Fun to watch. Starting prices are at $119,470 USD or $124,241 CAD.
The fridge looked a bit small given the other generous storage areas for extended travel. 3.8 cu ft is what I think I heard in the video.
Overall, it is a very impressive unit.

What do y'all think about it?
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I've been lurking here for a while as I'm looking ahead to retirement and more traveling.
This Free Spirit SS looks superb!
A dry bath in a B with all that storage make me excited about the innovations in the industry.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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It will be interesting to see how popular it is going to be. In general, front sleepers have fallen from favor, with a few exceptions. It looks like it would be pretty tight getting in and out of the van, or from front to rear, when the bed is up, and, as was mentioned, you have to have the slide out to have the bed, so you always have to get rid of the bed to go anywhere. We are somewhat the exception, I think, but all that "wasted" (in our opinion) space for huge bathrooms makes no sense to us in a van where space is at a premium.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:12 AM   #6
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I can see this appealing to couples downsizing from a Class A or Class C. They'd be accustomed to having a slide-out and no rear windows. There's no choice but to have the slide extended to have a bed. The couch is 54" wide so not long enough for most people to sleep on. It is a similar floor to some older Class B's as booster pointed out (except for the slide-out). An older B would have had a gaucho or jack-knife type bed on the side. Some older B's were 18' long so the 4' gained with the 22' Sprinter allowed them to do more with it.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:37 AM   #7
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Hmm. I'm not into new Class Bs, too pricey. Nevertheless, I feel when this one comes around to my price range, I may not be too interested. Too much of the wrong things, like slide out. Not for my type of travel I'm afraid. If I wanted that and more room, I think I could buy a truck trailer for better price.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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Here's an example of a very similar layout in a 2006 Great West Classic Supreme with a Slide out: http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...php?f=9&t=2283

The larger Sprinter lets Leisure Travel make a unit that is more roomy.
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I haven't paid much attention to the Sprinter Models, mainly because I thought they looked like delivery vans. This Leisure Travel Free Spirit, now that changes my mind! I like the automatic step when the door opens, the screen door and the clean lines inside. It looks like you could move around pretty good. The slide-out and the non-mechaical couch are interesting; the width of the bed, I wonder about. It is nice that either person can get out of bed without disturbing the other, and get around the bottom of the bed. I would like to see a larger refrigerator - the sink in the bath could be eliminated and space gained. I guess I am from the old school, I wash my hands in the kitchen. Out side is clean has good eye appeal. The big gripe would be they have gone back to the stone age and kept that Blue Hose!!! They don't show a macerator as an Option, I wonder if one could be installed. The storage in the rear....I'd have to see it without the golf clubs and tennis junk, then you could envision what we all tend to carry regularly. I wonder where you can carry a cook stove and stuff like that. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a slick looking machine, and probably the way the B industry is heading in the future. Will be waiting to see one in a Park, and get a ten cent tour, and hear the comments of the owner.
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I agree with booster, why waste the extra space on a huge bath when storage is at a premium.

But I want a screen door. Wonder if we can get one for our LTV.
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