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rv-pro.com July 2019 • RV PRO • 67 Notably, the upstart ModVan was up against many established competitors, including the Winnebago Revel, Winnebago Tra- vato Pure 3, Leisure Vans 2019 Wonder Rear Twin Bed, and the Coachman Galleria 24 A. "I was surprised by the honor," Tezza says. "But I applied because I knew based on the research I had done, the CV1 was unlike anything else out there." Why the CV1 Stands Out What is the CV1? At first blush, it may not be what immediately comes to mind when people think of an RV or camper. It is a cargo van with a V6 fuel-efficient engine equipped with RV components. It drives like the family SUV or minivan. And though it's not as large as the 26-foot Class C the Tezza's started out with, it offers ample room for up to five passengers. It also can be customized; users have a choice of exterior paint colors, leather seat colors, cabinet trim and wall upholstery. The base for the CV1 is the Ford Transit T350 full-size van, which offers a modern spaceframe-based chassis and a high-tech, twin-turbo, direct-injection engine. Tezza says the Transit is easy to drive, gets good gas mileage and is easy to park, and it can be serviced anywhere Ford vehicles are maintained. The floorplan offers plenty of options, too. The CV1 features ample storage, heating and electrical features and a pop-up PHOTOS COURTESY OF MODVAN The ModVans 1.0 team is pictured in front of the first production CV1, just prior to the company's first customer delivery in June 2018. Pictured are (left to right): Mike (Burley) Burleson, Mike Pohmisano, Laurie Tezza (with Leila), PJ Tezza (with Ginger) and Rachel Tezza. Versatility is a big selling point for the ModVan CV1, which can be used as an RV, a cargo hauler and a family vehicle.

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