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November '19

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22 • RV PRO • November 2019 rv-pro.com O P E N H O U S E C O V E R A G E inTech RV Sol Eclipse The panoramic windshield is a staple for many of inTech RVs product lines. "People go on Facebook and upload photos of these picturesque scenes that they're in front of – and it's not marketing or Photoshop work," says Adam Maxwell, CEO of inTech RV. "These are real customers going out there and doing it." The Dawn, which launched last year, is very similar to the Eclipse (with an MSRP of about $27,000). However, by moving the dinette to the rear, the Eclipse opens up immensely. The effects can be felt lounging in the plush dinette that seats up to six adults and facing out above the extra-large kitchen counter, which light bounces off of to create a brighter scene. It helps in appreciating the overall luxury the Eclipse offers: a stainless-steel, farmhouse sink with commercial-grade, pulldown faucet; two-burner LP stove and 3.7-cubic-foot refrigerator by Dometic; indigo lights in all the storage spaces; and curves galore throughout, clearly taking inspiration from European caravans. "It's amazing the amount of time that we spend in these units in the prototype phase," says Maxwell. "Like we start out with just plywood everywhere and boxes." Then it's a matter of using different size nets and cubbies to optimize storage, meanwhile using everyday products RVers may bring with them like cereal and types of dishware. "The front end on this unit changed drastically," he says. "Four or five different times." But the patience and persistence paid off. The 44-inch-long, 29-and-a-half-inch wide wet bath is one of the larger bathrooms in the industry given the Eclipse's interior length of 13 feet and 9 inches. Which is important for Maxwell – one of inTech's founders – who is 6-feet and 2-inches tall. Other amenities include a MaxxAir vent fan, Jensen sound system, High Pointe microwave, solar prep, as well as an optional 10-foot manual awning and rugged Rover package for the exterior. Production for the Eclipse is slated to begin in December, with a retail launch this month. Given its similarity to the Dawn, a lot of dealers were debating between the two, according to Maxwell. "They think that one is going to win over the other. But we feel like they're two different demographics, and that's why you have those people gravitating toward one or the other. And we feel that's a good thing. It expands our potential buyers." What impressed RV PRO: The Eclipse pulls off function- ality without looking plain (read: this unit will turn heads) and weighs in at a max of about 2,800 pounds. At 6-feet and 4-inches standing room, it's a couple inches shorter than inTech's Horizon, but the Eclipse makes up for that with a masterfully engineered design scheme. After various iterations, the inTech designers engineered a layout that expresses a more spacious Sol than previous models with easy access to the Dometic stove and refrigerator and High Pointe microwave.

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