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12 • RV PRO • October 2020 rv-pro.com 7,000 people viewed the event. He answered questions for more than an hour, and the accompanying video had 50,000 views in the first day. More than 500 people completed a build-and-price exercise during his presentation. Murphy Bed Concept Proves a Winner Similar in concept to the Unity RL introduced in early 2019, it's easy to see how the Wonder version attracted so much attention. The rear lounge's centerpiece is a sectional sofa with two lounge chairs and built-in footrests. A trio of large windows admit in lots of light at the rear of the coach. The piece de resistance, of course, is the company's well-known Murphy bed feature. LTV, in 2009, was the first to offer such an arrangement in a Sprinter-based Class C, according to Corrigal, and the company has an American to thank for it. "Al Yoder, a longtime Jayco executive, had been friends of 1965 P.W. Enns, the founder of Triple E, operated a plumbing and heating business in Winkler, Manitoba. While serving on a volunteer trip to Elkhart, Ind., Enns realized an opportunity in travel trailer manufacturing within Canada. He enlisted his two sons-in-law, Peter Elias and Phil Ens, and together they manufactured their Triple E/ Leisure Travel Van employees are pictured in front of the company's headquarters in Manitoba, Canada, in this photo from 2015, when the business celebrated its 50-year anniversary. (Photo courtesy of Leisure Travel Vans) Triple E/Leisure Travel Vans Timeline at a Glance 1972 Fire spread through Triple E's factory, destroying the entire operation, tragically claiming the life of the company's general manager of the motorhome division. The company would later rebuild. 2008 Triple E acquires Leisure Travel Vans, a manufacturer of Class B motorhomes, which is also located in Manitoba. Notably, in 2002, Leisure Travel Vans was the first travel trailer. Triple E was incorporated in October of that year. 1967 Canada's first motorhome prototype, "The Caravan," was constructed on a salvaged Ford truck chassis. Built on a 1-ton pickup, the prototype was constructed to be 22 feet in length and equipped with a shower, a toilet, an oven, a refrigerator and wall-to-wall carpeting. first North American manufacturer to produce a Class B motorhome on the 21.5-foot Mercedes- Benz Sprinter 2500 cargo van chassis. 2010 Triple E and Leisure Travel Vans consolidate into one operation. Triple E decides to exclusively focus on the Class B and Class C motorhome markets. 2015 Triple E celebrates its 50-year anniversary.

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