June '21

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36 • RV PRO • June 2021 rv-pro.com 1,700 pounds. Three floorplans are available: the 14BH (MSRP: $20,999), 14FD (MSRP: $19,999) and 14FL (MSRP: $19,999). The Rove features room for two batteries, allowing RVers the capability for extended stays. The floors avoid a foam construc- tion, which can compress over time with foot traffic, and instead uses a 3/4-inch composite honeycomb material that also offers rigidity to the unit. Exterior storage units are also accessible from the interior, and optional exterior features include speakers and a power awning. Standard are exterior power outlets, LED outdoor lighting, separate flushes for the 30-gallon gray tank and the 5-gallon black tank (not a cassette toilet), and side-mounted air conditioning units (to avoid rooftop units and potential leaking risks). The interior features a standard wet bath with foot-flush toilet, cargo-netted storage (rather than doors for light weighting), and a three-way refrigerator that can be powered by either gas, electric or 12-volt battery. "We're small enough that we can turn on a dime when it comes to design changes and innovations recommended to us from our dealer partners and customers," Lessner says. "It doesn't take an act of Congress – there are really just three of us who make the decisions and we're nimble enough that we can make changes to production inside of a week if we want to. Our operations man- ager, P.J. Reidenbach, is fantastic, and makes things happen. I don't know what we would do without him. "COO and General Manager Ryan Rebar and I are both sales guys, and we can come up with some pretty crazy ideas, and P.J. is there for us to tell us what will and won't work," he adds. "Most Compared to years past, Travel Lite is very dialed in when it comes to its product offerings, according to Lessner. "There's no need for us to expand to larger units and go toe-to-toe with the big guys. Everything we're going to do will be lightweight," he says. Travel Lite's Peak 9 Super Lite Edition truck camper is made for mid-size and half-ton pickups. It features solid wood construction, which Travel Lite says offers the best solution for strength, durability and weight savings compared with the foam and glue composite walls found in some competing models.

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