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RV Tips, Upgrades and Customizations

My 2016 Leisure Travel Vans Unity, aka The Traveling Cat Adventure Vehicle

I have a 2016 Leisure Travel Vans “Unity 24TB” (Twin Bed) 25 ft. campervan/RV, built on a 2015 Mercedes Sprinter diesel-powered chassis.  While the Leisure Travel Vans build lacks somewhat in some of the technical features I wanted, the rest of the craftsmanship, aesthetics and build quality are fantastic.  (Here’s more on how I came to buy this unit and here’s a page of my shopping/comparison notes.)

I’m maintaining this page to share information about the various upgrades and customizations I learn about and make to hopefully help others wanting to do similar things.  Another great source of information for all sorts of Sprinter-based camper vans is the Sprinter-Source forum and specifically for Leisure Travel Vans and the Unity, see the Sprinter-Source Unity subforum.

I’m now offering this vehicle for sale with most of these documented upgrades.
Click here for details.

 

I should clarify that Darlene and I used this RV almost always “dry camping” (or “boondocking”) without hookups for water or electricity.  While this sometimes involves staying in state or national park campgrounds, we much prefer camping out on open land in national park, forest or BLM lands.  (Here’s a tag to all my posts on our RV travels.)

We’ve had a good time with the Unity, but our two biggest wishes were to 1) have internal storage for our mountain bikes and 2) downsize to a smaller, more off-road-capable camper van that would also allow us to park more easily in metro areas.  We did take the Unity out on dirt roads a lot but we were often of course constrained on just how rugged the road could actually get with a vehicle of this size and length.  Same goes for parking in the city sometimes.

Alright, on to the tips, fixes, upgrades and customizations:

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