If you look up the definition of “recreational vehicle,” you won’t see luxury anywhere expressed or implied. That’s because the leaders of the RV world consider their audience to be utilitarian. Someone who will buy a vehicle because it performs as designed with little regard to pleasantries. The market for Class B vehicles is dominated by only a handful of players who offer variations on a theme. But with more owners choosing to make it their chosen class, luxury should be the first priority.
That is why LCW Automotive Corp. has arrived in the Jetstream. The leaders in luxury limousines, their talents at upholstery and connectivity are next to none. Starting with a one-ton (3500) Mercedes Sprinter chassis (11,300 GVWR) the master coachbuilders get to work. Wood and leather are among the only features not controlled by the integrated iPads. In fact, every aspect not connected to the steering wheel can be activated by your mobile device. Three floor plans offer seating for two, four, or six, the last one featuring a plush queen size bed. Not some power folding gimmick, a real bed with a memory foam mattress. The quality of the materials is evident the moment you step inside. If it looks like wood, it is not a veneer.
Recent advances in battery technology have been pioneered by the hybrid car market. But until now, no RV manufacturer has chosen to adopt them. A roof of solar panels has allowed LCW to have them work in conjunction with the engine compartment mounted generator. You can rest undisturbed in the insulated cabin, and your neighbors will enjoy peace & quiet. Big water tanks allow for showers inside and out, with enough to wash up after a day of fun. The living space can be expanded with an exterior zip-out screened room.
Bult alongside the Limo production line, the builders were excited to learn they wouldn’t have to chop a new car in half and start from scratch. Their artists think nothing of splitting a Rolls-Royce Phantom or Mercedes-Benz S-Class or G-Wagon to graft in a new midsection. Leaving the Mercedes chassis alone is how it can be serviced anywhere in the world and retain the excellent fuel mileage of their twin-turbo diesel V6. If you like to travel off-grid, the 4WD chassis is also available. And because they have a dedicated assembly line, the build time is only 8 weeks from deposit to delivery.
The ultimate expression of the Jetstream is the Tailgater package. It hides a 42″ TV in plain sight behind the rear side glass. With reference quality external audio and every input on the market, it will be a hit on game day. The cabin has multiple storage spaces for your gear, but if that is not enough you can tow up to 5,000 lbs behind you. A purchase like this should be done to your satisfaction, not to earn a salesman’s next commission bonus. LCW is ready to build your dreams, so prepare to be amazed.