2018 is officially in the books. It was another exciting year for us at Leisure Travel Vans. Some highlights included our Vegas and Winkler customer rallies, dealer training in Kansas City, and of course the launch of the all-new, award-winning Wonder Rear Twin Bed! However, we wanted to know, what was our customers’ travel highlight of the year? We reached out, and were inspired by the results! Below are some highlights from LTV owners. We hope they inspire you for your 2019 travel plans!
The highlight this year was the trip to the Rally in Las Vegas in our new Travel Van. We enjoyed meeting new people, the “dam” tour and the circus entertainment and the info shared by Leisure Van staff. The food was very good too and who could ask for better weather? The scenery on our route down and back is always great and very enjoyable. – George
Although our 2004 Regency is not in the class of the newer and bigger RVs, we do thoroughly enjoy driving where our family members and the grandchildren go to enjoy nature. It is not what you have, it is what you do with what you have. As the children start to age and drop off to go out on their own path, we hope that they retain the love of nature as we do. Happy camping. – Robert
Meeting great people who had also evacuated from Hurricane Florence in our campground. They loved our Serenity. One family loved it so much I learned later they purchased one! Happy New Year ENJOY the journey… – Sherry
Taking 2-3 weeks to travel to Florida from Wisconsin visiting family and friends and staying mostly at public campgrounds then into the Keys for 10 days. We are 5 years into our Leisure Travel Van with multiple 6 week trips (almost 100,000 miles) and still loving it. Looking forward to many more. – John
Cresting multiple WY & CO passes above 9,000 feet in my Unity with my engine just purring along. – Bill
Attending the November Newport Beach Rally with the Southwest Roadrunners. Meeting other LTV owners was fun and educational for “newbie” RV’ers. – Lani
It’s so hard to choose a favorite. Traveling in the summer of 2018 had many bright spots. From our home in San Antonio, TX we went all the way to Prince Edward Island which I would say was definitely a highlight. Scenery there is beautiful and diverse and the people are super helpful and friendly. I must say that an additional highlight was “coincidentally” meeting another LTV couple in a Maine campground. We visited, ate lobster, drank wine and on our way back from PEI stopped off at their home in NH and had a great dinner and visit. We’ve stayed in touch and look forward to sharing other experiences along the way. We truly love our LTV and the adventures and relationships we’ve been blessed to receive because of it. – Nancy
We planned our first trip with “Foxy” to last six weeks. Our Serenity was up to the task. After delivering our grandchildren to Houston, Texas we traveled the southern coastline to Florida and proceeded north along the coastline to Maine. We enjoyed meandering further eastward into Canada, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island then driving as far north in Canada we came back west and turned south to visit “Foxy “ origins—Triple E in Winkler, Canada. It was just a straight shot south home to Sutton, Nebraska. Job well done, “Foxy”. – Ardell & Linda
We drove 20,000 miles from Florida to Alaska and back in our 2017 Unity MB. On our way to Alaska, we stopped in Winkler, took the tour and met the infamous Dean. Visited Glacier National Park before heading north. On our way back, we hit all the National Parks in Utah and several in Colorado. Next, we did the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky and stopped in New Orleans on the way home. Took us 5 months. Of course, the LTV performed flawlessly. – Alan
We traveled from Homer Alaska to Katmia National Park, Brooks Camp. We flew over in a Cessna 206 on floats landing on Naknek Lake near the lodge for some Brown bear viewing. We were greeted by a sow and three cubs strolling down the beach less than 10 feet from our plane, we waited inside the plane while they wandered by. Our purpose was to view Brown bears fishing at Brooks falls. We were there middle of July with 16 bears at the falls. A great trip well worth the experience. – Bradley
Two weeks in a Victoria BC harbor front site at the beautiful First Nation Salish Seaside RV Haven, walking along the inner harbor pathway to the Empress and nearby shops and restaurants, using the water taxi to fisherman’s wharf and electric bicycling along bike paths and the coast to the city’s various neighborhoods. We made another reservation for next September. – Gino
My wife and I headed down to Paradise, California, site of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire, which started on November 8, resulted in at least 85 people losing their lives and nearly 20,000 buildings destroyed. My wife and I were able to travel down to Paradise, CA from our home in the Portland, OR area to volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse. We worked with the homeowners to sift through the remnants of their homes to find items which were meaningful and important to them. We “camped” in our 2014 Unity for five nights in the parking lot of Calvary Chapel Chico. Our work helped bring closure and some joy to people who had suffered and lost so much. And for us, it was a blessing to have “our beds” to come home to each night after a strenuous, stressful day searching for “treasures”. – Mike
Saw my first grizzly bear in Yellowstone NP. Watched as he foraged on a hillside for at least an hour and then laid down for a nap. Both of us. – Doug
What was your travel highlight of 2018? Let us know in the comments below.