For starters, each of the two available floorplans is based upon the Series 3500 Transit with a GVWR of 5,000 kg (11,023 lbs) and rocking a 3.5L Turbo EcoBoost engine. Optionally, you can go for an AWD version if you and your adventures ask for more traction and control.
With a base vehicle chosen for this RV dream, Safari Condo then goes to town crafting an interior that, surprisingly, includes all the features and systems you need to live life on the road. Funny enough, not only for short periods of time but year-round living. If you're planning on unedited ski trips, do look into that AWD option.
Since Safari Condo is a Canadian crew, it's really nice to see them incorporating design cues and features similar to what we see in campervans overseas, in Europe, to be precise. I'm talking about flawless countertops, LED lighting, smart use of compartments all over, and an open feeling to the enclosure, even though you're literally crammed inside a box on wheels. Not to mention, just about every inch of these buggers are modular.
For example, the Plus showcases an interesting dinette design. During day-to-day activities, two tables and a bench are spotted making up the area. However, this is also the friggin bathroom! At a moment's notice, you'll lift the seating and backrest, and before you know it, you're looking at a hidden toilet and, above all, the ability to shower; just pull back the curtains and don't worry about flooding your interior.
Another big difference between the two models is the overall interior arrangement. For instance, the Plus has the galley and countertop space sitting on the port side of the unit, while the Flex places it along the starboard side. The trick now is finding the unit that best suits your lifestyle, and to do that, you have to ask yourself some questions.
For instance, if you're planning on living and working out of your XL, the Plus is the one you want. Yet, if you're looking for a unit to use for adventurous days and toy-filled adventures, you might want to look into the Flex.
The question that remains now is just how much we need to get our hands on one of these. Well, the least expensive of the bunch is the Plus, and it starts off at no less than $144,779. But don't lose your lunch just yet because that's a price in Canadian dollars. In reality, it's around $107,500 American (at current exchange rates).
Some of us may frown upon that number, but please consider that you're buying a full-time RV and one that can handle just about anything your life throws at it. Sure, it's no overlander, but it doesn't need to be. After all, very few of us are into that pastime. As for the Flex, it can be spotted starting at around $110,800 American. Just something to consider if you've been planning on getting your hands on a Class B RV for this season and countless others to follow.