2018 model of Travel-Lite’s Idea i18 represents the class of medium-size travel trailers; with its dry weight slightly over 3,200 lbs it can be towed by most SUVs and trucks…
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Travel-Lite does not provide construction details for their RVs. From the little what is published, it seems that the company is committed to traditional design where wood (and its byproducts like plywood) play essential role. The shell’s frame is made from solid wood 2 x 2’s and 2 x 4’s (sidewalls) and 3.5” wood bow truss rafters (roof). The double plywood sheets make the floor. While traditional wood has its undisputed advantages, it has also fundamental downsides when it come to RVs. And this is potential for rot, mildew and accelerated degradation with time. It’s true that wooden construction offers strength and flexibility as well as easy repair process (if needed). It may even have an appeal due to our traditional love for wood and “warm sentiments” for technology of the “old-good-times”, but in the long run it may prove not that beneficial.
Travel-Lite Idea i18
Interior with optional jackknife sofa instead of traditional dinette
Interior finish: Concord Cherry
New finish is quite "colder" compared to Concord Cherry wood
Interior ambiance created by cabinetry finished in Concord Cherry wood (or wood-like) is a totally different story. Indeed, this gives the i18 is high-end, residential-like feel, greatly contributing to sort of warmness and relaxing atmosphere….
The Idea i18 travel trailer comes with a standard 5kBTU A/C unit and 18k BTU furnace. With shell’s sidewalls typical thermal barrier equivalent to R-7 (floor has higher although not clearly defined value of the thermal insulation), the camper certainly does not belong to all-weather models. However especially when equipped with the optional Polar Package it can be used over extended seasons in moderately cold areas. Do not be misled – the name “Polar Package” with its dual-pane windows, full thermal-foil wrap and heating pads for all water tanks will not allow for venturing into deep freezing (polar) climate zones.
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Fresh water tank
Grey water tank
Black water tank
1. 115” with an A/C unit
2. Huge cargo capacity is due to recent upgrade to dual-axles design of i18
3. Standard dinette can be converted to sleeping place for 1 child. With Jackknife sofa (option replacing the traditional dinette, there is extra sleeping place for two children.
Master bed's headboard adds higher-end feel....
One of two nightstands
... here with an opened drawer
Main part of the kitchen
Plenty of room for kitchen stuff
Fridge and freezer are amazingly spacious (capacity of 6 cubit feet)
Fragment of the bath
Control and Monitoring Panel
Fresh water hook-ups
Exterior shower compartment
LPG tanks storage is located at the lower part of the front cap. Visible Power Jack is optional
Genuine wardrobe at the back of the camper
Cupboard storage under the fridge
Note the lack of pre-wired installation for solar power (very much on demand these days).
Summarizing: The Travel-Lite Idea i18 travel trailer is a mid-range model offering very comfortable RV-ing experience for two. With its roomy floor-plan, true bedroom w/ walk-around bed, well-equipped kitchen and full, walk-in bath it promises comfort of living for RV-ing enthusiasts.
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