Last week at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. introduced the SS-Ideal, featuring a new layout on the smallest Sprinter van and the industry’s first and only slide room out the rear doors of a Class B (patent pending), according to a news release. With the slide room retracted behind the rear doors, it creates the convenience of less than 20 feet of vehicle length when parking and driving. Open the rear doors to extend the slide room, as it is shown at left, for an extra 3 feet of living space. The slide-out allows an extra 3 feet of vehicle length to dedicate to a larger permanent bathroom, larger 5 cubic-foot refrigerator and more storage. The slide room contains half of the double bed which converts to a sofa (with two seat belts). Along with the sofa, a table and two jump seats create a nice rear seating area for four. A table for the two front captain seats provides a seating area separate from the rear bed. Dealer reaction to this new model was excellent. “We sold 19 the first day of the show,” said Roadtrek Chairman Jeff Hanemaayer. “I knew it would sell well after using the first prototype personally on two trips this past summer and fall. It has the livability of a much larger unit when you’re at the campsite yet it’s so easy slip into a regular sized parking spot.” Base MSRP is $97,110 in the U.S. and $104,000 in Canada. The SS-Ideal is already in production and will be available after Jan. 1.