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You don’t have to travel to take in all the fun and information from our show, either. Just stream online or watch on-demand as Camping World explores the latest in RVs with real RVers, like Karen and Sylvester Akpan of The Mom Trotter. These two full-time RVers recently sat down with Ian Baker of Camping World to reveal their selected RV—the Dutchmen Atlas—and why this RV is the perfect pick for them or anyone who is looking to call an RV their “forever home.”
Join them for a digital walk-through in the video below. Or, read on to find out what makes this RV just right for this travel-centric family of three.
The Dutchmen Atlas is a mid-bunk fifth-wheel trailer, available in a variety of floor plans. The Akpan’s selected floorplan 3552MBKB which comes up a little shy of 40 feet in length and just shy of a height of 13 feet.
Karen loves that the kitchen is anchored by a free-standing central island. This island features an apron sink with ample prep space on either side. Plus, it also has a hidden pull-out double trash drawer. Another great feature of the kitchen is its spacious (12 cubic feet) refrigerator.
Main Living Space
Karen and Sylvester love that the kitchen opens up to a main living space with not one but two slides. These two adjacent slides allow for the central island and give the main living space a much-desired residential feel.
Theater seating adds comfort and sophistication, and the gas fireplace is as much a design feature as it is a functional one. Just hook it up to shore power and you have a space heater just like that. The main living space also features a four-person, free-standing dinette. Karen and Sylvester love that, by forgoing the traditional booth design common in most trailers, this dinette mimics an actual dining room.
An additional “bonus” room is located just off the kitchen. This room has ample storage – with nice design touches as well as a television and a tri-fold sofa. It’s a great space for guests to stay or, in the case of Karen and Sylvester, for their son to go for some much-needed video -game time. The bunk house features a drop ceiling that allows room for a loft, accessible from the main hallway. The loft is a great use of space and ups the sleeping capacity of this fifth wheel by two.
Bathrooms sell homes and, in this case, it’s likely this one will sell the Dutchmen Atlas. This spacious, double-sink vanity is great for couples, allowing each to have their own prep space. The walk-in shower features a skylight, seating shelf, and a hand-held shower head.
Walking into this bedroom feels like stepping into the master suite of a new home build or remodel. The whole space is designed with a farmhouse style, complete with a full-length mirror on the door. The ample closet space also makes room for a washer/dryer prep. The king-sized bed is spacious and has room all around, as does the bedroom at large. You won’t have to squeeze by anything in this space.
The Dutchmen Atlas makes storage its main priority with expansive storage space, large enough to store grills, chairs, and whatever else Karen and Sylvester might need for their full-time RV lifestyle.
The Dutchmen comes with a double awning, not a common feature among fifth-wheels. Karen and Sylvester also love all the windows, which make for an abundance of natural light, which they need for their work as content creators.
The front of the fifth-wheel features a painted cap, making it a cinch to clean. And, speaking of a cinch, upon backing into a campsite, the touch of a button is all it takes to begin the process of auto-leveling. What’s more, exterior LED lights add style and function for a fifth-wheel that feels just like home from day one.
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