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rv-pro.com January 2018 • RV PRO • 47 inTech Luna With the Luna, inTech is attempting to break the mold of traditional teardrop designs for ultra-light trailers. Luna is one reason why veteran microlight enthusiast Scott Tuttle says he became a part-owner and manager with inTech in 2017. At the 2017 RVIA Show, Tuttle was showing off the nuances of Luna to potential dealers. "We took our time, and we came up with the Luna," he says. "We compete with the microlight trailers, but Luna really is a new market segment." First of all, Luna is bigger. It is 15-feet, 5-inches long, which is nearly two feet longer than the average 13 feet, 6 inches that most teardrops reach. Luna is 5-feet, 9-inches wide; most microlights are 4-feet, 10-inches wide. And, the interior height for Luna is 4 feet, 7 1/2 inches, which is taller than the average 3 feet, 11 inches of most teardrops. "We didn't want to do another teardrop design," Tuttle says. "InTech is known for its innovation. We wanted to do some- thing different, and there's really no comparison to the Luna." "Because we're nearly two feet longer, we could offer things that others can't. We have the biggest kitchen on the market in a microlight." InTech doesn't spare any expense on construction. An all-aluminum, fully welded cage is the frame for Luna. The all-aluminum design means no rot, no rust and no corrosion for this model." "Most (manufacturers) use a steel frame. We save on weight by making our own all-aluminum frame. It's a fully welded cage that is very durable. Structurally, there is no wood." The sleeping space offers a queen-size mattress with a built-in pillow. The mattress folds into a chair. Tuttle says this is much better than the 58-inch by 78-inch cushions in most teardrops. Also, the entertainment space on Luna can manage a 40-inch LED television screen. "Some of the dealers we know really well are telling us we can't keep (microlights) in stock," Tuttle says, adding that inTech was invited to bring its reputation of innovation into this market class. Some of that innovation was put into the Luna's rear, out- door galley. This kitchen includes a three-burner liquid propane gourmet cook stove and a residential high-rise faucet. Plus, there is a cooler and plenty of storage. Though microlights are often thought to be a gateway to camping for younger customers, Tuttle says InTech's demo- graphic is a little older than that. "Most of our buyers are 45 years old and older – mostly older couples," he says. Those older customers appreciate elements such as 15-inch wheels, which can provide a safer and smoother ride. They are also wider than the standard 13-inch tires for the traditional teardrop trailer. The MSRP for the Luna ranges from $18,950 to $19,950. What impressed RV PRO: In a seeming "sea of sameness" in much of the teardrop trailer market today, Luna stands out thanks in part to its unique front cap and innovative outdoor galley. Plus, it also feels more open and spacious than some competing models thanks to its wider and longer frame while actually weighing less than many of those other models. The Luna is a new twist on the teardrop trailer with its large front window and longer length. It also features 15-inch wheels to provide a safer and smoother ride.

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