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New high-end RV harkens to Mad Men era

Picture of a Land Ark RV unit.
This Land Ark model, the Draper, features high-end furnishings and is optimized for a single person or a couple. — Photo courtesy Land Ark

Inspired by the TV series, Mad Men, these high-end RV’s are both sophisticated and eye-catching. At over 16,000 pounds (dry weight) with a triple axel frame they run over $150,000 each. These Land Ark units definitely take RVing a step beyond the weekend outing.

Interior of the Land Ark unit, showing the kitchen area.
The interior of the RV unit is surprisingly bright and airy. — Photo courtesy Land Ark

As the Buena Vista, Colorado-based manufacturer Land Ark states, “Optimized for an individual or a couple, this mid-century modern design delivers a functional layout in a sophisticated package. The mud room entry features a 7 ft.+ width wardrobe, a separate W/D utility closet and a nook with a bench and cubbies. Connecting this space to the rest of the interior is a gallery with recessed lighting and clerestory windows. From the gallery, ascend up the custom designed oak ladder into the sleeping loft enclosed with large windows. A compact, yet surprisingly luxurious bathroom features a vanity, wall-hung toilet and a full size, walk-in shower with recessed lighting and a window. Flooded with natural light, the main living area opens up to a large galley kitchen and a convertible U-sofa that transforms into a queen bed for the occasional guest. Living extends outside through the sliding patio door onto a large hardwood deck that can be raised and closed for transport.”

See a complete photo gallery of the Draper model. We can be pretty certain Don Draper would be very proud to have this unit name on his behalf -- as he swirled his glass of rye-on-ice while perched on the Lark Ark's deck.

Now that's the Mad Men version of "roughin' it." 

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