First of all, we think it is important to begin by providing you with full assurance that everything you all have come to know, love, and expect from our MODE adventure van line-up all remains perfectly intact in 2023.
However, as always, we have continued to listen to the feedback and voices of this community and have found a few key areas for continuous improvement and fine tuning adjustments.
Here’s what we came up with:
New Bug Screens - (See video below) We know there’s nothing better than parking your van somewhere beautiful, opening the door and letting the breeze roll in while simultaneously keeping the bugs and pests out. That’s why we’re so excited to have completely reimagined our new Bug Out bug screens.
We admit our soft goods solutions have been a weak point and have not always lived up to their full potential (at least not according to our hopes and standards). So now, having the opportunity to elevate expectations with a bug and privacy screen system that checks all the boxes for quality, durability, ease of use, and ravishing good looks… well, needless to say we hope you all like them as much as bugs and mosquitos hate them.
These all new, and greatly improved Bug Out Bug Screens are included on all four MODE adventure van models.
Upgraded Window Shades – (See video below) We didn’t just stop with the bug screens either. We took the same energy we were applying to enhancing the experience on the bug screens and applied them to all of our window shades and treatments.
You know your favorite puffy jacket? The one that goes with you on every outdoor adventure, to every campfire hangout and every vanlife meetup when the weather’s a little chilly? Well imagine all of those same warm fuzzies, but in window shade form.
We wish we would see your reaction the first time you put one of these window shades on your MODE. With dozens of 360-degree magnets expertly sewn into the border of the window shade, it makes the most satisfying clicking sound as each magnet comes in contact with the metal around the window glass. Trust us! It’s more satisfying than a whole roll of bubble wrap.
In addition to the satisfying clicking sound from the 360 magnets, the puffy jacket material means these shades are lighter, easier to store, and offer more insulation. They also do a better job of blocking out sunlight – so say hello to midday power naps.
These upgraded window shades are also included with all four MODE adventure van van models.
Fan Cover Now Standard on All Models – The fan cover that we used to exclusively include with the Beast MODE now comes standard with all four MODE adventure van models, including the LT.
Our Beast owners have said they love how this cover not only keeps out sunlight in the morning but also reduces road noise. We’re excited that these benefits will now be standard across the board.
New location for 110 outlet on the Galley – We have heard your plea, and have responded in kind by moving the 110 outlet from the front of the galley up to the C-Pillar above the galley.
This means no more tripping over your power cords on your way out of bed, and no more hitting your hip on a plug when you are trying to use your induction cooktop on your countertop.
Firmware Updates for MODE Comm – The 2023 year model will also include firmware updates that enhance the performance of your MODE Comm. Nothing major with regards to its overall functionality, just continuous improvements on the hardware and software interface side of things.