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2012 Roadtrek 190-Simplicity class B motorhome
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"A Balance of Interior Space & Exterior Size - For Less Money!  The 190-Simplicity is a lower priced alternative that still provides full class B functionality but without all the extras"

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Important dimensions:
Based on the great handling Chevrolet Express 3500 extended van
GVWR 9600 lbs, UVW 7700 lbs, GCWR 16000 lbs
Length 20'5” Height 8'9” Exterior Width 6'7”
Tanks - fresh / black / grey - 25 / 10 / 23 gals
MSRP
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Roadtrek says:  "A Balance of Interior Space & Exterior Size - For Less Money! The 190-Simplicity is a lower priced alternative that still provides full class B functionality but without all the extras
   
Roaming Times' Roadtrek reader quotes:
"Really like this. Perfect for my husband and I. We're thinking of downsizing from a class A. Our problem isn't really the size or how many it sleeps, we're only 2 people, but storing it. We're spending too much money keeping our class A in storage." (Kath) 
"We LOVE our Roadtrek! We have had a Monaco 36', a Lance pick up camper, a Rexhall 32' Motor home, a TrailLte B+, and several travel trailers...  When we saw Class Bs we knew that one of those was for us! After checking out several different manufacturers, we chose the Roadtrek. We wish we'd gotten one long ago.." (DesrtDrmr)
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Roadtrek says: "Based on the great handling Chevrolet Express 3500 extended van, the 190 models set the mood whether you’re lazing down endless back country roads, or searching for that restaurant the locals have been raving about. The 190-Simplicity is a lower priced alternative that still provides full class B functionality but without all the extras. Whether it's the whole family or just the two of you, it’s the perfect companion for daily errands, vacations or weekend adventures!”


The picture below shows a Roadtrek 190-Simplicity available
5/2011 - Fretz RV, PA

Roadtrek 190-Simplicity class B motorhome - exterior - Fretz RV model
  
 
"WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIKE? "
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Roadtrek 190-Simplicity class B motorhome - interior - front arrangement
   
Roadtrek 190-Simplicity class B motorhome - interior - bed arrangement

  
The pictures below shows a Roadtrek 190-Simplicity available 5/2011 - Fretz RV, PA

Roadtrek 190-Simplicity class B motorhome - interior - cockpit


Roadtrek 190-Simplicity class B motorhome - interior - day arrangement

Roadtrek says: "Two captain’s seats and two forward facing lounge seats make up seating for four as you navigate your way down winding trails. At night, tuck into three beds that provide sleeping for up to four (requires optional folding mattresses at front). If you want more storage, the second row seats can be replaced with various storage alternatives. The power sofa at the back does triple duty. It makes a great place to watch a movie on the optional flat screen TV, provides belted seating for another three and makes into a king-size or twin beds. The privacy door lets you watch some TV or curl up with a book without disturbing the sleepers up front. When you’re not off blazing new trails, the 190-Simplicity is the perfect second family vehicle."

Roadtrek 190-Simplicity class B motorhome - interior - sleeping arrangement

Roadtrek 190-Simplicity class B motorhome - interior - bathroom


Roadtrek 190-Simplicity class B motorhome - interior - looking to rear
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FLOORPLANS
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Roadtrek 190-Simplicity class B motorhome - floorplans - small picture, click for larger picture 

 
SOME OTHER ROADTREK FEATURES:

  • Motorhome warranty for the Roadtrek is 4 years or 48,000 miles, which is the industry leading warranty.

  • Dealer service network 100+. Get service while away from home

  • Roadtrek is #1 selling North American class B since 1990 "you’ve got plenty of company"

  • Sales ranking by dollars among top 15% of North American RV manufacturers "we’ll be around for years to come"

  • International owners’ club one of the largest chapters of the FMCA, 4000 members

  • Repeat customers - 85% will buy another "unbeatable owner satisfaction"




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"A Balance of Interior Space & Exterior Size - For Less Money! The 190-Simplicity is a lower priced alternative that still provides full class B functionality but without all the extras"
  
 
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Wayne loweryI just bought a 2002 roadtrek 190 popular . Absolutely love it.can anyone help me find the right rear battery door. Mine fell off when I left the dealer.Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
DaveWish they were 4 wheel drive, The mountain passes are no fun in 2 wheel drive and when we get to the ocean its nice to park on the beach.maybe you have a good answer why they don't, I can pay extra for it no problem. Thank You, Dave Re: Roadtrek 170 class B motorhome
SharonAnyone know how to open the power rear sofa? Seems to be broken on one side.Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
MartinI have a 1997 Roadtrek and need a new radiator screen and a new rug, if it's possible to get them. Anyone know where? madbicycleman@gmail.com Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
Maudebesoin du metal qui tiens la fenetre arriere (frame)ou dois je trouver cette piece ? et j'ai aussi besoin de changer le tapis au complet a l'avant ? ou dois trouver caRe: Roadtrek 170 class B motorhome
BruceI would love a picture of a 1991 dodge roadtrek popular custom trailer hitch from under the van. This hitch was designed by Roadtrek. I have the sketch, would like to see it installed.Re: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
BriggsboI'm looking for a way to buy spare parts as well...especially some way to fix/replace the side, rear windows which have become unglued and one actually fell out and broke. I need those little aluminum sliders and a piece of glass that's curved.Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
Mrargie LavinOne of the many problems we have with our 2010 Roadtrek 190 Popular is that when we open the awning, we cannot get into our van. They have installed the awning too low. Is anybody had a problem like that?.Re: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
TomTo Maggie... We purchased a 2011 Popular- Same window problem. Dealer removed & resealed. No problem since. Can't comment on the toilet, but suggest that a dealership will remedy. Re: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
Margie LavinEvery time I write the compute freeze. Why is that? Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
Margie LavinLast August we bought a 2010 Roadtrek Popular and have had problems since then. We bought a lemon. The major one is the side window in the back leaks, The side wall and bed gets wet, and the pump for the toilet does not work. We live in a small province and nobody knows how to change that pump, and we can't find where the problem is for the window. Is anybody had problems like that.Re: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
CarilynI just bought a 1997 roadtrek 190 popular. It has the bed in the back. I want to put a bench seat in the back so that I can buckle up a couple more people. Has anybody done this, or can anyone give me some advice/suggestions on how to get a couple of safe seats in itRe: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
CarilynI just bought a 1997 roadtrek 190 popular. It has the bed in the back. I want to put a bench seat in the back so that I can buckle up a couple more people. Has anybody done this, or can anyone give me some advice/suggestions on how to get a couple of safe seats in itRe: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
CarilynI just bought a 1997 roadtrek 190 popular. It has the bed in the back. I want to put a bench seat in the back so that I can buckle up a couple more people. Has anybody done this, or can anyone give me some advice/suggestions on how to get a couple off safe seating seats in itRe: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
DebbieI have a 1994 roadtrek 190 versatile I need to replace ac how to get old one out my email debmego@gmail.comRe: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
ReneWe just bought a new Roadtrek 170 Versatile. I try to locate the optional folding mattress for the front to make a bed. I can't find it at the local dealer or online. Anybody knows where I can find them? Re: Roadtrek 170 class B motorhome
AnneWe have a 1997 Roadtrek, and need to remove and replace the rear air conditioner. Does anyone know where we can get directions? Thank you. Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
Ronald LaveryHas anyone ever removed the micro convection oven from a roadtrek 210? The motor that turns the turntable broke. we have a new motor but aren't sure how to remove the oven to replace it.Re: Roadtrek 210 class B motorhome
KathleenI need a new rug for my 2002 Dodge Roadtrek. Can anybody help? Re: Roadtrek 210 class B motorhome
John PuccettiWhat mileage do you realy get from a 2011 190 Popular? Our computor says 9 mpgRe: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
tensjunkyI have a96 versatile, without a generator....If I put one in will I have to wire it ....or are they already set up for it ?Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
B ThompsonI bought a 95 chev 210 Roadtrek new. I still have it. It has 227,000 plus miles. I have only had a few normal problems with it. I wouldn't sell or trade it for anything. For a new owner I would say join the Roadtrek club. The information that is shared is very helpful. Re: Roadtrek RS-Adventurous class B motorhome
billhow do you remove the drivers side window/ventilator assembly behind the refrigeratorRe: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
LOUISTHE REASON I USED LOUIS ONLY I AM A HANDCAP 96 YEARS OLD BUT LOOK AND CAN DO ANY THING A 79 YEAR OLD CAN DO I CAN'T GO ANY PLACE BECAUSE I NEED TO TAKE CARE OF MY BODY FUNCTIONS NO DESELRe: Roadtrek SS-Agile motorhome
LOUISTHE REASON I USED LOUIS ONLY I AM A HANDCAP 96 YEARS OLD BUT LOOK AND CAN DO ANY THING A 79 YEAR OLD CAN DO I CAN'T GO ANY PLACE BECAUSE I NEED TO TAKE CARE OF MY BODY FUNCIONS NO DESELRe: Roadtrek SS-Agile motorhome
louisWHY CAN'T I GET A PRICE AND LOCATION ARIZONA POST IT IN YOUR ROT I HAVE YOUR WEB SIGHTRe: Roadtrek SS-Agile motorhome
okieredheadMy husband and I are looking at purchasing an rv within the next year. One concern I have with class b is the fact that my husband is 6'4" tall. Wondered if this would be an issue with the Adventurous.Re: Roadtrek RS-Adventurous class B motorhome
Fatty FalconeI smelled gas, saw a small leak on the drivers side of my chevy 2003 190 popular, so I removed the fuel tank ( plastic ) and found that it leaked at the factory pressed in filler connection seal at the top of the tank, I could not find a after market tank for a 2003 and a new tank from chevy runs $1200.00 with out installation so i took JB weld and give it 3 coats and my problem was solve, I just hope it holds up ? FattyRe: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
Fatty FalconeI just replaced the propane regulator for the BBQ, on my 2003 roadtrek popular 190, do to it being mounted on it's side instead of flat,( no room to mount it flat) the trailer hitch has to be removed to get access to it.Re: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
pennysmomWe recently purchased a 1998 Roadtrek 190 Popular and are readying it for our shake-down trip before planning a lengthy trip early next year. Can someone tell me how to replace the sewer hose on a 1998? What's there is only about 4 feet long and fairly brittle. Re: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
Chef SchnauzerI just looked at the newest RoadTrek - WOW - I have been toying with the idea of buying a Road Trek and Just started saving up for a healthy downpayment. I'm going to have to go used - I guess I'd hire a mechanic to test drive it for me. And the advantages of desiel - do they still exist? Seems to me the price of desiel it just never retured to it's position (relitave to unleaded). I gotta tell you, I can't wait for my first B class freedom mobile. schnaume@yahoo.comRe: Roadtrek RS-Adventurous class B motorhome
route 66 travelersjust returned from a road trip from st simons is, ga, to los angeles, ca, on our new roadtrek 210 versatile. five of us traveled on it in good comfort. the van handled the mountain grades without any problems. its a new engine, we drove approx 5800 miles rd trip. best gas mil was 14.8 and we were loaded pretty heavy for five people. the only problem was the ac doesnt cool enough for us. it has the standard overhead cool cat ac/heat pump unit. anyone know about any replacement acs for the roadtrek that puts out more colder air? i reaaly dont want the heat pump because the unit also has a furnace. other than that, we love our rig and plan to put alot of miles on it. Re: Roadtrek 210 class B motorhome
Reed4We just bought the 2012 Roadtrek 210 Simplicity. It really is great. Only 22' long but it has everything we need.Re: Roadtrek 190-Simplicity motorhome
KobeI've been looking at Roadtreks for years. I'm amazed they brought out a lower cost model - market demand I guess. Thanks for the review I'm going to look at it.Re: Roadtrek 190-Simplicity motorhome
Paul DouglasBy far the Roadtrek is the best overall vehicle I have ever owned, and I have owned a lot. Mostly luxury vehicles but this is the best.Re: Roadtrek SS-Agile motorhome
The Bailey's, CaliforniaThe 190-Versatile is not only making an excellent 2nd car, but a new way, on a moments notice, to visit friends and decide and stay overnight in our Roadtrek. We are having fun!! Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
Nancy M El Cajon, CAI have a 93 Roadtrek Popular and love it. Even though it is old, I never want to get rid of it. I want to fix it up, however and am looking for some parts. If anyone can tell me where I can get some used parts I would be grateful. I think the Roadtrek is a superior RV of it's class. Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
Ken BI like the Agile better than the Ideal I think - not sure about the rear slide-out...Re: Roadtrek SS-Agile motorhome
TrekkerCan you really park the RT Adventurous in a regular size parking space? like grocery parking? some people say yes, but RT is 23 feet long, there is no way it will fit, unless you take 2 parking spaces. Please clarify RT Adventurous owners. Thanks.Re: Roadtrek RS-Adventurous class B motorhome
barbaraWe have a Roadtrek adventurous and we love it. It gets great gas mileage. If you have a flat, BE AWARE THAT THE SPARE IS ON A STEEL RIM AND THE LUG NUTS THAT HOLD THE SPARE ON ARE SHORT AND THEY ARE THE ONES TO USE WHEN YOU PUT THE SPARE ON THE RV. If you use the 5 lugs that came off the flat tire, they will be too long and will ruin the hub. Reading the book would have told us that. But who would think that a spare tire goes on with different lugs?Re: Roadtrek RS-Adventurous class B motorhome
JonI own a 1994 Roadtrek 190 Popular and I am extreamly pleased with it. My grandfather left it to me when he passed away in 2008. Growing up with my grandparents I was around when they bought our Roadtrek new from the lot. I do have some issues with the generator as my grandfather could not keep up with the monthly maintenance during his later years. I was in the military overseas and couldn't help maintain it. The passenger door window goes up when it wants too. Going down, not a problem. We have had the engine replaced twice, due to bad mechanics but it runs GREAT now. Now my wife and I enjoy the Roadtrek on the weekends and been camping in it a couple of times. I highly reccomend the Roadtrek Club especially for new R/T owners. They have awesome ralleys every year. Something that my grandparents and I used to take advantage of. The left and right rear farrings were damaged when a tow truck driver didn't know what he was doing and cracked both of them. Due to my line of work I was able to fix it and you cant even tell except for the paint. But once again, Roadtreks are really a way to go. However I am eventually going to get a trailer to tow behind for longer camp stays. But for weekends and what not GREAT RIG!Re: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
Al CYes you are right Gypsie about the twin beds it would be nicer. We were looking also at the Agile but like you said it's nicer to look outside then to look at the gally. I am with you all the way on that.Re: Roadtrek SS-Ideal motorhome
Gypsie in styleI have look at the SS.Ideal. Too bad they don't make twin beds. As for the SS.Agile they have twin beds BUT the stove and sink is on the wrong side. It's much nicer to have both of them on the side of the awning and still talk with your friends. Looking at my neighbor does not interest me. So I have to look at Great West or Pleasure Way. Re: Roadtrek SS-Ideal motorhome
Happy HikerWe just bought a 190 Popular. Any suggestions about how to maximize the storage space? Never had an rv before so we are looking for ideas and suggestions from the road warriors out there. My husband and I are used to traveling light. Thanks!! Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
DanielleI am debating between 170 and 190. Want something small double bed with the comfort of home. Fuel efficiancy. Only 2 people I have read about pleasure way...any comment about them?. Thank youRe: Roadtrek 170 class B motorhome
Dave RPurchased 97/170 in 2006 with 112,000 mi 180,000 km now has 132,500 mi212,000 km no major problems. Great to travel in we were rear ended in Montreal and pushed into an 18-wheeler with no personal injuries and the RT survived well .Reccommend one strongly.Re: Roadtrek 170 class B motorhome
Mountain Mama on the Roadtrek SS Ideal, I heard that the back doors open and there is a slide out. Is the slide out made from metal, or is it like a pop out camper out of tent material? Does anyone have one and how do you like it? We are going to retire and buy a class B motorhome and have been looking at the Roadtrek and Leisure Vans Free Flight. Thanks! Mountain MamaRe: Roadtrek SS-Ideal motorhome
Jan MI'm a real roadtrekkie. Love them. My father had one and we used it a lot when I was a child. We're spending the winter at our home in Arizona and I'm going to buy the 190 and tour.Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
BrianWould love to reach Trekker. I am going to live in my soon to be Road Trek 190, and would love to see how living there was for him.Re: Roadtrek 190 class B motorhome
HowardI've owned a Roadtrek 190 for 3 years with no problems other than routine maintenance. It's really changed our lives we use it at weekends and never worry about hotels.Re: Roadtrek 190-Popular class B motorhome
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