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Roadtrek 190 Versatile class B motorhome
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"Intended to be truly versatile - a balance of interior space and exterior size"

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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”
MSRP starting at (awaiting latest info)

  
Roadtrek 190 Versatile class B motorhome exterior 


The 190 Popular (see review) and the 190-Versatile are the original Roadtreks.  Roadtrek describes them as "A Balance of Interior Space & Exterior Size!"  The Popular is really ideal for 2 people. The Versatile has a different somewhat different arrangement and is intended to be truly versatile.  Roadtrek says: "The 190-Versatile is the perfect companion for daily errands, vacations or weekend adventures! Whether it's the whole family or just the two of you, enjoy the world in comfort and style."

  
We show the floorplans for both models below (click for a bigger picture.)  The Versatile arrangement has two captain's seats and two forward facing lounge seats make up seating for four. At night, it can make three beds that provide sleeping for up to four (requires optional folding mattresses at front). As Roadtrek says: "The power sofa at the back does triple duty. It makes a great place to watch a movie with the home theatre system and optional flat screen TV, provides belted seating for another three and makes into a 74” double bed. The privacy doors let you watch some TV or curl up with a book without disturbing the sleepers up front."


The pictures below show the beautiful interior of the 190-Versatile looking to the rear and then looking forward: 
 

Roadtrek 190 Versatile class B motorhome interior looking to rear 

 

Roadtrek 190 Versatile class B motorhome interior looking forward 

"The ability to dine at the front lets you leave the rear beds made up for sleeping full time. People can wake up and retire at different times, plus you don’t have to set up a dinette or sofa to eat every morning, or make up a bed every night."  Another nice feature is the 30" aisle width, as you can see in the picture below:

Roadtrek 190 interior


The large double bed (6'2" x 52") provides firm, comfortable support.  The TV can swing around to watch from either the front or rear of the motorhome.
 

Roadtrek 190 Versatile class B motorhome interior - bed arrangement 

 

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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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ABOUT THE ROADTREK 190:

 

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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.
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
SharonAnyone know how to open the power rear sofa? Seems to be broken on one side.
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
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 ca
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.
Margie LavinEvery time I write the compute freeze. Why is that?
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?
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.
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.
KathleenI need a new rug for my 2002 Dodge Roadtrek. Can anybody help?
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 ?
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.
billhow do you remove the drivers side window/ventilator assembly behind the refrigerator
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.
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.com
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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 you
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.
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 Mama
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.
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.
LindaWe have enjoyed many miles in our 170 2000/2001 Dodge Roadtrek. We've learned to travel lightly and drive smartly. We mostly get 15 mpg and sometimes 16 mpg. Only complaint is the frig doesn't work well when outside temperature is above 80. There are fixes for this problem, but we tend to just slip an ice chest in the frig when it's hot. Love the fact it can be parked in a regular spot. Highly recommend a Roadtrek to adventurers out there who don't think they need to bring their living room with them.
Derek CarnesWe have a 2004 Roadtrek 190 Versatile. We really picked this model because I liked the look of it and we'd read a lot about Roadtreks but it's been really great. Another thing we wanted was to be able to park it in our driveway and not have to have storage as we had with a Fleetwood class A we owned before this. Downsizing suited us. I would say I'm really impressed with the quality of the Roadtrek. We really enjoy it.
RamaWe love our Adventurous. Now had it for 2 years and used it a lot. We've even used it for long trips and even though I miss having a big bathroom I would never go back to a class A.
Jay HIt's been a dream of ours to have a Roadtrek and tour the country. This 210 model looks perfect. We're due to retire in 2011 and if it works out, this is the one for us.
SKipJOne problem I noticed when we were looking at Roadtreks was the overhead clearance. It may have changed but I was constantly rubbing my head on the roof. I'm just under 6' tall. If one is looking for milage, I guess I'd have to look at a Sprinter based vehicle. To me 14 mpg isn't that great.
KathReally 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.
roadwarriorI drove my Roadtrek sprinter with my son from Baltimore to Alaska and back. We took a side trip and drove north of the Arctic Circle - over 1,000 miles of dirt road, NO PROBLEMS. The vehicle did Great, no mechanical problems (except the microwave handle) - never averaged less then 22 mpg. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone
Pat and Deb MurphyBought our Agile in April of 08. Love the size and mpg, amenities and facilities. Unfortunately we have had a major problem with the rear side windows leaking when it rains. One window was replaced and now Roadtrek is saying the problem maybe faulty weather stripping. We are currently waiting for the weather stripping to fix the other side window. We have been working with Campers Inn and Roadtrek to get this problem resolved but we have been working on this issue since July of 08 and it is now Feb of 09 and the situation is still unresolved. So love the vehicle but watch those windows.
Brenda CordonReally love the look and layout of the Roadtrek and definitely think class B is the way to go. We have a class A and if we can sell it I'm set to buy the Roadtrek.
Paula CheshireI have a Roadtrek Agile. It's my second Roadtrek and my 4th RV. This is the best. Roadtrek has everything you need for 2 people and it's great for just getting up and going. Storing is easy and we take trips we never would have made.
DanaMiteWow, the Roadtrek Agile is pretty sweet. Love the compact size. Wonder what the MPG is. Wish they made something like this in a 4x4 for my active lifestyle & back road addiction.
DesrtDrmrWe 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. We were tired of paying for storage, and I was having trouble getting into and out of a higher vehicle. 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. We don't have the room of the big motor homes, but we have almost everything they have. Actually, we have TWO seating areas with a table in the RT, which we didn't have in the bigger ones. It's nice not to have to tow another vehicle, but knowing that we could if we wished. We can park in a regular parking space anywhere. We can park our RT in our driveway, as it looks pretty much like a regular van. We use it for traveling....the convenience of the kitchen and bathroom for long distance travel is wonderful. We have camped in it....and have several trips planned with it where we will camp for several nights and spend other nights in a motel or with relatives. We use it around town, as it has a lift on the back for my mobility scooter. It's a perfect all around vehicle for us!
saeedblI want buy one of these motorhomes but I can't because I live in Iran . In Iran we don't have any motorhome for shopping.
gypsyHi just to say my husband and I just bought a roadtrek we love it cheaper on gas and travels well, we are leaving canada end of 2008 and traveling for 6 months, I was wondering are the any roadtrek events in the usa anytime during the winter thank you
TrekkerI’ve owned a 1995 Roadtrek 190 Versatile Dodge with a 318 cu.in. V-8 since late-‘94. It wasn't easy, but I lived in it full-time for 8 years in all! I've towed a 24' trailer & a small pickup truck with it. It has 80,000 mi. on it now & I'm planning to start travelling again this summer. All in all, it has been a great vehicle. Problems? Not many. Roadtrek had a recall on this model in '95/'96 for a serious brake problem. The rear spring could rupture the brake line leaving you without brakes - brake line needed to be rerouted. The day after I received the notice, I lost the brakes just as I was pulling into a campsite! Roadtrek paid for towing & repair. Make sure the previous owner has had this work done. Speaking of brakes, my vehicle seems to need the front rotors "turned" more often than it should. I suspect the brakes aren't heavy-duty enough for the load I'm putting on them & I don't know of any solution. When I had the first full tune-up done (36,000 mi.), the mechanic told me he couldn't replace the fuel filter because it was impossible to reach. At 50,000 mi. the filter clogged up completely. In order to get at it, they had remove the holding tanks and toilet! They reinstalled it under the passenger door. Needless to say, this was a VERY expensive fix for a problem that could have been avoided had Roadtrek spent 15 minutes & a few dollars more when assembling the vehicle. I called them & complained bitterly! They refused to pay a penny for the repairs. The original rear air conditioner was only 7500 BTUs - not enough to cool when in the hot sun. It went out in a few years and I replaced it with a 10,000 BTU unit that does the job. At about 72,000 mi. I had problems with the idler pulley on the Dodge engine. Besides the pulley, I had some hoses, belts & other parts replaced. It wound up to be rather expensive. By the way, as with any Class B RV, some repairs tend to be more expensive because there is more labor involved in getting at the problem. For instance, the refrigerator has to be removed to clean the igniter. I've also replaced the ceiling fan, toilet, stove exhaust fan, tires, shocks, etc....what I consider normal stuff. And, I've maintained the vehicle religiously (that's important). Sound like a lot? Did I discourage you? I hope not. Look at it this way, these are ALL the major repairs I've had with this RV in almost 14 years! Ask any other RV owner and I'm sure they will tell you that: "That ain't bad!" And I love the compact size, maneuverability, gas mileage, and the fact that you can park it just about anywhere. I still think it's a great vehicle. Give it a try!
Dan ChaseWe bought the 2005 Roadtrek 190 Popular and have no regrets. It's big enough for my wife and I and we've done about 25,000 miles of happy camping. I don't know why anyone wants anything bigger unless they're full timing. We get about 14 mpg on long trips.
Ron J.I have an '05 RT190P and have been more than satisfied. No warranty problems, easy servicing - and only "noise" is when I forgot to store something or left something loose. I would buy another one in a heartbeat. Have added macerator, bilstein shocks, resonator and upgraded fantasic fan - and travel'n with the gas prices going up.
Phil, The Solar Man, retiredMy 1996 Chevy 190 Versatile Roadtrek is wonderful. Had it converted to 4 wheel drive and is solar equipped. Camp remotely, never plug in, but have microwave, TV/VCR, vacuum, etc. Much fun!
John V.I am waiting on word from the dealer to order the Roadtrek Adventurous! I have looked at lots of RV's, and this one will be perfect for what my wife and I want it for, a.k.a., weekend trips, long trips, taking the grandkids camping, 7 seatbelt positions, reliability, and fuel economy. To answer John's concerns about pricing, with the long term financing, tax break as a second home, and the high resale value of this Roadtrek, it can be affordable to those of us 'non-elites', of which I am one (I'm a retired teacher, my wife is a nurse). Life is too short to not enjoy, and this Roadtrek offers a way to enjoy it even more. Happy Trails!
Ken and Sally PearceWe've owned one Class C and 2 Class A motorhomes and we've now decided that for us smaller is better. We've bought a Roadtrek 190 and find that ith a Class B we have storage for everything we need and we can travel in comfort anywhere we like without the restrictions of a bigger motorhome. Class B motorhomes are easier to drive and more fun.
Norman CrawfordI really like the sleak look of the Adventurous. I've been looking at Class B's for a long time but would like to see the Adventurous before we make our final decision. I think Class B's are the best RV choice for just 2 people without kids and who use it mainly just at weekends and odd extended periods.
Bobby 56We looked for a long time before deciding on a 2003 Roadtrek 190 with 32,000 miles on it. It was a good choice. I think the first owners must have dealt with all the new motorhome problems (if there were any and I guess all new RVs have some problems.) We've had virtually no problems in the 18 months we've owned it and we've driven about 11,000 miles. I like the look of the new Adventurous and think I'll take a look in November when they come out. Don't think I can afford to change but who knows? I would certainly go for another Roadtrek and really don't know why anyone wants anything bigger. I really wouldn't like the idea of driving around in a 40 foot motorhome, the Roadtrek is just right.
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