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Old 08-26-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default New Roadtrek at Hershey Show ? ? ?

Is there going to be a new Roadtrek at the Hershey Show in September? There are some hints on their Facebook page.

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Folks, I am pleased to announce that Roadtrek will be unveiling a very Special New Product at the Hershey Show on September 12-16, 2012.
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This product will redefine the traditional Class B Motorhome, and keep Roadtrek in the forefront of the marketplace.
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................We think people are ready for more than the traditional RV
..............modern.............
.............engineered.........
...........uses technology that is .......new............
...........is responsible............and practical.............
My first guess was that it will be the public debut of the recently announced Ranger RT http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...hp?f=13&t=2277

Could they introduce two models in a year?
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Roadtrek at Hershey Show ? ? ?

The new Ranger RT does not fit the description of the announcement. They need to upgrade their Sprinter design to keep up with the other manufacturers. Leisure Travel Vans has thrown down a gauntlet in that class with their new slideout. Great West Vans is overhauling their design. Advanced RV will be coming out with a new model. Winnebago ERA has pushed into new plan design. Pleasure-Way has expanded their Sprinter plan layout offerings.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: New Roadtrek at Hershey Show ? ? ?

This was posted yesterday on Facebook:

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Roadtrek is pleased to announce the line-up of units for the PRVCA Hershey show which opens to the public next Wednesday.

We will have on display a;

170-Versatile
190-Popular
Ranger RT
210-Popular
RS-Adventurous
SS-Agile
N6-Active

Hope to see all of you there.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: New Roadtrek at Hershey Show ? ? ? video

Roadtrek vans at the Hershey Show video

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The new Roadtrek will be at Hershey on Thursday according to the 2nd video commentary........

So, if you are at the Hershey Show don't leave yet.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:05 PM   #5
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Default Re: New Roadtrek at Hershey Show ? ? ?

Maybe there's a clue in that second video of the Roadtreks at the Hershey Show.

He said:

"the big one, the new one, the big surprise is coming in on Thursday...."

Big

That has me thinking 24' Sprinter........ What do you think?
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:35 AM   #6
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Default Re: New Roadtrek at Hershey Show ? ? ?

The new Roadtrek must be onsite at Hershey.
Some quotes from Facebook pages for everyone who is not on Facebook:

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It is a Beauty, Bravo RoadTrek
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The bathroom will be in the rear
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Floor will not be lowered
Rear Bathroom
Middle Twin Beds
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Power Awning
New Generator
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Default Re: New Roadtrek at Hershey Show ? ? ?

There was discussion on the Yahoo Group about a new electronic fuel injection (EFI) generator from Onan. Maybe it is in the new Roadtrek. Also mentioned there was the possibility of the new RT being on a Chevy platform............ There should be some photos today.
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Default Re: New Roadtrek at Hershey Show ? ? ?

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Talking Chevy, Maybe Ford, Can't reveal 2 much, do have insider information
So it must be on a Chevy platform because

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(re: Pleasure-Way new model at Hershey) ..........I was kind of surprised to see them issue a new Class C on the Ford Econoline Chassis when the Ford Transit is so close.............
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Update - the "info" from Ron was a hoax.

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Well, as much as I hate to say this, somebody is messing with you Ron. If you have insider information, there are only six people it could be, and all of them know what it is. So somebody is pulling your chain. Honestly, this is not even close........
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I have to confess, I am messing, I am dying to see photo's on the new unit. Come on Jim put out some info, put out some photo's.........
So Ron was having fun with us. I am still laughing I believed him. It is fun though.

So don't go asking your RT dealer for the rear bath, slide-out, Chevy................
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Default Re: New Roadtrek at Hershey Show ? ? ?

It is official; there is a "total game changer" Roadtrek coming soon!

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............. Roadtrek is definitely announcing a new unit. We are definitely a day or two behind, and we have definitely not leaked any information to anybody. Nothing posted here, on any other forum has been close, and while I love the speculation, we are working to make this announcement, which is a total game changer. I am not delaying this on purpose, I am late. So please be patient, and please enjoy your night!
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Default Re: New Roadtrek at Hershey Show ? ? ?

Considering the negative comments and criticisms/complaints about fit, finish, and construction quality on almost all of their recent offerings that I've read on various web forums over the last 2 years, I'll have to take a somewhat more skeptical position on anything new from them. You have to discount some of the comments as agenda driven, but It really is a shame so many people seem to be unhappy with their Roadtreks. Stil, for every one with a complaint, there are probably a handful who are satisfied customers. If that weren't the case, we'd be reading about Roadtrek going into receivership.
Should be interesting. Probably doing away with the aisle shower, giving it an enclosed dry bath, like many of the competition, and going to a larger unit to make it possible.
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