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Old 10-31-2018, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default Questions about 2014 Roadtrek 190 Popular Anniversary Edition

I recently ran across a 2014 Roadtrek 190 Popular Anniversary Edition for sale. It has many unique features that I have never or rarely see on any other Roadtrek's on the Chevy Express chassis including:

- Underhood generator
- Higher roof (seems to have the Ranger roof with no real 3 window ports)
- Alde heater / water heater system
- Compressor fridge
- 3000 watt inverter
- Four season package (not sure what this entails)
- 10 gallon larger tank
- Large solar array
- Large AGM battery bank
- Under carriage spare tire

My question, from those who want to speculate or have first hand knowledge, is why do I not see hardly any of these features on later production models on the Express chassis?

Were there failures with the systems or did they just want to have something "special" for the Anniversary Edition?
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:43 PM   #2
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They list the options for the anniversary model in the 2014 brochure online. Pretty much as you describe.


With no Onan generator and AGM batteries, maybe no propane, it could have been a hard sell in 2014.
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I recently ran across a 2014 Roadtrek 190 Popular Anniversary Edition for sale. It has many unique features that I have never or rarely see on any other Roadtrek's on the Chevy Express chassis including:
Is this the unit at Sunshine State RV with 75k miles ??? I looked at that 4 months ago and know the previous owner.
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Is this the unit at Sunshine State RV with 75k miles ??? I looked at that 4 months ago and know the previous owner.
Yes. I find it interesting that they have it listed as a 2015. Why didn't you purchase it?
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Sounds more like a gussied up Ranger than anything special. Did it have a small propane tank in the driver side storage? Ground effects on the doors?


They may just had a whole pile of unsold Ranger parts they had to get rid of.
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Sounds more like a gussied up Ranger than anything special. Did it have a small propane tank in the driver side storage? Ground effects on the doors?


They may just had a whole pile of unsold Ranger parts they had to get rid of.
Yes, it has a small propane tank on the driver's side. Looks like you are on to something!
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I recently ran across a 2014 Roadtrek 190 Popular Anniversary Edition for sale. It has many unique features that I have never or rarely see on any other Roadtrek's on the Chevy Express chassis including:

- Compressor fridge
I'm pretty sure this is a 3 way/propane fridge and not a compressor model. I don't think RT adopted any compressor fridges on their Sprinters and 210 Chevys until 2016 and only now for the 2019 190 Chevy model can you opt for a compressor fridge.
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I'm pretty sure this is a 3 way/propane fridge and not a compressor model. I don't think RT adopted any compressor fridges on their Sprinters and 210 Chevys until 2016 and only now for the 2019 190 Chevy model can you opt for a compressor fridge.
I believe the fridge was not a dometic. it was replaced i think with a norcold. It was a compressor fridge.
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Yes. I find it interesting that they have it listed as a 2015. Why didn't you purchase it?
Mark,

It's an absolutely beautiful unit. Legitimate high quality leather instead of the junk they are using on most of the units. beautiful led lighting and, according to the previous owner, everything worked except the aldi heating system.

I plan on putting on some serious mileage, and i wasn't willing to go near the price they were asking. (73k). Based on the appraisal i got (RV Prices and values) I offered 63k due to the mileage, but they wouldn't budge on price. I think it's been on their lot since early mid-june and they have not lowered their price.. Sunshine State is a great dealer and they move lots of equipment.. But they ask high prices based upon the quality work they do, so i could not come close on any of the units i looked at... I ended up buying a 2015 w/ 29k miles with solar for 70k from PPL motorhomes. I'll end up putting 5 or 6,000 into it, but for me, it was a better deal...

The original owner is a road warrior and from what i could tell did take good care of it. I loved all the options...

But the mileage and price difference make the deal a non-starter for me...

I did NOT test drive it...
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Mark,

It's an absolutely beautiful unit. Legitimate high quality leather instead of the junk they are using on most of the units. beautiful led lighting and, according to the previous owner, everything worked except the aldi heating system.

I plan on putting on some serious mileage, and i wasn't willing to go near the price they were asking. (73k). Based on the appraisal i got (RV Prices and values) I offered 63k due to the mileage, but they wouldn't budge on price. I think it's been on their lot since early mid-june and they have not lowered their price.. Sunshine State is a great dealer and they move lots of equipment.. But they ask high prices based upon the quality work they do, so i could not come close on any of the units i looked at... I ended up buying a 2015 w/ 29k miles with solar for 70k from PPL motorhomes. I'll end up putting 5 or 6,000 into it, but for me, it was a better deal...

The original owner is a road warrior and from what i could tell did take good care of it. I loved all the options...

But the mileage and price difference make the deal a non-starter for me...

I did NOT test drive it...
Thank you for the great follow-up. I wonder what's wrong with the Alde heating system? Looking at the pictures, the reservoir for the Alde looks empty.

I was going to order a price report from RV Prices and values. Thanks for letting me know what your experience was with them standing firm on price.

They definitely have a good reputation and sell a lot of Roadtreks. I'm surprised they have it listed as a 2015 when my understanding is the Anniversary models are all 4's.
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