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Old 06-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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A new model from Roadtrek - the Roadtrek Ranger RT

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The all new 2012 Ranger RT. A more basic camper minus the extra luxuries geared towards RV Rental Dealers.
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More photos are on Roadtrek's Facebook page:
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Standard electric stove (propane option available)
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Propane 2 burner stove that comes with optional on board propane system.
Optional propane system? Does that mean the fridge is 110 volt?
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Looks like it's a 2 seater by design forward area, and they've finally made better use of the 3 and 4
seat positions, by pushing the galley and bath forward closer to the rear of the cockpit. Makes sense.
Except for some families who use them as a weekender, to get from A to B, most of us who drive class
B vans are couples. There just isn't room for a family of 4 in them, unless you REALLY like your family.
Wonder what they'll cost?

Maybe there's a quick connect for a 20lb. tank for the stove, or, you can add a full on board Manchester
tank propane system. Not sure about the safety/legality of that, if that's what it is.
Wonder if they have a gas/propane generator option?
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Marko, thanks for posting the photos of the Ranger. It looks neat without the front and rear skirting. I think with all the attention the B's seem to be getting today, this one will be a hit. I still can't grasp the one they developed on the Nissan Frame - no toilet??? Safe travels.
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Optional propane is mounted in a side compartment.



I don't see sender wires for monitoring the propane level from inside the RV. It might not be connected yet.
Enclosed toilet is nice. I don't see a shower. No mention of a generator.
I'm trying to get some more info from Roadtrek.

Very basic unit but it is probably priced much lower.
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Any guesses as to the suggested price?

I'm thinking in the $60,000 range. It's basic. Cargo van seats, no TV, no lowered floor, no shower. Is my guess too low? Too high?
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Any guesses as to the suggested price?

I'm thinking in the $60,000 range. It's basic. Cargo van seats, no TV, no lowered floor, no shower. Is my guess too low? Too high?
Roadtrek's are pretty expensive compared to some others. I think it will be $80K+.
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I was way off...............

I found this on the Facebook page:
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The MSRP on the Ranger RT starts at $72,800 US.
Add propane and generator etc. and it will be close to $80K like Booster noted.
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More stuff from the Facebook page:
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I don't know how I missed it the first time........

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Here are some other differences that will highlight the Ranger RT as compared to the 190-Popular and Simplicity;

A/C - same as 190 series with exception of 110V only
Aisle - same as other 190 series
Awning - Optional vs Standard on 190-Popular
Bathroom - Permanent enclosed like 190-Popular and 190-Simplicity
Aux. Batteries -Dual 6V AGM non maintenance like 190-Popular and a step up from the single AGM battery in the Simplicity
Cabinetry - real Oak with a Cherry tone
Quick connect BBQ - N/A
External 110V, Cable TV Connection & Water are standard
Countertop is Laminate like 190-Simplicity
Smoke, propane and CO detectors are standard
Single lever faucet in kitchen galley like 190-Popular, recessed and glass covered unlike the 190-Simplicity
Floor is not lowered and yes that did allow for the OEM location of the gas fill on the chassis.Roof was redesigned to allow the same 6'1" of standing height like 190- Popular and Simplicity
Furnace - 16,000 BTU Optional with propane system option.
6 speaker home theatre is standard like 190-Popular and is not available on Simplicity
Microwave oven is .7 cubic foot like both 190-Popular and Simplicity
Monitor panel is included with water, battery level and battery disconnect.
Propane level is added with on board propane option
1250 watt inverter as compared to the 750 watt inverter in the Popular and no inverter in Simplicity - 4 outlets in unit
Refrigerator is a Norcold 12V/110 2 way as compared to Dometic 3 way in Popular
Roof vent is same as used in Popular and Simplicity
4 inch gravity dump system as compared to macerator in 190-Popular
Shower - Standard Permanent bath as compared to optional on 190-Popular
Sink - Stainless steel with single faucet as in 190-Popular
Storage - very similar to 190-Popular and Simplicity with the exception of the permanent cabinet option available on the Simplicity
Table for dining are front and rear
Toilet - Same unit as in Popular and Simplicity
TV - Optional Flat screen with DVD as is with the Simplicity
TV Antenna - Sole digital mounted on roof like Popular and unlike interior foil antenna on Simplicity
Water fill - Front door post. Single water tank as like Simplicity
Water heater - Standard 2.5 gallon electric which differs from 6 gallon propane system on Popular and Simplicity
12V water pump same as Popular and Simplicity
15 Gallons Fresh, 23 Gallons Grey and 10 Gallons Black as matches Simplicity
Decals on roof instead of 3 windows

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Screen package as is available on 190-Popular
Propane system - allows for furnace, 2 burner glass recessed and permanent mounted propane tank mounted towards the front of the drivers side storage compartment
Cargo or permanent generator swing out carrier where Continental Kit would be on Popular or Simplicity

Chassis:
2500 Express Van chassis as compared to 3500 Express Van chassis used with 190-Popular and Simplicity
4.8L V8 as compared to 6.0L V8 that is used with 190-Popular
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no generator? just a carrier for one? i guess that could work, if you could get a remote start generator,
and plug the shore power cord into it, for those "off the grid" campsites.
i like the fridge option, and the AGM batteries, but I wonder about the cost of the propane system
and the associated options it supports? it also sounds like not dropping the floor was a simple change
that didn't present any interior height issues. Probably could have been doing that for years. Hindsight?

The 1250 W inverter sounds like a dream to me, but how fast could you draw down the 2 6V AGMs?
They must be high ah batteries, I'd think, for an RV application. you might add a generator unless
you're a shore power person, or do a lot of touring to recharge them.

seems like lots of cut corners for US$70,000+, and probably add $10,000+ in Canada? with no propane system which is a staple system, imo. how much could it cost to to mount a small tank, a furnace,
water heater, and even a 2 burner cooktop and run lines to them? i guess they chose the propane
system as the cost savings option. and they also sacrificed the generator option, it seems, but made
allowance for a user supplied one, so it's not all bad. not a back country RV, base model out of the
factory door, for sure.

i pulled my other post, as i thought it sounded a bit too negative, not knowing all the details at
that time. now it seems like it might have been closer to reality. i think i could put a camper van
together with semi-permanent camping necessities for a lot less than that, if i hadn't bought
my Roadtrek. it's kind of a "if i knew then, what i know now" situation. i may still give that a try
some day if i sell the Roadtrek. New (used) van, blank canvas, nothing but time on my hands?
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