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Old 08-29-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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Roadtrek has finally put the TS on their site although some parts of it don't click on it. the main TS page does work however. some cool stuff though
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:24 PM   #2
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US
http://www.roadtrek.com/models.aspx?...15&Country=USA

Canada
http://www.roadtrek.com/models.aspx?...15&Country=CDN

The "Build your own" wasn't working when I tried it but probably will be working soon.
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Here's the video:

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Old 08-29-2014, 06:06 PM   #4
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I watched the video- it looks good.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:18 PM   #5
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That's an impressive effort. However, I still can't reconcile what I have always thought was a terrible floor plan with too narrow bathroom, kitchen counter on the driver's side overlooking an adjacent campsite, raised higher than standard in order to accommodate under counter microwave and refrigerator. They've improved the microwave with a drawer type but that refrigerator is totally inadequate to our needs at 3.6 cf (smaller than my current one). I still cannot reconcile being able to haul so many people and calling it a touring coach. 99% of our travel has been two people and I will no longer sacrifice space for more people. Besides that, capacities of Class Bs really cannot accommodate more than two people without giving up a lot, especially for extended time touring. Total touch control, heated floors, clean exterior...hmm, where is that coming from?

Roadtrek is clearly the best of the major converters with innovation. Airstream, Winnebago, LTV and Pleasure-way should take note. I think innovation especially in go anywhere dry camping is going to drive desires as that innovation comes more known and the others will lose ground.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:13 PM   #6
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This is a great vehicle if you travel with 4 people (with ipads) that don't need to use a bathroom or shower.
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Very interesting. I was never a fan of the way Roadtrek was just throwing out models a few years ago, hoping something would sell, but their more recent, focused, releases are much better IMO.

While the TS doesn't appeal the me, that doesn't really matter, as I am not the target audience for that model. I am much more attracted to the CS, which very closely matches what I would want in a B, and is probably the only mass produced Sprinter I would consider. I think criticizing each model by each design feature just gets to be an exercise in negativity. Why knock down a model that wasn't intended to appeal to you, when another may be closer to what you want, especially within the same manufacturer.

I do still feel that Roadtrek (and others) are racing too quickly to the high end of the market and may well fall on hard times when all the mid/low buyers don't buy used older units and get new reasonably priced units from other manufacturers. Having starting pricing in the $120K range has got to severely limit the market, when you can get utility for $80K.
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This is a great vehicle if you travel with 4 people (with ipads) that don't need to use a bathroom or shower.
Jim Hammill implied that the second row chairs a replaceable with cabinets


it does have a bathroom and shower-what makes you think it does not.
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Very interesting. I was never a fan of the way Roadtrek was just throwing out models a few years ago, hoping something would sell, but their more recent, focused, releases are much better IMO.

While the TS doesn't appeal the me, that doesn't really matter, as I am not the target audience for that model. I am much more attracted to the CS, which very closely matches what I would want in a B, and is probably the only mass produced Sprinter I would consider. I think criticizing each model by each design feature just gets to be an exercise in negativity. Why knock down a model that wasn't intended to appeal to you, when another may be closer to what you want, especially within the same manufacturer.

I do still feel that Roadtrek (and others) are racing too quickly to the high end of the market and may well fall on hard times when all the mid/low buyers don't buy used older units and get new reasonably priced units from other manufacturers. Having starting pricing in the $120K range has got to severely limit the market, when you can get utility for $80K.

booster-roadtrek CS with e-trek package is their best model in my opinion-the connect feature will probably go in to some of the other models.
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Hi all, first time poster, long time un-registered lurker.

I agree with the CS being Roadtrek's best equipped model and was anxiously waiting for more information about this TS Adventurous. I like what Roadtrek is doing E-Trek wise, but I have a couple of nagging issues with them.

One, why isn't Roadtrek offering a side door sliding screen? For the price of new class B's nowadays, it is a must have feature. They seem to be the only major class B manufacturer that's not offering them. That alone makes me look elsewhere. The aftermarker side door screens really cheapen's the look of MB campers imho.

Two, Roadtreks major market is retirees. How is under cabinet fridge and convection oven even offered? I'm in my early 40's, looking to buy my seconded class B next year, in fairly good health and the location of fridge/oven is annoying even to me. My gf is older and I can't see her liking that arrangement for too long. For one, here was the original layout of the TS last year: (found on Roadtrek's facebook page)



This makes more sense to me, why did they change it? I guess there really isn't that one perfect class B RV. Just have to settle on what best suit our needs and can afford.

That said, if LTV offered an E-trek based FreeSpirit, it would be a no brainer for me. I do LOVE Advanced RV and that is my first choice for now. But I still have a bit more time before making my final decision. Looking forward to Davydd's review on his.
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