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Old 12-07-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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Roadtrek Introduces the all New SS-Ideal on the Short Sprinter Van
12/7/2009 - Kitchener, Ontario CANADA

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Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA – December 7, 2009 - - Last week at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. introduced the SS-Ideal - an exciting new layout on the smallest Sprinter van – the most fuel efficient chassis in the RV industry.

Inside is the industry’s first and only slide room out the rear doors of a class B (patent pending). With the slide room retracted behind the rear doors, you’ll have the convenience of less than 20 feet of vehicle length when parking and driving. Open the rear doors to extend the slide room for an extra 3 feet of living space when you reach your final destination for the day. By using the existing rear door opening, the vehicle’s original structural integrity is not compromised in any way.

The slide-out allows an extra 3 feet of vehicle length to dedicate to a larger permanent bathroom, larger 5 cu. ft. refrigerator and more storage (including an area specifically made for those large reclining lawn chairs). The slide room contains half of the double bed which converts to a sofa (with 2 seat belts). Along with the sofa, a table and two jump seats create a nice rear seating area for four. A table for the two front captain seats provides a seating area separate from the rear bed.

Dealer reaction to this new model was excellent. “We sold 19 the first day of the show!” exclaimed Roadtrek chairman Jeff Hanemaayer. “I knew it would sell well after using the first prototype personally on two trips this past summer and fall. It has the livability of a much larger unit when you’re at the camp site yet it’s so easy slip into a regular sized parking spot” continued Hanemaayer.

Base MSRP is USD$97,110 in the U.S. and CAD$104,000 in Canada. The SS-Ideal is already in production and will be available to see at dealers just after New Year’s Day.

Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. is a proud and successful member within its community. It manufactures the #1 selling class B motorhomes in North America (since 1990). For other information, visit http://www.roadtrek.com/PR or call 888-ROADTREK (762-3873) or sales@roadtrek.com.









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Old 09-10-2010, 07:29 PM   #2
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A thorough article re: Roadtrek SS-Ideal

http://www.fmcmagazine.com/features/642 ... k-ss-ideal
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grossly overpriced. it is not worth that much. much like autos. if people with more money than brains would stop driving up the prices, more people could afford one. the sprinter van is made for europe. too narrow and not built for speed on rough roads. if dodge or chevrolet would put a diesel engine in their "real vans" and lower the price, they would go like hotcakes. the sprinter looks like a delivery truck and defeats the ability of a class b to look like a common conversion van and to park almost anywhere. i think dodge has resumed building the ram van/ maxivan, but, it may just be a fill in until chrysler finds another cheap crappy ugly italian delivery truck to "convert to american use" maybe they should just stick to making pasta !!!

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If you wonder what happened to the 5 leftover Roadtrek SS Ideal's that did not sell, they were turned into the SS Advent with no rear slideout and having a smaller crosswise bed 43"x68" / power sofa. There is one for sale now if you have your heart set on one...

2010 Roadtrek Advent, Ventura CA - - RVtrader.com
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Very interesting bit of Roadtrek trivia! I had never heard of the SS Advent before.
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The one for sale was posted on the Roadtreking group and it was a mystery until Jim revealed that there were only about 5 of them produced...
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Here's one for sale

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A little pricey.
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The price on the SS Advent linked earlier also is somewhat above market price for the standard SS Agile. They are both pretty rare so I suppose you might find someone looking for one of these specifically instead of a standard SS Agile which are easier to find who will pay a price above the typical SS Agile.
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