1996 Roadtrek 190 Popular Dodge
We bought our '96 Roadtrek for $22k. It had 60k miles. We are the 3rd owner. It was in very good condition inside & out. The quality of the interior has held up well - cabinetry, upholstery, curtain fabric, etc.
This was our first RV.
We've put 10k miles on it, with no mechanical problems. The engine is powerful & we can cruise at 75 mph when we want to. All the appliances still work.
It does squeak & rattle on bumpy roads, but not enough to spoil our fun.
We really like the 2 single beds/couches that can be converted to a king sized bed. This is the main feature of the Popular version, vs the RT Versatile which has a double bed, and isn't as desirable in our opinion.
There's ample storage for 2 people.
The bathroom is fine, but only if you're very comfortable with each other & don't need too much privacy. (I don't think the bathroom design changed much until 2005.)
We are not small people. 6'2" and 5'7". We had no problem with the small size of our Roadtrek, much to our surprise & delight.
Despite many complaints about the Dodge chassis, we have found our '96 to handle quite well under ordinary circumstances. Mind you, given a high wind over a bridge, it rides like a loaf of bread on wheels.
Our only complaint is the cockpit area. It is crowded by the motor housing.
We plan to upgrade to a 2005 Popular, as soon as a good price comes our way.
1996 Roadtrek 190 Popular
upstate NY & the eastern shore of Virginia