2004 Roadtrek 190P purchased used in 2005 with 13,000k on the odometer.
Options included: Locking differential & external transmission cooler, Awning, Armoire, Continental Spare tire kit, Screen package, Aluminum wheels.
What I like:
The chassis - I really like the Chevy. It's powerful and handles well. For me it's a bit of a thrill to drive - love the V8 sound. I do not put on many miles per year so mpg is not a concern. I think I spent $600 on gas the first year. Iím lucky to have great destinations nearby.
The fit and finish of the maple cabinetry is better than average. I've traveled rough roads while fully loaded and nothing has broken. Everything works as expected. The fit and finish of the exterior fittings is for the most part also above average. I've looked at every nook and cranny in and under this van and consistently find the same level construction. Holes are caulked; wires are in conduit, etc. These may seem like small items but to me it is evidence that the assembly process is methodical and well thought out. All of the components are recognized brands.
I find we have plenty of storage space. No doubt, that is helped by having the armoire. The armoire has two bin type drawers in the bottom. We fill the bottom one with bottled water. You can have bottles of wine standing upright in the upper drawer. With todayís flat TVís and small DVD player the entertainment cabinet is freed up for more storage. We keep two collapsible chairs in one of the cabinets over the bed. Two collapsible lounge chairs, toolbox, BBQ and portable 136ah battery bank pretty much fills the rear storage area. We keep a Coleman stove, hoses, extension cords and disposable propane canisters in the larger outside storage compartment.
What I dislike:
I find the bed foam to be too firm so I use a foam topper. Maybe as the foam gets older it will breakdown a bit. The firmness of the foam is perfect for seating.
The rear doors curtain - using it effectively shortens the bed length a few inches. I use homemade shades
I wish the Continental Spare tire kit swung sideways instead of up and down.
The American Racing Aluminum wheels appear to be oxidizing under the clear coat. The American Racing warranty is only 1 year and only to the first purchaser.
The built in inverter installation does not allow end users to maximize the inverterís output capacity. With the correct circuit breaker you can realize only 600 watts output from the inverter with the existing wiring. As installed, I can only get 360 watts. The inverter, if installed with higher gauge cabling and higher rated circuit breaker could output 900 watts for periods up to one hour. H&P probably only intended that it be used for TV, DVD etc. and it is fine for that.
Iíll give my í04 190P a 4 star out of 5 rating. It is almost perfect but not quite.