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Old 09-29-2022, 11:05 PM   #1
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Roadtrek introduced a new PIVOT model that brings Rapido's Duo-Space pivoting wall bathroom design to the North American market for the first time. The pivoting divider hides the sink and toilet while showering, providing a semi-dry bath design similar to that used in Winnebago's EKKO.

Unlike EKKO, the Duo-Space divider swings from right to left, and appears to be more compact. Similar to EKKO the design is based around a cassette toilet.

PIVOT follows the common European design pattern of dual passenger seating with 3-point belts aft of the driver, passenger side galley, and rear flex sleeping area with gear storage underneath. Pricing is slated at $165,900, similar to the Zion and Chase models, and uses the RAM Promaster extended chassis. The Slumber rooftop sleeping area is available as an option.

A demo of the Duo-Space bathroom divider in Rapido's Dreamer D68 model can be found here (around 2:45 in the video):
https://youtu.be/ailuMJRPWOM?t=165
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Old 09-30-2022, 02:18 PM   #2
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If you google Roadtrek Pivot, only your post above appears. And the video is the European model.

So... I'm curious as to your source?
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Old 09-30-2022, 05:11 PM   #3
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Pivot was introduced at the Elkhart RV Dealer Open House industry show this week (Sept 26-30).

No updates on the Roadtrek website yet, but when they introduced the Play and Chase models two years ago it took a few weeks before the website got updated. I included the Rapido Dreamer D68 video because it uses the same Duo-Space pivoting wall bathroom design.

Personally I'm quite intrigued to see this semi-dry bath concept on North American Class B models. Rapido has been moving slowly and conservatively to rebuild the Roadtrek brand. This moves them out front with an industry leading feature.
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Pivot was introduced at the Elkhart RV Dealer Open House industry show this week (Sept 26-30).

No updates on the Roadtrek website yet,
I found this is typical of nearly every manufacturer. I'm surprised that it wasn't brought out in Hershey. Perhaps the prototype was delayed?
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Over on a Roadtrek Facebook page a Roadtrek employee said that a video will be out soon... and people on the thread are already complaining about the cassette toilet. lol
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The Ekko has a pivoting door to separate the shower from the sink/toilet. How is this any different? https://youtu.be/CYs0lUsSczo?t=496
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The Ekko has a pivoting door to separate the shower from the sink/toilet. How is this any different?
Conceptually they're very similar - using a pivoting wall divider to isolate the toilet and sink basin from water spray (and subsequent cleanup) while showering.

They differ mostly in implementation. EKKO features a toilet on the right side and swings the pivot wall left-to-right for shower mode. Rapido's Duo-Space, featured on the Roadtrek Pivot, places the toilet on the left while the pivot wall swings right-to-left for showering.

From a user perspective the key difference may be size. Winnebago managed to fit their pivot wall bathroom into a small Class C RV for the EKKO. Roadtrek/Rapido's unit appears to be a bit smaller (which remains to be confirmed) and they were able to engineer it into a 21ft Class B van - a first ever for the North American market.

In the future it will be interesting to see if Winnebago might be able to fit the EKKO bath into a Class B model, perhaps one of the longer Transit or Sprinter variants?
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