The Ranger RT is the company’s lowest priced fully-equipped camper van to date. Lower weight and a smaller engine allow use of a lighter chassis, all of which lead to better fuel efficiency.
Weight is further reduced through carrying of a portable 110-volt generator only when people are going to use it, according to a company news release.
Energy sources are simplified to just electricity and gasoline. By excluding propane, the van’s systems are greatly simplified for easier operation and less maintenance, and burning of fossil fuels is reduced to help the environment—and your wallet.
When you’re not connected to an external power source, run the 110/12V fridge, 110V stove, 110V microwave oven, and 110V water heater with the dual large capacity auxiliary batteries through an improved electrical system with a 1250W power inverter.
The power efficient compressor driven Norcold fridge provides outstanding cooling without propane. And it’s thermostatically controlled—no more frozen produce when the temperature drops at night.
A propane option including tank, stove, and furnace is available for those who require ample space heating or extensive stove use while dry camping. A built-in generator is available for those who want one but prefer not to carry a portable one.
Respect for the environment is further exhibited by use of water based exterior paint and reduced use of wood resources.
The floor has not been lowered, so it is flat from front to back. The roof has been raised two inches to maintain full standing height.
Like other Roadtreks, the front seats can be swiveled to make use of the cab as a living area which gives you somewhere to sit when you’re companion goes to bed early or gets up late.
You can even leave your bed made up full-time if you want.
Large king-size bed or twin beds provide firm, comfortable support. The optional flat screen TV allows people to watch TV in bed or swing it into the aisle to watch in comfort from the front captain’s seats.
The Ranger RT starts at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $72,800, and the unit is in production now.
The Ranger RT will be on shown at Roadtrek’s display during the Elkhart Open Houses from September 18 to 22 at Country Road 6 and Stryker Street in Elkhart, Indiana.
Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc.
With sales to the U.S. starting in 1983, Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek expanded rapidly for the rest of the 1980s. In 1990, Roadtrek became the best selling North American Class B motorhome according to statistics from U.S. Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association (CRVA).
In 2006, Roadtrek built its 20,000th Class B motorhome, an achievement unequalled in the RV industry. The first 10,000 took 24 years to build, the second 10,000 only eight years.
Address: 100 Shirley Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2B 2E1
Phone: (519) 745-1169 OR (888) ROADTREK (762-3873)
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