Motorhomes may not known for their fuel economy, but Roadtrek plans to change that perception with its new 2014 environmentally conscious E-trek.
According to Kitchner, Ontario-based Roadtrek, the E-trek is designed and manufactured with three things in mind:
Environmentally Conscious: This E-trek product emits fewer carbon emissions and far more e-conscious resources and equipment are used in its manufacture and function.
Technology Advantages: E-trek uses the newest technologies to make the unit more functional and flexible for you. You get longer times off the grid while day tripping, weekending, and having fun.
Simpler Use: There is much less to do to use this unit than a conventional RV. You don’t have to learn much—just a little bit— and you have luxury travel at your fingertips.
The unit uses its primary fuel—diesel—to provide heat and hot water through its combined heating core. These appliances use less fuel than conventional propane or electric appliances, and are easier to use. No lighting the stove with an open flame. No plugging in is needed for electricity—unless you want to.
All other key functions of the E-trek are powered by electricity, and you have technology to deliver that:
Engine Mounted Generator: The 3.0 litre Mercedes diesel engine is used as the power plant to feed the electrical system, running everything when driving or parked. At idle it feeds 3.5 KW of power. When driving, it is even more powerful and charges at 5.5 KW. The Mercedes engine will run reliably to operate the vehicle, and your generator when needed.
Solar Panel: The unit boasts a large 245 watt solar panel on the roof that charges the batteries in daylight (not just sunlight) and is an excellent battery maintenance tool.
Inversion and Charging: The unit has a large 5000 watt inverter that has battery protection and a power save mode that when activated will help protect the batteries from running down too far. All appliances and all outlets will all run off the batteries. No hassles.
Eight Auxiliary AGM Batteries: These are designed to give you “off the grid” power for hours, depending on what you run and environmental factors. They will charge quickly and easily from solar and the engine generator due to a comprehensive charging and electrical control system.
According to Roadtrek, the E-trek has the most functionality of any motorhome or luxury travel van ever designed or manufactured, and it is done in an environmentally responsible way that makes camping and travel easier, more fun and worry free!
This new industry-leading package is part of the RS E-trek and is also available on the new CS-Adventurous.
MSRP from $129,363
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.
To go along with their 40th Anniversary, Roadtrek introduced a five year, no mileage, RV limited warranty (September 2013).
Address: 100 Shirley Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2B 2E1
Phone: (519) 745-1169 OR (888) ROADTREK (762-3873)
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