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Sprinter RV lineup joined by new Roadtrek CS Adventurous

| Updated Jan 1, 2013

A major reason for the huge spike in Class B motorhome sales over the past year or so is the Mercedes Sprinter, a rugged and flexible van that offers RV makers all sorts of customization opportunities. Roadtrek Motorhomes is about to introduce a new full sized Sprinter model, joining its popular RS Adventurous and the new all-electric, solar powered  eTrek.

For 2013, there’s a third model – the CS Adventurous… CS for Camping Series.

And what this new model does is offer up some new optional features that can also be added to the other two Roadtrek Sprinter models, just as some of the eTrek’s options can be mixed and matched on the RS and CS, like the solar panels and heavy duty battery array.

But the CS has some very innovative new features that immediately make it a standout:

They include:

  • A redesigned galley with greatly expanded storage space
  • A new seven cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, moved to the front, opposite the sliding door with the microwave mounted above
  • Hideaway sink with flip up faucet
  • Heated floors
  • Heated bathroom
  • A flip down wide screen TV located midcoach
  • A heated sofa.rear bed and front captain's chairs
  • Pull out, sliding rear table for laptops, etc

We got a sneak preview of the new CS during a recent tour of the Roadtrek factory in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada  from Howard Stratton, Roadtrek’s Vice President.

The new Roadtrek CS will be introduced at some of the big RV shows starting with the Florida RV Supershow in Tampa in mid-January. Dealers will be able to take orders on Roadtrek Sprinter models that offer all its optional features by spring.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2013-01-01

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

9 Responses to “Sprinter RV lineup joined by new Roadtrek CS Adventurous”

January 30, 2013at2:15 pm, Scott Steinfeldt said:

Geat article… have you any thoughts on how the solar panel set is working? S

January 02, 2013at10:53 pm, James said:

That’s what Jim Hammill said on one of Mike’s FB groups. Not sure whether you can use any of the three or that you pick only one at time of purchase.

January 02, 2013at9:13 pm, Missy and Ed said:

Power is propane…110 and 12V…

January 02, 2013at3:00 pm, Larry Daniel said:

The heated floors sound quite nice to me. I am also curious as to what power source is used to heat them?

Great overview, thank you Mike.

January 02, 2013at11:18 am, David said:

Before they introduce heated floors, shouldn’t they introduce a fresh water system that can be used in the winter? I would love to use my RS more in the winter and have tank heaters and plumbing protected from freezing. I’d gladly give up a little space inside to keep plumbing lines inside.

January 16, 2013at8:49 pm, Berdella Stephenson said:

I agree. It sure would be nice to have safe water lines and tanks for cold weather use. Heated floors would be nice but I really would like heated captains chairs.

January 16, 2013at10:30 pm, David said:

When I bought my Chevy truck, it did not have heated seats. But I asked and they had an aftermarket place install them with the same warranty as the truck has. I’m certain it would-be an easy thing to get done.

January 02, 2013at7:55 am, Missy and Ed said:

How big is the TV? Does it swivel? It really seems like its an ETrek with heated floors and a big fridge. Or an RS with heated floors and a big fridge.
I think instead of building a whole new CS model Roadtrek should just offer the CS features as options on the RS and ETrek.
I like them but agree with John above that heated floors are not necessary. We very seldom use our RV in cold climates.

January 02, 2013at7:51 am, John said:

Does this new CS use propane for the heated floor or electricity? Is there a generator? A front table?
I like the extra kitchen room and the large refrigerator.
I think heated floors are unnecessary as most of our camping is in warm weather.
It seems the RS, E-Trek and CS are basically the same vehicle that can be configured in numerous ways.
Is that correct?
Doesn’t adding another brand like CS dilute their market?

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