A Roadtrek's Many Comforts, Conveniences & Features
To fully appreciate all the ways a Roadtrek can be used or can enhance the enjoyment
of numerous activities, from the continental trip of a lifetime to sitting in your
driveway, you need to understand how its many creature comforts and conveniences can be utilized:
Kitchen (food & drinks): top
Think of the convenience of always having your own kitchen. Whether you are parked or on the fly,
use the Roadtrek's refrigerator, microwave oven (with convection on some models), stove, external
propane barbeque connection, optional 110V power generator and cabinets to store plenty of food,
dishes, pots, pans, utensils and more. You'll always have hot or cold drinks and snacks
(including healthy alternatives like fruit) nearby and readily accessible.
When it's time for a meal, instead of grabbing unhealthy fast food or stopping for a long time at a
pricey restaurant, why not whip up your favorite dish while you're at that beautiful scenic
overlook or tailgating before the football game? Think of how much money you'll save by
shopping at grocery stores instead of convenience stores and restaurants.
When you are traveling, enjoy a meal indoors and in the comfort of up to four swiveling captain seats at the front
or a dinette at the rear (some models). Or enjoy eating outside under the awning (for protection from rain and excessive sun).
We know how hard it can be to find clean bathroom facilities when you are on the road and how uncomfortable it
is when you have to "hold it" until you do (and you don't know how long you have to "hold it" for!).
With your own bathroom, you'll never need to use a gas station or rest area's dirty or busy facilities again.
In fact, if you're not driving, you don't even have to stop!* You won't have to wait in long lines at
crowded events nor take long walks to the campground bathroom in the middle of the night. When you are out
in the boonies, a real bathroom provides superior comfort and privacy to a bush.
Shower (inside & out): top
How nice would it be to be able to shower whenever you need it? You can spend a day at the beach then wash
the sand off your feet (and the kids and the dog too) right beside your vehicle. Or go inside and rinse the
salt water off your skin with warm water and privacy. Wouldn’t it be great after a day of strenuous activity
like hiking or mountain biking and not have to drive home all sweaty?
There may be times when you're staying in remote areas (like Federal lands) or wilderness campgrounds with no showers.
Sometimes when you are staying in a campground with showers, there are times when it's nice to have your own
shower: cold mornings with no heat, out of hot water, not clean enough, long lines or too many mosquitoes.
Change Room: top
Have you had enough of waiting in line to use a dirty change room at the beach, or changing clothes behind your car
door with a towel? Roadtrek provides you with a clean, private, climate controlled (cooled by A/C or warmed by the furnace)
place to change anytime. It comes in handy when you're out for the day in shorts and want to change into
pants for the cooler evening. And then there is a number of outdoor activities (skiing, field sports, biking, etc.)
that require clothing that may be dirty, sweaty or uncomfortable to drive in.
In addition to using the comfortable sleeping accommodations overnight when you're traveling, there are plenty of other
times they come in handy. Whenever someone is tired, you can pull over and nap in heated or air conditioned comfort.
(It's even possible for someone to sleep on the rear bed while someone else is driving.
However, you must weigh the advantage of doing so [over stopping] with the inherent risk of sleeping in a moving
vehicle without wearing seat belts.*)
Aside from when you're traveling, there are many times when having your own bed proves very convenient.
ANY TIME someone needs a nap, there are comfortable beds standing by in a Roadtrek: while your spouse
finishes shopping, during the kid's soccer tournament, a rest while attending the dog show, or a break
from the sun at the beach.
Room to Stretch & Move Around: top
Instead of being forced to stay in the same seated position for hours at a time on a long drive,
a Roadtrek offers room to change your seating position, stretch and move around.*
Talk about making long trips much more enjoyable!
Relaxation Area: top
Wouldn't it be nice to always have a roomy place to unwind away from home? A Roadtrek has up to
four swiveling and reclining captain seats at the front and a power sofa or dinette in the rear.
The space to relax extends outdoors under the awning which provides protection from the sun and rain.
Whether you're playing cards or just lounging around, a Roadtrek fits the bill.
With separate seating areas front and rear, there's room for different activities at the same time.
Accommodate your partner that wants to watch TV in the rear bed or power sofa while you read a good
book in a front captain seat. This flexibility really comes in handy, particularly on rainy days.
Entertainment Area: top
Built-in entertainment systems are available in many of today's vehicles, but how many offer a home theatre
system with a 17" flat screen TV and surround sound? With dealer installed satellite systems you can even
enjoy "in motion" or stationary satellite TV and Internet access. How great is that?
How many vehicles offer separate heating and cooling systems so their entertainment systems can be
enjoyed while the engine isn't running? How many offer multiple vantage points - including captain seats
and beds? With a Roadtrek, you can enjoy your favorite DVDs, watch satellite TV or connect to the
internet not only when you're on vacation but also when you're close to home and waiting for others
to do their thing (your spouse finishes shopping, your kids playing in a sports tournament, etc.).
Comfort Heating & Cooling While Parked: top
Independent heating and cooling systems allow you to use a Roadtrek's other comforts and conveniences while
it's parked in a wide range of climates and outside temperatures. These systems make a Roadtrek
comfortable while living in it on vacation AND more versatile to use close to home.
Fully Self-Contained: top
All of a Roadtrek's "systems" (110 and 12V electrical power, fresh & waste water plumbing, propane,
comfort heating & cooling, refrigeration, cooking, etc.) can operate independently from external
connections through the use of on-board tanks (water & propane), batteries and optional 110V power generator.
Batteries can be re-charged by the generator, driving the van or idling the engine.
When you are staying in a private campground or state park with external connections for electrical
power and fresh & waste water, you can take advantage of these connections to extend your stay beyond
the capacities of your water tanks.
Spare Room: top
Wouldn't it be great to not impose when visiting friends or family overnight?
Stay in your Roadtrek instead of their "guest" room (or kid's bedroom!).
Sleep in your own bed with your own sheets, blankets and pillows instead their saggy mattress
(or sofa bed) and flat pillows. Use your bathroom instead of theirs.
And best of all, have a private sanctuary to call your own.
Having guests over yourself? Whether you’re tight on space or not, with a Roadtrek in the
driveway, you've got a fully furnished separate guest suite with privacy assured for
both you and your visitors.
Available Four-Wheel-Drive (some models): top
Want to get away from the crowds, truly escape to areas off the beaten path? What about a remote campsite?
Or a sunset on the beach. Think hunting lodge. Or do you just need the added traction and all-weather
safety of 4WD for snow, sand or towing? Snow covered mountain passes. Fishing on the beach.
Towing a toy hauler to go four wheeling in the desert. Pulling the boat up that algae covered ramp.
190 models (in U.S. only) can be equipped with a Torsion Bar Independent Front Suspension 4WD system
based on the same system used on GM's pick-ups and full-size SUVs. This system, which allows the front
wheels to move up and down independently, provides the benefits of a minimal increase in vehicle height
(1" front, 1.5" rear), improved road manners, better ride and handling, a lower center of gravity,
and no increase in turning radius.
Doesn't Look Like an RV (Chevy models): top
The van-like appearance of our Chevy based models often allows you to avoid RV restrictions, both parking and otherwise.
Park in your driveway in the RV restricted gated community. Park (and sleep) where overnight RV parking is prohibited.
Stay in that secluded tent camping site. Park with the regular vehicles on a ferry.
A Chevy based Roadtrek can often be just a "van" when you want it to be.
* RMI recommends that you remain seated and belted while driving and stop the vehicle before moving
about or lying on the beds. If anyone does move about or lay on the beds while the vehicle is
in motion, the duration should be limited and appropriate care given by the driver and others.