Home & Park Motorhomes Introduces the Roadtrek 210-Popular
12/1/2003 - Kitchener, Ontario CANADA
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Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA -- November 28, 2003 -- Home & Park will redefine the class B motorhome category with the introduction of the innovative 210-Popular model based on the Chevrolet Express 3500 series extended van at the National RV Trade Show held December 2-4, 2003 in Louisville, KY. What a great way to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!
The 210 represents the ultimate fusion of design, engineering and functionality. The end result - meeting the current and future needs of Customers and Dealers who want more than conventional thinking in their class B motorhomes. We partnered with world-class automotive designers BMW Designworks from California for the initial conceptual work. The next stage involved working with Deutschman Design from Montreal for the completion of the body styling and exterior components.
With a similar physical appearance to our 190 models, the new 210 is a true widebody class B motorhome since we start with a full van body, not just the cab. By doing so we can get a long (155”) wheelbase for better ride and handling without having to take dual rear wheels. We extend the frame 18” behind the rear wheels resulting in an overall length of 21’ 11” to which we add a strong fully painted fiberglass body. Rather than jutting out after the cab, this stunning body widens gradually to a maximum of 8” at the rear wheels then gently tapers to the rear. We’ve retained the original Chevrolet side entry door and rear doors for easier loading, better air circulation, single door key and power locks. This great design is complemented with lightweight ABS ground effects and will make for many years of trouble free RVing.
The w-i-d-e body means more… more headroom (74”), more aisle width (32”), more room in the bathroom, more storage space, and more sleeping area (there’s even a 4 cu. ft. refrigerator!). All this extra space comes without the bulk typical of so-called B+ motorhomes and other class C’s. In short, there’s more RV while keeping those winning Roadtrek characteristics our customers have come to expect - the convenience and ease of driving an SUV or van.
The exterior features a brand new hidden storage compartment between the axles that’s drawer mounted for easier access. Three additional drawers are mounted for auxiliary batteries, external connections and storage.
A macerator sewage pump has been added. It chops up any solids and tissue in the black water tank and ejects the entire contents through a convenient 1 ¼” hose. No mess, no fuss - now that’s forward thinking!
“This is a brand new design,” commented Chairman Jeff Hanemaayer. “The 210 represents the culmination of years of listening to our Dealer network and our Owners’ suggestions. Wherever possible, we have incorporated these ideas in the final design” states Hanemaayer. “We believe the 210 breaks new ground in the class B motorhome segment, the new features are so numerous, our competition will spend years trying to catch up.”
The 210-Popular will be our first 2005 model with production starting in spring 2004.
Home & Park Motorhomes manufactures Roadtrek, #1 selling class B motorhome (camper van) in North America (since 1990). Home & Park is registered to ISO 9001:2000 and was the first North American RV Manufacturer to achieve that status. For photographs related to this release, visit www.roadtrek.com/media
For other information, visit www.roadtrek.com or contact Jim Hammill - General Manager at 888-ROADTREK (762-3873) ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the 210-Popular follows the same general layout as our 190-Popular model, increased headroom and a wider aisle are immediately noticeable. Twin beds are wider (30”) and the king bed is wider as well (6’6”). The revised galley has a larger window and a longer and deeper countertop. A microwave/convection oven and 4 cu.ft. refrigerator are located after the galley to create more space for 5 deep drawers and a huge cupboard below the countertop.
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