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Roadtrek Ranger RT Eliminates Propane Usage

Posted By RVBusiness On August 8, 2012 @ 8:29 am In Breaking News | 1 Comment

Roadtrek's new Ranger RT

Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. has introduced its lowest priced, fully-equipped midsize Class B motorhome, designed to be environmentally sensible by eliminating the use of propane.

According to a press release, the new Ranger RT camper van’s lower weight and smaller engine allow for a lighter chassis, all of which lead to better fuel efficiency. Weight is further reduced through carrying of a portable 110-volt generator that can be used only when needed.

Energy sources are simplified to just electricity and gasoline. By excluding propane, Roadtrek said the van’s systems are greatly simplified for easier operation and less maintenance, and burning of fossil fuels is reduced to help the environment.

When not connected to an external power source, RVers can run the 110/12-volt refrigerator, 110-volt stove, 110-volt microwave oven and 110-volt water heater with the dual large capacity auxiliary batteries through an improved electrical system with a 1250-watt power inverter. The power-efficient, compressor-driven Norcold refrigerator provides cooling without propane. The unit is also thermostatically controlled to eliminate 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 Ranger RT, with MSRP’s starting at $72,800, is currently in production.

For additional information, visit www.roadtrek.com/PR or call 888-ROADTREK (762-3873) or sales@roadtrek.com.

 

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1 Comment To "Roadtrek Ranger RT Eliminates Propane Usage"

#1 Comment By Kevin On August 8, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

When utilizing the 1250 watt inverter make sure their is an automatic shut off if shore power or a portable generator is utilized, or the inverter will immediately be destroyed.

When the inverter is utilized to this degree the only battery that will take this type of discharge and recharge is the AGM.

I have provided a link to their website.

http://www.fridge-and-solar.net/agm.htm

You make a great product and wanted to pass this information along.

Kevin


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