Erwin Hymer Group North America Inc. will be showcasing the Roadtrek and Hymer brands at this week’s Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa.
According to a press release, Erwin Hymer will have two booths at the SuperShow this year, one dedicated to its Roadtrek brand and the other introducing the new Hymer brand. Both brands will be displaying their full lineup of products with two new models on display in the Hymer booth.
Roadtrek, located in Booth No. 130 at the Florida State Fairgrounds, will have 11 models on display and will be showcasing some of their newest products and features including the recently launched Simplicity SRT. Roadtrek’s Simplicity SRT model is the builder’s newest entry-level coach, aimed at the single traveler or couples. Features include a permanent queen-size bed, permanent bathroom with shower, full kitchen galley and loads of interior storage.
“We are thrilled to be kicking off 2017 with both brands at the Florida RV SuperShow,” stated Jim Hammill, president and CEO of Erwin Hymer Group North America. “It’s an exciting year for us and we are looking forward to showing off some of our great new products.
Hymer, located in the midway at Booth No. 650, will be showing seven motorized models and two travel trailers, including the all-new Sonne, a coach built on the Ram ProMaster chassis targeting the female traveler. The Sonne features the largest bathroom available in a Class B that includes a stand-alone shower. Finished in a light butter cream interior color, it also features a kitchen galley and permanent queen size bed.
Also on display will be the new Aktiv 2.0, an extended version of the popular Aktiv model, featuring all the amenities available in the Aktiv but with a larger bed and more storage. It is also available with an optional rear power sofa for those who prefer to have some extra seating in the rear of the coach.
Kitchener, Ontario-based Class B manufacturer Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. officially launched its new Touring Series coach, the TS Adventurous.
Roadtrek’s Touring Series (TS) Adventurous, built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, offers luxury accommodations, beautiful styling and state-of-the-art technology, according to a press release.
The company has continued its trend of clean and sleek lines on the exterior of the TS and also introduced some newly styled ground effects that will make its way across all Mercedes-Benz models this year.
Stepping inside the TS, Roadtrek’s floorplan is appointed with rich interior colors, accents and fabrics. Exclusive to the TS Adventurous is the charcoal interior cabinets with subtle hints of gray throughout and accented with chrome pieces to create an upscale, trendy look.
Other upscale features include the true granite countertops, LED strip lighting with dimming control, power awning with outdoor lights, heated floor, built-in work station, induction cooktop, optional drawer style microwave, a large 11,500 Btu air conditioner and rear electrical and water hook ups.
Also being showcased in the TS Adventurous is Roadtrek’s interactive Coach-Connect system, providing RVers with full control of critical functions even if they are not near the coach. Using the tablet interface, RVers can connect via any desktop, tablet or cell phone, and monitor coach features such as tank fluid levels, lighting, air conditioning and heating, awning, battery power and more.
“We are thrilled to have the TS Adventurous officially become part of the Roadtrek lineup, it is a coach that showcases everything Roadtrek stands for and where the company is headed,” stated Jim Hammill, Roadtrek president. “Enthusiasts buy Roadtrek because they expect and deserve the best and that is exactly what we are offering in the new TS Adventurous, it’s a touring coach like no other.”
Over the past decade, increased consumer demand for more fuel-efficient RVs and technical innovations in the RV industry have led to a growth in the popularity of Class B motorhomes. As reported by the Aberdeen (S.D.) News, a huge part of the Class B’s appeal is that it drives like the family car and fits in most driveways.
Also know as van conversions and camper vans, the Class B is a favorite with singles and couples who are looking for maneuverability, fuel-efficiency and a variety of home-like amenities in a small package. These smaller rolling homes are built on a van or panel truck chassis with a raised roof and feature a bathroom with shower, sleeping, kitchen and dining accommodations, and often built-in entertainment systems.
They range in length from 16- to 22-foot and are priced between $65,000 and $130,000, depending on the extras. As for fuel economy, roughly, gasoline vans get between 12-15 mpg while diesels average 18-22 mpg.
Longtime RVers Fred and Eileen Nickerson of Coarsegold, Calif., selected their 2008 22-foot Roadtrek 210 van as their traveling rig because of its ease of handling. In order to visit their family living “up and down the California coast,” they wanted a smaller vehicle that Eileen, the primary driver, was comfortable operating.
“I like the Roadtrek because it is easy to drive, even in downtown traffic, and I can park it just about anywhere,” she said. “We love the fact it is equipped with everything we need while traveling.”
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Today’s Featured Video #2, courtesy of Keystone RV Center, takes a look at the 2011 Roadtrek 210 Popular Class B motorhome.