Roadtrek said the motorhome’s lower weight and a smaller engine allow use of a lighter chassis, all of which lead to better fuel efficiency. Weight is further reduced through carrying of a portable 110-volt generator only when motorhome owners are going to use it.
Energy sources are simplified to just electricity and gasoline, the company says. By excluding propane, 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 users are not connected to an external power source, they can run the 110/12V fridge, 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 1,250-watt power inverter, Roadtrek said.
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.
The Ranger RT starts at $72,800 MSRP and is in production now.