Roadtrek 190 Popular details


My rolling office, a Roadtrek 190 Popular Class B RV

Since many have asked, here are some details on the van;

Road trek 190 Popular, Class B RV, built on a Dodge Ram 3500 Van chassis.  Fully self contained w/40gals fresh water storage, 6gal hot water, 12gal black tank, and 26gal gray tank. 30lbs propane on board for cooking, hot water, and heat. Bathroom and stand up isle shower. Two burner gas stove, 3 way refrigerator/freezer, and microwave for cooking. Air conditioning and furnace for cooling and heat. Dual batteries providing 185Ahr, with a 600W inverter for 120V current from the house batteries. 2800 Watt Onan gasoline generator providing 120V AC power and draws its fuel from the RV gas tank. It could literally run for weeks on a full tank of gas. Class II trailer hitch and a 5000lb towing capacity. Dodge 318 5.2L V8, bullet proof reputation, tons of power for tackling the hills.


Kitchen on the right, bed and dinette in the rear with table, bath/shower is on the left.

Yes, they pack a lot in very little space.  It is a full featured RV carefully and elegantly packed into a very small package. The considerations in its design to be functional, comfortable, and not waste any usable space show. For systems that are used a very short amount of time in a day, they are given the least amount of space. For things that will be used for long periods, they have priority on space. They have designed the van to have standing room for anyone 6’ or less by lowering the floor and raising the ceiling.


As seen from outside the dual side doors

Based on those design goals, for example, the bed being used long hours each day can be made into a king size, short queen size, or two full size beds. The bathroom, only used a few minutes each day, is tucked away in a side closet. The shower also used minimally each day, utilizes a isle shower setup (clever and very functional). The dinette, side seating, and rear couch areas are comfortable with good padding in the cushions and ample space. Counter space is short on supply, but there are three slide out tables that provide additional counter space on demand, and tuck way when not needed. These types of considerations are evident throughout the van.


Front seating area setup for working with swivel table which is also removable

The on-board systems are enough to camp anywhere and be fully self contained for a week for one person, or about 5 days for two. We can extend another day or two if we are careful. If we dump the gray and black tanks once a week, and take on some water, we can go for very long periods of time without issue. Solar will be added in the very near future making the van self sufficient for power requiring the generator only for the air conditioning or microwave use.


Second monitor/tv for dual monitor editing being fed by a 4TB media raid system.

For more serious editing, I installed a second monitor to be used in a dual monitor editing setup. It is being fed by a 4TB Raid system with a duplicate of the original media back in the edit suite. Its good enough for most work other than critical color correction and grading, which is done back in the edit suite. The monitor also doubles as a entertainment device allowing DVD or downloaded content, as well as picking up OTA digital HDTV. If I need serious power for 4K video, I bring a workstation along.

Being able to work on the road easily is such a huge factor in making it fun to go to work every day. The view is ever changing outside the window, and the chain to the office broken. Refreshing to say the least.


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