A look at the new Roadtrek TS Adventurous

Written by on December 3, 2013 in Models with 38 Comments

At the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association Trade Show in Louisville this week, Jennifer and I got to spend some time in Roadtrek Motorhomes’ brand new TS Adventurous – a high end model for 2014 built on the full sized Sprinter platform. This gorgeous new addition to the Roadtrek lineup is tricked out with a new interior and a proprietary technology system that lets you monitor and control your vehicle’s various comfort interior settings and  from a tablet or smartphone from anywhere via the Internet.

Roadtrek TS

The Roadtrek TS Adventurous

Special on board cameras let you, say, check up on fido when you leave your pet back in the coach while taking a hike or when you are out for dinner. You can similarly adjust the air conditioning, lights and monitor battery, plumbing and electrical circuits.

As a tech guy, I was instantly hooked.

Jennifer liked the luxurious European styling, the new dark laminate polished cabinetry. It’s a charcoal-like color accented by chrome. There is a built in work station for a laptop or tablet, raised appliances on a granite counter for ease of use and an induction cooktop for faster and more even cooking.

Also included in the TS is LED strip lighting with dimming control, power awning with outdoor lights, heated floors, a large 1350 watt air conditioner and rear electrical and water hook ups. It can seat seven, four up front on swiveling Captain’s Chair, and three in the back on the sofa, which converts to a king sized-bed with the push of a switch

The above video gives you a look at what it’s like. After our look, we talked with Jim Hammill, Roadtrek’s president, who offered more insight.

The TS Adventurous is meant for four season use, without the need for winterization as long as you keep it plugged into shore power.

And the same innovations like solar power, heated floors, an engine generator and other features of models like the eTrek (also on the Sprinter platform) or the 40th Anniversary Special Edition (a Roadtrek 190 Popular model on the Chevy chassis) can be fitted to the TS Adventurous.

Roadtrek dealers will be taking orders for it starting in January. Pricing hasn’t been set.

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About the Author: Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, and Norweigian Elkhound, Tai, travels North America in a Type B motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and frustrations of RV life on the road. He is the official on-the-road reporter for the Family Motor Coach Association. a columnist with Family Motor Coaching Magazine and his Roadtreking reports appear in numerous newspapers and publications. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, video editing and all things dealing with technology. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations. .


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  1. Freida says:

    Are you trading, Mike???

  2. Yolanda Anguiano says:

    It left me speechless!

  3. Barbara Dunham says:

    I would like to volunteer to be a driver to see how well a single lady and her dog, do driving the new unit. Looks just right for me.

  4. Maureen says:

    Simply gorgeous….I noticed the change in handles. Are these on all new models.

  5. angie o'malley says:

    Thank you Mike…wow! I especially like the work station since I work when we travel. A pretty luxurious office on wheels!

  6. Pam Hicks says:

    Great report & fabulous vehicle. Bonus: the opportunity to see Jim & a glimpse of Howard – important folks in my Roadtrek family!

  7. Linda says:

    I’m ready to trade in my 2013 RS for the TS. It does everything my model does not do…and I think I would love those new cabinet latches!

  8. Diane says:

    I love this new model! It’s absolutely gorgeous! Hoping to win the lottery and get to buy one …. until then, lest my 2009 RS Adventurous gets jealous, I love you too, Maria!

  9. Sandi Coll says:

    They must get about 3 miles per gallon with all that added “luxury.”

  10. Jay Vorley says:

    Denny Vorley

  11. My father in law has his 2012

  12. Our 2006 gets 22 mpg (US) & 26mpg Canadian!

  13. Mike Jones Mike Jones says:

    Sweet! And I love the color!

  14. Susan Meyer Susan Meyer says:

    I would sooo love this!

  15. Pat Mesic says:

    love the color. Not the typical style either.

  16. Would love to have one & just GO

  17. A chocolate motorhome!!!! Love it!!!!

  18. Irv Horton says:

    ThTs..nice..I could see you in that one…

  19. Super beau j en veut un

  20. Mark Bea says:

    Me too!! Fortune come my way, please

  21. Can’t tell anything but the outside. What does the inside look like?

  22. Darrel Adamson says:

    When will Roadtrek have one of the new 4X4 sprinter conversions?

  23. I’m small..u can take me along!!

  24. Looks like I might be getting this one!!

  25. Ken Huckeba says:

    It would be hoooooot!

  26. I watched the video (no sound) I didn’t see where to sleep or how many it sleeps

  27. Marti-Tony Hoffman says:

    What’s the starting price?

  28. Rick Hunt says:

    This is the way we camp.

  29. u parents had big life ins lucky u, RICK HUNT

  30. Joanne Phelps says:

    I would love to have one, but we can’t afford.

  31. Arkansas Razorback fans would love this.

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