Editor’s Note: The following is a review by Truck Trend of the E-trek Class B motorhome by Canadian builder Roadtrek Motorhome Inc. To view the full story along with accompanying photos click here.
It’s true: both Johnny Carson and the entire Corps of Discovery slept here; however, the opportunities for discovery when poking around the northeast corner of Nebraska go far beyond that. Following blue-line highways and graded-gravel back roads that lace this area of America’s Heartland, our ride and accommodations would be the new E-Trek, a Class B Motorhome by Roadtrek. With a ’15 E-Trek at hand and with a lust to discover under-explored places, our sights were set on the northeast corner of the Cornhusker State.
Built on a Mercedes Sprinter 3500 (dualie) platform, the 3.0L turbocharged V-6 diesel engine comes married to a five-speed automatic transmission. The E-trek is designed to transport seven and sleep four, with a private residential-style bath (marine-style toilet, full shower, lavvy) and a U-shaped rear sofa converts into a king or two single beds. The front four seats (two in the cockpit and two mid-coach) make up into single beds. The full-service galley includes a cooktop, refrigerator, sink, solid-surface counter, microwave/convection oven, and cabinets. A table can be set up in the rear of the coach or up front, where four can sit down to dine when the cockpit seats are facing aft.
This Class B motorhome is designed to be minimally invasive to the environment, but this has been done without sacrificing the luxuries and comforts associated with the RV lifestyle. Equally important is that the systems and technologies used to achieve this are transparent to the end-user. The E-Trek consumes only diesel fuel (no propane or auxiliary gen-sets). Eight 6V deep-cycle batteries and a 5,000-watt inverter power everything electrical (roof AC, induction cook-top, refrigerator, and lighting). Heating and hot water is provided by a closed-loop diesel-fired boiler system by Webasto that’s augmented by engine heat.
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