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2010 Roadtrek SS-Agile

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

The newest member of the Roadtrek
family of Class B motorhomes is the SS-Agile, designed as a multipurpose travel adventure vehicle that’s
as comfortable and convenient exploring the natural wonders of the U.S. as it is tailgating
at sports venues.

Built on the short wheelbase Dodge Sprinter 2500 chassis, Roadtrek has
transformed the now highly recognizable Tradesman body into a comfortable and
well-appointed coach. Its diminutive size and ease of operation give it second-vehicle
status, along with the associated economies. The Sprinter’s Mercedes-Benz diesel has set
the bar for diesel power with mileage in the low 20s, while providing spirited motoring
using its 280 lb-ft of torque to its advantage, controlled by the dash-mounted paddle

Outside, the Agile is ringed in panoramic and tinted windows, giving everyone an
excellent view of passing landscapes without the feeling of being cramped or confined. The
large windshield and fall-away hood create excellent visibility that enhances driving
safety. The 48-foot turning radius allows the nimble Agile to negotiate even the tightest
parking situations. Two optional full-body paint schemes are available that include
matching paint for the 9-foot, 10-inch Fiamma awning cover and Dometic roof A/C housing,
creating a strikingly upscale appearance.

Exterior compartments neatly arrange the various
coach’s electrical, potable water, cable TV and sanitary outlets. Features include a
marine-style black-tank macerator pump-out system that allows for clean and reliable
discharge at the touch of a button – even to a discharge connection point higher than the
tank – and a 2.5 kW LP-gas-powered generator as an available option when boondocking is on
the itinerary. The standard 5,000-pound Class-III hitch receiver is handy for mounting bike
racks, cargo baskets or a storage trunk, which helps offset the lack of rooftop storage.
Rear doors are equipped with a clever articulated hinge, allowing the door to either open
to a conventional position or, by releasing the door stop, open entirely, swinging nearly
270 degrees against the side body magnetic stops – a handy feature in windy conditions
while loading or unloading cargo.

The cockpit offers several storage locations for personal
trip necessities, and the easy-to-read gauges, with a handy driver’s information panel,
keep track of the numerous engine, mileage and chassis functions that make driving the
Agile an effortless experience. Very comfortable faux leather captain’s chairs swivel when
in camp to provide additional seating.

The interiors of these Class B coaches are marvels of engineering ingenuity, assigning every
square inch to a specific purpose. The Agile is no exception. Looking at the Euro-style
cabinetry, granite countertops and residential-quality fixtures, you’ll be hard pressed to
find nicer accommodations in this segment.


The cabin is surrounded by an assortment of
generous storage cabinetry with additional cooking-utensil storage in the galley module. A
recessed two-burner cooktop with glass cover creates additional countertop space when not
in use. The single-basin sink, covered with matching granite, also helps create more than 4
feet of valuable open countertop space. The 4-cubic-foot, three-way-power fridge and
built-in convection-microwave fill out a kitchen appliance list that can create on-the-go
snacks or a full sit-down menu.

The rear power sofa provides dinette-style seating, belted
travel seating for three and folds down into a comfortable king-size or “twin-like”
sleeping arrangement, with a front-row view of the optional home theater system and 19-inch
flat-screen TV.

The Agile is equipped with a full wet bath that includes a sit or stand
shower and pull-out basin above the toilet.

Innovative door design creates additional
privacy space to temporarily enlarge this complete but compact bath, while still allowing
aisle passage.

With only a 144-inch wheelbase, the SS-Agile combines the best in features, workmanship and materials
found in larger coaches, while offering a singular ability to use this Class B as a second
family vehicle. This concept continues to gain in popularity as buyers see the advantages
offered by these fuel-efficient and well-engineered motorhomes – they can provide a
high-caliber camping experience or a simple weekend getaway, yet always fit in the

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