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Mar 19, 2021
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I'll be picking up my 2012 Roadtrek 190 Popular in a couple of days. This is my first Roadtrek and looking for hints and potential issues. I have a 1999 Xplorer and have taken four 10,000 trips in. I avoid freeways and almost always travel the 'blue highways'. First shakedown cruise will be from Oregon to the desert outside of San Diego, about 3 weeks on the road.
 
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Mar 19, 2021
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Successful trip. Brakes overheated coming down twisty California mountain road but now I have the manual option in transmission figured out. Enjoyed Fort Bragg and Redwoods, also High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. Now I'm adding cabinets, better drawer locks, a privacy curtain behind front seats, and a 'hammock' to hold the sleeping bag behind the couch when driving. The next run will be into Washington State, not sure where.
 
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Just purchased a 97 Roadtrek 190 Popular. Took it in to the Dodge mechanic to have the once over, as it had some play in the steering and pulled a little when applying the brake at > 55mph. Dodge gave it the once over, and replied with the following repair list: replace both adler arms, drag link from gear to linkage, steering gear, intermediate shaft - rubber and u joint, rear differential service for a total of around $5000...are these repairs worth it on a 1997 Roadtrek? Engine is 126k but as the Dodge mechanic said "it runs like a top"...
 
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