I see a couple of older 210s for sale, fairly low mileage, reasonably priced. If my 26.5' Lazy Daze was waaay too big, will a 21' seem small enough? I was going to try to keep my new purchase to a 17'. Is the gas mileage in a 21' that much less than 19' or 17'? Thanks.
We have a 1995 Chev.Roadtrek 210 Popular. Our MPG will vary from 12 to 15 MPG, depending on how fast I drive it. Last February on a trip from El Paso to the Big Bend area, we got about 15.4 MPG on our first leg of the trip. Our speed on I-10 was 60 to 65 MPH, then when we got on the two lane highways I dropped to about 55 MPH. In our opinion the older 210s have better storage space utilization than the newer ones. If you feel your 26.5" Lazy Daze is too big, then it would be an easy transition to a 21' RT 210. We feel they are easily manuverable, great to stealth camp in and in our case with the four seats up front, (drivers and passengers seats are rotatable) you have a division of accomodations of living room/dining room, bathroom, kitchen areas in the middle and the bedroom in the back. We like our oldie, but a goodie RT. Yes, we have had to make certain maintenance repairs and replace big interior items like the A/C which was done by Van City RV at purchase time and just recently the refrigerator. But compared to the cost of new 210s and the depreceiation therefrom, we like ours. Wash and wax it, it shines like a new one, even if the decals are fading.
Good luck on your searching out good older Class Bs.
I just did a spreadsheet on my trip MN-SD-MT-WY-UT-ID-OR-CA....I battled high winds/storms for first 700-800 miles or so, up/down mts to 8000'...wish this was beter. Had new Michlins (65#front/80#back) and had empty tanks.
We have a 2007 RT 210 Versatile. Haven't quite hit 3000 miles on it, but so far the mileage has been hovering at about 14 MPG (primarily highway driving).
If the 26.5' LD was "way" too big, then you might consider a RT 190. But no matter what, go somewhere where you can see, sit in, and drive them all before making a decision. Perhaps even rent one (which we did) to really determine which is the best fit for your needs.
2007 Roadtrek 210 Versatile
We have a 2006/2007 RT 210 P - - about 3400 miles - we normally get between 15.0 - 16.0 in highway driving (with empty tanks) we usually drive about 65 (lower than Colorado interstates 75 MPH) and lower 15's to high 14's carrying 30 gallons of fresh water - Jean and Jan in Colorado
We have a 2004/5 RT210P with about 17,000 miles. We just returned from a 6,000 mi trip to the northwest and consistently got between 14 and 16 mpg. We always travel with water in the tanks. There is a penalty in gas mileage when driving at the 75 mile speed limit vs 65 or 70. We have averaged 15 mpg in all our travels.