Hello folks. New to Rpods but not to RVs. Started in 2010 when I retired with a 21-ft travel trailer. Tried several models before settled into a 5th wheel. After five years got tired of all the work involved and sold it. Planned to retire from RVing but after a few months decided I really needed something to do in the summer. Ran across a 2020 Rpod 195 on Craig’s List. Had to go 200 miles to get it. In the fifth wheel days we managed 12 to 13 mpg with our diesel. On the way home with the Rpod, staying right at the 65 mph limit we got 19.5 mpg!
The 195 appealed to us because it is so easy to set up and it has a walk around queen bed. Most outfits that size you have to crawl over each other to get out of bed.
Another advantage of the 195 is it’s a pull trailer. Everyone told me the fifth wheel would be easier to back, but in five years I was always the main attraction at rv parks when I tried to park the #%##% thing. The 195 is a snap. I also like the fact it’s light enough we don’t need an equalizing hitch — just a simple anti-sway bar.
Hopefully I can pick to brains of some of you Rpod vets when I need some pointers.
Having a walkaround bed is a luxury after crawling over one's partner in the middle of the night. Made my partner a lot more friendly over coffee in the morning. Nice layout in that rig. We used to have a tt that size and it was easy to park and find spots in state parks.
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum.
Location: Top of a hill (in Iowa) surrounded by corn.
Welcome from Iowa, we used to have an RPod, was an absolutely awesome camper. Sold it for an Imagine due to not having enough floor space once our little girls became 'adult size'. Would be great for 2 people though.
Welcome. The 179 was too narrow for us and the DW didn't like the wet bath. She saw the 195 and we traded as soon as we found one at a good dealer. You made a good choice (and the rear kitchen reduces the tongue weight somewhat, not that will be a concern for you.)
Greg 'n Deb
2020 R-POD 195 HRE
'17 Tacoma 3.5L,'07 Tundra 5.7L w/ tow pkgs.