A great looking, gas powered camper van with
some really cool tech options and can be had for under $100k? Yep, we’re reviewing a 2019 IROK by Fleetwood
and we’re starting right now! Hey there, Neil Balthaser here and welcome
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exterior where we’re also going to talk about chassis specs and hookups. The IROK is built on the Ram Promaster 3500
chassis which means it’s just an inch under 21 feet in length and that means it can just
fit into standard parking spaces here in North America. The Promaster is a gas powered 3.6L V6 Pentastar
engine with a 6 speed transmission that can deliver up to 283HP and 260Ft-lbs. of torque. It’s front wheel drive and has a great turning
radius. As far as the exterior goes I really like
the look of the IROK. It has minimal graphics and Fleetwood has
upgraded the wheels to a matte black finish which give the IROK a more rugged look. If you opt for the granite crystal metallic
paint you get a unique looking van that’s pretty stealthy. Along the driver’s side it’s pretty clean. There’s no refrigerator vents here and I appreciate
that Fleetwood has aligned all the hookups and panels along a straight horizontal line
front to back to minimize drawing attention to the fact that this is an RV. Speaking of hookups all of them except the
gravity dump station are located up high. While we’re on the driver’s side let’s take
a quick look at the driver’s seating position. Here I am sitting with the seat pushed all
the way back. I’m 5’10” and I don’t really have much room
to recline the seat back any further. This isn’t a problem specific to the IROK
– all Promaster’s have this challenge. The steering wheel does both tilt and telescope. Let’s head inside now where we’re going to
also talk about specs, dimensions and features. The IROK comes in two floor plans: the FSL
which features a rear sofa which converts to your bed and the floor plan we’re in today
the FSD which features two twin beds in the rear. Here we are inside the FSD and in the back
you see your two sofas facing one another; along the passenger side is your galley and
across the aisle on the driver’s side if your bathroom. This coach has a very sophisticated feel with
hand rubbed, high gloss burl wood, AMG double needle diamond pattern seating which by the
way used to be a $1000 upgrade but is now standard and beautiful wood-grained vinyl
flooring. I do want to point out the interior height
which is 6’1″. Taller people may feel a bit squished in this
coach. I do appreciate the special touches like the
burl wood cover for the overhead vent and the aluminum, residential style door knob
to the bathroom. This coach feels like a much more expensive
Airstream but as you can see from the price here we’re under $100k at this particular
dealer. Let’s take a look at the galley where we’re
also going to talk about the electrical system. There’s plenty of prep space here although
it’s important to note that there are no counter extensions. You’ve got a nice solid surface Corian counter
top, an AC outlet to plug in your coffee maker or other kitchen appliance, a nice aluminum
sink with a residential style faucet AND an induction cooktop which is standard! You’ve got pretty good storage below the sink
and a cabinet above. I’m happy to report that as you can see here
both the drawers and the cabinets are positive locking. Some of the storage under your counter is
taken away by the 3.5 cu.ft. compressor driven refrigerator. But the bonus of moving that refrigerator
is a large wardrobe closet below your convection microwave oven. And as you see here the microwave is located
up higher so you’ll have to decide if that works for you or not. Take a look down: we are a little bit constrained
with the width of the aisle-way due to both the passenger side sofa and the bathroom inching
their way into the aisle. You’ll need to try this space out yourself
to see if you have enough room to move about. Let’s swing around and have a look at the
electrical system. Standard on this coach you get 3000wh – that’s
around 250ah of lead acid batteries, a 2000w inverter and 100w of solar. It’s great to see Fleetwood giving you 100w
of solar standard. For 2018 and 2019 model years you get a 2.5kw
propane generator as standard BUT starting with the 2020 model year that’s going to become
an option. Now what’s really impressive is that you have
two options for upgrading to lithium: The first is a 100ah (1200wh) simple lithium battery
upgrade for $4500. I’m not listing it here but basically they
just replace the lead acid batteries with lithium and all the rest of the standard features
stay the same. Or, you can opt for the $22k upgrade to the
Xantrex Eco-Freedom 7200wh (600ah) lithium battery upgrade that will also upgrade your
inverter to 3000w and your generator to an underhood, second alternator. Additionally, Fleetwood upgrades your coach
air conditioner to a get this – 38,000 BTU unit that can run off your lithium batteries. To put that in perspective most camper van
rooftop AC units are 13,500 BTUs so this one has over twice the cooling capabilities. Finally, I want to point out that this coach
uses an Espar gasoline coach heater. That means the heater doesn’t use propane
but takes fuel directly off your main fuel tank. So if you upgrade to the Xantrex Eco-Freedom
lithium system where the propane generator is replaced by the underhood generator you
can go completely propane-less on this coach. Okay let’s head into the rear lounge/bedroom
where we’re also going to take a look at the bathroom. This is a very nice rear lounge. Two large sofas face each other and I gotta
say I love the AMG double needle diamond pattern stitching. There are two wood color options available:
black burl and walnut burl and 3 leather color options. 4 people are going to be able to sit in this
lounge no problem. I also appreciate the cup holders integrated
into the table top and that the table top matches the Corian on the kitchen counter. This is something that you’ll normally find
on much more expensive RVs. Unfortunately, there are no seatbelts back
here: 3-pt or otherwise so this lounge is strictly for lounging in when the coach is
parked. On the positive side this twin sofa configuration
does allow for pass thru storage from the back. Sitting on the bench seats is okay. The good news is that at 5’10” my legs aren’t
dangling but the overhead cabinets are a bit low and taller folks may find themselves hitting
their heads on them. There’s a 24″ flat panel LCD TV back here
and its on a swing-out armature and sensibly placed so that people can see it. Let’s see how this lounge converts to a bedroom. You can fill in the middle section and have
one large 65″x74″ bed. The bed dimensions are the same for both the
FSL and FSD configurations. In this FSD configuration however you also
get two twin beds when you don’t fill in the middle section. Here I am laying on the driver’s side. Keep in mind I’m 5’10” and you can see that
I just fit into this bed. You can remove the back rest and get a bit
more width. The dimensions are exactly the same on the
passenger’s side as well so if you’re taller then 6 feet then you may feel a little squished. Let’s take a look at some standout features
before heading into the bathroom. You can get the rear and side screen door
packages for $2,500 which seems a bit high to me. Additionally, for nearly $7k you can get a
roof rack system with ladder which is pretty cool looking on this already cool looking
van. A really unique upgrade is the exterior security
camera system which includes 4 camera that are integrated into the touch screen panel
in the back. If sleeping , you can push a dim glowing red
button on the monitor and turn on the camera monitor inside of the vehicle and view what
is going on outside. A huge upgrade is this power, drop-down loft
bed which can be electrically lowered and something that’s not listed here
is that Fleetwood uses the FireFly integrated control system that when coupled with a separate
iPhone app lets you monitor and control some functions inside your RV remotely! These are all really great features that I
haven’t found on any other RVs in this price range. All right let’s take a quick look at the bathroom
before I give you my final recommendation. It’s a nice looking bathroom. Even though it’s small i like the stainless
steel sink and again matching Corian. The residential type faucet and matching shower
head are modern and clean looking. Bonus points for having a proper toilet paper
holder with a cover to protect when you shower. Here I am seated on the toilet and I’ve good
adequate shoulder room and headroom – nothing’s really obstructing me. And here I am standing. I’m 5’10” and it is a bit tight in terms of
head room. But there is a powered rooftop vent in here
and I appreciate that little bit of extra cut out in the wall that gives me just a bit
more elbow room. Let’s have a quick look at tank sizes before
I give you my final recommendation. Nice size Fresh water tank and this coach
comes with a black tank flush system and heated tanks as standard. You can upgrade to a macerator for $2k. So all around a good plumbing system for this
coach with tank sizes that are going to let you boondock for 3-4 days. So what’s my final recommendation? Should you avoid the IROK? Consider it? Short list it? Or buy it? I think you should… shortlist it. The IROK is a beautiful coach inside and out
and it comes with some fantastic standard and upgrade features that aren’t available
anywhere else. With the Espar gas heating system and the
Xantrex lithium upgrade you have a fully off-the-grid camper van that can also be propane-less. Let me know if you agree in the comments section
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