We are Russ and Arlene from Yulee, FL (Northeast Florida), but originally from Pennsylvania. We started RVing in 2011 with a used 39’ ball to bumper TT, then went to a new 36’ 5th Wheel and in 2013 sold the 5th wheel and our F250 PSD and purchased a 2006 Winnebago Journey 35’ Diesel Pusher. The Journey was a perfect RV fit for our style of travel and from 2014 until we sold it in October, 2019, we managed to put about 50,000 miles on it. When we sold the Journey, we thought we were done traveling, but we soon realized we missed RV traveling, the freedom it offered us and the many people we met along the way.
So here we are, once again looking for out next home on wheels, but downsizing to better fit our current travel needs. We started looking at under 30-foot travel trailers back in early February, then this Covid-19 side -tracked our search until recently. Today we went and looked at a Retro 265BHS (red and white) and were pleased with the layout for a 28’, under 5000 lbs (unloaded) weight. Riverside Retro RV was not a manufacturer I had researched. While my wife loves the Retro look (it fits our age , I guess) but I focus more on the build, quality and durability. So, when I got home from the local dealer, I started to do some research to become more familiar and knowledgeable about the Riverside lines. I was surprised that I was unable to find what I’d call basic information on the build and materials used that I usually could find on most manufacturers website and/or brochure.
Since I still host the Owners Forum for the brand I started with (Open Range now Highland Ridge), I looked for a Riverside Owners Forum, a place I hoped that I could learn about Riverside RVs, in particular their Retro Line.
I hope to hear from some of the members here about their experiences with their Retros (good and bad) and what you like and dislike about your Riverside Brand.
Russ and Arlene
Russ and Arlene
(was considering 265RB)
TV - 2019 F150 with Towing