mark
Just wondering if there are production stats on Riverside Retro TTs? Would be interesting to know which models sell best and which not so well? Anyone know where to look for that info? 
Mark

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Tiki2some
Great question, tho I've seen no indication in my searching. Just idle curiosity, but the 2 of us were wondering the other day what's more popular for Riverside: Retros or Mt McKinleys?
~ Linda & Bill
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mark
I wrote an email to Riverside RVs and asked them the same question I posted. They replied that " no such data exists". I suppose what that really means is that production and sales info is not shared? We could start a poll here, I suspect however that the #s would be so small that there would be no statistical validity.
Mark

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sjmiller
Being new to the travel trailer crowd, this forum, and a Facebook page, the 177SE seems pretty popular.  We bought a 189R, and love it.  We liked the space, but wonder why it more people seem to choose the 177SE.  Size?  Weight?  Price?  Looks?  Just curious...
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TravelerGuy
Hi Sjmiller,
Travelergirl and I bought our 177SE about a year ago and love it.  Reasons for choosing that model were:
[1]  It was the right size (didn't want anything smaller, and didn't want to tow something longer or heavier).
[2]  Really wanted a queen size bed we could walk around.
[3]  It looks very cool and "retro", as they all do.
[4]  Our local dealer only had a couple of 177SE's and a 166.  No other choices.

Don't know about price as we didn't price any other models, we would have had to go 200 miles away to buy another model.  For reference, we paid just over $15k for ours.

In Retro-spect (ha-ha), if the local guy had a 179SE, we would have bought that model, as it has a better bathroom, and slightly bigger countertop.  Our dealer was not going to continue selling the Riverside line, so he wouldn't order us a 179SE.  I can see that the 179 is a great replacement for the 177.

Happy travels!
Traveler Guy
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Ralph L Staub
Hi sjmiller, we were considering the 177se before we bought the 199fks. The 177se is very popular because its a Queen bed, has some wiggle room, and it fits in the <5,000 lb category, so it can be towed by most vehicles. At the time, we had a Nissan Xterra as a TV, which maxes out at 5000 total/500 tongue, as do most Midsize SUVs. We have dogs, and the 199fks has lots of open space for them, so I took the plunge into a fullsized truck. That was a far pricier decision than just getting a 177se. 
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bhavenst
After paying attention to groups etc. for a year now, I think they do build a lot more of the 177SE than others..  But to give another data point, we bought a 180R after also looking at the 177SE.  The main reasons we chose the 180R over the 177SE were dual axle (smoother towing, lower tongue weight, increased cargo capacity), dry bath w/ external sink/vanity and full length (standard home size) queen bed.  We got it in the mid 16s (2018 new).  It was about as big as we wanted to go with a 5000lb max tow vehicle (FJ Cruiser).  We really love it and have no regrets at all.
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