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GerTee

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Afternoon everyone, asking a question on behalf of a friend. Any funsters have any experience of a Roller Team 590?. They are considering this as their first van so warts and all information would be greatly appreciated. They are also going to join our brilliant forum.
 
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10 years overlanding in a Discovery. Sahara, Arctic, Iceland and Asia with more to come.
We rented a 2018 model, for 6 days, last year. We are planning to get a motorhome once our house is (eventually!) sold and had narrowed our choice down to this specific model.
TBH we were very disappointed. There were several minor things we didn't like, but we knew that could occur with any MH. However, there were a couple of real 'dealbreakers' for us.

The first one was the design of the toilet. In order to get the cassette to exit above the rear bumper, the toilet sits on a raised pedestal inside. This lifts the whole thing around 3-4" and made it very uncomfortable to use. I am 6'1" and had to sit with my feet at a strange angle resting on the ball of my foot. My wife is 5'4" and actually had trouble reaching the floor! On top of this, there is very little knee room and you can't turn the seat too much because of the proximity to the sink. Even my wife occasionally 'popped' the door open accidentally whilst doing her 'business'. Thirdly this restriction also meant it was extremely difficult to bend over, reach behind and do your essential 'paperwork' (if you get my meaning!). All in all it was a very poor design and wasn't something we could live with.

We also found that it was incredibly noisy when driving. Even when we packed the pots, pans etc. within an inch of their lives the noise and vibration from the back was bad. We put this down to the lack of anything 'soft' in the back i.e. cushions, curtains, etc. thereby acting like a large drum/soundbox. On one concrete surfaced section of the A14 it was so bad that I had to pull off and have a break. I couldn't imagine driving it for many hours and arriving anywhere feeling relaxed. We drove for around 2-3 hours each day and by the time we stopped I had had enough.

We found the table very restrictive as it was too big. However, this could easily be fixed by fitting a smaller top.

The need to use a lighter to ignite the hob was bl**dy annoying. 2018 and no autoignition!!!

The bed was pretty comfortable. However, if you wanted to bring it down to use without a ladder (as we did) you had to dissemble virtually all the lounge seats and then try and find somewhere to stow them that didn't obstruct a heater vent or get in the way of the toilet. If you're happy to use the ladder then this isn't an issue.

On the plus side, we found the storage to be adequate for the two of us and the automatic gearbox (something we wanted) worked well. The fridge was large and we found the lighting pretty good with switches in good locations.

It was generally well built although it is clearly built to a price as Roller Team are towards the cheaper end of the market. We were convinced it was the model/layout for us, but trying it for a few days proved otherwise.

There are many happy T590 owners and they clearly suit some. I would suggest that they try hiring one for a few days to see if they come to the same conclusion as us or decide that what were dealbreakers for us are insignificant for them.

As a side note I would tell them to look at the 2017/18 models rather than the latest 2019. Even the hire company said that they had taken a backward step in design and quality.
 
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GerTee

GerTee

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Thanks Ralph, will pass your intel on to them
 
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GerTee

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We rented a 2018 model, for 6 days, last year. We are planning to get a motorhome once our house is (eventually!) sold and had narrowed our choice down to this specific model.
TBH we were very disappointed. There were several minor things we didn't like, but we knew that could occur with any MH. However, there were a couple of real 'dealbreakers' for us.
The first one was the design of the toilet. In order to get the cassette to exit above the rear bumper, the toilet sits on a raised pedestal inside. This lifts the whole thing around 3-4" and made it very uncomfortable to use. I am 6'1" and had to sit with my feet at a strange angle resting on the ball of my foot. My wife is 5'4" and actually had trouble reaching the floor! On top of this, there is very little knee room and you can't turn the seat too much because of the proximity to the sink. Even my wife occasionally 'popped' the door open accidentally whilst doing her 'business'. Thirdly this restriction also meant it was extremely difficult to bend over, reach behind and do your essential 'paperwork' (if you get my meaning!). All in all it was a very poor design and wasn't something we could live with.

We also found that it was incredibly noisy when driving. Even when we packed the pots, pans etc. within an inch of their lives the noise and vibration from the back was bad. We put this down to the lack of anything 'soft' in the back i.e. cushions, curtains, etc. thereby acting like a large drum/soundbox. On one concrete surfaced section of the A14 it was so bad that I had to pull off and have a break. I couldn't imagine driving it for many hours and arriving anywhere feeling relaxed. We drove for around 2-3 hours each day and by the time we stopped I had had enough.

We found the table very restrictive as it was too big. However, this could easily be fixed by fitting a smaller top.

The need to use a lighter to ignite the hob was bl**dy annoying. 2018 and no autoignition!!!

The bed was pretty comfortable. However, if you wanted to bring it down to use without a ladder (as we did) you had to dissemble virtually all the lounge seats and then try and find somewhere to stow them that didn't obstruct a heater vent or get in the way of the toilet. If you're happy to use the ladder then this isn't an issue.

On the plus side, we found the storage to be adequate for the two of us and the automatic gearbox (something we wanted) worked well. The fridge was large and we found the lighting pretty good with switches in good locations.

It was generally well built although it is clearly built to a price as Roller Team are towards the cheaper end of the market. We were convinced it was the model/layout for us, but trying it for a few days proved otherwise.

There are many happy T590 owners and they clearly suit some. I would suggest that they try hiring one for a few days to see if they come to the same conclusion as us or decide that what were dealbreakers for us are insignificant for them.

As a side note I would tell them to look at the 2017/18 models rather than the latest 2019. Even the hire company said that they had taken a backward step in design and quality.

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