The 2018 RPOD 189 Travel Trailer by Forest River RV

When Forest River RV decided to add a little more space, dry baths, and new floor plans to their extremely successful RPod lineup, they introduced the RPod 189 and the RPod 190. The two trailers are both light weight and extremely towable. travel trailers. The only difference between the two is the sofa or dinette options in the rear of the trailer. We really like these two floor plans, so we invite you to take a walk-through look at the RPod 189 with Princess Craft RV!



As you can see in the video, everything is unmistakably RPOD. The trailer is just a little bit bigger, and the addition of a dry bath setup is of note. Things we like are the bigger bathroom and the fantastic couch. It really feels great to the touch and to sit on. The value you find in an RPOD is unmistakable. Forest River puts all of their RPODs together in a nearly turn-key fashion. They’re already optioned out for the most part, minus awning or tent attachment (but dealerships like us often order them with the awning from the factory).


To tow this wonderful trailer, we recommend a vehicle that can tow 5,000 lb. or more. You can tow with a vehicle that has a towing capacity closer to the 3,500 lb. range, but we err on the side of safety and a pleasant ride when traveling. You’ll need a 7-pin wiring harness with a charge line (to power the trailer’s brakes and to charge the battery while in transit). You’ll also need a brake controller. Other than those things, camping basics like hoses, propane, battery, water pressure regulator, etc. will be needed. Princess Craft RV makes sure the basics are covered when you roll out for the first time. Creature comforts and personalization are up to you… and encouraged! Talk to our parts personnel… we have ideas!


A bit more about the RPOD 189:

Quick Specs:

Hitch Weight 281 lb.

UVW 2792 lb.

CCC        989 lb.

Exterior Length 20’ 4”

Exterior Height 9’ 7”

Exterior Width 96”

Fresh Water 36 gal.

Gray Water 30 gal.

Black Water 30 gal.

Awning Size Opt. R-Dome


Let adventure follow you.

Your practical side will appreciate R•pod’s affordable luxury at the lowest tow weight in its class. Your adventurous side will love R•pod’s unique shape and construction.


R•pod puts the “fun” in functional.

R•pod comes standard with a 3.7 cubic foot 3-way refrigerator that provides you with enough space for all those extended camping trips. R•pod’s interior comes equipped with residential cabinetry, hardwood drawers and expandable cargo netting for additional storage wherever possible.


RPod 189 Features & Specs

1 Aluminum Wheels, Torsion Axle and Self Adjusting Brakes

2 Black Tank Flush

3 Diamond Plate, LP Quick Disconnect and 62″ Sewer Hose Carrier

4 LED Lights/Spoiler and 1-piece Fiberglass Roof

5 Spare Tire

6 Maxxair® Fan

7 Folding Grab Handle

8 Collapsible Hanging Rod (Model Select)

9 USB Charging Port

10 Recessed Cook Top with Glass Cover

11 Seamless Kitchen Countertops with Stainless Steel Under Mount Sink and Recessed Cover

12 Double Aluminum Step


RPod 189 Standards

CHASSIS /RUNNING GEAR • Powder Coated Steel Frame • 2″ Coupler • Self Adjusting Brakes • LED Taillights • Independent Torsion Axle • Aluminum Wheels • 205/75/R15 Radial Tires • 235/75/R15 Off Road Tires (Hood River Edition only) • Spare Tire • Nitrogen Filled Tires • Super Lube Hubs • Stabilizer Jacks (4) • Dual Battery Rack • Rotocast Fresh Water Tank • Rotocast Grey/Black Tank


APPLIANCES/EQUIPMENT • 6 Gallon Gas/Electric DSI Hot Water Heater • Water Heater By-pass System • 3-Way Refrigerator – 3.7 cu. ft. • Two Burner Cook Top • 20,000 BTU Furnace • 12V Demand Water Pump • Monitor Panel • 55AMP Converter w/ Charger • Detachable Power Cord • Air Conditioner Ready • 3 Speed Maxxair® Fan • Thetford® Toilet • USB Charging Port


SAFETY • Breakaway Switch • Fire Extinguisher • LP Detector • Smoke Detector • CO Detector • Safety Chains • Dead-bolt Door Lock • Ground Fault Protected Electrical Circuit


INSULATION • Sidewalls R-7 • Floor R-9 • Roof R-9 BIKE RACK • R•Pods Only Authorized 2 Place Bike Rack (Optional)


INTERIOR • 6′ 6″ Interior Height • Wet Bath w/ Integrated Toilet & Sink • Dry Bath (Select Models) • Designer Carefree® Flooring • Solid Lumber Core Cabinet Fronts Assembled w/ Screws • Grey Shaker Style Cabinetry • Hardwood Drawer Fronts w/ Full Extension Ball Bearing Drawer Guides • Decorative Window Treatments • Shower Surround w/ Curtain • Mini Blinds (Where Applicable) • Collapsible Clothes Hanger (Where Applicable) • Bathroom Pocket Organizers • Furrion AM/FM Stereo w/ Bluetooth • Wood Slideout Fascia w/ Corner Blocks


EXTERIOR • 2-Tone Gelcoated Fiberglass • Welded Aluminum Sidewalls & Floor • Laminated Sidewalls, Floor & Roof • Seamless Fiberglass Roof • Custom Tinted Safety Glass Windows • 20# LP Tank w/ Hard Cover • Exterior 120V Recept • License Plate Holder w/ Light • Radius Entrance & Baggage Doors • Folding Assist Handle • Double Aluminum Entry Door Step • Black Tank Flush • Rear Spoiler w/ LED Clearance Lights • TV Antenna • Black Powder Coated Fender Skirts w/LED Lights • Magnetic Baggage Door Catches • Outside Speakers • Outside Shower • Window in Entrance Door • Schwintek™ Slideout System • Sewer Hose Carrier


Forest River RPODS Available at Princess Craft RV:

Princess Craft RV – Round Rock TX – – 800 338-7123

Forest River RPOD 189 Manufacturer Page:


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