White Water Retro Going More Retro

LaGrange, Indiana based Riverside RV has announced a new addition to their White Water Retro lineup. The popular 177 floor plan will be the basis for a Special Edition model that will hit dealer showrooms in the coming months. Additional features to the newly named 177SE will be a new paint scheme with three color options, whitewall tires, birch interior, upgraded LED exterior lighting,  and wheels painted to match the trailer’s color.

11198472823_1f92820a35Standard White Water Retro 177

Screen-Shot-2015-04-24-at-1.52.14-PMWhite Water Retro 177SE – courtesy RV Business

 This looks like it will be a very popular addition to the Retro lineup, and I’d venture to say it’s an answer for those who’ve had concerns about the 1961 Shasta Airflyte reissue’s sleeping set-up, as the White Water utilizes a rear island queen bed and front dinette.


I’ve got a call out to Bob Taulbee of Riverside RV, so once I get more info, I’ll post it here. Stay tuned!


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12 Responses to White Water Retro Going More Retro

  1. Jody

    Awesome!! If they do this with the 181b I will be all over it!! Can’t wait to see this one!

  2. Julia

    This sounds perfect! Can’t wait to see interior pictures. I hope they also make the awning retro looking with stripes matching the exterior but with modern, push-button ease. That would cap it all off beautifully.

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  4. Pete

    Cool! Just what the wife and I have been looking for: a beautiful (retro style) trailer under 20′ with an Island bed! All we want is, basically, is a bedroom on wheels with a toilet & sink, small kitchen. We only need it to sleep 2 and it needs to get into and out of tight spaces in the woods. This looks perfect. Or, it would be if it were even a bit shorter, like 16 feet.

    • Pat

      Pete – You’d do very well with a Retro 177 if it’s just the two of you. They’ve made a lot of strides in quality over the past 3 years, and it’s showing with an ever growing ownership base. Good luck with what you decide!

    • susan

      get twin beds…you can move aroound and you have rooms for whatever between the beds

  5. Salty Smith

    Pete,I have a Retro 177 and love it.It has exactly what you describe- an island bed,small galley,usable head.Only drawback is the extremely low ground clearance.Good luck to your

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  7. susan

    I have a 2014 177 with twin beds. I had it lifted. i tow with a 6cly Pathfinder with np….I luv the twin beds easy to get around. A friend has the same unit…she lovz hers. My AC was the one witb the key pads…..it leaked….but the factory took care of it with the unit with the knobs
    ….solved the problem…..I added Vent covers ……This is the only Rv with twin beds…you have to ask for them…..3 sleep easy…the dinnett is a good size…..For me the weight is not bad saves on gas….just be sure you hv a sway bar…..stablelizers not needed…have fun

    • susan

      PS the 2014 was lowwwww…Lifted I have no problems……Dont exspect to cook in any small rv….get a big one if you want to cook

  8. Derek Brinkman

    Can anyone tell me where I can get the exterior vent/screen that’s on the side of the camper above? I believe it’s purpose is to vent the built in air conditioner.

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