Battle of the B’s: The Winnebago Travato Standard vs. Lithium

The Class B Camper Van market continues to grow and offers a number of different options for those looking to go where they want, when they want, in an RV.  Class B motorhomes are compact and smaller in stature compared to traditional Class A and Class C Motorhomes. Class B’s are also larger and taller than a typical full-sized van allowing space within the Class B RV for living, sleeping and a wet bath. Winnebago offers a number of different Class B van options, we will discuss the Winnebago Travato Class B Van below.

The Winnebago Travato features all-season roof and sidewall insulation. The Travato is equipped with insulated flooring with a vapor barrier, above-floor waterlines, heated tanks and available dual-pane acrylic insulated windows which extend the camping season. The Travato’s Eco-Hot® water system cuts water waste and waiting time for hot water.

The Winnebago Travato is available in 2 floorplans and is built on the RAM ProMaster Chassis. This Chassis includes Uconnect with a 10” Multimedia Touchscreen Infotainment Center and a digital rearview mirror. RAM ProMaster safety features include Crosswind Assist, Traffic Sign Assist, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus, Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking System and Post Collision Braking. Each of the 2 floorplans in the Travato are available with or without the Lithium Power System. This system allows you extended off grid stays. We will discuss this system in more detail below.

Winnebago Travato Lithium vs. Standard

The Winnebago Travato measures 21’ in length and can sleep up to two people. The Travato 59K|59KL floorplan features twin beds/seating area that can be converted into one large flex bed system. The 59G|59GL features a rear corner bed that stores upright and a dinette with 3-point seat belts. Each of the Winnebago Travato floorplans galleys includes Corian solid-surface countertop, a Flip-Up (59G|59GL) or Pull-Out countertop extension (59K|59KL) and 2-burner range LP Cooktop (59G|59K) or a single burner induction cooktop (59GL|59KL.) The 59K|59KL floorplan include a 4.3 cu. ft. compressor-driven refrigerator while the 59G|59GL floorplan includes a two-door 6.0 cu. ft. compressor-driven refrigerator. Each Travato floorplan includes swiveling cab seats that become an integral part of the living area.

As mentioned above, each of the Travato’s floorplans is available with or without the Lithium Power System. The designation of an “L” after the floorplan denotes that it includes lithium. For instance, the Travato 59K and the Travato 59KL are identical floorplan layouts, the KL simply includes the Lithium Power system. The differences in the electrical  power systems between the standard and lithium models are listed below.

The Winnebago Travato Power System in the Travato 59KL|59GL

  • Pure3 Energy Management System  3-modules (more than 9,000 usable watt-hours) lithium-ion energy pack
  • Second dedicated alternator powered by the engine chassis
  • Energy Pack Heating System
  • 3,200-watt inverter
  • Optional: Extended Pure3 Energy Management System 4-module (more than 12,000 usable watt-hours) lithium-ion energy pack

The Winnebago Travato Power System in the Travato 59K|59G

  • Cummins Onan QG 2800i gas generator
  • 1,000-watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter
  • 2 deep-cycle Group 31 batteries  (AGM maintenance-free)

Both the Lithium and non-Lithium Travato models include a 215-watt solar panel, a solar charge controller with a junction box and plugins for additional solar panels. Additional solar can be added to the Travato up to 450-watts in the 59K|59G and up to 600-watts in the 59KL|59GL.

 In the Galley of the Lithium and non-Lithium models you’ll find another difference. The Travato 59K|59G floorplans include a 2-burner range LP Cooktop with glass cover and heat shield.  In the Travato 59KL|59GL, you’ll find a single burner induction cooktop totally eliminating the need for propane in the Lithium powered coaches.

The Winnebago Travato is an energy and fuel-efficient Camper Van that has streamlined features that are designed to keep you traveling even when the elements…and the road…are less forgiving. The Travato’s premium insulation keeps the weather at bay and the sounds of the road out with ceiling-to-floor insulation.  Call a Lichtsinn RV Sales consultant today to find out more about the Winnebago Travato today.

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