Winnebago View 24V vs. Fuse 23A

Winnebago has several very popular Compact Class C RVs – the Trend, Fuse, View and Navion. They come in at various price points, lengths, and chassis types. We compared two similar floorplans available in the View and Fuse lineups – the View 24V and the Fuse 23A measurements and chassis so you don’t have to!

Specs View 24V Fuse 23A
Length 25’8″ 24′
Exterior Height 11’1″ 10’1.5″
Exterior Width 7’6″ 7’6.25″
Exterior Storage (cu. ft.) 43 23.2
Awning Length 16′ 16′
Interior Height 6’8″ 6’8″
Interior Width 7’3″ 7’3″
Freshwater Tank Capacity (gal.) 31 27
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 6 6
Optional Water Heater Capacity Continuous N/A
Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray (gal.) 36/36 40/43
LP Capacity (gal.) 13 13
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 26.4 25
GCWR (lbs.) 15,250 13,500
GVWR (lbs.) 11,030 10,360
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,410 4,130
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 7,720 7,275
Wheelbase 170″ 156″
Seating Capacity 4 4
Starting MSRP $136,921 $125,812

Winnebago View 24V

Take luxury living on the road with the Winnebago View and Navion 24V, and experience the performance, towing power, and fuel economy of the reputable Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis. The 24V floorplans even offer rear twin beds with a flex bed system that converts to a queen

This coach is powered by the tried and true, fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz powertrain. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis features a 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo diesel powertrain providing 325-lbs. ft. of torque, 188-horsepower, an automatic 5-speed transmission with tip shift technology enabling grade braking capabilities, and adaptive ESP (electronic stability program) for superior ride and handling and a factory installed towing package with a 5,000-lb. hitch with 500-lb. vertical tongue rating.

WATCH OUR IN-DEPTH VDP VIDEO OF THE WINNEBAGO 24V HERE.

The Winnebago View 24V includes the latest in mid-year factory installed options including:

  • Dual recliners with a pedestal table as an option to the sofa sleeper
  • 7-cubic ft. double door compressor-driven refrigerator that is powered off both 12-V and electric. The Norcold dual door model features contemporary flush mount styling and features a quiet, hermetically sealed compressor, which is self-ventilated for easier integration into RVs. The 12V fan aids airflow across the condenser and compressor for improved cooling and features a convenient automatic temperature control with storage for 2 liters, half gallon and full gallon containers.
  • Dual group 24 batteries replenished by the standard 200-watts of roof-mounted solar.
  • 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter that provides cleaner power to the upgraded audio-visual components
  • MaxxAir Vent System is standard in the galley

See our Winnebago View inventory here.

Winnebago Fuse 23A

The Winnebago Fuse 23A is the fuel efficient Ford Transit with a slideout and modeled after the very successful Winnebago View and Itasca Navion 24V rear twin bed slideout floorplan with a rear full bath! The Winnebago Fuse 23A offers a more affordable fuel efficient chassis with a broader dealer network for servicing that saves over $13,000 compared to the Winnebago View and Itasca Navion, and includes slightly more torque or power at 350 lb ft. All while maintaining 15 – 17 mpg highway! A flexible setup for twin beds or an oversized queen bed sleeping area with the an expansive slideout, while the 23A still maintains nearly 1,200 lbs of cargo carrying capacity!

The Fuse is built on the Ford Transit chassis powered by the Ford 3.2-Liter power stroke diesel powertrain providing 350-lbs. of torque, 185-horsepower, and a six-speed transmission with SelectShift capability, dual overdrive, and grade brake capability.

WATCH OUR IN-DEPTH FUSE 23A VDP VIDEO HERE.

The Fuse 23A includes the following factory installed options:

  • 1,000-watt inverter to power household appliances in select areas off the dual deep-cycle RV batteries.
  • 200-watt Zamp solar package with quick port for adding portable solar panels.
  • All-new Ford SYNC connectivity package featuring SYNC 3 with MyFord Touch, GPS navigation, a 6-inch multi-function HD display, SiriusXM satellite radio, and lane departure warning system.
  • CumminsOnan 2,500 MicroQuiet LP generator

See our Fuse Inventory here.

Lichtsinn RV, America’s closest dealer to Winnebago Industries, has been named Top North American Winnebago Dealer by Winnebago Industries for the last four consecutive years. We proudly sell New RVs manufactured by Winnebago Industries as well as Used RVs. See our Winnebago View and Navion inventory here and our Winnebago Fuse inventory here.

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Winnebago Unveils New Fuse 23F Floorplan

Winnebago unveiled the new Fuse 23F floorplan adding a new option to the already popular Fuse lineup. At only 24′ long – the Winnebago Fuse has all the amenities of larger class C’s with a full bathroom, queen sized bed and plenty of storage. The Winnebago Fuse 23F boasts large holding tank capacities for a coach of its size. With a 33 Gallon Fresh Water Tank, 40 Gallon Black Tank and 43 Gallon Gray Tank you’ve got what you need to go wherever your travels may take you.

Capture - Fuse 23A Floorplan

Designed around the Ford Power Stroke diesel engine, the Winnebago Fuse comfortably accommodates up to four adults in a nimble, fuel-efficient package. Three surprisingly roomy, slideout-equipped floorplans come complete with a full galley, entertainment system, and a full bath with a shower. In the rear-bath 23A, the Flex Bed System lets you opt for twin beds or a single queen bed, the 23T features a corner bath and walkaround queen bed, and the 23F a convenient corner bed. Each Fuse includes a powered armless patio awning with LED lighting, solar charging system, and a residential 110V refrigerator, while the available bike rack and a host of other options let you configure your Fuse to your needs and taste.

For more information on the Winnebago Fuse 23F please call 1-800-343-6255 to speak to a Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant! 

 

The Winnebago Vita™ and Porto™ – Fuel Efficient Mercedes-Benz Powered Class Cs

Winnebago and Lichtsinn RV just announced brand new entries into the class C market, the Winnebago Vita™ and Porto™ built on the fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz® diesel Sprinter® chassis.

The Winnebago Vita™ and Porto combine Winnebago’s legendary build quality with best-in-class features, a spacious interior and plenty of useful storage: the result is a compact and easy-driving package that’s perfect for solo travelers, couples or young families.

Designed specifically for the Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter® chassis, the Vita™ and Porto’s™ two all-new floorplans boast the largest galley, the largest bed — even the largest holding tanks in the class. At only 24’7″ in length, the Winnebago Vita™ and Porto are easy to drive and care for, nimble, and comes with Winnebago Industries Durability and Safety Standards.

Winnebago Vita

Standard features on each of the Winnebago Vita™ and Porto™ floorplans include:

1) The SuperShell™ Sleeper Deck; the strong, lightweight and quiet front sleeper, featuring a one-piece fiberglass front cap that is contoured to fit the cab and features best-in-class thermal & acoustic insulation for superior driving and camping comfort.  This structure is made of a 2 part mold-injected EPS foam. It does not have seams so requires no sealant and therefore provides a warm surface with no condensation issues set in a fiberglass inset well insulated cab area.

2) Zamp Powered 200-watt solar energy system, expandable roof top or via portable power connections.

3) Group 31 Glass Mat Batteries, the largest batteries ever put in a Sprinter Class C, providing 210 amp hours of power.

4) In cabinet WiFi, Cellular and Satellite conduit to the roof so you may easily add the connectivity enhancements of your choice to a sealed rooftop box. Simply drill out the identified hole (or have us do it for you) and connectivity enhancements are ready for rooftop mount.

5) A Manifold Water System, reducing the number of water connections. Each tap has its own water line without any connections. Fewer connections makes servicing easier and a simple winterization process.

6) Expansive 43 gallon fresh water capacity, with 41 gallon, each, black and gray tanks.

7) Over 40′ of exterior lighted storage.

8) 80″ long bed in the 24F- the longest bed in its class, allowing comfortable sleeping for individuals up to 6’4″.  The 24P features a walkaround queen bed

9) 7.3 cubic foot residential refrigerator and freezer that runs off the standard 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter complete.

10) High Density foam dinette cushions that when converted into sleeping area can allow for an additional 6’4″ sleeping area, or location may be used for additional storage.

11)  Higher occupant and cargo carry capacity that previous models, approximating 1,600 lb.

Floorplans Include:

The Winnebago Vita™ and Porto24F Floorplan

Winnebago Vita 24F

 

The Winnebago Vita™ and Porto24P Floorplan

Winnebago Vita 24P

Winnebago Vita™ and PortoSpecifications

Winnebago Vita Specifications

The all new Winnebago Vita™ and Porto allow you a convenient way to travel with impressive fuel efficiency. Whether you want to travel the country, go off the grid, or simply park in a family member’s driveway, it’s clear the Vita™ and Porto are more than best in class — they are simply in a class all their own.

Call Lichtsinn RV today to find out more about the all new Winnebago Vita™ and Porto.

 

 

Battle of the Winnebago Compact Coaches – Trend, Fuse, View and Navion

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Winnebago has several very popular Compact Class C RVs – the Trend, Fuse, View and Navion. They come in at various price points, lengths, and chassis types. We compared the coaches’ floorplans, price, measurements and chassis so you don’t have to!

Compact coach vs

The Winnebago Trend – Roam the country on your own terms in the Trend, Class A living in a compact Class C design. A coach built on the Ram ProMaster chassis that has plenty of power with its lower floor front-wheel drive and strikes a bold pose. Inside you’ll find high-end features such as LED lighting, MCD blackout roller shades and soft Ultraleather furniture, including two Easy Swivel cab seats that spin turn into the main body. Two 23-foot floorplans give you the nimble footprint to go almost anywhere with a surprising amount of sleeping space thanks to the Flex Bed System in the 23D and the available powered StudioLoft bed in the 23L. Don’t wait for adventure to find you; seek it out in the Winnebago Trend. Trend-01-01

 

See our Trend inventory here.

The Winnebago Fuse – Designed around the Ford Power Stroke diesel engine, the Winnebago Fuse comfortably accommodates up to four adults in a nimble, fuel-efficient package. Two surprisingly roomy, slideout-equipped floorplans come complete with a full galley, entertainment system, and a full bath with a shower. In the rear-bath 23A, the Flex Bed System lets you opt for twin beds or a single queen bed, while the 23T features a corner bath and walkaround queen bed. Each Fuse includes a powered armless patio awning with LED lighting, solar charging system, and a compressor-driven refrigerator, while the available bike rack and a host of other options let you configure your Fuse to your needs and taste.

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See our Winnebago Fuse inventory here.

The Winnebago View and Navion – The motorhome that started the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revolution just keeps getting better. From the powerful and economical turbo-diesel engine to the elegantly appointed interior, the Winnebago View and Navion are the ultimate in efficient, luxurious RV travel for couples and families. The View and Navion’s four slideout-equipped floorplans offer a variety of sleeping and living-space choices. All feature swivel cab seats for added seating flexibility in the lounge, a powered patio awning, and a cabover bunk for added sleeping capacity. For those seeking the ultimate Sprinter-based Class C motorhome, the View and Navion have never looked better.

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See our Winnebago View inventory here or See our Winnebago Navion inventory here.

 

Winnebago View and Navion Floorplan Comparisons

The motorhomes that started the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revolution just keeps getting better. From the powerful and economical turbo-diesel engine to the elegantly appointed interior, the Winnebago View and Navion are the ultimate in efficient, luxurious RV travel for couples and families. The View and Navion’s four slideout-equipped floorplans offer a variety of sleeping and living-space choices. All feature swivel cab seats for added seating flexibility in the lounge, a powered patio awning, and a cabover bunk for added sleeping capacity.

24D Floorplan:

24D floorplanIn response to overwhelming demand we now offer a completely restyled and re-engineered version of the Winnebago View and Itasca Navion 24M in the all new View and Navion 24D that features a large 36-inch depth full wall slide with dinette and a powered Murphy + bed with euro-style design support system and gel mattress.  The 24D also includes a 7 cubic foot compressor driver double door refrigerator, so it’s both 12V and electric!   Powering this are dual 100-watt solar panels with controller for the dual RV batteries.  Inside you’ll find two stage dimmable LED racetrack indirect lighting for a contemporary feel.

The introductory production of 24Ds includes the following factory installed options in a single package:

  1.  Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS, including an all new 9 inch higher resolution touch screen color monitor with responsive capacitive touch screen, Rand McNally RV GPS safe & easy routing, amenities and tools, trips and content, turn by turn voice guidance, CD DVD player, SiriusXM satellite radio, compass, outside temperature, iPod, iPhone, Siri Eye, audio integration, Bluetooth hands free calling, and so much more!
  2. Front overhead cap with overhead bed
  3. Electric stabilizer jacks
  4. Truma AquaGo tankless on demand water heater
  5. Upgraded AC with integrated heat pump
  6. Cab seat cushions, to provide a taller, more residential sitting position
  7. Remi side and windshield cab window blinds, pleated and sliding
  8. Heated drainage system
  9. Exterior sound system

24G Floorplan: 

24G picThe very successful Winnebago View and Navion 24G floorplan with a dinette, including storage, safety belt, and converts to a 42 x 74 inch sleeping surface!  To make way for this larger slideout, we have included an innovative European inspired swivel sink to create a larger shower and more room around the toilet.  Also, inside you’ll find two stage dimmable LED racetrack indirect lighting for a contemporary feel. We also offer both models with a sleek aerodynamic low profile front end with a skylight and side storage, or additional sleeping capacity with the optional cabover bed.

This 24G from Lichtsinn RV includes the latest in mid year enhancements to the View and Navion lineup, including:

  1. A 7 cubic foot compressor driver double door refrigerator, so it’s both 12V and electric!   The Norcold dual door model features contemporary flush mount styling and features a quiet, hermetically sealed compressor, which is self ventilated for easier integration into RVs.   The 12V fan aids airflow across the condenser and compressor for improved cooling and features a convenient automatic temperature control with storage for 2 liter, half gallon and full gallon containers.
  2. Powering this are 2, dual 100 watt Zamp solar panels with controller for the dual RV batteries.  The Zamp solar package is now standard and expandable to add additional panels if desired.
  3. An upgrade to the 1,000 watt inverter to a pure sine wave inverter, for cleaner power to the upgraded audio visual components.   The pure sine wave 1,000 watt inverter is now standard.
  4. New high rise satin nickel gooseneck style faucet with pull out sink sprayer
  5. Matte finish countertops eliminate fingerprints and light surface scratching
  6. The MaxxAir vent system has been made standard and includes a sealed vent to enhance off the grid camping. The sealed hood allows the customer to use the vent and fan in bad weather or even when the coach is not occupied.
  7. Halo racetrack style lighting is designed to provide a much bright appearance than previous models, yet includes a multi adjustable dimmer switch

24J Floorplan:

View Navion 24V With its redesign, the View and Navion 24J offer a permanent rear bed at 50 x 80 inches, just shy of a queen bed, with 35 percent more interior storage than in prior years, 53 percent increase in glass for expansive viewing, especially towards the views of your patio area, and an over-sized U lounge that includes lift up ottomans to convert into two separate lounging areas towards your patio and TV viewing areas.

The Winnebago View and Itasca Navion 24J from Lichtsinn RV include the follow enhancements and redesign from prior years:

  1. The 24J has been lengthened in line with the rest of the View and Navion lineup, at 25 feet, 5 inches.
  2. This added length now provides for an 80 inch bed that elevates at the headboard for reading and foot of the bed lifts up in the front to access every square inch of storage
  3. This added length also provides for an even larger galley
  4.  The dinette has been transitioned to a large U shaped dinette, with storage underneath
  5. This large U shaped dinette now includes ottomans that flip up from each of the benches, all while converting into a 45 x 82 inch sleeping surface
  6. A 53 percent increase in glass, towards views of your patio area
  7. A 35 percent increase in interior storage
  8. A large 28 inch LED TV
  9. Larger bath sink
  10. A double door European styled refrigerator and freezer
  11. A large wardrobe closet in the main slide
  12. Redesigned automotive styling in the front cab
  13. Positive latching European designed Tecnoform Aosta Cherry cabinetry
  14. New upgraded Beaufloor vinyl one piece flooring
  15. Redesigned front cap
  16. LED lights that can reduce energy consumption by 70 percent
  17. The CumminsOnan 3,600 watt generator has now been made standard
  18. Water purification is now standard
  19. The dash applique is now standard
  20. The 1,000 watt inverter is wired to the bedroom for convenient use with cell phone chargers, alarm clocks, and CPAP or BPAP machines
  21. Exterior speakers are now standard
  22. Best of class cargo carrying capacity, approximately 1,300 lbs

24V Floorplan: 

View Navion 24V FloorplanThe Winnebago View and Navion 24V floorplan’s Flex Bed System quickly converts from two twins to a king bed, while your choice of the TrueComfort+ Sofa with table or dual recliners with table lets you truly make this your own.

This 24V from Lichtsinn RV includes the latest in mid year enhancements to the View and Navion lineup, including:

  1. A 7 cubic foot compressor driver double door refrigerator, so it’s both 12V and electric! The Norcold dual door model features contemporary flush mount styling and features a quiet, hermetically sealed compressor, which is self ventilated for easier integration into RVs.   The 12V fan aids airflow across the condenser and compressor for improved cooling and features a convenient automatic temperature control with storage for 2 liter, half gallon and full gallon containers.
  2. Powering this are 2, dual 100 watt Zamp solar panels with controller for the dual RV batteries. The Zamp solar package is now standard and expandable to add additional panels if desired.
  3. An upgrade to the 1,000 watt inverter to a pure sine wave inverter, for cleaner power to the upgraded audio visual components. The pure sine wave 1,000 watt inverter is now standard.
  4. New high rise satin nickel gooseneck style faucet with pull out sink sprayer
  5. Matte finish countertops eliminate fingerprints and light surface scratching
  6. The MaxxAir vent system has been made standard and includes a sealed vent to enhance off the grid camping. The sealed hood allows the customer to use the vent and fan in bad weather or even when the coach is not occupied.
  7. Halo racetrack style lighting is designed to provide a much bright appearance than previous models, yet includes a multi adjustable dimmer switch
  8. Rear pass thru storage access returns to the rear wall for convenient pass thru storage.
  9. The previous sofa sleeper is now upgraded to the True Comfort plus sofa sleeper

See our entire Winnebago View and Navion inventory Here

Winnebago View and Winnebago Navion 24D

In response to overwhelming demand we now offer a completely restyled and re engineered version of the Winnebago View and Itasca Navion 24M in the all new View and Navion 24D that features a large 36 inch depth full wall slide with dinette and a powered Murphy + bed with euro style design support system and gel mattress.

The 24D also includes a 7 cubic foot compressor driver double door refrigerator, so it’s both 12V and electric!   Powering this are dual 100 watt solar panels with controller for the dual RV batteries.  Inside you’ll find two stage dimmable LED racetrack indirect lighting for a contemporary feel. Below is a floorplan of the all new Winnebago View and Winnebago Navion 24D as well as Features and Options. CLICK HERE to see our entire stock of the Winnebago View and Winnebago Navion 24D Floorplans as well as the other Winnebago View and Winnebago Navion units in stock!

24D floorplan

2018 24D Features and Options

This coach is powered by the tried and true Mercedes Benz powertrain:

1.  3.0L 6 cylinder Mercedes Benz

2.  188 horsepower

3.  325 lbs feet of torque

4.  5 speed automatic Tip Shift transmission

5.  Adaptive ESP technology

6.  Hydraulic four wheel ABS brakes

The introductory production of 24Ds includes the following factory installed options in a single package:

1.  Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS, including an all new 9 inch higher resolution touch screen color monitor with responsive capacitive touch screen, Rand McNally RV GPS safe & easy routing, amenities and tools, trips and content, turn by turn voice guidance, CD DVD player, SiriusXM satellite radio, compass, outside temperature, iPod, iPhone, Siri Eye, audio integration, Bluetooth hands free calling, and so much more!

2.  Front overhead cap with overhead bed

3.  Electric stabilizer jacks

4.  Truma AquaGo tankless on demand water heater

5.  Upgraded AC with integrated heat pump

6.  Cab seat cushions, to provide a taller, more residential sitting position

7.  Remi side and windshield cab window blinds, pleated and sliding

8.  Heated drainage system

9.  Exterior sound system

Includes the following exterior highlights, in addition to the specifications on our website page and brochure:

1.  39 cubic feet of basement and exterior storage

2.  26.4 gallon fuel capacity

3.  13 gallon LP capacity

4.  Truma AquaGo tankless on demand water heater

5.  30 amp electrical service

6.  15,000 BTU air conditioning system with heat pump

7.  Powered patio awning, 16 ft, with integrated LED lighting

8.  Dual RV batteries

Call Lichtsinn RV today to find the perfect Winnebago View or Winnebago Navion for you or CLICK HERE to find our entire stock of Winnebago View and Winnebago Navion units in-stock now!

Ford Transit, Winnebago Help Revive Van-Based Motorhome Segment and Build Loyal Followers

  • After double-digit growth in 2016, van-based motorhomes are projected to become the fastest-growing segment in the motorhome industry for 2017; Ford Transit-based Winnebago Paseo is a newcomer in the Class B segment
  • Paseo and Fuse motorhomes are the latest Winnebago products built on a Ford platform – a collaborative history that dates back nearly half a century and includes the iconic Ford E-Series chassis and gas-powered F-53 Class A motorhome chassis
  • Ford Transit-based Fuse owners like the ride, driveability and power of the available 3.2-liter Power Stroke® I-5 diesel engine and performance; already drawing loyal followers, at a recent get-together in Cosby, Tennessee, Fuse campers shared their enthusiasm and pride of ownership

DEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2017 – As Don and Sonya Pace backed their Ford Transit-based motorhome into a spot at Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort in Cosby, Tennessee, the spring Winnebago Fuse owners’ get-together was officially under way. Setting up camp and meeting friends is a source of pride for these new Fuse owners and founders of the annual gathering.

The get-together is one of a handful of enthusiast events held around the country each year where owners of Winnebago motorhomes gather to enjoy the outdoors and talk about their travels aboard their Transit-based RVs. The Fuse, and its cousin, Winnebago Paseo, are among a fast-growing legion of motorhomes being built on the Ford Transit van platform.

Based on the company’s global van platform, Transit was introduced in the United States for 2015. Since then, the domestic RV industry has been quick to embrace the platform, which offers gas, diesel and CNG/propane gaseous prep options, as well as three available roof heights, three overall lengths and two wheelbases. Transit has been a boon for companies like Winnebago, which are creating a burgeoning Class B motorhome segment in addition to new products from the Transit cutaway chassis for the larger Class C segment.

“We looked at a lot of competitors, but once we saw how open the Fuse felt inside and how it still drives like a go-anywhere car, we were hooked,” said Don Pace. “We like that it’s built on a Ford platform – not just because it has great performance, but because there are more Ford dealers around the country, so there’s that peace of mind. We just love our Fuse.”

The Fuse uses a dual-rear-wheel Transit van cutaway chassis for a full-feature, 24-foot Class C motorhome with kitchen, bath and a slideout – for comfortable sleeping for four adults. The Paseo is a high-roof, extended-length Class B motorhome featuring a full bath, kitchen with refrigerator, and sleeping for two adults.

Industry-wide Class B sales grew 36 percent in the first three months of 2017. As a leader in the commercial van/cutaway and chassis segment for nearly 40 years, Ford has a long history with Winnebago and other leading motorhome manufacturers. The ESeries cutaway is still a top RV platform in the Class C segment, while Ford F-53 remains among the most popular gas-powered chassis for larger Class A motorhomes.

“Our customers have responded incredibly well to the new Transit platform,” said Russ Garfin, Winnebago product manager. “They love the driveability and the smooth ride, and the feedback on both of the engines we use – the EcoBoost® gas and five-cylinder diesel – has been great.”

Winnebago has more than 130 dealers offering Transit-based motorhomes across the United States and Canada. With gas prices the lowest they have been in years, Garfin expects he’ll be designing more versions off the Transit platform.

“With low fuel costs and people’s desire to disconnect and get away from it all, we expect sales of Transit-based motorhomes will continue to grow,” said Garfin. “With easy-to-use RVs like the Fuse and Paseo, there are more products for a wide range of customers.”

As for the Winnebago Fuse owners’ spring get-together, Sonya Pace said they had a great time in the Smoky Mountains and got to meet some of the greatest people on earth. “We got to talk about our Fuses and where we’ve been,” she said. “The new owners get help from the experienced owners.”

And they’re already planning next year’s event, posting pictures to Facebook and Instagram, making new friends and sharing travel stories. “We’re expecting more at our next event, which we hope to do in the western U.S. because we have a lot of members out there too,” said Sonya Pace.

Follow the Fuse owners’ club on Facebook at Winnebago Fuse Owners.

Source: Ford Motor Company 5/17/2017

CLICK HERE to view our inventory of new Winnebago Fuse and Paseo’s.

Winnebago View and Itasca Navion 24G

Each year here at Lichtsinn RV we help hundreds of guests on their path towards RVing in a fuel efficient Mercedes Benz, making us the largest volume dealer for Winnebago Views and Itasca Navions in all of North America.

New for 2017 we now offer the very successful 24G floorplan with a dinette, including storage, safety belt, and converts to a 42 x 74 inch sleeping surface!  To make way for this larger slideout, we have including an innovative European inspired swivel sink to create a larger shower and more room around the toilet.  Also inside you’ll find two stage dimmable LED racetrack indirect lighting for a contemporary feel.

We also offer both models with a sleek aerodynamic low profile front end with a skylight and side storage, or additional sleeping capacity with the optional cabover bed.

Take luxury living on the road with the Winnebago View and Itasca, and experience the performance, towing power, and fuel economy of the reputable Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis. With its new redesign, the View and Navion 24G even offer two slide outs with a permanent walk around queen rear bed.

This coach is powered by the tried and true Mercedes Benz powertrain:

1.  3.0L 6 cylinder Mercedes Benz

2.  188 horsepower

3.  325 lbs feet of torque

4.  5 speed automatic Tip Shift transmission

5.  Alcoa forged aluminum wheels

6.  Adaptive ESP technology

7.  Hyrdaulic four wheel ABS brakes

Includes the following factory installed options:

1.  The Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS has it all: a six inch touch screen color monitor, Rand McNally RV GPS safe & easy routing, amenities and tools, trips and content, turn by turn voice guidance, CD DVD player, SiriusXM satellite radio, compass, outside temperature, iPod, iPhone, audio integration, Bluetooth hands free calling, and so much more.

2.  Skylight and roof vent with a powered lift, sliding screen, and sliding pleated shade

3.  Upgraded AC with integrated heat pump

4.  The bedroom now includes a 24 inch, 12 Volt HDTV

5.  Cab seat cushions, to provide a taller, more residential sitting position

6.  Heated drainage system

7.  Side Remi cab window blinds, pleated and sliding

8.  MAXXAIR premium vent system includes automatic temperature control and reversible fan to move air in or out, to enhance off the grid camping. The rain hood allows the customer to use the vent and fan in bad weather or even when the coach is not occupied

9.  Front overhead cab bed

Includes the following exterior highlights, in addition to the specifications on our website page and brochure:

1.  53 cubic feet of basement and exterior storage, 25% more than in prior years

2.  26.4 gallon fuel capacity

3.  13 gallon LP capacity

4.  Truma AquaGo tankless on demand water heater

5.  30 amp electrical service

6.  15,000 BTU air conditioning system with heat pump

 Includes the following all new enhancements made during prior year:

1.  The 24G has been lengthened in line with the rest of the View and Navion lineup, at 25 feet, 5 inches.

2.  An increase in window glass, especially surrounding the views of your patio area

3.  Redesigned automotive styling in the front cab area

4.  Positive latching European designed Tecnoform Aosta Cherry cabinetry with canvas wrapped areas near the pulls

5.  All new contemporary inspired flooring

6.  Redesigned front cap, with optional overhead bed and storage or aerodynamic low profile cap

7.  LED ceiling lights that can reduce energy consumption by 70 percent to extend battery life when dry or hotel camping

8.  Additional accent lighting has been added

9.  The CumminsOnan 3,600 watt generator has now been made standard

10.  Water purification has now been made standard

11.  The former interior upgrade package has now been made standard

12.  The instrument panel applique package has now been made standard

13.  The 1,000 watt inverter is now standard, and is wired to the rear bedroom for convenient use with cell phone chargers, alarm clocks, and CPAP or BPAP machines

14.  Exterior speakers have been made standard

See the New 2017 Winnebago View 24G and 2017 Itasca Navion 24G Floorplan at Lichtsinn RV Today!

 

 

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Fuel Efficient Twin Bed Class Cs from Winnebago Industries and Lichtsinn RV

Yes, we know it can be confusing, but we can help! Winnebago Industries and Lichtsinn RV now offer 3 different Twin bed floorplans that convert into a cross coach sleeping system for two, plus the Flexsteel Fold N Tumble sofa offer comfort and flexibility for you and your traveling companions.

Below we share with you the data we used to compare the Winnebago Trend 23D, Winnebago Fuse 23A and the Winnebago View 24V/Itasca Navion 24V in our March 23, 2016 live monthly video webcast!

 

Trend 23D Fuse 23A View 24V
 MSRP $96,576 $105,131 $123,853
 Savings from View ($27,277) ($18,722)
 Type Gas Diesel Diesel
 Chassis Ram Promaster Ford Transit w/ Powerstroke Diesel Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
 Motor 3.6L V6 3.2L Power Stroke Diesel 3.0L 6-Cylinder
 Rear Wheels Single Dual Dual
 HP 280hp 185 hp 188 hp
 Torque 260 lb ft torque 350 lb ft torque 325 lb ft torque
 Transmission 6-speed automatic 6-sp AT w/ Select Shift , Dual OD & Grade Braking Capability 5-speed automatic tip-shift transmission
 Towing 2,000 lbs. towing 2,000 lbs. towing 5,000 lbs. towing
 MPG Approx 15-16 mpg highway Approx 15-17 mpg highway Approx 16-18 mpg highway
 Battery Group 31 RV battery std. (2  Group 31 AGM Optional) Dual Group 24 Sealed Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) 2  Group 24 RV batteries
 Length 24′ 24′ 25’5″
 Height 10′ 2″ 10′ 2″ 11’2″
 Width 7’6″ 7’6″ 7’6″
 Interior Height 6’8″ 6’8″ 6’8″
 GCWR                                                                      12,500                                                                                      12,000                                                                                                              15,250
 Diff                                                                      (3,150)                                                                                      (1,640)                                                                                                               (4,220)
 GVWR                                                                        9,350                                                                                      10,360                                                                                                              11,030
 CCC                                                                        1,118                                                                                        1,600                                                                                                                 1,286
 Outside Storage                                                                            9.5                                                                                          23.1                                                                                                                   43.0
 Freshwater 29 gallons 33 gallons 37 gallons
 Grey Tank 35 gallons 41 gallons 36 gallons
 Black Tank 40 gallons 43 gallons 36 gallons
 Fuel Tank 24 gallons 25 gallons 26.4 gallons
 LP 13 gallons 13 gallons 13 gallons
 Furnace 20,000 btu 20,000 btu 20,000 btu
 A/C 13,500 hi-efficiency w/ heat strip Coleman Mach A/C w/ 1800 watt heat strip 15,000 btu a/c w/ heat pump optional
 Water Heater LP Tankless water heater w/ continuous  hot water Tradition 6 gallon LP/110v Standard 6-gallon 110/LP w/ EMS (tankless water heater 24J/24V optional)
 Generator Cummins Onan 2,800 Watt Microquiet Gas Cummins Onan 2,500 Watt Microquiet LP Standard 3,600-watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet LP (3,200 C-O diesel optional)
 Stock Interior Vapor w/ Aosta Cherry Jumper w/ Driftwood Zinc w/ Aosta Canvas
 Stock Exterior Bright Platinum Deluxe Paint Lunar Sky Deluxe Paint & Champagne Fiberglass Copper Canyon w/ Champagne Sidewalls
 Awning 14′ Powered patio awning w/ LED lighting 16′ Colorado Carefree Latitude w/ Flexguard  Cover-LED Lights 16′ Powered patio awning w/ LED Lights
 Sleeps 4 4 6 (w/ front overcab)
 Sofa Flexsteel Fold & Tumble Flexsteel Fold & Tumble Flexsteel Fold & Tumble
 Cab Seats Both swivel, slide, recline, adj lumbar & headrest Pass swivels, Driver does not Both swivel, slide, recline, adj lumbar support & headrest, armrest
 Cab Seat Fabric Cloth (Promaster due to airbags)  Primera Leather Primera Leather
 Micro Microwave/Convection Microwave/Convection Microwave/Convection
 Rangetop 2 Burner w/ Glass Cooktop Cover 2 Burner w/ Glass Cooktop Cover 2-Burner w/ Glass Cooktop Cover
 Sink Sink w/ Glass Cover Sink Double Sink w/ Covers
 Passenger Bed Size 32″ x 80″ 32″ x 77″ 32″ x 76″
 Driver Bed Size 32″ x 75″ 32″ x 80″  32″ x 74″
 Full Flex Bed Size 52″ x 87″ 60″ x 87″ 74″ x 87″
 Sofa Bed Size 44″X72″ 40″X72″ 50″x80″
 Seatbelts 4 4 4
 Froli? Yes Yes Yes – Option
 Radio Satellite Radio w/ Rearview Monitor System Ford stereo w/ CD – Ford Sync + Satellite Radio Rand McNally RV GPS, AM/FM/CD/DVD, Sirius XM, camera, BlueTooth
 Nav Uconnect navigation system & stereo None, but Smartphone can be used in Ford Sync Rand McNally GPS
system w/ Bluetooth handsfree calling Bluetooth
 Steering Wheel Telescoping Tilt/Telescoping Steering Tilt/Telescoping Steering

Winnebago Fuse – Ford Transit Chassis

Ford Transit CC-CA
Ford Transit CC-CA

 

The all new Winnebago Fuse is built on the Ford Transit CC-CA chassis. This cutaway chassis and its aggressive nose styling offer some of the best ergonomics and visibility you will find in a Class C Motor Home.

Chassis Highlights include:

FUEL CAPACITY           25 Gallons

AVAILABLE ENGINES   3.2L I5 Diesel

HORSEPOWER             185 hp @ 3000 rpm

TORQUE                       350 lb.-ft@1500-2500 rpm

TRANSMISSION            6-Speed Automatic Overdrive with SelectShift

WHEELBASE                 156″ (250, 350 SRW / 350HD DRW)

MAXIMUM GVWR          10,360 lbs.(350HD DRW)

WARRANTY                   Bumper to Bumper: 3 Years/36,000 Miles

WARRANTY                   Powertrain: 5 Years/60,000 Miles

WARRANTY                   Power Stroke Diesel Engine: 5 Years/100,000 Miles

WARRANTY                   Safety Restraint System: 5 Years/60,000 Miles

WARRANTY                   Corrosion (Perforation Only): 5 Years/Unlimited Miles

WARRANTY                   Roadside Assistance Program: 5 Years/60,000 Miles

FRONT SUSPENSION   Independent MacPherson-strut

REAR SUSPENSION      Leaf springs

SHOCK ABSORBERS    Heavy-duty gas

BRAKES                         4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

STEERING                     Hydraulic Power Rack and Pinion