Understanding Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity in the Winnebago Vita

Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity (OCCC) is an important specification to understand before you buy your motorhome. The OCCC label is required by federal motor vehicle safety standards to ensure that buyers know that weight of passengers and cargo they can safely carry. Vehicle safety systems like tires, brakes and collision avoidance all may be compromised when the loaded motorhome weight exceeds the chassis weight rating.

The OCCC is listed on the required yellow weight label that you can find inside one of the entry doors to the motorhome. The OCCC figure is the maximum allowable weight for all occupants, food, tools, and personal belongings, including the weight of all fresh water you carry. Even the weight you put on the hitch must be included in your cargo calculation and the total must be less than the OCCC for safe operation of your RV.

Based on the option and floorplan selection, the View and Navion typically provide well over 1,000-lbs., while the Vita and Porto were designed to provide up to 1,800-lbs. of capacity.

The Vita Safely Carries More Compared to the Competitors – 

  • Up to 832-lbs. More than the Jayco Melbourne
  • Up to 1,084-lbs. More than the Thor Chateau
  • Up to 744-lbs. More than the Forest River Sunseeker
  • Up to 632-lb. More than the Forest River Forester
  • Up to 1,169-lb. More than the REV Renegade Villagio
  • Up to 741-lb. More than the Coachmen Prism Elite
  • Up to 317-lb. More than the Coachmen Prism

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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 Vita inventory here.

6 Winnebago Small Motorhomes With Slide Outs

Want to RV, but want the flexibility of going where you want when you want, with the option of not bringing a tow car? A small sized RV 26’ or less allows you to park and camp almost anywhere. AND…if you add a slideout to your small RV the possibilities continue to grow! Whether you want to use your RV to travel across the country, tailgate, as a traveling office, or to just park it  while you enjoy the great outdoors, a small RV may be the answer for you. This is a growing category in the RV market, whether it’s a Class C or a Class B Van, that offers a great deal of versatility to the owner.

Winnebago Offers 6 models that include 1 or more floorplans under 26’ with slideouts.

These models include:

The Winnebago View and Navion

Winnebago View Interior
Winnebago View

Available in 4 Floorplans, all with slideouts, coming in at 25’ 8” in length each, the Winnebago View and Navion offer versality and comfort. Built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Diesel Chassis, and getting 16-18 mpg the View and Navion are powerful and economical with elegantly appointed interiors. The Winnebago View and Navion are the ultimate in efficient, luxurious RV travel for couples and families. The four slideout-equipped Class C 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.

To see Winnebago View and Navion Inventory CLICK HERE.

Winnebago Outlook 22C
Winnebago Outlook 22C

The Class C Gas Motorhome, the Winnebago Outlook, is a new Class C motorhome that’s fully equipped and priced to fit almost any budget. The Outlook 22C is built on Ford®’s proven E350 chassis. The Outlook 22C measures in 24’2” in length with a Queen Bed Slideout. This floorplan features a full galley, overhead bed, and a long list of standard amenities at a friendly price point.

To see Winnebago Outlook 22C Inventory CLICK HERE.

Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22M
Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22M

The Winnebago Minnie Winnie and the Winnebago Spirit Class C Gas Motorhome is ready to go anywhere adventure calls you. The nimble 22M floorplan at just 24’ 2” in length includes a U-shaped dinette that converts to a comfortable bed. The Minnie Winnie and Spirit 22M features a private rear bedroom and cabover bunk for added sleeping flexibility, plus a large rear trunk for your gear. Make it your own with three interior décor options and stylish exteriors. The Minnie Winnie and Spirit have a long list of standard features, a variety of available upgrade packages, and Winnebago’s legendary build quality.

The Winnebago NEW Winnebago Vita

Winnebago Vita Interior
Winnebago Vita

The Winnebago Vita™, available in 2 floorplans measuring 24’7” each in length, 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 families.

Designed specifically for the Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter chassis, the Vita’s floorplans boast the largest galley, the largest bed — even the largest holding tanks in the class. The Class C Vita comes with standard features like the strong, lightweight and quiet SuperShell™ Sleeper Deck, 200-watt solar energy system, roof-port wiring access, panoramic galley window and exclusive customizable storage cabinets.

To see Winnebago Vita Inventory CLICK HERE.

Winnebago Fuse
Winnebago Fuse

The Winnebago’s Fuse’s 3 Floorplans, each with a slideout, measuring 24’ in length each. The Winnebago Fuse is stylish, flexible and fuel-efficient. 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, Class C 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.

To see Winnebago Fuse Inventory CLICK HERE.

Winnebago Era 70M Interior
Winnebago Era 70M

The Winnebago Era is a Sprinter-based Class B-Van. The 70M Floorplan is just 24’3” in length and comes with one slideout. The Winnebago Era is now available with 4WD option and other enhancements. The Era 70M Floorplan offers a full bath and a Murphy Bed sleeping arrangement, premium contemporary interior styling, sumptuous Ultraleather™ furnishings, and dimmable LED lighting. The full galley features stainless steel appliances and a compressor-powered refrigerator for optimal cooling performance. Outside, a powered patio awning, LED lighting, and exterior speakers make it easy to relax, while the expandable solar power system helps keep the power flowing, even when you’re off the grid.

To see Winnebago Era 70M Inventory CLICK HERE.

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Winnebago Vita 24P Receives RV News Best of Show Award

Winnebago’s type C Vita 24P upgrades the over-cab area with extra insulation, both to provide more warmth in colder weather and to ensure a quieter ride. Below the cab bunk and its 49-by-87-inch bed, the driver and and passenger seats swivel so that users sit at eye level when having face-to-face conversations with others in the RV.

Winnebago Vita
Winnebago Vita

The full wall slide on the driver’s side of the vehicle is uncommon on a type C. The Vita’s interior is open and spacious in a noteworthy way. The slide runs from the dinette behind the driver’s seat back through the rear bedroom. Another benefit to the expansive slide is the addition of two additional feet of exterior storage compartments, elevating total exterior storage to 40 cubic feet.

As in many RVs, the dinette transforms into a bed, but in the Vita 24P, Winnebago designers placed cubbyholes on one end to extend the dinette bedding’s length, letting taller consumers stretch out comfortably.

The kitchen features European-style cabinetry, a 7.3-cubic foot residential compressor-style electric refrigerator and microwave underneath the stovetop. The new microwave placement resulted from customer feedback about commonly spilling hot food on the cooktop because of the microwave’s height. Rather than being simply wired for solar, the 24P  includes 200-watt solar panels as standard equipment. The Vita’s two standard onboard batteries and larger-than-average storage further accommodate off-the-grid usage.

The stabilizer jacks extend the 24P’s ability to overnight in terrain more rugged than a perfectly flat concrete pad. The coach is also less than 25 ft. to address tight parking in state and federal campgrounds.

Standard outside features include a powered patio awning with LED lights, exterior lights at crucial hook up points, an attachment on the running board for dog leashes or bicycle locks and a backup camera.

The Vita 24P is built on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis offering between 18 and 20 MPG fuel efficiency, and is 24 ft. 7 in.

What impressed RV News: The 24P offers unusually robust off-the-grid readiness for a type C. The full-wall slide opens up the interior impressively, and the overall look and quality of the interior shouts, “Winnebago.” The coach should meet consumers’ expectations for the legacy brand.

Winnebago Vita Inventory In-Stock now.

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.

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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.

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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 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

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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

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