Using and Storing the Travato’s Volta Power Systems Pure3 Lithium Energy System in Extreme Conditions

The Winnebago Travato 59KL and 59GL are equipped with the Pure3 Energy Management System featuring the most powerful, durable and easy-to-use lithium energy system in the industry. This best-in-class system is built in the U.S.A in partnership with Volta Power Systems. Pure3 is built with advanced engineering and a simple user interface so you can have confidence and peace of mind as you travel down the road. Designed for reliability, the Pure3 system makes replenishing power fast, simple, and available through multiple charging options. In mild and extreme conditions the Pure3 Energy System can meet all of your power needs without requiring power hookups or the use of a generator.

Pure3 Energy Management System

Usage in Extreme Temperatures

The lithium battery pack is in a sealed and insulated compartment. Temperatures in the compartment are regulated by the interior temperature of the motorhome.  A good rule of thumb is that if you as the coach owner are comfortable inside, so is your Pure3 lithium pack

The Travato’s Volta Power Systems Pure3 Lithium Energy Pack is sealed in a battery compartment that is heated and cooled with an environmental fan:

  • Fan will turn on at 59°F (Heat Mode) or 110°F (Cool Mode).
  • Fan will turn off at 68°F (Heat Mode) or 90°F (Cool Mode).

The Pure3 pack is discharged as required by the load and should only be used around the following conditions:

  • High Temperature Limit: 135°F
  • Low Temperature Limit: -4°F.

Note that if High Temperature Limit is reached, the pack must cool to 126°F before discharge can continue.

As with all lithium batteries, charging can occur in a wide variety of climates, but as with any battery it does have its limits

  • High Temperature Limit: 117°F
  • If High Temperature Limit is reached, the pack must cool to 109°F before charging will resume.
  • Low Temperature Limit: 37°F
  • If Low Temperature Limit is reached, the pack must heat to 43°F before charging will resume.

Storage

As with any storage system, like batteries, fuel or water tank, preparations should be made to protect the life and performance of the Volta Power Systems Pure3 lithium power system when not in use.

  • Charge the Volta Power Systems Pure3 lithium energy storage system to greater than 50% SOC as indicated on the SOC gauge in the vehicle.
  • Turn OFF all vehicle electrical features powered by the Volta Power Systems Pure3 lithium system. This includes DC and AC electrical features in the vehicle as well as the inverter/charger by their control switch or display.
  • With the vehicle engine off and the shoreline unplugged, press the Volta Power Systems Pure3 lithium energy storage pack ON/OFF button. When you turn the button off, the green light on the button may stay on for a period of time while the system shuts down all components. This can last up to a couple minutes. The gauge may blink blue momentarily during this time. You will know the pack is properly shut down when the lights on the button and gauge are completely off. At this time power should no longer be available from the system. The Volta Power Systems Pure3 lithium energy storage pack is now deactivated and the power distribution devices are off.

A few other notices you should be aware of during storage:

  • Volta Power Systems recommends the Pure3 pack be turned on every 3 months to ensure the state of charge is at 50% or above
  • Overnight temperatures in storage can go to as low as -40°F during storage so long as the average temperature for any three month time period does not exceed the temperature range of -4°F to 113°F

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Winnebago Travato 59KL and 59GL Ground Clearance and Climate Control… The Story

Based on the powerful, fuel efficient ProMaster chassis, the Travato has been at the forefront of the van life revolution since its launch.  Estimated to achieve 18 to 22 mpg highway, at only 21 feet long the Travato offers all of the comforts of home in a nimble, efficient van. The Pure 3 Volta Power Systems automotive grade 48V energy pack provides 8,700 watt hours, nearly double that of Roadtrek and more than Coachmen.  The energy pack is watertight,  durable with the steel housing being the safest on the market, and batteries are climate controlled.

One question we often get is if the ground clearance has changed in the Travato 59KL and 59GL with the lithium system. The answer is no, the ground clearance remains the same at 7.25-inches to 7.5-inches in the 59KL and 59GL as the 59K and 59G.

WATCH OUR VIDEO ON THE TRAVATO 59KL AND 59GL GROUND CLEARANCE AND CLIMATE CONTROL HERE.

The main difference between the Travato 59K and 59G and their lithium-powered counterparts is the climate controlled box that houses the Pure3 Energy Management System automotive grade 48V energy pack from Volta Power Systems. The climate controlled box is mounted between the two rear wheels and is protected from road debris in a watertight and durable steel housing that is the safest on the market. The energy pack’s steel housing is also heated from the Truma Combi Eco Plus heating system.

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 Travato inventory here.

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Travato 59KL and 59GL Pure3 Energy Management System – Pure Sine Wave Inverter

Winnebago released a lithium-powered version of the Travato available in the 59GL and 59KL floorplans. The Winnebago Travato 59KL and 59GL floorplans are equipped with the Pure3 Energy Management System the most powerful, durable and easy-to-use lithium energy system in the industry. This best-in-class system is built in the U.S.A in partnership with Volta Power Systems.

WATCH OUR VIDEO ON THE TRAVATO 59KL AND 59GL PURE SINE WAVE INVERTER HERE

Most RVs come with an inverter standard. The Winnebago Travato 59K and 59G come with a 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter that provides clean 110-v electricity to select outlets to allow you to safely power personal electronics like computers and cell phones. By contrast, the Winnebago Travato 59KL and 59GL has a 3,600-watt pure sine wave inverter that provides complete 110-volt and 30-amp coach power directly off the Pure3 Energy Management Power pack.

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Recharging the Pure3 Energy Pack from Volta Systems in the Winnebago Travato 59GL and 59KL

Winnebago released a lithium-powered version of the Travato available in the 59GL and 59KL floorplans. The Winnebago Travato 59KL and 59GL floorplans are equipped with the Pure3 Energy Management System the most powerful, durable and easy-to-use lithium energy system in the industry. This best-in-class system is built in the U.S.A in partnership with Volta Power Systems.

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RECHARGING THE PURE3 ENERGY PACK FROM VOLTA SYSTEMS

Recharging the Pure3 Energy Pack via Solar 

The Pure3 Energy Pack can be charged by the solar power system. The Travato 59KL and 59GL’s MPPT solar controller provides best-in-class solar absorption, up to 30% better than competitors, giving you more off-the-grid performance. The Travato comes standard with 200-watts with ports to plug in additional panels.

Recharging the Pure3 Energy Pack via Shoreline Power

Like other RVs, the Pure3 Energy Pack can be charged off shoreline power or when it is hooked up to power at a campsite. However, unlike most other RVs, the Travato 59KL and 59GL are equipped with a 3600-watt pure sine wave inverter bringing 30 amps of power wherever you go.

Recharging the Pure3 Energy Pack via Underhood Generator or Second Alternator

The Pure3 Energy Pack can also be charged through the underhood generator or second alternator. The Travato’s dedicated 58-volt alternator is twice as powerful as the competitors. Its compact design keeps it out of the way of curbs and road debris. It also allows you to completely recharge your battery in approximately 1.4 hours allowing you to get back on the road and off-the-grid.

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 Travato inventory here.

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The Travato 59KL and 59GL Pure3 Energy Management System Pros and Cons

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Winnebago Travato Pure3 Energy Management System Pros and Cons

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For guests debating between the lithium-powered 59GL and 59KL and the traditional Winnebago Travato 59G and 59K it comes down to the incremental cost of lithium vs. traditional power. The Pure3 Energy Management System is an additional cost of $19,000.

The Winnebago Travato 59KL and 59GL with the Pure3 Energy Management makes sense for guests who are looking to camp off-the-grid for extended periods of time and do not like the noise of the generator in the traditionally-powered Travato.

The Pure3 System provides users with 30 AMPs of 110V A/C all the time, anywhere. Allows for owners to operate the air conditioner from stored energy and you can run ALL your appliances while driving. When used in combination with the Truma Combi Eco Plus, the Pure3 system can electronically heat the coach and water, reducing the use of LP. The system also has a quick charging functionality that enables you to charge up the system in approximately 2 hours. The Pure3 System available in the Winnebago Travato 59KL and 59GL does not have a generator therefor is extremely quiet to run, so you will not have the added noise of a generator running if you are in warmer climates and require the air conditioner.

At Lichtsinn RV we stock both the lithium-powered Travato and the traditionally-powered Travato. If you have any questions regarding the Travato and which type is right for you please reach out to one of our factory-trained sales consultants at 800-343-6255 and they are able to answer any additional questions.

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 Travato inventory here.

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Based on the powerful, fuel-efficient Ram ProMaster chassis, the Winnebago Travato has been at the forefront of the camper van revolution since its launch in 2014. Thanks to premium features such as the energy-saving Truma Combi eco plus heating, the Deluxe FROLI sleeping system and Corian countertops, the new Travato is better than ever. With significantly upgraded standard features like 200-watt solar panels and new interior décor colorways, alongside several options, you can tailor the Travato to suit your needs. The Winnebago Travato is available in four floorplans –  59K, 59KL, 59G, and 59GL.

Travato Specifications

Specification 59G 59GL 59K 59KL
Length 21′ 21′ 21′ 21′
Exterior Height 9’4″ 9’4″ 9’4″ 9’4″
Exterior Width 6’9″ 6’9″ 6’9″ 6’9″
Awning Length 13′ 13′ 13′ 13′
Interior Height 6’3″ 6’3″ 6’3″ 6’3″
Interior Width 6’2″ 6’2″ 6’2″ 6’2″
Freshwater Tank Capacity (gal.) 21 18 23 18
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 2.6* 2.6* 2.6* 2.6*
Holding Tank Capacity – Black 11 11 13 12
Holding Tank Capacity – Gray 15 15 13 13
LP Capacity (gal.) 6 6 6 6
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 24 24 24 24
GCWR (lbs.) 11,500 11,500 11,500 11,500
GVWR (lbs.) 9,350 9,350 9,350 9,350
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,630 4,630 4,630 4,630
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 5,291 5,291 5,291 5,291
Wheelbase 159″ 159″ 159″ 159″
Seating Capacity 4 4 4 4

 

Winnebago Travato 59K and 59KL –

Travato 59K
Winnebago Travato 59K
Travato 59KL Floorplan
Winnebago Travato 59KL Floorplan

The Travato 59K and 59KL feature swiveling cab seats that become an integral part of the living and dining space, two twin beds that convert into cross-coach sleeping, and a spacious rear bath with wardrobe. The Winnebago Travato 59K and 59KL are 21 feet long, with an interior height of 6 ft. 3 in., and holding tank capacities of 13 gal. (black) in the 59K and 12 gal. (black) in the 59KL and 13 gal. (gray) in both the 59K and 59KL.

Winnebago Travato 59G and 59GL

Winnebago Travato      59G Floorplan
Winnebago Travato 59G Floorplan
Winnebago Travato 59GL Floorplan
Winnebago Travato 59GL Floorplan

The Travato 59G and 59GL feature a spacious corner bed and corner wet bath, swiveling cab chairs that join the dinette to form a seating area for up to four. The Winnebago Travato 59G and 59GL have seating and sleeping for up to four compared to the 59K and 59KL that have sleeping and seating for two.

The Winnebago Travato 59KL and 59GL’s Pure3 Lithium Power System by Volta 

The Travato 59KL and 59GL feature the Pure3 Lithium Power Systems by Volta. The Pure 3 Volta Power Systems automotive grade 48V energy pack provides 8,700 watt hours, nearly double that of Roadtrek and more than Coachmen.  The energy pack is watertight,  durable with the steel housing being the safest on the market, and batteries are climate controlled.

The Pure 3 provides complete 30 AMP whole coach electricity using a 3,600 watt pure sine inverter. The Travato’s dedicated 58 volt alternator, or under hood generator, is twice as powerful as competitors. Its compact design keeps it out of the way of curbs and road debris and the auto start and high idle control significantly extends air conditioner run time.

The MPPT solar controller provides best in class solar absorption, up to 30 percent better than competitors, giving you more off the grid performance.

Simple, seamless operation with one touch button controls incorporate automatic engine start when the battery is low and can recharge a fully depleted system in approximately 1.4 hours.

The Winnebago Travato NEW Interior Colorways 

The Winnebago Travato Bleu Fabric Collection with a choice of Macchiato or Noce Technoform Cabinetry.
The Winnebago Travato Bleu Fabric Collection with a choice of Macchiato or Noce Technoform Cabinetry.
The Mecca interior fabric collection with a choice of Macchiato or Noce Technoform Cabinetry.
The Winnebago Travato Mecca interior fabric collection with a choice of Macchiato or Noce Technoform Cabinetry.

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 Travato inventory here.

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Based on the powerful, fuel efficient ProMaster chassis, the Travato has been at the forefront of the van life revolution since its launch. Estimated to achieve 18 to 22 mpg highway, at only 21 feet long the Travato offers all of the comforts of home in a nimble, efficient van.

The Pure 3 Volta Power Systems automotive grade 48V energy pack provides 8,700 watt hours, nearly double that of Roadtrek and more than Coachmen. The energy pack is watertight, durable with the steel housing being the safest on the market, and batteries are climate controlled.

The Pure 3 provides complete 30 AMP whole coach electricity using a 3,600 watt pure sine inverter. The Travato’s dedicated 58 volt alternator, or under hood generator, is twice as powerful as competitors. Its compact design keeps it out of the way of curbs and road debris and the auto start and high idle control significantly extends air conditioner run time.

The MPPT solar controller provides best in class solar absorption, up to 30 percent better than competitors, giving you more off the grid performance.

Simple, seamless operation with one touch button controls incorporate automatic engine start when the battery is low and can recharge a fully depleted system in approximately 1.4 hours.

Travato Tales Contest Winner – Cindy and Carlos R.

After having a 2015 Travato G and putting on over 60,000 miles, we decided the new Pure3 System sounded like what we needed. It would be great when keeping the dogs inside on hot days since the air conditioner would run on the 30 Amp Lithium inverter. If we needed to boondock some night on the road, we would have all the necessities for a short stop. What we didn’t plan was having to use our new Travato KL as a means of housing while we cleaned up debris.

We arrived in Colorado to see the remains of a devastating fire. With our house destroyed, we set about to clean the property.

Using our Travato as housing, we were able to spend numerous days on site with no access to electricity or water. The inverter allowed us to run the microwave or our slow cooker for meals. The refrigerator had no difficulty keeping foods cool. The insulation in this newer model kept us warm at night as the temps were consistently in the low 40’s with frost on our windows each morning.

Although the solar panels did not completely keep the batteries charged, we were able to run for 3 days before having to start our engine and re-charge. It was at these times we enjoyed getting away from the debris and going to town. This 2 hour back and forth drive allowed our batteries to sufficiently charge for another run.

Although we will use our Travato for camping and enjoying national parks around the US, it helped us out immensely during this difficult time.

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Top 10 Questions from the Webcast on the Winnebago Travato 59K, 59G, 59KL, and 59GL

In one of our recent monthly interactive webcasts, we toured the 2019 Travato 59K, 59G and ALL NEW Lithium Travato 59KL. Guests chatted in on Facebook, YouTube and our site with questions about the coaches, and we collected the top ten questions. Read them below.

Winnebago Travato 59K

WATCH THE INTERACTIVE WEBCAST ON THE 2019 TRAVATO 59K, 59G AND 59KL HERE.

How long will the compressor refrigerator run without shore power? 

The compressor refrigerator is powered off the zamp solar panels adhered to the roof of the Travato. A while back we completed an experiment when the 59K introduced the compressor refrigerator. WATCH THE SOLAR EXPERIMENT ON THE TRAVATO HERE. We were able to consistently cool the refrigerator for nearly a week without draining the battery. When we completed that experiment, the Travato only had 100-watts of solar standard and now the Travato has 200-watts of expandable solar standard.

How much solar can you add to the Winnebago Travato?

All of the Travato floorplans come with 200-watts of solar standard. There is room on the junction box to add up to 250-watts either on the roof or through the portable solar plug-in on the side to total 450-watts of solar.

Does the inverter need to be on to run 12-V appliances in the Travato 59KL and 59GL?

No the inverter does not need to be on. The inverter is only required to be on when you are wanting to power 120-volt electronics, like the air conditioner, without shore power.

What is the recommended temperature for the lithium and what is the recommended way of warming them up?

The lowest recommended temperature for lithium is 32° F. The lithium batttery is housed in a steel, heated compartment which heats off the Truma Combi System. So, as long as you are running the Truma Combi system the lithium system should have no issues with temperatures above 32° F.

How has the insulation in the 2019 59G and 59K improved?

Winnebago has added additional insulation in the sidewalls in the 2019 59G and 59K and has added the cassette blinds to the Travato 59G, 59K, 59GL, and 59KL floorplans which also improve overall insulation.

Are their front cushions available to turn the swiveling cab seats in the 59K to a bed?

Yes, you can get aftermarket accessories that allow you to turn the swiveling cab seats in the 59K into a bed. Contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department for additional assistance with these accessories.

What is the ground clearance in the 59G, 59K, 59GL, and 59KL?

All four floorplans have a ground clearance of 6.25″. In the Travato 59KL and 59GL, the steel, insulated box that holds the lithium battery pack is positioned underneath axle of the vehicle, so you should not encounter any issues with departure angles.

Are the waterlines inside the coach in the 59GL and 59KL like they are in the 59G and 59K?

Yes, the waterlines are inside the coach in all four floorplans, making the Travato a true 4-season RV.

What are the tank sizes in all four floorplans?

Holding Tank Size 59G 59GL 59K 59KL
Freshwater Tank Capacity2 (gal.) 21 18 23 18
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 2.6* 2.6* 2.6* 2.6*
Holding Tank Capacity – Black 11 11 13 12
Holding Tank Capacity – Gray 15 15 13 13


What is the availability and pricing on the 2019 Travato 59K, 59G, 59KL, and 59GL?

Currently, Lichtsinn RV has in-stock 2019 Travato 59K, 59G, 59KL and 59GL models. You can see our Travato inventory here.

Winnebago Earns Ram Quality Membership

The FCA Commercial Vehicle Team has designated Winnebago Motorhomes, Forest City, Iowa,  as a member of the Ram Quality Professional Program.

As a qualified member of the Q-Pro program, Winnebago is joining a select group of upfitters and body manufacturers dedicated to exceeding customer’s expectations for quality, reliability and dependability. Winnebago is the first RV manufacturer to earn this designation.

To become a qualified member of the Q-Pro Program, FCA engineers evaluated Winnebago’s processes related to quality, regulatory compliance and continuous improvement. This involved an on-site visit by FCA’s team to validate that Winnebago’s processes met and exceeded the criteria in the three evaluation areas.

“At Winnebago, we strive to provide a superior product to our customers by doing things the right way,” said Brian Hazelton, vice president and general manager – Motorhome Business. “We work closely with suppliers to maintain the integrity of purchased components in order to ensure quality in the finished product. By following these guidelines, we believe it has allowed us to excel and become the first RV manufacturer to be named a member of the Q-Pro Program. Quality continues to be a priority for us as we work to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations and help create extraordinary experiences in the outdoors.”

Winnebago builds the Travato on the Ram ProMaster chassis. Since its launch in 2014, the Travato has been at the forefront of the campervan revolution. The latest evolution in the Travato lineup is the 59KL and 59GL, which features the Pure3 Energy Management System. This durable and easy-to-use lithium energy system allows RVers to “cut the cord” and replenishes power to the coach through multiple charging options.