It’s Pricey… Why is The Winnebago Revel So Expensive?

With on-demand 4-Wheel Drive and 4-Season capability, the Winnebago Revel is a true 4×4 motorhome. The function-fueled design and reliability of the Revels 3-liter turbo diesel engine and the freedom of 4WD means going off-road is never off the table. With a base MSRP price starting at $210,292, we are sometimes asked why the Revel is so “expensive.” This question actually has a very easy answer. It all comes down to the combined efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter chassis, a powerful lithium-ion battery system, and the reliability of Winnebago’s attention to quality and detail.

Continue reading to learn more about the Winnebago Revel and you can determine if you think the Winnebago Revel is worth the price tag.

Winnebago Revel

The cost of the Winnebago Revel begins with the price of the ever-reliable Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter chassis. This chassis provides an innovative fuel-efficient platform with interior details and upgrades associated with Mercedes S-Class luxury automobiles. The proven Sprinter chassis also incorporates the latest in Mercedes-Benz safety features including Active Brake Assist, Active Distance Assist Distronic, Active Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Assist and more. It is also equipped with an MBUX Infotainment system that includes hands-free voice guidance, a capacitive touchscreen monitor, and more.

One of the latest upgrades to the Winnebago Revel is the change to its lithium-ion battery system. Previously equipped with two (2) 125-amp-hour Lithium Ion Batteries, the Revel now features one (1) LiFePO4 Lithionics Battery 12V 320-amp-hour, UL-1973-certified Battery System that provides 4,133 watt-hours that is installed to be easily accessible beneath the Power Lift Bed. With continuous advances in technology, you can get more charge cycles as well as more energy from a LiFePO4 battery than a traditional AGM acid battery. The battery system features Bluetooth to allow for easy monitoring of the NeverDie® Battery Management System and also includes numerous protective safety features as well as battery status and state-of-charge monitoring.

Because Lichtsinn RV is an authorized Lithionics Battery System installer, we also provide the option to upgrade your watt-hours further to 8,266 watt-hours with a second, Lichtsinn RV installed Lithionics battery. Interested in upgrading your Winnebago Revel even further? Checkout the Lichtsinn Storage and Power (LSP) package which includes the additional Lichtsinn RV-installed 320AH, UL-1973-certified Lithionics battery as well as CAVans’ GLSS lounge area system enhancement. Click here to learn more.

The Revel is equipped with a dedicated second under-the-hood alternator to efficiently charge the Lithium battery in less than two hours of drive time. The Xantrex 2,000-watt inverter provides whole coach electrical service including service to the induction cooktop and optional 13,500 BTU Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ air conditioner.

The Revel is equipped with two (2) solar panels, (1) 115-watt and (1) 100-watt, providing a total of 215-watts. Additional solar can be added as the solar controller in the Revel can handle a maximum o f 450-watts. For added convenience, the Revel includes an easy-to-use and easy-to-read ZAMP SOLAR Solar Charge Controller panel. This control panel shows the charging status of your battery as well as battery condition. By toggling through the options, the panel also shows the battery level in volts and reads the current power coming in from the solar panel in amps. Lichtsinn RV is a certified installer of AM Solar, Zamp Solar, and Xantrex products, so our service technicians are qualified to add additional mounted solar as well as portable solar to your Revel to give you even more off-the-grid capabilities.

A converter is key to a complete solar setup, so the Revel is equipped with a AD/DC Load Center/Converter to convert the power stored in your batteries from DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current). This system distributes AC/DC loads to your RV and appliances to provide you with the essentials of home. This system can also be used to charge the batteries when connected to shore power with the 30-amp electrical plug-in service.

For added convenience, the Revel includes a roof port wiring access that allows you to easily pass wiring from inside the coach to the roof for roof-mounted accessories, such as additional solar panels.

Finally, Winnebago Industries is well known as a top tier RV manufacturer, and it shows. Through innovations in design and use of space, they are famous for being able to take advantage of each square inch and feature multiple-use spaces to provide the most efficient home-on-wheels. In the Revel these features include the Power Lift bed with gear garage bed and the all-in-one gear closet and wet bath.

The four-season Winnebago Revel includes heavy duty industrial vinyl flooring over an insulated vapor barrier flooring and automotive grade insulation throughout. The four-season features in the Revel extend to its holding tanks. The freshwater tank is installed inside of the Revel to keep it warm and the gray holding tank is heated. The tinted dual-pane euro acrylic windows and cassette shades provide a thermal break and solar reflective properties.

As you can see the Winnebago Revel has a number of features that make it well worth the price. There are few options on the Revel, as it comes standard with everything you need to start your next off-road adventure! Call a Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant today to learn more about the true 4×4 Winnebago Revel!

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Information current as of 4/23

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