Winnebago Solis Named by RVPro Best in Show at Open House

The sheer volume of new RVs on display at Open House combined with the dizzying array of special features and amenities, made for difficult choices when RV PRO’s veteran editorial team attempted to narrow the massive list of contenders for inclusion in this special section highlighting what were determined to be RV PRO’s Top 20 Best of Show units for 2020. An RV is a manifestation of dreams. It’s inherent in its very nature – the moment someone said, “Let’s put a house on wheels.” With the introduction of the Solis, Winnebago proves how much it is listening to its customer base and what dreams they may have. Winnebago Solis 59P

A sister of the Travato Class B, the Solis was influenced by adventurers (like a utility light on the exterior to see hookups). In particular, one filmmaker enjoyed traveling to the beach and staring at the stars, so he custom-built a roof to do so.

That input is instantly noticeable with Solis’ fiberglass pop-top, which expands into a well-cushioned sleeping space with panoramic views for two adults. The roof bed utilizes a Froli Sleep System designed using quickly adjusting springs, invoking a floating feeling, so users can sail into space.

The all-weather Solis was constructed with adventurers in mind. It boasts what Winnebago Corporate Trainer Anthony Kelindoi refers to as a “surf-to-slope” design.

“You want to be able to use it in any situation,” he says.

The rear annex floor is comprised of a honeycomb vinyl material that can be sprayed clean after, say, surfing or snowboarding. Other Class B’s may incorporate lauan wood, which wouldn’t make that possible, according to Kelindoi. And changing into gear between activities is made easier with a rod extension widening the rear doors and a durable privacy screen that runs across it.

The automotive-grade insulation and waterline routing helps with heating dramatically. The efficiency is increased by a standard, 220-watt Xantrex solar panel and a Truma Combi Eco heating system.

All plumbing sits above floor and rinsing off after a swim is simple in the wet bath equipped with a Thetford cassette toilet. The kitchen includes a two-burner range top from Suburban and a 12-volt, compressor refrigerator for high altitudes and multiple level angles. A lighted glass tube in the galley indicates where water levels are for a more accurate read – no electric interface to know gallon count. Two molded bench seats are extra comfy despite their rugged appearance, with cream-colored Ultraleather sewn with “W” patterns all across.

Built on a RAM ProMaster 280-horsepower chassis, the Solis sleeps up to four adults and has an overall European design. A Murphy-bed in the back is comprised of slats and converts from a table with cozy cushions spanning the 6-foot-and-4- inch interior width. Zip screens on all the windows achieve full blackout for uninterrupted sleep.
The Class B has an MSRP of $100,667.

What impressed RV PROWinnebago has listened to its Class B customers to arrive at a product line that makes it possible to venture anywhere. From the magnets on the ceiling for the cabinet doors to eliminate the head-bump factor, down to the ample space throughout the entire camper, the Solis will have heads turning with its sleek, youthful, and minimalist design.

See our Winnebago Solis inventory here

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Winnebago Products on the NEW Mercedes-Benz VS30 Chassis

Winnebago released 4 products on the new and innovative Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter Chassis – including the Winnebago Class C Diesel staple, the View and Navion, the wildly popular Winnebago Revel, and the brand new Winnebago Boldt. Learn more about these products below.

Winnebago RevelNow with the 3rd generation Mercedes Benz Sprinter VS30 chassis, the true 4×4 Revel opens up a world of possibilities with off the grid capabilities and complete four-season comfort. Winnebago Revel

Designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all new Winnebago Revel takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure with a straightforward design and function driven features. Taking full advantage of the new VS30 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0-liter turbo diesel puts 325 lbs. ft. of torque through an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high and low range and hill descent mode for added off road capability.

Inside, the Revel’s unique features start with a floorplan designed around a Power Lift Bed with a 140-cu. ft. gear garage below. This allows for a 49 x 79-inch cross coach sleeping area.  A full galley, including a 2.5 cu. ft. refrigerator, makes meal prep a breeze, while the all in one bath and gear closet boasts a cassette style toilet that eliminates the need for a separate black water holding tank. Add a standard solar power system that is expandable to 510 watts, diesel powered Espar hydronic heating and hot water, a dinette with a pull up table that converts to additional sleeping space, and many more innovative features and the result is the new Revel: quite simply the most off road capable RV Winnebago has ever built.

Winnebago Revel 44E Floorplan
Winnebago Revel 44E Floorplan

Storage and living space are maximized by the flared body and Power Lift Bed that converts to a 49 x 79 inch sleeping surface. Welded aluminum cabinet face frames, dual pane windows with insulated shades, snap in screens for fresh air circulation, and an available quieter Mach 10 NDQ AC system all contribute to the Revel‘s off the grid livability.

This Revel is powered by the innovative, fuel efficient Mercedes Benz VS30 Sprinter, with interior aesthetic upgrades, like what is in the Mercedes S Class luxury auto:

  • On-demand 4WD with low range, to selectively stop individual wheels if wheel spin is detected. The system can be safely driven on dry pavement without the risk of damaging differential locks. The 3.0-liter, six-cylinder turbo diesel provides 325 lb. ft. of power and the seven-speed automatic transmission with grade braking capabilities provides users with plenty of power to get off the beaten path.
  • The MBUX infotainment center makes trips more enjoyable with the new Sprinter’s multitude of sophisticated MBUX infotainment optional features, including an oversized 10-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, USB and USB C connections, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Includes advanced GPS navigation built right in. The MBUX system also includes “Hey Mercedes” voice guidance and artificial intelligence services. The features of the MBUX system are activated through the new touch steering wheel controls and MBUX Touch Control Buttons: touch sensitive controls on the steering wheel for instrument cluster and infotainment system control, like a smart phone interface, which respond to vertical and horizontal swiping movements.
  • The new VS30 chassis features several safety features not included in any previous RV chassis. Features include:
    • Active brake assist: In case of any oncoming danger, Active Brake Assist warns drivers and if necessary, will brake for them. As a class leading feature, it is the only system that can recognize and respond to pedestrians.
    • Active Distance Assist Distronic: In high traffic areas, Active Distance Assist Distronic keeps enough distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you to ensure optimal safety.
    • Active Lane Keep Assist: If a driver is ever to unintentionally drift or leave their designated lane, Active Lane Keep Assist immediately alerts them.
    • Traffic Sign Assist: Throughout your travel, speed limits can be ever-changing. Traffic sign assist helps to identify the correct speed and adjust accordingly.
    • Blind Spot Assist Including Rear Cross Traffic Alert: Blind Spot Assist provides warnings regarding vehicles in the blind spot while Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns about crossing objects when reversing

See our Winnebago Revel Inventory here.

Winnebago Boldt Over the past 8 years, Winnebago has continued to be the leader in the Class B Van segment in North America. Winnebago’s innovation in this category continues with the brand-new Winnebago Boldt – the first lithium-powered campervan introduced on the new Mercedes-Benz VS30 chassis. The Winnebago Boldt

The Winnebago Boldt’s Pure3 Energy Management System from Volta Power Systems allows for a generator-free, stealth campervan. The Pure3 systems offers an automotive grade, 48V energy pack providing users 11,600 watt-hours of energy.  The energy pack is watertight and durable with the steel housing being the safest on the market, and batteries are climate controlled.

The Pure3 provides complete 30 AMP whole coach electricity using a 3,600-watt pure sine inverter. The Boldt’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. Winnebago Boldt Interior

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

The Winnebago Boldt is powered by the innovative Mercedes-Benz VS30 chassis with interior aesthetic upgrades like what is in the Mercedes S Class luxury auto:

  • The 3.0-liter, six-cylinder turbo diesel provides 325 lb. ft. of power and the seven-speed automatic transmission with grade braking capabilities provides users with plenty of power to power the coach.
  • The MBUX infotainment center makes trips more enjoyable with the new Sprinter’s multitude of sophisticated MBUX infotainment optional features, including an oversized 10-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, USB and USB C connections, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Includes advanced GPS navigation built right in. The MBUX system also includes “Hey Mercedes” voice guidance and artificial intelligence services. The features of the MBUX system are activated through the new touch steering wheel controls and MBUX Touch Control Buttons: touch sensitive controls on the steering wheel for instrument cluster and infotainment system control, like a smart phone interface, which respond to vertical and horizontal swiping movements.
  • The new VS30 chassis features several safety features not included in any previous RV chassis. Features include:
    • Active brake assist: In case of any oncoming danger, Active Brake Assist warns drivers and if necessary, will brake for them. As a class leading feature, it is the only system that can recognize and respond to pedestrians.
    • Active Distance Assist Distronic: In high traffic areas, Active Distance Assist Distronic keeps enough distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you to ensure optimal safety.
    • Active Lane Keep Assist: If a driver is ever to unintentionally drift or leave their designated lane, Active Lane Keep Assist immediately alerts them.
    • Traffic Sign Assist: Throughout your travel, speed limits can be everchanging. Traffic sign assist helps to identify the correct speed and adjust accordingly.
    • Blind Spot Assist Including Rear Cross Traffic Alert: Blind Spot Assist provides warnings regarding vehicles in the blind spot while Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns about crossing objects when reversing.
    • Crosswind Assist: Detects strong gusts of crosswind and helps the driver to stay on course. At speeds over 50 mph it corrects the vehicle’s course by means of automatic braking intervention on the wheels on the side of the vehicle facing the wind.
    • 360-degree Camera simplifies parking and overall maneuvering with extended safety support from the 360-degree camera system.
    • Three sets of safety airbags, front, window and thorax pelvis airbags
  • The Boldt also features MBUX PRO Connect services including –
    • Car to X communication: Receive a warning in your new Sprinter with Car to X communication if there is heavy rain, fog, icy roads, or accidents ahead. Based on automatically collated data from all the vehicles using this technology, drivers get notifications when other drivers encounter a hazardous condition.
    • Internet in the Van: Using the multimedia system’s WiFi hotspot to easily go online with mobile devices. The Internet in the Car service requires a Mercedes PRO account, additionally a contract must be made with a 3rd party mobile network operator.

See Our Boldt Inventory Here

Winnebago View & Navion

Each year 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 Navions in all of North America. 2020 Winnebago View

The all new View and Navion have been restyled for 2020 and include the innovative, fuel-efficient Mercedes Benz VS30 chassis with all new contemporary European styling!  With new upscale details throughout, the View and Navion offer the freedom to live large in a compact coach. Combining freedom with comfort, this vehicle has been completely redesigned inside and out for an unparalleled Class C experience. 2020 Winnebago View

The View and Navion are powered by the innovative Mercedes-Benz VS30 chassis with interior aesthetic upgrades like what is in the Mercedes S Class luxury auto:

  • The 3.0-liter, six-cylinder turbo diesel provides 325 lb. ft. of power and the seven-speed automatic transmission with grade braking capabilities provides users with plenty of power to power the coach.
  • The MBUX infotainment center makes trips more enjoyable with the new Sprinter’s multitude of sophisticated MBUX infotainment optional features, including an oversized 10-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, USB and USB C connections, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.  Includes advanced GPS navigation built right in. The MBUX system also includes “Hey Mercedes” voice guidance and artificial intelligence services. The features of the MBUX system are activated through the new touch steering wheel controls and MBUX Touch Control Buttons: touch sensitive controls on the steering wheel for instrument cluster and infotainment system control, like a smart phone interface, which respond to vertical and horizontal swiping movements.
  • The new VS30 chassis features several safety features not included in any previous RV chassis. Features include:
    • Active brake assist:  In case of any oncoming danger, Active Brake Assist warns drivers and if necessary, will brake for them. As a class leading feature, it is the only system that can recognize and respond to pedestrians.
    • Active Distance Assist Distronic:  In high traffic areas, Active Distance Assist Distronic keeps enough distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you to ensure optimal safety.
    • Active Lane Keep Assist:  If a driver is ever to unintentionally drift or leave their designated lane, Active Lane Keep Assist immediately alerts them.
    • Traffic Sign Assist:  Throughout your travels, speed limits can be ever-changing. Traffic sign assist helps to identify the correct speed and adjust accordingly.
    • Rearview camera monitoring system.
    • Three sets of safety airbags, front, window and thorax pelvis airbags.

See Our View & Navion Inventory Here

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Feature Teacher: SuperShell Sleeper Deck

SuperShell Sleeper DeckWinnebago’s exclusive SuperShell composite hull is produced in a closed mold with injected urethane foam sandwiched between the fiberglass outer shell and an interior panel. This design and manufacturing method is similar to how a high-end cooler is constructed. This superior design strengthens the the cab over area and improves sound and thermal comfort while also reducing the weight and the potential for leaks and squeaks. The design also reduced the number of parts and processes necessary to build the cab-over, improving quality and durability for our owners.

The SuperShell Sleeper Deck is available in the Winnebago Vita, Porto, View and Navion

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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