Winnebago Launches New Products at RVX

Additions to the motorhome lineup include the Boldt, View, Intent 28Y and Forza 34T AE. Winnebago Towables will showcase a series of new floorplans from the Spyder, Micro Minnie Fifth Wheel, Minnie Plus Fifth Wheel, Minnie, Micro Minnie and Minnie Drop lines.

Boldt — The Boldt is a four-season coach intended for real world use, the release noted. The Pure3 Advanced Energy system eliminates the traditional RV generator and gives owners the ability to power through the night without the use of shore power.

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“The Boldt perfectly balances between sophistication and practicality,” said Product Manager Russ Garfin. “Our latest introduction to the B-van lineup is a quiet, comfortable camper van that can thrive in nearly any environment.”

The Boldt offers two floorplans, the 70KL and 70BL and is built on the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis which features a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine, blind spot monitoring, active brake assist, rain sensor and auto-high beam assist.

View — The View has been redesigned and features the all-new SuperShell Sleeper Deck that provides premium thermal and acoustic insulation, advanced Mercedes technology, new and upscale residential amenities, and other features to extend off-grid capability. It includes standard 200-watt solar and a 2,000-watt inverter.

Winnebago View

The View 24J and 24D will be on display at RVX. Both will showcase new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis features such as brake assist, lane keeping assist, LED headlights and adaptive cruise control.

Intent 28Y — The Intent’s newest floorplan features three slide-outs, a bedroom with a walk-around queen bed, and a large galley, the release noted.

Forza 34T AE — Like the other two wheelchair-friendly models in the AE lineup, (the Intent 30R AE, Adventurer 30T AE) the Forza 34T AE features a wheelchair lift with an 800-pound capacity with controls that let wheelchair users independently enter and exit the coach with a key-fob remote.

Other wheelchair-friendly improvements include expanded hallways and toilet areas; a roll-in shower with assist bar and accessible faucet controls and adjustable showerhead. There are reachable appliances, systems monitor, light and generator switch placement, and a power transfer seat option as well.

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.

 

Motorhome Madness – Winnebago Vita vs. Winnebago View

In the spirit of March Madness, we at Lichtsinn RV will be comparing various Winnebago motorhome models. Our next comparison in the March Motorhome Madness blog series is the ALL-NEW Winnebago Vita vs. the Winnebago View

Winnebago Vita 

The Winnebago Vita combines 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 two all-new floorplans boast the largest galley, the largest bed — even the largest holding tanks in the class. And 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, it’s clear the Vita is more than best in class — it’s simply in a class all its own.

Winnebago View 

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 is the ultimate in efficient, luxurious RV travel for couples and families. The View’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 has never looked better.

Both the View and Vita are powered by the tried and true Mercedes Benz powertrain, estimated to achieve 16 to 18 mpg highway:

1.  Mercedes Benz 3.0L turbo charged diesel

2.  325 lbs feet of torque or power

3.  188 hp

4.  5 speed automatic Tip Shift transmission with grade braking capability

5.  Adaptive ESP technology for superior ride and handling

6.  Three point safety belts

7.  Front seats that rotate to become integral lounge chairs with seat height boosters for a more residential feel.  Also include armrests, adjustable lumbar support, headrests, and reclines, swivel and slide

8.  Hydraulic four wheel ABS brakes

9.  Dual front airbags

10.  Factory installed 5,000 lb towing package with 7 blade bargeman wiring and 500 lb vertical tongue weight

Floorplans: 

Winnebago View

24D – The Winnebago View 24D‘s slideout provides added room to the Murphy+ Bed, while the dinette quickly converts to a comfortable bed for added sleeping capacity.

24G – The Winnebago View 24G‘s dual slideouts provide added room to the main living area and the rear bedroom, which also features a walkaround queen bed.

24J – The Winnebago View 24J‘s U-shaped dinette is perfect for dining, games, or taking in a movie on the HDTV.

24V – The Winnebago View 24V’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 View your own.

Winnebago Vita 

24F- The Winnebago Vita 24F is equipped with a driver’s side slide that holds the expandable dinette, and a rear corner bath and the best-in-class rear queen bed.

24P – The Winnebago Vita 24P is equipped with a full-wall slide, on the driver’s side, holding the expandable dinette, refrigerator with multi-use storage, and walk-around queen bed.

Specifications:

Specification Vita 24F Vita 24P View 24D View 24G View 24J View 24V
Length 24’7″ 24’7″ 25’8″ 25’8″ 25’8″ 25’8″
Exterior Height1 11’6″ 11’6″ 11’1″ 11’1″ 11’1″ 11’1″
Exterior Width 7’6″ 7’6″ 7’6″ 7’6″ 7’6″ 7’6″
Exterior Storage2 (cu. ft.) 42 45 39 53 48 43
Awning Length 15′ 15′ 16′ 16′ 16′ 16′
Interior Height 7′ 7′ 6’8″ 6’8″ 6’8″ 6’8″
Interior Width 7’3″ 7’3″ 7’3″ 7’3″ 7’3″ 7’3″
Freshwater Tank Capacity3 (gal.) 37 37 30 31 32 31
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 6 6 Continuous Continuous 6 6
Optional Water Heater Capacity NA NA N/A N/A Continuous Continuous
Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray3 (gal.) 41/41 41/41 40/34 36/40 34/40 36/36
LP Capacity4 (gal.) 12.2 12.2 13 13 13 13
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.4
GCWR5 (lbs.) 15,250 15,250 15,250 15,250 15,250 15,250
GVWR (lbs.) 11,030 11,030 11,030 11,030 11,030 11,030
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,410 4,410 4,410 4,410 4,410 4,410
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 7,720 7,720 7,720 7,720 7,720 7,720
Wheelbase 170″ 170″ 170″ 170″ 170″ 170″
Seating Capacity 4 4 4 3 5 4

Key Differences –

The Vita is 1’1″ shorter than the View, but it does have a larger standard fresh water tank capacity and larger holding tank capacities making it perfect for extended camping off-the-grid. The Winnebago View starts at around $137,000 while the Vita starts around $120,000. The View is loaded with more premium amenities including the light-weight Technoform cabinets, Corian countertops, Primera by UltraFabrics furniture coverings, and MCD roller shades. The View also has a slightly more powerful air conditioner at 15,000 BTUs compared to the Vita’s 13,500 BTU air conditioner the View also offers a tankless water heater, providing users instant hot water, standard in the 24D and 24G and an option in the 24J and 24V.

The Winnebago View and Vita are both great Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based RVs from Winnebago Industries and Lichtsinn RV is proud to carry both models as well as every other Winnebago Motorhome Product. See our View Inventory Here and our Vita Inventory Here.

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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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