8 Reasons Why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Delano

The first reason why we think the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Delano is the Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity of the View and Navion. 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 figure is the maximum allowable weight for all occupants, personal belongings, and the weight of any 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. The Thor Delano has an OCCC of 349-lbs. while the Winnebago View and Navion have an OCCC range of 1,100 – 1451-lbs. That is OVER 300 PERCENT MORE OCCC in the View and Navion compared to the Thor Delano.

Watch our video on the 8 Reasons Why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Delano here.

Our second reason why we think the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Delano is the one-piece fiberglass roof in the View and Navion. The View and Navion come standard with a one-piece fiberglass roof on top of a laminated block foam insulated superstructure that is backed by over 60 years of proven durability and a 10-year parts-and-labor roof warranty. The fiberglass roof in the View and Navion is can be walked on and is stronger and more durable to outside conditions. The Delano comes with come with a rubber or TPO roof that is made from a cheaper glued and screwed construction to wooden trusses that can degrade over time. TPO roofs also require increased maintenance and regular repair to prevent roof degradation. Fiberglass roofs require lower maintenance and are more user-friendly.

Our third reason why we the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Delano is the solar power system in the View and Navion. The Winnebago View and Navion come with a best-in-class solar package including two 100-watt solar panels, a battery charger with controller, junction box, and plug for additional portable solar panel on the side. The View and Navion also come with a 2,000-watt pure sine wave inverter to safely power electronics. The Thor Delano comes with a single 100-watt solar panel and a 1,000-watt inverter. So… the Delano comes with half the solar power and half the inverter.

Our fourth reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Delano is the sleeping configurations in the View and Navion. The View and Navion are available in three, unique floorplans with various sleeping configurations created to best suit your needs. The floorplan sleeping configurations include a POWERED Murphy+ Bed in the 24D, twin beds that convert into cross coach sleeping measuring at 74 inches wide and 87 inches long in the 24V, and a corner bed that makes room for a large corner bathroom. The Delano comes in three floorplans, but two of the floorplans – the 24RW and the 24TT come with an extremely heavy flip-down bed that has to manually lowered into the sleeping position. Our next reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Delano is also related to sleeping.

Our fifth reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Delano is the SuperShell Sleeper Deck in the Winnebago View and Navion. The new SuperShell sleeper deck includes premium thermal and acoustic insulation, making the front bunk lighter and more comfortable than ever before. The SuperShell Sleeper deck also provides great space for storage when it isn’t being used as a bed. The Delano comes with a generic cabover bunk that was not engineered with the same level of thermal and acoustic insulation as the SuperShell Sleeper Deck in the View and Navion.

Our sixth reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Delano is the custom, automotive-grade entry door. In previous model years, Winnebago always had a best-in-class entry door on the Winnebago View and Navion. Winnebago took the best-in-class entry door to a whole new level with the custom-designed, automobile-grade entry door designed in Europe specifically for the Winnebago View and Navion. The new door is extremely sturdy, very similar to a car door, with dual latching points that greatly reduce wind and road noise. The inside of the new door features a sliding shade and in-door storage perfect for umbrellas, shoes and other outdoor gear. The Thor Delano features the typical 3rd party manufactured door that is often seen in entry-level trailers and RVs.

Our seventh reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Delano is the View and Navion’s superior off-the-grid capabilities. A compact coach is the ultimate freedom vehicle and the last thing you want is to be tied down to a traditional campground. The View and Navion feature 2 large Group 31 batteries, large freshwater tanks, best-in-class holding tank capacities, and a Compressor Refrigerator. The View and Navion also have optional lithium ion smart batteries available. Winnebago designed all of these features into the Winnebago View and Navion to provide users with extended off-the-grid functionality – like never seen before in a Winnebago View or Navion. The Thor Delano has a smaller inverter, one small  house battery, and smaller holding tanks. Overall, the Thor Delano is not well equipped for camping outside of a traditional campground. With the View and Navion anywhere can be your campground.

Our final reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Delano is Winnebago’s superior experience building RVs. In Winnebago’s 60 years of building RVs they have pioneered several constructions standards that are now industry standard. Winnebago was the first RV company in the US to manufacturer compact RVs and Campervans. Why buy an RV from any other manufacturer?

See our Winnebago View and 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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Our 8 Reasons Why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Tiburon

The first reason why we think the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Tiburon is the Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity of the View and Navion. 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 figure is the maximum allowable weight for all occupants, personal belongings, and the weight of any 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. The Thor Tiburon has an OCCC of 349-lbs. while the Winnebago View and Navion have an OCCC range of 1,100 – 1451-lbs. That is OVER 300 PERCENT MORE OCCC in the View and Navion compared to the Thor Tiburon.

Watch our video on the 8 Reasons Why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Tiburon here

Our second reason why we think the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Tiburon is the one-piece fiberglass roof in the View and Navion. The View and Navion come standard with a one-piece fiberglass roof on top of a laminated block foam insulated superstructure that is backed by over 60 years of proven durability and a 10-year parts-and-labor roof warranty. The fiberglass roof in the View and Navion is can be walked on and is stronger and more durable to outside conditions. The Tiburon comes with come with a rubber or TPO roof that is made from a cheaper glued and screwed construction to wooden trusses that can degrade over time. TPO roofs also require increased maintenance and regular repair to prevent roof degradation. Fiberglass roofs require lower maintenance and are more user-friendly.

Our third reason why we the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Tiburon is the solar power system in the View and Navion. The Winnebago View and Navion come with a best-in-class solar package including two 100-watt solar panels, a battery charger with controller, junction box, and plug for additional portable solar panel on the side. The View and Navion also come with a 2,000-watt pure sine wave inverter to safely power electronics. The Thor Tiburon comes with a single 100-watt solar panel and a 1,000-watt inverter. So… the Tiburon comes with half the solar power and half the inverter.

Our fourth reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Tiburon is the sleeping configurations in the View and Navion. The View and Navion are available in three, unique floorplans with various sleeping configurations created to best suit your needs. The floorplan sleeping configurations include a POWERED Murphy+ Bed in the 24D, twin beds that convert into cross coach sleeping measuring at 74 inches wide and 87 inches long in the 24V, and a corner bed that makes room for a large corner bathroom. The Tiburon comes in three floorplans, but two of the floorplans – the 24RW and the 24TT come with an extremely heavy flip-down bed that has to manually lowered into the sleeping position. Our next reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Tiburon is also related to sleeping.

Our fifth reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Tiburon is the SuperShell Sleeper Deck in the Winnebago View and Navion. The new SuperShell sleeper deck includes premium thermal and acoustic insulation, making the front bunk lighter and more comfortable than ever before. The SuperShell Sleeper deck also provides great space for storage when it isn’t being used as a bed. The Tiburon comes with a generic cabover bunk that was not engineered with the same level of thermal and acoustic insulation as the SuperShell Sleeper Deck in the View and Navion.

Our sixth reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Tiburon is the custom, automotive-grade entry door. In previous model years, Winnebago always had a best-in-class entry door on the Winnebago View and Navion. Winnebago took the best-in-class entry door to a whole new level with the custom-designed, automobile-grade entry door designed in Europe specifically for the Winnebago View and Navion. The new door is extremely sturdy, very similar to a car door, with dual latching points that greatly reduce wind and road noise. The inside of the new door features a sliding shade and in-door storage perfect for umbrellas, shoes and other outdoor gear. The Thor Tiburon features the typical 3rd party manufactured door that is often seen in entry-level trailers and RVs.

Our seventh reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Tiburon is the View and Navion’s superior off-the-grid capabilities. A compact coach is the ultimate freedom vehicle and the last thing you want is to be tied down to a traditional campground. The View and Navion feature 2 large Group 31 batteries, large freshwater tanks, best-in-class holding tank capacities, and a Compressor Refrigerator. The View and Navion also have optional lithium ion smart batteries available. Winnebago designed all of these features into the Winnebago View and Navion to provide users with extended off-the-grid functionality – like never seen before in a Winnebago View or Navion. The Thor Tiburon has a smaller inverter, one small  house battery, and smaller holding tanks. Overall, the Thor Tiburon is not well equipped for camping outside of a traditional campground. With the View and Navion anywhere can be your campground.

Our final reason why the Winnebago View and Navion are Better than the Thor Tiburon is Winnebago’s superior experience building RVs. In Winnebago’s 60 years of building RVs they have pioneered several constructions standards that are now industry standard. Winnebago was the first RV company in the US to manufacturer compact RVs and Campervans. Why buy an RV from any other manufacturer?

See our Winnebago View and 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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Winnebago View Class C Diesel Motorhome 24D Highlights:Winnebago View 24D

  • Murphy Bed
  • Pedestal Table
  • U-Shaped Dinette
  • Rear Bath
  • Swivel Cab Seats
  • Cab Over Bunk

Hit the road knowing that you have all that you need at your fingertips in this motorhome. Creating meals and snacks will be easy in the kitchen because of the two-burner induction and LP range cooktop, the microwave convection oven, and the double-door refrigerator/freezer will keep all of your perishable items cold and fresh. The pantry will hold all your dry and canned goods, and the overhead cabinets will keep your daily dishes and kitchen items easily accessible. You will thoroughly enjoy the convenience of having a rear bathroom with a space savings sliding door, and the queen Murphy bed will prove a huge asset in providing sleeping space at night while keeping the interior free from clutter during the day when you are relaxing on the sofa with pedestal table.

Each View Class C diesel motorhome by Winnebago offers upscale details, comfortable accommodations, and an unparalleled experience on the road.  From the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a turbo-diesel engine 7G, and adaptive ESP technology to the MBUX touchscreen multimedia infotainment center with navigation, WiFi hotspot, intelligent voice control and rear color camera, you can get to any place you like with industry leading technology.  The SuperShell sleeper deck offers comfortable sleeping space in the overhead cab with premium thermal and acoustic insulation.  The View even offers extended off-the-grid functionality, upscale interior and residential amenities, and much more!  Choose your favorite luxurious model today for better views!

Sleeps 4
Slides 1
Length 25 ft 5 in
Ext Width 7 ft 7 in
Ext Height 10 ft 8 in
Int Height 6 ft 8 in
Interior Color Bleu
Exterior Color Bay Mist II
Hitch Weight 5000 lbs
Gross Weight 11030 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 30 gals
Grey Water Capacity 41 gals
Black Water Capacity 41 gals
Furnace BTU 20000 btu
Generator 3,600 Watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet LP
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine 3.0L 6-Cylinder
Chassis Mercedes Benz Sprinter
Horsepower 188 hp
Fuel Capacity 26.4 gals
Wheelbase 170 in
Number Of Bunks 1
Available Beds Queen Murphy Bed
Refrigerator Type Double Door
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 2
Shower Size 24″ x 32″
Number of Awnings 1
Axle Weight Front 4410 lbs
Axle Weight Rear 7720 lbs
LP Tank Capacity 12.2 gals
Water Heater Type Tankless
AC BTU 15000 btu
TV Info Coach 32″ HDTV
Awning Info 16′ Electric with LED Lights
Gross Combined Weight 15250 lbs
Shower Type Standard
Electrical Service 30 amp

Winnebago View Class C Diesel Motorhome 24J Highlights:Winnebago View 24J Floorplan

  • U-Shaped Dinette
  • Private Shower & Toilet
  • Wardrobe
  • Cab Over Bunk
  • Swivel Cab Seats

If you need an RV that is full of space and style, then you need this motorhome. Because this coach can sleep four people and maybe two more, it is the perfect option for those families who are looking to getaway at a moment’s notice, and with multi-purpose amenities like the U-shaped dinette, you will always have enough room to do the things you love such as read a book, play games, and relax inside. Traveling can be exhausting, but the two-burner induction and LP range cooktop range top as well as the microwave/convection oven will allow you to make all your meals instead of eating out.  And you can probably imagine how comfortable the heated, power control cab seats will be on the open road!

Each View Class C diesel motorhome by Winnebago offers upscale details, comfortable accommodations, and an unparalleled experience on the road.  From the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a turbo-diesel engine 7G, and adaptive ESP technology to the MBUX touchscreen multimedia infotainment center with navigation, WiFi hotspot, intelligent voice control and rear color camera, you can get to any place you like with industry leading technology.  The SuperShell sleeper deck offers comfortable sleeping space in the overhead cab with premium thermal and acoustic insulation.  The View even offers extended off-the-grid functionality, upscale interior and residential amenities, and much more!  Choose your favorite luxurious model today for better views!

Sleeps 4
Slides 1
Length 25 ft 5 in
Ext Width 7 ft 7 in
Ext Height 10 ft 8 in
Int Height 6 ft 8 in
Interior Color Bleu
Exterior Color Bay Mist II
Hitch Weight 5000 lbs
Gross Weight 11030 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 37 gals
Grey Water Capacity 41 gals
Black Water Capacity 41 gals
Furnace BTU 20000 btu
Generator 3,600 Watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet LP
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine 3.0L 6-Cylinder
Chassis Mercedes Benz Sprinter
Horsepower 188 hp
Fuel Capacity 26.4 gals
Wheelbase 170 in
Number Of Bunks 1
Available Beds Double
Refrigerator Type Double Door
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 2
Shower Size 24″ x 32″
Number of Awnings 1
Axle Weight Front 4410 lbs
Axle Weight Rear 7720 lbs
LP Tank Capacity 12.2 gals
Water Heater Type Tankless
AC BTU 15000 btu
TV Info Coach 32″ HDTV, BR 24″ LED HDTV
Awning Info 16′ Electric with LED Lights
Gross Combined Weight 15250 lbs
Shower Type Standard
Electrical Service 30 amp

Winnebago View Class C Diesel Motorhome 24V highlights:Winnebago View 24V

  • Twin Beds/King Conversion
  • Sofa w/Table
  • Full Bath
  • Cab Over Bunk
  • Swivel Cab Seats

Imagine the vacation possibilities with this coach including everything you need, so if you can drive there, you can vacation there. Beginning with the Flex Bed system including two separate twin beds that can convert to one king bed if you like, to having a TrueComfort+ sofa with a table and captain’s seats that are heated and power controlled to provide even more seating in the main cabin.  The kitchen offers everything you will need to make meals, and the full bathroom allows you to shower without a wet bathroom floor.  Take a step inside to stop imagining and start making memories!

Each View Class C diesel motorhome by Winnebago offers upscale details, comfortable accommodations, and an unparalleled experience on the road.  From the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a turbo-diesel engine 7G, and adaptive ESP technology to the MBUX touchscreen multimedia infotainment center with navigation, WiFi hotspot, intelligent voice control and rear color camera, you can get to any place you like with industry leading technology.  The SuperShell sleeper deck offers comfortable sleeping space in the overhead cab with premium thermal and acoustic insulation.  The View even offers extended off-the-grid functionality, upscale interior and residential amenities, and much more!  Choose your favorite luxurious model today for better views!

Sleeps 4
Slides 1
Length 25 ft 5 in
Ext Width 7 ft 7 in
Ext Height 10 ft 8 in
Int Height 6 ft 8 in
Interior Color Bleu
Exterior Color Bay Mist II
Hitch Weight 5000 lbs
Gross Weight 11030 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 31 gals
Grey Water Capacity 41 gals
Black Water Capacity 41 gals
Furnace BTU 20000 btu
Generator 3,600 Watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet LP
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine 3.0L 6-Cylinder
Chassis Mercedes Benz Sprinter
Horsepower 188 hp
Fuel Capacity 26.4 gals
Wheelbase 170 in
Number Of Bunks 1
Available Beds Two Twins with King Conversion
Refrigerator Type Double Door
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 2
Shower Size 19″ x 28″ x 34″
Number of Awnings 1
Axle Weight Front 4410 lbs
Axle Weight Rear 7720 lbs
LP Tank Capacity 12.2 gals
Water Heater Type Tankless
AC BTU 15000 btu
TV Info Coach 32″ HDTV, BR 24″ LED HDTV
Awning Info 16′ Electric with LED Lights
Gross Combined Weight 15250 lbs
Shower Type Angled
Electrical Service 30 amp

See our Winnebago View and 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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Top 10 New Features in the 2020 Winnebago View

The View and Navion received a complete interior and exterior restyling in 2020 along with an updated chassis from Mercedes-Benz. 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 for an unparalleled Class C experience.  Learn about the top 10 new features in the 2020 Winnebago View.

  1. VS30 Mercedes Benz Chassis 2020 Winnebago View The new View and Navion are powered by the innovative, fuel-efficient Mercedes Benz VS30 Sprinter, with interior aesthetic upgrades, similar to what is in the Mercedes S Class luxury auto. The VS30 chassis comes with a 3.0 litre six cylinder turbo diesel, 325-lb. ft. of torque or power, and a Seven speed automatic 7G Tronic Plus transmission with grade braking. You can learn more about the VS30 chassis here.
  2. 2,000 watt Inverter vs. 1,000 watt – In 2020, Winnebago upgraded the View to include a 2,000-watt inverter. In previous years, the View came standard with a 1,000-watt inverter. The inverter in the View powers safely powers the electronics in the vehicle.
  3. Larger, Dual Group 31 batteries vs. group 24 batteries – In 2020, Winnebago increased the off-the-grid capabilities of the View by adding dual group 31 RV batteries.
  4. New SuperShell Sleeper Deck SuperShell Sleeper Deck in the Winnebago ViewWinnebago’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.
  5. MBUX Entertainment System – The MBUX system is both an infotainment and multi-media system that can be activated by voice controls. Similar to Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri, the MBUX system is activated by a driver stating, in natural language, “Hey Mercedes.” The MBUX system is powered through artificial intelligence, so it is able to learn about the users driving preferences and create a better, more tailored experience for the driver. MBUX will learn your preferences and present them to you through a suggestions panel. In addition to voice command, the MBUX system is accessed through the 10″ widescreeen touch screen in the cockpit that offering built in navigation, USB and USB C connections, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Users can control the MBUX infotainment center through the new touch screen buttons located on the leather-wrapped steering wheel. The cockpit also offers wireless charging for cell phones and devices.
  6. Larger Compressor Driver Refrigerator – The new, larger compressor refrigerator provides RVers several benefits including more consistent cooling and operation in un-level terrain. The larger compressor refrigerator is 10.7 cubic feet versus previous 7 cubic foot compressor refrigerator.
  7. Hybrid CooktopHybrid Cooktop in the Winnebago ViewThe new Winnebago View and Navion feature a hybrid cooktop with one dedicated induction cooktop and one dedicated gas cooktop. Having a gas cooktop will allow you to cook your meals while dry camping, and an induction cooktop allows for more energy efficient cooking.
  8. Lighted In Drawer Cabinets –  In the 2020 Winnebago View and Navion – lighting was added to the drawers to improve the aesthetics of the drawers and to allow users to see the contents of the drawers in the dark.
  9. Roof Access Port in TV Cabinet – New to the 2020 Winnebago View is the roof access port located in the cabinet behind the TV. This port gives owners direct access to their roofs if they want to mount a satellite, cell phone booster or any other technology. This port allows owners to customize their electronic set up and upgrade it easily throughout their ownership.
  10. Recessed Paper Towel Holder – Winnebago added several space saving features in the Winnebago View and Navion including a recessed paper towel holder. This gives owners countertop space for where a traditional paper towel holder would have been stored.

See our Winnebago View and 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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The Winnebago Fuse 23A

Winnebago Fuse 23A

Winnebago Fuse Class C diesel motorhome 23A highlights:

  • Convertible Twin Beds
  • Mattress Extension
  • Convection Microwave
  • Movable Table

Have you been daydreaming about traveling to see your grandkids’ weekend tournaments or spending a few days sightseeing with the family? This Fuse Class C diesel motorhome will have you dreaming about more places to visit once you take your first ride. The Flex Bed System allows you to convert the two opposing twin-size beds into a queen-size bed if you like, and with additional sleeping space on the TrueComfort+ sofa, this coach gives you the space you need to sleep four people comfortably each night. With a full kitchen, you can quickly and easily cook each of your meals just to your liking, and after dinner you can rinse off in a hot shower before bed.

Each Fuse Class C diesel motorhome by Winnebago provides a nimble and fuel-efficient way to travel anywhere you desire. From the solar charging system and Cummins Onan LP generator to the TrueLevel holding tank monitoring system, the Fuse comes with all of your favorite modern amenities that will make traveling easy and enjoyable. You will also be impressed by the look of the interior with additions like the LED lighting, vinyl flooring, and tinted windows, and the coach stereo system with an AM/FM/CD/DVD player and Bluetooth will keep the fun going throughout the entire coach no matter where you’ve chosen to vacation.

Specifications

Sleeps 4
Slides 1
Length 24 ft
Ext Width 7 ft 7 in
Ext Height 10 ft 2 in
Int Height 6 ft 8 in
Interior Color Spark, Element
Exterior Color Winter Blue
Hitch Weight 5000 lbs
Gross Weight 10360 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 27 gals
Grey Water Capacity 40 gals
Black Water Capacity 43 gals
Furnace BTU 20000 btu
Generator 2,500-watt Cummins Onan LP
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine 3.2L I5
Chassis Ford Transit
Horsepower 185 hp
Fuel Capacity 25 gals
Wheelbase 156 in
Available Beds Two Twin
Refrigerator Type Double Door with Freezer
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 2
Shower Size 30″ x 31″
Number of Awnings 1
Axle Weight Front 4130 lbs
Axle Weight Rear 7275 lbs
LP Tank Capacity 13
Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
Water Heater Type 110V/LP Gas
Basement Storage 23.2 cu. ft.
TV Info Cab HDTV
Awning Info 16′ Electric with LED Lights
Gross Combined Weight 13500 lbs
Shower Type Standard
Electrical Service 30 amp

See our in-stock Winnebago Fuse 23A 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 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.

winnebago-boldt

 

“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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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.

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 View and Navion inventory here and our Winnebago Fuse inventory here.

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