Winnebago Pure3 Energy Management System

With so many RV manufacturers out there, how do you narrow down the right manufacturer and then the RV that is right for you? An important question to understand is what kind of company stands behind your RV. Winnebago Industries was incorporated in 1958 and since that time has been a leader in the RV industry. With a focus on Quality and Innovation, Winnebago’s Customer Centric approach is one that continues to make it a leader in the RV industry today.

One of the many Innovations from Winnebago is the Pure3 Energy Management System.

The Pure3 Energy Management System features the most powerful and durable lithium energy system in the industry. This best-in-class system is built in the U.S.A in partnership with Volta Power Systems. The 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

The Pure3 Energy Management System offers all of the comforts of home in nimble efficient class b vans, without the noise of a common RV generator! The Pure3 System can be found in the Winnebago Travato 59KL and 59GL and the  Winnebago Boldt Floorplans.

This system allows you to run virtually any appliance longer. In the Winnebago Travato 59GL and 59KL  the Pure3 Volta Power Systems automotive grade 48V energy pack provides 9,600 watt hours. In the Winnebago Boldt, enjoy 11,600 watt-hours of clean, quiet power with the lithium-based Pure3 Advanced Energy System.  The Pure3 energy pack is watertight,  durable, and with the steel housing being the safest on the market, the battery pack is climate controlled.

The Pure3 provides complete 30 AMP whole coach electricity using a 3,600 watt pure sine inverter, removing the common RV generator. The Travato and Boldt’s dedicated 58 volt alternator, or under hood generator, is twice as powerful as competitors and allows for fast recharge times. The Pure3s 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. Its compact design keeps it out of the way of curbs and road debris and provides quick recharge time.

The Pure3 System now is available with Bluetooth option that allows you to download the myVolta app and monitor your system, including estimated running time, pack temperature, charging status and power usage.

The Pure3 Energy Management System is just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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Top Changes in the 2021 Winnebago Travato

Winnebago made some significant changes to the Winnebago Travato for 2021. These updates make the already popular and #vanlife friendly Travato even better equipped for all your adventures off the road.

2021 Winnebago Travato 59K

Watch our video reviewing the Top Changes in the 2021 Winnebago Travato here.

  1. Upgraded automotive grade insulation in the roof and walls for improved thermal break and acoustic insulation
  2. Sumo springs, front and rear increase ride height and improve stability
  3. Roll up side screen door is made to take a beating while providing reliable insect protection.  The innovative magnetic closure allows hands free egress and helps keep bugs out
  4. New ultra-quiet Coleman MACH 10 NDQ air conditioner with interior shroud that includes directional vents, Bluetooth app control, built in thermostat and auto mode that turns the blower fan off when the compressor is not running.  This new AC also significantly reduces power draw.
  5. Updated Colorado Carefree awning with faster drive motor to reduce the potential for wind damage and Bluetooth control to make it easier to operate and control lighting
  6. New wider running boards with non-skid rubber tread pattern include ground effects lighting and new pet leash or bicycle security tie out brackets
  7. Ram mount aluminum tracks under overhead for easy mounting of accessories
  8. New Anything Keepers, or drop down mesh storage bins for convenient storage of smartphones, tablets, books and glasses over the beds
  9. Connectivity roof access port provides a path to route wiring for easy installation of external antennas such as satellite, WiFi or cellular boosters

Winnebago Travato vs. Winnebago Solis

The Winnebago Class B Ram ProMaster Chassis space is expanding with the recent introduction of the Winnebago Solis to Winnebago Class B lineup. The Solis accompanies the Winnebago Travato, the RV that started the #vanlife revolution.

Both the Winnebago Travato and the Winnebago Solis are gas powered Class B Vans built on the proven fuel-efficient RAM ProMaster Chassis. Each has the 3.6L ProMaster V6 gas engine with 280 horsepower, 258 lbs. feet of torque, 6 speed automatic transmission, three-point cab seat safety belts and dual front airbags. Each model boasts over 35 active and passive safety features giving you peace of mind as you head down the roadways.

The Winnebago Travato and the Winnebago Solis each have premium All-Season Insulation and Plumbing to help you extend your camping season. Each also has side and rear screen doors so you can enjoy the outdoors while keeping bugs out.

But that is where the similarities end. See below some of the many difference between the Winnebago Travato and the Winnebago Solis.

Travato-vs.-Solis

THE WINNEBAGO TRAVATO (BASE PRICE: $118,571)

Heating and Cooling Systems – The Winnebago Travato is an All-Weather RV equipped with the Truma Combi® Eco Plus Heating   and hot water system that provides quick hot water recovery with LP and electrical heating with two 850-watt heating elements.The Travato is also equipped with above floor waterlines, heated tanks, premium insulation and available heated drainage system and dual-pane acrylic insulated windows.

Power – The Winnebago Travato is equipped with a 215-watt solar panel solar charge controller w/junction box and plugs for additional solar panels. The Travato has an available option of the Pure3 Advanced Energy System.  The Pure3 System is built with advanced engineering and a simple user interface. The 48V automotive-grade lithium energy storage pack provides up to 9,500-watt hours of energy, and 30-Amp whole coach electricity using a 3,600-watt pure sine inverter. One of the best parts of this hassle-free system is that it operates with the push of a button. Equipped with the same automotive-grade technology used in hybrid vehicles and EV applications, this advanced lithium energy system provides ease of use and confidence as you travel, live, work, and play.

Sleeping Capacity – The Winnebago Travato is 21’ long and is available in two different floorplans. The 59G/59GL sleeps up to 3 people and the 59K/59KL up 2 people. Both the Winnebago Travato 59K/KL and Travato 59G/GL floorplans are equipped with easy sleeping area convertibility with the Deluxe FROLI Sleep System. The 59G/GL has a rear double sized bed, that can be easily raised and secured to allow for a large rear storage space. The Travato 59K/KL has center twin beds that can be easily put together with the flex bed system. This space can be used for seating during the day and as twin beds or a large flex bed system in the evening.

Extended Living Space – Extended your living space in the Winnebago Travato under the armless Colorado Carefree powered 13 ft awning that includes LED lighting and a motion sensor to automatically retract.

Window Covers – Each Window in the Winnebago Travato comes with a European blind system which provides complete black out and thermal insulation.  The bottom up blackout design allows for privacy and insulation and the screen can be closed with the window open to allow ventilation while keeping the bugs out.

SumoSprings – In the front and rear of the Winnebago Travato you’ll find SumoSprings as a standard feature. SumoSprings are a patented suspension product, designed to enhance load carrying ability, stabilize sway, and improve overall driver control and ride comfort. SumoSprings are maintenance free and are manufactured from proprietary closed micro-cellular urethane which provides a smooth and progressive spring rate. SumoSprings increase the ride height in the Travato to 9’ 4” for improved height clearance.

Storage Solutions – The Winnebago Travato has a number of unique storage solutions that make the most of its nimble 21’ frame. These storage solutions include Anything Keepers (drop down storage baskets that can be easily stored when not in use), RAM Tough-Track Mounts (electronic device and beverage mounting solutions that are designed around an interchangeable ball and socket system that offer users’ devices shock and vibration protection), In Floor Locked storage and more.

Safety Belts – the Winnebago Travato comes with two 3 Point Safety Harnesses in the cab seats. Each floorplan comes with 2 additional standard seatbelts. The 59K/59KL in bench seat, and the 59G/59GL in the driver side bench seat.

Exterior Wash Station – The Winnebago Travato 59G/59GL is equipped with a single exterior wash station with rear coach access while the 59K/59KL does not have an exterior wash station with hot/cold water controls.

Bathroom – The Winnebago Travato comes with a standard wet bath with ample dry storage and a wardrobe in the 59K/59KL floorplan.

THE WINNEBAGO SOLIS (BASE PRICE: $101,717)

Heating and Cooling Systems – The Winnebago Solis is equipped with Truma Combi Eco hydronic heating and on demand hot water system with hot water loop purge providing water and coach heating. For cooling the Solis is equipped with dash air and the Maxx Air premium vent system as well as cross window ventilation in the main cab and Pop-Top Area.

Power – The 220-Watt Flexible Solar Panel provides Off-Grid Power. The one panel system is fitted to the top of the Pop-Top Roof for a sleek look and allows you to use your Solis without relying on electrical hookups or a generator for power. The Winnebago Solis does not have an available Pure3 Energy Management System.

Sleeping Capacity – The Winnebago Solis is 19’ 9” in length and is available in the 59P floorplan. It comes with a rear Murphy+ Bed System which provides additional sleeping space at night and can be easily converted to a workstation for use during the day. One of the main differentiators of the Winnebago Solis is the Pop-Up Top. The durable fiberglass Pop-Up provides additional sleeping space and privacy. The Solis Pop-Up Top area comfortably sleeps two with the FROLI Sleep System, extending sleeping capacity of the Solis to up to 4 people. Accessible outlets provide even more convenience to this sleeping space. The Pop-Up Top space has zippered window covers that can be rolled up and velcrod into place to provide privacy and room darkening features.

Extended Living Space – The Winnebago Solis is equipped with the space extending Rear Annex which provides additional living space including a hanging rod and privacy curtain. The Solis does not come with a standard awning.

Window Covers – The Winnebago Solis comes with integrated blackout window treatments throughout the coach that can be easily zipped closed for privacy.

SumoSprings – SumoSprings are not available as a standard option on the Solis. Ride height clearance on the Solis is 8’11”.

Storage Solutions – The Solis campervan boasts innovative storage so you can bring everything you need to enjoy your adventures. This storage includes in-floor storage, under bed storage, and more.

Safety Belts – the Winnebago Solis comes with four 3 Point Safety Harnesses, two in the cab and two additional 3 Point Safety Harnesses in the Dining Bench.

Exterior Wash Station – The Winnebago Solis is equipped with dual exterior wash stations, one in the rear of the Solis and the other just inside the side door. These Wash Stations are part of the Winnebago Solis’ Simplified Water System with Cassette Toilet, Eco-Hot Water System and Simplified Water Panel to keep you on the go and stress free.

Bathroom – The Solis has a Heated wet Bath with a removable Cassette Toilet. The heated Wet Bath in the Solis includes a with Cassette Toilet so there is no need to connect to a dump station. The portable tank can be easily removed and dumped into a restroom toilet.

While the Winnebago Travato and Winnebago Solis do share the RAM ProMaster chassis, the similarities end there. Call a Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant today to find out more about the Winnebago Travato and the Winnebago Solis Class B CamperVans!

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In honor of the timeless Christmas carol, The 12 Days of Christmas, we are featuring 12 Winnebago models that you will want to add to your Christmas list!

The Winnebago Travato 59KL – National Park Edition

National Park Foundation Travato 59KL
National Park Foundation Travato 59KL

Based on the overwhelming success of the mid-year production of the National Park Foundation Limited Edition Travato, Winnebago recently announced  a limited manufacturing extension. The National Park Foundation Travato was created in conjunction with a multi-year partnership between Winnebago and the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service.  This limited edition National Park Foundation Travato features several unique offerings including:

  • Limited Edition Exterior Graphics Package – Limited Edition Granite premium full-body paint with exclusive National Park Foundation exterior accents, available in light gray or martini green, with a National Park Foundation logo.
  • Upgraded Volta Power Systems 4 Module Advanced Pure 3 lithium automotive energy pack – You can learn about Volta Power Systems here. This four module automotive-grade energy pack provides 11,600 watt-hours of run time, 33 percent more than the current Travato lithium Pure 3 syste
  • Moto Metal high performance MO970 wheels and BF Goodrich All-Terrain TA K02 tires – The All-Terrain T/A KO2 is an On-/Off-Road All-Terrain light duty truck tire developed to meet the needs of drivers who want confidence and control on- and off- road. The All-Terrain T/A KO2 was designed to deliver go-anywhere traction along with outstanding durability, great wear and year-round traction, even in snow.
  • An additional 140-watt Zamp portable solar panel – Zamp’s best-selling portable kit is packed with thoughtful features to make your off-grid venture hassle-free. Ideal for compact RVs, this panel generates 140 watts at 7.8 amps, and brings total solar on board to 360 watts, and is expandable even further if need be
  • Front and Rear Sumo Springs – SumoSprings® are a patented suspension product designed to enhance load carrying ability, stabilize sway, and improve overall driver control and ride comfort. They are maintenance free, do not leak air, and do not require airlines or compressors. Sumo Springs are manufactured from proprietary closed micro-cellular urethane providing a smooth and progressive spring rate. SumoSprings absorb harsh bumps and jolts to provide a smooth ride over uneven surfaces, highway joints, and other rough terrain. By reducing harsh movements, SumoSprings give drivers better control of their vehicle. This increases safety and makes for more comfortable travel. They also have a progressive spring rate and start to compress smoothly with less resistance and provide greater resistance as they compress further.
  • Rolef Roll Up Side Screens – Roll up side screens are designed to keep mosquitoes, biting and black flies out of your RV, and are custom made for the Travato, and includes an exclusive magnetic lateral screen door that closes by itself when you go you, so bugs don’t get back in.
  • Removable Woven Floormat – A removable marine material woven floormat is custom designed for each coach and it’s portability make keep your National Park Foundation Travato a breeze.
  • Anything Keepers Flexible Storage – Mesh style drop down storage baskets for storing your smartphone or tablet, reading glasses, books or even a cpap or bpap machine.
  • Ram Mount Tracks – Using a track mounting system is a clean, clever, and innovative way to mount multiple devices in virtually any application. The RAM® Tough-Track™ takes this innovation to the next level by offering a center access point for your track components and multiple track lengths throughout the Travato to accommodate your desired mounting surface.  RAM® Tough-Track™ takes your connectivity devices, such as smartphone and tablets to any location and any viewing angle you need.

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See the National Park Foundation Travato 59KL here and the Travato 59GL here.

Call Lichtsinn RV at 1-800-343-6255 TODAY to secure your limited edition National Parks Foundation Travato before they sell out!

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In honor of the timeless Christmas carol, The 12 Days of Christmas, we are featuring 12 Winnebago models that you will want to add to your Christmas list!

The Winnebago Travato 59K

Winnebago Travato 59K

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, and at only 21 feet long, the Travato offers all of the comforts of home in a nimble, efficient van. The Winnebago Travato 59K features a spacious, rear bath and twin beds that transform into cross coach sleeping measuring at 54″ x 76″.

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2020 59K Features and Options:

  1. A 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter that provides electrical power for household appliances, such as smartphone chargers, tablet chargers, CPAP and BPAP machines.
  2. Dual AGM (absorbed glass mat) maintenance-free group 31 RV batteries
  3. 200-watts of standard Zamp solar, which is also expandable, provide off-the-grid and on-the-go charging to the AGM batteries
  4. King Control’s OmniGo omnidirectional local off-air HDTV antenna that requires no programming and a single remote control program search from any connected TV, and provides for more solar and roof top storage
  5. Additional under the bed storage has been added
  6. Additional wall insulation
  7. Front leather cab seats
  8. Dual safety belts have been provided on the driver’s side bed
  9. New European blind system provides complete black out and thermal insulation.

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Our first reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is the floorplan offerings in the Winnebago Travato. The Travato comes in the 59K floorplan – offering a twin bed configuration with a spacious rear bath/shower area and swivel cab seats that expand your living space. This floorplan configuration is also available in the Pure3 Lithium-Powered 59KL. The Travato 59G floorplan offers exceptional flexibility and sleeping for four with the Flex Bed System near the cab and a large corner bed that flips up to make room for bikes or other large items. The Thor Sequence offers two floorplans that ONLY Sleep 2. Thor also DID NOT consider the usability of the swiveling cab seats. Swiveling cab seats are an integral part of the living area in Class B Campervans, and in both the Sequence 20L and 20K floorplans the driver’s seat is totally unusable when swiveled. In the 20K the drivers’ seat is obstructed by the sofa/sleeper and in the 20L it is obstructed by the galley.

WATCH OUR VIDEO ON THE 12 REASONS WHY THE WINNEBAGO TRAVATO IS BETTER THAN THE THOR SEQUENCE HERE

Winnebago understands Class B Van owners’ needs better than Thor. Through continued voice-of-customer research and Class B owners’ events, Winnebago has taken the time to understand how van owners use their RVs. Which is why all Travato floorplans are configured to maximize the cab area for living space.

Our second reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is the windows and ventilation in the Winnebago Travato. There are few features in a campervan that are more important than windows and ventilation. Van owners enjoy the ability to camp in off-the-grid locations where they can soak in picturesque outdoor scenery. Often that requires boondocking with limited access to hookups, so they require windows and doors that can open to let in the breeze. Thor did not take those needs into consideration when they developed the Sequence. The sequence has ONE SMALL LITTLE window that opens, and the older-style screen door. The Travato features several awning-style Remi Cab Windows that feature integrated sliding, pleated shades, and a rear insect screen. New for this year, the Travato also features an innovative, Rolef Side Screen Door that is made to take a beating while still providing reliable ventilation and insect protection. The Rolef screen door is made of a similar highly durable fabric as a high-end tent. When zipped owners simply open the magnetic closure to enter or exit and it snaps back into place. In addition to superior ventilation, Winnebago added the Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ Ultra-Quiet Air Conditioner into the Travato. The Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ is a 13,500 BTU air conditioner that is 4-6 decibels quieter than previous models. While this may not sound like much, decibels are measured in a logarithmic scale rather than a linear scale. The decibel logarithmic scale increases by powers of ten so for every increase of 10 dB on the scale is equivalent to a 10-fold increase in sound intensity. So… an air conditioner that is 4-6 decibels quieter is a significant improvement. The Thor Sequence has a 11,000-BTU traditional air conditioner that is louder and less powerful than the Travatos.

Our third reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is the additional, upgraded automotive-grade insulation Winnebago added to the Travato. In the new model year, Winnebago added additional automotive-grade, block foam insulation to the roof and the sidewalls. This insulation is similar to the insulation in the four-season Winnebago Boldt and Revel. Additional insulation allows for improved temperature control and reducing heat or cool air loss. It also assists with road noise reduction and campground ambient sound reduction. The Travato also has blackout cassette shades that offer additional thermal protection. The Sequence doesn’t have the same highly engineered, automotive-grade insulation as the Travato or blackout cassette shades.

Our fourth reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is the Winnebago Travato’s Sumo Springs. Winnebago is the market share leader in campervans, because they listen and value their owners needs. SumoSprings have been a fan favorite of Travato owners for several years, and now they are offered as a standard feature. SumoSprings® are a patented suspension product designed to enhance load carrying ability, stabilize sway, and improve overall driver control and ride comfort. They are maintenance free and are manufactured from proprietary closed micro-cellular urethane providing a smooth and progressive spring rate. The Thor Sequence doesn’t offer any feature – standard or optional like this.

Our fifth reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is the Winnebago Travato’s Pure3 Energy Management System option in the Winnebago Travato. Campervan owners are looking for lithium power options in their vans, and Winnebago understands those owners. That is why Winnebago introduced the best-in-class Pure3 Energy Management System from Volta Power Systems in the Travato 59KL and 59GL floorplans. The Pure3 system 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. The 48V automotive-grade lithium energy storage pack provides up to 8,700-watt hours of energy, and 30-Amp whole coach electricity using a 3,600-watt inverter. One of the best parts of this hassle-free system is that it operates on the push of a button. With the same automotive-grade technology used in hybrid vehicles and EV applications, this advanced lithium energy system provides better value, ease of use, and confidence as you travel, live, work, and play. The Thor Sequence doesn’t offer owners a lithium option AT ALL.

Our sixth reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is the Winnebago Travato’s unique storage solutions including Winnebago Exclusive Ram Mounts and Anything Keepers. Based on the success of the Ram Mounts in the Revel, Winnebago added the Ram Mounts Tough Track mounts to the Winnebago Travato. Ram Mounts are electronic device mounting solutions that are designed around an interchangeable ball and socket system that offer users’ devices shock and vibration protection. Winnebago incorporated Ram Mounts Tough Track Mounts throughout the Travato to offer owners the flexibility to safely mount their phones, laptops, or tablets in various locations within the Travato. Winnebago Exclusive – Anything Keeper Drop Down Baskets were also added to above the beds in the Travato to provide owners a place to keep their phones and other small items. Winnebago continues to find unique solutions to maximize the storage inside their Class B campervans.

Our seventh reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is the larger sized solar power system. Winnebago realizes that van owners want all the solar power they can get on their vans, and has continued to increase the standard solar panels on their vans. The Winnebago Travato now offers 230-watts of Solar power STANDARD with a junction box and plugs for additional solar panels. The Thor Sequence only has 180-watts of solar and it doesn’t appear to have additional ports for portable solar panels.

Our eighth reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is the Travato’s optional Summit Rack System with Movable Ladder. Winnebago offers an optional all metal roof rack with a movable ladder that attaches onto the roof rack for increased stability and safety when owners are using it. The Thor Sequence uses a Thule ladder that you are just supposed to lean against your RV – and climb up it. This ladder is not nearly as secure or safe as the Summit ladder system in the Winnebago Travato.

Our ninth reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is Travatos’ superior exterior features. Winnebago understands that a functional outdoor living space is a necessity for Class B campervans owners. The travato has excellent undercarriage lighting and a 13-foot armless powered patio awning with a wind sensor. The Thor Sequence does not have undercarriage lighting and it has an awning with an arm that attaches to the side of the van. The arm on the awning limits the outdoor space around the entrance, and users will find themselves running into or bumping their heads on the arm. The Winnebago Travato also offers Deluxe Feature Full Body Premium Automotive Paint on the entire exterior while the Sequence has plastic cladding on the entire front and rear of the coach.

Our tenth reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is Winnebago’s premium interior features including Corian countertops and Ultraleather furniture coverings. The Travato offers UltraLeather furniture coverings. Ultraleather gives you the softness, comfort, and luxury that is more durable than leather and incredibly easy to clean. Made with proprietary technology that combines four material layers including PVC-free polycarbonates, it has been tested and proven to surpass competitive fabrics for integrity and durability. Plus, Ultraleather offers superior thermal comfort—creating a comfortable, neutral body temperature regardless of the setting. The Thor Sequence has cheaper leatherette furniture coverings that will not stand up to the wear and tear of RVing like the Ultraleather coverings. The Travato features solid-surface Corian countertops while the Sequence uses a cheap knock-off. Corian countertops are non-porous so they are very easy to clean and are extremely durable.

Our eleventh reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is Winnebago’s community of owners. The Winnie B’s – Winnebago’s group of Class B-van owners – regularly has meetups sponsored by Winnebago that build an amazing sense of community around products like the Travato. The Winnie B’s recently had a meetup of nearly 100 vans. During the Meetup they enjoyed leisurely activities like bicycle rides and brewery visits, and they were able to have one-on-one discussions with members of the Winnebago Product Development team and Winnebago employees that built the Travatos they lived in. As we previously mentioned, Winnebago utilizes these events to learn more about how owners use their Travatos so they can manufacture products that best help their owners explore the outdoor lifestyle.

Our twelfth reason why the Winnebago Travato is better than the Thor Sequence is Winnebago’s experience and innovation within the Class B and Campervan product lines. Winnebago has been at the forefront of the campervan and compact coach movement since THE 1980s – with the LaSharo and Rialta. 2019 is the first year Thor has “ventured” into the Class B van market with a ProMaster-based While Winnebago has been building the Travato for over 6 years, while continuing to innovate its features and floorplans to best meet owners’ needs. Winnebago was the first to bring features like the Froli Deluxe Sleep System, the Truma Combi Eco Plus Heating System, and Movable Ladders and Luggage racks to the Class B market. WINNEBAGO HAS RELIED ON INNOVATION NOT IMITATION to offer owners a product that enables extraordinary experiences as they travel, live, work in play in their Winnebago Travato.

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Winnebago National Park Foundation Travato

We recently held our monthly webcast on the National Park Foundation Travato from Winnebago. In our webcast, our viewers chat in their questions and Ron Lichtsinn answers them live. Here are our top questions from the National Park Foundation Limited Edition Travato. 

Winnebago has just announced a limited extension of the National Park Foundation Travato. The National Park Foundation Travato features exterior full body paint, high performance wheels, and an advanced Volta Power Systems Pure3 Energy Management System, which includes 48 volt automotive grade lithium batteries, providing up to 11,600 watt hours hours of energy, a 33 percent increase vs standard Volta Power Systems, a 58V alternator, 3,600 watt pure sine inverter, and solar power, plus you will receive all of the mid year 2020 running line change improvements to the Travato!

WATCH OUR LIVE WEBCAST ON THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION TRAVATO HERE.

  1. What is the difference between the two runs of National Park Foundation Edition Travatos? The only difference in the two runs is the deluxe exterior graphics options. In the first run, there was Copper Canyon and Amber Yellow and in the current run there is Martini Green and Light Gray. All of the other specifications and features are exactly the same. 
  2. Will there be more than 2 runs of these? We have been told by Winnebago there will not be another run of the NPF Travatos. 
  3. Does the Portable Solar Panel have a Special Storage Location? There is not a dedicated storage location for the portable solar panel. It can be stored wherever you would like it – the panel is extremely light weight. 
  4. Can the additional solar panel be added to the roof? The additional solar panel is portable and intended to be used with the portable solar port on the side of the van. 
  5. Will the portable solar panel fit above the upper storage area in the cab? We tested this and it works perfectly to store the panel. Thank you to the viewer for the suggestion. 
  6. What are the Sumo Springs? SumoSprings have been a fan favorite of Travato owners for several years, and now they are offered as a standard feature. SumoSprings are a patented suspension product designed to enhance load carrying ability, stabilize sway, and improve overall driver control and ride comfort. They are maintenance free and are manufactured from proprietary closed micro-cellular urethane providing a smooth and progressive spring rate. 
  7. What changed in the state-of-charge gauge? The State-of-Charge gauge was changed in 2020 and was reconfigured to show remaining usable energy. 
  8. Does Lichtsinn RV have photos/videos available of the new exterior? Yes, we have complete photos and video available of the new exterior and the interior on the National Park Foundation Travato. You can see the photos/videos of the Travato 59KL here and the Travato 59GL here
  9. Can the Anything Keeper drop down shelves be retrofitted to an older Travato? Yes, the Anything Keepers can be retrofitted to fit an older Travato. 
  10. What are the warranties on the NPF Travato? The Volta battery system has an 8 year warranty on the battery, the appliances will have a 1-3 year warranty depending on the appliance manufacturer, the Ram ProMaster Chassis has a 5 year/60,000 mile on powertrain and a 3 year/36,000 miles on the chassis. Winnebago offers a 1-year/15,000 mile fit and finish warranty. Lichtsinn RV offers various extended service contracts to protect your Travato after the standard warranties expire. 
  11. What kind of roof storage options are there? The Summit Rack system on the Travato can hold several different aftermarket storage boxes as well as anything you want to mount on the roof. 
  12. What are the interior options in the Travatos? The National Park Foundation Travatos come with the Mecca Beige interior fabrics and High Gloss Macchiato Tecnoform cabinetry. This is the same interior offerings in the Travato 59K, 59KL, 59G, and 59GL.
  13. Where are the heating pads for the Volta Power Systems and are they automatic? The heating pads for the Volta Power Systems are located in the battery box. 
  14. Can the 4th lithium cell be added to a Travato 59GL or 59KL? Yes, this can be added. However, it is a difficult process and will most likely expensive. If guests are comparing the Pure 3 Travato with the additional lithium to the cost of a National Park Foundation Travato it is likely the National Park Foundation Travato is less expensive.
  15. What is the availability of the NPF Travato? Winnebago only made 100 of the National Park Foundation Travatos and over 75% are sold. To get the most up-to-date availability of the National Park Travato please call a Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant at 1-800-343-6255. 

See our National Park Foundation Travato Inventory Here.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last five 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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2020.5 Winnebago Travato 59KL

Based on the powerful, fuel efficient ProMaster chassis, the Travato has been at the forefront of the #vanlife revolution since its launch.  Estimated to achieve 18 to 22 mpg highway, at only 21 feet long, the

The Pure 3 provides complete 30 AMP whole coach electricity using a 3,600 watt pure sine inverter, removing the common RV generator. The Travato’s dedicated 58 volt alternator, or under hood generator, is twice as powerful as competitors and now has been increased from 120 to 160 amps of charging for even faster recharge times!  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 and standard solar panels provide 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 hour!

This new factory fresh Travato includes the latest in enhancements from Winnebago:

1.  Upgraded automotive grade insulation in the roof and walls for improved thermal break and acoustic insulation

2.  Sumo springs, front and rear increase ride height and improve stability

3.  Rolef brand side screen door is made to take a beating while providing reliable insect protection.  The innovative magnetic closure allows hands free egress and helps keep bugs out

4.  New ultra quiet Coleman MACH 10 NDQ air conditioner with interior shroud that includes directional vents, Bluetooth app control, built in thermostat and auto mode that turns the blower fan off when the compressor is not running.  This new AC also significantly reduces power draw extending battery life for Pure3 models

5.  Recalibrated state of charge gauge for the Pure3 shows only the useable portion of the energy pack and changes to blue backlighting to indicate that when the pack is too cold to take a charge

6.  Heating pads for the Pure 3 energy pack can be used the pack has been stored in very cold temperatures

7.  Larger 160 amp alternator for even faster charging of the Pure 3 energy pack, along with solar being increased to 230 watts, standard

8.  Updated Carefree awning with faster drive motor to reduce the potential for wind damage and Bluetooth control to make it easier to operate

9.  New all metal roof rack for increased durability

10.  New wider running boards with non skid rubber tread pattern include ground effects lighting and new pet leash or bicycle security tie out brackets

11.  Ram mount aluminum tracks under overhead for easy mounting of accessories

12.  New Anything Keepers, or drop down mesh storage bins for convenient storage of smartphones, tablets, books and glasses over the beds

13.  Connectivity roof access port provides a path to route wiring for easy installation of external antennas such as satellite, WiFi or cellular boosters

So many things are now standard, but this factory fresh Travato now includes the following factory installed options:

1.  Front leather cab seats

2.  Rolef screen door

3.  All metal roof luggage and cargo racks

4.  Multi point adjustable rear and side ladder

5.  Remis cab window blinds, sliding and pleated

6.  Heated drainage to accompany the cold weather package that includes fresh water systems inside the RV

7.  Deluxe feature paint package

This coach is powered by the tried and true fuel efficient ProMaster powertrain, the US version of what has been Europe’s most successful commercial cargo van from Fiat, the Ducato:

1.  3.6L Promaster V6 gas engine

2.  280 horsepower

3.  258 lbs. feet of torque

4.  6 speed automatic transmission

5.  Stylized aluminum wheels

6.  Three point safety belts

7.  Six front air bags, front, side curtain, and side seat bolster

8.  Radio and GPS navigation front radio, with color rearview camera monitoring system, featuring an LCD color touch screen monitor, SiriusXM satellite radio

Includes the following exterior highlights, in addition to the specifications on our website page and brochure:

1.  24 gallon fuel capacity

2.  6 gallon LP capacity

3.  2.6 gallon quick recovery Truma Combi water heater and coach heating system, LP and electric

4.  30 amp electrical service

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last five 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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5 Reasons the Winnebago Travato is a Great RV!

Reason #1 – Floorplan Selection

Winnebago gives you choices to customize the perfect Travato for your needs. The Winnebago Travato is available in two floorplans – the 59G is an extremely flexible floorplan with a front dinette area, large rear corner bed that folds up to make room for bikes or other large items and a corner bath. The 59K is a very open floorplan for a B-van. It boasts two twin beds, that also function as a seating area, that configure into cross coach sleeping, a spacious rear bath/shower area, and cab seats that swivel to become an integral part of the living space. Both the 59K and 59G are available in the lithium Travato and are identified as the KL and the GL.

Reason #2 – Best-in-Class Pure3 Energy Management System

The Pure3 Energy Management System comes standard in the Travato 59GL and 59KL. This best-in-class system is U.S. built in partnership with Volta Power Systems, helping RVers “cut the cord.” 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. The 48V automotive-grade lithium energy storage pack provides up to 8,700-watt hours of energy, and powers all coach appliances. Designed for reliability, the Pure3 system makes replenishing power fast, simple, and available through multiple charging options. The 58V alternator, although compact in size, packs a punch and quickly charges the pack as you drive. Pulling off for the night is stress-free with this advanced lithium system that meets all your power needs without requiring power hookups or the use of a generator.

This fully integrated system includes a powerful 3,600-watt pure sine inverter that offers 30 amps. of power at any time, powering air conditioning and appliances wherever you go. The best part of this hassle-free system is that it operates on the push of a button and a simple analog gauge that tells you how much energy remains. With the same automotive-grade technology used in hybrid vehicles and EV applications, this newly advanced lithium energy system provides better value, ease of use, and confidence as you travel, live, work, and play.

Reason #3 – Premium Interior Materials

The Travato comes standard with solid surface Corian countertops. Corian countertops are extremely durable and will survive the daily wear and tear of RVing. Corian has a non-porous surface that prevents dirt and stains from penetrating the material therefor cleaning is a breeze. Underneath the Corian countertops are the lightweight and Technoform cabinetry. Technoform cabinetry is Italian-designed, curved cabinetry that is extremely lightweight. The Travato has UltraLeather from UltraFabrics in the 59G. UltraLeather gives you the softness, comfort and luxury that is more durable than leather and extremely easy to clean. UltraLeather has been tested and proven to surpass competitive fabrics for integrity and durability.

Reason #4 – Features RVers Love

For the outdoor lover, the Travato comes with an armless powered patio awning with LED lights, an exterior speaker system, and an optional bike rack and luggage rack with movable ladder. And after a long, adventurous day outside you can wash your gear off with the exterior wash station with hot and cold water. Solar Power is a hot topic in the Van Life community and Winnebago did not ignore the demand in the Travato. The Travato now has (2) 100-watt solar panels with a junction box and plugs for additional panels standard.

Reason #5 – Flexible Sleeping Options & Froli Deluxe Sleeping System

The 59K has two twin beds in the rear of the coach that can be used as separate sleeping spots or can switch into a cross-coach sleeping space that measures 54” x 76” and the 59G floorplan has a Queen-size corner bed that folds up for storage and a Flex Bed System in the front of the coach. The 59G’s Flex Bed System utilizes the dinette and bench seat to create sturdy, cross-coach sleeping measuring at 42” x 72”. The innovative FROLI system is comprised of individual light weight, adjustable springs adhered to the bed frame that provide users with an unparalleled comfort and increased airflow underneath their mattress. The mattress in the Travato rests on a surface that allows air to pass through and is made up of many individual springs that flex and adapt to your body shape, weight and movements.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last five 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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Questions on the Lithium-Powered Travato

Recently, we covered the Winnebago Travato 59GL and 59KL with the Pure3 Energy Management System in our live interactive webcast. We collected the top questions we received in that webcast. You can WATCH OUR WEBCAST HERE on the Winnebago Travato 59GL and 59KL. We also covered the 2019 model year changes in the 59G and 59K and introduced the Pure3 Energy Management System in a webcast earlier this year – WATCH IT HERE.

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What is the difference in operation between the Pure3 system vs. the Coachmen lithium system?

The Pure3 system is considerably easier to operate – it is a one button operation that is run off one inverter. The coachmen has several different gauges to operate the system. Read our blog post on the Pure3 Energy Management vs. the Coachmen Galleria lithium system here.

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.

How do you charge the Pure3 System in the Travato 59KL and 59GL?

  • Underhood generator – 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.
  • Shoreline – 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.
  • Solar Package – 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.

What mode charges the Travato 59KL and 59GL the fastest?

The underhood generator. 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.

How long can you run the AC off the Pure3?

6-8 hours if you are running several systems like the refrigerator and the Truma Combi at the same time.

What are the considerations for cold weather operation?

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.

What is the lifespan of the batteries?

The expected useful life of the batteries is 10 years and they are covered by an industry-leading 8 year warranty.

Is the vehicle a true 4 season RV?

Yes. The water lines are inside the coach along with the battery pack that is insulated and heated by the Truma Combi Eco Plus advanced climate control system providing coach heat and quick hot water recovery with LP and electrical heating using 1,750 watts of heating elements

Has Winnebago road tested the Travato 59KL and 59GL?

Absolutely. There is an employee at Winnebago that has put on over 10,000 miles and has yet to charge the system with shore power. Winnebago also tested the location of the underhood generator to ensure users don’t have issues with ground clearance causing damage to the underhood generator.

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

For more information on this product, please call 1-800-343-6255 and speak with one of our Winnebago Factory Trained Sales Consultants.

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.

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