Winnebago Forza Floorplan Comparison

Since there is more than one way to adventure, that means there is more than one type of adventurer, and the Winnebago Forza Class A diesel motorhome has been designed to accommodate those different types of travelers! There are five floorplans available in the Winnebago Forza.   They are the Winnebago Forza 34T, 36H, 38D, 38F and the 38W.

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34T

Winnebago Forza Class A diesel motorhome 34T highlights:

  • Private Bedroom
  • Large Slides
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • Exterior Storage
  • Two Awnings
  • Two HDTVs

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With this Forza Class A diesel motorhome, you won’t even need to plan a destination because this coach is the only getaway you need! You could park it in your backyard and still feel as if you have gone away on a retreat. The interior has great accommodations with its BenchMark Dinette, Rest Easy Sofa (optional Theater Seating), and swivel/recline cab seats, and the large driver side front slide provides extra space for you to spread out and relax. The kitchen is fully equipped with the deluxe tools, and the flip-up countertop extension is helpful for providing extra counter space when it is extended. An optional washer/dryer may be added in lieu of a kitchen storage area. You will find another large slide that carries over from the kitchen into the bedroom.  The bedroom has its own 32″ HDTV so that you can watch your favorite shows while lying down on the queen-size bed.

 

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Specifications

Sleeps 5
Slides 2
Length 35 ft 6 in
Ext Width 8 ft 6 in
Ext Height 12 ft
Int Height 6 ft 8 in
Interior Color Alpine, Mineral, Tapestry
Exterior Color Nightshade, Harvest Gold, Sandstone, Shiraz
Hitch Weight 10000 lbs
Gross Weight 26000 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 84 gals
Grey Water Capacity 54 gals
Black Water Capacity 48 gals
Furnace BTU 35000 btu
Generator 6,000-watt Cummins Onan
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Cummins ISB 6.7L
Chassis Freightliner XCS
Horsepower 340 hp
Fuel Capacity 90 gals
Wheelbase 208 in
Available Beds Queen
Refrigerator Type Residential w/Freezer and Icemaker
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 3
Shower Size 38″ x 30″
Number of Awnings 2
Axle Weight Front 10410 lbs
Axle Weight Rear 17500 lbs
LP Tank Capacity 97 lbs
Water Heater Capacity 10 gal
AC BTU 27000 btu
Basement Storage 153 cu. ft.
TV Info LR 50″ HDTV, BR 32″ HDTV
Awning Info 17′ 2″ Power with LED Lighting
Washer/Dryer Available Yes
Gross Combined Weight 30000 lbs
Shower Type Shower w/Seat
Electrical Service 50 amp

 

36H

Winnebago Forza Class A diesel motorhome 36H highlights:

  • Triple Slideouts
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • TrueComfort+ Sofa/Theater Seating
  • Walk-Around Queen Bed/Available King Sized Bed
  • Corian Countertops
  • Pull-Out Table

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You can have many adventures of all sorts with this Forza Class A 36H  diesel motorhome! There is so much interior living space due to the three large slides. There is also great relaxation found with the swivel/reclining cab seats, the BenchMark dinette, and the TrueComfort+ Sofa or optional Theater Seating. The private bedroom has ample storage space with its chest of drawers and full-width wardrobe, and there is also a 40″ HDTV and queen-size bed (optional king-size) with nightstands on either side. The kitchen conveniences include a residential refrigerator, convection microwave, flip-up countertop extension, and pantry. A washer/dryer can be added that will replace one of the kitchen area storage locations. You’ll find a full sized bathroom with a 38″ x 30″ shower with seat, a textured glass shower door, and a skylight.

 

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Specifications

Sleeps 5
Slides 3
Length 37 ft 9 in
Ext Width 8 ft 6 in
Ext Height 12 ft
Int Height 6 ft 8 in
Interior Color Alpine, Mineral, Tapestry
Exterior Color Nightshade, Harvest Gold, Sandstone, Shiraz
Hitch Weight 10000 lbs
Gross Weight 27910 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 84 gals
Grey Water Capacity 44 gals
Black Water Capacity 48 gals
Furnace BTU 40000 btu
Generator 6,000-watt Cummins Onan
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Cummins ISB 6.7L
Chassis Freightliner XCS
Horsepower 340 hp
Fuel Capacity 90 gals
Wheelbase 236 in
Available Beds Queen
Refrigerator Type Residential w/Freezer and Icemaker
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 3
Shower Size 38″ x 30″
Number of Awnings 2
Axle Weight Front 10410 lbs
Axle Weight Rear 17500 lbs
LP Tank Capacity 97 lbs
Water Heater Capacity 10 gal
AC BTU 30000 btu
Basement Storage 222 cu. ft.
TV Info LR 50″ HDTV, BR 40″ HDTV
Awning Info 11′ 9″ Power with LED Lighting
Washer/Dryer Available Yes
Gross Combined Weight 33000 lbs
Shower Type Shower w/Seat
Electrical Service 50 amp

 

38D

Winnebago Forza Class A diesel motorhome 38D highlights:

  • Two Full Baths
  • Full-Wall Slide
  • Hobby Station
  • Flip-Down TV
  • Master Suite
  • Fireplace

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Get out there and experience your best adventures with the Forza 38D Class A diesel motorhome! You will find this coach to be extremely alluring since it has two full bathrooms. Now that’s luxury! One of those bathrooms resides back in the master suite so that you can have the greatest comfort and privacy as you travel. An optional washer/dryer can be added in the master bath. Another great feature found on this coach is the hobby station with movable drawer stack that converts into a 26″ x 70″ bed. There is also a TrueComfort+ Sofa that has a lap table (optional theater seating), a BenchMark Dinette, a residential refrigerator, two HDTVs, a fireplace, and a convection microwave. The reclining/swivel cab seats are an important addition that allow you to have more lounge space within the main living area as they can turn around to include you in on the fun.

 

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Specifications

Sleeps 6
Slides 3
Length 39 ft 10 in
Ext Width 8 ft 6 in
Ext Height 12 ft
Int Height 6 ft 8 in
Interior Color Alpine, Mineral, Tapestry
Exterior Color Nightshade, Harvest Gold, Sandstone, Shiraz
Hitch Weight 10000 lbs
Gross Weight 29410 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 100 gals
Grey Water Capacity 99 gals
Black Water Capacity 49 gals
Furnace BTU 40000 btu
Generator 6,000-watt Cummins Onan
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Cummins ISB 6.7L
Chassis Freightliner XCS
Horsepower 340 hp
Fuel Capacity 90 gals
Wheelbase 260 in
Available Beds Queen
Refrigerator Type Residential w/Freezer and Icemaker
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 3
Shower Size 30″ x 34″
Number of Awnings 2
Axle Weight Front 10410 lbs
Axle Weight Rear 19000 lbs
LP Tank Capacity 97 lbs
Water Heater Capacity 10 gal
AC BTU 30000 btu
Basement Storage 228 cu. ft.
TV Info LR 50″ HDTV, BR 28″ HDTV
Awning Info 20′ Power with LED Lighting
Washer/Dryer Available Yes
Gross Combined Weight 33000 lbs
Shower Type Standard
Electrical Service 50 amp

 

38F

Winnebago Forza Class A diesel motorhome 38F highlights:

  • Full-Wall Slide (3 Slides Total)
  • Full Bath and a Half Bath
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • BenchMark Dinette
  • Dual-Sink Vanity
  • Master Suite

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You are going to have so much fun finding new adventures to take with this Forza Class A diesel motorhome! This coach gives you the very best comfort with its master suite in the back. This area has a full master bathroom with a dual-sink vanity that can only be accessed by the private bedroom, and since the bedroom has a queen bed slide across from the full-wall slide, you’ll have a great deal of extra space to get ready each morning. There is also a bedroom 32″ HDTV so that you can watch your favorite shows from the bed. In the main living area, you will find a half bathroom for your guests, a TrueComfort+ Sofa (optional Rest Easy Extendable Sectional Sofa or Theater Seating) with lap table and end tables, a BenchMark Dinette, and a kitchen slide. The two kitchen pantries will easily be able to hold your snacks, and the residential refrigerator will keep your perishables cool. There is additional kitchen storage that can be fitted with the optional washer and dryer as well.

 

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Specifications

Sleeps 5
Slides 3
Length 39 ft 10 in
Ext Width 8 ft 6 in
Ext Height 12 ft
Int Height 6 ft 8 in
Interior Color Alpine, Mineral, Tapestry
Exterior Color Nightshade, Harvest Gold, Sandstone, Shiraz
Hitch Weight 10000 lbs
Gross Weight 29410 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 100 gals
Grey Water Capacity 100 gals
Black Water Capacity 35 gals
Furnace BTU 40000 btu
Generator 6,000-watt Cummins Onan
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Cummins ISB 6.7L
Chassis Freightliner XCS
Horsepower 340 hp
Fuel Capacity 90 gals
Wheelbase 260 in
Available Beds Queen
Refrigerator Type Residential w/Freezer and Icemaker
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 3
Shower Size 38″ x 30″
Number of Awnings 2
Axle Weight Front 10410 lbs
Axle Weight Rear 19000 lbs
LP Tank Capacity 97 lbs
Water Heater Capacity 10 gal
AC BTU 30000 btu
Basement Storage 228 cu. ft.
TV Info LR 50″ HDTV, BR 32″ HDTV
Awning Info 18′ Power with LED Lighting
Washer/Dryer Available Yes
Gross Combined Weight 33000 lbs
Shower Type Shower w/Seat
Electrical Service 50 amp

 

38W

Winnebago Forza Class A diesel motorhome 38W highlights:

  • Master Suite
  • Two Full Baths
  • Bunk Beds
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • Full-Wall Slide (3 Slides Total)
  • Fireplace

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You can bet that the bunk beds on this Forza Class A diesel motorhome are going to be a big draw for your kids! And the master suite that has its own full bathroom is certainly going to entice you! There are storage locations in the master bath that can be used for the optional washer and dryer. Not only is there a full bathroom back in the master suite, but there is also a second full bathroom out in the main living area so that everyone else can have a place to get ready each morning too. The reclining/swivel cab seats are helpful because they add more lounge space to the main living area, and the TrueComfort+ Sofa/Theater Seating with lap table is right across from the fireplace and 50″ HDTV for easy viewing. You will also have a fully equipped kitchen with plenty of tools to make dinners for all.

 

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Specifications

Sleeps 7
Slides 3
Length 39 ft 10 in
Ext Width 8 ft 6 in
Ext Height 12 ft
Int Height 6 ft 8 in
Interior Color Alpine, Mineral, Tapestry
Exterior Color Nightshade, Harvest Gold, Sandstone, Shiraz
Hitch Weight 10000 lbs
Gross Weight 29410 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 100 gals
Grey Water Capacity 99 gals
Black Water Capacity 49 gals
Furnace BTU 40000 btu
Generator 6,000-watt Cummins Onan
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Cummins ISB 6.7L
Chassis Freightliner XCS
Horsepower 340 hp
Fuel Capacity 90 gals
Wheelbase 260 in
Number Of Bunks 2
Available Beds Queen
Refrigerator Type Residential w/Freezer and Icemaker
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 3
Shower Size 30″ x 34″
Number of Awnings 2
Axle Weight Front 10410 lbs
Axle Weight Rear 19000 lbs
LP Tank Capacity 97 lbs
Water Heater Capacity 10 gal
AC BTU 30000 btu
Basement Storage 228 cu. ft.
TV Info LR 50″ HDTV, BR 28″ HDTV
Awning Info 20′ Power with LED Lighting
Washer/Dryer Available Yes
Gross Combined Weight 33000 lbs
Shower Type Standard
Electrical Service 50 amp

Winnebago Forza RVs For Sale

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six 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. Winnebago Forza floorplan comparison

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Winnebago Forza 36H Class A Diesel Motorhome

Step up in Style – Step up in Features with the pleasantly priced Winnebago Forza 36H equipped with home theatre seating and entertainment armoire. The Winnebago Forza 36H includes the latest in Winnebago enhancements in the nimble 36H floorplan measuring at 37’9” in length!   The Freightliner XCS chassis provides a solid foundation with a Cummins diesel engine and the Allison six speed transmission delivers the power. Diesel pushers are known for storage and the Forza 36H ups the ante with its Winnebago proprietary Smart Storage design that pushes capacity even further.

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The new Freightliner OptiView dash provides contemporary anti-glare eye appealing viewing of your instrument dash cluster.  OptiView is the industry’s first fully integrated, all digital LCD instrument cluster. Designed in collaboration with Mercedes Benz, OptiView is inspired by the current S Class dash. This user-friendly system features a bright, anti-glare display, touch screen radio and input operation, camera system views and Bluetooth steering wheel controls.

The Freightliner V Ride rear suspension found on the Winnebago Forza 36H is designed and engineered for use in heavy duty applications, features v rod shaped upper control arms that help dissipate suspension forces through the crossmember and frame rails. In addition, the V Ride’s transverse beam is directly integrated with the trailing arm to form a single-piece U shaped assembly. This unified design, combined with the v-rod control arms, the manufacturer noted, significantly reduces sway and provides a more stable ride, especially in instances when a vehicle’s tendency is to lean or drift outward, as when traveling around a curve.  The V Ride maintains superior roll stability and more predictable handling.

Outside the Winnebago Forza 36H triple slideout floorplan you’ll find the optional entertainment Center with a 32” HDTV, undercarriage lighting, dual powered patio awnings, premium high-gloss sidewall skin and the KeyOne Lock system for your safety.

Inside the Winnebago Forza 36H, you will appreciate fine amenities such as polished Corian galley countertops, the residential refrigerator package, coffee glazed cabinetry, upscale entertainment features, and exceptional bedroom storage. The Winnebago Forza 36H sleeps up to 6 people and has seat belts for 7.

KEY FEATURES OF THE WINNEBAGO FORZA 36H INCLUDE

CHASSIS

Freightliner® XCS Chassis

27,910-lb. chassis, Allison 6-speed automatic 2500 MH transmission

340-hp Cummins® ISB 6.7L

NeWay® front air suspension

V-Ride rear air suspension

OptiView™ dash, digital instrument panel cluster

DriveTech driving system which maximizes safety putting every command within reach

160-amp. alternator

Air brakes w/ABS

Engine exhaust brake

Rear cap engine intake screen

Automatic hydraulic leveling jacks

7-pin trailer wiring

Trailer Hitch6 10,000-lb. drawbar/500-lb. maximum vertical tongue weight

Stylized Aluminum Wheels

Slide room lock system

Information display center

 

CAB CONVENIENCES

Cab seats adjustable armrests, swivel, fixed lumbar support, and multi-adjustable recline

6-way power assist driver & passenger seat pedestal

3-point seat belts

Radio/Rearview Monitor System w/10.1″ LCD color touch screen, handheld remote, rear color camera, Sirius-XM®-ready, USB input, HDMI/MHL connectivity, Apple CarPlay®, Android AutoTM

Cruise control

12-volt power supply for CB radio

Powered MCD blackout roller visor/shade (front windshield)

MCD blackout roller shade (driver and passenger windows)

Chassis/house battery radio power switch

Power mirrors w/defrost and sideview camera

Power steering

TRW® tilt/telescopic steering column w/foot-actuated pedal

Powered step well cover

Cell phone interface to radio

Optional Cab Equipment:

+Lounger passenger cab seat w/footrest and flip-up workstation

SiriusXM® (includes 90-day trial subscription), receiver, remote, antenna

JBL premium audio tuned 360-watt amplifier w/5 speakers including subwoofer

 

INTERIOR

50″ HDTV

TrueComfort+ and Sofa Sleeper

BenchMark® Dinette with Sleeping and Child Seat Tether

Satellite system ready

Multi-plex wall switches

Digital TV amplified antenna system

Home theater sound bar system

Electric fireplace

Blu-ray™ disc player

LED ceiling lights

MCD blackout roller shades

Soft vinyl ceiling

OnePlace® systems center

Dual pane, tinted countoured windows

Powered ventilator fan (galley)

Washer and dryer prep

Assist bar

Vinyl flooring throughout

USB chargers (cab, lounge, bedroom)

Pull-out Table

Firefly Switch Panel lights up when dark

Optional Interior Equipment:

Washer and dryer

Winegard Trav’ler® automatic HDTV satellite system for DirecTV® and Dish® Network

MCD solar/blackout roller shades

Theater Seating

Studio LoftTM (powered w/ladder and LED lighting)

 

EXTERIOR

Powered patio awning w/LED lighting

2nd powered patio awning w/LED lighting

Exterior compartment 110-volt duplex, TV antenna and 3-way A/V receptacles

KeyOne® lock system

LED porch light w/Interior switch

Lighted storage compartments

Automatic entrance steps

Assist handle

Lower front protective mask

Pet Pal leash tie down

Premium high-gloss sidewall skin

QuickPort service connection hatch

Undercarriage lighting

220 Cubic feet of exterior Storage

Optional Exterior Equipment:

Exterior entertainment center w/32″ HDTV

 

GALLEY

Corian® countertops

Corian Sink Covers

2-door residential refrigerator/freezer, icemaker w/flip travel latch

Microwave/convection oven w/range fan and touch control

3-burner range top w/storage below

Glass bi-fold range cover

Pantry

Corian Counter top w/flip-up extension

 

BATH

Shower 38″x30″

Flexible handheld showerhead

Textured glass shower door

Skylight

Porcelain toilet w/foot pedal and sprayer

Powered roof vent

Medicine cabinet

Linen cabinet

Tissue holder

Towel bar

Towel ring

Laminate countertop

 

BEDROOM

40″ HDTV

Queen bed w/innerspring mattress and storage below

Bedspread and pillow shams

Headboard

Wardrobe

Induction Chargers in each nightstand

Removable shelves for medical equipment

Optional Bedroom Equipment:

Queen InnoMax® Eurotop Freedom air mattress w/controllers

King InnoMax Eurotop Freedom air mattress w/controllers

 

HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM

2-15,000 BTU air conditioners (1 A/C, 1 A/C w/heat pump)

40,000 BTU ducted furnace

 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Service Center cable TV input, 50-amp power cord, shoreline/generator automatic changeover switch, portable satellite hookup

2,000-watt inverter/charger w/remote panel with coach battery disconnect switch

6,000-watt Cummins Onan® generator

Auxiliary start circuit

AC/DC electrical distribution system

4 deep-cycle Group 31 Marine/RV batteries

Battery disconnect system (coach and chassis)

PowerLine® Energy Management System

Automatic dual-battery charge control

Automatic generator start system

Wifi router signal booster

 

PLUMBING SYSTEM

Service Center pressurized city water hookup w/diverter fill, freshwater drain, drainage valves, exterior wash station w/pump switch, holding tank flushing system, 20′ sewer hose

On-demand water pump

TrueLevel™ holding tank monitoring system

Permanent-mount LP tank w/gauge

Heated holding tank compartment

Water system winterization package

Water system filtration package

TruTank Level Sensor

Tankless water heater w/recirculating pump

 

SAFETY

LP, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors

10 BC fire extinguisher

Ground fault interrupter

High-mount brake lamps

Daytime running lamps

Child seat tether anchor 

As you can see, the Winnebago Forza 36H combines luxury with usability and includes the power to create an exquisitely comfortable environment, no matter the destination. Take a stroll through the Forza 36H, and you will already be planning your first adventure.

Winnebago Forza 36H For Sale

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The New Winnebago Forza 36H

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 Forza 36H:

Winnebago Forza 36H

Experience true comfort each time you step foot inside this motorhome. The luxury plank flooring will make it feel more like home and you’ll find plenty of storage for all your valuables. The rear bedroom features a large wardrobe and a chest of drawers and all your dry food items can go in the pantry just like at home. This model includes home theatre seating sitting directly across from the 50″ HDTV in an innovative entertainment armoire and you’ll find additional seating on the BenchMark dinette and swivel cab seats. The chef of the family will love this Forza kitchen with its convection microwave, three burner cooktop, and a flip-up countertop extension for a little more prepping space. You’ll love the options you have throughout this unit; a king bed in place of the queen bed, an optional fireplace, a place that has been prepped to add a washer and dryer, and an optional StudioLoft bed!

Highlights of the Forza 36H:

  • Triple Slides
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • Home Theatre Seating
  • Walk-Around Queen Bed
  • Corian Countertops in Galley
  • Pull-Out Table

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Motorhome Madness – the Winnebago Adventurer vs. Forza

In the spirit of March Madness, we at Lichtsinn RV will be comparing various Winnebago motorhome models. Our next March Motorhome Madness blog series is the Winnebago Adventurer vs. the Forza.

The Winnebago Adventurer 

The Winnebago Adventurer
The Winnebago Adventurer

The Winnebago Adventurer is back, packed with user-friendly features and more value than ever before. The Adventurer’s five family-friendly floorplans offer plenty of living space and ample storage, whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or the adventure of a lifetime. The gas-powered Adventurer is loaded with features and amenities typically reserved for diesel pushers including full-body paint with chrome mirrors, Corian countertops in the galley, Primera-covered furnishings, Versa driver’s seat, MCD solar/blackout roller shades, and much more. If you prefer a gas coach but want diesel-level amenities at a terrific value, the new Adventurer is built for you!

Floorplans

27N – Live large in this 27-footer, thanks to three slideouts, walkaround queen bed, available powered StudioLoft bed and large pass-through exterior storage compartment.

30T – This triple slideout floorplan features a spacious lounge with plenty of seating, including a sofa/bed, swivel cab seats and your choice of dinettes or a dining table and chairs.

33C – With furniture options ranging from a recliner to the available Rest Easy sofa, the 33C makes you feel at home.

35F – A private master suite, extendable sofa with fireplace, guest bath and available washer/dryer combo make this the perfect coach for families or for couples who like a little extra room.

36Z – Three slideouts and an open floorplan welcome you with many of our most desirable amenities, including a bedroom HDTV, fireplace, and residential refrigerator/freezer.

Spec 27N 30T 33C 35F 36Z
Length 28’5″ 31′ 34′ 35’5″ 36’10”
Exterior Height1 12’2″ 12’1″ 12’5″ 12’5″ 12’4″
Exterior Width2 8’5.5″ 8’5.5″ 8’5.5″ 8’5.5″ 8’5.5″
Exterior Storage3 (cu. ft.) 123 118 130 137 122.2
Awning Length – Front/Rear 19′ 19′ 19′ 16′ 26′
Interior Height 6’8″ 6’8″ 6’8″ 6’8″ 6’8″
Interior Width 8’0.5″ 8’0.5″ 8’0.5″ 8’0.5″ 8’0.5″
Freshwater Tank Capacity4 (gal.) 64 78 64 74 93
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 6 6 10 6 10
Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray4 (gal.) 43/53 41/42 39/60 41/51 & 21/51* 33/41 & 47/44*
LP Capacity5 (gal.) 18 18 18 18 18
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 80 80 80 80 80
GCWR6 (lbs.) 23,000 23,000 26,000 26,000 26,000
GVWR (lbs.) 18,000 18,000 22,000 22,000 22,000
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 7,000 7,000 8,000 8,000 8,000
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 12,000 12,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Wheelbase 178″ 190″ 228″ 228″ 242″
Seating Capacity 5 5 5 7 7

The Winnebago Forza

The Winnebago Forza
The Winnebago Forza

Accessibly priced and loaded with features, the Winnebago Forza is ideal for couples or families looking to step up to the diesel pusher lifestyle. Each of the four expansive floorplans comes with elegant touches like a residential refrigerator, Corian galley countertops, walkaround queen bed, Primera upholstered Versa swivel cab seats, and an available StudioLoft™ bed for added sleeping flexibility. Designed to take full advantage of Freightliner’s 340-hp XCS chassis, the Forza delivers a smooth and well-mannered ride while providing up to 228 cubic feet of exterior storage, so you’ve got plenty of room for all the toys. If you’re looking for diesel performance, space, and refinement while keeping a close eye on the bottom line, take a closer look at the Winnebago Forza.

Floorplans 

34T – Dual slideouts, a mid-coach bath, RestEasy Loveseat and BenchMark Dinette make the 34T perfect for couples or small families.

36G – Triple slideouts, lots of interior storage, elegant and spacious living areas highlight the versatile 36G floorplan.

38F – Comfort comes in many forms in the 38F. Choose from a queen or king walkaround bed, enjoy a double sink in the master bathroom, and relax on the TrueComfort+ Sofa.

38W – Two full baths, the bunk bed/wardrobe system, a private master suite, and large living spaces make the 38W ideal for larger families or anyone who enjoys a little extra elbow room.

Spec  34T 36G 38F 38W
Length 35’9″ 38’1″ 40′ 40′
Exterior Height 11’11” 11’11” 11’11” 11’11”
Exterior Width 8’5.5″ 8’5.5″ 8’5.5″ 8’5.5″
Exterior Storage (cu. ft.) 153 222 228 228
Awning Length 17′ 11’9″ 18′ 20′
Interior Height 6’8″ 6’8″ 6’8″ 6’8″
Interior Width 8’0.5″ 8’0.5″ 8’0.5″ 8’0.5″
Freshwater Tank Capacity (gal.) 84 84 100 100
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 10 10 10 10
Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray (gal.) 48/54 48/44 35/49(A)/51(B) 49/48(A)/51(B)
LP Capacity (gal.) 23 23 23 23
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 90 90 90 90
GCWR(lbs.) 30,000 33,000 33,000 33,000
GVWR (lbs.) 26,000 27,910 29,410 29,410
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 10,410 10,410 10,410 10,410
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 17,500 17,500 19,000 19,000
Wheelbase 208″ 236″ 260″ 260″
Seating Capacity 7 7 9 9

The Winnebago Forza and Adventurer are frequently compared because the Adventurer is the top of the line Class A Gas and the Winnebago Forza is the entry-level diesel. So when our guests are debating between the two they are trying to identify whether they want to move up to the Class A diesel lineup.

Most guests will opt for a Class A diesel pusher for the following reasons:

  • Increased torque or power, if needed. Our Winnebago and Itasca diesel pushers range in torque from 700 – 1,250 lbs ft of torque or power, compared to 457 in Ford Class A gasoline powered coaches
  • Increased towing capacity beyond 5,000 lbs, if needed. Many of our diesel pushers will pull 10,000-15,000 lb
  • Air ride suspension and air braking capability
  • The quietness of the ride, which simply stems from the fact the on a Class A diesel pusher the engine is in the rear of the coach, nearly 30-40 feet behind the cabin area. However, Ford’s evolution of its five speed Torqshift transmission has allowed for shifting at lower RPM points, driving down engine howl compared to previous powertrains
  • Resale value of a diesel pusher is typically stronger than in a Class A gasoline powered coach

Most guests will opt for a Class A gas motorhome for the following reasons: 

  • Price – Class A Diesel motorhomes are going to be more expensive than Class A Gas. The Winnebago Adventurer starts at $152,862 while the Forza starts at $251,033.
  • Maintenance – Beyond purchase price, the overall maintenance and operating expense of a gas coach is also generally less expensive than that of a diesel. However, you may do less maintenance with a diesel pusher.
  • Operating Costs – Cost of parts and service work is less in a Class A Gas vs. a Class A Diesel because the work is less complex and it can be more convenient to find service locations for a Ford versus a Freightliner or Cummins dealer.
  • Fuel Considerations – the cost of diesel is generally higher than gasoline and the fuel economy is expected to be 7-10 with either the Class A Gas or Diesel.

Lichtsinn RV carries both the Winnebago Adventurer and Forza in various floorplans.

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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An Overview of the Maxum Chassis and Freightliner V-Ride

The perfect diesel-pusher experience begins starts with a solid base, and Winnebago’s exclusive Maxum Chassis provides the ultimate framework for an unsurpassed ride in a Class A Diesel motorhome. Winnebago’s engineers worked closely with Freightliner Custom Chassis – the proven leader in diesel motorhome chassis – to create the Maxum Chassis: a stronger, better performing chassis. The Maxum Chassis sets the standard for diesel-pusher chassis with its lowered-rail frame providing better handling, a smoother ride, and incredible strength. In fact, the Maxum Chassis is seven times stronger than a raised-rail chassis which minimizes chassis flex and twisting. To top it off, the Maxum Chassis’ lowered-rail design increases the basement storage height allowing for pass-thru storage with room for slideout trays.

Winnebago maxum chassis

In conjunction with the exclusive Maxum Chassis, Winnebago offers Freightliner Custom Chassis’ V-Ride single axle suspension rated at 24,000-lbs. Freightliner Custom Chassis V-Ride is designed for luxury motorhome owners who want the ability to carry more gear, the freedom to equip their interiors with premium amenities, and a comfortable, confident driving experience.Freightliner Custom Chassis V Ride

Benefits of FCCC V-Ride –

  • Increased towing capacity
  • Quik-Align® allows for easy axle alignment without the use of shims
  • V-rod connection dissipates suspension forces, reducing stress for greater durability and longevity
  • U-Shaped Assembly – The transverse beam integrated with the trailing arm form a single-piece U-shaped assembly – enhancing stability at all speeds
  • Consistent Handling – The V-rod connection and U-shaped assembly design result in superior roll stability and more predictable handling in all road conditions, giving motorhome owners a confident driving experience
  • Smooth Ride – Large volumetric air springs and premium Sachs shocks deliver the smoothest ride available in a motorhome

FCCC V-Ride vs. the Competition –

FCCC has the Best Class A Ride

  • FCCC has a custom-built drive suspension by FCCC-engineering
  • Competition has an off-the-shelf truck suspension with swiveling bushing

Stability for All

  • FCCC suspensions are rated from 17,500 to 24,000 lbs. and designed exclusively for RV usage
  • Competition uses a generic truck/bus axle configuration

Driver Control

  • FCCC’s V-Ride is the only suspension that controls the weight of a top-heavy vehicle – giving control and confidence to the owner for the life of the coach.
  • Competition is still using technology that FCCC stopped using in 1999.

All motorhomes built on the Freightliner Custom Chassis – including the Maxum Chassis – qualify for Winnebago’s Carefree Diesel Living warranty. This program extends the Winnebago warranty on our diesel pusher lineup —  all built on Freightliner chassis — to an industry-leading 3 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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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Top Questions from the Winnebago Forza Webcast

In a recent webcast, Ron Lichtsinn reviewed the 2019 Winnebago Forza. We compiled a list of our top asked questions. Check them out below –

In our July webcast, Ron Lichtsinn discusses the 2019 Winnebago Forza Diesel Pusher – Watch it here.

What floorplans are available in the Winnebago Forza?

The Winnebago Forza is available in four floorplans – the 34T, 36G, 38F, and 38W. The Forza 34T comes with dual slideouts, a mid-coach bath, RestEasy Loveseat and BenchMark Dinette make the 34T perfect for couples or small families. The Forza 36G features triple slideouts, lots of interior storage, elegant and spacious living areas highlight the versatile 36G floorplan. The 38W is the newest Forza floorplan offering, choose from a queen or king walkaround bed, enjoy a double sink in the master bathroom, and relax on the TrueComfort+ Sofa. The largest Forza floorplan, the 38W includes two full baths, the bunk bed/wardrobe system, a private master suite, and large living spaces make the 38W ideal for larger families or anyone who enjoys a little extra elbow room.

What are the key differences between Class A Gas and Diesel? 

  • Power – The Forza has 700-lbs. ft. of torque or power which is 52% more torque than the most powerful gas chassis. Increased power allows for an increased cargo carrying capacity.
  • Ride – In Class A Diesel coaches, like the Forza, the increased power provides a smoother ride for the driver and passengers compared to a Class A Gas motorhome.
  • Sound – In Class A Diesel coaches, like the Forza, the diesel engine is situated in the rear of the coach compared to Class A Gas coaches that have the engine right underneath the cab area. The engine howl in the Class A gas has been decreased in the last few years, but there is a noise compared to the Class A Diesel.

 

What is the V-Ride and is it available in the Winnebago Forza? 

Yes, the Winnebago Forza features the Freightliner V-Ride. The V-Ride is the first-ever single axle suspension rated at 24,000 pounds, V-Ride is designed for luxury motorhome owners who want the ability to carry more gear, the freedom to equip their interiors with premium amenities, and a comfortable, confident driving experience. The V-Ride features:

  • Increased towing capacity
  • Quik-Align – allowing for easy axle alignment without the use of shims
  • V-rod connection dissipates suspension forces, reducing stress for greater durability and longevity
  • U-Shaped Assembly – The transverse beam integrated with the trailing arm form a single-piece U-shaped assembly – enhancing stability at all speeds
  • Consistent Handling – The V-rod connection and U-shaped assembly design result in superior roll stability and more predictable handling in all road conditions, giving motorhome owners a confident driving experience
  • Smooth Ride – Large volumetric air springs and premium Sachs shocks deliver the smoothest ride available in a motorhome

Does the Forza have engine brakes or exhaust brakes? 

The RV industry only utilizes exhaust brakes This braking system actually closes down the exhaust path and it stops the gases from being eliminated on the exhaust pipe. As a result, back-pressure is built in the manifold and in the cylinders, making the engine work backwards and subsequently slowing down the vehicle.

What is the suggested engine break-in period for a Diesel motorhome?

The suggested engine break-in period includes no towing for first thousand miles and to drive varying speeds in that first thousand miles. This allows for the cylinders to seat themselves in a new power train. This period does differ than how delivery drivers will transport your new Winnebago to your dealer and you can learn more about that here.

What is the Winnebago SuperStructure and does the Winnebago Forza have it? 

From Winnebago’s smallest Class C all the way up to a Grand Tour, all Winnebago RVs are built to Winnebago’s legendary SuperStructure Construction design. Winnebago’s SuperStructure design includes – interlocking joints, laser cut tubing, a fiberglass roof (with the exception of Intent, Outlook, Porto and Vita), Thermo-Panel sidewalls, embedded steel, structural aluminum framework, and E-Coated steel components.

Does the Forza have Freightliner’s New Opti-View Dash? 

Yes, the Forza does have the Freightliner Opti-View Dash. The Opti-View dash takes the RV driving experience into the future with the industry’s first fully integrated, all-digital LCD instrument cluster. Designed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, OptiView is inspired by the current S-Class dash. This user-friendly system features a bright, anti-glare display, touch screen radio and input operation, camera system views and Bluetooth steering wheel controls. The Opti-View Dash features:

  • Bluetooth connectivity – iOS and Android compatible
  • Fully integrated with 360° camera system
  • Touch screen controls, intuitive menu
  • Auxiliary, USB and Bluetooth inputs
  • Multimedia system for on-demand video playback capability (only engages when vehicle is not in motion)
  • Easy-to-read interface with anti-glare display, bright graphics, and clear fonts, colors and menu structure

What features in the Forza can’t be powered off batteries? 

The Forza features a 2,000-watt inverter/charger with a remote panel and a coach battery disconnect system. The inverter works to switch 12-V power off the Forza’s RV batteries to 110-V electrical power. In the Forza, all the outlets and appliances with the exception of the air conditioner, washer, dryer and fireplace are powered off the inverter.

What is the warranty on the Winnebago Forza? 

while some other RV manufacturers, like Tiffin are turning coaches older than 4 years away from their service facilities, Winnebago will be there for you, today, tomorrow and for years to come.  The Winnebago Carefree Diesel Living Warranty extends the Winnebago warranty on our diesel pusher lineup —  all built on Freightliner chassis — to an industry-leading 3 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.  Winnebago has always stood behind its products, and for anyone who is concerned about service, this program clearly demonstrates the confidence we have in our diesel pusher lineup!

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Winnebago Tours the Horizon 42Q and Forza 38F Floorplans

Winnebago Product Manager Ryan Roske and Product Planner Nick Davis tour the Winnebago Horizon 42Q floorplan and Forza 38F floorplan live from Winnebago’s Open House.

See Lichtsinn RV’s Winnebago Horizon inventory here and our Forza inventory here.

Lichtsinn RV is America’s closest RV dealer to Winnebago and Winnebago Touring Coach, located just one mile north of the Winnebago and Winnebago Touring Coach factory in Forest City, Iowa.

We have been named by Winnebago Industries named Top North American Winnebago Dealer for the last four consecutive years. We proudly sell New RVs manufactured by Winnebago Industries as well as Used RVs. Being the closest dealer to the Winnebago factory affords us the opportunity to provide you with speedy delivery of parts from our warehouse and Winnebago. We offer Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach and Workhorse parts at competitive discounts and we offer fair shipping quotes, and you can avoid sales tax on out-of-state shipments! We have RVIA-certified technicians to service your motor home, travel trailer or fifth wheel. Our Circle of Excellence customer satisfaction index scores rank in the best of class for Winnebago and Itasca dealers! See our interactive map of Lichtsinn RV Motor Home Owners from around the world

Winnebago Shows off Forza 38F Floorplan at Open House

Accessibly priced and loaded with features, the Winnebago Forza is ideal for couples or families looking to step up to the diesel pusher lifestyle, featuring elegant touches like a residential refrigerator, Corian galley countertops, walkaround king bed, and Ultrafabrics Versa swivel cab seats. Designed to take full advantage of Freightliner’s XCS chassis with V ride, the Forza delivers a smooth and well mannered ride while providing 228 cubic feet of exterior storage, so you’ve got plenty of room for all the gear. In short, if you’re looking for diesel performance, space, and refinement while keeping a close eye on the bottom line, take a closer look at the Winnebago Forza.

Watch our video on the Forza 38F flooplan here.

Forza 38F Video

The Forza is covered by Winnebago’s Carefree Diesel Living warranty program! At Winnebago, innovation isn’t limited to our cutting edge products.  We also lead in after sale service support.  So while some manufacturers such as Tiffin District Service Centers are turning coaches older than 4 years away from their service facilities, Winnebago will be there for you, today, tomorrow and for years to come.  This program extends the Winnebago warranty on our diesel pusher lineup —  all built on Freightliner chassis — to an industry-leading 3 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.  Winnebago has always stood behind its products, and for anyone who is concerned about service, this program clearly demonstrates the confidence we have in our diesel pusher lineup!

The Forza 38F is powered by the tried and true Freightliner powertrain:

1.  Cummins ISB 6.7L

2.  700 lb ft of torque or power

3.  Allison 2500 MH series six speed automatic transmission with grade braking capability

4.  Information display center

5.  NeWay front air suspension

6.  V Ride rear air suspension

7.  Air brakes with ABS

8.  Engine exhaust brake

9.  Automatic hydraulic leveling jacks

10.  Factory installed 10,000 lb tow package

11.  Stylized aluminum wheels

12.  Slide room lock system

Includes the following factory installed options:

1.  King Nouveau Freedom air sleep system with dual remote controls

2.  Electric fireplace in entertainment armoire

3.  Exterior entertainment center with 32 inch HDTV

4.  Washer and dryer, stacked separate units for maximum capacity

5.  Ground effects lighting package with smartphone and tablet app to adjust to outdoor illumination in static colors, or to change to meet that of certain colors or will move in relation to exterior music

6.  SiriusXM satellite radio

7.  JBL premium cab audio with tuned 360 watt amplifier, five speakers and subwoofer

8.  Oversized passenger seat with footrest and flip up workstation

9.  MCD solar and blackout roller shade system, with powered windshield system

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

1.  228 cubic feet of exterior and basement storage

2.  90 gallon fuel capacity

3.  23 gallon LP capacity

4.  Truma 97% energy efficient 10 gallon on demand water heater with recirculation pump for on demand hot water

5.  50 amp electrical service

6.  Dual 15,000 BTU high efficiency air conditioning system with AC heat pump

7.  Powered patio awning, 18 ft with LED lighting

8.  Four deep cycle Group 31 RV batteries

1975 FMC Model J RV

Occasionally we have super unique, vintage trades come through Lichtsinn RV and the 1975 FMC Model J we recently took in is no exception. 1975 FMC J

The History of the FMC Motorhome 

The FMC Motorhome has an interesting lineage, FMC is the acronym for Food Machinery Corporation. FMC got its started in 1883 when inventor John Bean developed an innovative insecticide pump. The name was changed from the John Bean Manufacturing Company to the Food Machinery Corporation in 1928 when the company got into the canning machinery business. The company kept adding mechanized products and eventually started producing amphibious vehicles for the military.1975 FMC J

During a lull in its military vehicle contracts in the late 1960s, FMC turned its sights towards recreational vehicles. By 1972, FMC had transferred personnel from its ordnance division and formally launched a motor coach division in Santa Clara, California. Initial prototypes were 19 and 23 feet long, but neither went into production. FMC settled on a 29 foot size, and the first one was completed in late 1972.1975 FMC J

The well-made and pricey coaches, which sold for between $27,000 and $54,500 or about the same price as an average home of that era, were popular among upscale Motorhome buyers. Race car drivers Mario Andretti and Parnelli Jones owned FMCs, as did entertainers Clint Eastwood, Carol Burnett, Pat Boone and James Brolin. But the most famous FMC owner was CBS reporter Charles Kuralt, host of the popular news feature On the Road With Charles Kuralt. An FMC was the last of Kuralt’s six motorhomes. It is on public display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. FMC coaches were manufactured from 1973-1976.1975 FMC J

The 1973 energy crisis put a damper on the manufacture of all brands of motorhomes, so FMC was in a difficult position from the beginning. By 1975, FMC had a contract to produce the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and in September 1976 converted all tooling in
its factory to the manufacture of tanks. The FMC motor coach had reached a dead end. The final tally for the FMC was slightly more than 1,000 units, approximately 135 of which were transit buses.

About half of the transit buses were eventually transformed into motorhomes. There is believed to be 7-800 units still out there.

1975 FMC J Features and Options 

During trade in, we have taken this FMC through a major operating systems inspection.

This coach is powered by the tried and true FMC powertrain:

1.  Converted from a Chrysler gas powertrain to a diesel pusher in 1990, it has a General Motors Detroit Diesel 8.2 liter engine installed at 86,358 miles on the RV

2.  500 lbs ft of torque or power

3.  New Allison transmission installed in 1990

4.  New chassis battery December 2017

5.  New house battery July 2018

Includes the following aftermarket installations:

1.  New 6000 watt gas generator in 1996

2.  Duo Therm water heater in 1994

3.  22.5 inch Alcoa chrome aluminum wheels

4.  Full body Imron paint in 1990

5.  Upgraded driver and passenger seat

6.  New Maxx air fan

7.  New black, grey, and fresh water piping

Includes the following factory installed features:

1.  Custom steel chassis with aluminum upper cage frame and fiberglass exterior

2.  Twin bed floor plan with bunk beds

3.  Master bedroom game Table

4.  84 cubic ft of interior storage

5.  Winterization kit

6.  4 burner stove

7.  Oven

8.  33 foot Turning Radius

9.  Sofa bed

10.  Rear twin beds

11.  Drop down beds in master bedroom

12.  Wardrobe

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

1.  60 gallon fuel capacity

2.  20 gallon LP capacity

3.  6 gallon LP water heater with engine preheat

4.  50 amp electrical service

5.  Central air conditioning system

6.  Trailer tow package

 

Save Money Owning an RV Compared to Other Vacations

Article originally seen on RVNews.com

A new study conducted by CBRE Hotels Advisory Group has found that RV vacations cost much less than other types of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership. According to the study, commissioned by Go RVing and the RV Industry Association, there are cost savings of 21 to 64 percent for a four-person travel party, while a two-person travel party saves 8 percent to 53 percent, depending on factors such as the type of RV and type of vacation.

“The study reaffirms that RVs are a great way to save on family travel, and it’s equally important to remember that RV ownership provides benefits that go well beyond affordability,” says RV Industry Association president Frank Hugelmeyer. “To take an RV trip is to experience togetherness with family and friends, along with the flexibility to travel whenever and wherever you want.”

The CBRE study analyzes vacation costs using two sets of hypothetical travel groups: a four-person travel party of two adults and two children, and a two-person travel party of two adults. CBRE analyzed major costs these hypothetical travelers incur traveling to nine popular vacation destinations. For each destination, researchers analyzed vacations lasting 3, 7 and 14 days.

The study compared different methods of travel, including a folding camping trailer; a lightweight travel trailer; a compact motorhome; a type C motorhome; a type A motorhome; traveling in a personal car, staying at hotels/motels, and eating meals in a restaurant; traveling by airline, renting a car at the destination, staying at hotels/motels, and eating meals in restaurants; and traveling in a personal car or airline (as appropriate), staying at a rental house/condominium, and eating the majority of meals in the rental unit. The type A motorhome, typically the largest and most luxurious RV, was compared to travel options such as flying first class, renting a premium car, staying in upscale hotels/resorts, and eating meals in restaurants.

RV vacations show a clear family budget benefit over other forms of travel, regardless of the RV type. According to the CBRE study, a four-person travel party can expect to save (by unit type):

Folding camping trailer: 50-64%
Lightweight travel trailer: 31-50%
Compact motorhome: 31-50%
Type C motorhome: 21-43%
Type A motorhome: 41%

A two-person travel party saved, according to the CBRE analysis:

Folding camping trailer: 43-53%
Lightweight travel trailer: 20-34%
Compact motorhome: 20-34%
Type C motorhome: 8-24%
Type A motorhome – 19%

The study included analysis of how fluctuations in fuel prices could affect the economic advantages of RV travel. Researchers found that for a four-person travel party it would take a rise in fuel prices to nearly $13 per gallon for a Type C motorhome vacation to be more expensive than the least expensive non-RV vacation. None of the fuel increase scenarios for a four-person travel party resulted in other RV vacation types being more expensive than the least expensive non-RV vacation.

For a two-person travel party, fuel prices would still need to rise significantly (from $5.50 to more than $13 per gallon) from current levels for RVing to lose its economic advantage.

“While fuel costs are a component of the overall vacation cost, it isn’t significant enough to materially affect the outcome of our analysis,” says Kannan Sankaran, managing director of CBRE’s Advisory Services, and lead researcher.

Research by Go RVing and the RV Industry Association shows that when fuel prices are higher, RVers save on fuel costs by driving fewer miles, taking trips closer to home, and staying longer in one destination.

CBRE Hotels Advisory was commissioned by Go RVing to provide an objective comparison between the cost of a summer vacation using recreation vehicles (RVs) and the cost of other types of vacations during that same timeframe. CBRE factored in an estimated cost of ownership of the applicable RV equipment that was based upon published data regarding average ownership periods, residual values, annual days of utilization, insurance, and other costs of ownership, as well as any applicable tax benefits.

CBRE Hotels Advisory is a division of the CBRE Group, Inc., the largest full service real estate and investment organization in the world with more than 70,000 employees located in more than 400 offices worldwide. CBRE Hotels Advisory is a leading advisory group to hospitality and real estate industry professionals.

With offices in Reston, VA and Elkhart, IN, the RV Industry Association is the leading trade voice representing the $50 billion RV industry. RVIA represents approximately 400 manufacturers and component suppliers producing 98 percent of all RVs made in the United States.

Formed in 1994, Go RVing is a partnership between America’s RV manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and campgrounds to provide the public and media with information about the benefits of RV travel, and to cultivate a positive RV experience for all consumers.