Winnebago Adventurer vs. Winnebago Forza

Our guests often compare the Winnebago Forza, an entry-level Class A Diesel motorhome, to the Winnebago Adventurer, the flagship Class A Gas. So we compared these two great models for you and reviewed the floorplans, highlights of the floorplans, and why guests choose one over the other. Both models are great motorhomes that will enable extraordinary experiences in the outdoors.

The Winnebago Forza: 

You can enter the diesel market with an affordably-priced, amenity-packed Winnebago Forza. You’ll experience the smooth ride, known in Class A diesel motorhomes, thanks to the Freightliner XCS chassis, and each model features plenty of storage, for all your belongings.

The Forza features beautiful Corian countertops, a residential refrigerator, and Corian sink covers in the galley to bring a touch of home with you. Full bath amenities will be a big plus while you are on the road, and each model features a walk-around queen bed and an HDTV in the bedroom. The electric awning with LED lights will create an outdoor living space to enjoy with friends, and each model includes a Pet Pal leash tie down so that you can bring your furry friends along too!

The Winnebago Forza Floorplans: 

The Winnebago Forza 34T Highlights –Forza 34T Floorplan

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

The Winnebago Forza 36H Highlights –Forza 36H Floorplan

  • Triple Slides
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • TrueComfort+ Sofa
  • Walk-Around Queen Bed
  • Corian Countertops
  • Pull-Out Table

The Winnebago Forza 38F Highlights –Forza 38F Floorplan

  • Full-Wall Slide
  • Bath and a Half
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • BenchMark Dinette
  • Dual-Sink Vanity
  • Master Suite

The Winnebago Forza 38W Highlights –Forza 38W Floorplan

  • Master Suite
  • Two Full Baths
  • Bunk Beds
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • Full-Wall Slide
  • Fireplace

Guests will opt for the Winnebago Forza 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

The Winnebago Adventurer: 

The Winnebago Adventurer class A gasoline motorhome offers luxury, style and versatile amenities giving you an upscale experience every time you travel.  From entertaining inside and outside plus enjoying a chef’s dream kitchen on wheels, to the exclusive steel SuperStructure, you will enjoy safety, security and the finer things for the long haul.

Each Adventurer begins with a Ford F53 chassis and Triton V10 SEFI engine, plus includes an AC/DC electrical distribution system, a Service center, and an exterior entertainment center. A few features that the interior offers include the OnePlace systems center, MCD solar/blackout roller shades for privacy, a Versa driver, and passenger seat that swivel among other functions, a queen foam mattress, and a microwave/convection oven among other appliances.

Winnebago Adventurer Floorplans:

Adventurer 27N Floorplan Highlights:Adventurer 27N

  • Triple Slides
  • BenchMark Dinette
  • Pedestal Table
  • Pet Palace
  • 50″ HDTV
  • Tailgate Package

Adventurer 29B Floorplan Highlights: Adventurer 29B

  • Full Wall Slide
  • Pedestal Table
  • Sofa/Bed
  • BenchMark Dinette
  • Exterior 32″ HDTV
  • Tailgate Package

Adventurer 30T Floorplan Highlights: Adventurer 30T

  • TrueComfort+ Sofa
  • Dinette w/Chairs
  • Pet Palace
  • Flip-Up Countertop
  • Retractable 39″ HDTV
  • Tailgate Package

Adventurer 35F Floorplan Highlights: Adventurer 35F

  • Bath and a Half
  • Extendable Sectional Sofa
  • BenchMark Dinette
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • Fireplace
  • Exterior 32″ HDTV
  • Tailgate Package

Guests will opt for the Winnebago Adventurer for the following reasons:

  • Price – Class A Diesel motorhomes are going to be more expensive than Class A Gas. The Winnebago Adventurer starts at $160,551 while the Forza starts at $264,458.
  • 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.

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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12 Reasons we Love the Winnebago Forza

It’s time to go diesel with the elegant, pleasantly priced Winnebago Forza. The Forza is built on the Freightliner XCS chassis which provides it a solid foundation coupled with a Cummins diesel engine boasting 700 lb ft of torque or power. The Forza is also equipped with the best of class Allison six speed transmission that includes grade braking and engine exhaust braking.

Inside the Forza, you will appreciate fine amenities such as polished Corian galley countertops and sink covers, the residential refrigerator package, coffee glazed cabinetry, upscale entertainment features, LED lighting, a walk-around queen bed (king bed option in 36H and 38F) and an HDTV in the bedroom.

Winnebago Forza

Listed below are just some of the reasons we love the Winnebago Forza.

  1. Abundant Exterior Storage – Diesel pushers are known for storage and the Forza, built on the Freightliner XCS Chassis, provides abundant basement storage with its Smart Storage design with up to 228 cubic feet of exterior storage.
  2. Outdoor Entertainment – Bring the inside to the great outdoors – with Forza’s available exterior 32” HDTV-featured entertainment center.
  3. Powered Patio AND Entrance Awnings (na 34T)- The Forza is equipped with an electric Patio Awning with LED lights that creates an outdoor living space to enjoy. In addition, the Forza is equipped with an Entrance Awning (na 34T, the 34T patio awning covers the entrance) to protect you from the elements as you go in and out of your coach. Each Winnebago Forza floorplan also includes a Pet Pal leash tie down so that you can bring your furry friends along too!
  4. V-Ride Air Suspension – The Winnebago Forza is equipped with V-Ride Suspension. The design and engineering of the V Ride, 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, 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.
  5. OptiView Dash – The OptiView Dash in the Winnebago Forza is an all Digital Instrument Panel Cluster. This user-friendly system features a bright, anti-glare display, touch screen radio and input operation, camera system views and Bluetooth steering wheel controls providing a luxury automotive driving experience.
  6. DriveTech Driving System – The Winnebago Forza is equipped with   This is the first RV driving system to prioritize safety by putting every command in one easy-to-reach location. The all-new ergonomic steering wheel and column-mounted controls are paired with OptiView’s all-digital gauge display to create a more automotive-like feel and set the industry standard for luxury RV driving.
  7. Superior Heating and Cooling – The Winnebago Forza floorplans are each equipped with two air conditioners. The 34T floorplan has two 13,500 BTU air conditioners and the other floorplans each have two 15,000 BTU air conditioners. Each has a standard Air Conditioner and an Air Conditioner with Heat Pump. Three of the Forza floorplans (38D, 38F, and 38W) also boast two 20,000 BTU ducted furnaces.
  8. Elegant Design – The Winnebago Forza is simple yet sophisticated. The Forza floorplans balance straight lines and curves. These traditional styles create a soothing, comfortable and practical interior, ideal for active households as well as those who love to entertain. A variety of accent hues, textures and styles, ranging from striking jewel palates to soothing earth tones, taupes and beiges allow you to make the new transitional styling your own. The Forza combines wood cabinetry, Primera® furnishings and luxury plank flooring which together help to create a style that’s on trend and high performance.
  9. Charge Up – The Winnebago Forza is equipped with USB and 110V outlets throughout the coach. The Forza nightstands include USB, 110V, an induction charger station and removable shelves for CPAP machine or other medical equipment. This allows you AND your devices, to recharge overnight.
  10. Flexible Space – Slide out and breath easy. The Forza’s floorplans each feature a large gathering space with up to three slide rooms, a BenchMark Dinette, a TrueComfort+ Sofa Sleeper, and optimal Versa cab seats. The optional overhead cab powered StudioLoft Bed provides flexible family sleeping or storage. If you prefer, the Sofa Sleeper can be replaced with comfortable Theater Seating. There is an optional +Lounger Passenger Cab Seat as well that Includes a footrest and flip-up workstation.
  11. Residential Comforts – Also available in the Winnebago Forza is an optional Washer and Dryer and the 34T, 36H and 38F floorplans offer an optional Electric Fireplace.
  12. The WarrantyWinnebago Carefree Diesel Living! We are pleased to announce Carefree Diesel Living, an extension of the confidence in the quality for Winnebago diesel pushers!  At Winnebago, innovation isn’t limited to our cutting edge products.  We also lead in after sale service support. 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!

And these are just a few of the many reasons we love the Winnebago Forza.

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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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Introducing the Forza 36H Floorplan

The Winnebago Forza is loaded and back better than ever, with five expansive floorplans ideal for couples or families looking to step up to the diesel pusher lifestyle. Accessibly priced and loaded with features and elegant touches like a residential refrigerator, Corian gallery countertops with flip-up extension, luxury plank flooring, Primera upholstered furnishings and 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 roof 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!

Winnebago Forza 36H Floorplan
Winnebago Forza 36H Floorplan

Winnebago Introduced the new Winnebago Forza 36H floorplan at 2019 Open House Event. The 36H features. Triple slideouts, with abundant interior storage located behind and beside the available fireplace, along with a pull-out table conveniently located by Versa driver seat while part of the lounge in the 36H.

Floorplan Specs – 

  • Length – 38’1″
  • Exterior Height – 11’11”
  • Exterior Width – 8’5.5″
  • Exterior Storage 3 (cu. ft.) – 222
  • Awning Length – 11’6″
  • Interior Height – 6’8″
  • Interior Width – 8’0.5″
  • Freshwater Tank Capacity 4 (gal.) – 100
  • Water Heater Capacity (gal.) – 10
  • Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray 4 (gal.) – 48/44
  • LP Capacity 5 (gal.) – 23
  • Fuel Capacity (gal.) – 90
  • GCWR 6 (lbs.) – 33,000
  • GVWR (lbs.) – 27,910
  • GAWR – Front (lbs.) – 10,410
  • GAWR – Rear (lbs.) – 17,500
  • Wheelbase – 236″

For more information on the Winnebago Forza 36H please call Lichtsinn RV at 1-800-343-6255 to speak with one of our Winnebago Factory Trained Sales Consultants.

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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.

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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.

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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 –

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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!

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 RVsSee our Winnebago Forza inventory here.

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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. Lichtsinn RV is also one of the few Iowa RV Dealers that offers these top brand-name RVs like Winnebago as RV Rentals. 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