Top Questions from Our Webcast on the Frequently Asked Questions about Winnebago’s Class B Lineup

We recently held a webcast covering the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about Winnebago’s Class B lineup – Winnebago Travato, Revel and Boldt. You can watch the webcast here.

Read our top questions from the webcast below –

  1. In terms of the Truma System, can I use it to heat my coach when I don’t have water in the coach? Yes, it can be used if the RV is winterized.
  2. Are all Winnebago B-Vans 4-Season RVs and what does that mean? As of today, all campervans from Winnebago are four-season. While that is a loose term, for us can you use this in cooler temps? Winnebago has added automotive-grade insulation to all of the campervans and has fully enclosed pressurized water lines. The Travato and the Boldt have heating pads on the holding tanks allowing guests to dump the tanks in sub-freezing temperatures, while the Revel has a cassette toilet.
  3. How do these vans come from the OEM – Mercedes-Benz and Ram – Is Winnebago improving the insulation or any other improvements? The chassis will come as a shell, with exposed sheet metal. Winnebago adds all the insulation and builds the interior components of the campervan. Winnebago is an accredited upfitter of Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter which allows them to add functional windows, unlike some competitors.
  4. Why is my lithium pack not charging? The shut down temperature in the Pure3 system is 37 degrees and if it hits there the lithium pack will not charge.
  5. What has the best ground clearance? The Winnebago Revel has 8” of ground clearance and the Winnebago Travato has 7” of ground clearance.
  6. What is 4WD offered in? The Winnebago Revel (standard 4WD) and it is optional on the Winnebago Boldt.
  7. What are the key differences between the Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Era? Why is the Boldt more expensive? The Boldt has the Pure3 lithium system while the Winnebago Era has the Cummins-Onan LP generator is the key factor that drives the cost.
  8. What is the best campervan if I want to bring several passengers? The Travato and Revel have seatbelts for four while the Boldt has seat belts for up to 6.
  9. What is located under the bench seat in the Travato 59G? In non-lithium Travato it houses the freshwater tank, in the lithium Travato it houses some of the Pure3 system components.
  10. What are our guest’s overall experiences with homeowner associations (HOA) on campervans from Winnebago? Overall, they are favorable. Winnebago uses automotive-grade paint with sleek exteriors that do not look like your typical RV. We have guests that pull the small exterior graphics – like the Winnebago logo to really make the van look stealth.
  11. Will the new Eras have similar insulation to the Winnebago Boldt? Yes, it will.
  12. What is the timeframe on the Winnebago Solis? We are expecting our first Solis at the end of January 2020.
  13. How easy is it to use the pop-top in the Winnebago Solis? It is very easy to use!
  14. Will the Era have the same chassis options as the Winnebago Boldt? Yes, it will have the same creature comforts and safety features as the Winnebago Boldt.
  15. Can you use Sumo Springs on the Boldt? Yes, there are options from SumoSprings on the Mercedes-Benz chassis. However, it is one of the most comfortable, best-riding vehicle Winnebago has made.
  16. Can you install a muffler for the generator? They are typically called a resonator. They improve the exterior noise of the generator.
  17. Can I sleep with the bed in the Winnebago Revel half way up? Yes, you can use it in any position.
  18. How does grade-braking work on the Boldt? It uses the power of the transmission to assist in your braking.
  19. Where do we see the Winnebago Solis entering our lineup? We think it is a new segment based on the features. It is built to be rugged and durable with the underscore being simple.
  20. What is the fuel economy between the chassis offerings? The ProMaster is about 16 – 18 mpg and the Sprinter is typically seeing 18 – 21 mpg.

See Our Winnebago Class B Inventory

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Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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12 Days of Motorhomes: The Winnebago Boldt, A True 4 Season RV

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 Boldt 

The Winnebago Boldt

Winnebago’s first, true 4-season RV, the Winnebago Boldt is perfect for those looking to explore every day of the year regardless of the weather. The Boldt was inspired by German explorer and naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt, the Boldt is built on the new Mercedes-Benz VS30 chassis and features the Pure3 Advanced Energy System. That pairing blends innovation and comfort on the road.

Boldt Floorplans

The Boldt comes in 2 floorplans – the 70KL and the 70BL. The 70BL features a dinette at the front, a mid-coach bath and rear twin beds that convert into cross coach sleeping. While the 70KL has a rear bath with twin beds that convert into cross coach sleeping.

Winnebago Boldt 70BL Floorplan

Winnebago Boldt 70KL floorplan

 

 

Pure3 Advanced Energy Management System 

The Pure3 Advanced Energy Management System powered by Volta Power Systems is an automotive-grade lithium system similar to what is seen in electric vehicle applications. The Pure3 system begins with a 48V energy pack that provides 11,600 watt-hours of energy.  The energy pack is watertight, durable, and encased in a steel housing that is the safest on the market, and batteries are climate controlled. The Pure3 provides complete 30 Amp, whole coach electricity using a 3,600-watt pure sine inverter. The Boldt’s dedicated 58V 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. The Boldt comes with two 115-watt solar panels and a junction port for additional portable solar. The MPPT solar controller provides best in class solar absorption, up to 30 percent better than competitors, giving you more off the grid performance.

Mercedes-Benz VS30 Chassis in the Winnebago Boldt

The VS30 3.0 litre, six cylinder turbo diesel provides users with 325-lb. of torque and 188 horsepower. It comes with the MBUX Infotainment system that makes trips more enjoyable with the new Sprinter’s multitude of sophisticated MBUX infotainment features, including an oversized 10 inch touchscreen, wireless charging, USB and USB C connections, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Includes advanced GPS navigation built right in.  The safety features include:

  • Active brake assist:  In case of any oncoming danger, Active Brake Assist warns drivers and if necessary, will brake for them. As a class leading feature, it is the only system that can recognize and respond to pedestrians.
  • Active Distance Assist Distronic:  In high traffic areas, Active Distance Assist Distronic keeps enough distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you to ensure optimal safety.
  • Active Lane Keep Assist:  If a driver is ever to unintentionally drift or leave their designated lane, Active Lane Keep Assist immediately alerts them.
  • Traffic Sign Assist:  Throughout your travel, speed limits can be everchanging. Traffic sign assist helps to identify the correct speed and adjust accordingly.
  • Blind Spot Assist Including Rear Cross Traffic Alert:  Blind Spot Assist provides warnings regarding vehicles in the blind spot while Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns about crossing objects when reversing.
  • Crosswind Assist: Detects strong gusts of crosswind and helps the driver to stay on course. At speeds over 50 mph it corrects the vehicle’s course by means of automatic braking intervention on the wheels on the side of the vehicle facing the wind.

Highlights of the Winnebago Boldt

  • Automotive-grade insulation for 4-season RV use
  • New Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter Chassis with additional comfort and safety features
  • Rear and side Rolef screen doors

See our Winnebago Boldt inventory here.

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Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Sleeping Options in the Winnebago Boldt 70BL

Inspired by German explorer and naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt, the Winnebago Boldt was developed for agile adventure. Built on the new Mercedes-Benz VS30 Chassis with the exclusive Pure3 Advanced Energy System, it perfectly blends innovation and comfort on the road. The Boldt is available in 2 floorplans the 70BL and the 70KL with various sleeping options to sleep up to 4 people.

WATCH OUR VIDEO ON THE SLEEPING OPTIONS IN THE WINNEBAGO BOLDT 70BL.

In this video, Nicole Follman, Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant, demonstrates the two Flex Bed sleeping options in the all new Winnebago Boldt 70BL. Twin beds in the bedroom can be turned into a single queen-size bed using the new and easy-to-use metal slat bed system. Easily convert the dinette into a Flex Bed System single sleeper bed.

Rear Cross Coach Sleeping in the Winnebago Boldt 70BL
The Winnebago Boldt 70BL with the rear Flex Bed in the cross coach sleeping options.
Front Flex Bed System
Front Flex Bed System in the Winnebago Boldt 70BL.

 

See Our Winnebago Boldt Inventory Here.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Here are the five reasons why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the PleasureWay Plateau FL.

Watch our video on the 5 Reasons Why We Think the Winnebago Boldt is Better than the Pleasureway Plateau FL here.

Our first reason why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the PleasureWay Plateau FL is Pure3 Energy Management System in the Winnebago Boldt. The Pure 3 provides complete 30 AMP whole coach electricity using a 3,600-watt pure sine inverter and simple one touch operation, compared to using multiple inverters and multiple startup procedures in the PleasureWay. The Pure 3 Volta Power Systems automotive grade 48V energy pack provides 11,600-watt hours of energy!  The energy pack is watertight, durable with the steel housing being the safest on the market, and batteries are climate controlled. The Boldt’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. The MPPT solar controller and 200-watts of standard solar panels provides best in class solar absorption, up to 30 percent better than competitors, giving you more off the grid performance. The Pleasureway has a far smaller battery pack offering dual 100-amp hour lithium batteries, a smaller inverter at 2000 watts, and solar is an additional fee.

Our second reason why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the PleasureWay Plateau FL is Winnebago Boldt’s floorplan options. The Boldt comes in the 70BL and 70KL floorplans. The 70BL floorplan features sleeping for 4 with the dinette flex bed, a mid-coach bath, and rear twin beds that convert into cross-coach sleeping. The 70KL floorplan features a spacious galley, twin beds that turn into cross coach sleeping and a roomy rear bath with wardrobe. The Pleasureway Plateau FL is available in only 1 floorplan. The Plateau FL floorplan has a midcoach bath and a rear seating and sleeping configuration for only 2 people. The FL doesn’t have a dinette or swiveling cab seats, it has a rear sleeping and seating configuration that is a tight squeeze when the table is up and doesn’t have a ton of leg room.

Our third reason why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the PleasureWay Plateau FL is the bathroom configuration in the Boldt. Winnebago considered moisture buildup when they designed the bathroom in the Boldt. The bathroom surround is made from light-weight, durable and water-resistant ABS plastic. You will not have to worry about mold or mildew and cleaning will be a breeze. Pleasureway did not take the same considerations when designing the bathroom. The walls of the bathroom are made from wood paneling and covered in small Velcro dots you are supposed to hang a shower curtain on. The integrity of the Velcro dots will break down with usage of the shower curtain leaving your bathroom vulnerable to mold and mildew build-up.

Our forth reason why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the PleasureWay Plateau FL is the lightweight Tecnoform Italian cabinetry. Tecnoform cabinetry is Italian-designed, curved cabinetry that is extremely lightweight and highly durable. Tecnoform uses state-of-the-art materials and an environmentally friendly manufacturing process to create doors specifically for the Era. These beautiful, lightweight cabinets were designed to hold up to the most extreme humidity and temperature conditions without cracking, peeling, or warping. The Plateau uses heavy plywood cabinets that were not designed with the same stringent standards and take away from the occupant cargo carrying capacity in the Plateau.

Our final reason why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the Pleasureway Plateau is Winnebago’s superior build quality. In Winnebago’s 60 years of building RVs they have pioneered several construction standards that are now industry standard. Winnebago was the first RV company in the U.S. to manufacture compact RVs and campervans. Why buy an RV from any other manufacturer?

That wraps up our five reasons why the Winnebago Boldt is better than the Pleasureway Plateau FL. You can see our Winnebago Boldt inventory and other videos like this one by visiting LichtsinnRV.com.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Here are the five reasons why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the PleasureWay Plateau TS.

Watch our video on the 5 Reasons Why We Think the Winnebago Boldt is Better than the Pleasureway Plateau TS here.

Our first reason why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the PleasureWay Plateau TS is Pure3 Energy Management System in the Winnebago Boldt. The Pure 3 provides complete 30 AMP whole coach electricity using a 3,600-watt pure sine inverter and simple one touch operation, compared to using multiple inverters and multiple startup procedures in the PleasureWay  The Pure 3 Volta Power Systems automotive grade 48V energy pack provides 11,600-watt hours of energy!  The energy pack is watertight, durable with the steel housing being the safest on the market, and batteries are climate controlled. The Boldt’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. The MPPT solar controller and 200-watts of standard solar panels provides best in class solar absorption, up to 30 percent better than competitors, giving you more off the grid performance. The Pleasureway has a far smaller battery pack offering dual 100-amp hour lithium batteries, a smaller inverter at 2000 watts, and solar is an additional fee.

Our second reason why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the PleasureWay Plateau TS is Winnebago Boldt’s floorplan options. The Boldt comes in the 70BL and 70KL floorplans. The 70BL floorplan features sleeping for 4 with the dinette flex bed, a mid-coach bath, and rear twin beds that convert into cross-coach sleeping. The 70KL floorplan features a spacious galley, twin beds that turn into cross coach sleeping and a roomy rear bath with wardrobe. The Pleasureway Plateau TS is available in only 1 floorplan. The Plateau TS floorplan has a midcoach bath and a rear seating and sleeping configuration for only 2 people. The TS doesn’t have a dinette or swiveling cab seats, it has a rear sleeping and seating configuration that is a tight squeeze when the table is up and doesn’t have a ton of leg room.

Our third reason why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the PleasureWay Plateau TS is the bathroom configuration in the Boldt. Winnebago considered moisture buildup when they designed the bathroom in the Boldt. The bathroom surround is made from light-weight, durable and water-resistant ABS plastic. You will not have to worry about mold or mildew and cleaning will be a breeze. Pleasureway did not take the same considerations when designing the bathroom. The walls of the bathroom are made from wood paneling and covered in small Velcro dots you are supposed to hang a shower curtain on. The integrity of the Velcro dots will break down with usage of the shower curtain leaving your bathroom vulnerable to mold and mildew build-up.

Our forth reason why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the PleasureWay Plateau TS is the lightweight Tecnoform Italian cabinetry. Tecnoform cabinetry is Italian-designed, curved cabinetry that is extremely lightweight and highly durable. Tecnoform uses state-of-the-art materials and an environmentally friendly manufacturing process to create doors specifically for the Era. These beautiful, lightweight cabinets were designed to hold up to the most extreme humidity and temperature conditions without cracking, peeling, or warping. The Plateau uses heavy plywood cabinets that were not designed with the same stringent standards and take away from the occupant cargo carrying capacity in the Plateau.

Our final reason why we think the Winnebago Boldt is better than the Pleasureway Plateau is Winnebago’s superior build quality. In Winnebago’s 60 years of building RVs they have pioneered several construction standards that are now industry standard. Winnebago was the first RV company in the U.S. to manufacture compact RVs and campervans. Why buy an RV from any other manufacturer?

That wraps up our five reasons why the Winnebago Boldt is better than the Pleasureway Plateau TS. You can see our Winnebago Boldt inventory and other videos like this one by visiting LichtsinnRV.com.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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