Winnebago debuted two new camper vans this year, the Boldt and the Solis. Already well known for the Revel, a converted 144-inch Mercedes Sprinter with four-wheel drive, Winnebago is looking to grow its share of the camper van market.
Billed as a four-season pop-up camper built on the Ram Promaster chassis, the Solis is also Winnebago’s most affordable camper van with a 2020 price tag of $100,667. What’s exciting for potential buyers is that the Solis delivers sleeping space for four thanks to a rear double-bed area that converts to seating during the day. Buyers can opt for a queen-size Murphy bed that drops down, or—and this is key for families—a sofa bed that includes two additional three-point seat belts. This means that parents can safely drive and sleep their kiddos, either in the optional sofa bed or in the two chairs up front.
Whichever option you choose, two people can enjoy the rear sleeping space while another two people can sleep in the fiberglass pop-top area that includes the Froli sleeping system and three windows.
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 –
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.
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.
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.
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.
What has the best ground clearance? The Winnebago Revel has 8” of ground clearance and the Winnebago Travato has 7” of ground clearance.
What is 4WD offered in? The Winnebago Revel (standard 4WD) and it is optional on the Winnebago Boldt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will the new Eras have similar insulation to the Winnebago Boldt? Yes, it will.
What is the timeframe on the Winnebago Solis? We are expecting our first Solis at the end of January 2020.
How easy is it to use the pop-top in the Winnebago Solis? It is very easy to use!
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.
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.
Can you install a muffler for the generator? They are typically called a resonator. They improve the exterior noise of the generator.
Can I sleep with the bed in the Winnebago Revel half way up? Yes, you can use it in any position.
How does grade-braking work on the Boldt? It uses the power of the transmission to assist in your braking.
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.
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.
Designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all new Winnebago Revel takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure with a straightforward design and function driven features. Taking full advantage of the 4×4 Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0 litre turbo diesel puts 325 lbs.- ft. of torque through an on demand 4WD system, complete with high and low range and hill descent mode for added off road capability.
Inside, the Revel’s unique features start with a floorplan designed around a Power Lift Bed with a 140 cu. ft. gear garage below. This allows for a 49 x 79 inch cross coach sleeping area. A full galley, including a 2.5 cu. ft. refrigerator, makes meal prep a breeze, while the all in one bath and gear closet boasts a cassette style toilet that eliminates the need for a separate black water holding tank. Add a standard solar power system that is expandable to 510 watts, diesel powered Espar hydronic heating and hot water, a dinette with a pull up table that converts to additional sleeping space, and many more innovative features and the result is the new Revel: quite simply the most off road capable RV Winnebago has ever built.
Storage and living space are maximized by the flared body and Power Lift Bed that converts to a 49 x 79 inch sleeping surface. Welded aluminum cabinet face frames, dual pane windows with insulated shades, snap in screens for fresh air circulation, and an available quieter Mach 10 NDQ AC system all contribute to the Revel’s off the grid livability.
Confident and bold, the new Winnebago Horizon brings a fresh look to the diesel pusher category, with the performance to back it up. The Horizon features a refreshingly clean design, highlighted by LED halo lighting and luxurious Villa furnishings, as well as a spacious master bedroom with a walkaround recline and incline king bed, abundant interior storage, full galley with residential style refrigerator, and the versatile Glide & Dine dining table and chairs that let you configure your dining area to suit your needs. Every Horizon is built on our turbo diesel powered Maxum Chassis, so you can count on the performance, ride, handling, and storage of 183 cubic feet in the exterior basement to match the Horizon’s elegant good looks. Drive, arrive, and thrive in style: the new Horizon is calling.
At Winnebago, innovation isn’t limited to our cutting-edge products. We also lead in after-sale service support. So while some manufacturers are turning “older” coaches away from their service facilities, Winnebago will be there for you, today, tomorrow and for years to come. If you’re trading in a Winnebago or any other brand motorhome for a new Winnebago diesel pusher, we’ll back you with our 3-year, 100,000-mile warranty. No trade-in? No problem! We’ll still back your new Winnebago diesel pusher with the same 3-year, 100,000-mile warranty. Simply visit your nearby Winnebago dealer, make your best deal, then leave your worries behind — warranty repairs for three years or 100,000 miles are on us!
Based on the overwhelming success of the mid-year production of the National Park Foundation Limited Edition Travato, Winnebago recently announced a limited manufacturing extension. The National Park Foundation Travato was created in conjunction with a multi-year partnership between Winnebago and the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. This limited edition National Park Foundation Travato features several unique offerings including:
Limited Edition Exterior Graphics Package – Limited Edition Granite premium full-body paint with exclusive National Park Foundation exterior accents, available in light gray or martini green, with a National Park Foundation logo.
Upgraded Volta Power Systems 4 Module Advanced Pure 3 lithium automotive energy pack – You can learn about Volta Power Systems here. This four module automotive-grade energy pack provides 11,600 watt-hours of run time, 33 percent more than the current Travato lithium Pure 3 syste
Moto Metal high performance MO970 wheels and BF Goodrich All-Terrain TA K02 tires – The All-Terrain T/A KO2 is an On-/Off-Road All-Terrain light duty truck tire developed to meet the needs of drivers who want confidence and control on- and off- road. The All-Terrain T/A KO2 was designed to deliver go-anywhere traction along with outstanding durability, great wear and year-round traction, even in snow.
An additional 140-watt Zamp portable solar panel – Zamp’s best-selling portable kit is packed with thoughtful features to make your off-grid venture hassle-free. Ideal for compact RVs, this panel generates 140 watts at 7.8 amps, and brings total solar on board to 360 watts, and is expandable even further if need be
Front and Rear Sumo Springs – SumoSprings® are a patented suspension product designed to enhance load carrying ability, stabilize sway, and improve overall driver control and ride comfort. They are maintenance free, do not leak air, and do not require airlines or compressors. Sumo Springs are manufactured from proprietary closed micro-cellular urethane providing a smooth and progressive spring rate. SumoSprings absorb harsh bumps and jolts to provide a smooth ride over uneven surfaces, highway joints, and other rough terrain. By reducing harsh movements, SumoSprings give drivers better control of their vehicle. This increases safety and makes for more comfortable travel. They also have a progressive spring rate and start to compress smoothly with less resistance and provide greater resistance as they compress further.
Rolef Roll Up Side Screens – Roll up side screens are designed to keep mosquitoes, biting and black flies out of your RV, and are custom made for the Travato, and includes an exclusive magnetic lateral screen door that closes by itself when you go you, so bugs don’t get back in.
Removable Woven Floormat – A removable marine material woven floormat is custom designed for each coach and it’s portability make keep your National Park Foundation Travato a breeze.
Anything Keepers Flexible Storage – Mesh style drop down storage baskets for storing your smartphone or tablet, reading glasses, books or even a cpap or bpap machine.
Ram Mount Tracks – Using a track mounting system is a clean, clever, and innovative way to mount multiple devices in virtually any application. The RAM® Tough-Track™ takes this innovation to the next level by offering a center access point for your track components and multiple track lengths throughout the Travato to accommodate your desired mounting surface. RAM® Tough-Track™ takes your connectivity devices, such as smartphone and tablets to any location and any viewing angle you need.
Imagine the vacation possibilities with this coach including everything you need, so if you can drive there, you can vacation there. Beginning with the Flex Bed system including two separate twin beds that can convert to cross-coach sleeping, to having a TrueComfort+ sofa with a table and captain’s seats that are heated and power controlled to provide even more seating in the main cabin. The kitchen offers everything you will need to make meals, and the full bathroom allows you to shower without a wet bathroom floor. Take a step inside to stop imagining and start making memories!
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 travels, speed limits can be ever-changing. Traffic sign assist helps to identify the correct speed and adjust accordingly.
The Winnebago Vita and Porto combine Mercedes-Benz’ fuel efficiency and durability with Winnebago’s legendary build quality and innovative features and the result is a compact, easy driving class c diesel that is perfect for solo travelers, couples or families. Designed specifically for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, the Vita and Porto feature the largest galley, largest bed, and even the largest holding tanks in the class. And with standard features like the highly engineered SuperShell Sleeper Deck, 200 watt solar energy system, connectivity roof port wiring access for satellite, WiFi boosters or cellular boosters, panoramic galley window and exclusive customizable storage cabinets, it’s clear the Vita and Porto are a great option for RVers.
The Winnebago Vita comes in two floorplans – the 24P and the 24F. The Winnebago Vita 24F comes with a dinette/sleeper that is extendable, a corner bath and the best-in-class length for a corner bed. The 24P comes with a full wall slide that houses a dinette and the walk-around queen bed. The 24P also comes with an innovative sliding bi-fold door that allows the bathroom to be accessed even when the slide is in.
The Winnebago Vita features best-in-class holding tank capacities including 37 gallons of fresh water, and 41 gallons of black and gray tank capacities – 35% more than the competitors. The Vita also has the occupant and cargo carrying capacity to hold that much fresh water without sacrificing weight for cargo or occupants.
200-watts of solar help keep your batteries fully charged and extend off-the-grid use. The Vita and Porto’s solar system is also expandable up to 450-watts. Most RVs in this segment come with solar prep or solar as an option for an additional fee.
The Winnebago Vita and Porto are segment leaders for occupant and cargo carrying capacity. The OCCC is listed on the required yellow weight label that you can find inside one of the entry doors to the motorhome. The OCCC figure is the maximum allowable weight for all occupants, food, tools, and personal belongings, including the weight of all the fresh water that you carry. Even the weight you put on the hitch must be included in your cargo calculation and the total must be less than the OCCC for safe operation of your RV. Based on the option and floorplan selection, the View and Navion typically provide well over 1,000 pounds, while the new Vita and Porto were designed to provide up to 1,800 pounds of capacity.
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!
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 Vista 29VE
Looking for a big coach with big value built to Winnebago’s uncompromising standards? Look no further than the Vista and Sunstar… Winnebago’s most affordable Class A motorhome. You wanted more in an affordable Class A coach, and you got it in the Winnebago Vista and Itasca by Winnebago Sunstar, both of which are identical all the way down to features, quality, content and price. We are one of only a few dealers that offer both and can provide you that unbiased opinion between the Vista and Sunstar.
You’ll find refined features such as MCD roller shades and a Versa easy swivel driver’s seat that you might not expect at such a price. For couples and families seeking a Class A adventure at a friendly price, there’s a Vista or Sunstar waiting for you.
Onlookers will be impressed by the chrome accents and all new Polar Flare Desert Champagne exterior, while you’ll be impressed by the value added price. A beautiful all new exterior in Polar Flare Desert Champagne provides the durability and appearance of full body paint without the $12,500 increase in cost for full body paint.
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Looking to travel the countryside with your spouse and maybe a few friends? Just imagine driving down the road in comfortable cab seats with fixed lumbar support while your guests ride on the BenchMark dinette seats that include four seatbelts. They may decide to play a card game or eat a meal as well. Once at your destination, you can retire to the rear semi-private bedroom with a folding door, a queen bed, and storage for your things. The full bathroom will come in handy no matter where you are. You can enjoy two TVs when inside, one in the main living area and one in the bedroom. Take a look at this Aspect class C gas coach today!Designed for those with discriminating tastes, the Aspect will fill your life with upscale amenities, including Corian countertops and backsplash, MCD solar and blackout roller shades, and an Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS. The double slideout 27K offers the additional luxury of a large rear storage trunk with multiple access points to let you carry more of what is important to you, all while still including a walk-around queen bed in the bedroom.