Winnebago Solis Makes Curbed’s Best Camper Vans of 2019 List

Winnebago’s Solis campervan was recently recognized by Curbed.com, an online publication, as one of the top 9 campervans for 2019.

Read the original article here.

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.

See our Winnebago Solis inventory here.

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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.

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12 Days of Motorhomes: The Winnebago Revel, A True 4×4 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 Revel

Winnebago Revel

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.

Winnebago Revel Highlights:

  • 4WD Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter Chassis
  • All-in-Gear Closet and Wet Bath
  • Powerlift Bed
  • Gear Garage

See our Winnebago Revel Inventory

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12 Days of Motorhomes: The Winnebago Travato 59KL, The National Park Edition

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

The Winnebago Travato 59KL – National Park Edition

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

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

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

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See our Winnebago Travato inventory here. 

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

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12 Days of Motorhomes: The Winnebago Vita, A Fuel-Efficient and Budget-Friendly Class C Diesel

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 Vita 24P and 24F are on sale now at Lichtsinn RV – Click here to learn more!

The Winnebago Vita 

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.

Winnebago Vita
Winnebago Vita

The Winnebago Vita Floorplans 

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.

Winnebago Vita 24F
Winnebago Vita 24F Floorplan

 

Winnebago Vita 24P
Winnebago Vita 24P Floorplan

Winnebago Vita’s Best-in-Class Holding Tank Capacities

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.

Winnebago Vita’s 200-Watt of Solar Standard

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.

Winnebago Vita Occupant Cargo Carrying Capacity

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.

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12 Days of Motorhomes: Winnebago Travato 59K, Flexible Sleeping and Great Gas Mileage

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

The Winnebago Travato 59K

Winnebago Travato 59K

Based on the powerful, fuel-efficient ProMaster chassis, the Travato has been at the forefront of the van life revolution since its launch.  Estimated to achieve 18 to 22 mpg highway, and at only 21 feet long, the Travato offers all of the comforts of home in a nimble, efficient van. The Winnebago Travato 59K features a spacious, rear bath and twin beds that transform into cross coach sleeping measuring at 54″ x 76″.

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2020 59K Features and Options:

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

See our Winnebago Travato 59K 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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12 Reasons Why the Winnebago Travato is BETTER than the Thor Sequence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Top Questions from the Webcast on the Winnebago National Park Foundation Travato

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

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

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

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

See our National Park Foundation Travato Inventory Here.

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