Winnebago EKKO Top 8 All-Weather Ready Features

The Winnebago EKKO, with the enhanced capability of AWD, creates not just a new model, but an entirely new type of RV. The EKKO is built on the Ford AWD Transit Chassis and includes enhanced safety features. The EKKO was built with year-round use in mind. The all-weather features found in the EKKO ensures your camping season doesn’t have to end when the temperature drops.

All-Weather

We have compiled of the Top 8 All-Weather Ready Features found in the Winnebago EKKO.

  • All-Weather Prepped – All water systems in the Winnebago EKKO, including tanks and water lines, are located inside the coach for all-season functionality.
  • All -Season Insulation – The EKKO has extensive all-season insulation in the roof, sidewalls, floor and doors. This added insulation helps to reduce power and resource consumption.
  • Dual-Pane Acrylic Windows – The Dual-Pane Acrylic Windows found in the EKKO provide added insulation. In warmer weather the windows can be opened wide to let in a cross-coach breeze.
  • Multiple insulated exterior compartments – The EKKO’s multiple insulated exterior compartments help extend your camping season. The large heated and insulated Gear Garage in the EKKO can be accessed from 3 sides, each fitted with Molle Gear Panel Organizers to make the EKKO mod friendly.
  • Heated Holding Tank Compartment – The heated holding tank compartment in the EKKO ensures your tanks stay warm regardless of the outside temperature.
  • Truma VarioHeat Comfort Heater – This heater includes Intelligent Fan Control and near silent The EKKO’s Truma VarioHeat Comfort Heater includes a 3 stage burner and consumes only 1 amp draw,  4,700 BTU, 8900 BTU, and 11,500 BTU.  This heater was tested at 9,000 ft elevation, operational at 11,000 ft. This automatic powered heater boasts a compact size, high air flow for quick heating and a digital control panel.  Watch a Video on the Truma VarioHeat Water Heater System Here
  • Thermal Cab Partition – The portable thermal cab partition panel in the EKKO separates the cab area from the rest of the coach. The panel acts to further keep the main living area at a constant and comfortable temperature.
  • Insulated Water Service Center – The easy-to-use Nautilus Freshwater Manifold System found in the EKKO is not only very user friendly but is found inside the coach to ensure it maintains the same temperature as you experience when inside the EKKO.

The Winnebago EKKO combines the efficiency of a camper van, the added capacity of a Class C coach and the enhanced capability of AWD. Find out more about the Winnebago EKKO from a Lichtsinn RV Consultant today!

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

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The Winnebago EKKO, with the enhanced capability of AWD, creates not just a new model, but an entirely new type of RV. The EKKO is built on the Ford AWD Transit Chassis and includes enhanced safety features. This all-weather and all-season RV is built with adventure at its core and off-grid adventure on its mind. The AWD EKKO is a power-house for rugged adventures and allows you to go off-grid when adventure awaits.

EKKKO Off Grid

We have compiled our favorite Top 7 Off-Grid Ready Features found in the Winnebago EKKO.

  • Cummins Onan QG 2800i Gas Generator – The new Cummins Onan 2800i ultra low quiet and ultra fuel-efficient generator is compliant with National Park allowed noise levels. This generator is extremely fuel efficient. It is fuel injected and achieves this by operating at 2400 to 2900 rpms compared to 3600 in prior model levels. The new generator has a smaller footprint and a lighter weight at 113 pounds versus the previous models at 125 pounds. The new generator can power the high efficiency ducted air conditioning system in the EKKO at approximiately 0.2 gallons per hour or five hours on a single gallon. At night since air conditioners rarely operate in a 100% duty cycle the generator should power a typical energy efficient high efficiency ducted air conditioning system with less than two gallons of fuel for the entire night.
  • (1) 320-Amp Hour Lithium-Ion Battery with the option to add (1) additional 320-amp hour Battery – The standard Lithionics battery with a 320-amp hour battery provides 4133-watt hours of usable technology. This is paired with a Cummins Onan 2800i ultra low quiet ultra-fuel efficient generator and supplies fuel off of the top three quarters of the fuel tank. The combined dual batteries provide a total of 640-amp hours (8,266-watt hours) which then deletes the available generator and provides a sealed storage compartment where the generator would have otherwise been located.
  • (2) 170-Watt and (1) 115-watt solar panels (455 Total Watts) – Camp almost anywhere with the EKKO’s 455-watts of Solar allowing you to go off-grid for extended periods of time.
  • 2,000-watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter – This inverter powers the AC, microwave and all outlets in the Winnebago EKKO.
  • Dedicated Second Alternator to Charge Coach Batteries – The Balmar XT-Series under the hold alternator found in the Winnebago EKKO has a state-of-the-art design to generate exceptional output in the smallest possible area. It provides power of 170 amps and charges the lithium coach batteries at a peak rate of 2,000-watts.  While stationary the alternator, at idle, provides 100-125 amps of power to charge up to 1,700-watts delivering incredible charging power in a compact, RV friendly package. It includes dual fan cooling and a high airflow frame and will recharge the Lithium Batteries in under 2 hours.
  • Large Tank Capacities – Large Tank Capacities allow extended off-grid usage.
    1. 50 gal. Freshwater
    2. 51 gal. Gray
    3. 40 lbs. LP
    4. 31 gal. Fuel
  • Cassette Toilet – Cassette toilets offer a portable tank that you can remove from your EKKO. It is the size of a small suitcase and comes with rollers. This portable black tank can be emptied virtually anywhere—public restrooms, dump stations, etc. so you don’t need to rely on a dump station as you would with a black tank.

The Winnebago EKKO combines the efficiency of a camper van, the added capacity of a Class C coach and the enhanced capability of AWD. Find out more about the Winnebago EKKO from a Lichtsinn RV Consultant today!

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Combining the efficiency of a camper van and the capacity of a Class C coach, the EKKO takes the phrase “big things in small packages” to a whole new level. Blending the off-road rugged nomadic nature of van life with the storage and livability of traditional touring class motor homes, the all -new, all-season Winnebago EKKO provides unmatched off-grid and all-season capabilities.  Its standard all-wheel-drive capability goes where other motorhomes can’t, yet with its van size, is easy to drive and easy to park.

The EKKO foundation begins with the fuel efficient, safety enhanced Ford Transit chassis. This chassis provides 3.5L direct fuel injection, a dual turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 engine, 400 lb ft of torque or power and 310 hp of acceleration. The Ford Transit Chassis includes a 10-speed automatic Selectshift transmission with overdrive and grade braking. The EKKO’s standard on-demand AWD engages when it detects slippage and sends torque or power the wheels that need them and doesn’t when it’s not needed to improve fuel economy.  The EKKO includes a second under-the-hood alternator to recharge the lithium battery/batteries in under 2 hours. The EKKO has independent front suspension and electric power assisted steering. The EKKO has Up to 1,500 lb occupant and cargo carrying capacity.

Winnebago EKKO Chassis Safety

The Winnebago EKKO Ford Chassis Includes the following Safety Enhancements:

  1. Blind Spot Alert – This feature can help detect and alert you to vehicles in your blind spot and can detect traffic behind you when you’re slowly backing out of a parking spot or driveway.
  2. Lane Keep Assist – Lane Keep Assist helps you by scanning the lane markings ahead on both sides of your vehicle and alerts you when you cross over a marking.
  3. Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning – This system uses sensors in the front of your RV to detect slower vehicles traveling in the same direction, and warns you if you are rapidly approaching. When traffic ahead slows down, you automatically do too. When traffic picks back up, you can resume your preset speed and distance.
  4. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) – The feature uses camera technology to detect a potential collision with a vehicle or pedestrian directly in front of you during day or nighttime driving. If an impact becomes imminent and you do not take corrective action, the brakes apply automatically. This system can help reduce the severity of, and in some cases can eliminate, a frontal collision.
  5. Post-Collision Braking – This technology moderately applies the brakes after a crash so the RV stops rolling and avoids a potential second accident.
  6. AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control (RSC) – This is Ford’s premium electronic stability system that improves vehicle control on all driving surfaces, including snow, ice, gravel, rain-covered roads, and dry pavement.  This system monitors the yaw and roll rates, helping you maintain control whenever it detects wheel slip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion.
  7. Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers – These wipers spring into action when they detect moisture on your windshield and then adjust their speed to deal with whatever the weather throws at you.
  8. Side Wind Stabilization – This system works by carefully applying the brakes on one side of the RV to reduce the effect of a side wind gust on the RV’s path.
  9. Hill Side Assist – This system holds your EKKO stationary for two seconds using brake pressure, giving you more time to find the right amount of revs and clutch to pull away, and once you apply pressure to the accelerator pedal, the brakes will automatically disengage.
  10. Auto High-Beam Headlights – This driver-activated system scans the road at speeds above 25 miles per hour. When you are on a very dark road with no traffic, the high beams come on. However, when a vehicle with its headlamps on is approaching up to 2,000 feet or traveling ahead of you with taillamps visible up to 500 feet, the system will dim to low beams to reduce glare and avoid hindering the other motorist.
  11. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) – This System will alert you if any tire on your EKKO is underinflated.
  12. Dual Front and Safety Canopy Side Curtain Airbags – In addition to the driver and passenger airbags the EKKO includes side-curtain airbags that deploy downward and outward toward the side-window openings to protect the heads of front passengers. Roll-fold technology helps the airbag slide between the glass and occupant as the airbag inflates.
  13. SecuriLock Anti-Theft System with Engine Immobilizer – This system is designed to prevent the engine from starting unless the correct coded key is used. The electronically encoded ignition key activates a specially designed transponder located inside your EKKO. The system disarms whenever the correct key is inserted into the ignition and automatically rearms when it’s removed.

Video on the Ford Chassis with Safety Features Here 

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Winnebago EKKO Top 12

The Winnebago EKKO, with the enhanced capability of AWD, creates not just a new model, but an entirely new type of RV. We have compiled our favorite Top 12 Features in the Winnebago EKKO.

1. New AWD Ford Transit Chassis with Enhanced Safety Features – The EKKO’s 3.5L EcoBoost®V6 delivers 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.  The EKKO’s Ford Chassis standard safety features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Braking, Driver Alert and more, plus the Winnebago-added Blind Spot Monitoring system.
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2.(1) 320-Amp Hour Lithium-Ion Battery with the option to add (1) additional 320-amp hour Battery – The combined dual batteries provide a total of 640-amp hours (8,266-watt hours) which then deletes the available generator.

3. (2) 170-Watt and (1) 115-watt solar panels (455 Total Watts) – Camp almost anywhere with the EKKO’s 455-watts of Solar allowing you to go off-grid for extended periods of time.

4. All-Weather Prepped with All -Season Insulation – The EKKO has its tanks and water lines inside the coach above the floor, extensive all-season insulation in the roof, walls and floor, dual-pane acrylic windows and multiple insulated exterior compartments to help extend your camping season.

5. Large Heated Gear Garage with L-Track Cargo Tie Down System – This garage system can be accessed from 3 sides, each fitted with Molle Gear Panel Organizers to make the EKKO mod friendly. The gear garage also includes a large removable rubber tray with lip that can be removed and easily cleaned. The forward wall of the garage is entirely removable for service access to tanks and the garage includes All- Season Insulation.
Watch a Video on the Rear Garage with Molle Organizers Here

6.Truma AquaGo Tankless Comfort Plus Water Heater – This water heater is the most powerful and efficient instant water heater on the market and includes hybrid technology which provides a constant temperature to prevent scalding. The Truma AquaGo Comfort Plus Water Heater provides instant, constant and endless water heater supplies and hot water reliably around-the-clock for showering, rinsing, and hand washing. The AquaGo instant water heater is the most powerful appliance on the market, yet it is characterized by its compact dimensions, straightforward operating procedures, maintenance-friendly internal components, and numerous safety features.
This water heater includes exclusive decalcification technology which extends the life and maintains the performance of the water heater. It also includes a simple open “Easy Drain Lever” to complete the winterization process.

7. Innovative Dry/Wet Bath with Pivoting Wall – The pivoting bath wall allows you to take advantage of either an oversized shower or spacious lavatory and cassette toilet dependent on wall placement. The 5 gallon cassette toilet alleviates the need for a black tank and provides many more off grid opportunities to dispose of the black water.
Watch a Video on the Pivoting Bathroom Wall Here

8. Twin Bed WinnSleep Flex Bed System – These 2 Twin sized beds ( measuring 32”x76” each,) can be easily converted into 1 large bed (measuring 60”x80”) with the WinnSleep Flex Bed System. There is wardrobe and drawer storage access underneath the beds.
Watch a Video on the Flex Bed with WinnSleep System Here

9. Upper and Lower Child Seat Tether Anchors – The front dinette includes seating for 4 (including cab seats) with dual 3-point seat belts with upper and lower child seat tether anchors.

10. Truma VarioHeat Comfort Heater – This heater includes Intelligent Fan Control and near silent The EKKO’s Truma VarioHeat Comfort Heater includes a 3 stage burner and consumes only 1 amp draw,  4,700 BTU, 8900 BTU, and 11,500 BTU.  This heater was tested at 9,000 ft elevation, operational at 11,000 ft. This automatic powered heater boasts a compact size, high air flow for quick heating and a digital control panel.
Watch a Video on the Truma VarioHeat Water Heater System Here

11Optional Alu-Cab Bat Wing Awning – This available EKKO option is a 270-degree bat wing awning from Alucab. This driver and rearward awning is designed top open and set up all-in-one.
Watch a Video on the Alu-Cab Bat Wing Awning Here

12Optional Pop-Top or Exterior Kitchen – The EKKO allows you to choose options including either the 52”x79” Pop Top Studio Loft area with Froli Sleep System or a Tailgate Package including: an exterior cooktop, refrigerator and freezer, flip-up counter extension with Quick-Connect Faucet and collapsible sink and LP Quick-Connect Hose.

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The Winnebago EKKO Class C gas motorhome is ready for all-weather and all-roads with its insulated water service center, extensive all-season insulation, dual-pane acrylic windows, heated exterior storage, and Ford AWD Transit chassis. You can camp almost anywhere in the EKKO. Go off-grid with its 320-amp-hour Lithium Ion battery (with the option of adding an additional 320-amp-hour Lithium Ion battery), a second alternator dedicated to charging the battery, and three solar panels.

The EKKO is not only a power house for rugged adventures, but it is also a comfortable living environment. The full galley will have you cooking up a delicious meal in no time, and the WinnSleep system can turn two twin beds into one queen bed so that you can adjust your sleeping space as needed. You can also add the optional pop-top sleeping area with FROLI sleep system if you want to create even more sleeping space. Each model also has a bathroom for added convenience which means that there is nothing stopping you from packing up and heading out whenever the mood strikes.

Once you have your Winnebago EKKO, it’s time to get ready to pack for your first trip. Before you do so, it is important to know the following weight ratings to ensure you do not “overfill” your new RV.

Winnebago EKKO OCCC

Unloaded Vehicle Weight Rating – This the weight of the Winnebago EKKO with only a full tank of fuel. This rating may vary based on optional content. It will be approximately 9,500 lbs.

Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity (OCCC) -This is the total weight of all cargo which includes all of your gear, you, and the freshwater tanks full. This is approximately 1,500 lbs on the Winnebago EKKO and will vary by optional content.

The unloaded vehicle weight rating + the occupant and cargo carrying capacity = the EKKOs’ gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). 11,000 lbs. 

Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) – This is the absolute maximum weight of the  Winnebago EKKO + any trailer or vehicle towed behind it. GCWR is the unloaded vehicle weight rating + the occupant and cargo carrying capacity+ any towed vehicles (GVWR + any towed vehicles. )15,000 lbs.

Towing Capabilities – The EKKO has a factory installed 5,000 lb. tow package. However, keep in mind if your RV is fully loaded, using all of your OCCC, up to a full GVWR of 11,000 lbs. that you are still limited to the GCWR of 15,000 lbs. So, your trailer or towed vehicle should not exceed 4,000 lbs. (GCWR 15,000 – GVWR 11,000.)  

Some additional weights you may see if you were to weigh your EKKO are the gross axle weight rating for the front axle and the rear axle which are 4,630 lbs. and 7,275 lbs. respectively.

With the efficiency of a camper van (15-17 MPG highway), the added capacity of a Class C coach, and the enhanced capability of AWD, the EKKO Class C gas motorhome from Winnebago is going to change the way you travel!

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The Winnebago EKKO is the first ever all-wheel-drive model in the iconic company’s Class C motorhome lineup.  With this new type of RV also comes exciting new color schemes.  The Verdant and the Raw Sienna exterior palettes are both minimal and tasteful.

EKKO Exterior colors

The graphics recently revealed on both models feature a stylish tire track graphic with horizontal striping that extends from the rear of the vehicle to the headlights.

Both versions are also available without exterior graphics if you prefer traveling incognito.

Winnebago EKKO Raw Sienna No Graphics

The Ford Transit cab is a dark carbonized gray in all three exterior options.

On the inside of the new EKKO there are also two color schemes which can be coupled with either of the exterior options.

The Veredis with Green Slate and Panarea décor features a warm neutral palette with gray-on-gray vinyl interior, gray patterned wall board, espresso countertops and gray vinyl flooring.  The cabinets are green slate with Panarea, a neutral beige.

Winnebago EKKO veredis

The EKKO also comes in a colorful Boho interior color scheme with gray vinyl coverings and flooring, a multi-color knit accent fabric and a red countertop.  The cabinets are gray weathered teak with an attractive woodgrain finish.

Winnebago EKKO Boho

The EKKO is a new kind of motorhome with exciting new color options for every taste.

 

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