What chassis is this Winnebago Class C Motorhome built on?

When considering the purchase of a Winnebago Class C RV many of our guests ask us what the benefits and features are for each chassis used in different models.   This can be useful information when deciding which motorhome best fits their needs.

Winnebago Class C motorhomes are built on chassis bases produced by two different manufacturers.  Mercedes is the chassis platform for the Winnebago Class C diesel motorhomes.  Ford makes the chassis for the Winnebago Class C gas models.

Gas Models

The Winnebago Minnie Winnie/Spirit
The Winnebago Minnie Winnie/Spirit

The Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Spirit models use the new Ford 7.3-liter dual valve free breathing V8 chassis for all of their floorplans.  This is the premium rated engine calibration and not the optional downgraded economy 7.3-liter V8 used by other competing manufacturers offering 10% less power.  This new V8 engine is 30 lbs. lighter and 20% smaller than previous V10s and offers better fuel economy.  This powertrain offers 468 lb. ft of torque or power, 350 hp and a TorqShift six speed automatic transmission with grade braking capability. The Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Spirit 22M and 22R are built on the Ford E350 chassis with the option to upgrade to the Ford E450 chassis found as a standard feature in the other available floorplans.

The Ford V8 chassis also now includes the following new safety enhancements:

  1. Adaptive Cruise Control – This system employs both radar and camera technology to set a cruise speed and distance from the vehicle in front of you, an especially helpful feature in slow traffic conditions.   When traffic ahead slows, you automatically do as well;  when it picks back up, you can resume  your present speed and distance.
  2. Active Distance Alert – This system maintains your distance to the vehicle ahead of you and adjusts itself based on the movement of the vehicle ahead.
  3. Forward Collision Warning – This alerts you if it senses a potential collision, displays a flash in the instrument cluster and increases brake assist sensitivity to provide full responsiveness when you brake.
  4. Lane Departure Warning – This feature uses a camera mounted behind the windshield to scan road lane markings and detects an unintended lane departure during the day or night.  When activated this alerts you in the display and provides an audible warning.
  5. Driver Alert – This feature recognizes repeated lane departures as a sign of fatigue and issues visual and audio alerts to you that it’s time to pull over and take a break.
  6. Automatic Emergency Braking – This system provides an audio alert, displays in the instrument cluster, and pre-charges and increases brake assist sensitivity to provide full responsiveness when you do brake.
  7. Post Impact Braking – This system can potentially lessen the severity of a secondary collision by automatically applying moderate brake pressure when an initial collision event is detected.
  8. Electronic Stability Control – This feature senses when you begin to lose traction and automatically applies selective braking to help prevent your vehicle from sliding and skidding
  9. Traction Control – Traction Control applies selective braking to keep your wheels from excessively spinning and helps maintain traction.
  10. Hill Start Assist – This feature activates the anti-lock brakes for up to two seconds as you transition your foot from the brake to the accelerator.
  11. Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  12. Automatic Headlamp Activation and Automatic High Beam Control
  13. Driver Monitoring
  14. Remote Keyless Entry
  15. Airbag Cutoff  – passenger side

 

Winnebago EKKO 4 Season RV
Winnebago EKKO

The Winnebago EKKO uses the all-wheel-drive Ford Transit 3.5L direct fuel injection, dual turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 chassis.  This powertrain offers 400lb ft of torque or power, 310 hp of acceleration and a 10-speed automatic SelectShift transmission with overdrive and grade braking.  Its standard all-wheel drive capability goes where many other motorhomes can’t.

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.

Diesel Models

The Winnebago View/Navion
The Winnebago View/Navion

The Winnebago View and Navion are powered by the innovative, fuel-efficient Mercedes Benz VS30 Sprinter chassis.  This Mercedes 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbo diesel engine offers 325 lb ft of torque or power and a seven-speed automatic 7G Tronic Plus transmission with grade braking.

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.

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Top 10 Exterior Features on the Winnebago EKKO

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 with its numerous features that allow you to go off-grid for an extended period of time. The EKKO is not only a power house for rugged adventures, but also provides a comfortable living environment inside. The Winnebago EKKO is built for adventure with exterior features that will help make your outdoor adventures complete.

Winnebago EKKO Exterior

Listed below we have the top 10 exterior features found on the Winnebago EKKO.

  1. ALL-WHEEL DRIVE FORD TRANSIT CHASSIS – At the base of the EKKO you’ll find the AWD Ford Transit Chassis. The 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 delivers 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, while the 31-gallon fuel tank greatly extends the EKKO’s range. The standard on-demand AWD engages when the EKKO detects slippage and sends torque or power the wheels that need them and doesn’t when it’s not needed to improve fuel economy. Watch a Video on the Ford Chassis with Safety Features
  2. POP-TOP SLEEPING AREA OPTION – To extend your sleeping space you may choose to add the Pop-Top Sleeping Area to your EKKO. If this option is chosen you will receive an interior ladder to climb to the pop-top area. The Pop-Top measures 52”x79” and uses the FROLI Sleep System to provide you a comfortable nights rest. There are 110V/USB charging ports in the pop-top area so you can plug-in closer to the stars.
  3. HEATED GEAR GARAGE – The large Gear Garage found in the rear of the EKKO is accessible from both the driver side and passenger side of the coach. The heated garage allows you to store gear in a climate- controlled setting. Inside the Gear Garage you’ll find an L-Track Cargo Tie Down System to secure your items. You’ll also find 110V/12V charging ports and LED lighting inside the Gear Garage providing the perfect space to store your adventure gear.  Watch a Video on the Rear Garage in the EKKO
  4. ALUMINUM CAB STEPS – The Aluminum Cab Steps found on the EKKO include a logoed tread to prevent slippage and pet loop attachment to secure your pet while allowing them to enjoy the outdoors. (cab steps n/a with pop-top option)
  5. POWERED PATIO AWNING – The EKKO includes a 13’ Colorado Carefree powered patio awning with LED lighting. This awning can be controlled with Bluetooth allowing you to easily control it from your phone or tablet. If you do not want the awning there is an option to remove it from your EKKO as well.
  6. LADDER – The exterior ladder found on the EKKO allows you to easily climb atop your EKKO to access items on your luggage rack, complete roof maintenance or just stand atop your coach to get a wider view of your surroundings. (ladder n/a with pop-top option)
  7. MUD FLAPS – The EKKO includes mud flaps to protect your EKKO from gravel and debris that might be kicked up from the road. The mud flaps also protect the undercarriage of your EKKO as well as the lower panels.
  8. BATWING AWNING OPTION – This available EKKO option is a 270-degree Batwing Awning from Alucab. This driver and rearward awning is designed to open and set up all-in-one.
    Watch a Video on the Alu-Cab Bat Wing Awning
  9. LUGGAGE RACK OPTION – To expand your storage space you may choose to add a luggage rack to the top of your EKKO. The luggage rack can be easily reached with the ladder found on the EKKO. (luggage rack n/a with pop-top option)
  10. EXTERIOR KITCHEN OPTION – You may choose to add the Exterior Kitchen option to your EKKO to extend your outdoor living space. This kitchen includes a chest style 12V refrigerator/freezer, 2-burner LP cooktop, flip-up counter extension, collapsible sink, quick-connect faucet and LP Quick Connect hose. (exterior kitchen n/a with pop-top option)

To find out more about the Winnebago EKKO and its exterior features allowing you to take adventure to the next level, contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant today!

Winnebago EKKO RVs for Sale

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The Winnebago EKKO Cassette Toilet

The Winnebago EKKO was designed specifically for the active outdoor enthusiasts. The Winnebago EKKO takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure with a straightforward design and function-driven features. Taking full advantage of the proven AWD Ford Chassis, the EKKOs 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Gas Engine with 10-speed automatic Selectshift transmission with overdrive lets you go where you want when you want to.

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. From the massive heated pass-through gear garage – large enough to store bicycles, inflatable kayaks and other outdoor gear, to the large living, sleeping, and cooking space, the EKKO is sure to become your favorite adventure vehicle. This all-weather and all-season RV is built with adventure at its core and off-grid adventure on its mind.

One of the features that assists EKKO owners in staying “off the grid” for longer is the cassette toilet. A cassette toilet pairs the comfort of a permanent toilet with the convenience of a portable black tank.

Winnebago EKKO Cassette Toilet

The EKKOs cassette toilet is a portable tank that you can remove from your EKKO. The 5-gallon cassette in the Winnebago EKKO allows you to easily transport the tank. It is the size of a small suitcase and includes rollers to easily transport to your dumping location. 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.

Simply remove the cassette from the locking side compartment, unlatch the handle and roll it to the dumping station. Moving inside to the bath, the swiveling toilet allows users to position the toilet for comfort. The operation of the cassette toilet when in use is very similar to other RV toilets.

The AWD EKKO is a power-house for rugged adventures and allows you to go off-grid when adventure awaits with features including the cassette toilet. Call Lichtsinn RV today to find out more about the Winnebago EKKO and the Winnebago EKKO Cassette-Style Toilet.

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The Top Questions on the Winnebago EKKO

The Winnebago EKKO blends the off road rugged nomadic nature of van life with the storage and livability of traditional touring class motor homes. The 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 where you want to.

Winnebago EKKO Class C RV

Below we have the most common questions asked regarding the Winnebago EKKO.

MEASUREMENTS

How long is the Winnebago EKKO?

Answer: The Winnebago EKKO is 23’ long.

How tall is the Winnebago EKKO?

Answer: The exterior height on the Winnebago EKKO is 10’6” while the interior height measures 6’8”.

How wide is the Winnebago EKKO?

Answer: The exterior width of the Winnebago EKKO is 7’2.5” while the interior width is 6’9”.

SLEEPING

How many people does the Winnebago EKKO Sleep?

Answer: The Winnebago EKKO is available in one floorplan, the EKKO 22A. The EKKO is built to sleep 2 people on its twin sized rear flex bed system with WinnSleep System. The twin beds each measure 32”x76” but can be converted into one large bed measuring 60”x80” with the flex bed system. You can choose to add the pop-top sleeping area on the EKKO which allows the Winnebago EKKO to sleep up to 4 people. The Pop-Top area measures 52”x79” so provides ample room for an additional 2 people to sleep in the Winnebago EKKO, allowing the Winnebago EKKO to sleep up to 4 people.

Another option to increase the sleeping capacity in your Winnebago EKKO is to add the front cab air mattress. This mattress measures 30”x65” and includes a support base, cordless pump, repair kit and storage bag. This allows sleeping for an additional person sleeping up to 3 in the Winnebago EKKO without the pop-top and up to 5 with the pop-top option.

POWER

What batteries are in the Winnebago EKKO?

Answer: The Winnebago EKKO includes (1) 320-amp-hour lithium-ion battery and the Cummins Onan QG 2800i gas generator. You can choose to remove the generator and add an additional 320-amp-hour lithium-ion battery. The Winnebago EKKO includes a dedicated 2nd alternator to charge the coach batteries. The EKKO also includes (2) 170-watt and (1) 115-watt solar panel (455-watts total) on non pop-top models and 220-watt of flexible solar power on models with the pop-top to help charge the batteries.

COST

How much does the Winnebago EKKO cost?

Answer: The Winnebago EKKO combines the efficiency of a camper van, the added capacity of a Class C coach, and the enhanced capability of AWD. The base MSRP on the Winnebago EKKO is $171,845. There are Winnebago EKKO options that you may choose that would increase the cost of the MSRP including an entertainment system which includes a smart Blu-ray disc player, Bluetooth soundbar and 24” HDTV. Other options you may add to the Winnebago EKKO include the front cab air mattress, pop-top sleeping area, Batwing awning, luggage rack (n/a with the pop-top), exterior kitchen (n/a with pop-top) and an additional lithium-ion battery.

TOWING CAPABILITIES

How much does the Winnebago EKKO tow?

Answer: The tow bar on the Winnebago EKKO is a 5,000-lb. drawbar. However, the Winnebago EKKO can tow up to 4,000 lbs. To find out more about the Winnebago EKKO towing capabilities and other weight ratings CLICK HERE.

The Winnebago EKKO is not only a powerhouse for rugged adventures, but also provides a comfortable living environment. The AWD Winnebago EKKO Class C gas motorhome is going to change the way you travel! There is nothing stopping you from packing up and heading out in your Winnebago EKKO whenever the mood strikes.

Call a Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant today to find out more.

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Information current as of 12/21

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RVing: Do What you Love – Off Road 4×4 & AWD Adventures

RVing allows you to do what you love! If you’re someone who doesn’t like a paved road to be your boundary, go “Off Road” in a Winnebago RV! However, not all RVs are equipped to allow you to do this. Winnebago has 3 models of 4×4 RVs in their Winnebago Class B Camper Van lineup and an AWD model  in the Winnebago Class C Lineup that allow to blaze your own trail.

Off Road

WINNEBAGO CLASS B 4×4 MOTORHOMES

The Winnebago Era Innovation meets diesel efficiency meets adventure in the Winnebago Era. One of the first Sprinter-based models in its class, the Era® is designed to be reliable and powerful, with on or off-road capabilities and premium interior styling. The Winnebago Era, built on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Chassis, allows you to tour in style and camp in comfort. The Winnebago Era is available with the option of adding on-demand 4WD with Hi/Lo Range allowing to take your adventures off the beaten path.

While you’re “off the path” relax in comfort in the Era’s sumptuous Ultraleather seating. Enjoy meals in the Era’s upscale complete kitchen with elegant Corian countertops, a two or three-burner cooktop, stainless steel sink and compressor-driven refrigerator. Whether you’re dining, working or just relaxing, the movable table and swivel cab seats in the Era provide options as open-ended as your plans. Warm up on cool mornings with the Era’s reliable Truma Combi Eco Plus heating that lets you flex between gas and electric modes. Stay cool when needed in the Era with the Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ Air Conditioning System that is ultra-quiet while directional vents send cool air throughout the Era.

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The Winnebago Boldt – The Winnebago Boldt is an energy and fuel-efficient, diesel-powered Camper Van built on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Diesel VS30 Chassis. The Boldt is equipped with a great deal of storage and spacious floorplans, making it the perfect blend of innovation and comfort. The Boldt is also available with option of adding on-demand 4WD with Low Range with electronic stability and traction control.

When it comes time to relax in your Boldt, quickly and easily convert the bedroom and living area from 2 twin beds/seating surfaces to one large sleeping surface with the Boldt’s flex bed system. Enjoy the 12,800 watt-hours of clean, quiet power with the Boldt’s lithium-based Pure3 Advanced Energy System. Regardless of where your 4×4 adventures take you, stay comfortable in the Boldt with its state-of-the-art insulation, in-coach water lines and Truma Combi Eco Plus heating system. The Winnebago Boldt also provides the option of adding a rooftop mounted storage rack solution and a multi-point accessible ladder for convenient rooftop access. This allows for easy storage and access to gear as you adventure off road.

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The Winnebago Revel – The Winnebago Revel is also built on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter VS30 Diesel Chassis. It comes with on-demand 4WD with Hi/Lo Range with electronic stability and traction control as a standard feature. The Revel provides the option of adding BF Goodrich T/A K02 all-terrain tires and performance wheels to help maneuverability with your off-road adventures.

Stay off grid longer and more comfortably in your Winnebago Revel with it’s (2) 125-amp hour LiFePo batteries. The Revel’s hydronic heating system provides comfortable, quiet heating for cold mornings and can easily be controlled by a user-friendly LED touchscreen panel. The easy to maintain surfaces in the Revel  heavy-duty vinyl flooring, allow for easy cleanup after your off-road adventures. The function-fueled design of the Winnebago Revel, powered by the reliability of a 3-liter turbo diesel engine and the freedom of on-demand 4WD means going off-road is never off the table. The Winnebago Revel allows you to treat roads more like “suggestions.”

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The Winnebago EKKO – The Winnebago EKKO is built on the Ford  AWD Transit Chassis and has a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 gas engine with 10-speed automatic Selectshift transmission with overdrive.  The EKKO combines the efficiency of a campervan with the added capacity of a class C coach to create an entirely new type of RV.

The EKKO has a 31-gallon fuel tank which extends it’s driving range. You can camp almost anywhere in the EKKO with it’s (3) solar panels that pump out 455-watts and it’s second alternator dedicated to charging the batteries while driving. The EKKO includes a 320-amp-hour lithium-ion battery, with the option to add another, to provide further independence off grid. The EKKO also boasts a 50-gallon freshwater tank plus proportionate waste tanks to make extended stays possible. The EKKO’s standard all-wheel-drive capability goes where other motorhomes can’t, yet with its van size, the EKKO is easy to drive and easy to park.

If off road adventure is what you love, Winnebago offers a number of Campervan Class B motorhomes and Class C motorhomes that allow you to do just that.  Contact a Lichtsinn RV sales consultant today to do what you love, go off-roading, in a Winnebago 4×4 or AWD RV from Lichtsinn RV!

Winnebago EKKO For Sale

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Top Features of the Winnebago EKKO Cab Area

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. From the massive heated pass-through gear garage to the large living, sleeping, and cooking spaces and the enhanced capability of AWD, the introduction of the Winnebago EKKO creates not just a new model, but an entirely new type of RV.

The Cab area in the Winnebago EKKO was built with your comfort in mind. The cab area features passenger and driver seats that can swivel to become an integral part of the living area. The driver seat when swiveled has easy access to the fold-down table and the passenger seat can use the adjustable swivel galley extension and work table for a table surface.

Winnebago EKKO Cab Area

As you look further into the EKKO’s Ford AWD cab area you’ll find additional comfort and convenience features. We have listed the top features of the Winnebago EKKO cab area.

RADIO/REARVIEW MONITOR SYSTEM – This system includes an 8.95” colored multi-function touchscreen with SYNC3, navigation, AM FM stereo with HD radio and SiriusXM capability, Bluetooth, dual USB ports and integrated rear camera display.

FORDPASS CONNECT – This feature allows you to access your EKKO’s vehicle information right from your smartphone. You will receive important alerts, find a fuel station and compare fuel prices and use remote access to lock/unlock or start your EKKO.

(2) CAB SEAT LOUNGE CUSHIONS – The EKKO’s cab seat lounge cushions raise the driver and passenger seat height for more comfortable seating when they are swiveled into the main living area.

CUSTOM CAB FLOOR MATS – The floor mats in the cab of the EKKO are perfectly sized for the cab floor area.

FRONT WRAPAROUND CURTAIN – This curtain is easy to hang when needed and covers the entire windshield and driver and passenger side windows. The EKKO’s front wraparound curtain darkens the EKKO and provides privacy.

THERMAL DIVIDER WALL PANEL – 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.

SAFETY FEATURES

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) – This System will alert you if any tire on your EKKO is underinflated.

Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning– This system uses sensors in the front of your EKKO 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.

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.

Pre-Collision Assist w/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.

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.

Wiper Activated Headlamps with High Beam Control – 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.

Blind Spot Monitoring – 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.

OVERHEAD STORAGE – The overhead cab area of the EKKO features additional storage space and an optional 24″ HDTV.

To find out more about the Winnebago EKKO and its convenient cab features contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant today!

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The Winnebago EKKO Pop-Top Loft Sleeping Area

The Winnebago EKKO on the Ford AWD Transit Chassis is a Class C gas motorhome that is ready for all-weather and all roads with its insulated water service center, extensive all-season insulation, dual-pane acrylic windows, and heated exterior storage. You can camp almost anywhere in the EKKO as it is ready to go off-grid with its 320-amp-hour lithium-ion battery and a second alternator dedicated to charging the batteries.

The Winnebago EKKO 22A floorplan is equipped with rear twin beds measuring 32”x76”. These beds can be converted into one large bed measuring 60”x80” with the flex bed system. On either side of the bedroom you’ll find large windows to allow for cross ventilation. But what if you want to bring more of the outdoors in without actually sleeping outside or need to sleep up to 4 people?

Winnebago EKKO Pop-Top

The Winnebago EKKO has a Pop-Top Loft sleeping area option that creates additional sleeping space. This Pop-Top is easy to use and you can sleep comfortably closer to the stars on the FROLI® comfort sleep system found in the Pop-Top. The Pop-Top Studio Loft measures 52”x79” and comfortably sleeps 2 people. This is just 8” short of a standard Queen-Sized Bed. You will find 110V/USB charging ports in the Pop-Top area to keep you plugged in throughout the night.

The standard EKKO comes with (2) 170-watt and (1) 115-watt solar panels. When you choose the Pop-Top option this is replaced with a 220-watt fleximat solar panel. When you choose the Pop-Top option in the EKKO there are some options that you will be unable to add including the luggage rack, the exterior kitchen, aluminum cab steps and the ladder.

If additional sleeping space or sleeping closer to the stars in something you are looking for the Winnebago EKKO with the Pop-Top option may be right for you. To find out more about the Winnebago EKKO and the optional pop-top sleeping area contact 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. From the massive heated pass-through gear garage to the large living, sleeping, and cooking spaces and the enhanced capability of AWD, the introduction of the Winnebago EKKO creates not just a new model, but an entirely new type of RV.

The all-season Winnebago EKKO is a powerhouse with it’s a 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 requires a deletion of the available generator. The EKKO includes a dedicated second alternator to charge the coach batteries. The EKKO also has (2) 170-Watt and (1) 115-watt solar panels (455 Total Watts) which allow you to camp almost anywhere with the EKKO’s 455-watts of Solar allowing you to go off-grid for extended periods of time. The EKKO also boasts a 2,000-watt pure sine waver inverter/80-amp charger that charges the air conditioner, microwave and outlets and an ultra-low quiet Cummins Onan QG 2800i gas generator.

Winnebago EKKO Air Conditioner Run Time

Many of our guests travel or live in warm climates. How can you be sure your Winnebago EKKO will stay cool in these warmer climates?

The high-efficiency ducted air conditioning system found in the Winnebago EKKO can be run for 50-110 hours off a full tank of fuel using the generator alone without using the inverter and battery. The EKKO has a 31 gallon fuel tank.   The 2800i gas generator runs off the top ¾ of the 31 gallon fuel tank, leaving 23 gallons available for generator usage.  The CumminsOnan 2800i gas generator uses .21 gallons per hour at half load, translating into the high end of 110 hours (23 gallons / .21 gallons per hour consumption). At full load, so worst case scenario, the 2800i generator pulls .46 gallons per hour, translating into 50 hours.

To find out more about cooling your Winnebago EKKO in warm climates contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant today!

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Outdoor Entertaining in Winnebago Class B and C RVs

While outdoor experiences are the nature of RV travel, some RVs are more fully equipped than others to help you entertain in the outdoors. Whether you are tailgating at the big game or just looking to entertain outside of your coach, Winnebago offers a number of options to maximize your outdoor entertaining experience. Winnebago Class B and C Motorhomes that provide deluxe outdoor entertaining options include the Class C Winnebago EKKO and Class B CamperVan RVs Winnebago Revel and the Winnebago Solis Pocket.  Read below to find out more about the Class B and C Winnebago entertainment features found in these models.

Winnebago Class B and C RVs for Outdoor Entertaining

WINNEBAGO EKKO

The Winnebago EKKO is a Class C RV built on the Ford AWD Transit Chassis and combines the efficiency of a camper van with the added capacity of a Class C RV coupled with the enhanced capability of AWD. The Winnebago EKKO is available in the 22A floorplan that sleeps up to 4 people with the pop-top option.

The Winnebago EKKO includes a passenger side Colorado Carefree 13’ Powered Patio Awning with Bluetooth control. Enjoy outdoor entertaining under the awning that is well lit with LED lighting. You may also add the optional AluCab Bat Wing Awning. This exclusive awning provides you additional space to entertain under providing both driver and rearward awnings.

You may add an exterior kitchen to your Winnebago EKKO to extend your outdoor entertainment capabilities or ramp up your tailgating party. The optional exterior kitchen in the EKKO includes a chest style 12V refrigerator/freezer, 2-burner LP cooktop, flip-up counter extension, quick-connect faucet, collapsible sink and an LP quick-connect hose. This option is not available with the pop-top feature.

The cab steps of the EKKO each include a pet loop attachment so your pet can enjoy the outdoors safely secured to your EKKO.

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WINNEBAGO REVEL

The Winnebago Revel, Class B diesel powered Campervan RV, is built on the Mercedes Benz VS30 Sprinter Chassis and can sleep up to 2 people.  The Revel features function-fueled design, powered by the reliability of a 3-liter turbo diesel engine and the freedom of on-demand 4WD.  A true 4×4, the Revel opens up a world of possibilities with off-grid capabilities and complete four-season comfort.

Outside of the Revel you’ll find a 10’ powered patio awning with LED lighting. The Revel includes a detachable and movable ladder, so you can store your tailgating gear on top of your Revel and still have easy access to it.

Or if you prefer to store your tailgating our outdoor entertainment gear inside of the Revel you’ll find ample space under the raised powered lift bed in the Revel’s 49”x79” Gear Garage.

The 3.0 cu. ft. (12V) compressor driven refrigerator/freezer in the Revel can be accessed from both the outside and inside of the RV. You can easily grab a beverage or your favorite tailgating snack while still outside of the Revel.

Outside of the Revel you’ll also find a fold-down exterior table. The table uses a cable driven system so it can easily be adjusted to the leveling of the ground. Whether you use the table to sit at or for serving your favorite tailgating treats, it’s sure to come in handy for outdoor entertaining.

The Revel features cab entry steps and a side running board with ground effect lighting to provide additional lighting and allows for easy exit/entry of the coach in the dark. The Revel cab entry steps and side running board each include a pet leash attachment so your pet can enjoy the outdoors safely secured to your RV.

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WINNEBAGO SOLIS POCKET 36A

The Winnebago Solis Pocket 36A, Class B Campervan RV is built on the Ram ProMaster Chassis.  The versatile Pocket sleeps up to 3 people. The Winnebago Solis Pocket includes versatile sleeping and seating spaces with both the Murphy+ bed system and the Dinette area. The Pocket is well-equipped for backcountry excursions with it’s flexible interior, ample storage and extended season camping capability. The Pocket’s compact design also allows it to efficiently navigate urban areas.

In the rear of the Winnebago Solis Pocket you’ll find a rod and privacy screen. This area extends your indoor living space to the outside while providing privacy from those around you.

Outside of the Pocket you’ll also find a fold-down exterior table that uses a cable driven system so it can easily be adjusted for off-level ground.

The Passenger side aluminum running board in the Pocket includes a pet loop attachment so your pet can enjoy the outdoors safely secured to your RV.

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Winnebago offers a number of Class B Camper Van and Class C RVs that allow you to enjoy the outdoors, while not missing the big game! Entertain comfortably outdoors in these Winnebago models.

Call a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to find out more about Class B and Class C RVs equipped for outdoor entertaining!

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First Look: Inside the 2022 Winnebago EKKO

Since the Winnebago EKKO was first announced in November of 2020 we’ve all waited in anticipation to get inside this exciting new RV.

The EKKO is a first-of-its-kind motorhome.  It combines the size of a Class C coach with the maneuverability of an all-wheel-drive campervan.    It also features a robust solar powered system and many other off-the-grid features.  With four-season insulation it’s truly a different kind of RV.

We’ve seen photos and videos but most of those were of pre-release models.   We recently obtained a few photos that were released by Winnebago of the new EKKO.

While the first units are still on the assembly line we thought we’d share these photos as an early look of what to expect when they begin rolling out to customers.

 

Winnebago EKKO

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.  Isn’t it cool?
Watch a Video on the Alu-Cab Bat Wing Awning Here

 

Winnebago EKKO

The EKKO’s full galley is equipped with energy-efficient appliances and an innovative dry/wet bath with pivoting wall that separates the shower area, will make owners feel right at home anywhere.

 

Winnebago EKKO

The Veredis with Green Slate and Panarea décor (shown) 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 accents, a neutral beige.  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

The EKKO’s 3.5L EcoBoost®V6 delivers 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.  The EKKO’s AWD 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.

 

Winnebago EKKO

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.
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Winnebago EKKO

The front dinette includes seating for 4 (including cab seats) with dual 3-point seat belts.

 

Winnebago EKKO

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.

 

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