Top Questions on Winnebago Class B RVs

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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Winnebago’s Class B Van Lineup: Solis, Travato, Revel, and Boldt

Winnebago’s stylish Touring Coach motorhomes offer all the versatile comforts of home in our most agile ride. Featuring impressive fuel efficiency, it’s hard to beat this level of style in a compact coach. Learn about Winnebago’s Class B van line up including the Winnebago Solis, Travato, Revel, and Boldt.

Winnebago Solis – 

The all-new, all-weather Winnebago Solis is designed to be as versatile as it is affordable, whether you’re cruising beachside or camping slope-side.  Built on the fuel-efficient, gas-powered Ram Promaster chassis, the Solis features all-season insulation and plumbing, a space extending rear annex and a heated bathroom.  In addition to the cross-coach sleeping below, the fiberglass pop-top easily expands your sleeping space, offers panoramic views and provides a restful night’s sleep with the innovative FROLI  sleep system.  With its heavy duty vinyl flooring, recirculating hot water system, below floor storage, two exterior wash stations and an adjustable table to take in all the views – it’s clear, the Solis can adapt to any adventure.

Winnebago Solis 59P

Specifications 59P
Length 19’6″
Exterior Height1 8’11”
Exterior Width 6’8″
Interior Height 6’2″
Interior Width 6’4″
Freshwater Tank Capacity2 (gal.) 21
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 2.6*
Cassette Toilet Capacity2 (gal.) 5
Holding Tank Capacity – Gray2 (gal.) 20
LP Capacity3 (gal.) 6
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 24
GCWR4 (lbs.) 11,500
GVWR (lbs.) 8,900
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,630
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 5,291
Wheelbase 159″

Winnebago Solis Highlights: 

  • Murphy+ Bed
  • Wet Bath/Gear Closet
  • Fiberglass Pop Top for Sleeping
  • All-Season Insulation
  • Exterior Shower Station

The Winnebago Solis starts at $100,667. See our Winnebago Solis Inventory here.

Winnebago Travato

Based on the powerful, fuel-efficient Ram ProMaster gas chassis, the Travato has been at the forefront of the camper van revolution since its launch in 2014. Thanks to premium features such as automotive-grade foam roof and wall insulation, the energy-saving Truma Combi eco plus heating, and the Coleman Mach 10 NDQ air conditioner, the Travato is better than ever. With significantly upgraded standard features like 230-watt solar panels, RAM® Tough-Track™ mounts and refreshed interior décor colorways, alongside several options, you can tailor the Travato to suit your needs.

Winnebago Travato 59K

Specifications 59G 59GL 59K 59KL
Length 21′ 21′ 21′ 21′
Exterior Height1 9’4″ 9’4″ 9’4″ 9’4″
Exterior Width 6’9″ 6’9″ 6’9″ 6’9″
Awning Length 13′ 13′ 13′ 13′
Interior Height 6’3″ 6’3″ 6’3″ 6’3″
Interior Width 6’2″ 6’2″ 6’2″ 6’2″
Freshwater Tank Capacity2 (gal.) 21 18 25 18
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 2.6* 2.6* 2.6* 2.6*
Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray2 (gal.) 11/15 11/15 13/13 12/13
LP Capacity3 (gal.) 6 6 6 6
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 24 24 24 24
GCWR4 (lbs.) 11,500 11,500 11,500 11,500
GVWR (lbs.) 9,350 9,350 9,350 9,350
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,630 4,630 4,630 4,630
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 5,291 5,291 5,291 5,291
Wheelbase 159″ 159″ 159″ 159″






The Winnebago Travato also comes with a lithium system in the Travato 59KL and 59GL floorplan. The Pure3 Energy Management System comes standard in the 59GL and 59KL and 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 powers all coach appliances.  The best part of this hassle-free system is that it operates on the push of a button and a simple analog gauge that tells you how much energy remains.  With the same automotive-grade technology used in hybrid vehicles and electric vehicle applications, this advanced lithium energy system provides better value, ease of use, and confidence as you travel, live, work, and play.

Winnebago Travato Highlights: 

  • 230-watts of Solar
  • New Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ Air Conditioner
  • Ram Tough Track Mounts
  • Rolef Screen Doors

The Winnebago Travato starts at $117,494. See Our Winnebago Travato Inventory Here.

Winnebago Revel

Designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the Winnebago® Revel™ takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure, with a straightforward design and function-driven features. Taking full advantage of the proven 4×4 Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3-liter turbo-diesel puts 325 lbs./ft. of torque through an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high/low range mode for added off-road capability. Inside, the Revel’s unique features start with a floorplan designed around a 140-cu. ft. gear garage with a power lift bed. A full galley, including a 2.5-cu. ft. compressor refrigerator, makes meal prep a breeze, while the all-in-one wet bath and gear closet boasts a cassette-style toilet that eliminates the need for a separate black water holding tank. Add a standard 230-watt solar power system, diesel-powered heating, a dinette with a pull-up table that converts to additional sleeping space, and many more innovative features and the result is the Revel: quite simply the most off-road capable RV Winnebago has ever built.

Length 19’7″
Exterior Height1 10′
Exterior Width 6’4″
Awning Length 9’6″
Interior Height 6’3″
Interior Width 5’10”
Freshwater Tank Capacity2 (gal.) 21
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) Continuous
Cassette Toilet Capacity2 (gal.) 5
Holding Tank Capacity – Gray2 (gal.) 21
LP Capacity3 (gal.) NA
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 24.5
GCWR4 (lbs.) 13,550
GVWR (lbs.) 9,050
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,101
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 5,360
Wheelbase 144″
Seating Capacity 4

 Winnebago Revel

 Winnebago Revel Highlights: 

  • 4-Wheel Drive with Increased Ground Clearance
  • PowerLift Gear Garage
  • All-in-One Gear Closet and Wet Bath
  • Rolef Screens

The Winnebago Revel starts at $163,292. See Our Winnebago Revel Inventory Here

Winnebago Boldt

Inspired by German explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, the Winnebago Boldt was developed for four-season adventure. The product of everything we’ve learned as the industry’s leading B-Van builder, the Boldt is ready for you to make it your own. Extensive use of RAM Tough-Track mounts lets you position electronics, accessories, even tables right where you want them. And with extensive automotive-grade insulation, heated holding tanks and many more all-weather upgrades, your Boldt will prove a quiet and comfortable haven wherever and whenever you roam. The Boldt couples the safety features, power and fuel-efficiency of the new Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter chassis with the freedom and reliability of our Best-in-Class Pure3 Advanced Energy System. Together with our coach-building expertise, the result is a groundbreaking van that drives, camps and lives like no other: the Winnebago Boldt.

 Specification 70KL 70BL
Length 22’11” 22’11”
Exterior Width 6’4″ 6’4″
Interior Height 6’3″ 6’3″
Interior Width 5’10” 5’10”
Exterior Height 1 9’9″/9’11”A 9’9″/9’11”A
Awning Length 13′ 13′
Freshwater Tank Capacity (gal.) 2 21 21
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 2.6 2.6
Holding Tank Capacity—Black 2 16 gal. 24 gal.
Holding Tank Capacity—Gray 2 25 gal. 26 gal./10 gal.
LP Capacity (gal.) 3 16 16
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 24.5 24.5
GCWR (lbs.) 4 15,250 15,250
GVWR (lbs.) 11,030 11,030
GAWR—Front (lbs.) 4,410 4,410
GAWR—Rear (lbs.) 7,720 7,720
Wheelbase 170″ 170″
Seating capacity 4 6

The Winnebago Boldt

Winnebago Boldt Highlights: 

  • Rolef Screens
  • Pure3 Advanced Energy System
  • Ram Tough Track Mounts
  • Extensive 4-Season Insulation

The Winnebago Boldt is available in a 4×4 option.

The Winnebago Boldt starts at $198,614. See Our Boldt Inventory Here.

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