As the top Winnebago dealer in the country, focusing solely on Winnebago motorhomes, we receive a number of questions regarding Winnebago RVs. A common question we receive is “What is the difference between the Winnebago Adventurer and the Winnebago Vista?”
Both the Adventurer and the Vista are Class A gasoline powered motorhomes built on the Ford F53 Chassis, but from there they are very different. Below we will review key differences in the Winnebago Adventurer and the Winnebago Vista and Winnebago Sunstar focusing on the Chassis, Exterior, Interior, Floorplans, Heating and Cooling and the Electrical System in each. The Winnebago Vista and Winnebago Sunstar are identical, offering the same features, floorplans etc. The only difference is the name on the side of the coach. For comparison purposes we will reference the Winnebago Vista although this information is true for the Winnebago Sunstar as well.
VISTA: The Vista includes a 7.3L PFI V8 engine, TorqShift™ 6-speed automatic transmission w/tow/haul, 210-amp. alternator. The Vista also includes hydraulic brakes w/ABS
ADVENTURER: The Adventurer includes a 7.3L V8 engine, TorqShift™ 6-speed automatic transmission w/tow/haul, Hydro-Boost System power brakes, 4-wheel ABS, 210-amp. alternator in the 27N | 29B | 30T and a 7.3L V8 engine, TorqShift™ 6-speed automatic transmission w/tow/haul, Hydro-Max System power brakes, 4-wheel ABS, 210-amp. alternator in the 35F | 36Z. The Adventurer includes automatic hydraulic leveling-jacks w/3-position controls.
VISTA: The Vista does not include the items listed below for the Adventurer and while it does have an exterior entertainment center it does not include a DVD player.
ADVENTURER: The Adventurer includes the KeyOne lock system. The exterior entertainment center on the Adventurer includes a DVD player (n/a 30T).
VISTA: The galley in the Vista includes Thermoform Countertops, a Microwave Oven with Microwave/Convection Option and a 3-Burner Recessed Gas Range Top.
ADVENTURER: The galley in the Adventurer includes Dual Pane Windows, Solid Surface Countertops, a Microwave/Convection Oven Standard, Gas/Induction Range Top Combo (n/a 30T), custom pantry baskets (n/a 36Z) and a Cold Water Purification System.
VISTA: Bedroom TVs are an option in the Vista. You can choose to have a 32” HDTV added to your 27P or 33K. All other Vista floorplans include a 24” HDTV if you choose this option.
ADVENTURER: Bedroom TVs are standard in the Adventurer. The 27N | 29B | 30T floorplans include a 24” HDTV and the 35F | 36Z floorplans include a 32” HDTV. While both the Adventurer and Vista floorplans include a wardrobe, Adventurer floorplans include an additional storage cabinet (n/a 27N).
VISTA: The Winnebago Vista is available in 5 floorplans ranging from 28’5” in length to 35’ in length and sleep 5-7 people dependent on floorplan.
The Vista 27P is the shortest of the floorplans at 28’5” in length and features driver side dual slideouts that house the dinette, kitchen and the rear king-sized bed. You may choose between a sofa bed or the optional theater seating across from the dinette area.
The Vista 29V measures 30” in length. This floorplan features one large full length slideout housing your choice of a sofa bed or theater seating, the kitchen and bedroom storage. The all-in-one bath and dinette are located on the passenger side of this coach.
The Vista 31B measures 31’2” in length. This floorplan features one large driver side full length slideout that houses the dinette, kitchen, bunk beds and bedroom wardrobe storage. It boasts a large all-in-one bath and a spacious sofa bed located across from the dinette.
The Vista 32M measures 31’9” in length. This double slideout floorplan in includes a king-sized bed in the passenger side slideout and the dinette and your choice of sofa bed or theater seating in the driver side slideout.
And finally, the longest of the floorplans, the Vista 35U floorplan measures 35’ in length. This double slideout floorplan includes a king-sized bed and wardrobe in the passenger side slideout. It features a dinette and your choice of sofa bed or theater seating in the driver side slideout. The large all-in-one bathroom includes a spacious vanity and shower.
ADVENTURER: The Winnebago Adventurer is available in 5 floorplans ranging from 28’5” in length to 36’11” in length and sleep 4-6 people dependent on floorplan.
The Adventurer 27N is the shortest of the floorplans at 28’5” in length and features three slideouts. The driver side slideouts house the BenchMark Dinette and the read slideout, the bedroom wardrobe while the passenger side slideout houses the kitchen and bedroom chest of drawers.
The Adventurer 29B floorplan measures 30’1” in length. This floorplan features one large full-length driver-side slideout that houses your choice of a sofa bed or theater seating, kitchen and bedroom storage. The all-in-one bath and BenchMark Dinette are located on the passenger side of this coach.
The Adventurer 30T measure 31’1” in length. This floorplan features two driver-side slideouts that house the dining table and chairs and in the rear, the queen sized bed. It boasts a large all-in-one bath and your choice of TrueComfort+ Sofa or Theater Seating across from the dining table and chairs.
The Adventurer 35F measure 35’5” in length. This double slideout floorplan in includes a queen-sized bed in the passenger side slideout and the BenchMark Dinette and Extendable Sectional Sofa in the driver-side slideout. This floorplan boasts a bath-and-a-half.
And finally, the longest of the floorplans, the Adventurer 36Z measures 36’11” in length. This triple slideout floorplan includes a full-length slideout. In the passenger-side full-length slideout you’ll find the entertainment center with fireplace, the kitchen and bedroom wardrobe. In the driver-side front slideout you’ll find the BenchMark Dinette and your choice of TrueComfort+ Sofa or Theater Seating. The rear driver-side slideout houses your choice of a king or queen-sized bed. This floorplan boasts a bath-and-a-half.
HEATING AND COOLING
VISTA: Each Vista floorplan comes with a single 15,000 BTUs Air Conditioner as standard equipment with the exception of the 33K | 35U floorplans which includes (2) 13,500 BTUs Air Conditioners. You can add the optional Cooling upgrade package which then provides (2) 13,500 BTUs Air Conditioners to each of the floorplans where this is not already standard.
The 27P | 29V | 31B floorplans include a 30,000 BTUs low-profile furnace, the 32M | 33K have a 35,000 BTUs low-profile furnace and the 35U floorplan includes a 40,000 BTUs low-profile furnace.
ADVENTURER: Each Adventurer floorplan includes (2) Air Conditioners, a front 15,000 BTUs Air Conditioner and a rear 13,500 BTUs Air Conditioner.
The 27N | 29B | 30T floorplans include a 35,000 BTU ducted in-floor furnace and the 35F | 36Z floorplans include a 40,000 BTU ducted in-floor furnace.
VISTA: The Winnebago Vista includes a 30-amp. power cord (35U includes a 50-amp. power cord.) The Vista includes a 4,000-watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet Gas Generator on all floorplans with the exception of the 35U which includes a 5,500-watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet Gas Generator. Each floorplan includes a 30-amp. converter/charger (35U includes a 50-amp. converter/charger) and a 1,000-watt inverter. The Vista also includes 2 deep-cycle Group 31 Marine/RV batteries.
You can choose the optional Cooling Upgrade Package which then provides a 50-amp. power cord and a 5,500-watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet Gas Generator. (Standard on 35U floorplan.)
ADVENTURER: The Adventurer has a 50-amp. power cord. The Adventurer includes a 5,500-watt Cummins Onan Marquis Gold Gas Generator in each floorplan. It features the Powerline Energy Management System and an automatic generator start system. The Adventurer also has a generator/shoreline automatic changeover switch. The 27N | 29B | 30T floorplans each include a 1,000-watt inverter and the 35F | 36Z floorplans include a 2,000-watt inverter/charger. The 27N | 29B | 30T floorplans each include 2 deep-cycle Group 31 Marine/RV batteries while the 35F | 36Z include 4 deep-cycle Group 31 Marine/RV batteries.
As you can see, there are many differences between the Winnebago Adventurer and the Winnebago Vista and we have just covered a handful of them. Contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant to find out more about the Winnebago Adventurer and the Winnebago Vista and determine which RV might be the right fit for you.
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