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 EKKO and the Winnebago Revel?”
Both the EKKO and the Revel are compact RVs, but from there they are very different. The Winnebago EKKO is a Class C Motorhome and the Winnebago Revel is a Class B Campervan model. Below we will review additional key differences in the Winnebago EKKO and the Winnebago Revel focusing on the Chassis, Exterior, Floorplans, Bath, the Electrical System and Heating and Cooling in each.
EKKO: The Winnebago EKKO is built on the AWD Ford Transit Chassis and achieves between 15-17 MPG. The EKKO has a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine with 10-speed automatic Selectshift transmission with overdrive and High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps. The EKKO boasts 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, stylized performance wheels and a spare tire. The Ford Transit Chassis is equipped with a number of safety features including: Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-keeping Assist, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Driver Alert, Automatic Rain-Sensing Wipers, Wiper Activated Headlamps, Auto Headlamps with High Beam Control, Blind Spot Monitoring and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS.) In the cab area of the EKKO you’ll find an 8” radio/rearview colored multi-function touchscreen monitor system.
REVEL: The Winnebago Revel is built on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Diesel VS30 Chassis and achieves between 18-22 MPG. It has a 3.0L 6-cylinder 188-hp turbo-diesel engine with a 7G-Tronic automatic transmission. It has on-demand 4WD with Hi/Lo range and electronic stability and traction control. You have the option of adding performance wheels from Method Race Technology featuring Bead Grip Technology BF Goodrich T/A KO2 all-terrain tires to your Revel. The Mercedes Benz Chassis is equipped with a number of safety features including: a Rain Sensor with Integrated Wet Wiper System, High Beam Assist, Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Traffic Sign Assist. In the cab area of the Revel you’ll find a 10” MBUX touchscreen multimedia infotainment center with intelligent voice control and a rear camera.
EKKO: The EKKO has an impressive 65.3 cu. ft. of exterior storage including its expansive heated rear gear garage. Inside the gear garage you’ll find an L-track cargo tie down system, 110V/12V charging ports, Molle Gear organizer panels and LED lighting. The 13’ powered patio awning on the EKKO includes LED lighting and can be controlled with a Bluetooth connection. The EKKO has an exterior ladder as well (n/a with pop-top option.)
In addition to the standard driver and passenger entry doors, there is a side entry door on the EKKO. Outside of the EKKO there are a number of options you may add to tailor the EKKO to fit your needs. You may add the pop-top sleeping area with the FROLI sleep system. Also available is a Batwing Awning that covers the rear driver side and rear of the coach. To store extra gear, you can add a luggage rack (n/a with pop-top option) to the EKKO. For those wanting to cook in the great outdoors, you may add an exterior kitchen to the EKKO that includes a chest style 12V refrigerator/freezer, a 2-burner LP cooktop, flip-up counter extension, quick-connect faucet, collapsible sink, and LP quick-connect hose (n/a with pop-top option.) You may also choose to remove the powered patio awning on the EKKO.
REVEL: When you first approach the Revel you’ll notice its 10’ powered patio awning with LED lighting that can be Bluetooth controlled. The Revel includes generously sized running boards with ground effect lighting and rear mud guards to keep the dirt at bay. The Revel has a movable exterior ladder that can be locked into place to prevent theft. The ladder allows you to easily access the Revel’s luggage rack from many angles. The exterior table on the Revel has an adjustable L-Track Table Mount, allowing you to adjust the table to ensure it is level.
In addition to the standard driver and passenger entry doors, there is a sliding side entry door and dual rear entry doors in the Revel. The dual rear entry doors on the Revel include a screen door with blackout panel. The side door on the Revel includes a screen door with magnetic closure system.
EKKO: The EKKO is available in 1 floorplan, the Winnebago EKKO 22A. This floorplan measures 23’ in length and sleeps up to 4 people with the available pop-top option. The wheelbase on the EKKO measures 156”. Once you step inside the EKKO you will be greeted by the dinette with fold down table. The dinette includes seating for (2) and 3-point safety belts. The cab seats in the EKKO can be swiveled to become part of the dining area as well. With vinyl flooring throughout the EKKO is durable and holds up well to the vigors of RVing. Throughout the EKKO you’ll find tinted dual-pane euro acrylic windows providing insulation from the outdoor temperatures.
The Galley in the EKKO includes laminate countertops, a microwave oven, pantry, 2-burner LP range cooktop, stainless steel sink and a 5.3 cu. ft. (12V) single door compressor-driven refrigerator/freezer.
In the rear of the EKKO you’ll find the bedroom which includes two twin sized beds measuring 32”x76”. These beds can be converted into one large bed measuring 60”x80” with the EKKO’s flex bed system.
REVEL: The Revel is available in 1 floorplan, the Winnebago Revel 44E. This floorplan measures 19’7” in length and can sleep up to 2 people. The wheelbase on the Revel measures 144”. Once you step inside the Revel you’ll be greeted by the bench seat with removable pedestal table. The cab seats in the Revel can be swiveled to become part of the main seating area as well. The Revel has heavy duty vinyl non-slip flooring throughout making for easy cleanup. The flooring is placed over insulated vapor barrier plasticore flooring to provide a thermal barrier. The RAM Tough-Track mounts found throughout the Revel allow you to ensure your devices are safely mounted for easy viewing. The Revel has tinted dual-pane euro acrylic windows with cassette shades that act as a thermal barrier from the exterior elements reducing heating and cooling loss as well as providing privacy.
In the Galley of the Revel you’ll find laminate countertops, a portable single burner induction range top, removable countertop extension, a stainless steel sink, a pantry and a 3.0 cu. ft. (12V) compressor-driven refrigerator and freezer that can be accessed from inside or outside the coach.
In the rear of the Revel you’ll find the Gear Garage that can be accessed from inside the coach or through the dual rear entry doors. The Gear Garage area includes a 49”x79” Power Lift Bed with molded pockets and zippered storage below. The bed can be raised during the day to secure larger items. Once the bed is lowered at night you can still access the storage area below. On the floor of the Gear Garage are six removable cargo tie-down anchors to secure your gear.
EKKO: The bathroom in the EKKO is a Wet Bath and features an innovative pivoting lavatory wall. The bathroom shower with wall surround measures 24”x30” and includes a shower curtain, molded round sink with a single control faucet and a swiveling cassette toilet.
REVEL: The Revel includes an All-in-One Gear Closet and Wet Bath. The shower wall with wall surround measures 31”x26” and includes 2 bamboo shelves for storage that can easily be removed. The bath area of the Revel includes a shower curtain, a removable clothes rod and a swiveling cassette toilet.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (POWER)
EKKO: The EKKO has a Cummins Onan QG 2800i gas generator and a 2,000-watt pure sine wave inverter/80-amp charger. The EKKO also has a dedicated second alternator to charge the coach. The EKKO includes (1) 320-amp-hour lithium-ion battery with Bluetooth control and a battery pack heating system. The EKKO also includes (2) 170-watt and (1) 115-watt solar panels/battery charger (220-watts flexible surface solar panel w/optional pop-top.) There are a couple of power options in the EKKO including the option to remove the Cummins Onan generator. You may also add (1) additional 320-amp-hour lithium-ion battery (you must delete the generator if the additional lithium-ion battery is selected.)
REVEL: Previously equipped with two (2) 125-Ah lithium batteries (250-Ah total), the Revel now includes as a standard feature a single standard Lithionics, UL-1973 certified, 320-Ah lithium-ion battery which provides nearly a 30% increase in available watt hours – from 3,200-watt hours to an upgraded 4,133-watt hours. This can be even further expanded with a second Lichtsinn RV-installed Lithionics, UL-1973 certified, 320-Ah battery, increasing total watt hours to 8,266 watt-hours. Additionally, Lithionics Battery’s proprietary Battery Management System features protective safety measures that eliminate the need for heat wraps on each battery. The lithium batteries are stored inside the driver side wheel well so they maintain the temperature that is inside the coach. The Revel is equipped with 215-watts of solar power and the solar controller can handle up to 450-watts. The Revel includes a 2,000-watt inverter/charger to provide whole coach electrical service and roof port wiring access to easily feed wiring up to the roof of the Revel.
HEATING AND COOLING
EKKO: To temper the climate, the EKKO includes a 13,500 BTU high-efficiency ducted air conditioning system. It has the Truma AquaGo on demand hot water heater and a Truma VarioHeat heater which is Truma Gold Star Certified for all season camping.
REVEL: To heat the Revel you have the hydronic heating system with an LED touchscreen panel. Standard in the Revel is a powered roof vent. This vent is removed if you instead opt for the Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ Air Conditioner with a built-in thermostat that can be Bluetooth controlled.
As you can see, there are many differences between the Winnebago EKKO and the Winnebago Revel. Contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant to find out more about the Winnebago EKKO and the Winnebago Revel and determine which RV might be the right fit for you.
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