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 Travato?”
Both the EKKO and the Travato are compact RVs, but from there they are very different. The Winnebago EKKO is a Class C Motorhome and the Winnebago Travato is a Class B Campervan model. Below we will review additional key differences in the Winnebago EKKO and the Winnebago Travato 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 gas engine with a 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.
Travato: The Winnebago Travato is built on the RAM ProMaster Chassis and achieves between 18-22 MPG. The Travato has a 280-hp 3.6L V6 gas engine and 6-speed automatic 62TE transmission with an 180-amp. alternator. The Travato has 4-wheel ABS brakes, stylized aluminum wheels and is equipped with SuperSprings SumoSprings on the front and rear of the coach. The Ram ProMaster Chassis is equipped with a number of safety features including: Crosswind Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring with Cross Path Detection. In the cab area of the Travato is a Radio/Rearview Monitor System with a 7” multimedia touchscreen infotainment center.
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. The EKKO is equipped with aluminum cab steps (n/a with the pop-top option).
TRAVATO: The Travato has a 13’ Colorado Carefree armless powered patio awning with LED lighting and a motion sensor retract mode. The Awning can be Bluetooth controlled. You have the option of adding a bike rack, movable ladder and/or a luggage rack to your Travato.
In addition to the standard driver and passenger entry doors, there is a sliding side entry door and dual rear entry doors on the Travato. Both the side and rear entry doors have an assist bar and a screen door. The side screen door includes magnetic closures. The Travato includes a rod and privacy screen for the rear annex which provides additional privacy outdoors. The Travato has aluminum running boards with ground-effect lighting.
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.
TRAVATO: The Travato is available in 2 main floorplans, the 59G and 59K. Each of these floorplans is available with the option to add Lithium Power. With the addition of lithium, these floorplans are named the Winnebago Travato 59GL and Winnebago Travato 59KL. The “L” denotes lithium powered.
The cab seats swivel in each of the Travato floorplans integrating them into the main living area. The passenger seat has a pedestal table that can be mounted for a working/eating surface. The Travato comes with blackout cassette shades, tinted coach windows and insulated rear window zipper coverings. You have the option to add dual-pane acrylic windows for an additional thermal break. The floor on the Travato is easy to wipe down and you have the option of getting a custom woven floor mat. Each Travato floorplan includes an in-floor locked storage compartment. There are RAM Tough-Track mounts throughout the Travato allowing you to securely mount your devices and allow for easy viewing.
The 59G | 59GL floorplans feature a dining/seating area with (2) seats with 3-point safety belts and an adjustable/removable table. The 59K | 59KL floorplans feature two center twin sized seating/sleeping areas. There is an adjustable/removable table that can be mounted for when a flat surface is needed. The twin sized seating/sleeping areas measure 28”x80” and 28”x74” and can be combined into one large sleeping surface measuring 74”x76” with the flex bed system.
The Galley in the Travato features a solid surface countertop, a stainless-steel sink and either a flip-up countertop extension 59G | 59GL or a pull-out countertop extension 59K | 59KL. The 59G | 59GL have a Microwave Oven and a two-door 6.0 cu. ft. compressor-driven refrigerator/freezer. The 59K | 5KGL have a Microwave/Convection Oven and a single door 4.3 cu. ft. compressor-driven refrigerator/freezer. The non-lithium 59G | 59K floorplans includes a 2-burner range LP cooktop while the lithium powered 59GL | 59KL include a single burner induction cooktop to eliminate the need for LP.
The 59G | 59GL floorplans feature a double bed measuring 49”x77” and includes ample storage below. The bed can be raised and locked into position so larger items can be stored in the rear of the Travato when the bed is raised.
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.
TRAVATO: The Wet Bath in the Travato floorplans include a shower curtain and a toilet with foot pedal and sprayer. The 59G | 59GL floorplans feature a 28”x51” Wet Bath with a stainless-steel sink. The 59K | 59KL floorplans feature a rear 25”x43” Wet Bath that can be accessed from inside or through the rear dual doors of the coach. The 59K | 59KL floorplans include a fold-down sink and access to a large wardrobe storage cabinet.
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.)
TRAVATO: The Travato 59G | 59K floorplans feature a Cummins Onan QG 2800i gas generator, (2) deep-cycle AGM maintenance-free Group 31 batteries and a 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter. The 59GL | 59KL floorplans have the Pure3 Energy Management System with the 3-module lithium-ion energy pack, 3,600-watt inverter, energy pack heating system and a second dedicated alternator powered by the chassis engine. Each floorplan includes a 215-watt solar panel and a solar charge controller with a junction box and plugs so that additional solar panels can be added up to 450-watts total. You can choose to add additional lithium power by selecting the 4-module lithium-ion energy pack in the Travato 59GL | 59KL as well.
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.
TRAVATO: The Travato includes a Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ Air Conditioner with Bluetooth app control, a built-in thermostat and auto mode that turns the blower fan off when the compressor is not running. The Truma Combi® Eco Plus water heater and coach heating system w/two 850-watt heating elements warms the Travato.
As you can see, there are many differences between the Winnebago EKKO and the Winnebago Travato. Contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant to find out more about the Winnebago EKKO and the Winnebago Travato to help determine which RV might be the right fit for you.
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