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 View?”
Both the EKKO and the View are compact Class C Motorhomes, so they each have an attached cab with an overhang that extends over the cab. Beyond sharing the same motorhome class, they are otherwise very different. Below we will review additional key differences in the Winnebago EKKO and the Winnebago View focusing on the Chassis, Exterior, Floorplans, Bath, the Electrical System and Heating and Cooling in each. The Winnebago Navion is another Class C motorhome by Winnebago Industries. The View and the Navion are identical with the exception of the name on the side of the coach, so for purposes of this comparison, the Navion can be interchanged for the View.
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. The EKKO has a 12 month/15,000 mile limited warranty.
VIEW: The Winnebago View is built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Diesel Chassis and achieves between 16-18 MPG. The View has a 3.0L 6-cylinder 188-hp turbo-diesel engine and a 7G -Tronic automatic transmission with grade braking and a 220-amp. alternator. The View has hydraulic brakes with ABS and Adaptive ESP technology. The View also has LED headlights with high beam assist and stylized aluminum wheels. You have the option of adding factory installed hydraulic leveling jacks on your View or we work with many guests to have HWH hydraulic leveling jacks added at the dealership by our HWH certified technicians.
The View’s Mercedes Benz Sprinter Chassis is equipped with a number of safety features including: DISTRONIC PLUS (adaptive cruise control), Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Braking Assist, a Rain Sensor with an Integrated Wet Wiper System, Hill Start Assist, Crosswind Assist, Traffic Sign Assist and Attention Assist.
In the cab of the View you’ll find a 10” MBUX Touchscreen Multimedia Infotainment Center with Navigation, a WiFi hotspot, Intelligent Voice Control and a rear color camera. The View has an industry leading 5 year/100,000 mile warranty on the engine and transmission.
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.
VIEW: The View has between 30 to 43 cu. ft of exterior storage dependent on floorplan. (24D = 30 cu. ft | 24J = 43 cu. ft. | 24V- 33.6 cu. ft.) The View includes a rear ladder, front and rear mudflaps, an automatic entrance doorstep and aluminum cab steps. The 24D | 24J floorplans each include a large pass-through storage compartment. In addition to the standard driver and passenger entry doors, there is a side entry door on the View. The 16’ powered patio awning on the View provides a large area for you to sit under as you enjoy the outdoors.
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.
VIEW: The Winnebago View is 25’6” in length and can sleep up to 4 people. The wheelbase on the View is 170”. The Winnebago View is available in 3 floorplans the Winnebago View 24D, Winnebago View 24J and the Winnebago View 24V. When you enter the View you will be greeted by your choice of the U-Shaped Dinette or Theater Seating in the 24D and 24J floorplans. In the 24V floorplan you have your choice of a TrueComfort+ Sofa or Dual Recliners. The cab seats in the View can be swiveled to become part of the main living area. The View has vinyl flooring throughout so you can easily sweep it out. The View comes with MCD solar/blackout roller shades for privacy and to darken the coach. The View has tinted coach windows and you have the option of adding dual-pane acrylic windows to your View.
The Galley of the View includes a laminate countertop, a microwave/convection oven, a pantry (24D|24J), a 2-burner induction and LP range cooktop, a cold-water filtration system, a double stainless-steel sink and a 10.0 cu. ft. (12V) 2-door compressor-driven refrigerator/freezer. Near the floor below the lighted kitchen soft close drawers you’ll find toe kick lighting.
The bedroom area of the View is one of the key differentiating features across the floorplans. The View 24D floorplan includes a powered queen sized Murphy+ Bed measuring 60”x75”. It has a Euro-suspension system and gel foam topper. The Murphy+ Bed in the 24D converts to a sofa when raised for daytime use. The movable pedestal table can be placed in front of the sofa so you can put needed items easily within reach from the sofa.
The View 24J floorplan features a rear corner bed measuring 50”x79” with a headboard, foam mattress and mattress cover. You have storage access below the bed in the 24J floorplan.
And finally, the 24V floorplan features rear twin beds measuring 32” x 78” and 32”x74” that convert into a large king-sized bed measuring 74”x87” with the flex bed system. The beds in the 24V also include the foam mattress and access to storage below.
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.
VIEW: The full featured bathroom in the View includes a shower, toilet, removable clothes rod, a vanity with toe kick lighting and a sink. The vanity in the 24J is located outside of the main bathroom area so one person can use the mirror and vanity while another uses the other bathroom features. The shower in the 24D | 24J measures 24”x32” and in the 24V 19”x28”x34”. In the shower you’ll find a retractable self-cleaning shower screen. The 24J | 24V each include a porcelain toilet with a foot pedal and sprayer while the 24D floorplan includes a composite 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.)
VIEW: The View has a 3,600-watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet LP Generator. You have the option of changing this to a 3,200-watt Cummins Onan Diesel Generator. The View includes 2 deep-cycle Group 31 RV batteries. You also have the option of adding Lithium-Ion Smart Batteries to your View. The View is equipped with an automatic dual battery charge control, a battery disconnect system switch and a generator auto transfer switch. The View has a 2,000-watt Pure Sine Wave DC/AC inverter and is equipped with (2) 100-watt solar panels/battery charger with a controller and junction box for an additional portable solar panel to be added up to 450-watts total.
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.
VIEW: The View has a 15,000 BTU air conditioner with a heat pump. To warm the View on cool nights the View has a 20,000 BTU low-profile ducted furnace.
As you can see, there are many differences between the Winnebago EKKO and the Winnebago View. Contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant to find out more about the Winnebago EKKO and the Winnebago View and determine which Class C RV might be the right fit for you.
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