Winnebago has been a leader in the RV industry for over 60 years. Winnebago motorhomes are built with superior craftsmanship, advanced manufacturing technologies and steel-focused construction that enhances Motorhome safety and reliability. From groundbreaking RVs to game-changing features to spacious floorplans, Winnebago innovation is unrivaled for continuous industry first in vehicle technology and design.
Many manufacturers aim to replicate the quality and innovation that Winnebago RVs provide and fall short in doing so. Because of this intentional duplication by other manufacturers, we are often asked what the differences are between Winnebago’s and other manufacturer’s coaches that have similar floorplans or are built on the same chassis. One such example of this includes the Class B Camper Vans, the Winnebago Travato 59K and the Thor Sequence 20L.
Both the Winnebago Travato and Thor Sequence are built on the reliable and easy to maneuver Ram ProMaster® van chassis, equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 gas engine. With 276 horsepower, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and 250 pound-feet of torque, this chassis guarantees that you are ready to take on everything your RVing adventures have in store. However, upon viewing both models the build quality of the Thor Sequence is considerably lower than that of the Winnebago Travato.
Continue reading to learn about the important differences between the Winnebago Travato 59K and the Thor Sequence 20L.
- Exterior Length – 21′
- Exterior Height – 9’4”
- Freshwater Capacity – 18 gal.
- Holding Tank Capacity – up to 13-gal. (gray); up to 12-gal. (black)
- Fuel Capacity – 24-gal.
- RAM ProMaster Gas Window Van Chassis – 3500 XT
- Cummins Onan QG 2800i Gas Generator
- (2) Deep-Cycle AGM Group 31 Batteries
- Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ Air Conditioner with Bluetooth Control
- Truma Combi Eco Plus Heating System
- WinnSleep System w/Flex Bed System
- All-Weather Insulation
Thor Sequence 20L
Key Specifications –
- Exterior Length – 21’1″
- Exterior Height – 9’5″
- Freshwater Capacity – 27 gal.
- Holding Tank Capacity – up to 13-gal. (gray); up to 13.5-gal. (black)
- Fuel Capacity – 24 gal.
Key Features –
- RAM ProMaster Gas Window Van Chassis – 3500 XT
- Truma® Combi Eco Hydronic Furnace and Water Heating System
- Underhood Generator/Alternator
- Thule Roof Ladder and Roof Rack System
- Twin Beds with Froli® Sleep System
The Winnebago Travato 59K provides superior insulation with automotive-grade, block foam insulation in both the ceiling and sidewalls. This allows for improved temperature control, reduces heat or cool air loss and even provides noise reduction. By comparison, the Thor Sequence does not have this level of insulation.
The available ladder on the Travato is a one piece ladder that is movable and can be mounted in different areas around the coach. It also has a lock for security. The ladder found on the Sequence 20L is a telescoping ladder that can pinch fingers and does not provide the same support as the ladder found on the Travato.
Inside the Travato you’ll find higher-quality fabric than that inside the Sequence. You’ll also find durable side and rear screen systems in the Travato. The cabinet fasteners in the Travato are reliable and will continue to work with years of use. The Sequence does not include these reliable features.
Another factor that sets the Travato apart from the Sequence includes the windows inside the coach. The Travato 59K has large windows across the length of the coach that open to provide superior cross ventilation. These awning-style sliding windows include integrated blackout cassette shades for privacy. The Sequence 20L includes only 2 small windows that open. The windows on the Travato can be upgraded to the optional dual-pane acrylic windows for improved thermal break.
The adjustable and removable table and mount found in the Travato can be easily slid aside (or removed all together) to provide for easy passage through the coach while the table is in use. The twin tables found in this space in the Sequence prevent walking through the coach while the tables are in use.
The Travato boasts weather-protected waterlines, heated tanks and the Eco-Hot® water system allowing you to cut down on water waste and waiting time for hot water. The easy-to-use water panel in the rear of the Travato centralizes your control valves, connection points and exterior wash station.
The wet bath in the Travato 59K includes a fold-down sink, Oxygenics® showerhead, porcelain toilet with foot pedal and sprayer, medicine cabinet and a powered roof vent. The convenient fold-down sink in the 59K floorplan allows for easy access to a large wardrobe located in the bath area. The Travato includes a removable bamboo floormat to help prevent slippage.
Thor Sequence’s wet bath area may have similar amenities to that of the Travato 59K, including a fold-down sink and wardrobe, but its lack of quality contrasts with Winnebago’s focus on durability and reliability. Although also equipped with a foot pedal and sprayer, the toilet is made from plastic instead of porcelain found in the Travato.
The Travato 59K includes two twin beds with the WinnSleep system that combines a superior two-layer foam mattress with a European slat suspension system to increase comfort, relieve pressure and improve air circulation. The passenger side bed in the Travato 59K includes storage underneath. This floorplan also includes the Flex Bed System that allows you to convert quickly and easily from the twin beds, measuring 28″x80″ and 28″x74″, to a single king-sized bed measuring 74″x76″.
Similarly, the Thor Sequence 20L has two twin-size sleeper sofas measuring 28″x74″ and 30″x80″ that convert into a king sized bed measuring 74″x80″, but uses the less comfortable Froli® Sleep System.
The Winnebago Travato 59K is equipped with a 2,800-watt Cummins Onan QG gas generator that uses inverter technology for cleaner power while using less fuel and producing less noise than earlier generator models. The Travato includes a 215-watt solar panel.
There is also a lithium alternative to the 59K floorplan, the Travato 59KL uses the Pure3 Energy Management System. With this system, you can enjoy over 9,000 usable watt-hours of clean, quiet power (expandable to over 12,000 usable watt-hours.) The Pure3 system also includes Bluetooth hardware that allows you to monitor estimated running time, charging status, and more. The batteries may also be charged by the chassis engine by using the dedicated alternator.
The Sequence has a similar setup also using the Onan® RV QG 2800 Gas Generator and offering an optional lithium system, the 800-Ah Re(Li)able® Battery System. The Sequence includes a 190-watt solar panel.
HEATING AND COOLING
The Winnebago Travato 59K is equipped with the Truma Combi® Eco Plus Heating System that includes (2) 850-watt electric heating elements that offer hydronic coach heat and hot water on demand.
The Travato also includes the Coleman Mach 10 non-ducted, quiet air conditioner that can be conveniently controlled via Bluetooth and keeps the insulated interior cool. The Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ is a 13,500 BTU air conditioner that is 4-6 decibels quieter than previous models.
In comparison, the Thor Sequence has a Truma Combi Eco Hydronic Furnace and Water heating system. It has a 11,000-BTU traditional air conditioner that is louder and less powerful than the Travato’s system. The Travato’s Eco Plus Heating System combines all the benefits of the Sequence’s Combi Eco with those of an electric heater. The Combi Eco Plus in the Travato includes both propane and electric heating modes. The heater runs on gas mode for self-sufficient use, in electrical mode at the camp site and in mixed mode when outside temperatures are low. The Eco Plus uses very little electricity and in the summer it heats just the water without running the furnace.
Despite the Winnebago Travato 59K and Thor Sequence 20L being built on the same chassis and having objectively similar floorplans, the Travato is superior due to Winnebago’s commitment to quality and reliability in their products.
Call a Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant today to learn more about the Winnebago Travato and find the best RV fit for your future adventures.
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