Why Buy a Class C Gasoline Powered RV versus a Class C Diesel Powered RV

A common question we receive at Lichtsinn RV is “Should I buy a Class C gasoline powered RV or a Class C diesel powered RV?”

Winnebago Class C Diesel vs. Class C Gas RVs

We will review some important questions to ask yourself below:

The Winnebago Class C Gas lineup includes the Winnebago Minnie Winnie, the Winnebago Spirit and the Winnebago EKKO. The Minnie Winnie and Spirit are each built on the Ford E350 and the Ford E450 chassis dependent on floorplan. The Minnie Winnie and Spirit are traditional class C motorhomes. With six floorplans to choose from, Winnebago’s industry-leading innovation meets your own creativity in these Class C models. Inside the Minnie Winnie and Spirit, there is plenty of space for your family and gear so you can get outdoors and bring all the creature comforts of home with you. These models achieve between 8-12 MPG highway.  They offer a wide range of floorplans ranging from 23’10” in length to 32’9″ in length. The Minnie Winnie and Spirit are powered by the 4,000-watt Cummins Onan Microquiet generator, (2) deep cycle Group 24 batteries and an AC/DC 1,000-watt inverter.

The Winnebago EKKO Class C Gas Motorhome is available in the 22A floorplan and is built on the Ford AWD Transit Chassis. The AWD capability of the EKKO coupled with its expansive storage for gear appeals to many adventurous RV guests. The EKKO combines the efficiency of a camper van, the added capacity of a Class C coach, and the enhanced capability of AWD to create not just a new model, but an entirely new type of RV. The EKKO achieves 15-17 MPG highway and measures 23′ in length. The Winnebago EKKO is powered by the Cummins Onan® QG 2800i gas generator, (1) 320-amp-hour lithium ion battery (2) 170-watt and (1) 115-watt solar panels (220-watts flexible surface solar panel w/optional pop-top) and a 2,000-watt pure sine wave inverter. You also have the option on the EKKO to remove the  Cummins Onan QG 2,800i gas generator and you can also add (1) additional 320-amp-hour lithium ion battery (generator delete mandatory with this option.)

The Winnebago Class C Diesel lineup includes the Winnebago View and the Winnebago Navion. These models are built on the Mercedes Benz VS30 Sprinter Chassis and include many safety enhancements included on this chassis. The View and Navion showcase boundless freedom combined with upscale comfort. With luxurious details and features throughout, the View and Navion’s industry-leading amenities promise an unparalleled Class C experience. And with the dependable diesel-powered Sprinter chassis, you can stay in control, even off-grid. The View and Navion are each available in 3 floorplans each measuring 25’6″ in length. The View and Navion achieve 16-18 MPG. The View and Navion are powered by (2) deep-cycle, Group 31 RV batteries, a 3,600-watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet LP generator, a 2,000-watt pure sine wave DC/AC inverter and (2) 100-watt solar panels. You have the option to add Lithium Ion Smart Batteries and a 3,200-watt Cummins Onan Diesel generator in place of the LP generator.

As you can see, Winnebago offers a number of options in their Class C lineup, from the gas powered Minnie Winnie and Spirit, to the AWD Winnebago EKKO, to the diesel powered Winnebago View and Navion. As you decide which Winnebago Class C is right for you you’ll want to take into account your floorplan needs. Do you need a more expansive floorplan like the Minnie Winnie and Spirit offer? Are you going to be primarily plugged in at a campsite or are you going to be taking your RV off-road? If you are going to be plugged in most of the time the Minnie Winnie or Spirit may be right for you. Or, if you’ll be going off-grid, without shoreline power, for extended periods of time the Winnebago View and Navion or EKKO may be better suited for you. Do you need space to store adventure gear? If so, the large gear garage in the EKKO may be right for you.

Contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to find our more about the Winnebago Class C motorhome lineup!

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