Winnebago Revel vs. Airstream Interstate 19

There are many RVs with similar floorplans and styles across numerous manufacturers, because of this, we are often asked about the differences between Winnebago models compared with those of other manufacturers. One example of these similarities include the Winnebago Revel and the Airstream Interstate 19. Both of these Class B camper vans are under 20 ft in length, making them great for not only camping adventures, but also maneuvering and parking in a bustling city.

Continue reading to learn about the key differences between the Winnebago Revel and Airstream Interstate 19, the most important of these being the level of quality and the included innovations.

Winnebago Revel


  • Exterior Length – 19′ 7″
  • Exterior Height – 10′
  • Interior Height – 6′ 3″
  • Freshwater Capacity – 21 gal.
  • Holding Tank Capacity – 21 gal. (gray)


  • On-Demand 4WD with Hi/Lo Range
  • Heavy-Duty Vinyl Flooring
  • One Place Control Panel
  • Power Lift Bed with Gear Garage Below
  • Standard 2,000-watt Inverter
  • (1) 320-amp Hour Lithium-Ion Battery

Airstream Interstate 19


  • Exterior Length – 19′ 5″
  • Exterior Height – 9′ 9″
  • Interior Height – 6′ 2″
  • Freshwater Capacity – 18 gal.
  • Holding Tank Capacity – 16 gal. (gray)


  • Chassis Options: 4×2 / 4×4 / AWD
  • Power Rear Sofa Converts to Lay Flat Bed
  • Showerhead Doubles as Bathroom Faucet
  • (2)100-amp Hour Deep Cycle Lithium Batteries
  • Standard 1,000-watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter
  • Optional E1 Package Upgrade


Both the Winnebago Revel and Airstream Interstate 19 are built on the ever-reliable Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter Chassis with 3.0L 6-cylinder, 188-hp, turbo-diesel engine, 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, and a 220-amp. alternator. This chassis includes numerous safety driving aids including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, active brake assist, active distance assist distronic, rear cross traffic alert and rear ultrasonic park assist which are consistent across both models.


The Winnebago Revel boasts extensive, automotive-grade insulation in its roof, sidewall, and flooring to keep out the cold. This insulation is odor-free and will not settle even on rough and loose terrain. Also, the sidewall insulation is wrapped in a vapor barrier for added protection. By comparison, the Airstream Interstate 19 does not feature this level and quality of insulation which is a detriment in colder climates.


A key difference between Winnebago and its competitors is the attention to detail and innovation that Winnebago employs in their design and manufacturing process. This focus includes maximizing space and ensuring that it is used as efficiently as possible, especially in compact Class B camper vans such as the Revel.

The Winnebago Revel is designed not only with a significant amount of storage in mind for your gear, but it is also designed to provide a comfortable and functional space. Comparatively, the Airstream Interstate 19 fails to offer the same level of comfort. An example of this can be found in the galley. While the Revel provides a large counter space with a removable countertop extension and portable induction range top that can be stored in a drawer when not in use, the counter space in the Interstate 19 is taken up entirely by the kitchen sink and a built-in range top and seems to be floating without a pantry to anchor it as you find the Revel. The Interstate 19 does include a pull-out countertop, however, it hovers above one of the rear benches, so if anything should spill, you have a bench seat to clean. The refrigerator in the Revel can be easily accessed from in or outside of the coach while the refrigerator in the Interstate 19 is located mid-coach behind the bathroom.

In the cab area of the Airstream Interstate 19, similar to the Revel, the cab seats rotate toward the rear of the coach. However, in the Interstate 19, the bathroom is positioned directly behind the driver seat, making it impossible to interact with guests from that seat. However, the floorplan in the Revel not only allows for the cab seats to swivel a full 180 degrees, it also includes a bench seat with removable pedestal table that provides a seating and dining area inclusive of the front cab seats.

The large holding tanks in the Revel are made possible by the use of Winnebago’s Rotocast process which involves Winnebago building custom Rotocast Holding Tanks. This process maximizes the tank size by making unique tanks sizes built specifically for the Revel. This results in over 23% more holding tank capacity in the Revel vs. the Airstream Interstate 19.


One of the most significant benefits of the Winnebago Revel is the extensive amount of storage available for your gear. The Revel includes a power lift bed that allows for taller items to be stored easily and also includes molded pockets and zippered storage beneath. The expansive gear garage below the bed has six removable cargo tie-down anchors to keep your items secure during travel. For even more convenience, there are RAM Tough-Track mounts throughout the Revel to secure your small devices.

The Airstream Interstate 19 simply does not compare with this level of storage and efficiency. The rear of the coach includes a powered rear sofa that converts to a large flat bed which does not allow for accessible storage below. Instead, the storage in the Interstate 19 can be found in the upper lockers that wrap around the back of the coach.


With motorhomes designed for off-grid and off-road adventures, power is a key factor. The Revel has a 320 amp-hour lithium-ion battery with a dedicated second alternator to charge the system. This setup also includes a state of charge Battery Management System (BMS) that monitors voltage, amps, battery temperatures, and more and can be controlled with an easy-to-use app. By comparison, the Interstate 19 is equipped with only (2) 100 amp-hour lithium batteries.

While the Airstream Interstate does offer a first-party upgrade to its power system, called the E1 Package, this upgrade costs nearly $25,000, costing significantly more than if you were to upgrade the power system aftermarket. An aftermarket option that we have available is the Lichtsinn Storage and Power Package (LSP) which combines the GLSS (Garage Lounge Storage System) by CAVans with an additional 320 amp-hour lithium ion battery.

Click here to learn more about the LSP Package from Lichtsinn RV.

Contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to learn more about the reliable and powerful Winnebago Revel.

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