Jason travels the country full-time with his wife Abigail, and three children in a converted school bus.
Photo: the new 4×4 Winnebago Revel
Winnebago has announced the launch of several new additions to the motorhome lineup include the Revel, Horizon and Intent. In towables, Winnebago is introducing a new line of Minnie Plus Fifth Wheels.
“In our motorhome business, we are committed to listening to our customers and providing products that will enable extraordinary experiences,” said Brian Hazelton, Vice President, General Manager Motorhome Business. “We are pleased to debut all of these new additions at the Winnebago Open House event in Elkhart, Indiana.”
Revel: a 4×4 Class B
Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, the Revel is based on a proven Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4X4 platform and provides straightforward design and function-driven features to fuel adventure. The floorplan revolves around a rear “gear garage” with a power lift bed. When the bed is raised to the ceiling, 140 cu. Ft. in storage space is available for bicycles, climbing equipment, hiking gear and whatever else is needed for the next adventure.
“The Revel is a true 4X4 RV designed to take you to places no other Winnebago motorhome has gone before,” said Russ Garfin, Director of Product Management. “The amenities and features of the coach allow for comfortable exploration of remote places.”
The Revel offers an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high/low range and hill descent mode for added off-road capability. Construction of the Revel is specifically designed for durability with features such as welded aluminum cabinet face frames and positive-latching cabinet doors and drawers. Other features include a standard 200w solar power system, 315 ah of battery storage, and an all-electric galley and compressor refrigerator. The Revel is a propane-free RV, relying on an induction stove for cooking, and a diesel heater replaces propane for climate control and hot water. The Revel does not need to be winterized as long as the diesel heater is in use. MSRP is $134,799.
Intent: A full-featured Class A coach at a budget price point
“The Intent is styled smartly, supremely functional and provides tremendous quality,” said Niles Whitehouse, Director of Product Management. “This product is the result of many hours of listening to Winnebago dealers and consumers in order to see what an ideal RV experience could be. We then collected that input and gathered the best engineers, designers, and craftsmen to set a new standard for what a Class A gas motorhome should be.”
A step into the cab will reveal enhanced visibility which can be attributed to narrow corner pillars and a large windshield. Other features include a Smart LP System that provides two easily removable 20 pound LP cylinders that can be refilled without driving the motorhome to a filling station and a standard tailgate package under a large patio awning offering a TV, refrigerator, countertop, sink/faucet, storage bin and drawer, pull-out extension table, towel holder and bottle opener.
The Intent is available in four floorplans – the 26M, 29L, 30R, and 31P.
Horizon: A modern Class A diesel pusher
Highlights include a clean, exterior look, a sophisticated sleek interior, and luxurious furnishings.
“The Horizon brings a fresh and refined look to the category,” said Ryan Roske, Director of Product Management. “The sleek lines and high-end modern design principles generate something entirely unique.”
Available in two floorplans, the 40A and 42Q, the Horizon blends function and design seamlessly with features such as an electric fireplace, Versa driver’s seat, LED tube lighting and luxurious furnishings.
The Horizon is built on the turbo-diesel-powered Maxum Chassis, to provide a superior ride, smooth handling, and abundant storage. The Cummins ISL Engine features the XPI fuel system, to help deliver maximum fuel economy and performance while minimizing emissions.
Minnie Plus: the fifth-wheel of the Minnie family.
The Minnie family is made up of the Minnie Drop, Micro Minnie, Minnie, Minnie Plus and now the Minnie Plus Fifth-Wheel. The fifth-wheels are available in three floorplans, the 25RKS, 27RLTS, and 27REOK. Each floorplan includes a private sleeping space with queen bed and full bath. A fiberglass front cap & large awning are both brightened by LED lights. Eight unique exterior colors and two interior décor options are available on the entire Minnie Family.
“We are proud to begin offering this product to the 5th wheel consumer, and look forward to seeing our customers enjoying their new home away from home,” said Ron Brown Product/Engineering Manager. “We feel like we have found a unique combination of aesthetic appeal blended with the right features for the end consumer.”