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36 • RV PRO • November 2018 rv-pro.com O P E N H O U S E C O V E R A G E Winnebago Vita 24P When it comes to Class C motorhomes, it sometimes seems models tend to fall into one of two distinct categories: luxury models with all of the bells and whistles (and the accompanying big price tag) or the bare-bones, no-frills coach. Winnebago's new Vita 24P (and its sister product, the Porto 24P) seeks to bridge the gap between those two extremes. The 24-foot, 7-inch-long Vita is built on the proven Mer- cedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. It features a steel SuperStructure for durability and a durable Supershell composite sleeper deck above the cab equipped with thick insulation to help with noise reduction. Notably, the 24P comes equipped with a full-wall slide-out on the driver's side. Winnebago spokesman Sam Jefson says the 24P is equipped with best-in-class storage, tank sizes and carrying capacity. (The 24P offers 45 cubic feet of exterior storage, 37 gallons of fresh- water capacity, 41 gallons (each) holding tank capacities for the gray and black tanks, and 12.2 gallons LP capacity. The GVWR is 11,030 pounds and the GCWR is 15,250 pounds.) Jefson says the interior is highlighted by a best-in-class galley, with features including a double-door 7.3-cubic-foot residen- tial-style refrigerator/ freezer, a three-burner range-top stove, a microwave/ convection oven located below the stove for easier access, a pantry with adjustable shelves, a double sink, large counter space, ample storage and a big panoramic window. The motorhome comes equipped with a 32-inch LED TV mounted to a cabinet in the galley. Notably, the motorhome comes standard with a 200-watt solar energy system (which can be upgraded to 475 watts), two deep-cycle AGM batteries, and a 3,600-watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet LP generator. Other features include a 15-foot powered patio awning, a prewired track and roof panel for Wi-Fi and cellular boost antenna systems. The Vita is designed to sleep four: two in the queen-sized bed at the rear of the coach in the slide-out, one in the cabover bed and one in the convertible dinette, which includes a cut-out section hidden behind a removable back cushion, creating more space for a long-legged camper to stretch out. As of early October, Winnebago had yet to offer an MSRP for the Vita, but company officials say they expect it to be on the lower end of the price segment for a Sprinter chassis-based Class C motorhome. What impressed RV PRO: The full-wall slide on the Vita 24P gives the model a much more spacious feel than one might normally expect on a motorhome under 25 feet. Meanwhile, Winnebago's boast about the Vita having best-in-class storage, tank sizes and carrying capacity appear justified. Further, the fact that the Vita comes standard with a solar power system is a nice touch. In short, the Vita offers a lot of value. The Winnebago Vita 24P bridges the gap between bare- bones models and luxury (big price tag) models in the Class C motorhome market. The coach is built on the proven Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis and, notably, features a full- wall slide on the driver's side. It also comes standard with a solar power system. PHOTO COURTESY OF WINNEBAGO

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