November '19

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rv-pro.com November 2019 • RV PRO • 39 Renegade RV Vienna The Vienna by Renegade RV reinvents what can be done on a Class C chassis. From the plush Murphy bed that pulls down from a sofa to the European-inspired cab- inetry, the Vienna delivers a roomy space for adventure at an excellent price point (the MSRP is $160,000 fully loaded). Although the product line debuted in 2017, three years later it feels like something entirely new. "What Renegade RV did not do is take away from the DNA that they have in their $750,000 Class C's," says Chris Cook, regional sales manager. That includes the curved, hardwood maple cabinetry. The care and space-utilization are self-evident upon stepping through the keyless entry and onto the woven vinyl floor that was inspired by the marine industry. The motorhome features a multiplex electrical and lighting system that can be controlled via smartphone App, and there's a 3.6-kilowatt LP gas generator with remote start, as well as an optional 3.2-kilowatt Onan diesel generator by Cummins. "If the temperature drops down in the coach, the auto, diesel generator will turn on and get it back up," says Cook. The same goes for setting a timer on the generator, say, if camp sites have a quiet policy after 9 p.m. "We were able to come up with a system that works for the diesel, which nobody else has," says Dwayne Kazmierczak, national sales manager. The features are nonstop in the Vienna, which is built on the Mercedes-Benz 3500 Sprinter chassis. A full-sized shower and mini-king-sized bed go the extra mile, proving how well Renegade RV understands space. Cook calls the kitchen a "full-wall slide on steroids" with decently-sized counterspace. It also includes a two-burner stovetop by Dometic. (A single-burner electric induction cooktop is optional.) With space in mind, the 2020 Vienna is outwardly distinct from past models, aside from the dual-pane, frameless windows. The cabover bed design above the dashboard offers a 48-inch by 80-inch sleeping berth, replacing the dedicated storage and aero cap. And Truma AquaGo runs throughout. Other features include a crowned, one-piece fiberglass roof to help prevent leaks and four-point, automatic leveling jacks. All of it adds up to a unit with significant bells and whistles. But how does that translate into quality? "Our warranty percentage right now is at 0.4 percent," says Kazmierczak. "That is top-notch. There are people that will question that number, but that is straight up." What impressed RV PRO: Introducing a new product line is one thing. A serious revamp that heightens the DNA of a strong brand like Renegade in a two-year period – that's next level. The Vienna Class C hits that sweet spot for a variety of customer demographics and feels plain-good to step into. Whoever said good things come in small packages was likely talking about the Vienna, as evidenced by its expansive feature set, including a full-sized shower and a mini king-sized bed. With the king-size Murphy bed up and its full-wall slide, the Vienna feels remarkably spacious for its size.

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