September '20

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80 • RV PRO • September 2020 RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW Winnebago Winnebago may historically be associated with lumbering Class A motorhomes, but the RV maker seems to have found a new sweet spot in recent years with Class B moto- rhomes. It's a niche the RV maker continues to build upon with its 2021 offerings, while also continuing to expand and diversify its line of towable RVs. Meanwhile, new offerings from the company's Grand Design and Newmar divisions continue to round out Winnebago's representation in the towable and motorhome seg- ments, respectively. TRAVATO Winnebago has done an extensive redesign on its Travato line. "It's going to be exciting," says Chris Bienert, product manager for Winnebago Class B products. "We've had a lot of feedback from owners and dealers that's led to significant changes." The redesigned 21-foot Travato 59G and 59GL no longer feature wood floors, replaced with a composite flooring that improves insulation. Interior space has been expanded in the coach by placing tanks in insulated compartments below, which has been a "huge change," Bienert says. The motorhome's bed also has shifted to a lighter aluminum framing, making it easier to set up. Some of the traditional infotainment systems are absent this year and being replaced with Bluetooth-connected sound systems. "The former mainstays of DVD and Blu-ray players are gone," he says, "and the Travato will also now feature more deluxe, automotive seating." In addition, the 2021 Travato's roof and walls have been upgraded with automo- tive-grade insulation for improved thermal break and acoustic insulation; sumo springs in the front and rear increase the product's ride height and improve stability; and a new ultra-quiet Coleman-Mach 10 NDQ air conditioner has an interior shroud that PREVIEW Winnebago's Revel has gone through several updates to make it more user-friendly. These include Xantrex lithium power, a larger refrigerator that is forward facing so it is accessible outside of the motorhome, plus updated cabinetry.

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