September '20

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includes directional vents, Bluetooth app control, a built-in thermostat and auto mode that turns the blower fan off when the compressor is not running. This new A/C also significantly reduces power draw, Bienert adds. REVEL The Winnebago Revel also has gone through notable updates that include Xantrex Smart Lithium power and a Mercedes-Benz VS30 4X4 chassis that affords four-season comfort and off-the-grid capabilities. The 2021 Revel now features a larger compressor-driven refrigerator that is forward facing, so it is accessible outside of the motorhome. The RV's cabinetry has been improved with lightweight, durable and attractive overhead units that feature folded-aluminum construction, Bienert says. And the unit's freshwater tanks have been moved to the inside of the van on the passenger side for better all-season use. Bienert adds that Revel's large countertop extension and the cooktop have become portable for additional countertop space and two safety belts have been added to the dinette with the one on the driver's side being a three-point seat belt. SOLIS The Winnebago Solis Class B camper van – first introduced during 2019 Elkhart Open House Week – is, by comparison, aggressively priced and designed for active families, and has undergone changes for the 2021 model. "We use the idea of 'surf to slopes' in its design philosophy," Bienert says. "We consid- ered what would be the best van to use at the beach that could then be turned around the next weekend and be the best van for the mountains. While it's not four-wheel drive, it has a lot of 'adventure van DNA' in it – the Solis has been very well-received." The Solis line, which Winnebago designed in the spirit of the classic VW van, includes a pop-up top and a fuel-efficient Dodge Ram ProMaster chassis. "There's more content, however, in the Solis than there ever was in the old VW line, such as a rear bed that can stay made up, and an internal wet bath, which is a huge difference from VW." New for 2021 Solis 59PX will be the introduction of a second floorplan. While it has similar features as its former layout (still available), the 2021 model has an extended rear that also showcases a gear garage, which expands its capacity to haul gear internally. RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW September 2020 • RV PRO • 81 The Winnebago Solis has undergone changes for 2021. The motorhome, built on a Dodge ProMaster chassis, features a pop-up top.

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