Winnebago has definitely hit the bulls-eye with the Travato. Recently making its debut appearance at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV, this Class B motorhome offers a satisfying RV experience with great use of space, many quality features, and prime specifications.
The Travato utilizes the first FWD Fiat Ducato chassis to be offered in the United States. It is the most popular full-sized chassis in Europe, found in two out of three RVs built there. Branded in the United States as the Ram ProMaster, this powerfully reinforced chassis makes for a solid platform that is available in two roof heights, three wheelbases, and four body lengths.
The Ram ProMaster comes equipped with either the 3.0-liter, I-4, 174-horsepower EcoDiesel, or the 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6, paired with an electronically controlled six-speed automated manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, respectively. The nimble 2014 Travato weighs in at 9350 pounds, and features a 4400 pound payload with a 5100 pound towing capacity.
With an amazing fuel efficiency of up to 18 miles per gallon, the Winnebago Travato is a significant rival to the Class B Mercedes-Benz Sprinter platform. Measuring at a comfortable 20 feet long, the Travato remains easy to handle and fun to drive, without sacrificing a fully integrated RV experience.
The Travato also makes great use of space. There are several storage compartments, both on the interior and exterior of the RV, not to mention easy rear-door access for the storing of camping gear, bicycles, or anything else one might need to pack. It is equipped with a space-saving split dinette, as well as the Flex-a-Bed, which can be converted into either two twin beds, or one queen size bed. Beneath the bed are drawers for additional storage.
For those looking for a fully functional and luxurious touring RV, the Winnebago Travato may be the perfect option, as it was designed to be stylish, modern, and comfortable. The cab is equipped swivel seats, Rand McNally GPS navigation system, and interior LED lighting. The front-drive layout offers best-in-class ceiling height and lowest load floor, making it easy to load and step into.
Agile, smart, good-looking and economical, the abundance of features the Winnebago Travato offers makes it an affordable game changer that should appeal to a sizable customer base. What’s more, Chrysler has increased the number of dealers that are authorized to service ProMaster-based recreational vehicles, so Winnebago customers will find it easier than ever to get service.