Review: Winnebago Travato Class B Motorhome
See our introductory article on Best Class B RV MotorHomes
The Travato is a compact 21 feet long and also on the Dodge Ram ProMaster Chassis with the 3.6 liter 24 valve V6 engine, same as the Aktiv 2.0. Also like the Aktiv it will tow up to 3500 lbs. But it doesn’t have the same engine generator system as the Aktiv; the Travato comes with a separate 2,800-watt Cummins Onan gas generator.
The dinette is in the front of the coach sharing space with the cab seating. While similar in layout to the Aktiv it appears to have a little more width in the bench seat and has a second jump seat that can use the fold out dinette table. The Travato also comes with a murphy-bed layout but when in the bed position it is much smaller, only 49 inches wide at its widest point. However, the mattress is thick and it sets upon the Froli sleep system, a high tech substitute for box springs. There is an alternate twin bed layout if the 49 inch double bed width is too narrow for two. But that twin-bed floor plan also has the bathroom in the rear by the double doors, which means you can’t open the rear doors for ventilation unless you want your bathroom open to Mother Nature!
The closet or pantry is narrow like the Aktiv but has a little more vertical storage than the Aktiv. The kitchen counter has an folding extension to add counter space, a nice feature. The refrigerator in the 59G layout is quite large and is a two door model with a separate freezer.
The Travato has it’s own brand of lithium ion battery management system, called the Pure 3, similar to what is offered by RoadTrek and Hymer. The system also comes with 200 watt solar panels and is a standard feature, not an option.
Winnebago Travato MSRP $111,645
For a comparison RV in the same class, see our Aktiv 2.0 Motorhome Review here.by