Winnebago is one of the most recognizable names in the RV industry. They offer one of the widest selections of class B RVs – also called camper vans – you can find. You might recognize the rugged Revel or the energy-efficient Travato. But have you heard of the budget-friendly Solis?
Here’s everything you need to know about the Winnebago Solis.
What is the Winnebago Solis?
The Winnebago Solis is a compact, class B RV that adapts to any adventure. Thanks to a pop-top roof extension, it’s a family-friendly camper van outfitted with extra sleeping space.
It’s built on a RAM ProMaster chassis and is available in two floorplans – the 59P and the 59PX. Both are under 22 feet long, making them nimble enough to fit in almost any campsite. The Winnebago Solis’ agile size is perfect for exploring national parks or boondocking in national forests.
Who is this Class B RV for?
Adventurous couples, solo travelers, and traveling families will be equally comfortable in the Winnebago Solis. We talked with the owner of a Winnebago Solis, renting their camper through RV Rentals, and here’s what they had to say about why they chose this camper van:
Q: What made you buy the Winnebago Solis Class B camper van?
A: The Winnebago Solis is an off-the-grid dream! It’s so easy to park (fits in a regular parking space) and feels like you’re driving a minivan!
We previously owned a 2021 Winnebago Solis 59P, the 59P model did not have a generator or A/C in the back of the RV. As much as we loved the 59P, we had some really hot summers. When we purchased the 2023 Winnebago Solis 59PX, it came equipped with a generator and A/C.
Here are more Winnebago Solis owners in the wild:
Standout Features of the Winnebago Solis
Winnebago’s Solis Class B RV offers several important standout features from others in its class. We asked an owner about their favorites.
Q: What are your favorite features of the Winnebago Solis?
A: Most class B RVs will sleep 2-3 people max. The Solis seats and sleeps 4 people! The pop-top and built-in screens allow for full 360° enjoyment of the outdoors without all the bugs!
Winnebago Solis RV Specs
Let’s highlight the general specs and then explore what unique features this model offers.
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The Solis’ pop-top extension is easy to open and close. It’s durable fiberglass with windows on either side for views and ventilation. Winnebago utilizes the FROLI® sleep system in the pop-top, designed to sleep two comfortably.
Q: How do you use and enjoy the Pop-Top Extension?
A: The pop-up top always gives me the nostalgia of the VW Pop Top Bus! The pop-up top is easy to open and close! The screens in the pop-up can be opened so you can sleep under the stars!
The pop-top roof also has a 220-watt flexible surface solar panel with a charge controller. While this is also a 30-amp coach, the solar panels help to keep the RV’s two deep-cycle AGM batteries charged.
Versatile Living Space
The interior is about as versatile as it gets. The cockpit chairs swivel around to face the dinette table, which can be removed if you want to open the space up. The wet bath features the shower and the 5-gallon cassette toilet but can also be equipped with shelves or a curtain rod for additional storage.
Q: What can you tell us about the living space in the Solis? What is comfortable? What is well-designed? What do you enjoy about its interior living space?
A: The Solis seats four with seatbelts and can accommodate two car seats. It has a deep kitchen sink, generous cabinet space, and a compact 12-volt fridge and freezer. It also features a built-in wet suit rack on the rear double doors, so you can air dry your swimsuits while camping.
In the rear, the Murphy+ bed provides a super comfortable place to rest at the end of the day. During the day, it easily folds up and out of the way to provide easy access to the in-floor storage below.
A movable table can also be anchored at the rear to create a small, mobile office space when the bed is folded up. Open the rear cargo doors, roll down the insect screen, and enjoy a new office view whenever you relocate.
Whether the bed is folded down or stowed away, there’s a healthy amount of storage space in the Winnebago Solis. A large “garage” area is always accessible under the bed for open storage, but there’s also in-floor storage accessible via flip-up floor panels.
Q: What can you say about the Solis’ storage? What do you bring along on your travels?
A: There is no wasted space. The Murphy bed allows you to have the bed tucked away, giving you so much space for outdoor equipment, kayaks, and bikes while traveling. We enjoy biking and store our bikes inside the RV with the Murphy bed up while traveling instead of using a bike rack.
Additional storage is available in the overhead cabinets in the galley and bedroom. A rear hitch receiver that allows you to tow up to 3,500 pounds or carry up to 350 pounds of vertical tongue weight in the form of a bike rack or cargo carrier.
Extra Passenger Seating
Q: How many people travel with you in the Winnebago Solis?
A: Four people, and the Solis sleeps us all comfortably!
Behind the cockpit, two passenger seats with seat belts sit behind the dinette’s pedestal table. If you choose the 59P floorplan, you’ll also have the option to swap out the Murphy+ bed system with a sofa bed that comes with two additional seat belts – allowing you to transport up to six passengers safely.
The Solis is perfect for spending a long weekend in a location many RVers can’t reach. The Group 31 maintenance-free batteries provide ample power for your interior amenities and will be recharged by the rooftop solar panel when you strategically park for maximum sun exposure.
Q: What kind of camping do you do in your Winnebago Solis? Boondocking? Campgrounds? All of the above?
A: The Winnebago Solis is made for boondocking! We have absolutely enjoyed the ease of boondocking in the Solis, and the generator is approved for National Parks (it is so quiet!).
With the 59PX, you’ll also get a Cummins-Onan gas generator to power interior appliances and recharge house batteries. With both models, you get a 20-gallon freshwater tank, a 20-gallon gray water holding tank, and 25 gallons of propane capacity.
The Solis’ Truma Combi Eco Heating system provides heating for the coach and hot water for showers and dishes. A Coleman-Mach air conditioner is standard on the 59PX, but the 59P can also be equipped with a 13,500-BTU air conditioner if the pop-top is removed.
What Owners Love About the Winnebago Solis
We all know that the features sound great on paper, right? But what do actual Solis owners or renters think about this camper van?
We scoured social media to find what folks say about their Solis RV. Here’s what we found:
Where to Find the Winnebago Solis
Q: What would you say to campers curious about purchasing the Winnebago Solis for themselves?
A: You can always try before you buy (rent one from us with Good Sam RV Rentals), but if you are looking for something easy to drive, easy to park, perfect for boondocking and campgrounds, and sleeps up to 4 people – If you are looking for a class B RV, this is it!
Camping World’s network of nationwide dealerships places a convenient RV buying destination in your neighborhood. Find the location nearest you to set a time to see the Winnebago Solis in person.
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