If you ask 100 people to name a motorhome brand, odds are at least 95 will shout out ‘Winnebago’ first. Winnebago is essentially the ‘Kleenex’ of the motorhome industry.
When it comes to Class C motorhomes, there are a lot of options for you to consider in both Gas and Diesel versions. Since there are more diesel options, we will take a look at the gas ones first and do it in alphabetical order. Ready? Here we go.
Winnebago Minnie Winnie
A cute name but there really is nothing ‘Minnie’ about them. There are five Minnie Winnie floorplans—22M, 22R, 25B, 31H, and the 31K. All of them have a queen bed in the back, an overhead bed over the cab, and enough beds to sleep at least six.
They also all have a Ford chassis with 305 horsepower 6.8L SEFI Triton V10 engine and 402 ft-lbs torque. Other assets include a 32-inch HDTV with DVD player in the living area, a 24-inch HDTV in the bedroom, and a dash with a Radio/Rearview Monitor System w/integrated 6.2″ touchscreen monitor and color rear camera.
The 22M, just over 24 feet in length, has the bed housed in a slide-out, and a large U-shaped dinette. The 22R has no slide-out and is actually just a few inches shorter in total length. Its bed is located in the rear corner, and it has a large U-shaped dinette.
Moving up in length, we have the 25B. The 25B also has no slide-out but is nearly two feet longer than the 22R. The bed sits in a corner, the dinette is a regular booth dinette, but the 25B adds a sofa-bed to keep the sleep number at six.
Up next is the 31H. The ‘H’ must stand for ‘Holy Moly’ because Winnebago throws everything at you with this one. The 31H is nearly 33 feet long and has two slide-outs. The one on the driver’s side pulls out the large sofa bed and cooktop/range. Slide-out two is on the passenger side in the back and contains the wardrobe closet and chest for the master bedroom as well as a pair of twin bunks. This bunkhouse floorplan is capable of sleeping an impressive nine tired campers.
The final Minnie Winnie floorplan is the 31K. The 31K is the same length as the 31H and has a large slide-out on the driver’s side housing the sofa bed and U-shaped dinette. In the back, you’ll find the bed centered to create walkaround space, and a solid pocket door to create a master suite if you need and/or wish.
The Outlook comes in four distinct floorplans—22C, 22E, 25J, and 31N. Like the Minnie Winnies, all of them come with a queen bed in the back and an overhead bed in the cab area. Every Outlook has a straight-line kitchen set-up with a three-burner cooktop on the passenger side of the model, plus a booth dinette 40-inches by 60 or 72 inches depending upon the floorplan. All of them can sleep at least six tired campers.
As with the Minnie Winnie, all Outlooks have a Ford chassis with 305 horsepower 6.8L SEFI Triton V10 engine and 402 ft-lbs torque. As far as camp-comfort features, each Outlook has a 32-inch HDTV in the living area and a convenient pet leash tie-down on the exterior.
The 22C and 22E are both the same length: 24 feet, eight inches. The difference sits in the back. The 22C has the bed in a slide-out and turned perpendicular to the front. It turns the wardrobe closet to face the bed and adds a pantry. The 25J is just a smidge over 26 feet in length. This Winnebago beauty has no slide-out, places the bed into a back corner, and adds a wardrobe closet sitting next to the fridge.
The largest Outlook, the 31N, has a pair of slide-outs on the driver’s side. The first has the queen bed contained within it, the second has the booth dinette and sofa bed. There is a solid pocket door to ensure the master bedroom has maximum privacy. Up-front, the kitchen has additional counter space.
With identical floorplans, the Spirit is the sister of the Minnie Winnie. The only change is in the graphics and paints on the outside of each model. This ‘twinning’ is a by-product of when Winnebago purchased Itasca years ago.
On to the diesel Class C Winnebago models. Rather than creating different sections for each of the diesel ‘twins’, I am going to give them to you upfront. Suffice to say the difference between the twins is purely cosmetic on their respective exteriors.
Winnebago View/Winnebago Navion
Three floorplans – the 24D, 24J, and 24V. Each of them runs 25-and-a-half feet, has a pair of swiveling captain’s chairs up-front, and the capability of sleeping four. They also all have the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a 3.0L 6-cylinder engine with 188-horsepower and 325 ft-lbs torque. They all have a 32-inch HDTV in the main living area and two of them have an additional 24-inch LED HDTV in the bedroom.
The 24D is a true rear bath floorplan with the bathroom covering the back wall with access from the living area via a solid pocket door. A large slide-out on the driver’s side contains the bed and a U-shaped dinette. For the bed, the 24D has a versatile Murphy bed so you can lounge on a comfy sofa in the daytime and sleep on a queen bed at night. The 24J also has the large U-shaped dinette in a slide-out but makes the slide-out slightly smaller but keeps the wardrobe closet and a pantry along in the slide-out as well. The bed is placed in a corner. There is also a pair of TVs – one for viewing from the bed, the other sitting across from the dinette. The 24V also has a pair of TVs like the 24J. However, the 24V has a completely different layout. The slide-out contains a TrueComfort sofa with a hide-a-bed. The bathroom is moved to the driver’s side. In the back, you’ll find a twin bed set-up that can be flexed into a single king-size bed.
Winnebago Porto/Winnebago Vita
This twin set of Winnebago Class C motorhomes comes in two floorplans: 24F and 24P. Slightly shorter than the View/Navion, these Class C motorhomes sit at 24-feet, 5-inches but still have the capacity to sleep four.
They do share the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis and identical engine, and the Porto/Vita combo both have an expandable booth dinette with an option to have a pair of theater seats and a pedestal table in lieu of the dinette. Both have the swivel captain’s chairs up front and sport a 32-inch HDTV in the main living area.
The 24F has a slide-out on the driver’s side pulling out the expandable dinette, fridge and multi-use storage. The bed sits in the corner nestled against more multi-use storage and the bathroom. The 24P has the same slide-out but expands it to include the queen bed. The bed has been turned to allow walkaround access. The bathroom is moved to the passenger side corner and has a unique sliding bi-fold door.
Now we come to the nonconformist in the group, the Winnebago Fuse. Also a diesel, the Fuse employs the energy-efficient Ford Power Stroke diesel engine – a 3.2L I5 with 185-horsepower and an impressive 350 ft-lbs torque.
What do the trio of Fuse 23A, 23F, and 23T have in common? All are 24 feet in length and sport swiveling captain’s chairs up-front. They each have an HDTV and a coach stereo system that includes AM/FM, CD/DVD player, and Bluetooth.
For the 23A, there is a single slide-out containing a TrueComfort+ sofa and the fridge. What makes the 23A unique is not only is it a true rear bath, but the side-by-side twin beds can flex into a queen+ bed.
The 23F moves the fridge to the passenger side to sit along with the rest of the kitchen and places a dinette into the slide-out. The bed is now a corner bed and sits alongside the bathroom.
The 23T keeps the bed on the passenger side but rotates it and puts it into a slide-out. This creates some walkaround space. The kitchen is split with the fridge and pantry right beside the entry and the rest of the kitchen on the driver’s side. Up-front you’ll find a flex bed system creating a near-queen size bed by combining the bench seat and kitchen table.
Yes, this is quite a bit to digest, but Winnebago is good at giving you what you need (as well as what you want) in a Class C motorhome. Interested in looking at our current inventory? Click here to check out Camping World’s offerings.
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