Cam Hilliard of Miller’s RV in Baton Rouge, LA, gives us a tour of the 2023 Winnebago Travato camper van in the video below.
The Travato is the #1 selling Class B camper van in North America and the 59K floor plan, which is the one in the video below, is the most popular layout in the most popular camper van.
After seeing all the great features Winnebago packs into it, you’ll begin to understand why.
I know they are not unusual in Class B’s, but I love the magnetized big screen that covers the door. What is unusual is the bottom neoprene tube on it that makes it easy to roll out of the way when not needed. There is a similar screen system on the back door so that you can enjoy maximum ventilation on warm days.
The Power Control System allows you to monitor and control your power usage so you never run out.
The Truma water heater and furnace is also pretty ingenious. It can run on electric, gas, or a combination of both!
The Winnebago Travato also has holding tank heaters, and because there are no outside water lines, it is a true 4-season RV.
The kitchen features solid surface countertops, a 12-volt refrigerator and small freezer, small sink, a convection microwave oven, and a two-burner stove. The sink and stove come with covers that convert them to counter space when not in use.
The Eco Heat feature produces hot water without running out of cold water first, so no water waste in the gray tank when waiting for hot water.
There is a fair amount of storage cabinets throughout. In addition, the built-in Ram Track technology allows you to easily mount all kinds of optional storage solutions. Brilliant!
This floor plan features twin beds. There is another floor plan available with a corner full-size bed. However, with the versatile twin bed model you get lots of travel seating, plus it can convert to a king-size bed. There is a whole lot of storage under one of the beds.
You’ll find a wet bath with a unique fold-up sink in the rear of the RV. One really nice feature is that you can open the back doors and the rig comes with poles to make a small privacy enclosure so that you can use the outdoor shower for more than just a quick rinse.
More indoor features
- 2000-watt inverter
- Optional dual-paned windows
- Screen daytime window shades and opaque night shades
- Built-in power station with two 110 plugs and two USB plugs; in addition, there are outlets and USB plugs throughout
- Over-cab storage area
- Front captain’s chairs swivel to provide more seating and living space
- Pull out flip-up desk/counter
- Swivel TV that can be viewed from inside or out
- Rooftop A/C
- Detachable rooftop ladder
- Roof rack for extra storage
- Built-in double bike rack
- 215 watts rooftop solar panels
One negative that was noted about the Winnebago Travato 59K is that in order to be hooked up to city water the back door has to be open. However, it’s easy to get around that by using the water in your tank and the water pump. This small camper van actually has switches in three different places to turn on the water pump. And the way the current system is configured keeps all the plumbing indoors and out of the elements and cold.
More Winnebago Travato features and stats
- Built on a Ram ProMaster 3500 chassis
- Engine: Pentastar VVT/V6
- GVWR: 9350
- Length: 21’
- Fresh water: 18 gallons
- Gray water: 13 gallons
- Black water: 12 gallons
- Propane capacity: 25 pounds
- Onboard Onan quiet generator
- MSRP $152, 504
My height is a problem. At 6’4″, When in the drivers seat, my head is behind the door pillar. Standing up inside is a headache. It is a cute, expensive van camper, but I bet it is tight for the guys with broad shoulders.
Nice, but too expensive. Would have to see in person.
The video says if you’re connected to city water you need the back door open, that defeats the security of the rig. Not my idea of safety!
Good point, Bob.
I agree it would be a deal breaker for me.