2018 Winnebago Travato 59K Class B
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Gene Story from Idaho says:

I doubt my wife and I could be more thrilled. For the two of us, the Travato 59K we bought is spot on. We had zero issues when we picked up our new 5

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I doubt my wife and I could be more thrilled. For the two of us, the Travato 59K we bought is spot on. We had zero issues when we picked up our new 59K unless you count a mating pair of connectors that are semi-hidden above the ceiling of the bathroom closet between roof solar panel and charger/controller was not plugged together. Ditto another review that this RAM Promaster based RV drives and handles well, even in the wind. Whether driving on rough roads, passing a semi, gusty windws or simply standing still, the Travato is remarkably stable. More stable than the taller full frame/rear axle driven with dual wheels, Sprinter or Transit based RV's. Around town or on the highway, the RAM Promaster even with the WB coach addition drives like an upper end SUV with only a bit more length to park at the store or street side. Ours fits in our 10 foot high roll up opening in our shop so it has a nice home when we are not out and about in it. Like others have reported, we get excellent (for an RV) gasoline fuel mileage. You can usually count on 15 to 17.x average for overall trip drives. If you use it to drive 9,000 pounds-ish around town you can figure your mpg will be on the order of 12.4 mpg. Very nice mattresses are provided by WB on top of a Froli system in the Travato makes for a very comfortable rest. Adjustable height head rests are great for reading or watching a show. I have been in much higher priced RV's of any class that come with shamefully inadequate and horrible to sleep on bedding. Storage and wardrobe containment is good for one to two people taking touring or camping trips. If you want to take your house, and/or grandma and the kids with you, buy a Class A and require (0k, maybe not) the extra earthlings to pitch in some dough to pay for it. Charge them more for any (which will be all) luggage that wont fit under their seat. Have them sign up for clogging waste tank servicing insurance, using the screen door as a entry handle, etc. or pay a damage insurance deposit in advance. Again I am kidding. I'm just saying... As for the waste system flexible dump pipe, I installed an under chassis tube that allows the pipe WITH fittings attached, to store below. The built in, 2 foot long storage tube can only contain the factory supplied, compressed 10 ft long hose without any tank-end fittings. The factory tube has instead become home for our outdoor mat and a spare VHF/UHF ham & emergency services vertical antenna. Also said by another and I with some modifications quote here; the "Truma Combi hot water heater & furnace is awesome". Because it is. For kitchen (abd probably bathroom) sink hot water, make sure the shower control valve is all the way clockwise or it will draw & mix cold water with the result being just tepid warmth. With shower valve clockwise-closed, the kitchen sink hot water temperature then virtually matches the excellent hot and extra hot temperature ratings for the Truma Combi. As for the furnace side, if you want to heat up the coach fast, start with propane mode. Then if the outside temps are not too cold, you can probably switch over to High or Low electric-only heat to maintain your preferred comfortable level. Or a mix of propane and electric, your choice. Easy as pie. This is a VERY quiet system. And it provides VERY even heat throughout the coach including the bathroom because of the four near-floor ducts. Sometimes I start out by using the heating system in the dashboard of the van but really the Truma heats the entire coach all by itself just fine. If you do it with the electric heating elements only, it will take awhile. Goose it, or use propane only if you like instant (well, much faster) gratification. The water heater & LCD control panel at first is hard to figure out. If you are 60+ years old and never cussed a day in your life, yuou might learn how now. But zip it until you use it about three times. Read on. Good luck getting just the right sales person who has been selling for more than 3 days and often does not even own an RV, or walk-through tech to know how to operate this control panel either. What ever happened to plain language labeling instead of gosh darned icons that at first make NO sense? Ahh, maybe its a trick security system! However, once you have used it about 3 times, the icons just become GPS-like markers where you need to do your next zombi-like repeated steps and you then whiz through setup and settings, no problem. And yes, then you find out it works great too. You could hold 5 minute seminars to train others but ultimately the next person has to simply learn by doing it a few times too, regardless of attempts to follow the manual. The MCD shades are good. The shorter width windows in the newest 2019 models do have nicer, integrated bottom-up shades but the windows are not as nice. Despite the opportunity to get excellent dual pane windows in a 2019, we intentionally hunted down a 2018 with single pane less efficient but larger area windows. The cabinetry is well done. The drawer and bin doors with glossy surfaces we have are gorgeous. Any concern we had about keeping these surfaces clean has disappeared. Latch and hinge hardware is excellent. No rattles. Traveling in a Class B is easier than you think. We think it is more fun than a lumbering giant one. And we do not want to tow anything. We can rent and leave behind most anything we desire. No parking or backing up stress. No extra maintenance costs, insurance, additional fuel for towing, etc. We are Happy Campers with our Travato 59K.
- Gene Story, Idaho

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2021-09-29 2018 Winnebago Travato 59K View Listings

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Unlike the fiberglass class b's the Travato is an extended van and is easy to maintain. Wax it occasionally like your car and it will be carefree and not fade which the fiberglass campers all do over time especially the graphics that are stuck on. I have the 59K twin bed model which works out great as I am single and can take a friend with me. The bathroom, though small is accomodating at the rear of the van, plenty of room on the toilet. Winnebago builds a storage panel into the unit where you can keep your hoses, cords, etc. painlessly and within reach. Included is also a small wardrobe closet with 3 drawers. The cabin itself is quite roomy with lots of overhead storage in airline type locked compartments that won't open while driving. You have your option for boondocking as everything except the ac runs off of solar, battery, or gas power. The front seats spin around to 2 tray tables for eating or drinks while watching the tv which swivels for bed or seated viewing. Included is a full size table that installs between the 2 beds but we never use it. The sliding door has a screen built in for cooler weather and the ceiling has a powered truma vent to move fresh air inside the unit. I am averaging 15-17 mpg over 27000 miles in my gas V6 engine. There are only 2 things that I wish were different but it's hard to accomplish in such a small space. There is no exterior storage is one. The other is the fridge is really small and cannot accomodate a gallon of milk or even half gallon bottle unless it's turned on it's side. But keep in mind you can go anywhere with this van and park in any space you would with your car or truck and in some parks it is classified as a van and not a motorhome or trailer so you can drive it places you couldn't otherwise get too. I have had several class c's and class a's and am sold on a class B now for ease of driving, parking, mileage, handling, etc.
- Daniel Shafer, Florida

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2021-08-02 2018 Winnebago Travato 59K View Listings

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Love the layout and king bed. It gives us a tunnel for two dogs to hide and sleep in. Bin access is awkward when the be is made up but can be made accessable with a door at the foot end. Our local dealership (Pierce RV) is unresponsive and/or unable to obtain repair parts and Winnebago.com is unwilling to deal with owners directly. The TOTAL COMPLETE parts catolog should be avaiable ON LINE to all owners. It would be useful for the rear clearance to be 2-3 inches higher since the generator reduces the clearance to about 5 inches which is iffy for for Forest Service roads.
- Katharine Richards, Montana

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2020-11-09 2018 Winnebago Travato 59K View Listings

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Similar to one of the other reviewers I'm a renter, not an owner, but given the increasing popularity of Outdoorsy it might be valuable to hear from someone who came to this RV cold and lived in it for a limited time - in this case, eight nights. Overall, the experience was great. We loved the twin beds, which were super comfortable and didn't require anything more than quickly making them up each morning. The storage under the beds was also very helpful. The controls were all pretty standard and easy-to-learn. Everything on the outside worked great too. My only two complaints on the inside: the folding door to the bathroom felt flimsy. The rubber trim on each door kept falling out. Finally, we just taped it in so the doors would stay shut. The other issue was the microwave. It beeped constantly. I tried to reprogram it multiple times to no avail. Otherwise, everything worked inside and, in particular, we loved the ventilation in this coach, which we understand is a real problem with the Thor clone. Regarding climate, both the heat and air conditioning was effective. The cabinets weren't the highest quality, but we appreciated the locks. The Ram platform is what it is. I like the MB Sprinter better, but it's obviously more expensive. One huge drawback: the screen on this 2019 Ram was awful, like something from 15 years ago before Smartphones and widespread use of GPS and streaming. This really needs to be addressed by Ram. Maybe it has been in the newer models. Otherwise, this was a great RV and we had a blast during our time in it.
- Martin Nisenholtz, Florida

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2020-10-11 2018 Winnebago Travato 59K View Listings

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We bought the Travato late in October of 2018. Due to some physical issues on my part we down sized from a 28 foot travel.There was a learning curve the first few times we used it because of the room difference, but we eventually worked out how to get around inside the3 coach. I am a bigger guy so I had to learn that both of us weren't going to fit in the center isle. The quality of the rig is outstanding,we did have 2 or 3 issues and they were covered in the warranty. I added Sumo Springs to the front and read and that improved the handling of the rig. We are both very satisfied and will enjoy many years of camping. I would recommend the Travato to anyone who is interested in a class B RV.
- Jim D, Wisconsin

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2018-04-10 2018 Winnebago Travato 59K View Listings

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Nothing but positives. Drives and handles well, even in the wind. Gets excellent fuel mileage. The bed(s) are very comfortable, storage is very adequate. Wardrobe is a bit small but is fine. Truma Combia hot water/furnace is awesome, MCD PRIVACT shades are great. The cabinetry is beautifully finished. Overall it it 4.75 stars.
- Dale, Oregon

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