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Old 02-15-2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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I am hoping this will be a good place for Revel owners to share information and issues.

I put money down on one this weekend that I pick up in early April 2018.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new rig! I don't own a Revel, but I did join a FB group to find out more about it. It's called Winnebago Revel 4X4 if you're interested.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:28 PM   #3
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Thanks Lightfoot. I will check it out.
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:21 AM   #4
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60 days isnít too bad to wait. Did you get a deal?


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Old 02-18-2018, 04:20 PM   #5
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They had it on the lot. However they wanted it for an upcoming show in March. A deal ... I got one, after actually being able to see one. It is actually the colors and options that I wanted. I did not pay MSRP and no tax here in Oregon. The discount seemed fair and inline what I have read online. It was a very pleasant buying experience and we were out the door in 90 minutes. Brian with Johnson RV in Sandy Oregon is someone that I would highly recommend.
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Congrats! Main hangup for me considering that model is the cassette toilet. Iíve never dealt with one.


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Old 02-18-2018, 11:03 PM   #7
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I grew up with a chamber pot and a long drop (outhouse) for summer fun time. I am not worried.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:34 PM   #8
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Mofrid - Did you get your Revel yet? Any pictures?? Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:57 AM   #9
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I assume you picked up your vehicle in April as you indicated. Whatís been your experience so far. What optional equipment have you added or considering? Do you have air conditioning? Are you using it off the grid and how? What recommendations can you make. I have a unit coming in October.
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I'm looking forward to hearing some feedback on these rigs
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:26 PM   #11
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I assume you picked up your vehicle in April as you indicated. Whatís been your experience so far. What optional equipment have you added or considering? Do you have air conditioning? Are you using it off the grid and how? What recommendations can you make. I have a unit coming in October.
Just in case you aren't a member, there's a pretty active FB group. I do not own a Revel but enjoy learning about it.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/winnebago4x4/
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:47 PM   #12
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Thanks. I'm not a Facebook guy, so hoping to see or hear about a Revel experience on this forum. Maybe someday
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I'm not a FB guy either. I created an account to be able to read the different RV FB groups because that's where I've found the best info. For my account, I use my real first name but a made-up last name. I didn't fill-out any other info on my profile. I don't use it to connect with anyone. Basically, it's an anonymous account that allows me to join the closed groups.
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If the Revel group facebook page is any indication, WGO is struggling with the Revel. Lots of reports of build quality issues and a few design issues - namely the roof racks coming apart. One guy had his completely rip off the roof, solar panels and all and land on the highway!

There are also alot of customers modifying these vans - big suspension modifications, wheels & tires, etc. Definitely spending big money. Still a value compared to the boutique shops.

Revel owners don't appear to be the usual RV customer - WGO was right about that - these are new people being lured into the fold and it shows - their tolerance for what we've put up with from the RV industry all these years seems to be very low. I wonder if they will just create alot of noise and bad PR resulting in the termination of this line, or will they spark some movement and change in the industry and better products?
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There was a Winnebago Revel at the B15 Rally in Sevierville, TN. I toured it and met the owner. He seemed very pleased with his Revel. I don't know if he is a member of this forum.
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I was able to do a quick 5 minute tour of a Revel today (Iíve also toured an Aktiv 1 and a 2 recently). Here are some of my impressions. I sat in the passenger seat and it was ok. Some one was already in the drivers so I didnít try it. The step up into the living area seemed sturdy. I liked the drop down table for added counter space and the large additional one outside! The living area seemed bright and airy, i dslike those roundish sinks with the fold down faucet, my style of cooking requires 2 burners and I could use a tiny bit more sq inches of fridge space. I loved the 79Ē width popouts for the bed, the flex lift system (more than I thought I would), but the mattress is too squishy for this old back. Rounding the corner to streetside, iím pretty sure the WC/storage closet door was broken before i got there. Oops! The lounge chair backs seemed a little short, again loved the table, and i think i like the Revel concept fot the additional bed better than Aktivís.

My opinion? At first blush a great 4x4 B for a single person and small to medium dog that needs flexible store in the garage. (Of course when it comes time to actually buy something it will be more than a 5 minute tour!)
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Here is a video showing a couple adapting to life in the van: https://youtu.be/f0YI6uOqPG0

I think the Revel will appeal to a wide demographic. Like the first Travato, people love the van's layout and value, so they learn to live with its quirks.

I love the fact that Winnebago has found great success by getting away from the stale B design of a front bathroom and rear converting sofa. Please take note, Roadtrek, Pleasureway and Airstream.

It will be interesting to see how Winnebago finds room for a Volta version (assuming the rollout of Volta on the Travato is a success).
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I love the fact that Winnebago has found great success by getting away from the stale B design of a front bathroom and rear converting sofa. Please take note, Roadtrek, Pleasureway and Airstream.
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It will be interesting to see how Winnebago finds room for a Volta version (assuming the rollout of Volta on the Travato is a success).
Last I heard, there is a 6 months waiting list on the Volta Travatos. New orders are pushed to 2019 now.
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After a year of waiting, I will pick up my Revel today! I look forward to sharing questions and answers with the rest of you.
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Last I heard, there is a 6 months waiting list on the Volta Travatos. New orders are pushed to 2019 now.
I hadn't heard that. Where did you get this information?
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