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Old 12-03-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default Winnebago Travato new model # 59K

Winnebago Travato 59K is shown in this video from Lichtsinn Motors

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You beat me to the punch. Here is what I saw from that vid...

The good:

Open floorplan.
The bathroom is in the rear, so if ventilation is absolutely needed, one can open a door.
Looks like a decent amount of bed space, either as two twins or mashed together as a wide king.
The clear aisle would allow for bicycles or other items to be stashed inside. Plus, with separate beds, one can use the bathroom without having to jump over the other person.

The bad:

Other than overhead compartments and drawers, not much storage space. For example, a wardrobe... and stashing clothes in the bathroom doesn't count.
The fridge is a standard "B" size for a rig 2-3 years ago, but most newer models have at least a 5-7 cubic foot fridge/freezer.

The ugly:

I wonder if the gray water drains from the shower pan via gravity, or if it needs a pump like the other Travato floorplan. I also wonder if it has a LP gas water heater, and not an electric.
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:36 PM   #3
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Some screen captures from the video:









Looks like possible articulated bed for reading or watching TV etc. Hard to know for sure. Anyone remember that idea from Benny (Rolacoy) and in the LTV FreeFlight? Link: http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...12&t=108#p2374
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The beds appear permanent and not convertible from a sofa setup and probably don't come together for a full size bed. The width looks pretty ample and I am guessing a full 30" wide. The articulation is for the neck only it appears and not from waist up. It is hard to tell if it raises electrically to any position or is a mechanical lift up. Those buttons on the wall might indicate electrical.

That kitchen galley reminds me of the old Forest River MB Cruiser Sprinter with the back bathroom.

You can park a bicycle between the beds but then that would cut you off from the bathroom while on the road and it would have to be moved in the campground. Go to TheFitRV.com and see how James and Stefany put their bike in the sliding door entrance and also see their highly modified MB Cruiser. It appears there may be a couple of bikes on the back end. It is definitely appealing to the active young couple. No way I can get kayaks down off roofs anymore.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:33 PM   #5
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........................ I also wonder if it has a LP gas water heater, and not an electric.
Press Release indicates it is a combo LP & Electric heat and hot water from Truma.

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Travato 59K (Class B) -- Features innovative advances in technology and comfort systems. This is the first Class B in North America to feature the new 97% efficient Truma-Combi heating and hot water system that provides quick hot water recovery, quiet, consistent air delivery throughout the coach and an electric-heating element that uses campground electricity to take the chill off a brisk morning.
Link provided by wincrasher: http://www.truma.net/us/en/home/index.php
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Thanks, I just found that link. I'm blown away -- Truma actually is selling their cool stuff in the US now. I've grumbled that on rv.net a lot, and apparently, they are actually playing in the US market.

Now, if they would get their VeGA propane fuel cell here, it would be nice. Would completely kill the need for an absorption fridge.
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Thanks, I just found that link. I'm blown away -- Truma actually is selling their cool stuff in the US now. ................
Yup, you suggested it needed a Truma Combi unit back in June 2013 http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...p=15218#p15218
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Really surprised there is not a back cushion to use those beds as sofas. Seems really impractical. I assume there is huge storage underneath those beds.

With the bath way in the back, one can only assume the tanks are also back there. So does the kitchen need a pump to get the water to the back, or vice-versa? Most likely not.

But if the tanks are out back, then where does the generator go?

Lots of questions.

If they are adding floorpans, then I suggest they copy the Shire and give us a front lounge model.

Update -

I found this http://www.winnebagoind.com/resource.../15Travato.pdf- scroll down in the document and they compare the specs between the 59G and the 59K. The gray tank is DOWN to 13 gallons from 15! What a non-starter!
And the propane is still the puny 6 gallons. That is a big disappointment.
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There are no back cushions because those are beds,not couches.The cushions can be manipulated ( simply stand the cushions at the head of the bed straight up then push the longer cushions rearward ) to make a kind of chaise lounge which will make a very nice spot to read and watch TV..Speaking of the TV. The placement of the TV is brilliant.It can be watched from the beds (chaise lounge), the front seats and out the side door from the patio.I particularly like the omission of the table in favor of the popup table at the passenger side front seat and the use of the kitchen counter top for the drivers seat.Our table from our similar floorplan Coachmen Sarratoga is sitting in the garage until the time we sell the van in the future.
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There are no back cushions because those are beds,not couches.The cushions can be manipulated ( simply stand the cushions at the head of the bed straight up then push the longer cushions rearward ) to make a kind of chaise lounge which will make a very nice spot to read and watch TV.
Stan, I don't think it will work as you suggested. That head cushion that elevates is most likely fixed with either a mechanical lift like an adjustable chaise lounge ratchet arm or it is fixed to an electric actuator that allows you to raise it to the height you want. If it is fixed like that either way you won't be able to stand up or push the cushions. They are definitely beds not meant to be facing sofas and because of the adjustable headrest there are no back cushions to be used as fillers for one large bed. At least 30" wide as I judge them to be is pretty good for twin beds in a van. The sofa I am sitting on right now is a 22" flat surface and I have no problem napping on it.
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