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Winnebago’s ProMaster RVs

by David Zatz on

Winnebago Travato motor home camper

The Fiat Ducato is popular in Europe as a motor home base, and it was a matter of time before the beefier Ram ProMaster was adapted into recreational vehicle (“RV”) form. Ram may be fortunate that the first company to show off a ProMaster-based RV is Winnebago, the iconic motor home maker whose RVs, with the trademark “W,” were once a staple of American roads.

The 2014 Winnebago Travato is a Class B motor home, part of the Touring Coach™ line; it is twenty feet long, and features swivel cab seats, LED ceiling and awning lights, standard navigation system, split dinette, and rear access double doors.  The Travato is only available with the Pentastar V6 engine, not the 3-liter Fiat diesel.

Features of the Travato include a corner double bed (a portion of which flips up for bicycle storage), full-height bath door, automatic entrance step, wet bath, wardrobe, and full galley.  It is designed for two people.

Ram ProMaster based Winnebago

Another ProMaster-based Winnebago is also scheduled: the Winnebago Trend™, a 23 footer designed for up to four people, with a bed that lifts to the ceiling to create extra space during the day (the lift is powered). The Trend includes industry-first three-point seat belts in the dinette.  The Trend appears to be based on the chassis cab and is wider than the van, while the Travato seems to be based on the van.

Until the mid-1970s, Chrysler dominated the RV world, supplying chassis to numerous manufacturers; the company has been largely absent from RVs since the “B-van” was dropped, shortly after the Daimler takeover, unless one counts Freightliner-Mercedes-Dodge Sprinter conversions. Winnebago, instantly recognized by the

huge “W” stripe on the side, usually used Dodge chassis for Class A motorhomes; their Class B models were cutaway Dodge B vans. Both of these were wood framed bodies mounted to the chassis.

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