Winnebago’s new camper van is prepped for off-grid adventure

Available in 4×4 this summer

There were plenty of interesting and innovative RVs at RVX, the
new industry trade show held last week in Salt Lake City. But one
of the big announcements of the show was the debut of a brand new
RV from Iowa-based industry powerhouse Winnebago.

With an eye to adventurous
camper van
buyers, Winnebago announced a new
Class B
camper van called the Boldt.
Well-known for the
Revel
, a converted 144-inch Mercedes Sprinter with four-wheel
drive, Winnebago is looking to grow their share of the camper van
market with a new four-season coach.

Inspired by German explorer and naturalist Alexander Von
Humboldt, the Boldt is built on the 24-foot Mercedes-Benz chassis
with a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine, blind spot monitoring, active
brake assist, rain sensor, and auto-high beam assist. There are two
floorplans—called the 70KL and the 70BL—that integrate a
sleeping area, a galley kitchen, and a dining area.

Winnebago includes their flex bed system that allows two to
three campers to convert the bedroom or living area spaces into
different configurations. Twin beds can be turned into a single
queen-size bed, or the dinette can be made into a single sleeper
depending on the layout that you choose. There are also track
mounts located throughout the van so that you can attach
electronics, storage baskets, extra tables, and other travel
accessories.

Other perks include extensive insulation so you can use the van
during all seasons, rear and side screen doors, and a kitchen that
includes all the standard necessities for cooking. The galley
boasts a Corian countertop, dual convection-microwave oven, a
stainless steel sink with cutting boards, and a fridge. Each
floorplan features a wet bath, wardrobe, and extra countertop
extension, too.

For technology lovers, the Boldt delivers a “Hey Mercedes,”
AI voice interface system that works like Alexa or Siri, allowing
for voice control navigation throughout the camper. Integrated
Wi-Fi, a 24”-inch LED TV, an impressive sound system, and extras
like power doors round out the amenities, and it’s all powered by
a 10.1 kwh lithium-ion energy pack that keeps you running overnight
even without shore power.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Boldt is that while
the MSRP will be close to $185,000, the camper van will be
available in a 4×4 option. That’s great news for people looking
for a larger camper than the Revel who still want four-wheel drive,
and don’t want to go the
custom route
. The Boldt is currently starting production but
off-road adventurers will have to hold tight—the 4×4 won’t be
available until summer. We’ll update this story with more photos
as we have them.


Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Winnebago’s new camper van is prepped for off-grid adventure