First Winnebago Pop-Top Camper Van is Built on Ram Promaster Chassis
Minivans are having a moment, but so are camper vans. Winnebago Solis is known for its large motorhomes or travel trailers. But now they have a small surprise for those in the #VanLife crowd.
Say hello to the Solis. The first-ever pop-top camper from Winnebago- a B Class van. The van might have some resemblance to another van that you might know since the vehicle is built on the Ram ProMaster chassis. It’s also designed to seat four adults comfortably while on their camping adventures.
Let’s clarify that it has sleeping accommodations for four passengers. The vehicle is equipped with a sleeper sofa, so technically, the Solis has belted seats for six passengers. Standard accommodations include belted seats behind the driver and passenger seats which can be rotated to create a small dining area.
The pop-top fiberglass top is what sets the Winnebago apart from the other vehicles. The top-pop (Winnebago) is mounted on gas springs, and it can be accessed via a removable ladder at the front of the van. When raised, it creates a loft that sleeps, two adults.
A Murphy bed is mounted on the rear of the Solis, and it’s the second bed-for-two on the vehicle. It is attached to the driver’s side-wall with another modular table beneath. It can function as a small workstation or extra kitchen counter space.
The kitchen on the Solis features a refrigerator that is powered by a 12-volt compressor, and it comes with a two-burner stove and a full sink that has a trick water recirculation feature. The water recirculation keeps the hot water running with a turn of a knob that is beneath the sink.
The full bathroom, which is located across from the kitchen, has a shower, cassette toilet, and has built-in heat vents that can help dry items. There’s a standard-issue 220-watt solar panel, which helps generate off-grid power. Winnebago has not released the official data specifics on the water and power capacity.
The Solis can be used year-round on any outdoor adventure. It’s a full-featured campervan, and it’s also durable. The idea behind building the van was to make it affordable while also offering all of the amenities that would be beneficial for those using the campervan.
The entire van is insulated and heated. All of the plumbing in the van is run internally as well, which is good because it means that it won’t freeze.
The pricing for the Solis starts at $100,667 (plus destination fee), and it will be available in 2020.