Winnebago Introduces Grand Tour and Ellipse Ultra

In a recent post on Vogel Talks RVing, I detailed the re-introduction of the Winnebago Brave, the much loved classic that that made America fall in love with motorhomes.

Winnebago Introduces Grand Tour and Ellipse Ultra

Winnebago Introduces Grand Tour and Ellipse Ultra

Also the Winnebago Grand Tour and the Itasca Ellipse Ultra diesel pushers were recently unveiled by the iconic motorhome manufacturer.

These all-new, ultra-premium coaches start with the tag-axle Freightliner Maxum chassis with lowered-rail construction for unparalleled performance handling and unmatched exterior storage capacity and offer high-end features such as a large skylight with powered shade in the front lounge/cab area, polished porcelain tile flooring, keyless entry, and four full-body paint packages, according to a company news release.

Enjoy the power of the 450-hp Cummins diesel engine in the Villa luxury six-way adjustable cab seats in Ultraleather with power footrest, heat and massage, and power lumbar support.

Upscale luxurious amenities unique to the triple-slide 42QL floor plan include polished porcelain tiles, Villa furniture, a large skylight with powered shade in the cab area, keyless entry, and six full-body paint packages. The 42QL floor plan also includes a mid-coach half bath, walk-around king bed, and extendable sectional sofa.

Winnebago Introduces Grand Tour and Ellipse Ultra

Winnebago Introduces Grand Tour and Ellipse Ultra

Multiplex switch panels located throughout the all-electric coach allow you to control exterior and interior lights, hydraulic jacks, MCD power shades, slideout rooms, and more, while the Carefree Paramount awnings extend from the top of the RV to three easy positions: slideout, slideout and window, and full-patio extension.

The LED lighting and electric fireplace infuse the interior with luxurious ambiance while outdoor entertaining is a joy with the Tailgate Package offering a single-burner induction range top, steel counter, lockable refrigerator/freezer, storage area, and cold water access. Plus, an exterior entertainment center features an HDTV with sound bar and subwoofer so you can truly have the best of everything.

Winnebago Grand Tour and the Itasca Ellipse Ultra 42QL floor plan specifications include:

Length: 42 feet 10 inches

Exterior Height: 12 feet 10 inches

Exterior Width: 8 feet 5.5 inches

Interior Height: 7 feet

Freshwater tank capacity: 85 gallons

Gray water tank capacity: 71 gallons

Black water tank capacity: 51 gallons

Winnebago Introduces Grand Tour and Ellipse Ultra

Winnebago Introduces Grand Tour and Ellipse Ultra

Diesel fuel capacity: 150 gallons

GVWR: 45,660 pounds

GCWR: 60,660 pounds

Engine: Cummins ISL 8.9L 450-hp turbo-charged diesel engine

Transmission: Allison 3000 MH 6-speed electronic transmission w/2-stage engine compression brake

Trailer Hitch: 15,000-pound drawbar/1,500-pound maximum vertical tongue weight

TrueAir Maximum Comfort A/C 3-13,500 BTU roof air conditioners w/2 heat pumps and 3 condensation pumps

Aqua-Hot 450 hydronic dual-zone heating system w/continuous hot water

Winnebago Grand Tour and the Itasca Ellipse Ultra Base MSRP: $421,071

Winnebago Grand Tour and the Itasca Ellipse Ultra 42QL floor plan

Winnebago Grand Tour and the Itasca Ellipse Ultra 42QL floor plan

Details

Winnebago Industries, Inc

Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries, Inc., “The Most Recognized Name In Motor Homes”, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities.

The Company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers, and fifth wheel products under the Winnebago, Itasca, Era, SunnyBrook, and Metro brand names.

Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since the award’s inception in 1996.

Postal Address: P.O. Box 152, Forest City, IA 50436

Street Address: 605 West Crystal Lake Road, Forest City, IA 50436

Phone: (641) 585-3535

Winnebago Website: gowinnebago.com

Itasca Website: goitasca.com

goLife website: www.winnebagolife.com

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