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It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over three years since we first published our video of Winnebago’s 4×4 Concept Adventure Vehicle. That concept grew up to become the Winnebago Revel, and the Revel has blown open what feels like a new segment in the traditional RV market. The Revel is one of the best-selling B vans in Winnebago’s lineup, and it gets people farther off the grid than your average RVer will ever see.
But three years is a while, and in the spirit of always moving forward, Winnebago has introduced some new features and updates in the Revel for the 2020 model year. It’s not a full-coach review, but I run through the changes quickly in this video:
Many of the changes (that I don’t even mention) are tied to the 2019 Mercedes Sprinter chassis. If you’re looking at a class B RV, and you haven’t heard about all the changes to the Sprinter for 2019… I’d like to know where your hidey-rock is, because that’s where I’m hiding Stef’s Christmas presents this year. I highlight a couple Sprinter changes in the video, but that doesn’t scratch the surface.
Other memorable highlights from the 2020 Revel:
- Shortened running board and re-routed exhaust provide extra ground clearance.
- New no-see-um screens on the side and rear doors. These are the same screens we called “the best van screen doors ever”, in this earlier video.
- Leather seats
- Cargo area lights
- Reworked roof rack with all-metal componentry
- Digital thermostat for the heater
- Over-cab aluminum shelf
- New wheel and tire option
- New outdoor table leg attachment
and my personal favorite
- Power sliding door!
After about a decade of slamming sliding van doors, that last one has me giddy. (And before you imagine nighmare scenarios of being out in the woods and your sliding door won’t open… don’t worry, it has a manual mode.)
So, watch the video, and let’s hear it down below! Did they hit your top wish-list item? Was there something they should have added but left out this round? What would you have done differently?