I’ll admit it, I’ve never been able to keep the Era model designations straight in my head. They’re just letters. And at this point, I can only assume I’ve got a busted synapse in the region of my brain responsible for the Era. So, I came up with my own way of keeping them straight, which you’ll see in this video.
We had a little fun making this one. That first frame pretty much tells the whole story! But even if you don’t adopt my naming convention, you’ll probably find something to like in the Era lineup. All of the Winnebago Era models are true Class B vans, built on the Mercedes Sprinter 3500 chassis. So they’re all very nimble and will get great mileage. But things diverge when you get to the various floor plans.
We do a quick review – more of an overview really – of four models, namely:
- 170C – The Class B with a slide. This RV also features a dry bath, and loads of storage.
- 170A – Large rear bed, configurable as twins or a king. Pass through cabinetry in the door.
- 170X – Seating for 7(!). Two distinct living areas, front and rear
- 170X (2016.5 edition) – Same floor plan, but exciting upgrades are in store for this model.
Those are the main differences between the floor plans. For the minor ones (fridge sizes, what type of blinds are used, furnace brands)… well, you’ll just have to watch the video to see.
And while I won’t be offended if you don’t like my naming convention… if you do, let me know!