Garage Alert!!! Our Review of Winnebago’s New View 24T


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If Winnebago was trying to build an RV that might have us second-guessing whether or not we were in the right RV ourselves… they succeeded with the new View 24T.  Check it out!

 

We found a lot to like in the View 24T, but the standout feature for me personally was the gear garage.  Our Winnebago EKKO has a pretty big garage, but this one is even bigger!  There’s a *lot* I could do with that much garage space.  The view also has a slide, which makes it feel very roomy inside.  In the video, I describe it as an “open floorplan”, just like every person says they want on every house-hunter show, ever.  But seriously… open floorplan.

The View 24T has a slide, and normally we don’t favor slides.  This RV won us over because you can actually deploy the bed and use the whole RV with the slide retracted.  Sure, it’s a bit more cramped in there, but you can get around and do everything you need to – sleep, hit the restroom, access the sink, etc.  That’s one of my main gripes with slides – that you can’t truly use the RV with them retracted.  Problem solved in the 24T.

Stef really liked the color scheme (It’s Danish… but less moody than Hamlet). She also appreciated the dual-fuel cooktop that can use electricity when you have it and propane when you don’t.  But what I think she liked most was that she had room to do burpees inside the RV.

There’s a lot more to see – including places to store bodies – and it’s all in the video above.  Enjoy!



James is a former rocket scientist, a USA Cycling coach, and lifelong fitness buff. When he's not driving the RV, or modifying the RV (or - that one time - doing both at once), you can find him racing bicycles, or building furniture, or making music. In his spare time, he works for a large IT company.


    35 thoughts on “Garage Alert!!! Our Review of Winnebago’s New View 24T

    1. Anthony Clarke

      Evening i look at your video and did not see the display of the awning, of the winnebago’s new view 24T. And just to let you know i like the new name Sprekko the brother of Ekko.

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      1. James - Post author

        We don’t like or use awnings. (We actually had the awnings deleted from our own EKKO.)
        So we tend not to pay them much attention when doing a review.

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    2. Paul M.

      Do you not prefer slides because they maybe problematic … or … you like to be more mobile without them … or … ??

      My wife and I (no kids) are looking for our first RV and there are so many considerations, lol.

      Thanks!

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      1. James - Post author

        All of the above.
        We do like the extra space they provide when they’re out, but we prefer to RV small. Haven’t seen an RV yet that will change our minds.

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    3. Richard

      Too heavy. Needs acrylic windows and get rid of slide and overhead bunk. Should gain at least 350 pounds of OCCC that way. I would prefer a cassette toilet. TV should be in a televator, even if it has to be a little smaller screen. That way it would be watchable in the non-slide configuration. Big overhang in the rear is crying for a lift and beefier rear springs. This could Sprekko’s big brother with some minor enhancements. Isn’t it time to ditch the noisy GE A/c in favor of Truma, Houghten, or RecPro?

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    4. Greg

      Thank you so much for crawling underneath! The inverted leaf springs seem cause for concern with nothing yet loaded into the garage or wardrobe and no spare tire. I’m assuming the grey/black tanks in the back are empty too.

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      1. James - Post author

        Upgrading the leaf springs is a common thing for these types of RVs. If I liked everything else about the View 24T, I’d probably look into that.

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    5. Pat

      Excellent video, thanks. Beautiful rig! Well thought out design for the most part. So much storage, but not of much use unless items to be stored are very light weight. Rear jacks and dump appear to be very low (can’t tell for sure from the video). I like to back over curbs and would be concerned that I may no longer be able to as reliably as I can with my 07 WBO J that I full time in.

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    6. Grant Hoover

      James and Stef, it is nice to see such impressive innovations in a Class C, which have been stagnant for decades. Anyhow, I remember with #1 your max length was 23ft. With the Navion T at 25-1/2 FT, do you think this would disrupt your mode of operation too much? Same may go for SprEKKO at 24-1/2 FT? Can you review why 23FT was your max? I don’t own my RV yet, but I want the versatility of campervan, especially in and around town. But the Navion T and SprEKKO are so dang sweet:)

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      1. James - Post author

        We’d driven plenty of Class B vans around, and the longest Sprinter van was something we thought was just a bit too long for us. We would find ourselves thinking about driving/maneuvering/parking it too much. That’s where our “Under 24 feet” came from.
        That was literally our number one criteria, worth a billion points or something insane.
        I don’t see us breaking that barrier any time soon. But… it’s nice to see other options like the SprEKKO and the 24T bumping up against it.

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    7. Eileen Brown

      I absolutely love this floor plan. The Ekko is just a little too small for us to do 6-8 mos at a time, but this one is much more spacious. The CCC, though, is problematic. Add 2 adults, a Clam, BBQ grill, chairs, and full tanks of water and fuel, and I suspect we’d be forced to stay in the Magic Circle (naked area) in Quartzsite.

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      1. James - Post author

        No word on pricing yet. We’ll be watching the Winnebago page just like everyone else.

        We asked about rear seat belts, and were told there are two rear seat belts in the RWD version, and one in the AWD version. I’d guess these are lap belts only.

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    8. Brian Dee

      Lots of things I really like about this unit. The big bathroom in the rear with a big shower with the built in seat.

      The kitchen looks very functional, I really like the propane and induction built in, a proper convection microwave.

      I like the slide and the Murphy bed. I think I would be worried that the bed is not long enough, how tall are you James, I can’t remember, we need room for 6′ tall.

      What did it have for a curtain to block off the cab from the living area, did I miss it.

      It really reminds me of a LTV Murphy Bed but I like the kitchen layout on this one better.

      But for me, I would still go with the Ekko.
      The Ekko just checks way too many boxes for me.

      Great review, thanks

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      1. James - Post author

        I’m around 5’9″ or 5’10”. I normally sleep with my feet hanging off the bed at home, so the length of the bed didn’t trouble me.

        We didn’t see a curtain to close off the cab, but surely there was something to cover the cab windows at least – probably in one of those boxes that were back in the bathroom closet.

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    9. Carrie

      Thank you for a very helpful review. I think it would be great if Winnebago would provide at least one floor plan in the View/Navion line that was without a slide, I think this one could work that way as you demonstrated when you put the bed down with the slide in. I think they might find a market for those who want something bigger than a class B but don’t like/need any slide-outs. Of course, that brings us back to the Ekko!
      Thank you

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      1. James - Post author

        We’re not huge fans of slides either. But it sure is nice inside with the slides out!

        (Not planning on trading in our EKKO though…)

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    10. Butch Donaldson

      2 people cat, water , some food, some water not many toys. had a 2016 24 V and at 1064lbs still was easy to overload. One time I hit a bog pot hole and a voice from the heavens said, ” you have exceeded the weight limit. Scared the crap out of me. So, Dumbed have my water

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    11. Willie

      Respectfully…I don’t know of a single production RV that offers a true four season rig. Many have heated fresh water and plumbing, but the grey/black water systems will freeze up. I’m taking Yellowstone’s Mammoth Campground in January with no plug-in electricity cold.

      To get true frost protection, every system that handles water must be located above the frame and in the heated living area.

      But I am glad to see production RV makers recognizing the need for a true four season rig.

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      1. James - Post author

        “To get true frost protection, every system that handles water must be located above the frame and in the heated living area.”

        You’ve just described the Winnebago EKKO. We’ve taken showers and overnighted as low as -6 in our EKKO with no issues and no special modifications.

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    12. George Z

      Very surprised the OCCC is only 900 lbs (Is this really correct?). The Ford Ekko is any where from 1500 – 1800 lbs, Do you by chance know what the Sprinter Ekko OCCC is?

      Lets see, the average male in the us weighs 200lbs, average female 170lbs, Tank of water 250lbs, Propane 30 lbs. 10 lbs of water in waste tank to start. Total 670 lbs. You only have 230 lbs left. Can’t really add any mods like extra battery, tow hooks, tires etc.

      Certainly your will be over weigh by just adding food, clothes, tools. I guess you can leave your pets behind with the bikes and other sports gear LOL. We will just stick with my Ford Ekko and the 1700lbs it offers…….Fully loaded with all our equipment and Mods we are 1450 (250 lbs to spare, In this view we would be 550 lbs over weight).

      It does seem the Ford Chasis is lighter or can hold more then the sprinter.

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      1. James - Post author

        The OCCC sticker was correct.
        The Sprinter actually has 30 lbs *more* GVWR than the Transit. I think the View is just a larger motorhome with a slide, and it’s bound to be heavier.
        The feeling inside this view is considerably larger than the EKKO. It’s a tradeoff I expect many would make.

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    13. Carl

      I’m always a little worried about electrical panels under plumbing. Given enough time, everything leaks and water is always going downhill.

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      1. James - Post author

        Are you talking about the circuit breakers below the sink and water filter? Or is there something else that worries you?
        That didn’t leap out at me as being too much of a risk. But I suppose anything can happen.

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