Winnebago EKKO Pop Top: A Quick Look

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Can you believe it’s already been almost a year since Winnebago first revealed the EKKO?! Just this past month, Winnebago finally revealed the long awaited pop top EKKO version!


This review gives a quick look at the EKKO pop top. It’s the same pop top Winnebago uses on their Solis campervan, so if you’ve seen that, there are no surprises here. My personal favorite thing about it?! The incredible views up there! I was able to see over the entire fest grounds!

A few things to note:

  • If you get the pop top, you cannot get the exterior kitchen option.
  • Solar on the pop top is 220w and is hard-wired in.
  • The fan gets moved to the drivers side back corner of the rig with the pop top version.
  • You don’t get the short cab running board steps on the pop top option like you do on the regular EKKO (I didn’t mention this in the vid, but did get confirmation this is the case.)
  • There will not be a ladder on the back exterior like there is on the regular EKKO.


Feel free to comment below!


After 15 years as an educator in both the public K-12 setting and the University level in Special Physical Education, Stef made the leap to her true passion… the fitness world. She’s currently a personal trainer and wellness coach specializing in seniors, medical conditions, and injuries. Stef loves running, cycling, and being “Mugga” to her two favorite mini-humans — Punky and Marshmallow. ❤️

    12 thoughts on “Winnebago EKKO Pop Top: A Quick Look

      1. James

        Well… I don’t think there’s any risk of us going back to a Travato, if that’s what you’re asking.
        The EKKO has more space in approximately the same footprint, plus a better way to store our bikes.
        If you’d like to see the criteria we had for selecting our RV, this post may shed some more light on our process.

      1. James

        We didn’t happen to get it on that one. That was one of the prototypes anyways… the final vehicle would have been different.

    1. Freddy mac

      Thanks for posting this, I have been waiting months for Winnebago to update their website with this detail. I am interested though in the insulation up there.. how thick is the material? I imagine it will get chilly in fall up there, compared to the rest of the RV which has thick insulation.

      1. Stefany - Post author

        The material is thick canvas but there’s no extra insulation up there. It’s the same poptop as is used on the Winnebago Solis; if you’re on Facebook and are curious enough, you could join the Solis group and see what the owners are saying about it. 🙂

    2. Rob

      Hi Stef. Thanks for the review. I’m considering the pop top (love having a third or fourth person along sometimes).
      I’m also considering the gen delete and 2nd lithium battery. With reduced solar on the pop top, do you know if a portable solar panel can be connected to the lithionics system? Or stay with genny?

    3. Tsippi

      Does anyone have experience with pop tops in bear country? Or even wild cat country? I realize you’ll have to close the top during the day, but it seems like it wouldn’t be safe to sleep up there.

      1. Stefany - Post author

        I believe I saw a discussion about this in the Winnebago Solis Owners Facebook Group… if you’re interested, you could take a look there!

    4. Maj Ivarsson

      Hello from Sweden.
      Great that you take your time with a little relaxation. James has probably done nothing but modify NR1. But a bit of the good life is to be able to travel with your motorhome or something.
      Either way, it’s fun to see what you two are doing. You really drive the motorhome market forward. Winnebago has a lot to thank you for. I hardly think that the motorhomes have been so developed without your help.
      Sincerely. May Jan and LOKE.

      1. Stefany - Post author

        From Sweden, how fun… hi back, Maj and Jan and Loke! Poptops seem much more standard in Europe, so I’d bet seeing this is nothing new for you! Enjoy your beautiful fall weather, and be well! ❤️


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