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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!
Thanks for the review. Did you manage to get the CCC of the pop top?
We didn’t happen to get it on that one. That was one of the prototypes anyways… the final vehicle would have been different.
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.
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. 🙂
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?
Stef…..excellent video! It was kind of James to allow you to get in front of the camera.
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.
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!
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.
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! ❤️