Winnebago View Features MCD Day/Night Shades
Winnebago Industries has the diesel-powered, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis pretty well figured out when it comes to developing successful motorhome floorplans for its compact frame. And just when you thought there was little else it could do in the way of new layouts for this lightweight, fuel-efficient platform, the company has come up with yet another take on the whole thing with its new 2012 View 24M, which offers a full-wall, streetside slideout.
The full-wall slide adds a bit more than 17 square feet of useable floor space to the 24M’s primary living zone, which includes a forward lounge and midcoach galley and dinette area. And lacking a dedicated bedroom, the floorplan uses a 60-by-78-inch streetside convertible sofa with inflatable airbed in the lounge as its primary sleeping fixture, while a cabover bunk is included for an extra guest or two. Rounding things out rearward, the motorhome sports a private bathroom complete with porcelain toilet, washstand and shower stall.
Construction of the View reflects Winnebago’s high-quality coachbuilding standards, with good fit and finish overall. Sidewall and crowned roof panels are thermo-bonded composites of fiberglass exterior sheeting and high-density polystyrene block-foam insulation, supported by sturdy aluminum substructures. Steel and aluminum cross members are also used to anchor cabinets and appliances for extra strength and durability, while specially engineered interlocking joints connect floor, side wall and roof segments into one cohesive unit…
…All counter and table surfaces are laminate, while buttery Ultraleather is used to upholster dinette, couch and captain’s seats. Most windows have padded valances and are appointed with handy MCD American Duo Solar blackout shades that offer one roll-up panel for conveniently filtering light, and the other that shutters out sunlight completely. Finishing things off overhead is a soft vinyl headliner that is appealing to the eye and helps reduce interior noises.
Read the entire story by Chuck and Teresa Campbell at Motorhome Magazine Online: