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Winnebago 2012 Era Motorhome

Winnebago 2012 Era Motorhome

The 2012 Era Class B motorhome is nimble, maneuverable, easy-to-drive and most important – fuel efficient, achieving 18-19 mpg, according to Winnebago Industries Vice President of Sales and Marketing Roger Martin. “Backed by a 11,030-lb. GVWR Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis and a turbo-diesel Mercedes-Benz engine, the Era is a fully functional motorhome that is perfect for weekend or weeklong trips, with enhanced storage and seven belted positions for seating flexibility. Featuring the 70X floorplan, this Class B stands out from the rest – at a price that is unbeatable and thousands less than some competitors.”

Winnebago said its Era combines comfort, function and innovation into one stylish floorplan – the 70X. In the cab area, the Ultraleather cab seats easily swivel to face the two companion seats for a perfect place for conversation or dining when using the moveable pedestal table.

The companion seats can also be removed via a quick release lever when more cargo space is needed. In fact, the Era offers a removable wardrobe that can substitute for the companion chair behind the driver’s seat when more storage is needed, the company said.

In the rear of the coach, a powered 70-inch sofa/bed is featured. At the press of a button, the sofa folds flat into a large 70-inch by 80-inch bed. More storage is found underneath the sofa/bed that is easily accessible from the large rear doors that open 270 degrees for full access.

The Era also has a 22-inch LED HDTV that extends and swivels 180 degrees for easy viewing from the front or rear of the coach. Add in a fully equipped galley, efficient bathroom and numerous cab features, like an available infotainment center with GPS, voice guidance, CD/DVD and a 7-inch touch screen, and the Era is the complete package.

On the exterior, the Era features a 5,000-lb. hitch, graphics and an optional awning. An exterior accessories package is also available that includes polished stainless steel grill bar covers and rocker panel trim.

The Era joins Winnebago Industries’ other Sprinter-based motorhomes, the Class C Winnebago View and View Profile, Itasca Navion and Navion iQ, as well as Class A Winnebago Via and Itasca Reyo, in offering the most fuel efficient lineup in the industry.

These coaches on average earn 15-19 mpg.

“Winnebago Industries is the only RV manufacturer to offer an impressive Class A, B and C lineup that offers customers fuel efficiency, innovative features and comfort in one,” said Martin. “We challenge RVers to find more fuel efficient motor homes on the market today.”

FOREST CITY, Iowa- Winnebago Industries, Inc. has developed and manufactured a new Ability Equipped design for the fuel-efficient ERA Class B motor home.

Perfect for those wishing to downsize, enjoy weekend travel or anyone looking for a full service recreation vehicle in a compact size, the ERA now has an additional new floorplan available for those with special physical needs. Winnebago Industries has added the new Ability Equipped floorplan to its ERA line to meet the needs of those customers who face physical challenges. While Winnebago Industries is well known as a leader in the sale of traditional Class A and C motor homes, the Company is also an experienced leader in the design and manufacture of vehicles that enable individuals with special mobility concerns to travel freely and comfortably.

Special Ability Equipped ERA features:

  • Ricon KlearVue™ lift in the rear of the motor home. This lift provides easy access into the ERA while its low profile design allows an unobstructed view out the windows of the rear entrance door.
  • Wider aisle-way for easier navigation inside the motorhome
  • Wheelchair lock-downs are provided on the driver’s side of the vehicle behind the front cab seats
  • Bath doors swing out for easy access into the bathroom
  • Assist bar and second shower head holder in the wet bath
  • Custom galley with sink, stovetop, microwave mounted under stovetop for easy access, and Waeco refrigerator which extends on a sliding tray from the end of the galley cabinet

Built on an 8,550-lb. GVWR Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a fuel efficient 3L 6-cylinder turbo-diesel Mercedes-Benz engine, the ERA features an aerodynamic design with smooth lines and striking full body paint. The exterior is further enhanced with stylized, 16-inch aluminum wheels and full-length running boards. A 5,000-lb. hitch and optional patio awning are additional highlights of this coach. In addition to the rear door with the wheelchair lift, the Ability Equipped ERA also has front cab doors and a large sliding door on the passenger side of the vehicle for easy entry for additional occupants.

The ERA also features Winnebago Industries’ RV Radio that combines an AM/FM radio, CD and weatherband in one and includes an iPod/MP3 jack and hand held remote. The radio is also combined with a rearview monitor system with a touch screen, displaying weather alerts and song type, in addition to a clear picture of the exterior behind the motor home for use when backing up. The rearview monitor system also features one-way audio that is helpful when a person outside can help the driver navigate in and out of tight spots. Sirius satellite radio is also available. The ERA has plush, UltraLeather furnishings, solid-surface countertops and a 15-inch pivoting TV with DVD player. A rear dinette pedestal table and bench seats easily convert to a comfortable 40” x 69” sleeping area. The front cab seats swivel fully to face the rear of the motor home for easy access from a wheelchair. A removable pedestal table by the cab seats also provides a second dining area or a convenient spot for playing games. The ERA has a ceiling height of 6 feet, 3 inches and an exterior length just over 24 feet. The ERA also offers a 5,000-lb. trailer hitch.

For further information about the Ability Equipped ERA, contact Winnebago Industries Commercial and Specialty Vehicle Department at 1-800-492-9135 or the authorized ERA dealer near you.

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