Campervan Showdown: Winnebago Travato vs. Roadtrek Zion
The Winnebago Travato 59K and Roadtrek Zion SRT have been among the best-selling Class B RVs in the market for the past few years. Their 2021 models come packed with amazing features that will make your RV adventures more comfortable and fulfilling. In this post, we’ll compare these two motorhomes to help you decide which one best suits your needs.
Both Winnebago and Roadtrek are leading North American manufacturers of motorhomes. Winnebago has been in the industry for more than 60 years, while Roadtrek was founded over 40 years ago. While Winnebago builds all classes of motorhomes, plus travel trailers and fifth wheels, Roadtrek solely focuses on class B motorhomes. Both companies have managed to earn the trust of consumers through quality products and groundbreaking innovations. Let’s take a look at two of their latest offerings: Winnebago Travato 59K and Roadtrek Zion SRT.
Both the Travato 59K and Zion SRT are made around the powerful Ram ProMaster chassis. The ProMaster has a 280 HP, 3.6 liter V6 gasoline engine that produces ample power and offers excellent fuel economy. The 159’’ aluminum wheelbase on both motorhomes makes driving and parking a whole lot easier. In terms of length, Travato 59K is 21 feet long, while the Zion SRT is slightly shorter at 19 feet.
On tank capacity, the Travato 59K holds 25 gallons of fresh water, 13 gallons of grey water, and 13 gallons of black water. On the other hand, the Zion SRT’s fresh and grey tanks are bigger, holding 37 and 18.5 gallons, respectively. Its black water tank can carry up to 8.5 gallons.
If you want to hit the open road with your family, these two models won’t disappoint you in terms of space and arrangement. And if you’d love a Roadtrek rental or Travato rental for your upcoming adventure, our RV marketplace has you covered. Now let’s discuss the interiors of these two models:
Seating and Sleeping Arrangement – The Winnebago has bench-style seats that can accommodate up to six people, while the Roadtrek has a seating capacity of five. In both rides, the driver and passenger seats can swivel and be used to take meals around a pop-in table. Both models’ sofas can convert to form two twin beds. You can also join the two beds to create one comfortable king-size bed. The Roadtrek Zion pips the Winnebago in the sleep department, as it has sleeping quarters for a third person.
Bathroom – One stark difference between these two motorhomes is the position of the bathroom. You’ll find the Roadtrek’s bathroom at the front of the coach just behind the driver’s seat, while the Winnebago’s bathroom is in the rear. Winnebago Travato’s bathroom also comes with some extra drawers and a wardrobe cabinet to store your shoes and clothes.
Kitchen – The Winnebago Travato 59K offers slightly more space to prepare meals. It has a two-burner cooktop, Corian countertops, a pull-out counter extension, a compact fridge, a convection microwave, a ventilator fan, and a large dinette where you can enjoy meals. The 2021 Roadtrek Zion SRT also has a full kitchen with a two-burner propane stove, a mid-size electric fridge, stainless steel sink, a microwave, and an overhead fan to cool things down and expel fumes.
Storage – Storage space is one of the most critical factors to consider before putting your money in a motorhome. In this department, the 2021 Winnebago edges the Roadtrek as the manufacturer maximizes almost every available space. It has added extra storage compartments in the bathroom, plus under and over the beds. The Roadtrek doesn’t do badly either, as it has tons of storage throughout.
The Winnebago Travato has a high-efficiency air conditioning system of 13,500 BTU, while Roadtrek Zion’s AC has an 11,000 BTU. If you love to go off-grid, the Winnebago has 215 watts solar panels while the Roadtrek has 330 watts solar panels. In terms of power storage, Winnebago’s pure 3 energy management system has a larger capacity compared to Roadtrek’s EcoTrek 400 battery. Both motorhomes are fitted with retractable power awnings.
The Winnebago is covered by a basic warranty of 12 months for 15,000 miles and a chassis warranty of 36 months for 36,000 miles. On the other hand, the Roadtrek Zion SRT is covered by a 2-year comprehensive no mileage warranty, while a 5-year warranty protects the chassis for 60,000 miles.
The starting MSRP for the Winnebago Travato 59K is $156,165, while that of the Roadtrek Zion SRT is $132,860. That’s a $20K difference in the starting price. If you would love to rent a Travato and take it for a road trip to weigh whether it’s worth the extra cash before committing to a buy, feel free to visit our RV marketplace.
If you are ready to go on some thrilling road trips and weekend excursions, these two motorhome models won’t disappoint you. You’ll appreciate the extra living space, ample storage, and comfort features. Just make sure you pick the one that fits your travel lifestyle.