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The Hymer was the advertised price from the internet, the other was the price posted on the windshield on the lot.

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When I was at Camping World in Greenwood,IN they wanted $55K for the Hymer and the Travato next to it was $89K if I remember correctly. But the options may have been very different. The Hymer was pretty basic.


thanks, were those selling prices or list?
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You can get a Travato for around 75K. THe main options are roof rack with ladder and bike rack. TYpically all the Travatos have solar, awnings etc.


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Gsetter wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

hoosiermark wrote:

When I was at Camping World in Greenwood,IN they wanted $55K for the Hymer and the Travato next to it was $89K if I remember correctly. But the options may have been very different. The Hymer was pretty basic.


thanks, were those selling prices or list?
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You can get a Travato for around 75K. THe main options are roof rack with ladder and bike rack. TYpically all the Travatos have solar, awnings etc.


thanks, I note that winnie now has a Paseo b van that looks interesting but the Lictinstein ??? site is showing MSRP of $132,??? with no discount.
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I would bet the Paseo has a similiar discount as the Travato. I dont usually see sale prices on websites for anything new. I think there was a recall on the FOrd Transit transmission or something so they halted production on the vans so a Paseo might be hard to come by until they get rolling again....they are pricier than the Travato so I would expect to pay 95K for a Paseo.

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I see at the winnie web site that the travato starts at, 102,348, the Era 135,248, and the Paseo in between at 127,595. so the paseo should end up about 25,000 more than the travato. so about 95-100 for it.
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Check out the Winnebago website or Facebook page for the launch videos Stef and James from the FIt RV did a review of a new Era floorplan, tweaks to the Paseo and Travato 59G.

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stopped by McGregors friday and looked at sunlight. list is $20,000 less than the winnie. the winnie looks about $40,000 better . [emoticon]
had some laminate that was peeling off already.
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I notice that Hymer offers a generator as an option. If I remember correctly it says it is under the hood and 12 volt. I am familiar with power invertors and standard generators but this one is a new one. Anyone know what type of generator they might be referring to? It seems like they may just be running the vehicle engine to create the power with an invertor.

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It is a second large alternator... such as used in ambulances. To use it, you run the engine. No exercising or special service required. I love mine. (will NEVER own another Onan)


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So then you need to let the engine run all the time? That does not seem to be fuel efficient but it probably would not get that much use anyway. Apparently the engine is not hurt by running in place for a few hours. I just saw camping world has black friday specials of less then $50K on them. If they had better workmanship it would be really tempting.

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