Winnebago Debuts New Itasca Solei Motorhome

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

Winnebago showed off its new Itasca Solei motorhome in front of hundreds of RVers at the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FCMA) Gillette 2013 Family Reunion in Gillette, Wyo. this past weekend.

The all-new Solei features a Freightliner XCS straight-rail chassis featuring a 340-hp Cummins diesel engine coupled with a six-speed Allison transmission. Inside, the Solei is outfitted with polished Corian galley countertops, coffee glazed cabinetry, LED ceiling lights and upscale entertainment features. As well, Smart Storage is part of both the 34T and 38R floorplans, which means ample room to bring even more luxury items along for the ride.

“This 34-foot Solei is smaller in length than the unit I am in now, but actually has more usable storage and floorplan space,” says John Dogger of Hinkley, Ohio. “It’s also less than 12 feet tall, so I could fit it in my garage. I love the 340hp Cummins diesel engine on such a well-priced motorhome. I’ve owned motorhomes for 25 years and have always known Winnebago to be the best in the market, but I’ve never owned one before now. That may change soon. The Solei is a home run, an absolute home run.”

Solei Standard Features

• All-new Class A Diesel pusher series

• Two floorplans – the 34T and 38R

• Powered driver and passenger seats in leatherette

• Radio/rearview color monitor system with 6-inch touch screen

• Powered mirrors with defrost/side-view cameras

• Powered MCD visor shade for the front windshield

• MCD blackout shades in the coach area

• Soft vinyl ceilings

• LED ceiling lights

• Comfort Sofa/Sleeper (38R)

• Extendable Comfort Sofa/Sleeper and movable drop leaf table (34T)

• BenchMark dinette with Dream Dinette table (38R)

• Vinyl tile flooring throughout

• Polished Corian galley countertops and tiled backsplash

• Home theater sound bar with DVD/CD player

• Full-coach water filtration system

• 6,000-watt Cummins Onan diesel generator

• 2,000-watt inverter/charger

• Roof A/C with heat pump

• Hydraulic leveling jacks

• Dual-glazed coach windows

• Heated holding tank compartment and winterization package

• Powered patio awning with LED lighting

• Exterior wash station

• Low profile allows unit to fit through 12-foot door opening while having amazing storage of up to 228 cubic feet (38R)

Available Features

• Fireplace, +Lounger, powered StudioLoft (34T only), stackable washer/dryer, automatic HDTV satellite antenna system, satellite radio, and Ideal Rest Noveau air sleep system