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Winnebago’s Roam is Designed for Accessibility

After customers expressed interest in a smaller accessibility RV, Winnebago followed through.

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Winnebago Industries introduces the newest from their Specialty Vehicle Division, the Roam, a Class B RV designed for accessibility.

Winnebago’s Specialty Vehicle Division has been building Class A accessible RVs for years, but consumers consistently told Winnebago they wanted a smaller, more feasible option.

“We have gotten more conversations with customers and potential customers asking us, can you produce something smaller?” Specialty Vehicle Division Director Robert Kim said.

Features include an under-vehicle wheelchair lift, standard wheelchair tie-downs, a wet bath accessible from a wheelchair, accessible controls for all lights and systems, and a powered sofa bed. The Roam seats up to five people and sleeps two. An optional pop-top can expand sleeping capacity to four.

The Roam is built on a Dodge ProMaster chassis, measures 19 feet, 9 inches long, and it comes with an 8,900-pound GVWR. Three Winnebago dealers–La Mesa, Campers Inn and Pleasureland–will make the vehicle available to customers this fall.

According to Kim, the design team took cues from the Class A Inspire and Adventurer to determine dimension details, like aisle width. Unlike most Class B vans where designers aim to include a lot of amenities in a small space, the goal for designers here was to eliminate anything unnecessary to create more open space for the Roam.

The cost-of-entry for the Roam will likely come in around $113,000, similar to that of the Winnebago Solis, a similarly sized vehicle.

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