Winnebago Sightseer 30A

2012 Winnebago Sightseer exterior

Photo Credit: Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries may have hit on the “just right” formula for Class A ownership.

Chris Hemer
February 18, 2012
Filed under Motorhome Reviews

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Finding a motorhome that fits your family’s needs and budget has always been one of the most daunting tasks of the buying experience. You want plenty of room, but not at the expense of maneuverability. You want luxurious features, but not if they’re going to require you to put a second mortgage on your home. Well, Winnebago Industries may have hit on the “just right” formula for Class A ownership with its 2012 Sightseer and the new 30A floorplan. At just over 30 feet, it’s still a mid sized Class A–but with two large slideouts and abundant standard features, it “lives” like a much larger, more expensive coach.

The copilot has easy access to to everything with a well designed console.

The copilot has easy access to to everything with a well designed console.

Indeed, many coach manufacturers have made claims such as this before, but the 30A really does deliver. For openers, the cab features swiveling, Ultraleather seats, a color rearview monitor system with one-way radio, dash workstation and an AM/FM CD/DVD player. Step back into the living area, and you’ll find a large U-shaped dinette that has a trick up its sleeve: Both the seats and table extend to accommodate up to six in just a couple of minutes. Just aft of the dinette on the same side is a standard 42-inch LCD television that is perfectly situated for viewing by you and your guests. The television even slides out so it can be easily viewed when the street side slideout isn’t extended.

The living room has plenty of space for entertaining or relaxing.

The living room has plenty of space for entertaining or relaxing.

On the curb side, you’ll find another, even larger slideout that takes up more than half of the coach’s length. It incorporates a generously appointed galley, with genuine Corian countertops and sink cover, a three-burner range, microwave oven, two-door refrigerator/freezer and two pantries. Across from the galley is a roomy enclosed bathroom with sink, toilet and shower, and the bedroom suite features a walk-around queen bed, large wardrobe and a chest of drawers. Other nice features found elsewhere in the coach include MCD roller shades, OnePlace Systems Center and a choice of three interior fabrics and cabinet woods. There’s also two roof air conditioners, a 35,000 Btu ducted furnace and a heated holding tank compartment so your camping season doesn’t have to be limited to spring and summer.

Winnebago incorporates a generously appointed galley.

Winnebago incorporates a generously appointed galley.

Of course, there’s more to a coach than the interior, and the Sightseer offers fresh new exterior styling with your choice of deluxe graphics in Bright Platinum or Pewter Pearl (shown) or the option of full-body paint in Autumn Wood, Pearl or Silver Leaf. A power patio awning is standard, as are side-hinged baggage doors (with lighted storage compartments) a 5,500 watt Onan Marquis Gold generator and a convenient exterior service center that incorporates the cable TV input, satellite dish connection, pressurized city water hookup, 50-amp power cord, dump valves and exterior wash station (with lighted pump switch). The Winnebago Sightseer 30A already has most of the features an RVer could want, but it does offer a variety of options as well.

These include MCD solar/blackout shades, tinted dual-glazed thermo-insulated windows, satellite dish antenna, microwave/convection oven, an exterior entertainment system with 32-inch LCD television, a 1,000 watt inverter and more.

Contact: Winnebago Industries (641)-585-3535 www.gowinnebago.com.

Specifications:

Winnebago Sightseer 30A Floorplan

Winnebago Sightseer 30A Floorplan

Chassis: Ford F53

Engine: 6.8-liter Ford V-10 gas engine, 362-hp

Wheelbase: 190”

Exterior length: 31’1”

Exterior width: 8’5.5”

Exterior height: 12’6”

Freshwater cap: 86 gal

Black water cap: 38 gal

Gray water cap: 53 gal LP-gas cap: 18 gal

GVWR: 22,000 lbs MSRP: $123,025 (base)

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