Comfort, space and storage can be hard-to-find in a motorhome that’s also nimble and fuel-efficient, but the 2012 Winnebago Era is a Class B that fits the bill. Riding on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a turbo-diesel Mercedes-Benz engine and achieving 18-19 mpg, the Era is a nice fit for families looking to save on fuel costs while still enjoying the RV lifestyle.
The 70X floorplan offers versatility that’s needed to make the best use of a limited space. At the rear of the coach is a sofa bed that turns into a 70-inch by 80-inch bed with the push of a button. Storage under the sofa bed is accessed from large rear doors, and if you need additional storage you can opt for the removable wardrobe in place of the companion chair behind the driver’s seat. A moveable pedestal table can be used for dining with the two Ultraleather cab seats and the two companion chairs, which can be easily removed for more cargo space. A fully equipped galley, lav and 22-inch LED HDTV are just a few of the interior amenities of the Era. Base msrp is $94, 093.
Winnebago Industries, 641-585-3535, www.winnebagoind.com.
This story was featured in the July 2011 issue of the MotorHome email newsletter.