Solar Power for On-the-Go Adventure Seekers and Motor Homes

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For many years, Winnebago has been a top name in motor homes. People love the idea of being able to pack up and leave on a long vacation while taking all the comforts of home with them. These motor homes typically contain a compact living and dining room, tiny kitchen, bath and at least one bedroom.

You could literally live out of a Winnebago if you wanted to and many have. The open road and all the sights and sounds of places like the Grand Canyon beckon people to go on an unforgettable adventure. The lure of the open road is practically irresistible.

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Recently, the Winnebago company developed a new 4X4 RV that is built on the 144-inch Mercedes Benz  Sprinter wheelbase. The Sprinter is an attractive cargo van that is often used by tradesmen such as electricians, locksmiths and HVAC repairmen. It offers good performance and plenty of space in back. It features lots of room for van shelving, toolboxes, equipment, and tools.

Motor homes and the open road

The Revel sports a 3-liter turbo diesel engine, on-demand 4-wheel drive, all terrain tires and other amenities for adventure seekers. Inside, you’ll find all the comforts of the full-size motor home only on a smaller footprint. It sleeps two people, has a full kitchen and heating and air conditioning. There’s also a power-lift bed where you can stow surfboards and bikes. Many of the features can be operated with the push of a button.

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The kitchen has a flip-up counter, cooktop and lots of storage. The bathroom includes a flip-down sink, shower and toilet. There’s room for clothing as well. The designers included a 200 watt roof-mounted solar panel array to power the whole thing. Winnebago goes out of its way to add thoughtful features like built-in LED lighting and an electric awning.  Screen doors on the back and side allow you to open up to the great outdoors without being troubled by insects.


Though the starting price is $135,000, the Winnebago Revel is the type of vehicle that would make a nice addition to your garage. If you work in an industry where you must stay on the road a lot, it could be a business investment. Many disaster relief workers use vans and RVs when they go out to areas like Miami or Houston where big disasters have left things in a mess.

Usually, electricians, cable installers and phone repairmen are called in from all over the United States to get everything fixed and working again after a big hurricane. Vans and RV’s that you can live in long-term are the perfect fit for jobs like this. You don’t have to worry about all the hotels being closed because the roof was blown off. Simply load up your tools, food and blankets and take off.

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