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Winnebago ERA class B motorhome
See reader's comments and experiences at bottom of page

"Automotive performance meets residential comfort - a Mercedes diesel engine powers this go-anywhere class B motorhome that comes in two trim packages to fit your style"

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Important dimensions:
Exterior length 22'9" / 24'1"
  Exterior width 6'4",  Exterior height 9'7"
2 floorplans are available - we show these below
GVWR 8,550 lbs,  GCWR 13,550 lbs
Dodge Sprinter Chassis with a 3L Mercedes
CDI 6-cylinder 154-hp, turbo-diesel engine
MSRP starting at $86,148

2009 Winnebago ERA class B motorhome exterior

Winnebago says:  "Automotive performance meets residential comfort in the all-new Era. A Mercedes diesel engine powers this go-anywhere RV that comes in two trim packages to fit your style: the base Touring package and the Limited package with standard UltraLeather, a dash applique, enhanced graphics and other upgrades."

The 2 pictures below show the beautiful interior of the 170XL model.  In the second picture you can see (as Winnebago describe it) that "the cab seats swivel to face the companion seats and become an integrated part of the living space. The table stows away for travel and can also be moved to the rear of the coach for added flexibility."

Winnebago ERA class B motorhome interior looking towards the rear 

Winnebago ERA class B motorhome interior - front 

The picture below shows the kitchen area.  As Winnebago describes it: "The full-featured galley includes a microwave oven, range top and refrigerator/freezer. You’ll also enjoy residential luxuries such as a solid-surface countertop and full-extension drawer slides":

Winnebago ERA class B motorhome galley 

"An UltraLeather sofa comes standard in the Limited package or you can upgrade to a powered sofa. You’ll appreciate the ease of folding the sofa into a bed. Extra storage can be found beneath the seat."
One RoTi reader comments (see forum lower on this page) "Best looking class b available and a wonderful interior."
another comments:  "Good but I don't want a couch; I want two quality twin beds."  We like the couch arrangement below, what do you think?

Winnebago ERA class B motorhome sofa

Winnebago ERA class B motorhome sofa - open to bed

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We show the 2 floorplans below - click for a bigger picture of each:

Winnebago ERA class B motorhome floorplan 170R

170 RT/RL
Winnebago ERA class B motorhome floorplan 170X

170 XT/XL


Base MSRP starting at $86,148

"Automotive performance meets residential comfort - a Mercedes diesel engine powers this go-anywhere class B motorhome that comes in two trim packages to fit your style".
What do you think? Add your comments below...
(Today's video is from
Affinity RV, AZ

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about the ERA and Winnebago RVs
(Latest comments first)

What do you think? - add your comments here  

PloppyWe love ours. Great mileage. Easy to drive. Quality Mercedes. Everywhere we stop people come up and compliment on what an awesome vehicle it is. Get tons of compliments esp. when stopping for fuel. A definite keeper...if you are thinking of getting one you wont regret it!
BW McDonaldTwin beds are a must for us.
MJAnyone know how the A/C and heat work for the rear seat when driving? Planning on taking a couple kids and manual says the cab A/C is not designed to cool the entire coach.
Steve DHas anyone noticed any issues with heat because of the dark exterior color?
LarryWe have taken our 2012 ERA to Reelfoot Lake Tennessee during Eagle-watching season and to the Everglades during mating season. In both locations we photographed birds from the window of the ERA using a bean bag mount and telephoto lens on the camera. At Reelfoot on a Mississippi River levee and on a loop road in the Everglades. Great photos. ERA is so maneuverable and comfortable. Wonderful vehicle.
EllenI love the king sized bed!! My husband, chihuahua and I sleep like babies in it! The couch with a table is comfortable for dinners and tv watching at night. No twin beds for this family. Not yeat anyway!
Terry KelleyOur Sprinter has been from PEI to Vegas and Alaska.Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise and the Alaska Hwy. We took it up the Dalton Highway, Dempster Highway (Yukon) and the Top of the World Highway (Yukon to Alaska). Never felt cramped or had a problem. We dry camped in the Yukon and Alaska ( Copper River ). Trip was so awesome we are going to do it again this summer.
Kathy McDonaldI agree, I would prefer two twin beds. I do not want to have climb out of bed.
Roger SThis model is designed for couples who do not set up long-term camp in an RV park. Great for road trips and stops of a few days in state and national parks. Agile, great mileage (18-20mpg), comfortable (for 2 adults).
LottieWhy doesn't ERA offer twin beds?
DarleneFive thousand miles later I'm still finding new touches and loving it. Handles like a race car, though its high CoG means it doesn't corner at speed, but it will do a u-turn on a cow path! Plus, I enjoy standing around gas stations graciously accepting compliments on what a beauty she is. Still, I'd like at least foot of closet hanging space and a couple of wide, shallow drawers for clothes (but don't take the rod out of the bathroom). Like the border agent said, now I really am living the dream - 1/5/2011
ljsTwin beds a must
PQBYou can pay a lot more money for a fancier version of this on the 2500 or particularly the 3500 chassis. But the 2500 chassis ERA is good value and good enough - everything about this ERA RT works well for 2 adults and 2 little kids on roadtrips so long as we don't want to live in it or try to pile too much weight in it. Even with the storage cabinet, it's a little light on luggage space, so don't forget the Thule hitch mounted trunk which will fit without an extender. We think the Sprinter may be the most competent vehicle ever produced even in the "industrial" version. You have to drive it to believe it.
SharonI'm just starting to research Class B motorhomes, but I'd get one with twin beds. I'm a widow but frequently travel with a grandchild.
samiamI love the Winnebago ERA but without the option of twin beds, we won't buy one. They would be much more convenient especially for older people.
TraveralerThe sofa is very nice but for two elder people twin beds would be much easier to get in and out of. For one person the sofa is ideal.
UP RetireesWe bought our ERA this summer at a substantial discount. We have driven it to California and back and love the manuverability and diesel mileage. My wife has mobility problems which makes this small unit ideal. We travel with Jake our 90 pound goldendoodle.
GordonLike the ERA we've had ours for 2 years. The 2010 looks good, same 2 floorplans I think.
mrlearLove that coach, gotta buy one
StillsmilinOwned one for about 4 months now, so happy with fuel economy, functionality, and ease of driving. It is definitely a "wow" vehicle!
IvanI like the twin beds. Being older and having arthritis it is difficult getting out of a bed set up like the queen bed/sofa.
IGC_Never been a big fan of the B class - I love Winnebago - but this seems like another over priced B class to me...Go big or go home...
JohnI think this has always been my perfect vehicle. I'd love to travel around the country in one of these. Either this or a Roadtreck.
Shobud SierraWe just got ours new, at a massive discount. Can maneuver everywhere I used to go in my old pickup!
ladebugI've had mine for 2 months now. Almost every weekend, I head to southern Utah. I LOVE this puppy. Great for 1 or 2 people, my bike, kayak, and general camp gear. Drives nice, all the amenities of home. My first RV ever. Easy to use and learn how to use it!
BagomanThe RS Adventurous has more features and better built and better warranty 4 year 48000 miles
Mike KNice Class B with major flaw. It's on the Sprinter 2500 chassis with severe load carrying capacity. Too bad Winnebago didn't go to the 3500 model like Airstream did.
michael truelGood but I don't want a couch; I want two quality twin beds.
Horry BarnesI would really like to buy an RV but I think this is not the best time. I've been looking and trying to choose for about 2 years and now I've nearly decided (Winnebago ERA class B) I haven't the courage to spend the money. Difficult to spend or borrow right now.
ColinBest looking class b available and a wonderful interior.
ErnieWhy not a twin bed option like some of the Canadian builders offer?
John PraviskyI've had 2 winnebagos and 1 itasca and I liked them. I'm now going for a class B, class A and class C are too big, and the ERA looks great.
John ScraseI really like this and I agree it could be America's answer to the Canadian class Bs. Even the price is reasonable for such a well designed and built unit. I saw one at a trade show last month and I'm really thinking about it.
DanaMiteLove them windows & sleek design; now 4x4 would be my only other request.
LSAt $10,000 less than the comparable Roadtrek model - this looks like it could very well be America's answer to Canada's hold on the Class B market.
Tom BThis is a really good looking class B. The 6'3" ceiling is a great idea.

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