Itasca Navion Motorhome
The Itasca Navion Motorhome is a motorhome built by Winnebago. It is the oldest of Winnebago's current production lines, which includes diesel pusher Class A motorhomes and gasoline Class C motorhome travel trailers. This is a great motorhome due to the great gas mileage it delivers.
The Itasca Navion is a great motorhome to use for your vacation. This will allow you to spend less money on gas and be able to save it for later on in life by not spending as much money overall.
This vehicle features three-zone climate control, rear air suspension, cabinetry made from African mahogany, solid surface kitchen countertops with stainless steel sink, Corian bathtub/shower surround only in the master bedroom, central vacuum system with an outside cleanout port, teak hardwood flooring throughout the coach, 40-inch LCD TV, 11.1 cubic foot German-built refrigerator with an ice maker and a capacity of 4.2 cubic feet in the small freezer compartment, 2 Burner smooth cooktop stove top, third cab seat cushions that make into a bed for extra storage room when not in use, decorative overhead cabinets throughout the coach, digital AM/FM radio & DVD player with a six speaker Alpine sound system including a 12-inch subwoofer and a separate amplifier to provide plenty of power to each set of speakers, solid surface countertops throughout the coach along with stainless steel sink and high quality kitchen faucet with pullout sprayer for easy cleaning while preparing meals, and vacuum operated LED entry lighting system on doors.
This motorhome is able to tow 3,500 lbs. which means you can tow almost about any vehicle with you while going on any journey. You can tow your personal vehicle to use it while the motorhome is parked at the campground.
Performance and Driving Impressions
The Itasca Navion uses the Mercedes-Benz 2.7-liter turbocharged I-5 engine that delivers 154 horsepower and 243 lb ft of torque.
The overall performance of this class C motorhome is great overall. It is easy to handle and has plenty of power for any situation where it's needed. The ride is excellent as well, you will be very pleased with how smooth the ride is even on bumpy roads. You will be surprised by how quiet it is both inside and outside while driving down the road or through a campground. Most people wouldn't even know that you're driving a big vehicle. Even though it had more than enough power, the engine wasn't very loud unlike some diesel engines out there so you won't have to worry about waking up those around you during the night time hours.
Gasolines engines have problems outputting the same factory power when they go to higher altitudes. Diesel engines however do not have this problem. If you're at 7500 feet elevation then yes, you will need to know the limitations of having a diesel engine. On the other hand, if you'll be camping at lower elevations (1000ft or less) then enjoy this ride.
The Navion has a front suspension system that is unique in its class. It features leading link double A-arm design, which delivers superior ride quality by reducing side-to-side rocking motion when cornering on rough roads or making quick lane changes on highways.
This rv is able to sleep 3 adults. This means that you could possibly sleep one adult and four kids. Kids love plenty of space, so they would rather be able to spread out right? We're what you call traditionalists. We don't want to sleep with our kids, but if you do then by all means go for it.
You'll find that the sleeper sofa is very long. This allows for some guests to sprawl out. The kitchen area has plenty of room as well. Itasca even provides storage underneath the sleeper sofa so that you can store your mess kits and food preparation items.
There is plenty of storage space with the inclusion of overhead cabinets that offer a nice break from the usual cabinets that are in most motorhomes. There's a decent amount of storage space over the driver and passenger seats as well.
With interior height being 6 feet 8 inches, this rv offers great headroom for average-sized folks.
Visibility, turning radius, ride comfort
The front windshield offers an expansive view because it's placed well forward on the nose of the coach. You will also like how wide the mirrors are positioned; this allows you to see what's behind you without having to take your neck or take your eyes off the road ahead. The Navion has a turning radius that is tighter than most motorhomes in its class; this makes maneuvering easier in tight quarters such as crowded parking lots.
Heat & A/C distribution
The 13,500-Btu roof air conditioner is configured with 2 speeds. Although the lower speed of operation keeps noise to a minimum at idle, you can use the higher speed for faster cooling.
Two roof registers are located above the windshield, and one bath register is located near the rear of the coach. These three ducted A/C systems are controlled by digital programmable thermostats to provide even distribution throughout the interior cabin space while delivering maximum cooling capacity.
Two ducted A/C systems cool the bedroom and living area, and a third system serves the bathroom and kitchen areas. The toilet room and wardrobe area (where you might store our linens) are cooled by separate roof-mounted ductless mini splits. They're efficient, quiet, safe for dry camping use, and maintain their rated performance in all conditions. You will like these units because they make every square inch of the rv comfortable without worrying about running out of refrigerant or draining the batteries on generators as you would with window or under-dash units that drain power from your 12-volt distribution panel while plugged into shore power.
You’ll be happy to know that the Itasca Navion Motorhome is a great motorhome for your vacation. The gas mileage it delivers makes this an ideal vehicle for traveling and not spending money on gas. If you would like more information about how we can help, please contact us through emails with all your concerns! We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you again for reading our blog post and hope to hear from you soon.