Winnebago prioritises accessibility with 2021 launches

With RVing experiencing a surge in popularity across the United States, one of the industry’s leading brands – Winnebago Industries – has launched two new models in its Accessibility Enhanced (AE) line to help keep the hobby accessible to all. The company has revealed its new Inspire AE and Adventurer 30T AE models for 2021, both of which feature wheelchair tide-downs, platform wheelchair lifts, and expanded hallways and bathrooms.

These two new RV models will be sold exclusively through American dealer La Mesa RV as part of a new partnership between the company and Winnebago Industries. La Mesa president Jason Kimbrell said: "This year we have seen a drastic change in the way people vacation, and with RV travel on the rise, La Mesa RV wants to provide model options to all of our customers across the country, including those with mobility limitations.

"We are excited to work with Winnebago and enable more people to experience the joys of traveling with a modified, accessible RV and very little wait time."

The new 2021 AE floor plans reflect the most commonly requested design elements such as expanded hallway and bathroom areas, accessible controls for lights and RV systems, remote controls for the wheelchair lift and door, and more. The new Inspire is a 35-foot Class A diesel, providing abundant space and power. The Adventurer 30T AE is a 31-foot Class A offering and includes a sleeper sofa to increase sitting areas, a roll-under sink, and pedestal tables.

Winnebago speciality vehicle division director of sales, Jennifer Butters, said: "Winnebago takes great pride in the design of our AE units. We test real-world scenarios with wheelchairs and other equipment to ensure optimum usability to enhance the RV travel experience for these individuals and their families."