My husband was very hesitant about staying the night in an RV and was shocked when I told him the plans I made. He looked at me with huge eyes and his eyebrows raised into what would be a hairline (if he had one), and then grunted when he found out where we would be sleeping that night. With a quick growl he asked, “WHY? I am perfectly happy at the hotel”.
He decided that he would at least try to have an open mind about staying in an RV, put his feet up and made the best of the experience. We definitely liked using the dinette seat as a chaise lounge. After having major back surgery a couple years ago, he was not convinced that he would fair well sleeping on a dinette bed.
My husband was unsure about sleeping on a bed that would be converted from the dinette without a thick mattress. However, he quickly worked to create our evening haven. Watch as Dana shares tips with Mark on how to quickly convert a dinette to a sleeping area on our YouTube video channel Camper Crazy Buzz. Learn how to keep the cushions from slipping when you roll over at night and many more tips about storage in a View, especially if someone uses a CPAP machine.
The dinette area is very large and is able to sit 4 people easily. Each end has an extension that can be used as a chaise lounge or you could easily bring in an additional table to extend the dining area. The thing that caught my eye was how easily Dana’s husband can work utilizing the dining area. He had plenty of space to spread out with paper, pen, computer and phone, and can even put his feet up while his wife drives as he “kills himself” conducting business.
I was thinking that this may be a great RV for a working couple that travels, especially if they are on the computer a lot. With the increase of Millennial’s living full-time and working in RVs, this could potentially be an RV they would consider purchasing.
As we interviewed Dana in our round table discussions on our YouTube channel (Crazy Camper Buzz), she exuded pure joy when answering questions about her View. She is more than ecstatic that she and her husband are the proud owners of a new Winnebago View. Dana’s husband was happy to pose with her in this pic, however, he asked that I conceal his identity so his coworkers don’t get jealous of all his travels while “working”.
They were the perfect hosts in allowing us to stay overnight with them so my husband could get the whole RV experience and also shared some useful tips.
Their View is able to sleep up to six people comfortably since they have the berth above the cab. The owner’s sleeping area is a corner bed and has a curved bottom side which I thought may be uncomfortable. Dana assured us that while she sleeps against the wall, her husband’s feet do not hang over, although that not be the case for anyone well over six feet tall. The bed has separate adjustable headrests, so if one person wants to sit up to watch TV or read a book, the other person can lay flat. I think this is a great feature, and for some reason is not included in any videos that I watched about this style View.
This Class C RV has lots of STORAGE, STORAGE AND STORAGE. We especially liked all the storage surrounding the corner bed, as well as the privacy curtain and blackout shades. Dana made good choices in what she would need to outfit her rig and how to utilize her storage to its best capacity, which we will discuss in a future youtube video. To see all the specifications and different floor-plans available, you can visit Winnebago.com for details and watch the walk-through video by the manufacturer.
Now for the most important part of this blog…
Like Dana, I enjoy a rich, bold glass of red wine in the evenings and was curious as to how she travels with her wine glasses. While I have every desire to retire and “be gone” like Anna Kendrick in the “cups” song, I have no desire to drink wine out of plastic. I was very shocked to see that Dana’s elegant, thin rimmed, tall wine glasses sat on the shelf above her cooking area. She opened the cupboard door and there were 4 glasses sitting perfectly, undamaged and without any restraints. I was very curious and shocked because lets face it, traveling down the road and swerving and hitting pot holes would surely shift items in cupboards, drawers and storage areas.
Her tip was simple, use Gorilla type shelf liner in the cupboards and your glasses will stay put as long as you don’t drive like Danica Patrick. The shelf liner can be cut into small pieces and placed in between plates and bowls to keep them from sliding and chipping, or under pots and pans to keep from shifting.
It is also a handy tool for making the dinette into the bed which my husband used when making up our bed and is in the video on our YouTube channel.
All in all this is a great RV. It is not an RV that we would select for our lifestyle but has some great features that we like. The outside gray color is attractive and we liked the interior colors. This is not “grandpa’s camper”.
We had several people inside visiting while Dana talked about the RV features and we were not overly crowded. The air conditioner was not overly loud and seemed a lot more quiet than other RVs we have been in.
Most of all, it was an excellent choice for my husband to try out for his first night in an RV. We were comfortable and had a great night’s sleep.
Thanks to the owners for allowing us to have a glass of Wine with a View.