Winnebago has a new special variant of its Solis Class B, proving that even big manufacturers are not immune when it comes to having some fun with ever popular adventure vans. It's called the 2023 Winnebago Solis National Park Foundation (NPF) Limited Edition, not to be confused with NFT, a non-existent special edition shrouded in mystery .
The 159-inch wheelbase Ram ProMaster-based Solis NPF comes in one layout (59P) that sleeps four thanks to the Murphy bed and pop-top sleeping area. It starts at $159,419, with the obvious expectation that you're gonna be visiting some of America's beautiful national parks, maybe starting with Yosemite in the winter followed by a spring trip to Yellowstone.
What sets the Solis NPF edition apart from the standard Solis? For starters, it looks different; why have a special edition if it doesn't look special? It has special grey and black mountain-esque exterior graphics that wrap around the sides and back, what Winnebago calls Bright White with Moonlit Graphics. It's the only exterior option for the NPF. National Park Foundation logos, eye-level on the side-slider entrance door and mirrored on the driver side, remind occupants of Winnebago's partnership with the National Park Foundation.
According to Chad Jones, SVP of Corporate Partnerships for the National Park Foundation, "Winnebago's new NPF Series is a tribute to national parks and the power of partnership. Together we are helping to inspire future generations to experience, enjoy and care for these remarkable places that belong to us all."
The special theme continues on the inside with a colorful abstract mountain graphic covering the whole refrigerator door, a laminate topographical countertop surface, and surf-to-slope embroidered zippered window coverings. The Solis NPF has padded floor coverings for extra comfort and warmth. The removable non-slip pads can be removed for quick cleaning.
When it comes to extra capability, the NPF Solis has black Method wheels (it's got Methods, brah!) with sporty 225/75R16 Hankook Dynapro AT2 all-terrain tires for added style and ruggedness. Paired with upgraded front and rear SuperSprings SumoSprings straight from the factory, the NPF begs for a breathtaking lookout point off the beaten path.
The Solis National Park Foundation edition hides a cool interior storage feature that Winnebago calls the SmartSpace Overland Drawer System. Resembling the Decked truck bed storage and organizer drawer system, these drawers store gear and whatever else campers can tuck in them. The passenger-side drawer has a cover that hinges up and out, the extra elevation adding convenience and reducing backaches. The raised work space/table doubles as an outdoor cooking platform on which a portable burner can be placed. When raised, the drawer covering's location provides access to the water panel for the collapsible sink, which nestles into the drawer lid. Want the extra countertop space and not the sink? Remove the sink and cover the hole with a cutting board.
Winnebago's limited-edition NPF Series also includes the Vista and Sunstar.
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