Driven on a standard car licence, the Winnebago Escape is one of the more versatile motorhomes on the market today, offering astounding versatility combined with all the features you would expect in a luxury motorhome including a functional indoor/outdoor kitchen, a bathroom incorporating a hot shower, vanity basin and flushing toilet, comfortable full size beds for four people and two living areas for relaxing, watching TV or just taking in the view.
Conveniently sized at just over 6 metres long which makes it a breeze to drive and park, The Escape boasts an impressive amount of internal space, mostly offered by the space saving and technologically advanced electric roll down bed located over the rear lounge area.
The electric roll down bed is stored up against the ceiling complete with sheets and blankets if desired, ready for your next lay down. At the press of a button, the bed smoothly lowers to normal bed height and in the morning, put it away again to reveal the large living area below it – the perfect use of potentially wasted space.
Two fully upholstered lounges and an adjustable table are so comfortable to relax on, have guests over and even to sleep on as they both double as full sized single beds.
Up front, both the driver and passenger seats swivel to form part of the forward living area which also includes a two seater lounge and dining table. For safety sake, two full lap/sash seatbelts are fitted to the front lounge as is a child restraint anchorage point making the Escape and Winnebago’s Diversion model the only two motorhomes in the campervan class to be able to carry four people in safety and offer them all sleeping accommodation.
Outside living is a dream with the Escape. The large wind out awning offers shade to relax under as you take in the view or watch the outside TV. Conveniently, a table folds out from the kitchen unit of the Escape and the simple yet well designed feature of two way drawers allows you to access cutlery and other items from a drawer without having to enter the motorhome.
For the adventurous or those who require a large carrying area, the Escape, amazingly can easily convert the rear area of the motorhome to a garage carrying a full size quad bike, motorbikes, bicycles, tie down points are even provided.
If you run a business and perhaps are thinking of a motorhome why not consider the Escape for the very reason of its versatility. By converting the rear area to a “garage” or empty space, the Escape can double as a delivery van during week or simply and easily by installing optional removable shelving units, it converts to a trade’s vehicle, then on the weekend, a fun machine for the whole family, possibly picking up business tax deductions along the way.
Powerful yet economical, the Fiat Ducato X251 chassis offers 180 horsepower, moving the Escape along at a rapid rate knots effortlessly, aided by the 6 speed automated manual gearbox which operates as an automatic else a 6 speed manual gearbox without a clutch.
The list of standard inclusions in the Fiat Ducato is seemingly endless, providing all those features you would find in an expensive luxury high end motor vehicle including electric windows and mirrors, cruise control and a trip computer, ABS, ESP and engine immobiliser.