- with the introduction of the hike 100, winnebago brings big outdoor camping to the small, towable trailer set. seven feet wide, 16 feet long, and 10 feet tall, the trailer is suitable for a couple or small family.
- winnebago emphasizes the exterior with the hike 100, offering a roof rack, rear hitch (for a bike rack or something similar), and two awnings that can provide up to 200 square feet of covered space. the induction stovetop can also be used outside the trailer. no msrp was announced.
- winnebago is showing off the hike 100 on its new winnebago insider digital portal, which also highlights five other, larger campers.
the rise in remote work possibilities and people just wanting to go somewhere where others aren't during a pandemic has resulted in an uptick in the #vanlife curious. winnebago recently introduced six new rvs and trailers, including a small trailer called the hike 100 that, dare we say it, brings a welcome dose of cute to the lineup.
with a dry weight of just 2700 pounds and a seven-foot-nine-inch width, the hike 100 will be towable by some small suvs (note that the official gvwr is 4200 pounds). the trailer is almost 16 feet long and just over 10 feet tall. despite the small size, winnebago made sure to include as much practicality as possible. the rear of the trailer opens up to store outdoor gear you might not want in the trailer's main space. there is also a thule-compatible roof-rack system for things such as kayaks or surfboards on top and a two-inch hitch on the back for a bike rack or similar accessory. a 190-watt solar panel is standard, and you can add on another for more off-grid power. a compact shower, toilet and sink—and a 31-gallon freshwater tank—let you conduct daily business without too much hassle.
there are five different floor plan options for the hike 100, and lots of customizable entertainment and cooking options, including an induction stovetop that can be used on the outside of the camper when the weather cooperates—or when it doesn't, thanks to a powered size awning over the door and what winnebago calls a "bat wing" awning that extends over the rear and non-door side of the trailer for up to 200 square feet of covered space outside. pricing for the hike 100 was not announced.
other new winnebago models the company recently announced include the micro minnie flx, a step up in size from the hike 100 that the company said is the only towable camper on the market that "combines five new energy- and cost-efficient technologies that enable users to enjoy time off grid for up to five days." the new winnebago roam was designed to offer wheelchair users the chance to enjoy a purpose-built camper, while the new class c coach camper, the new ekko, was "strategically designed for increased livability in the footprint of a camper van."
winnebago calls the new solis pocket its "most affordable camper van," and it packs a lot of camping functionality onto a ram promaster chassis. finally, there are the new class a coaches, the vista and the sunstar 33k, for campers who want a larger vehicle as refuge while in the great outdoors.
winnebago used these new models to highlight its just-launched customer portal, winnebago insider. this new digital platform is a place for the company to place virtual tours of winnebago brand products and other approved marketing messages, like "expert commentary about models [and] user testimonials."