I get asked often WHY we opted to go for the Winnebago Solis Pocket. When we first began our journey almost 5 years ago there were very few new Class B/Camper vans that could accommodate a family of 4+. Now, however some of the larger RV companies are seeing the want/need and filling those shoes. PLUS you have the smaller custom Campervan companies who have been popping up like crazy- to fill that void and offer specialty vans for all different walks of life.
Before settling on the Pocket – I drove everyone in my household crazy. HA! truth. I dragged them all over god’s green earth looking for used Class B’s. I learned after almost a year of searching that this was not in my cards. I then reached out 2 custom campervan companies located on the east coast, Vanture Customs and live a little vans . In the end, I opted (due to production time and overall cost) that it wasn’t going to work out for me to go this route.
I knew Winnebago was doing Class B’s but had no idea what they were up to. So in typical Stacey fashion – I deep dove into it.
Winnebago offers a slew of Class B’s but for the purposes of this post Im only going to talk about the three Solis models. The Winnebago Solis 59P, 59PX and my baby the newbie, the Pocket. — The P and Px are both a bit longer in length and both can/do have a pop top along with having a full wet bath.
My top 6 reasons for choosing the Winnebago Solis Pocket
- It is smaller in length at 17ft 10in – making it easier to maneuver, park, and keep in my driveway without any issues
- it has a nice open feeling inside. the 2 other solis have a bathroom that sits in the middle of the van cutting off flow and making it feel a bit tighter inside
- The dinette is wonderful. Since we travel as a threesome the dinette was a really nice feature – I bought a collapsable stool and all three of us eat at the table, and my kids play, color and eat at the table while I drive.
- It sleeps 3, with the dinette turning into a sleeping bed. Since my husband isn’t rushing into the great outdoors with us, I only *needed* sleeping for 3.
- AC. I like AC. the 59p with a pop top (next model up) has no AC… meaning, not happening.
- It was “affordable” in terms of Class b/Custom camper vans it was the most affordable NEW van out on the market that also fit all our wants/needs.
Is the Winnebago solis pocket the right fit for everyone… no, def not. Might we grow out of it in a few years.. possibly. But by then, Im hoping we will have enjoyed it and be ready for a new van with new adventures. For now, I’m going to soak up every moment in our “Winnebagel” creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Oh and if you have any questions regarding any of the vans mentioned – feel free to leave me a comment below!