Winnebago and Elwell Corporation are bringing the Timberline Diesel-Fired Hydronic Heating System to the OEM’s 4×4 adventure van, the Winnebago Revel.
The Timberline is designed specifically to provide premium heating and hot water in adverse climates. This system manages energy based on the users desired comfort level using the diesel-fired Autoterm Binar Compact heat source, which the company announced is optimized for seamless use whether in high altitudes or at sea level. A supplemental 120V heating element is also available for use when the motorhome is plugged into shore power.
“Our goal is to provide comfort and peace of mind wherever your adventures take you. We spent a lot of time designing and developing an easy to use control panel with all the software behind it to manage the system in the best way,” said Ken Elwell, President of Elwell Corporation. “We want the customer to be able to set their desired temperature and enjoy their adventure with peace of mind knowing there will be warmth and hot water when they need it and the system will efficiently manage the energy required. The Autoterm burner is a workhorse. It is quiet but powerful and we love the performance.”
Chris Bienert, product manager at Winnebago, said making the rig easier to operate was a goal for the 2021 model.
“We were impressed with the intuitive user interface and smooth operation of the Timberline system,” Bienert said. “It was clear from the outset that Elwell Corporation had done their research before presenting the system to us.”
Elwell Corporation is a family owned and operated firm that provides technical products to the RV and marine markets. Elwell has partnerships with leading brands all over the world to enhance and improve the RV/Marine lifestyle and is a source for solutions for OEMs in every segment of the market.
Winnebago motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel products are manufactured at dedicated facilities in Iowa and Indiana. The Winnebago brand of products includes the Winnebago, Grand Design, Newmar and Chris-Craft brands, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities.