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Old 01-20-2020, 01:02 AM   #1
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Default BOLDT Owners?

I took a close look at the new Winnebago BOLDT at the Tampa RV Show last week. Looks like a very capable camper van. Iím considering it as a replacement for my Airstream Interstate.

Wondering if there are any owners on the forum that are willing to share their impressions and owner experience.

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I purchased a 2020 Wbo Boldt 70KL in September and have put 12,000 miles on it. Was attracted to it because of the new Mercedes Sprinter VS30 chassis, the Volta system, the Truma heat, and the cold weather setup. Drives great. So far so good. No issues. Excellent heat; sips propane. The Volta battery system is awesome. Basically do not even need to plug in a shore line. Averaging about 19.5 mpg.
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:16 AM   #3
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I purchased a 2020 Wbo Boldt 70KL in September and have put 12,000 miles on it. Was attracted to it because of the new Mercedes Sprinter VS30 chassis, the Volta system, the Truma heat, and the cold weather setup. Drives great. So far so good. No issues. Excellent heat; sips propane. The Volta battery system is awesome. Basically do not even need to plug in a shore line. Averaging about 19.5 mpg.
Thanks for info. There are two negatives I saw while looking at a unit during the show. One is the lack of insulation around the heated tanks in what is marketed as a cold weather capable van. The other is the lack of a macerator on a $200K van. Both these issues were also mentioned in this Motorhome magazine cover story from last October that just found.

https://www.motorhome.com/top-storie...-boldt-q70-kl/

I learned a bit about the Truma Combi heat system. Looks good enough the want me to stay with propane. I was looking to go the all electric route without propane and use a diesel hydronic system like the Espar. But from the info I've gathered the Tuma is super quiet. I don't like the noise made by the Espar heaters.

One could always insulate the tanks to improve the cold weather performance. Adding a macerator doesn't look too difficult as there is a lot of room under the rear tanks. I've been spoiled by using the macerator on my Interste for last six years.

The twin bed rear bath layout of the BOLDT is exactly what I'm looking for.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:13 PM   #4
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One thing to be aware of Esbar heaters. They need maintenance to stay functional if you do not use it all the time. Diesel #2 gunks it up. It runs much better on kerosine but why if you have to install another fuel tank.
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One thing to be aware of Esbar heaters. They need maintenance to stay functional if you do not use it all the time. Diesel #2 gunks it up. It runs much better on kerosine but why if you have to install another fuel tank.
This is not really true nor accurate.

They require routine maintenance ONLY when they are used.

They run fine on Diesel #2, and do not produce anything resembling 'gunk'.







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