This is what makes the Winnebago Hike 100 one of the best small campers money can buy

A car tows the Winnebago Hike 100.

Did you know that more and more people nowadays choose camping because it reduces stress and increases well-being? The pandemic may have been the main reason for people to increasingly opt for this mode of travel, but now it’s more than just social distancing. Because remote working has become indispensable and many employees are looking for a refugee from city life in nature, camping remains the most viable way of living outdoors.

Nevertheless, RVs tend to be expensive, not to mention you need a good vehicle to pull a big one and may need to spend a little extra time, effort and resources equipping your home on wheels. All of this can be a deal breaker for most people who want to travel on a budget.

Fortunately, some companies recognized the existence of these drawbacks and came up with more compact and cost-efficient solutions for less wealthy campers. One such solution is the Winnebago Hike 100, a small campervan that aims to help people get out and about and enjoy outdoor adventures without breaking the bank.

This is exactly why the Winnebago Hike 100 is one of the best small motorhomes you can buy today.

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The Winnebago Hike 100 is a small but powerful motorhome for outdoor adventures

If you’ve never heard of Winnebago, now is the time discover this promising company. Winnebago Industries is a leading American manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products such as RVs, travel trailers, boats and more. One of the latest flagship products is the Winnebago Hike 100, a small motorhome that has been acclaimed for its tough yet lightweight design.

What makes the Winnebago Hike 100 special is a perfect mix of small size and excellent build quality. At 15’11” long, 9’11” high, 8’1” wide, and dry weight less than 3,000 lbs, the Winnebago Hike 100 is easy to tow by smaller SUVs and RVs. In addition, the compact size of this trailer allows for easy maneuverability and better visibility on the road.

The second best thing about this small motorhome is its functionality. Designed for rough rides in the great outdoors, the Winnebago Hike 100 can take quite a bit of rough handling while providing everything you need outdoors. For example, the Winnebago Hike 100 has two canopies that give you up to 200 square feet of outdoor space. You can also drop the back panels to shower outside.

Also (perhaps more importantly) the Winnebago Hike 100 features a 2-inch accessory receiver and side roof ladder for packing gear. There’s even a 200-watt solar panel on the roof, a solar prep on the side, and 12-volt tank pad heaters to keep you comfortable on extended stays in the great outdoors.

With all these features, you’re sure to have a great time outdoors, but what about the interior of the Winnebago Hike 100?

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The Winnebago Hike 100’s small yet functional cabin has everything you need for comfort on the go

That’s quite a small camper, you might say. How well equipped can it be? The Winnebago Hike 100 is indeed not a spacious camper, but it does make clever use of the available space. Currently, customers can choose from three different floor plans. The most extensive offers three sleeping places on a queen-size bed and a loft bed, in addition you also get a front galley, a bathroom and an outdoor kitchen.

The other two options are for two berths. They both offer a galley at the front, a wardrobe and a bathroom, but one has a fold-down bend and a folding sofa and the other two bunk beds with a folding table and sofas. The two new sleep layouts should also be available soon to give customers more options.

The Winnebago Hike 100 packs the beds, wardrobe, bathroom and kitchen pretty well in a limited area. You’ll have plenty of room to store your clothes and outdoor gear without struggling with agility, drag, and other potentially expensive issues.

Inside, you’ll find an integrated Wi-Fi router preparation plate, wireless cell phone charger, JBL portable speaker, USB charging ports, and some other useful features that will make your life easier. The kitchen also comes with a 3.1 AC/DC compressor refrigerator, portable induction cooktop, 1.1 cubic foot microwave, stainless steel sink, and pull-out countertop extension, which should save you a few bucks.

So, how much will this dream compact campervan cost you? Depending on the floor plans, the Winnebago Hike 100 costs between $46,135 and $49,125. Yes, it’s still pricey, no doubt about that. However, as shown above, the Winnebago Hike 100 offers great value for the price (especially compared to large motorhomes), so it will make your money well spent.