Two years ago, Winnebago introduced the Solis Pocket, an 18-foot (5.5-meter) camper that was the company’s most affordable B-segment at $100,000, appealing to aspiring camper adventurers. Although prices have risen steadily since then, the Solis Pocket remains the easiest and most affordable camper in the Winnebago line. To attract new Solis Pocket buyers, Winnebago has introduced the 36B floor plan, bringing the home a versatile wet room, available EcoFlow off-grid lithium battery system and an ultra-flexible 8-in-1 daybed lounge.
The 36B floor plan eliminates some of the open multi-purpose spaces that defined the original 36A layout to provide more material comfort. However, it’s still a versatile camping machine designed to handle the ebb and flow of life on the road.
The biggest change to the new 36B is at the rear of the van, where the 36A’s utility garage/bedroom is replaced by a wet room located inside the rear double doors. The wet bathroom has an indoor/outdoor shower connected to a water heater, a removable portable toilet and sink. Campers can easily pull the toilet out of the bracket to gain more space on the indoor shower floor, or if they are camping where there are external bathroom facilities.
Sliding interior doors and shower curtains provide interior privacy for the bathroom, and fold-out shower rods on each rear door link together to secure an exterior privacy curtain for outdoor showering or changing. The internal wet room space is also designed as a mudroom for wet gear and laundry storage.
Since there wasn’t enough room in the rear for a proper bed, the Winnebago pushed the sleeping facility into the center of the van. The versatile sofa lounge can be set up in at least eight different ways and can be used at night as a 30 x 75 inch (76 x 191 cm) single bed or a 53 x 75 inch (135 x 191 cm) double bed. It also features two- and four-seater dining areas, a sideways sofa and an L-shaped sofa lounge with chaise longue style seating. The two forward-facing rear seats can double as third and fourth van seats and come with three-point seat belts.
The kitchen area opposite the sofa bed is equipped with a two burner gas cooktop, stainless steel sink, long benchtops and indoor/outdoor refrigerator in front. A drop-down table at the back of the kitchen area folds open the sliding doors for outdoor use.
Another key feature of the Solis Pocket 36B is the available EcoFlow Power Kit Pro kit. The system is based on a 5 kWh lithium leisure battery, which can provide an estimated three days of off-grid power when weather conditions are favorable for charging via a 190 W rooftop solar array. It includes a management touchscreen with remote app monitoring, as well as inverter and charging hardware. Buyers can even add an extra plug-and-play battery or two for extra capacity. Winnebago installed 110V, 12V and USB outlets in strategic locations around the van, such as inside the top sliding door of the refrigerator, around the kitchen and back bathroom sinks.
Winnebago showed off the Solis Pocket 36B for the first time this week.It has not released pricing information, but Winnebago dealers Lichtsinn Motorhomes The listed MSRP is $149,005, which sounds reasonable since the original Solis Pocket 36A (without the full bathroom) is now listed for $140,375 MSRP in Winnebago. Both prices represent a big jump over the base price of the Solis Pocket, which launches in 2021 (around $96,000).
Winnebago provides a full 10 minute walkthrough of the 36B in the video below.
New Winnebago Solis Pocket 36B Walking Tour