With home vacations becoming ever more popular, you may be thinking about buying an RV for you and your family or friends to travel around in. If you want to go all out, then you can’t do much better than the Winnebago Forza.
Considered to be one of the best entry-level diesel pushers in the RV world, this vehicle has been called the King of the Road.
Here we will be reviewing all aspects and features of the Winnebago Forza, coving everything from the design and layout to the construction and how well it drives. At the end, we will include a quick pro and cons list so you will be able to see at a glance if this is the right vehicle for you.
Here is everything you need to know about the Winnebago Forza.
Intro To The RV
The Forza is the next successor in a long line of Winnebago Industries' Class A diesel pusher RVs.
It's intended to make luxury and comfort more accessible to those who want their own private bus to take them all around the country.
Its primary features include flexible space, contemporary style, outdoor entertainment, charging outlets in the bedrooms, and ample storage for your gear and other travel items.
Forza is available in five different floorplans, allowing buyers more flexibility in terms of furniture placement and other upgrades.
The Winnebago Forza is built on a Freightliner® XCS Chassis. This means it can withstand the heavier weight of Class A motorhomes while still allowing for all of the furniture, appliances, and systems included in these vehicles.
The XC chassis is known to be one of the best performing and supportive chassis that are used in RV construction, with over 80% of diesel motorhomes using this as a base for their construction.
Depending on which of the five floor plans you choose will impact what transmission model is used in the RV.
If you choose the 34T floorplan then the RV will be using the Allison® 6-speed automatic 2100 MH transmission, while if you choose any of the other four floorplans your RV will be using the Allison 6-speed automatic 2500 MH transmission.
This is just because the bigger floorplans require the RV to have more power as they can be heavier.
No matter what transmission is used, the Forza comes packed with power. The diesel engine is the Cummins ISB 6.7L 340HP “Clean Air Diesel”. This powerful engine delivers 700-lbs of torque and has 340hp (horsepower).
All this means that your RV won’t struggle to get up any hills, no matter how steep the hill or how heavy the RV is.
While this is a very powerful RV, you will be safe the whole journey thanks to the NeWay air suspension with V-Ride. This will keep your RV gripped tightly to the road, meaning you won’t have to panic when going round corners at speed.
Here are a few more of the great construction features included on the Forza:
- Stainless steel wheel liners on the 34T floorplan
- Aluminum wheel liners on all other floor plans
- Air brakes w/ABS
- Slide room lock system
- 160-amp. alternator
- Trailer Hitch6 10,000-lb. drawbar/500-lb. maximum vertical tongue weight
- Engine exhaust brake
- 7-pin trailer wiring
- Rear cap engine intake screen
- Automatic hydraulic leveling jacks
Before we take a look at the beautifully designed interior, let’s go over all the amazing features on the outside of the Forza.
The Forza is available in five body colors and a premium high-gloss sidewall finish. Nightshade has a tint of blue, Mojave Dusk has beige tones, Hot Anvil has purple streaks, and Autumn Fest has grey and brown streaks.
Because of the many colors and interesting designs, this motor home has a lot of personalities and is sure to stand ut amongst others.
If you travel to a lovely forest or wilderness area and want to enjoy the fresh air outside, you can sit under the shade of the Forza’s motorized patio awning.
All you have to do then is to bring out your patio seats and table to enjoy the wonders of nature around you.
If this seems a bit boring to you though, then you can invest in the outdoor entertainment center with a 32-inch HDTV so you can relax outside while watching your favorite shows. This is also a wonderful feature if you want to have a barbeque and movie night.
When it gets to nighttime, you can enjoy even more of the excellent features that the Forza has to offer.
The awning, porch, and under the coach can all be lit up with LED lights, which makes it even better at night. Even the huge storage area is well-lit, making it simple to locate what you need.
If you are traveling with pets, the last thing you want them to do is get lost outside in a new area. That is why the Pet Pal leash tie is a great additional feature to this RV. Now the whole family can enjoy some quality outdoor time.
While the Forza is quite a tall vehicle (12 feet tall), you will easily be able to get in and out of the RV due to the entrance steps that automatically lower when the RV is parked. There is also an assist handle for you to hold, making sure that you don’t fall.
The inside of the Forza RV is the biggest selling point of this vehicle because of how stunningly beautiful it is.
Starting at the front, the Forza will provide you with safety, convenience, and comfort when driving thanks to its unique DriveTech driving system, digital instrument panel cluster, information display center, and OptiViewTM dash.
Everything you need for a good drive is right at your fingertips. All of this information is shown on a 9-inch LCD touch panel which is turned at an angle towards the driving seat so you don’t have to look away from the road too much.
Both front driver’s seat and passenger seats can be modified to prove you with the most comfort and support. They provide you with good lumbar support to help keep you pain-free on long drives, and the armrest can be moved into a position that suits you.
The chairs can also rotate if you want to face the back of the RV when you’re not driving. For safety, the chairs have 3-point seat belts, while other safety features include a side-view camera, power mirrors with defrost, and cruise control.
The Living Room
The other seats in the Forza are just as comfortable as the drivers, if not more. On the Forza 34T, the RestEasy® loveseat is available, while the other floorplans have TrueComfort+ and Sofa Sleeper.
These can be adjusted to your desired level of comfort, and there are also lap tables and cup holders to keep your drinks from spilling as you relax.
The body interior of the Forza is made completely from vinyl, with a vinyl floor and soft vinyl ceiling.
You can the interior in a variety of colors including Taupe, Alpine, and Mineral. For the wood paneling, this comes in colors like Driftwood, Sonoma oak, and Walnut.
The Forza makes getting cozy and watching a movie an absolute dream thanks to its ready-to-go satellite system and 50 inch HDTV with Blu-ray player and surround sound system.
There is also an electric fireplace if you get the 36H, 38D, or 38W floorplans, which will only add to the cozy vibes.
You'll find a full kitchen in the galley, where you can prepare and cook your meals with comfort and ease. Corian countertops and Corian sink cover work together to provide a classy look.
A 2-door Residential refrigerator/freezer with an ice maker is also provided, ensuring that you have access to chilled drinks at all times. It also has a flip travel latch to keep all of your food safe and secure while on the road.
Cooking is a breeze with the 3-burner range top. In the convection oven, you can bake or roast any dish.
With a microwave included, you can easily reheat any leftovers. Your culinary utensils and dry goods can be stored in the pantry, which has several storage cupboards.
Many people appreciate having their own toilet and bath so they don’t have to on communal facilities. No communal facilities could match the style and luxury of the Forza’s bathroom anyways.
This motor home has a large bathroom that comes equipped with an enclosed shower with a handheld showerhead, textured glass shower door, porcelain toilet with foot pedal and sprayer, and laminate countertop with bamboo sink cover.
Natural light is let in through a skylight, while motorized roof vents keep moisture and mildew at bay.
To stop you from misplacing all of your bathroom supplies, you can keep everything in the large medicine cabinet and storage compartment.
At the back of the RV is the large and spacious bedroom. The room is so big that it can fit a queen-sized bed with an innerspring mattress, allowing you to get a good night's sleep.
Thanks to the gorgeous bedspread and pillow shams, the bedroom has a cozy but stylish look. Each nightstand on either side of the bed has an induction charging station for your electronics and a small draw to keep a few belongings.
The Forza 38W also has bunk beds with a room divider curtain for more sleeping areas, which makes it a better choice if you are traveling with children.
No matter what model of Forza you get, each one comes with plenty of storage options in the bedroom like a wardrobe, draws, and under-bed storage.
The bedroom also features a TV, though the size will depend on what floor plan you choose.
You can also upgrade to a queen or king-size InnoMax Eurotop Freedom air mattress with controllers if you want to add a bit more luxury to the bedroom.
Is the Forza Easy to Drive?
Considering how big this RV is (and it only gets bigger if you choose a larger floorplan), you may be questioning whether it’s easy to drive. The answer is yes! This RV is super easy to drive due to the many driving assist features that are included.
This includes the DriveTech Driving System, which includes an ergonomic steering wheel to make driving even easier. There is also the Optiview Dash that features a user-friendly system that lets you control the outside cameras and other features on the RV.
Pros and cons
- Variety in floorplans - with five options of floorplans available, you will be able to choose an Rv that is exactly the right size for you and your needs
- Luxury features - You’ll never have to suffer through horrible and uncomfortable camping trips again if you get the Forza. Now you can enjoy a fully working kitchen and bathroom, luxury chairs, super comfy beds, and large flat screen TV for all of your entertainment needs.
- Loads of storage - if you are going to be out on the road for a while you will appreciate all of the many storage options.
- Difficult to fix - this is the only real issue with the Forza. There have been some reports that people have found it difficult to fix anything that has broken while they have been out on the road. To try and fix this issue, Winnebago now offers a 36-month warranty on all of its RVs.
The Winnebago Forza is a dream to own and is a great vehicle if you love traveling around the country in comfort and style.
It’s super easy to drive, has plenty of interiors and exterior space is comfortable to stay in and has everything you need to make it a home away from home.
With a fully stocked and working kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom, you won’t even feel like you’re in an RV in the Forza.
Whether you are looking to upgrade your old RV, or are thinking of buying your very first one, you can’t do much better than the Winnebago Forza.