5 Favorite Features of the Winnebago Hike 100 FLX Package
Find out why one couple loves this adventure-ready travel trailer.

By: Austin & Kirsten Lawrence - @adv4two

Good day, GoLifers! We’ve been adventuring in our Winnebago Hike 100 1316SB FLX for six months and love how it has improved our travels. The Hike 100 has an abundance to offer on its own; however, the addition of the FLX package makes getting off grid even easier. In this article, we’ll share with you our most-liked FLX features and give you some insight as to why those are our favorites.

1. Battery, Inverter & Solar Power Combo

The FLX feature we have enjoyed the most is actually a combination of FLX features that come together to make things operate while unplugged. Those features include the 320-amp-hour Lithium-ion battery, 3,000-watt pure sine wave inverter, and the 190-watt solar panel with 30-amp MPPT charge controller. The combination of the Lithium battery, power inverter, and solar setup makes living life off-grid possible in a towable. 

This allows us to utilize features such as the convection microwave oven and portable induction cooktop all while being unplugged from an electrical power source. It gives us the ability to charge our electronics and even watch some TV during downtime. The HIKE 100 FLX, like all Winnebago FLX models, is able to fully function unplugged, setting the bar for camping at a whole new level and rising above the rest.

2. Truma Aventa Air Conditioner

Another one of our favorite features (that also runs completely off the Lithium battery, solar, and inverter) is the Truma Aventa air conditioner. We have this listed as our second most-liked feature only because it needs the previous features to be able to operate. Otherwise, it would be at the top of our list. This unit is environmentally friendly and has low-energy consumption. It also offers super quiet operation which makes it enjoyable to use.

We have enjoyed the ability to use the Truma Aventa A/C system in the Hike 100 FLX and use this feature more often than we thought we would. We mostly camp off-grid and use this feature during times of warmer weather to stay cool and comfortable. We also use the A/C at times while traveling on the highway during our lunch and restroom breaks to keep cool on those hot summer days.

3. Truma AquaGo Water Heater

Next on our list is the Truma AquaGo water heater. Even during the warmer months, having on-demand hot water is a must. From washing dishes to taking showers, this feature has come in handy on all our adventures. This system is super-efficient and offers a comfortable water temperature while enjoying an unlimited supply of hot water without the risk of scalding.

When showering, a constant hot water temperature is maintained even after the water is turned off then back on again. This feature is a must for our off-grid expeditions. 

4. Truma VarioHeat Furnace

Now that the winter months are upon us, the Truma VarioHeat furnace is a must-have and compliments the Truma AquaGo water heater – creating a world-class hybrid system for heating and instant hot water. We sleep soundly thanks to its near-silent operation and intelligent fan control, complete with a three-stage burner system and the special night mode. 

It also offers a high air flow mode for quick heating of our Hike 100 when we return from a cold day of hiking and adventuring! The Lamella inset vent can be rotated to help direct the airflow to your liking which is very helpful during the winter months. Since heat rises, we normally have the airflow directed to the floor which helps keep the floor warm while in the camper with no shoes on. 

Read more about our extended season camping.

5. Digital Control Panel 

The Truma iNet digital control panel is easy to use and ensures minimal variation in room temperature and is used to operate the Truma AquaGo, VarioHeat, and Aventa air condition. This system has been an amazing feature on the Winnebago Hike 100 1316SB FLX floorplan.

We have also found that the Truma VarioHeat and AquaGo water heater are super-efficient with propane consumption. At 12V, usage is 5.9-17.6 KW (20,000 – 60,000 BTU/H). We are currently still using the original propane cylinder that came with our unit; however, we will need to top it off before our next adventure. 

The Winnebago Hike 100 FLX package has helped create an amazing base camp for all of our off-grid expeditions. The FLX components definitely offer a new experience in camping, especially within the towable line. Learn more about the Hike 100 FLX here.


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User commented on January 30, 2023 1:44 PM
I can’t find this model for sale. Has it come out yet? Do all 2023 Hike 100 models have the FLX package?
User commented on January 30, 2023 2:40 PM
Thank you for your comment! The HIKE 100 FLX is currently not yet available for purchase on dealer lots. This model will be available later this year. The 2023 HIKE 100’s are not equipped with the FLX package, only the HIKE 100 FLX’s will be equipped with these initiatives. You can check out the floorplans and spec information of the Hike 100 FLX on our Winnebago Insider page, and monitor this page to see when it will be available for purchase: https://www.winnebago.com/insider/product/hike-100-flx