Take it to the limit with the new 2016 Itasca Ellipse Diesel Class A Motorhome Available
at Colonial Itasca!

We Also Carry the 2016 Itasca Meridian Diesel Class A Motorhome

Itasca 2012 Ellipse Motorhome

2016 Ellipse Diesel Class A MotorhomeSpecifications
Weights & Measures
42HD 42QD
Length 42'10" 42'10"
Exterior Height1 12'10" 12'11"
Exterior Width2 8'5.5" 8'5.5"
Exterior Storage3 (cu. ft.) 196 196
Awning Length 14'6"/18' 14'6"/17'
Interior Height 7' 7'
Interior Width 8'0.5" 8'0.5"
Freshwater Tank Capacity4 (gal.) 85 85
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) Continuous Continuous
Holding Tank Capacity - Black/Gray4 (gal.) 51/95 51/71
LP Capacity5 (gal.) 5.6 5.6
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 150 150
GCWR6 (lbs.) 60,660 60,660
GVWR (lbs.) 45,660 45,660
GAWR - Front (lbs.) 15,660 15,660
GAWR - Rear (lbs.) 30,000 30,000
Wheelbase 279" + tag 279" + tag

Key Features of the 2016 Ellipse:

  • 3 Position Controls - Raise and lower the hydraulic jacks from any of three convenient locations. Do the job from the driver’s seat or step outside and use the controls at either the entrance door or service center to monitor the jacks as you lower them. No hassle. No guesswork. Just a level coach at your convenience.

  • Aqua-Hot - Enjoy advanced zone heating and hot water on demand from the Aqua-Hot system. A series of tubes coiled around a central boiler distributes heat to small heat exchangers throughout the motorhome. This precision system delivers:

    - Even heating from floor to ceiling and throughout the coach
    - Zone control for up to five distinct heat zones
    - Instant hot water for showers, laundry, and dishes
    - Fume-free performance

    By using engine heat, AC power, Diesel, or LP to fuel a central boiler, Aqua-Hot keeps you comfortable anytime, anywhere.

  • BIG Shower - The BIG Shower from Winnebago Industries lives up to its name. In fact, it might be an understatement. The BIG Shower dwarfs most traditional RV showers with a wide entrance and plenty of elbow room. Enjoy a refreshing rinse in the BIG Shower and you will never look at RV showers the same way again.

  • Euro Recliner - The contoured Euro recliner features a soft Ultraleather™ covering that looks like leather and feels even softer. A built-in footrest kicks out as you recline, providing an elegant and comfortable spot to read a book or watch TV.

  • Extendable Sectional Sofa - It may look like a typical sofa when you are driving down the road, but when the slideout expands, so does the extendable sectional sofa. In just a few quick steps, this exclusive Winnebago Industries sofa increases your seating capacity by 50%, allowing the whole family to gather around the television or enjoy some pleasant conversation.

  • Ideal Rest "Natural Reserve" - Getting a good night’s sleep shouldn’t be a challenge. The Ideal Rest® Natural Reserve digital comfort control mattress makes it easier and more comfortable than ever. Ideal Rest Natural Reserve offers fifty unique set points so you can customize firmness and support to fit your personal preference, from extra firm to feather soft.  

    Best of all, it offers comfort-enhancing features you simply won’t find in any other RV mattress:  
    • A cotton and bamboo fiber cover panel that combines the natural comfort and wicking benefits of cotton with inherently mildew proof bamboo fibers to create an incredibly comfortable and hygienic sleep surface. As an added benefit, both materials are renewable, sustainable, and earth-friendly.  
    • A natural wool covered 2-in-1 duo firmness reversible insert with naturally antimicrobial latex on one side and body temperature activated Memory-Cell® on the other, allowing you to choose your perfect comfort level. With the Ideal Rest Natural Reserve digital comfort control mattress, there is no need to compromise; you can adjust your individual firmness level with digital precision and slumber in superior comfort.

  • Infotainment Center with RV GPS - The Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS has it all: touch screen color monitor with split screen function, Rand McNally RV GPS safe & easy routing, amenities & tools, trips & content, turn-by-turn voice guidance, AM/FM radio with CD/DVD player, handheld remote, SiriusXM™ (subscription not included), compass, outside temperature, iPod®/iPhone® audio integration, Bluetooth™, and so much more.

  • Maxum Chassis - The perfect diesel-pusher experience begins with a chassis designed like no other. Winnebago Industries engineers worked closely with Freightliner® — the proven leader in diesel motorhome chassis — to create the Maxum Chassis®: a stronger, better performing chassis with a lower center of gravity for unsurpassed ride and handling. To top it off, the Maxum Chassis offers up to 246 cubic feet of exterior storage so you can load up with everything you need for weeks on the road. The secret is its revolutionary lowered-rail design combined with our exclusive SuperStructure® construction and SmartSpace® philosophy that increases the cross-coach storage height for the most efficient use of space.

  • MCD Roller Shades - The smooth-operating MCD solar/blackout roller shades set the ideal atmosphere in your coach, day or night. Besides providing ideal light and privacy, MCD solar/blackout roller shades offer upscale looks and performance and are easier to operate and clean than traditional pleated shades.

  • OnePlace - The OnePlace® systems center allows you to monitor and control key systems from one convenient location. No more walking back and forth between the thermostat and generator, it’s all in one spot. The OnePlace panel features a streamlined appearance with a digital panel that is easy to read and operate. Stop the runaround with the OnePlace systems center.

  • PowerLine - Another smart solution: our PowerLine Energy Management System. When your air conditioner is running, your spouse is using the microwave, and your granddaughter turns on the hair dryer, this will not trigger a system overload. PowerLine temporarily turns off one or more of your vehicle’s “postponable” appliances—and automatically returns power once the load returns to normal.

  • QuickConnect - Our QuickConnect® coupling valve ensures quick, clean sewer hookups every time. There’s even a holster in the service compartment for easy storage.

  • Quickport - Say good–bye to wrestling power cords and water hoses through small holes. The QuickPort® service connection hatch makes hookups a snap—and helps keep your service area clean and tidy. It even allows the bay door to close with hookups connected.

  • SmartSpace - The SmartSpace design philosophy encourages the use of innovative features to make the most efficient use of the available space in each coach. This philosophy has led to the creation of features such as the BenchMark® full comfort dinette that has hidden storage compartments below the flip-up seats, full-extension drawer slides, and an extendable sectional sofa found in several of our coaches. From the Rest Easy multi-position lounge to the unique pull-out pantries, you’ll find a variety of SmartSpace features across our entire lineup of motorhomes.

  • SuperStructure - Unlike some manufacturers, we use steel, not wood, to create a strong, durable cab substructure. We mount our windshields securely in steel with nonhardening sealants, just like an automobile. By using an advanced laser alignment system when mounting the cab to the chassis, we ensure a sturdy, square foundation.

  • TrueAir - Welcome to TrueAir Maximum Comfort A/C, a new evolution in RV air conditioning where comfort, efficiency, and precision control come together to provide you with an exceptional travel experience.
    TrueAir has set the standard in RV air conditioning systems for years. Now we’ve raised the bar again with an improved, roof-mounted A/C distribution system: TrueAir Maximum Comfort A/C. It’s a new and better generation of RV air conditioning technology, replacing our TrueAir Residential Central A/C.
    Why change? The advent of new diesel emission standards requires chassis components to be placed in the basement space previously used for our TrueAir compressor package and the future availability of that cooling unit package is in question due to new refrigerant regulations that require larger re-designed compressors (see chassis photo below).
    Form Meets Function and the Result is Superior Air Flow
    Are all ducts created equal? Not at all. With the exclusive TrueAir Maximum Comfort A/C, we employ an advanced ductwork design that ensures consistent, precision airflow throughout the coach. The ductwork is formed rather than routed and possesses a unique D-shape with radiused edges that reduce drag and turbulence as conditioned air travels along the length of the coach (see ductwork graphic below). And with multiple units all operating through a single ducting system, the result is optimal system performance that requires less energy.
    Rooftops and Venting Matter, Too
    To further increase its effectiveness, the rooftop construction employs a custom formed foam core specifically designed for this application — thicker yet lighter weight, stronger with tighter tolerances, and with a higher R-Value — all which translate into superior efficiency and temperature control. Top all this technology with a multitude of precision control vents and you will be assured a perfectly controlled interior climate.
    Cool When and Where You Need it with Dual-Zone Control
    Ready for bedtime while your traveling partner is going to stay up and enjoy a movie in the living area? With the TrueAir Maximum Comfort A/C’s dual-zone climate control, you can easily navigate temperature control settings from a single precision thermostat. On those balmy summer evenings, you can turn off the rear A/C unit for quieter sleep environment while still enjoying the benefit of a cool interior climate thanks to the full-length ducting. Dual-zone control ensures optimal environmental control and the true residential comfort you’ve come to expect with all Winnebago Industries’ products.
    Harnessing the Best in Cooling Technology
    Low-profile high-efficiency Polar Mach compressors incorporate improved heating and ventilation system technology to generate 13,500 BTU performance using less space and energy than previous 12,000 BTU compressors. The result is better cooling with less energy.
    A Roof-Mounted System without the Challenges of Rooftop Condensation
    Where typical RV rooftop air conditioning units are infamous for the trail they leave behind — condensation dripping down the coach and sidewall streaking that is — TrueAir Maximum Comfort A/C actually pumps rooftop condensation directly to the ground.
    For Those Chilly Summer Mornings
    TrueAir Maximum Comfort A/C incorporates an advanced heat pump system that can provide supplemental heat as needed without running the furnace, reducing LP usage.
    Spring-Tensioned Mounting
    TrueAir Maximum Comfort A/C roof-mounted cooling units are secured with spring compression fasteners. This spring-tensioned mounting technology provides superior quality mounting and security ensuring tight seal compression for the long haul.
    Easy Maintenance Frees You to Enjoy Your Travels
    With easy access from within the coach, your filters can be quickly removed and washed or replaced.
  • TrueLevel - Mirus™ detector cell technology ensures accurate freshwater and wastewater tank level readings. Mirus detector cells produce a micro-electrical field that detects liquid levels from outside the tank. No more probes to corrode or clog. Just true, accurate readings time after time.

  • Ultraleather - Winnebago Industries cab seats, sofas, loungers, and more can be covered in premium, soft Ultraleather™ fabric. Ultraleather gives you the softness, comfort, and luxury that is more durable than leather and incredibly easy to clean. Made with proprietary Takumi™ technology that combines four material layers including PVC-free polycarbonates, it has been tested and proven to surpass competitive fabrics for integrity and durability. Plus, Ultraleather offers superior thermal comfort—creating a comfortable, neutral body temperature regardless of the setting. With Ultraleather, you can stay pleasantly protected from the bumps, spills, and scrapes of life on the road.

  • Valspar Resistovar Conversion Varnish - Valspar Resistovar Conversion Varnish is specifically formulated to provide an exceptional finish that includes enhanced UV protection and superior scratch, chemical, and moisture resistance. Valspar’s Resistovar Conversion Varnish surpasses all KCMA performance standards.

Diesel Pusher Motorhomes, Class A Diesel Pushers:
2016 Itasca Ellipse

Itasca 2012 Ellipse Motorhome

Behold the Ellipse®: A luxurious diesel-pusher built upon the revolutionary Freightliner® Maxum Chassis® with lowered-rail construction providing unequaled ride, performance, and storage capacity. A proven 450-hp Cummins® turbo-charged diesel engine delivers all the power you need, which you will sense from the Flexsteel® luxury six-way adjustable cab seats that come standard with a power footrest, heat and massage, and power lumbar support. The mid-coach galley features a pull-out island (42QD) and a French door refrigerator with a bottom freezer drawer, and the bedroom features a private master bath with a washer and dryer. The all-electric coach includes an induction stove top and eliminates the need for LP. Premium interior amenities like Corian® countertops, porcelain tile flooring, LED lighting, and an electric fireplace make your amazing journeys more comfortable and memorable than ever. Outdoor entertaining is better than ever with the available pull-out Tailgate Package featuring a single-burner induction range top, steel counter, lockable refrigerator/freezer, storage area, and cold water access. The Ellipse is the essential choice for elegant indoor and outdoor living on the road.

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Model: 2016 Ellipse - Standard Features

Freightliner® Maxum Chassis®
  • Cummins® ISL 8.9L 450-hp turbo-charged diesel engine
  • Adjustable brake and accelerator pedals
  • Allison® 3000 MH 6-speed electronic transmission w/engine compression brake
  • Information display center
  • ZF™ Independent Front Air Suspension, NeWay® rear air suspension
  • 160-amp. alternator
  • Air brakes w/ABS
  • Quick-connect air accessory
  • Automatic leveling jacks w/3-position controls
  • Tow power package w/7-pin trailer wiring and I.P. wiring
  • Trailer Hitch 6 15,000-lb. drawbar/1,500-lb. maximum vertical tongue weight
  • Stylized aluminum wheels
Cab Conveniences
  • Flexsteel® luxury cab seats driver and queen passenger seat w/6-way power, power footrest, heat and massage, remote swivel, power lumbar support, manual recline, adjustable armrests
  • 3-point seat belts
  • Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS 10.4" touch screen color monitor w/split screen function, 2nd monitor, Rand McNally RV GPS safe & easy routing, amenities & tools, trips & content, turn-by-turn voice guidance, AM/FM radio w/CD/DVD player, steering wheel and handheld remote, SiriusXM™ (subscription not included), compass, outside temperature, iPod®/iPhone® audio integration, Bluetooth™, color rearview camera, sideview camera display
  • Video camera system
  • Tilt/telescoping SmartWheel™ steering wheel w/infinite adjustable column
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks w/remote keyless entry
  • Powered adjustable mirrors w/defrost, sideview camera and turn signal
  • 12-volt powerpoints
  • Powered stepwell cover
  • 2-speed built-in defroster fans
  • MCD solar/blackout roller shades powered for windshield, manual for driver/passenger windows
  • Chassis/house battery radio power switch
  • Dual map lights
  • Sirius satellite radio w/iPod interface connector
  • Electric fireplace
  • 47" HDTV (mid-coach 42QD)
  • 50" HDTV (42HD)
  • Blu-Ray™ Home Theater Sound System amplifier, CD/DVD player, AM/FM radio, iPhone/iPod inputs, 5 speakers, and 2 subwoofers
  • Dirt Devil® central vacuum cleaner w/VacPan®
  • Stackable washer/dryer
  • Security Safe
  • HDMI 4x4 Matrix central video selection system
  • Satellite system ready (front)
  • OnePlace® systems center
  • Contour™ windows tinted, dual-glazed, thermo-insulated
  • Soft vinyl ceiling
  • Powered ventilator fan (galley)
  • Powered roof vent(s) (42QD bathroom)
  • MCD solar/blackout roller shades
  • Multi-plex wall switches
  • LED ceiling lights
  • Accent lighting
  • Digital TV amplified antenna system

Optional Equipment

  • Winegard® Trav'ler® automatic multi-satellite antenna
  • Winegard Mission® in-motion TV antenna system
  • Corian® countertops, sink covers, and decorative backsplash
  • Stainless steel microwave/convection oven w/sensor cook and exterior vented range fan
  • 2-burner induction range top w/rapid cooling ceramic glass top
  • Stainless steel drawer-style dishwasher
  • Residential stainless steel French door refrigerator freezer drawer, water and ice dispenser
  • Cold water filtration system

Optional Equipment

  • Stainless steel microwave/speedcook oven w/exterior vented range fan
  • Corian® countertop and decorative backsplash
  • Flexible showerhead
  • Moen® Posi-Temp® shower valve
  • Textured glass shower door
  • Skylight
  • Porcelain toilet
  • Area rug (master bath)
  • 29" HDTV (42QD)
  • 32" HDTV (42HD)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Powered king bed w/Ideal Rest® Natural Reserve digital comfort control mattress and remote controls w/storage below
  • Bedspread, pillows and shams
  • Headboard
  • Auxiliary docking lamps
  • Driver and passenger-side service bay lights
  • 2 powered acrylic patio awnings w/motion sensors w/LED lights, metal wrap
  • Powered acrylic entrance awning w/LED lights
  • Acrylic window awnings
  • KeyOne™ lock system
  • Exterior entertainment center w/42" HDTV and home theater soundbar system w/AC duplex receptacle
  • 90" x 54" slideout storage compartment tray (extends out either side of the coach)
  • Lighted storage compartments
  • Storage containers w/lids
  • 7' folding stepladder
  • Lighted assist handle
  • Porch and stepwell lights
  • Automatic entrance steps
  • Lower front protective mask
  • Premier clearcoat automotive finish
  • Rear mud flaps
  • Full-width rear mudguard
  • Polished stainless steel on lower valance doors and panels

Optional Equipment

  • Tailgate Package single-burner induction range top, painted steel counter, stainless steel lockable refrigerator/freezer on pull-out tray, bottle opener, garbage bag holder, paper towel holder, cold water access port, flexible water spout w/shut off, 15' coil water hose, 110-volt/AC receptacle, large storage area, LED light
  • Ladder (rear cap mounted)
Heating & Cooling System
  • TrueAir® Maximum Comfort A/C 3-13,500 BTU low-profile roof air conditioners w/2 heat pumps and 3 condensation pumps
  • Aqua-Hot® 450 hydronic dual-zone heating system w/continuous hot water
  • Triple-zone thermostat
Electrical System
  • Service Center lighted, 120-volt AC power, cable input, power cord, QuickPort® service connection hatch, portable satellite dish hookup
  • Shoreline/generator automatic changeover switch w/Surge Guard®
  • PowerLine® Energy Management System
  • Auxiliary start circuit
  • 50-amp. power cord w/power cord reel
  • Exterior TV jack and AC duplex receptacle
  • 2,800-watt inverter/converter/charger w/remote panel
  • 10,000-watt Cummins Onan® Quiet Diesel™ generator
  • Powered generator slideout mechanism
  • AC/DC electrical distribution system
  • 6-12V deep-cycle marine/RV AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) sealed batteries (maintenance-free)
  • Battery disconnect system (coach and chassis)
  • Automatic dual-battery charge control
  • Chassis battery charger/maintainer
  • Automatic generator start system

Optional Equipment

  • 100-watt solar panel battery charger
Plumbing System
  • Service Center lighted, monitor panel, pressurized city water hook-up w/diverter fill, freshwater drain, drainage valves, exterior wash station w/pump switch, glove holder, holding tank flushing system, paper towel holder, 20' sewer hose w/QuickConnect®, QuickPort service connection hatch, soap dispenser
  • Water supply hose w/reel
  • TrueLevel™ holding tank monitoring system
  • Full coach water filtration system
  • Removable LP tank w/shut-off valve
  • LPG accessory connection (patio area)
  • On-demand water pump
  • Winterization Package
  • Heated holding tank compartment
  • LP, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors
  • 10 BC fire extinguisher
  • Ground fault interrupter
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Fog lamps
  • High-mount brake lamps
  • 12-month/15,000-mile basic limited warranty 8
  • 36-month/36,000-mile limited warranty on structure 8
  • 10-year limited parts-and-labor warranty on roof skin 8


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