Welcome to RialtaInfo.
The place to find nearly anything you need to know about
your Rialta RV.
Special Announcement! 4/2/2015 I'm in the process of moving the
BigTent groups to the Groups.io service. They're much easier to use, especially for those familiar with the old Yahoo groups.
Mark Fletcher, the individual that designed ONEList, which eventually became Yahoo Groups (before Yahoo destroyed it),
is the person responsible for this new site. He's constantly upgrading and refining the site to include things that
are requested and to improve useablity. There may be things that don't work exactly right for awhile, but we
have the oportunity to make it what we want by providing input as it develops.
Although I won't be closing down the BigTent groups for awhile, I'd like
for everyone to start using Groups.io. Signing up is very easy. When you go to any of the group links,
there will be a link at the upper right, in the black bar, to Sign Up. Here are the links to the groups:
Rialta For social discussions such as rallies or trips
Rialta-Tech For technical assistance, either the VW chassis or Winnebago coach
Vista-Sunstar (2002-2004 on the VW chassis) Social and technical since there are fewer units
No-Tow-Bagos For WIT members that want to be part of an exclusive group,
especially at the Grand National Rally (GNR) in July, parking in our own row.
Open to WIT members that own a Phasar, LeSharo, Centauri, Rialta, Vista, or Sunstar.
The Vista and Sunstar are the ones made 2002-2004 on the VW chassis.
Special Note: If you have "The Baldy on CD" dated 4/7/2013, there is a problem
with the links for the generator files. On the CD version, they point to the web
site instead of the correct local files. There are a couple of solutions for this.
You'll need to download one of these ZIP files:
generator page (6KB) Found and corrected a couple more glitches, 6/20/13
a completely new copy of the CD (634MB) 3/13/14
If you've copied the CD to your hard drive, you can download the first file which is only the corrected page.
Unzip it and copy it to the directory "winnebago" to replace the existing one named generator.htm located there.
If you get the whole CD, you'll need to unzip it to create the ISO file to burn a new version of the CD.
I'll try to keep the ISO up to date so you can always get the latest version.
This one is correct as of 3/13/2014. I'll still be happy to mail a copy to anyone that may have trouble burning a CD.
This site will always be a work in progress.
There's a lot of information available for the Rialta, but it can be
difficult to find sometimes. Even on this site things are not always where
you might expect them to be. In that light, there will continue to be
improvements to make the information posted here easier to find and work
with. The initial information is the
original Baldy web site. As things progress, some of that information
will be edited and updated. New information discovered since Baldy sold
his Rialta will be added. Additions and changes will be made as
I'd like to thank Baldy for gathering all this information in one place. He's given
permission to use this as long as there is a Rialta on the road. As new information becomes
available and I get pages and/or files made, they'll be added in the appropriate place. I
talked to Baldy about how to best handle this. His suggestion was to incorporate them as
needed rather than have bad or dated information that might cause problems. It will probably
be obvious if a whole new page or file is created, at least until I have more practice. Previously
existing pages and/or files may get updated without notice. Please help keep this information as accurate as we can.
Most of the information found here is the result of someone
else's hard work. This site is merely a collection point to, hopefully,
make it all easier to find. To all of those that have made contributions,
my most sincere thanks. I hope to have a page crediting all of those that
have come before me.
I'm new to web pages (in case you can't tell
already) so things will probably go slow to begin with. All suggestions
are welcome and I'll reply for clarification or
details. Please send your emails to DrRialta@RialtaInfo.com
Please be aware that any information you see here on this website
is all to be regarded as merely personal opinion. All official data regarding
the Rialta and/or the EuroVan must come from either Winnebago Industries or Volkswagen.
You should contact them for any "official" or "final word".
brains and a whole lot more.
There is a certain pleasure in owning something that is superbly designed. And
you can hear it in a Rialta owner’s voice. You see, we’ve packed a whole lot
of our very best thinking into Rialta. Even from the outside, it differs markedly
from other motor homes. Rialta is incredibly fuel efficient and measures in
at a very maneuverable 22 feet. Its sleek, aerodynamic lines and softly rounded
contours please the eye, reduce drag and help quiet the interior. But don’t
let Rialta’s size fool you. Inside, you’ll find it has plenty of room for comfortable
living. And, as a full-featured Class C motor home, it’s loaded with the same
kind of creature comforts and conveniences found in vehicles nearly twice its