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By: On: Friday May 22 2015

Pacific Coachworks Rage'n Toy Hauler

Pacific Coachworks has announced that it is leading the California market in toy hauler sales.

PCW’s toy hauler products include the Sandsport, Powerlite, Rage’n, and most recently the Blaze’n.

By: On: Thursday May 21 2015

Evergreen I-Go Bunkhouse

EverGreen RV has expanded its line of I-GO models with two new bunkhouse floorplans: the G240DBD (Double Bunk with Dinette) and G291DBS (Double Bunk with Slide).

The G240DBD features an open layout with a large, single slide that opens across from the kitchen area. The large slide houses a 90-inch U-shaped dinette and an optional 32-inch flat screen TV. The TV sits on a swivel entertainment center with radius sides that separates the living area from the master bedroom so the TV can be viewed from either room.

By: On: Tuesday May 12 2015

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Winnebago will help host Operation LZ, a welcome home event for Vietnam veterans in Forest City, Iowa.

The Winnebago Rally Grounds will serve as the host location for a traveling Vietnam Wall War Memorial display and other key activities associated with Operation LZ as well as onsite camping accommodations.

By: On: Tuesday May 5 2015

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Winnebago Towables has announced plans to expand its operations in Middlebury, Ind., creating up to 150 new jobs by 2019.

The company, which is a subsidiary of Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries, Inc. invested approximately $5.4 million in April to purchase four facilities in Middlebury that cover 277,330 square feet on its 31-acre campus, which was previously leased. The company plans to grow production at the facilities and also invest nearly $250,000 in equipment over the next few years to meet growing demand for the company’s line of Winnebago towable recreational vehicles (RVs).

By: On: Tuesday April 28 2015

Thor Outlaw Class C Toy Hauler

Thor Motor Coach has added new floorplans and convenience features to its motorized Outlaw toy hauler family.

A new 37RB adds a second slideout with a permanent Denver Mattress queen size bed. This dedicated bedroom provides privacy from other guests towards the front of the coach and even from those up in the loft bedroom. Now the kids can have their space, while mom and dad get a bed that no longer has to be converted to sleep. This 37RB version keeps all the amenities of a traditional Class A motorhome, with the highly sought after garage in the rear.

By: On: Tuesday April 28 2015

Winnebago Outdoor Adventure Race

Winnebago Outdoor, the brand tasked with celebrating the Winnebago RV lifestyle, is the title sponsor of the Winnebago Outdoor Adventure Race.

The race is scheduled for June 6 and features canoe, bike and run portions. Participants will complete a 7 mile canoe or kayak race on the Winnebago River, bike 12 miles in a loop through Pilot Knob State Park and finish with a 5K race along the Hynes Spur Trail in Forest City, Iowa.

By: On: Wednesday April 15 2015

Winnebago Factory Tour

More than 10,000 visitors come to Forest City, Iowa, each year to see how things are done at Winnebago. If you’ve ever wanted to see how RVs are produced, now is the time as the iconic RV manufacturer is inviting the public its facility for a free factory tour.

“If you haven’t participated in our facilities tour – you are missing out,” says Winnebago Director of Marketing Chad Reece. “The tour not only shows you how our motorhomes are built from start to finish, but also highlights the technology and innovative designs that set our motorhomes apart from the rest.”

By: On: Friday April 10 2015

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The burgeoning class of compact, fuel efficient motorhomes is being dominated by Winnebago, which has been aggressive in building new models.

According to Statistical Surveys, Inc., 5,441 motorhomes were retailed in the compact motorhome category in calendar 2014, 2,382 (43.8%) of which were Winnebago motorhomes. Since 2006, 27,939 have been retailed in the compact motorhome category, 13,750 (49.2%) of which were Winnebago products.

By: On: Thursday April 2 2015

Winnebago and Champion Logos

Champion Home Builders, Inc., a leader in the manufactured homes and Park Model RV industry and one of the largest modular homebuilders in North America, has entered into a licensing agreement with Winnebago Industries, Inc., for a line of Park Model RVs.

“We are very excited about this unique licensing opportunity and see the Park Model RV business as a natural extension of our Winnebago brand,” says Chad Reece, director of marketing at Winnebago. “Based on their history of innovative, quality products and customer satisfaction, we feel that Champion Home Builders is a great choice to carry the Winnebago name into the Park Model RV space.”

By: On: Friday March 27 2015

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Winnebago has announced a plan to purchase a 33,400 sq. ft. building in Waverly, Iowa, for expansion of the Company’s subassembly operations.

“Increased consumer demand and elevated retail activity have resulted in the need for us to expand our motorhome manufacturing capacity,” says Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “We were pleased to locate a facility that will meet our immediate needs for additional sub-assembly space, and which is also essentially move-in ready. The new facility is also within 100 miles of Forest City, which will enable cost-efficient transportation of component parts to our main campus.”




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