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By: On: Friday March 27 2015

Winnebago Logo

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.”

By: On: Thursday March 26 2015

 

Winnebago E-Coat Parts Dip

Winnebago has installed a $7 million electro-deposition (e-coat) paint system in the Company’s motorhome chassis prep facility in Forest City, Ind.

“This new system is unique to Winnebago and keeps us ‘best in class’ among motorhome manufacturers,” says Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “We use an extensive amount of steel in our motorhomes for strength and durability and we find it vitally important to protect the steel through an e-coat process to help reduce corrosion. We take pride in going above and beyond to deliver a true quality advantage that helps extend the life of our motorhomes. No one else in the industry has this capability.”

By: On: Tuesday February 17 2015

Winnebago Travato

Winnebago’s Touring Coach line sold better than any other Class B motorhome model in North America in 2014.

The Winnebago Touring Coach line has achieved 83.7% growth in volume in 2014 with 551 units retailed in the U.S. throughout Calendar 2014, or 25.4% retail market share, compared to 300 units in Calendar 2013, or 17.0% market share.

By: On: Wednesday January 21 2015

Winnebago RV Insurance Logo

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced a new Winnebago RV Insurance offering.

In conjunction with Farm and City Insurance Services (FCIS), Winnebago RV Insurance offers a wide complement of coverage.

“We’ve chosen FCIS due to the strength of our long-time relationship and their proven ability to provide RV owners with knowledgeable and impressive customer service,” says Winnebago Marketing Director Chad Reece.

By: On: Thursday January 15 2015

Winnebago Brave

Winnebago is displaying a full complement of new 2015 products at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, Fla. scheduled for January 14-18, 2015.

“We have continued to turn up the dial on new product development with many new floorplans making their retail show debut in Tampa,” says Winnebago Industries’ Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “We have a great history as an innovator in the industry and we are excited to show off our newest innovations at the show.”

By: On: Tuesday January 6 2015

Itasca Navion

Winnebago has released a new video highlighting a test drive comparison between the V6 Mercedes chassis and the new in-line four-cylinder I-4 turbo-diesel Mercedes chassis.

WinnebagoLife editor Don Cohen conducted and recorded the real-world test drive through the Colorado Rockies.

By: On: Thursday December 4 2014

2015 Winnebago Spyder Toy Hauler

Winnebago Industries, Inc. showed off a full slate of new products at the 52nd annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.

Winnebago introduced several new models at the show, including a new diesel-powered Trend that will provide even higher fuel efficiency of 18-21 mpg with the Ram ProMaster chassis that will also be available on the Company’s Viva and Travato product lines, as well as the company’s first travel trailer toy hauler line – the Spyder.

By: On: Wednesday November 12 2014

Winnebago Winnie Minnie Pink

Winnebago Towables recently presented the American Cancer Society with a donation of $53,000 to support national breast cancer research.

In July, Winnebago Towables began production of limited edition pink breast cancer awareness Minnie travel trailers in order to deliver to their dealers in time for the National Breast Cancer Awareness month kick off, October 1st. For every pink Minnie a dealer purchased, a $1,000 donation was contributed, which resulted in the total donation of $53,000 to the American Cancer Society.

By: On: Tuesday October 7 2014

Thor Diesel Motorhomes

Thor Motor Coach is showcasing its new Class A Diesel, Class A Gas, Class B+ and Class C motorhomes at the California RV Show at the L.A. Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. Gates open on Friday, October 10 and run to October 19, 2014 with the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT.

The new Tuscany 40DX makes its California debut featuring fully-reclining theater seating and retractable 60-inch LED Smart HDTV.

By: On: Tuesday September 16 2014

2015 Winnebago Destination 37FL

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is introducing four new models at the Open House event in Middlebury, Ind. Sept. 16-18.

Every Winnebago trailer and fifth wheel model is on display at this event, but it’s the four new models we are most intrigued by.




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