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December 04, 2014
Winnebago, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc., was the top selling motorhome brand for 2013. Statistical Surveys, Inc. is a retail reporting service based out of Grand Rapids, Mich.
“We are very proud of the continued success of Winnebago in the marketplace and we continue to develop innovative, quality products to promote this iconic American brand,” says Winnebago Industries Vice President of Sales and Product Management Scott Degnan. “We have launched a great motorhome lineup this year, with several brand new, innovative products just entering the marketplace. We believe our new Trend, Viva!, Forza, Solei, and Travato now entering the market will bring us additional incremental growth in the coming year. Read Full Story →
Winnebago plans to highlight its Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach lineups, including the retail debut of several new products at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, January 15-19, 2014.
Winnebago Vista 36Y
As you would gather from its name, the Vista offers great views from the large front cab windows, or with the large, passenger side picture window looking out from the galley island. This triple slide floorplan also features a StudioLoft drop-down bed in the cab area, new sofa with integrated recliner, three hidden TVs, walk-through bathroom and a luxurious bedroom. The 36Y floorplan is also available in the Sunstar product line. Read Full Story →
Thor Motor Coach will have several new motorhomes on display at Florida’s upcoming 2014 Tampa RV Show. Show gates open to the public January 15th, 2013 at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
“The Axis and Vegas models have created the hottest new segment in the motorhome market, the RUV (Recreational Utility Vehicle) with its audience eagerly awaiting it debut at this RV show,” Thor says in a release. “These new RUV’s are compact, fun to drive and easy to maneuver, while permitting living and storage spaces not found in an automotive based SUV.” Read Full Story →
The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) is gearing up for the 29th Annual Florida RV SuperShow, which takes place Wednesday, January 15 through Sunday, January 19 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla.
Representatives from every major RV manufacturer are slated to be on hand, along with hundreds of accessory booths exhibitors.
“We will have more Suppliers’ booths and every type, size and style of RV on the market,” says Marketing Director David Kelly. “With the addition of new entertainment and more seminars, we’re anticipating record crowds this year. We’re also renewing the two-day pass so the public will have two full days to see everything at the SuperShow at no additional cost.” Read Full Story →
If you were looking for an excuse to check out some of the United States’ amazing national parks, the National Park Service has recently announced a number of Fee-Free days for 2014.
The program provides several fee free days throughout the year at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. Read Full Story →
Prime Time Manufacturing has introduced the all-new Spartan Toy Hauler at the 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
The complete Spartan line-up will include several fifth wheel models, an offering of travel trailers, and a selection of smaller, lightweight SUTs targeting half-ton tow vehicles. According to Spartan Product Manager, Brian Weaver, “We will have a wide range of Spartan products for our dealers so that they can fully capitalize on the explosive growth in the toy hauler segment. The fifth wheel on display at Louisville is positioned directly in the heart of the high-volume fifth wheel market and we are incredibly excited about its great looks, abundant features, and strong value.” Read Full Story →
Winnebago will be unveiling its first full-size, luxury fifth wheel – the Destination – at the 51st annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
“The new Destination truly lives up to the iconic Winnebago name,” says Winnebago Towables President Johnny Hernandez. “I am very proud of our team and the results of their efforts to push the envelope of traditional fifth-wheel design to achieve a product that all other fifth wheels will soon be measured by.” Read Full Story →
Thor Motor Coach has unveiled a trio of new floorplans from its Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo diesel motorhome brands.
“Thor Motor Coach diesels have made a 25.8% market share increase in 2013,” says Adam Gudger, national sales manager. “This market increase exemplifies our commitment to product development and new floorplans. We’ve listened to our retail customer and our team has done a tremendous job developing products that meet their needs.” Read Full Story →
Winnebago Industries, Inc. is planning to expand its manufacturing footprint to nearby Lake Mills, Iowa.
Winnebago and the city of Lake Mills have come to an agreement on the five-year lease of the 100,000-square-foot plant formerly owned and operated by Cummins Filtration. The Lake Mills facility will be used for the production of Winnebago’s Class B motorhomes; initially the new Travato model built on the Ram ProMaster chassis. Read Full Story →
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