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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.
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.
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.
Winnebago Industries has updated its Sightseer and Sunova Class A lines for 2014 with four floorplans.
This year, LED ceiling lights bring energy efficiency to a coach that already features Corian galley countertops, MCD solar/blackout roller shades and Ultraleather cab seats. The 35G is outfitted with the inLounge extendable sectional sofa and movable inTable. For additional sleeping space, add the StudioLoft drop-down cab bed to any floorplan.
Winnebago Industries, Inc. has debuted its new Winnebago Ultralite at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa.
The all-new Winnebago Ultralite 27RBDS is outfitted with a queen bed with a luxury memory foam mattress, roomy wardrobe, double shower, solid-surface countertops, large pantry and energy-efficient LED lighting. Winnebago says the aerodynamic shape and enclosed underbelly provide exceptional “wind-slip,” reducing drag and increasing fuel economy, while the Stable-Track axle is designed to smooth out the ride and reduce sway caused by crosswinds or passing traffic.
Winnebago Industries has unveiled its 2014 Winnebago Journey and Itasca Meridian product lines. Each model features Corian solid-surface countertops and backsplashes, coffee-glazed hardwood cabinetry and Ultraleather furniture.
As well, these models are built on a Freightliner Maxum Chassis with a lowered rail design that offers more storage – up to 246 cubic feet.
Winnebago Industries will debut the all-new 2014 SunnyBrook Raven fifth wheel at the upcoming Dealer Open House event September 17-19, 2013.
Available in three floorplans; the new Raven mid-profile fifth wheel features a clay colored (dark tan) gel coat exterior with a painted two tone cap. Frameless windows, keyless entry, unobstructed storage area, slam latch luggage doors, and a color coordinated roof are all standard features on the new Raven. LED lights, sky view windows, 60-inch showers, solid surface countertops and unique back lighting in several areas highlight the interior.
Winnebago‘s WIT Club has announced its lineup of rallies scheduled for 2013. Highlighting this year’s events is the Grand National Rally held at Winnebago’s headquarters in Forest City, Iowa July 21 – 25, 2013.
Each rally is an opportunity to bond with friends, attend informative seminars and fun entertainment, meet with vendors, and tour points of interest in each state and region. Owners of Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach motorhomes, as well as Winnebago and SunnyBrook towable products are able to participate in the Grand National Rally and all state and local chapter rallies. Owners who aren’t current WIT members are also encouraged to participate in these fun-filled rallies and may be a guest at a club or chapter event up to twice a year without becoming a member.
Rand McNally’s RV GPS navigation will be featured as part of the new X1 family of infotainment systems in 2014 Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach motorhomes.
The new X1S 6″ and the industry first, X1 DM 10.4″ Infotainment Systems are the two options chosen by Winnebago. With a 10.4″ display the X1 DM offers the largest integrated, in-dash OEM solution in the RV market today.
“Our Winnebago Industries motorhome owners expect the best from us,” says Russ Garfin,m product manager, Winnebago Industries. “We’ve partnered with the navigation industry’s best – Rand McNally – to provide navigation and routing information specific to RV travel, providing RV-specific stops along the way and enhancing the trip experience.”
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