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By: On: Tuesday February 27 2018

Best Class C Motorhomes of 2018

We’ve put together a list of five of the best Class C motorhomes for 2018 to help get you started as you shop for a family motorhome.

A Class C motorhome is pretty easy to spot thanks to its cab-over chassis design. These motorhomes are built on a commercial truck cab frame, or what was commonly called a box van. These may be the most popular motorhome on the road today thanks in part to ease of driving and lower costs to get into the motorhome initially.

Being built on the same basic frame and drivetrain as today’s popular rental moving trucks, anyone can drive a Class C motorhome. They’re lower in initial costs than bigger motorhomes, like the Class A models, too. Their construction tends to give them a higher value down the road a way, too. A nice point for those worried about resale value and loan rates. Here are some of the best Class C motorhomes coming to dealer lots this year.

By: On: Wednesday January 17 2018
Best Compact Travel Trailers

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Now that 2018 is in full swing and all of the new RV models have been announced, we thought we’d show you five of the best compact travel trailers for 2018.

While many of us are working at getting through winter, it doesn’t take much to get the mind wandering off to relaxing days spent around the campsite. The steady stream of cars parking at the local RV show over the weekend says I’m not alone in thinking this way either. The most popular style of RV today is the modern travel trailer, and each year the manufacturers try to improve upon last year’s sales with new features and designs. Here are five of the best compact travel trailers for 2018 that you should take a look at for the upcoming camping season.

By: On: Friday November 3 2017

Winnebago Minnie Drop

Sure to appeal to outdoor sporting enthusiasts, Winnebago is now offering a special-edition Minnie Drop 1790 featuring exclusive Realtree exterior camouflage graphics.

This special-edition camper includes Realtree graphics that are accented by Winnebago’s Hunter Green Noble Classic gel coat fiberglass.

By: On: Wednesday May 17 2017

Best Class C Motorhomes

For most of us, the classic shape of a motorhome is the Class C. These vacation masters are built on a heavy truck or van frame and have the distinctive bunk over the cab. They tend to be a bit smaller than the Class A motorhomes, but offer no less luxury. They often prove to be better handling machines for those unfamiliar with driving a motorhome and are the choice for RV rental businesses. These mighty machines hold their value well and open a whole new door to adventure and relaxation. Here are five of the best Class C Motorhomes you can find for under $100,000.

By: On: Tuesday January 10 2017

Pet Friendly Road Trip

Starting from Carmel, California on February 11, 2017, GoPetFriendly.com will embark on the Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip, a 10-month, 15,000-mile RV tour of the United States to celebrate the bonds that grow between humans and pets as they travel together and to raise awareness for animals searching for their forever homes. More than just a fun adventure, this program is designed to promote pet travel and safety to pet lovers nationwide.

GoPetFriendly.com invites pet lovers everywhere to travel along vicariously on their blog and social media as they visit the #1 pet friendly attraction in each of the lower 48 states, and meet them in person at 17 free, live, and open to the public events along the route.

By: On: Monday October 3 2016

Winnebago Buys Grand Design

Winnebago Industries, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company (“Grand Design”), a manufacturer of towable recreation vehicles (RVs), for approximately $500 million in cash and newly issued Winnebago shares.

Founded in 2012 by Don Clark, Ron Fenech and Bill Fenech, a management team with over 80 years of combined leadership experience in the RV industry, Grand Design is a fast-growing manufacturer in the towables segment with rapidly expanding market share. The Company generated $428 million in revenue over the last twelve months ending August of 2016, representing a compound annual growth rate of over 80% since 2013, and a top tier EBITDA margin of 14%. Grand Design is a portfolio company of global growth equity investor Summit Partners.

By: On: Tuesday September 20 2016

Winnebago Paseo

Winnebago today announced the introduction of the Paseo to its market-leading Winnebago Class B lineup. Built on the Ford Transit van chassis, the Paseo is available in one floorplan, the 48P, and will be on display at this week’s Elkhart Open House.

“As Winnebago’s first Class B built on the Ford Transit Van Chassis, the Paseo further elevates our Class B product offerings,” said Winnebago Product Manager Russ Garfin. “We’re passionate about continuously improving every product we build and have learned a lot about what differentiates a good B-van from a great one.”

By: On: Wednesday May 25 2016

Winnebago Minnie

(Press Release) Winnebago travel trailers and fifth wheels experienced rapid growth in March retail registrations when compared to the same month last year, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys, Inc. (SSI).

According to SSI, Winnebago achieved a 59.42 percent increase in retail registrations of conventional travel trailers and fifth wheels for the month of March when compared to the same time frame last year. This resulted in a 42.45 percent increase in market share over March 2015.

By: On: Wednesday May 4 2016

Winnebago Minnie 2500RL Exterior

(Press Release) Winnebago has released the 2500RL floorplan for its Minnie line of travel trailers.

The new Minnie 2500RL features an open living space, master bedroom and an easily accessed bathroom. At 27’11” long, the 2500RL has one slide housing the dinette and a large open space in the living area. Within the living space there is a jack knife sofa, galley kitchen and opposing dinette slide. In addition, the TV is positioned conveniently in the living area to allow for viewing from the dinette or sofa.

“The 2500RL is a functional and versatile trailer,” Winnebago Towables Director of Marketing Mark Gerber said. “It is a wonderful couple’s trailer with the option of accommodating overnight guests with easy conversion of the dinette and sofa into beds.”

Winnebago Minnie 2500RL Interior

Adding to the unit’s functionality is a complete galley featuring standard items such as a large Dometic refrigerator, microwave, three-burner stove top, oven and ventilated range hood. In addition, the galley offers ample counter space and a stainless steel sink.

Moving to the front of the unit, the master bedroom has a queen bed and wardrobe along with storage space above the bed and a conveniently placed light for night-time reading. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a spacious private bathroom with two doors for entry from either the bedroom or living space.

Vinyl flooring is used throughout the trailer for added convenience and easy cleaning.

For more information on the Minnie, please visit http://winnebagoind.com/ or call (574)-825-5250.

By: On: Wednesday March 2 2016

Winnebago Travato Red

According to Statistical Surveys, Inc., Winnebago was the top selling Class B manufacturer in 2015 with 33.9% market share. That is up from 22.5% of the market in 2014.

“We recognize that today’s active users will embrace products and features that support an active and healthy travel lifestyle,” Winnebago Product Manager and Travato owner Russ Garfin said. “With the tremendous response we have received from consumers, we are empowered to continue introducing these types of innovations.”




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