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By: On: Tuesday October 9 2018

Winnebago Revel Side Door

The 2019 Winnebago Revel is a Class B motorhome built around a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, but with the added bonus of four-wheel drive.

It may be the time of year, but I have a bad habit of always wanting to go places I can’t normally go. By this, I mean, while many would think of buying a new RV and exploring the many amazing campgrounds and parks across North America, I have this burning desire to go a little deeper into the wilds and find those places that are harder to access with a standard motorhome. I guess that is one of the many things that draws me to the Winnebago Revel Class B motorhome. This is one of those RVs that lets you really get out and explore, regardless of the driving conditions.

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By: On: Tuesday September 25 2018
Winnebago Vita Class C

Winnebago Vita Class C

At its open house event in Indiana, Winnebago unveiled the new Class C Vita and Porto, Class A gas Adventurer, Micro Minnie 5th wheel and Spyder Toy Hauler.

Winnebago Motorhomes and Towables is pleased to announce the launch of several new products at this year’s Winnebago Open House event in Elkhart, Indiana. Additions to the motorhome lineup include the Class C Vita and Porto and the Class A gas Adventurer. Winnebago Towables is introducing the Micro Minnie 5th Wheel and the Spyder Toy Hauler.

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By: On: Thursday June 7 2018

Chris-Craft sold to Winnebago

Iconic fiberglass powerboat brand Chris-Craft has been sold to RV manufacturer Winnebago Industries, Inc.

With a brand heritage that dates back to 1874, Chris-Craft is described as an industry leader in recreational boating craftsmanship and quality. “Chris-Craft is an iconic, premium brand that shares many similarities with our own heritage Winnebago brand, including a commitment to providing customers with the highest quality products and services,” said Winnebago Industries president and CEO, Michael Happe. “The company’s strong brand, high-quality product line and premium position in the marine market make Chris-Craft an attractive addition to our portfolio. Chris-Craft marks Winnebago’s first entry into the marine market, which we believe has significant runway for growth, with a large and increasing population of current and new boaters who enjoy extraordinary experiences on the water.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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