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By: On: Thursday September 12 2013

Winnebago Ultralite 27RBDS

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.

By: On: Friday September 6 2013

2014 Winnebago Journey Interior

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.

By: On: Thursday August 29 2013

2014 Sunnybrook Raven

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.

By: On: Friday May 31 2013

WIT Club Logo

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.

By: On: Wednesday May 15 2013

Winnebago Rand McNally

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.”

By: On: Thursday May 9 2013
Winnebago Travato Touring Coach

The new Winnebago Travato is built on the Ram ProMaster chassis.

At a recent dealer event in Las Vegas, Winnebago unveiled several new models, including a whole new motorized product line.

The Winnebago Touring Coach line joins Winnebago and Itasca to make up the three motorhome product lines of Winnebago Industries. Winnebago Touring Coach includes the very successful Era product, which is built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, as well as the new Travato Class B product built on the new Ram ProMaster Chassis. The Travato is a new fuel-efficient entry into the Class B market with fuel economy of 15-18 miles per gallon.

To expand on the launch of the affordable Class A gas Winnebago Vista and Itasca Sunstar 26HE, the Vista and Sunstar lineup has expanded to include the new 31KE model. Offering the same value traits, the 31KE is intended for couples or families on the go with a U-shaped dinette, mid-coach TV and walk-around queen bed.

Winnebago Industries has also grown the recently launched Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Itasca Spirit family, with the new Minnie Winnie Premier and Spirit Silver models, providing upscale features and amenities, as well as eye-catching exterior deluxe graphics.

By: On: Tuesday March 12 2013

Winnebago Era Class B MotorhomeCiting a report from Statistical Surveys, Inc., Winnnebago says that its Era model was the number one selling Class B motorhome model in North America in 2012.

In the motorhome retail registration reports issued for December of 2012 for the U.S. and Canada, the Era model was listed as the top selling Class B model in calendar 2012, with market share of 16.0% compared to 7.6% for calendar 2011. Winnebago’s volume growth was 167% above retail registrations during calendar 2011 compared to industry growth of 28%.

By: On: Friday February 22 2013

Winnebago AdventurerAccording to a study done by Statistical Surveys, Inc., Winnebago is the largest motorhome manufacturer in the United States. In fact, the retail reporting service noted that Winnebago sold the most units and experienced the largest volume of growth in motorhome retail registrations in 2012.

In the U.S. motorhome retail registration report issued for December of 2012, Winnebago Industries was listed as the top selling manufacturer for Class A and Class C motorhomes in calendar 2012, with market share of 20.6% compared to 19.0% for calendar 2011. Winnebago Industries’ volume growth was 16.1% above retail registrations during calendar 2011 compared to industry growth of 7.3%.

By: On: Wednesday December 5 2012

Winnebago RVIA ShowWinnebago Industries unveiled a number of RVs at the 50th Annual Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 27-29.

“Our motorized and towable lineups at this year’s RVIA National Trade Show were phenomenal,” says Winnebago Industries’ Chairman of the Board, CEO and President Randy Potts. “Not only did we show some of our hottest floorplans, but also a number of concepts were shown in order to gauge dealer response. What we heard was positive and armed with this information – we are going to continue to take Winnebago Industries in exciting new directions that will meet and exceed the needs and demands of today’s RVers.”

Highlights of the Company’s motorized division included:

Winnebago Minnie Winnie 25B

The Winnebago Minnie Winnie unveiled a new 25B floorplan at the show. Winnebago feels this value-priced coach is perfect for consumers just entering the RV lifestyle or experienced RVers seeking a great value. With a rear corner bed and bath, the front of the coach offers a dinette with opposing sofa/sleeper. An overhead bunk provides yet another place to sleep at night, while the galley is mid-coach.

By: On: Tuesday May 15 2012

2013 Winnebago Vista RallyWinnebago Industries, Inc. is hosting Dealer Days in Las Vegas to launch the Company’s exciting new 2013 lineup of Winnebago, Itasca and Era motor homes and Winnebago and SunnyBrook towable products.

“The recessionary mindset of ‘let’s just survive’ is officially over,” says Winnebago Industries’ Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “This is not your father’s Winnebago Industries and the 2013 products are just a start. We are no longer doing business the way we have always done it in the past. We are here to succeed.”

A brand new Winnebago Vista Rally and Itasca Sunstar Sport 26HE were introduced for 2013.

2013 Winnebago TOUR 42GD interior“This new ultra-value, entry level Class A product is the result of an accelerated product development process unlike anything we’ve done before,” says Potts. “The process involved teams from nearly all areas of the company. The teams were challenged and empowered to become champions of change. The results were everything we had hoped for. The Vista Rally and Sunstar Sport being introduced today are great looking products, they’re loaded with standard features; and best of all, they’re priced to be fantastic values!”

The new 2013 Winnebago Journey and Itasca Meridian models feature new exterior styling, new logos, six all-new paint schemes and the new 34B floorplan. The 34B features a full wall slide, an extendable sectional Comfort Sofa/Sleeper, as well as extendable dining table, chairs and buffet with retractable 40-inch LCD HDTV. According to Winnebago, the Maxum chassis featured on these units delivers powerful and nimble performance with its lowered rail design that creates cavernous storage compartments with up to 220 cubic feet of exterior storage capacity.




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