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By: On: Friday March 27 2015

Winnebago Logo

Winnebago has announced a plan to purchase a 33,400 sq. ft. building in Waverly, Iowa, for expansion of the Company’s subassembly operations.

“Increased consumer demand and elevated retail activity have resulted in the need for us to expand our motorhome manufacturing capacity,” says Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “We were pleased to locate a facility that will meet our immediate needs for additional sub-assembly space, and which is also essentially move-in ready. The new facility is also within 100 miles of Forest City, which will enable cost-efficient transportation of component parts to our main campus.”

By: On: Thursday March 26 2015


Winnebago E-Coat Parts Dip

Winnebago has installed a $7 million electro-deposition (e-coat) paint system in the Company’s motorhome chassis prep facility in Forest City, Ind.

“This new system is unique to Winnebago and keeps us ‘best in class’ among motorhome manufacturers,” says Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “We use an extensive amount of steel in our motorhomes for strength and durability and we find it vitally important to protect the steel through an e-coat process to help reduce corrosion. We take pride in going above and beyond to deliver a true quality advantage that helps extend the life of our motorhomes. No one else in the industry has this capability.”

By: On: Tuesday February 17 2015

Winnebago Travato

Winnebago’s Touring Coach line sold better than any other Class B motorhome model in North America in 2014.

The Winnebago Touring Coach line has achieved 83.7% growth in volume in 2014 with 551 units retailed in the U.S. throughout Calendar 2014, or 25.4% retail market share, compared to 300 units in Calendar 2013, or 17.0% market share.

By: On: Wednesday January 21 2015

Winnebago RV Insurance Logo

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced a new Winnebago RV Insurance offering.

In conjunction with Farm and City Insurance Services (FCIS), Winnebago RV Insurance offers a wide complement of coverage.

“We’ve chosen FCIS due to the strength of our long-time relationship and their proven ability to provide RV owners with knowledgeable and impressive customer service,” says Winnebago Marketing Director Chad Reece.

By: On: Thursday January 15 2015

Winnebago Brave

Winnebago is displaying a full complement of new 2015 products at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, Fla. scheduled for January 14-18, 2015.

“We have continued to turn up the dial on new product development with many new floorplans making their retail show debut in Tampa,” says Winnebago Industries’ Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “We have a great history as an innovator in the industry and we are excited to show off our newest innovations at the show.”

By: On: Tuesday January 6 2015

Itasca Navion

Winnebago has released a new video highlighting a test drive comparison between the V6 Mercedes chassis and the new in-line four-cylinder I-4 turbo-diesel Mercedes chassis.

WinnebagoLife editor Don Cohen conducted and recorded the real-world test drive through the Colorado Rockies.

By: On: Wednesday November 12 2014

Winnebago Winnie Minnie Pink

Winnebago Towables recently presented the American Cancer Society with a donation of $53,000 to support national breast cancer research.

In July, Winnebago Towables began production of limited edition pink breast cancer awareness Minnie travel trailers in order to deliver to their dealers in time for the National Breast Cancer Awareness month kick off, October 1st. For every pink Minnie a dealer purchased, a $1,000 donation was contributed, which resulted in the total donation of $53,000 to the American Cancer Society.

By: On: Tuesday September 16 2014

2015 Winnebago Destination 37FL

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is introducing four new models at the Open House event in Middlebury, Ind. Sept. 16-18.

Every Winnebago trailer and fifth wheel model is on display at this event, but it’s the four new models we are most intrigued by.

By: On: Monday September 8 2014

Winnebago Brave 31C

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has a host of new 2015 products on display at the Pennsylvania RV Show in Hershey, September 8-14, 2014.

Leading the way is a new Brave 31C floorplan that is making its debut at the show. The new Brave brings back the classic “eyebrow” design. Beyond appearance, the new Brave is offered in three floorplans.

By: On: Friday July 18 2014

Winnebago Minnie Pink

Winnebago has added a bright pink Minnie to its product lineup in support of breast cancer awareness. A $1,000 donation will be made to the American Cancer Society for every pink Minnie sold.

“We feel very strongly about supporting the fight against breast cancer,” says Winnebago Towables President Johnny Hernandez. “This disease primarily affects women, and these women are our grandmothers, mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, and aunts, which means this disease impacts virtually all of our lives.”

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