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By: On: Tuesday March 12 2019

Winnebago Logo

For more than six decades, Winnebago Industries has created products that enable customers to explore America’s national parks. Today, Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, strengthened that connection by announcing a multi-year partnership with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, in support of the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement. This public awareness campaign inspires people of all backgrounds and abilities to discover and share their own unique connections to America’s national parks.

“Our purpose, throughout our Winnebago, Grand Design and Chris-Craft families, is to help our customers explore the outdoor lifestyle, enabling extraordinary experiences as they travel, live, work and play,” said Winnebago Industries President and CEO Michael Happe. “We firmly believe that America’s national parks offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the beauty of nature and the depth of our shared heritage at some of the most scenic and historic locations in the United States. It is an honor to support the work of the National Park Foundation in pursuit of our shared goal, to connect more people with transformative outdoor experiences.”

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By: On: Tuesday January 22 2019

KZ Sportsmen SE Exterior

KZ recently debuted the all-new Sportsmen SE, expanding its most popular lineup to a new demographic. “SE is a well-appointed yet budget-friendly version of our popular Sportsmen LE,” said Brent Froman, general manager. “Almost everything comes standard, which makes it an excellent value. Sportsmen SE is the perfect entry level RV, offered in six great floorplans.”

Sportsmen SE has curb appeal to spare, with an aerodynamic front profile and tri-colored metal exterior. Standard features include power awning with LED light strip, outdoor speakers with LED lights, magnetic catches on baggage doors, spare tire with carrier, friction-hinge entry door, residential-grade linoleum and wider doorways throughout. Additional convenience features include backup camera prep, solar prep, and a battery disconnect switch. Unloaded vehicle weights (UVW) range from just 4,300 to 6,100 pounds, making Sportsmen SE ideal for the SUV or half-ton pickup market.

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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: Tuesday September 25 2018
Omni Super C

Omni Super C

Thor Motor Coach showed off the new Omni and Magnitude Super C motorhomes at its dealer open house in Elkhart, Ind.

Thor Motor Coach unveiled two new brands of Super Cs, Omni and Magnitude, at their 9th annual dealer open house this week. These new Class C RVs are built on the Ford F-550 chassis and power comes from a PowerStroke 6.7 L diesel engine providing 750-lb.ft. of torque, enabling 10,000 pounds of towing capacity.

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By: On: Friday September 21 2018

Lance Camper 2465

Lance Camper Mfg. Corp. has announced the release of its 2465 Ultra-Light Travel Trailer model.

“This is our longest model to date and features an amazing dual slide, front lounge, split lavvy floorplan,” says Gary Conley, National Sales Manager. “With its standard king size bed, available dual 40” LED TV’s, electric fireplace, dual A/C’s and 50amp power service, we are very excited to be able to share it with our customers.”

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By: On: Thursday May 3 2018

2018 Winnebago Minnie Drop 190RD

Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading recreation vehicle manufacturer, broke ground today on a $12+ million expansion project for its Winnebago Towable operations in Middlebury, Indiana. Speaking at the event was U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, Winnebago Industries President and CEO Michael Happe and Vice President and General Manager Winnebago Towables Scott Degnan.

“The new expansion will add capacity in this fast growing division,” said Happe. “We thank everyone who celebrated with us and attended today’s groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion that will positively impact the Company, the Town of Middlebury, Elkhart County and the State of Indiana.”

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By: On: Wednesday May 2 2018

Winnebago Electric RV Feature

Winnebago Industries, Inc. a leading United States (U.S.) rec-reation vehicle manufacturer, has announced the launch of an all-electric/zero-emission commercial vehicle platform through the Company’s Specialty Vehicles Division. In conjunction, the Company has announced a strategic partnership with Motiv Power Systems, Inc., a U.S. market leader in chassis for medium-duty electric vehicles, for the development and supply of electric-powered chassis. As part of the strategic partnership, Winnebago intends to make a financial investment in Motiv, the terms of which were not disclosed.

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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: Thursday October 5 2017

Grand Design Solitude

Grand Design has announced that the 10,000th Grand Design Solitude fifth wheel has rolled off the assembly line in Middlebury, Indiana.

Grand Design Recreational Vehicle company announces production of their 10,000th Solitude Fifth Wheel.  Solitude unit number 10,000 came off line in September and has been shipped to Windish RV in Colorado.

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By: On: Friday September 15 2017

No Boundaries Towable Exterior

Forest River announced the introduction of its brand-new rugged towable line, No Boundaries, set to debut at the 10th Annual Forest River Product Expo on Monday, September 18, 2017.

This new brand will focus on exceptionally light weight, versatile travel trailers towable by both 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder tow vehicles. No Boundaries (NOBO) will target outdoor enthusiasts by offering adaptable storage for kayaks, bikes, SUPs, surfboards, skis, and fishing equipment, while maintaining a dry weight acceptable for a wide range of smaller tow vehicles in the 1500-3500 pound category.

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