Winnebago Displays New 2015 Lineup at Florida RV Supershow in Tampa

FOREST CITY, IOWA, January 12, 2015 - Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer is displaying a full complement of new 2015 products at the Florida RV SuperShow  in Tampa 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,” said 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.” 

Winnebago is introducing several new models to retail consumers for the first time at the SuperShow, including:
  • Travato 59K (Class C) – features innovative advances in technology and comfort systems.  This is the first Class B in North America to feature the new 90% efficient Truma-Combi heating and hot water system that provides quick hot water recovery, quiet, consistent air delivery throughout the coach and an electric-heating element that uses campground electricity to take the chill off a brisk morning.
  • Aspect 27D (Class C) – Flexible floorplan provides a front living area, galley and bath, plus a rear lounge for spacious two-zone living during the day and comfortable sleeping for up to 6 adults at night.
  • Sightseer 36Z (Class A Gas) – This spacious, open floorplan features a triple-slide and bath and a half layout. A large 50” TV on powered lift is built into the unique fireplace and wine storage cabinet. An available power StudioLoft bed offers added sleeping space.
  •  Adventurer 32D (Class A Gas) – The perfect couples coach, this quad-slide floorplan includes a large in-Lounge dinette with Fold and Tumble bed, flexible in-Table, workstation/desk with USB, 12V and 110V power ports, electric fireplace and beautiful galley with private-collection Corian countertop, and a tile/glass mosaic backsplash.
  • Forza 36G (Class A Diesel) – Luxurious new triple-slide floorplan features a spacious lounge that’s ideal for entertaining. The master bedroom with queen or available king bed offers plenty of storage, including a wardrobe, chest of drawers and hanging space. Click on this link to view a walk-around video of this new floorplan on with this Solei 36G video: http://youtu.be/vHCHhycewXM
  • Spyder premium toy hauler (travel trailer) – Sets the standard in features and value for those who love to take their toys with them to play in the outdoors
  •  Destination 39FB (Fifth Wheel) – Featuring a bath-and-a-half design, the newest member of the Destination family continues the tradition of combining top-of-the-line style and comfort with premium amenities and performance.
  • Additional new 2015 products at the show include:
  • Journey 40R (Class A Diesel) – With true residential feel, the 40R is a triple slide floorplan that includes a curb-side full-wall slide and a bath and a half design.  View a walk-around video here: ttp://youtu.be/d1nXHljDKto
  • Brave 31C (Class A Gas) – The brow is back.  The new 31C retro-inspired Brave includes fun and function with a full-wall slideout floorplan that features a large, comfortable lounge, mid-coach bath and walk-around queen (or available king) bed, and brings the total to three floorplans for these vintage looking, totally modern motorhomes.
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis based products, the Era, Via and Reyo motorhome lines, are incorporating the new Mobileye collision avoidance system, which includes collision warning, lane departure warning, headway monitoring and warning, pedestrian and bicycle collision warning, speed limit indication and intelligent high beam control on select units. 


About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, Inc., "The Most Recognized Name in Motor Homes®”, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities.  The Company builds quality motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products, and transit buses.  Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since 1996.  The Company's common stock is listed on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol WGO. Options for the Company's common stock are traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. For access to Winnebago Industries' investor relations material or to add your name to an automatic email list for Company news releases, visit http://www.wgo.net/investor.html


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Gearing up for 2015 Florida RV Supershow!



We are excited to be attending the 2015 RV show in Tampa, FL. Stop by our booth at A133-A134 to spin the wheel to win great prizes, including water bottles, koozies, sunglasses, or hit the jackpot and take 'em all home!

Learn more about how RV Trader can help you find your dream RV next week, Jan 13th-18th at the Florida RV fairgrounds.

New Motorhomes at the 2015 Tampa RV Show

Tampa, Fla. – Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is showcasing their 2015 floor plans at the Florida RV Trade Association’s (FRVTA) Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 through Saturday, January 18, 2015 with gates opening at 9 a.m. EDT.

Making a debut in Florida is the Axis and Vegas RUV 25.2 floor plan. The 25.2 is the first in the RUV line-up to feature a bedroom slideout that houses a walk-around queen size bed with a Denver Mattress. The innovative L-shaped sofa with a removable pedestal table provides a place to eat, a place to watch TV, or a place to sleep.

Sharing the stage with the RUV is the Tuscany XTE 40AX which focuses on entertaining the masses. Reclining theater seats are positioned directly across from a 60-inch LED Smart HDTV. The TV retracts into the counter below when it’s not in use, giving way to a beautiful view of the outdoors. The 40AX also features an additional 40-inch LED TV, which is convenient when sitting down at the dinner table. Preparing meals and storing the leftovers is a breeze with the residential kitchen appliances, standard in every Tuscany XTE motorhome. The Amish-built custom cabinetry will amaze and delight, looking like it came out of a coach costing tens of thousands of dollars more.
retractable 60-inch LED Smart HDTV


Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is the only “Made to Fit” motorhome brand in North America. TMC’s diverse product lineup includes many of the world’s most recognized Class A and Class C motorhomes. As the industry leader in innovative design, TMC builds a variety of unique styles, sizes and floor plans that feel custom-made – at a truly competitive price. For more information, visit ThorMotorCoach.com or call 800-860-5658.



“We’re very excited about the success of our RUVs. We’ve been on a high since last year when we first introduced them and we’ve created a total of three new floor plans,” said Joel Grimm, National Sales Manager of Class A and Class C Gas Division. “Owners feel like it was made to fit their lifestyle. They’re compact, easy to drive, and contain living and storage spaces that you just don’t have in a SUV. It’s been nothing but positive reviews.”

2015 Tuscany XTE Preview Video: http://tuscanyrv.com/xte/videos.php?cue=71
The ever popular Outlaw Class A expands its claim as the ultimate residential motorhome with a new 39-foot model named the 38RE, which was recently awarded the 2015 Top RV Debut by RVBusiness©. It has an immense living area, perfect for traveling and relaxing, as well as an ultramodern bedroom featuring 9-foot coffered ceilings and a bath-and-a-half arrangement.  The inventive rear “Patio Deck” folds down to reveal the best entertaining option in the market with an exterior kitchenette, 50-inch big screen TV, and Bluetooth radio.

TMC motorhomes will be in three distinct areas at the Tampa RV Show:
Ø  General RV Center (Midway – Space #875)
o    Vegas RUV 24.2 model with rear kitchen and captain’s chairs in living area and 25.2 floor plan with bedroom slideout
                                               
Ø  Lazy Days (Midway - Space #515)
o    Single rear-axle Tuscany 40DX featuring fully-reclining theater seating and
o    Tuscany XTE Class A Diesel Pushers with high-gloss glazed cabinetry
o    Dynamic and cool, new Palazzo 36.2 Class A Diesel with laundry suite
o    Four Winds Super C 35SF featuring a bath-and-a-half
o    Outlaw Class A motorhomes including RVBusiness© 2015 Top RV Debut, Outlaw 38RE

Ø  Camping World of Tampa (Lakeside East – Space #220)
o    ACE 29.3 with convenient camp-side dinette seating & exterior kitchen
o    Innovative Axis RUV 24.2 with rear kitchen and captain’s chairs in living area
o    Axis RUV 25.1 with large L-shaped sofa and entertainment area in back
o    Chateau Super C 35SF featuring a bath-and-a-half
o    Ingenious Hurricane 31S with optional exterior kitchen
o    New Miramar 33.5 model with theater seating
o    Luxurious Challenger Class A gas motorhomes
o    Class C motorhomes including Freedom Elite and Chateau
o    Citation Sprinter Class B+

Thor Motor Coach will have something new for everyone during the show. The choices are endless and it’s a great time to find the motorhome that’s “Made to Fit”! For more about the 2015 Florida RV SuperShow, visit http://blog.thormotorcoach.com/tampa-rv-show-2015.

Download Thor Motor Coach’s 2015 Tampa RV Show Coupon at http://blog.thormotorcoach.com/rv-show/2015-tampa-rv-show/

About Thor Motor Coach
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is the only “Made to Fit” motorhome brand in North America. TMC’s diverse product lineup includes many of the world’s most recognized Class A and Class C motorhomes. As the industry leader in innovative design, TMC builds a variety of unique styles, sizes and floor plans that feel custom-made – at a truly competitive price. For more information, visit ThorMotorCoach.com or call 800-860-5658.


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Itasca Sunstar

The Itasca Sunstar is a Class A gas motorhome that combines full features, a wide variety of floorplans and a very attractive price point.


With floorplans ranging from the compact, single-slideout 26HE to the all-new triple-slide 36Y, the Sunstar lineup appeals to a wide range of RVers looking to step up to Class A living. Add in first-class amenities, ample storage, flexible sleeping accommodations and Winnebago’s legendary build quality, and you’ll see why the Sunstar is the perfect choice for couples or families looking for exceptional value.

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Rand McNally moveable GPS system debuts on Brave and Tribute

Although they feature striking retro styling, the Winnebago Brave and Itasca Tribute are built on very modern technology, from the Triton-powered Ford chassis on up. In fact, they also boast the very latest in navigational technology, optimized for use by both the driver and passenger.


The large-screen, dash-mounted Rand McNally GPS navigation system with Rearview Monitor simplifies backing up while offering safe and easy trip routing, travel tools, turn-by-turn voice guidance and more. Better yet, the unit actually slides along the dash between passenger and driver, so the co-pilot can plot the route, then simply side the GPS unit back to the driver’s side for easy navigation.

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FRVTA’s Annual Tampa Show Set for Jan. 14-18

The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) is set to host the 30th Annual 2015 Florida RV SuperShow Jan. 14-18 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
FRVTA reported in a press release that the 2015 SuperShow will have representation from every major RV manufacturer as well as hundreds of accessory booths exhibitors.  “We will have more suppliers’ booths and every type, size and style of RV on the market,” said Marketing Director David Kelly. “With the addition of new entertainment and more seminars, we’re anticipating record crowds this year. We’re also renewing the two-day pass so the public will have two full days to see everything at the SuperShow at no additional cost.”
The theme of the 2015 Florida RV SuperShow is “Take It Outside” as interest in outdoor recreation is at an all-time high. In addition to the wide selection of RVs, several of Florida’s finest campgrounds and resorts will have booth exhibits while a display of camping accessories and supplies will be found in the Camping World store.
Entertainment will include clowns and unicycle riders, barbershop quartets and bagpipe bands. Free shuttle service inside the SuperShow will carry visitors from exhibit to exhibit.
Seminars are presented throughout the SuperShow, highlighted by national RV writer Bob Marx hosting two sessions daily. “Tips for Buying an RV” will help attendees decide which RV is right for their particular lifestyle and “Full Time & Extended RV Travel” explains how RV travelers deal with banking, bill paying, telephone communications, e-mail, mail forwarding, medical care and other concerns while on the road for extended periods of time.  Additional seminars include “Basic RV Maintenance,” “Weight and Tire Issues” and “RVing 101-Everything You Need to Know.”
In addition, the “Super Rally” celebrates its 28th year at the SuperShow. The rally is open to any and all RV clubs and the general public and includes a number of amenities including free admission to the SuperShow all five public days, meeting facilities for your club, free coffee and donuts every morning and seminars.  Three nights of entertainment and refreshments are also included and will feature “The Rivoli Revue” music by Kay and Ron Rivoli, a wonderful night of family entertainment by “Link Union” and the country sounds of “Sunday Drive”.
New to the SuperShow this year is the Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial inWashington, D.C., featuring a museum and artifacts.
For more information on the 2014 Florida RV SuperShow visit www.frvta.org.
Courtesy of RVBusiness.com.

FRVTA SuperShow to Feature 'Wall That Heals'


The Wall That Heals exhibit, honoring Vietnam War veterans, will be on display to the public during the 2015 Florida RV SuperShow, January 14-18 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

According to press release, the exhibit is a 250-foot replica of the original memorial in Washington, D.C., that travels across America.

“The Wall That Heals transcends the Vietnam War to help our great nation renew its relationship with veterans of all wars,” said Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of VVMF. “It helps veterans from all of America’s conflicts to find healing and a powerful connection through their common military experiences.”

Each of the aluminum replica’s two wings is approximately 123 feet long and meet at an angle of 121 degrees, rising to a height of approximately five feet at its apex. Each name is laser etched into panels of reflective black, powder-coated heavy aluminum supported by a structural aluminum frame.

A database of names and their precise arrangement on The Wall was created to engrave the panels. The database was then linked to a computer-operated laser system developed solely for the purpose of engraving The Wall That Heals. The system etched image areas of a specific size, requiring remarkably precise calibration across a wide field to match partially formed letters and lines.

The names on The Wall That Heals replicate the names on The Wall in Washington, D.C. As on The Wall, the names are listed alphabetically by day of casualty. Beginning at the center/apex, the names start on the East Wall (right-hand side) working their way out to the end of that wing, picking up again at the far end of the West Wall (left-hand side) and working their way back in to the center/apex. Thus, the beginning and ending of the conflict are joined at the center, signifying an epoch in American history.

The Wall That Heals is transported from community to community by a 53-foot, fifth-wheel trailer with cases built into its sides, allowing it to serve as a museum that tells the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the divisive era in American history. The exhibition is sponsored by Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Trust, Federal Express, Geico, AON Corporation, and New Century Transportation.

Courtesy of RVBusiness.com

An inside look: How Newmar engineers and builds world-class coaches









Here at Newmar, we spend countless hours each and every year designing Class A motorhomes that are truly second to none. It begins with our industry-leading engineering team and ends with our quality control experts. And while a lot happens in between, we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you just what goes into the development and construction of each and every Newmar model.

ENGINEERING

Superior product design and innovation have been a Newmar mainstay since the beginning. We work hard to maintain our top-tier engineering capabilities, and are constantly looking for ways to bring new features and technology to our customers.

We start with the latest tools in CAD technology to leverage the knowledge and experience of our staff. Next, 3D software is utilized for all of our assembly drawings to assure proper design and fit on the production floor. We create all of the molds and tooling required to produce our dashes, cockpits, front and rear caps and holding in house to ensure quality and compatibility.

Our mold shop and R&D know-how allow us to generate master patterns and full scale mock-ups to assure proper design and testing, thus guaranteeing a quality manufacturing process. The Newmar engineering team does extensive weight analysis on all models built to record the actual weights of every wheel position on every unit to optimize the distribution and properly balance our coaches for the best drive possible.

Over the years, Newmar has developed or pioneered the following applications:

  • The first slideout in a motorhome
  • Flush floor slideouts with rack and pinion electric drives
  • Automatic entry door latching systems
  • Satellite TV systems on motor coaches
  • Integrated power management systems
  • Central air conditioning systems
  • Ceramic tile flooring
  • Power baggage door locks
  • Dual automatic HVAC controls for driver and passenger
  • Mechanically operated, fully automatic slide room locking systems
  • Concealed ramp door systems for rear garage units

As you can see, Newmar has been on the cutting edge from day one, and we’re fully dedicated to staying there for years to come.

MANUFACTURING

Since Newmar was founded in 1968, our company has grown from one small building with six employees to a large complex that features 24 buildings, covers over 750,000 square feet and employs more than 500 individuals.

Three of our newest facilities are the chassis prep and sidewall building, our main production facility and our paint and detail building. All three contain state-of-the-art technology and encompass most of the Newmar production process.

Each building is staffed with dedicated individuals who have spent an average of 12 years with our company. Having this level of experience is critical to the craftsmanship that is required to build products worthy of donning the Newmar badge. Every one of our units is built one at a time on the same assembly line by the same people, all to the same demanding specifications and level of quality. A Bay Star Sport – our most affordable model – might go down the line right beside a King Aire – our most luxurious model.

Every unit we build undergoes more than 1,000 quality checks as it moves through the manufacturing process before it is examined a second time. We build every Newmar with floor, sidewall and roof construction on 16” centers that are not only thicker than those used by our competition, they are warmer and quieter.

Go and see, feel and test drive a Newmar coach for yourself. Then compare our products to the rest. It won’t take you long to see why a growing number of RV shoppers prefer the Newmar Difference.