Wednesday

New Luxury Diesel Motorhomes from Thor Motor Coach Impress


November 27, 2013 (Elkhart, In.)North America’s top selling and most chosen motorhome manufacturer Thor Motor Coach has been receiving high marks from the retail marketplace and dealer body with three new and impressive floorplans from their Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo diesel motorhome brands.  These dynamic brands have generated robust sales during fall shows, further propelling Thor Motor Coach to the forefront of diesel brands in the motorhome marketplace.

“Thor Motor Coach diesels have made a 25.8% market share increase* in 2013,” said Adam Gudger, National Sales Manager.  “This market increase exemplifies our commitment to product development and new floorplans.  We’ve listened to our retail customer and our team has done a tremendous job developing products that meet their needs”.

The potent 44MT floorplan anchors the flagship Tuscany luxury coaches, by offering the most living space in any Thor Motor Coach diesel.  The bath and half layout maximizes the usable space by scaling back the size of the rear bath without reducing functionality.  The slight change in the rear of the motorhome opens up an expansive living room which includes a standard Ultraleather™ sofa and booth ensemble with opposing hide-a-bed sofa.

Livability is the key focus for the Tuscany XTE line of luxurious Class A Motorhomes which is exemplified in the new 40GQ’s camp side sofa and dinette arrangement.  This layout provides great views to the outside under the patio awning.  Impressive seating and dining configurations allow for true customization of the living space.  The bedroom features a premium “King” size Denver Mattress™, ample clothes storage plus a stackable washer and dryer.

The new diesel powered Palazzo 35.1 Class A RV offers a unique and spacious living room arrangement perfect for couples or bigger families.  Space is substantial with dual opposing slide-outs, a first in the Palazzo line-up.  A large 46” TV is viewable throughout the coach, and when not in use, easily stored away by retracting it into the buffet dinette.  Other firsts for the Palazzo diesel pushers include the full wardrobe in the 35.1 that expands from wall to wall in the bedroom and “King” size bed with a Denver Mattress™.

          



For more information about Thor Motor Coach’s Motorhomes call 800-860-5658 or visit:  http://ThorMotorCoach.com/

*according to Statistical Survey’s market data through September 2013.



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Introducing the New Travato


Introducing the Travato, the newest Class B motorhome to join the Winnebago Touring Coach lineup.  At 20’ long, the Travato is unbelievably agile, while still offering a full-feature RV experience that is perfect for the adventurous explorer.  The 59G, featuring the Ram ProMaster chassis, will please value-conscious enthusiasts with its amazing fuel efficiency.  With swivel cab seats, LED ceiling lights, standard touch-screen navigation, a split dinette, and an abundance of features, the Travato delivers a whole lot of fun for less. 


Highlights:
·  Ram ProMaster chassis with gas engine and estimated 16 to 18 mpg on the highway.
·  Best in class cab ergonomics, visability and safety features
·  Rear access double doors
·  Full-featured RV, perfect for two people
·  Awning with LED lights
·  LED ceiling lights – reduce energy consumption by up to 70 percent, extending battery life when dry camping
·  Corner double bed, portion of bed flips up against sidewall to allow for bicycles or other large items, access from rear doors.
·  Full height roller, tambour style bath door
·  Powered entrance step
·  Swivel cab seats
·  First in class 3-point seat belts on forward facing bench seat
·  Full-featured galley
·  MCD blackout roller shades
·  Available retracting screen door

·  U-Connect 5.0 Infotainment Center with touch screen, voice command and steering wheel controls features AM/FM radio with CD/DVD player, SiriusXM satellite radio with 12 month trial subscription, hands free Bluetooth, iPod®/iPhone® audio integration, speed adjusted audio levels, compass, color rearview camera, and integrated GPS with navigation for safe and easy routing and turn-by-turn voice guidance

59G Floorplan
The innovative 59G is for active people who want to take their toys with them.  This unique floorplan features a rear double bed that is designed to flip up, out of the way to allow for large items like bicycles to be stored inside and making them easily accessible through the large double doors at the rear of the coach.  A rear corner wet bath occupies the rear passenger side. The 59G features a compact, yet fully functional galley and deep wardrobe.  The forward-facing bench seat with two 3-point seat belts and dining table and another bench seat that may be used while camping, may all be combined into a Flex Bed system to allow for additional sleeping.  The front cab seats swivel for convenient television viewing.
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Monday

Winnebago Industries Toolbox Distributed to Dealers


- To build a better motorhome, start with the right tools -

FOREST CITY, IOWA, November11, 2013 -- Winnebago Industries’ motorhome dealerships recently received a “Toolbox” display, along with a supply of matching brochures.  The Toolbox contains 11 sample pieces that represent the distinct advantages of Winnebago Industries, including exclusive vertical integration capabilities that enable the production of most of the parts used to create a motorhome to be manufactured in the Company’s facilities to exacting standards..  From the multi-density foam found in the Company’s Stitchcraft furniture, to the precision formed steel from the Chassis Weld facility, to the industry-leading interlocking joint design of the sidewalls built by the CAPCO division – each of the 11 pieces in the toolbox represent the Company’s advanced manufacturing processes that are used to create the Winnebago, Itasca, and Winnebago Touring Coach motorhomes.  A brochure accompanies the toolbox that explains each piece within the toolbox.  This brochure is then provided to retail customers as a takeaway to review later.

“The Toolbox and brochure are a powerful sales tool that allow our dealers to tell the story of our quality manufacturing,” said Winnebago Industries Marketing and Sales Promotion Manager Kelli Harms.  “By helping to explain the how’s and why’s of what we do, the Toolbox is a powerful resource to help a consumer make their purchase decision.”   

About 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 and its subsidiary build quality motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products, and transit buses under the Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach, SunnyBrook and Metro brand names. Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since the award's inception in 1996.

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Thursday

The 2014 Sightseer® and Sunova® – Take the Scenic Route!


The Sightseer and Sunova are an invitation to great value and good times in Class A comfort. Four floorplans deliver a perfect living experience built to Winnebago Industries® exacting standards. This year, LED ceiling lights bring energy efficiency to a coach already loaded with premium features such as Corian® galley countertops, MCD solar/blackout roller shades, and Ultraleather™ cab seats. The 35G delivers exceptional travel flexibility with the inLounge™ extendable sectional sofa and movable inTable™. For additional sleeping space, add the StudioLoft™ drop-down cab bed to any floorplan.




Highlights:
- New inLounge extendable sectional sofa and moveable, multi-function inTable (35G model)
- New Radio/rearview monitor with 6” touch screen, color rear camera, iPod®/MP3 input
- Corian galley countertops and Corian sink covers.
- MCD Duo Solar/Blackout roller shades throughout coach
- Ultraleather™ cab seats, sofas and lounge chairs
- LED ceiling lights – reduce energy consumption by up to 70 percent, extending battery life when dry camping
- Power mirrors with defrost and integrated side view cameras
- Powered patio awning with metal wrap and integrated LED patio lighting
- Residential 30” stainless steel microwave/convection oven
- Defroster fans for windshield
- Porcelain toilet with sprayer on all models
- Convenient LPG accessory connection in the patio area
- Full-body paint
- Ford® F53 super-duty V10 SEFI Triton® engine, 22,000-lb. GVWR, 22.5” tires and stylized aluminum wheels
- Available features:
     - SiriusXM™ satellite radio with 6” touch screen monitor, handheld remote, iPod interface cable/connector
     - King bed (not available on 30A)
     - Ideal Rest® Nouveau™ digital control mattress with remote (standard on 35G)
     - Studio Loft™ drop-down cab bedo Large capacity, two-door refrigerator/freezer with icemaker (30A)
     - Four-door refrigerator/freezer with icemaker (33C, 35G and 36V)
     - Vinyl floorcovering throughout (cab area and slideouts will have carpet)
     - Exterior entertainment center with 32” HDTV

30A floorplan
The 30A lives large for its compact size. The double slide 30A features an innovative extendable U-shaped dinette – a hybrid couch/dinette that offers convenience, comfort and style – and seats up to six! Plus, there’s a large mid-coach TV that slides out for optimal viewing even when the slideout is not extended. The lounge area also features a recliner with an available Euro recliner with built-in footrest optional. The in-line galley is fully stocked with everything you need to make the perfect meal. The enclosed bathroom is spacious, with the rear bedroom featuring a large wardrobe, chest of drawers and a walk-around queen size bed. Additional sleeping space is available in the new StudioLoft in the cab area.

33C floorplan
This triple slide floorplan features a large driver’s side slide that expands the entire galley and dinette, with a flat floor slide found across from the dinette, and a queen bed slideout in the rear. The large galley offers a three-burner range top, microwave/convection oven, refrigerator/freezer (a larger, four-door refrigerator/freezer with ice maker is optional), pantry and a double sink. Our own BenchMark dinette is another highlight of the 33C, with a buffet-dining module with chairs and a large, retractable TV just above the buffet optional. The Comfort Sofa/Sleeper and recliner or available Rest Easy sofa and Euro recliner are seating options in the lounge area. An optional washer/dryer is also
available. The 33C offers a spacious bathroom, and a generous bedroom area with a king bed optional. Additional sleeping space is available in the new StudioLoft in the cab area.

35G floorplan
With three slideouts, an innovative inLounge Extendable Sectional Sofa/Sleeper, a movable inTable, large TV and an optional fireplace, this floorplan creates a spacious and comfortable lounge area. Additional sleeping space is available in the new StudioLoft in the cab area. A rear slideout powered queen walk-around bed, or optional powered king bed, with nightstands are the perfect complement to the vast wardrobe and chest of drawers storage and optional stackable washer/dryer on the opposite wall. An additional TV is also located in the bedroom. A large split bath with sliding doors on both sides provides privacy from the front and rear of the coach. A fully functional kitchen is available with either a large pantry and 2-door refrigerator/freezer or optional large 4-door refrigerator/freezer with icemaker. A three-burner range with oven is also available.

36V Floorplan
The BenchMark dinette, Extendable Sectional Sofa, queen or available king bed, his and hers wardrobes, chest of drawers, spacious split bath, full galley and optional StudioLoft bed allow for plenty of living and sleeping space in this dual-slideout floorplan.
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2014 Winnebago Vista 26HE


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