Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Newmar Corporation for $270 million in cash plus two million shares of WGO common stock. Newmar is one of the most respected manufacturers of Class A and Super C motorhomes. “The acquisition of Newmar...
RV Miles hosts Jason and Abby take you along with them to the Windy City as they visit the Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show, as well as the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show where Abby was able to hear celebrity travel experts like Rick Steves and Samantha Brown Speak. Then we have a great interview with Doug Uhlenbrock from the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) about the benefits of membership, the history of the company, and their special upcoming RV conventions — including their 100th! Plus, we have a lot of news, including a major scandal that is rocking the RV industry at the moment.
Volta’s storage system is built on automotive-grade lithium ion technology. Unlike competing RV systems which use consumer-grade LFP batteries, the Travato’s energy storage packs utilize NMC lithium ion chemistry, which is the same platform used for electric vehicle drivetrains. The company says that makes the Travato’s system safer, more robust and built to last the lifetime of the vehicle.
Winnebago has announced the launch of several new additions to their lineup, including a 4×4 all season Class B.
Winnebago is extending its warranty on any new Class A diesel motorhome purchased through August 31, 2017 to three years or 100,000 miles — a significant increase from the standard limited warranty of 12 months or 15,000 miles.
After double-digit growth in 2016, van-based motorhomes are projected to become the fastest-growing segment in the motorhome industry for 2017.