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Winnebago hits first big industry milestone with 500,000th RV

Winnebago, the flagship brand in the premium portfolio of outdoor lifestyle products, announced on March 15 it has produced its 500,000th motorhome, becoming the first industry brand to reach the milestone. The company marked the occasion with events across all its facilities, with a special event held at its North Iowa campus in Lake Mills, where the vehicle ceremoniously rolled off the production line.

The 500,000th motorhome is the popular Revel, a model introduced four years ago that embodies Winnebago’s continuous innovation and proven ability to meet customers’ evolving needs.

“Winnebago is a pioneer in the RV category, producing its first vehicles more than 60 years ago,” said Huw Bower, President of Winnebago Outdoors. “Yet, the 500,000th motorhome represents much more than longevity in the market. To our 2,700 employees, it represents millions of incredible experiences among friends and families that Winnebago has made possible through the decades. Our team members are committed to excellence every day, motivated and energized by the idea of bringing joy to so many people. This milestone would not be possible without their tireless dedication.”

All North Iowa campus employees gathered for Bower’s remarks and celebrated the Revel’s roll off the production line.

 

The Revel leads the category in meeting demand for a rugged RV to take customers off-road and off-grid for extended outdoor escapes. It features four-wheel drive, elevated ground clearance, and a long-lasting lithium battery to power RV systems.

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Joe & Helen
6 months ago

Congratulations to Winnebago. We are on our third Winnebago product since we started RVing in 1978. We have visited the factory twice when we attended the Grand National which they host every year. Our current 1998 Itasca Suncruiser has 93,000+ miles and is still in great shape thanks to our dealer, Poulsbo RV in Kent, WA

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6 months ago
Reply to  Joe & Helen

Hi, Joe and Helen. I added some zeroes to your mileage, because 93+ miles just didn’t sound like very much, especially for a 1998 model. 😆 Have a good night. 😀 –Diane

DW/ND
6 months ago

We too are more than pleased with our 34′ Winnebago Vectra. It is high quality, innovative and comfortable! But perhaps more than that – the company philosophy and adapting to trends is indicative of their commitment to the Rv community. Also, lest I forget the factory help, publications availability and quick response to questions – outstanding support! (No, I do not have stock or any financial interest – just happy!) Still trying to get to Forest City!

Spike
6 months ago

I have owned two Winnebago Journey motorhomes…both wonderful RVs. I’ve also toured the Forest City production facility twice. If one is passing by that area, the tour is very well worth the time.

I guess since I now own a Newmar I am still tied a bit to the Winnebago family!

Congratulations to all the fine folks at Winnebago on this amazing milestone!

Roger V
6 months ago

Congratulations to the people of Winnebago! Have enjoyed our Winnebago Class B Travato for 6 years now and have also sat down to talk with the factory workers during tours and special events. There’s a lot of pride out there in Forest City Iowa. Is it perfect? No, there is no perfect RV manufacturer, but quality is extremely important to them and they’re focused on continuous improvement.

Susan Banks
6 months ago

Congrats to Winnebago! I do not have this brand, I have an AS, but it is a fantastic achievement to accomplish. Love how you celebrated and how proud your staff must be!