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New Winnebago Travel Trailers & Fifth Wheels

New Winnebago Travel Trailers & Fifth Wheels

Winnebago Industries Inc. today (May 13) announced a new 24/7 Premium Roadside Assistance Program for the company’s towable RVs.

Beginning on the new 2014 Winnebago and SunnyBrook model vehicles now being introduced, Winnebago Industries Towables will provide every new towable owner with a complimentary one-year membership in the 24/7 Premium Roadside Assistance program that covers such items as lock-out service, fuel delivery and flat tire changes for their RV, according to a news release.

Backed by Coach-Net, a North American roadside assistance service provider network, even their tow vehicle is covered when towing a Winnebago or SunnyBrook travel trailer or fifth-wheel.

Retail sales of towable RVs remained flat in April, up just 2.9%, while year-over-year registrations for the first four months rose 4.5%, RVBUSINESS.com has reported.

According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results showed:

  • Travel trailer sales increased 6% in April and 6.6% year-to-date.
  • Fifth-wheel registrations edged down 0.2% for the month and were up 2.6% through April.
  • Folding camping trailer sales dropped 13.9% in April and 6.8% year-to-date.
  • April park model sales were off 4.8% and 4.4% for the first four months.

Thor Industries Inc. remained the towable leader year-to-date with a 37% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 21%.

By segment for the first four months, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailers with a 34.8% share, fifth-wheels with a 53.6% share and park models with a 21% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer leader with a 33.5% share.

Family Motor Coach Association will rally March 14 – 17, 2011 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, and approximately 2,800 motorhomes and some 10,000 people are expected to gather for this fun-filled event, which has been dubbed “Southern Homecoming.”

The association hosts conventions twice a year in varying locations with the purpose of celebrating the motorhome lifestyle and is making its seventh visit to Perry, so the “Southern Homecoming” theme is most appropriate for this particular venue.

Convention activities include a motorhome exhibition that brings together major motorhome manufacturers and dealers from throughout the United States and Canada, as well as manufacturers and distributors of a multitude of RV accessories and components, and suppliers of various services related to RVs.

For those considering the purchase of a motorhome, the convention provides an opportunity to view an assortment of makes and models all in one location. A variety of 2011 models, in many different sizes and price ranges, will be on display and for sale.

In addition to the motorhome show, highlights include seminars on a variety of topics related to motorhomes and RV travel, tours involving local sites and scenes, daytime and evening entertainment, and numerous social activities.

While the convention is organized for Family Motor Coach Association members, the organization also invites members of the public to attend and provides various admission options. For those who want to view only the motorhome exhibition, admission costs $7 per day; children 12 and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult. Admission also is free for those with an active military ID.

Those who would prefer to take in the exhibits and also attend seminars and entertainment may purchase a Daily Passport, which is available for $65 per person ($55 for FMCA members).

Those who own a motorhome are invited to take part in all of the activities and also to bring their motorhome and stay with the rest of the group at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. The price for non-FMCA members is $235; this non-member fee automatically grants a one-year FMCA membership to the motorhome owner. The FMCA member price is $185.

A special invitation is being extended to owners of all self-contained towable RVs to attend the event in Perry in their RV. Non-member prices apply for those with towable RVs, and they will receive a one-year subscription to Family Motor Coaching magazine in lieu of the membership.

The association welcomes all motorhome owners as members. Dues are $50 for the first year, and $40 per year thereafter. Those who do not yet own a motorhome but are interested in learning more may sign up for a subscription to Family Motor Coaching magazine for $30 per year.

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