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cartoon motorhome graphicHershey RV Show organizers say they saw a record turnout Wednesday with more than 6,000 people through the gates.

“They’re cranking. Business is booming in every aspect,” said Frank Davis, a Winnebago sales manager. Davis said in two days he sold 29 motor coaches and a total of more than 200 items including travel trailers and campers.

Shoppers are out in full force checking out the latest models and taking advantage of the low interest rates as low as 3.9 percent for a 20 year loan, Davis said. So far, he said, he hasn’t heard anyone say gas prices are not preventing them from making a purchase

“It’s like buying a Corvette and asking about fuel economy,” he said.

Mario Pelletier of Annapolis, Md. said his motor coach gets about seven to eight miles per gallon but the trade-off is he and is wife, Denise, save money by pulling into camp grounds where it costs about $30 to $40 a night versus $200 for a hotel room.

He was canvassing the show in search of accessories, things like a GPS designed for Winnebago owners listing camp sites, service stations and restaurants. He was also checking into electrical isolation systems and tire sensors.

“Camping is a lifestyle. You have to love it,” he said

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2011 Winnebago Itasca Impulse Class C Motorhome

2011 Winnebago Itasca Impulse Class C Motorhome

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     ITASCA / CAMBRIA 2012
     ITASCA / IMPULSE 2012
     ITASCA / IMPULSE SILVER 2012
     ITASCA / MERIDIAN 2012
     ITASCA / NAVION 2012
     ITASCA / NAVION IQ 2012
     ITASCA / REYO 2012
     ITASCA / SUNCRUISER 2012
     ITASCA / SUNOVA 2012
     ITASCA / SUNSTAR 2012
     WINNEBAGO / ACCESS 2012
     WINNEBAGO / ACCESS PREMIER 2012
     WINNEBAGO / ADVENTURER 2012
     WINNEBAGO / ASPECT 2012
     WINNEBAGO / CHALET 2013
     WINNEBAGO / COMMERCIAL VEHICLE 2012
     WINNEBAGO / ERA 2012
     WINNEBAGO / SIGHTSEER 2012
     WINNEBAGO / VIA 2012
     WINNEBAGO / VIEW 2012
     WINNEBAGO / VIEW PROFILE 2012
     WINNEBAGO / VISTA 2012
Manufacturer: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES INC. Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 07, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V389000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE:LPG LINES AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 44
Summary:
Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Winnebago and Itasca motor homes. A cutting machine may have scored the copper propane tubing resulting in unknown long-term reliability.
Consequence:
If the copper tubing fails, propane can escape leading to a fire or explosion which can result in property damage, personal injury, or death.
Remedy:
Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will replace the copper tubing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Owners may contact Winnebago Industries Owner Relations at 1-641-585-6939.
Notes:
This is Winnebago recall no. 126. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
FOREST CITY, IOWA, May 31, 2012 – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading U.S. motor homemanufacturer,  announced its top motorized product dealer sales award winners for the 2012 model year. Winners were announced at the Company’s Dealer Days event in Las Vegas, Nev., May 14-16. 
Winnebago 2012 Era Motorhome

Winnebago 2012 Era Motorhome

Top sales awards were given to dealers of Winnebago®, Itasca® and Era® brand motor homes in the United States and Canada, as well as the top rental dealer and new dealer of the year for the Winnebago and Itasca brands. 

This year’s award winners are:

  • Top Winnebago Dealer North America – Lazydays, Seffner, FL
  • Top Itasca Dealer North America – VR Emond – St Nicolas, QC, Canada
  • Top Era Dealer North America – Motor Sportsland, Salt Lake City, UT; Colonial Itasca, Lakewood, NJ and Lazydays, Seffner, FL
  • Top Winnebago Dealer – Western Area – McMahon’s RV, Westminster, CA
  • Top Winnebago Dealer – Eastern Area – Lazydays, Seffner, FL
  • Top Itasca Dealer – Western Area – Guaranty RV Centers, Junction City, OR
  • Top Itasca Dealer – Eastern Area – VR Emond – St Nicolas, QC, Canada
  • Top Winnebago Dealer – Canada – VR St-Cyr – St Mathieu De Beloeil, QC, Canada
  • Top Itasca Dealer – Canada – VR Emond – St Nicolas, QC, Canada
  • Top Rental Dealer – Great Alaskan Holidays, Anchorage, AK
  • New Winnebago Dealer of the Year – La Mesa RV Center, Inc., Davis, CA
  • New Itasca Dealer of the Year– Camping World RV Sales, St. Augustine, FL

In addition to these awards, 104 dealers were honored with the Circle of Excellence award in recognition of their excellence in customer satisfaction, as it relates to the customers’ sales and service experience with the dealer. 

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