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It's time to kick off summer! Memorial Day is right around the corner and for RVers everywhere, that means it's time to load up and head out. And whether you'll be going for the weekend or for good, please be safe -- and have fun!


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BraveBrave and Tribute

Just about everyone recognizes the shape of a classic Winnebago motorhome, from the iconic "eyebrows" over the windshield to the distinctive styling cues inside and out.


Now this much-loved classic has been updated with current materials and technology, resulting in a thoroughly modern motorhome with timeless appeal.


"This is the most exciting product launch I've ever been involved with," said Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. "The new Brave and Tribute are going to take the market by storm. The retro, yet modern image they project is fun, while they offer great new features that are sure to capture the eye of new buyers."


Both the Brave and Tribute will be offered in two floorplans -- the 26A, with rear queen bed and StudioLoft bed upfront, and the slideout-equipped 27B -- and a variety of far-out colors not seen since -- well, you'll just have to take a look!


GrandTourGrand Tour and Ellipse Ultra
Also recently unveiled were the fabulous Grand Tour and Ellipse Ultra. These all-new, ultra-premium coaches start with our tag-axle Maxum chassis, and feature high-end features such as a large skylight with powered shade in the front lounge/cab area, polished porcelain tile flooring, keyless entry, and four full-body paint packages. The triple-slide 42QL floorplan includes a midcoach half bath, walkaround king bed, our extendable sectional sofa, and unparalleled luxury at every turn.




At our Dealer Days event this past April we recognized those dealers who have earned Circle of Excellence honors.

We created this honor more than 20 years ago to recognize our dealer partners who continue to set new standards of customer satisfaction and service excellence.

This year,102 dealers earned Circle of Excellence designation. You can find them, denoted with a star, in the Dealer Locator section of our brand website.

Congratulations to all!


GNRGet Ready for the Big One: GNR Set to Blast Off
The 2014 WIT Club Grand National Rally is set for July 16 through 20, and -- with an entertainment lineup including Jefferson Starship -- this year's event promises to be truly out of this world!

This summer, thousands of WIT Club members will descend on Forest City, Iowa, for five days of friendship, events and activities, entertainment, educational seminars, tours and fun for all ages.


You'll find details, including registration info, here.


Not a WIT Club member yet? Join today!

Checkout the latest from WinnebagoLife, the lifestyle blog for Winnebago owners. 
Charleston: Gem of the South 
"Charleston and Savannah?  They're as different as Vail and Aspen," our former neighbor and transplanted Atlanta Belle, Katie, said over the phone.  "And make sure you take a carriage tour, you absolutely must."


So there we were in the fourth and back row of a high horse carriage being pulled by two draft mules, Otis and Battery.


Our driver and narrator, Bill, was a genial narrator whose South Carolinian drawl became more pronounced as he'd raise his voice against passing diesel engined delivery trucks.  Later on, when asked, Bill explained that he "just likes talkin' to people." Read More

RussiaThe View that Drove to Russia: The Adventures of Bothan Taistil    
That "fill in the states" map many RVers decorate their rigs with seems much too limited to place on Bob Tait and Maureen Kelly's 2006 Winnebago View.  This lively couple with a wickedly ambitious sense of adventure has 130,000 miles on their lovingly named "Bothan Taistil."  It's Gaelic which translates into "cottage for travel."


Between sips of a late afternoon coffee fortified with a touch of whiskey, Bob is outside his suburban Pittsburgh home, sitting in his treasured Bothan Taistil, reflecting on world travels and contemplating the fine art of coach modifications.  He laughs, "I want to be the person to put the most miles on a View when I die."  It sounds like an attainable goal given the couple's energy and travel ambitions. Read More

ReadersWriteReaders Write 
Prompted by a recent reader tip, Adventurer owner John Dlouhy shares this handy idea for an easily maneuverable jackstand pad.


The recent Traveling Times (Volume 3, Number 4) tip on positioning jackstand pads made me remember an idea I had. I use 12" sections of 2x10 for pads, and I found it hard to kneel down, especially on gravel, to set and remove the pads. I drilled 3/8" holes in opposite corners of the pads and now use my awning pole with the 90-degree end to push the pads in and to remove them without having to kneel down.


John Dlouhy - Mesa, Arizona

32' Winnebago Adventurer


Thanks for sharing your idea, John. We're sending you a small thank-you gift for your trouble.

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