Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc.’s new Trend Class C motorhome garnered a great deal of attention as it debuted at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pennsylvania, last week.
“We had phenomenal interest in the new Winnebago Trend Class C motorhome introduced at Hershey,” said Winnebago Industries Vice President of Sales and Product Management Scott Degnan, in a company news release.
“Though small in size, this motorhome made a huge impact at its first retail show.
While I was onsite at the show, we had a continuous line of people waiting to take their first look at the new Trend, and their response to the vehicle’s unique features was overwhelmingly positive.”
Degnan further reported that RVers looking to downsize as well as first-time buyers were especially attracted to the compact size, creative use of space and the fresh, open feeling of the new interiors.
“The powered loft beds were going up and down hundreds of times each day,” said Russ Garfin, Winnebago product manager for the Trend and Viva!
“Customers really appreciated that this comfortable, large bed operated so easily and was practically invisible in the stored position.
“Another great feature that got a lot of attention was that there are two, three-point seatbelts in the forward facing dinette, providing the ability to secure two child seats. This is an industry-first and very important to young families looking for their first motorhome.”
Built on the all-new Ram ProMaster, the Trend offers a well-designed cab area with great visibility, advanced safety features, and easy access made possible by a flat cab floor and swivel-in-place cab seats.
Backed by a five-year, 100,000-mile drive train warranty, the Trend also is fuel efficient getting 14-16 mpg.
The Winnebago Trend and Itasca Viva! are built on the new Ram ProMaster chassis with fuel-efficient V6 Pentastar gas engine and 9,350-pound GVWR, six air bags in the cab for added safety, comfortable cab seats and panoramic front windows for improved driving visibility.
With MSRPs starting at approximately $88,650, the Trend and Viva! are affordable entries into the RV lifestyle with comfortable living space for up to six people.
Available in two 24-foot floor plans, both feature a powered StudioLoft bed that lifts tight to the ceiling to conserve space during the day. Other features include energy-saving LED lighting and available soft, easy-to-clean Ultraleather furniture.
The 23B offers front swivel cab seats, a sofa/bed and dinette, a large, full-featured mid-coach galley, and rear bath. Two large sleeping spaces provide comfortable sleeping for four adults with the queen size front loft bed and a king size Flex Bed System.
The 23L also features swivel cab seats expanding the living area of the motorhome, as well as a forward-facing dinette on the driver’s side and a side-facing dinette bench seat on the curb side of the unit. Together these comfortable seating spaces convert into one convenient sleeping space.
Additional sleeping space is available with the rear corner bed and front Studio Loft bed. A midcoach L-shaped galley is full featured and has a forward facing sink.
Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries, Inc., The Most Recognized Name In Motor Homes, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities.
The Company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers, and fifth wheel products under the Winnebago, Itasca, Era, and SunnyBrook brand names.
Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since the award’s inception in 1996.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 152, Forest City, IA 50436
Street Address: 605 West Crystal Lake Road, Forest City, IA 50436
Phone: (641) 585-3535
Winnebago Trend Website: gowinnebago.com
Itasca Viva! Website: goitasca.com
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