Bob Livingston looked at a lot of new products during the recently completed Winnebago Itasca Travelers Grand National Rally (GNR) at the builder’s Rally Grounds in Forest City, Iowa.
But, according to a report in the Mason City Globe Gazette, he doesn’t intend to buy any. Instead, his opinions can help potential buyers with decisions about Winnebago products.
“I come out every year to look at new products,” said Livingston, publisher of MotorHome and Trailer Life magazines.
Livingston and his wife, Lynne, stayed in a Winnebago motorhome during the rally held July 21-26.
“I live in it a couple of days before I write notes,” Livingston said during the GNR’s opening ceremony. “I’ll start writing notes tomorrow afternoon or Tuesday. I’ve got to get a feel for it first.”
Livingston said the industry has been more innovative in the past several years as manufacturers “benefit from the use of technology which allows them to add more features and be more creative and cost effective while doing so.”
“The surprising thing as we are seeing jumps in innovations, we are not seeing the prices go up (dramatically),” he added. “Winnebago is right on top with innovations.”
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Class A, B and C motorhomes from Winnebago Industries Inc. recently received MotorHome magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
According to a press release, Winnebago’s Class A and C motorhomes were named as this year’s Gold winners while the Class B Era received Silver status in MotorHome magazine’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards, which included many of North America’s most popular motorhomes, campgrounds, RV products and services. Winnebago’s motorhomes were the only recipients to receive this award in the Class A and C Gold category.
More than 130,000 MotorHome readers were invited to choose from 100 brands and cast votes online at www.MotorHomeMagazine.com for their favorites in 24 categories.
“We are very excited to receive this recognition from the readers of MotorHome magazine,” said Winnebago Vice President of Sales and Product Management Scott Degnan. “It is a true honor to be named by the RV consumer as the best in the industry and we will continue to strive for excellence in our products and services as we go into the future.”
The results of MotorHome magazine’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards are in and this year’s winners include many of North America’s most popular motorhomes, campgrounds, RV products and services.
According to a press release, more than 130,000 MotorHome readers were invited to choose from 100 brands and cast votes online at www.MotorHomeMagazine.com for their favorites in 24 categories.
“The winners are the best of the best in the RV industry and we thank our loyal readers for participating in this valuable asset to the pages of MotorHome magazine,” MotorHome Publisher Bob Livingston said. “Congratulations to all the winners for being at the top of their game.”
MotorHome 2012 Readers’ Choice Award Gold winners are:
ADCO for RV Cover
Banks Power for Performance Add-On
Blue Ox for Tow Bar
Camping World for RV Retailer
Carefree of Colorado for Motorhome Awning
Cracker Barrel for Sit-Down Restaurant
Cummins Onan for Motorhome Generator
DirecTV for Satellite Provider
Dometic for RV Refrigerator
Florida for State to RV In
Freightliner for Chassis
Michelin for RV Tires
Pechanga RV Resort for RV Campground
Pilot Flying J for Fuel Station
Protect All for RV Cleaner
Roadtrek for Class B Motorhome
Sea Foam for Fuel Additive
Shell Rotella for RV Engine Oil
SMI Manufacturing for Brake Actuator
Thetford for RV Toilet
TireMinder for Tire Monitoring
Winegard for Satellite Hardware
Winnebago Industries for Class A and C Motorhome
Gold, Silver and Bronze levels were honored in each category, and the winners were presented with their awards at this week’s 50th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
For a complete list of winners, visit www.MotorHomeMagazine.com.