Winnebago Industries Towables has named Dewey Ulbright as district sales manager for the Northwest region of the United States.
Ulbright is a 13-year veteran of the RV industry and has been serving West Coast dealers for the past 10 years. With experience in retail sales as well as wholesale RV experience, Ulbright brings a vast knowledge of the towable markets in the Western territory. Most recently he was a product manager with a competing manufacturer helping develop new product and dealer relations.
“I am extremely honored to be a part of this legendary company,” said Ulbright. “Winnebago is literally a household name and an innovator in the RV industry. Having a full array of towable RVs from the Micro Minnie, Minnie, Ultralite, Voyage, Latitude on up to the Destination fifth-wheels to sell is also a huge bonus.
“It’s all about the relationships and having a solid product to sell with a strong company to back them up. Taking care of the dealers and their retail customers before and after the sale is a motto that is sometimes forgotten in the business today. Winnebago is a company that has always had this in mind and will continue to strive for their customer’s satisfaction.”
A native of Clarkston,Wash., Ulbright currently resides in Clarkston and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winnebago Industries announced the promotion of Brion Brady to the position of national sales manager of Winnebago Towables.
According to a press release, Brady is responsible for sales of the Forest City, Iowa-based company’s Winnebago and SunnyBrook travel trailer and fifth wheel-products.
“We welcome Brion to his new position with Winnebago Towables,” said Winnebago Towables President Johnny Hernandez. “Brion is a veteran Winnebago Industries employee and he will be instrumental as we integrate many of the motorized sales, parts and service functions in towables. Brion will also be leading the way as we realign our district sales managers with smaller territories to more effectively serve our dealer partners throughout our towable market.”
Brady joined Winnebago Industries in 2004 and most recently served as district sales manager where he was responsible for sales of the company’s Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach motorhomes, as well as dealer development and training for dealers in the Pacific Northwest U.S., Canada and Alaska. Prior to joining Winnebago Industries, he worked as general manager for RTM Corporation in Minneapolis.
Brady is a native of Tama, Iowa, and graduated from Waldorf College, Forest City, with a bachelor’s in finance. He will be relocating to the Middlebury, Ind., area.
Winnebago Industries Towables will debut the all-new 2014 SunnyBrook Raven fifth-wheel at the upcoming Elkhart County RV Dealer Open House event, Sept. 17-19, in northern Indiana.
According to a press release, the new Raven mid-profile fifth-wheel will be available in three floorplans and features a clay-colored gel-coat exterior with a painted two-tone cap.
Other exterior standards include frameless windows, keyless entry, unobstructed storage area, slam-latch luggage doors and a color-coordinated roof. LED lights, sky-view windows, large 60-inch showers, solid-surface countertops and unique back lighting in several areas highlight the interior.
Winnebago noted that other standards offered on the Raven are aluminum wheels, power awning, TruAir Maximum Comfort A/C, washer/dryer ready, large-screen TV with sound bar, extreme weather package and ceiling cloud lighting. Options include an electric 4-point leveling system, Roto Flex pin box, central vaccuum, king bed and bonded leather furniture.
Along with the brand new Raven mid-profile fifth wheel, Winnebago Industries Towables will also display new SunnyBrook Sunset Creek wood-and-aluminum travel trailers and Remington laminated fiberglass travel trailers, as well as the Winnebago Minnie, One and Ultralite trailers and Lite Five fifth-wheels at the upcoming Open House event.
Middlebury, Ind.-based Winnebago Industries Towables Inc. has reopened its second production facility, with the new 2014 Raven fifth-wheel as the first product to come off the line.
“We are very excited to reopen the SunnyBrook plant,” said Winnebago Industries Towables President Johnny Hernandez in a press release. “Due to increased demand for our Winnebago brand products, which doubled in volume within the last year, as well as the redesign of the entire SunnyBrook product line, we needed to reopen the second production facility. The SunnyBrook building has a footprint of over 200,000 square feet, providing a great deal of capacity to continue to increase our production long-term.”
Along with the brand new Raven mid-profile fifth-wheel, Sunset Creek stick-and-tin travel trailers and Remington laminated fiberglass travel trailers have also been redesigned for 2014.
“As a result of increased dealer orders for our exciting new products, we plan to continue to ramp up production and hire an additional 60 employees within the next year,” Hernandez said.
Winnebago Towables will be introducing several new floorplans in all segments at the Elkhart County RV Open House, set to run Sept. 17-19 in northern Indiana.
According to a press release, the division of Winnebago Industries Inc. will operate a display on Executive Parkway, the primary feeder leading up to Thor Industries Inc.’s expansive exhibit at the RV/MH Hall of Fame.
In the SunnyBrook line, the builder will be unveiling the all-new Raven fifth-wheel. Available in three floorplans, the Raven features a dark tan gel-coat exterior with a painted two-tone cap. Frameless windows, keyless entry, unobstructed storage area, slam latch luggage doors, and a color coordinated roof are all standard. LED lights, skyview windows, large 60-inch showers, hard surface countertops and unique back lighting in several areas highlight the interior.
The Remington travel trailer lineup, offering products in three market segments, will display a wide variety of new floorplans, including:
• In the small trailer segment, the laminated Remington Microlite features dry weights starting at 3,300 pounds and is designed to be towed with smaller tow vehicles. The Microlite sports a gray fiberglass exterior with a color contrasting front. Aluminum wheels, enclosed underbelly, and striking graphics highlight the exterior. The interior is set off by new Brandy Maple wood, dark laminate counter tops and radius dinettes.
• Remington Ultralites will show the 2550RKS rear kitchen, a compact unit with spacious wardrobe space, an island queen bed and a large 54-inch shower.
• In the full-size travel trailer segment, Winnebago will show the Remington XLT. The aerodynamic front cap with blue LED lighting complements the gray and black exterior along with frameless windows and deluxe aluminum wheels. The new 32RSXLT offers a super-sized rear sofa, island galley, inside-outside TV and 54-inch shower.
Also in its SunnyBrook line, Winnebago rolls out the totally redesigned Sunset Creek. The new 330BHTS bunkhouse will debut at the Open House. The island galley bunkhouse model features three slides, an outside kitchen and ample storage.
The company’s Winnebago brand will introduce the 2351DKS Winnebago Minnie, a compact unit with an island galley, huge bathroom and lots of storage. The unit will be displayed in popular colors including white, lime, lemon and cherry.
The Winnebago Ultralite, a luxury lightweight unit will also be displayed along with the Winnebago One with new exteriors, painted front cap and updated interiors.
The builder is showing its new line of Winnebago Lite Five fifth-wheels featuring new bath and bedrooms layouts. The all-new Destination full-size Winnebago fifth-wheel and the a toy Hauler that will begin production in October will also included in the exhibit.
The venerable Winnebago Minnie brand name has returned to the RV industry as a diminutive but distinctive travel trailer rather than a simplistic — yet popular — Class C motorhome. Winnebago Towables, Middlebury, Ind., has introduced the Winnebago Minnie in 19- to 26-foot floorplans — all but one with a single slideout. The entry-level Winnebago Minnie, with a $15,754 base MSRP, comes in white, bright lemon and lime fiberglass exteriors. ”Those colors have been really popular in the boat market and will stand out on the dealers’ lots,” said Fred Hershberger, Winnebago Towables national sales manager. Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc., Winnebago Towables’ parent company, retired the Winnebago Minnie brand minimotorhome several years ago. ”The neat thing about the Winnebago Minnie is Winnebago’s purchasing power,” Hershberger said. ”We are able to include the same type of features that are in our Winnebago sister products. It’s the same fiberglass, same faucets, same furniture and same cabinets.” The Winnebago Minnie debuted in mid-May during Winnebago’s Dealers Days at the Las Vegas Hotel.