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Old 02-14-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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Winnebago Industries Recognized as #1 Motorhome Manufacturer

Winnebago Industries Recognized as #1 Motorhome Manufacturer

FOREST CITY, Iowa, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, has been recognized by Statistical Surveys, Inc., a retail reporting service in Grand Rapids, Mich., as the top performing motorhome manufacturer with both the largest volume and the largest overall growth in motorhome retail registrations during calendar 2012. In the U.S. motorhome retail registration report issued yesterday for December of 2012, Winnebago Industries was listed as the top selling manufacturer for Class A and Class C motorhomes in calendar 2012, with market share of 20.6% compared to 19.0% for calendar 2011. Winnebago Industries' volume growth was 16.1% above retail registrations during calendar 2011 compared to industry growth of 7.3%.

In the U.S. Class A market segment, Winnebago Industries is also the top-selling market leader with 22.2% for calendar 2012. In addition, the Company also led the U.S. Class A gas market segment with 24.2% market share, grew U.S. Class A diesel market share to 19.4% and U.S. Class C market share to 18.5% for calendar 2012.

"We are passionate about developing and delivering innovative new products of the highest quality backed by best-in-class support after the sale," said Winnebago Industries Vice President of Sales and Product Management Scott Degnan. "These dynamic retail statistics both confirm and continue to fuel that drive. Thanks to our industry leading and loyal dealer network along with the hard work of our employees, we are establishing new, higher benchmarks for ourselves. We congratulate our dedicated employees and our strong dealer partners in achieving this top selling position. We will continue to work diligently to develop exciting new products and to provide industry-leading support for our dealers and retail customers."

About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, Inc., "The Most Recognized Name in Motorhomes®", 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. The Company's common stock is listed on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol WGO.

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Oh boy Mike now Petro and Pusherman will be honking their horn about owning #1. Jim

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I'm always amused by volume-based "we're number 1" claims. Remember, McDonalds sells more hamburgers than anyone else, but I doubt that anyone would ever say that a Quarter Pounder was the best hamburger they ever ate.

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Do you reckon people got tired of spending their vacation in Red Bay, Sweet Alabama?

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WE contributed to that growth in sales, having bought our first Winnebago product, the Itasca Ellipse. We are very happy with our decision. If this is the McDonald's of RVs, bring it on! If McDonald's hamburgers were as good as these RVs, they sell even more!
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