Winnebago Industries Inc. Earns the RVDA Quality Circle Award

Congratulations Winnebago from Lichtsinn RV!

In October, Winnebago Industries, Inc. announced that all three of its RV premium brands in both the towable and motorized segments achieved the prestigious Quality Circle Award awarded by the National RV Dealers Association (RVDA.)

Winnebago Receives RVDA Quality Circle Award

RVDA awarded 21 RV manufacturers/brands with Quality Circle Awards for achieving the highest scores in the association’s 27th Annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey. This means Winnebago received at least 15 dealer responses and scored 4.25 or above on a 5-point scale in overall dealer satisfaction in the association’s survey conducted June through September.

Winnebago Industries Grand Design RV, Newmar, and Winnebago businesses are each being recognized as Quality Circle Award winners based on overall dealer satisfaction as measured in the Dealer Satisfaction Index survey. RVDA created the DSI as a tool to help improve communication and relationships with RV manufacturers.

When rating their brands/manufacturers, RVDA asks dealers to express, confidentially, their level of satisfaction on four core issues:

  • Reliability/quality
  • Parts
  • Warranty
  • Sales

RVDA reported that it received DSI responses from 520 dealership locations in the U.S. and Canada that included 2,672 brand ratings, an average of more than five per dealer. A summary of the DSI survey aggregate results will appear in the December issue of RV Executive Today.

Winnebago Industries will be recognized with the other top-rated manufacturers and receive their award during the RV Dealers International Convention Expo in  Las Vegas on Thursday, November 11.

RVDA is the national association representing RV retailers. The association’s members include RV dealers, RV rental operators, and RV AfterMarket sales and service locations. RVDA of Canada is a national, volunteer federation of provincial and regional RVDA associations which exists to protect and promote the interests and welfare of RV dealers across Canada in order to enable the industry to maximize its potential.

Details of this article were originally released from RVDA.

Congratulations Winnebago! Lichtsinn RV has proudly been selling Winnebago Motorhomes for over 40 years and has been recognized as the largest Winnebago Dealer in the United States for the past 6 consecutive years.

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Winnebago RV Production Quality Advantages

Winnebago has been a leader in the RV industry for over 60 years. Winnebago RVs are designed and built around you, with superior craftsmanship, advanced manufacturing technologies and steel-focused construction to enhance safety and reliability. From groundbreaking RVs to game-changing features to the spacious floorplans, Winnebago Innovation is unrivaled for continuous industry firsts in vehicle technology and design.

Winnebago Quality Difference

Key Winnebago Quality Advantages are listed below.

 Steel Superstructure Components:

    • SuperStructure cab design surrounds the cab area with a sturdy steel framework.
    • Seats and seatbelts are bolted to steel.
    • Windshields are installed automotive-style with urethane for added durability, strength and safety.
    • Appliances and cabinets are mounted to steel.
    • A steel firewall separates and protects the engine from the passenger compartments.
    • Interlocking joints evenly distribute the weight of the roof along the entire span of the sidewall. This results in the Winnebago “empty shell” being so strong it doesn’t need internal reinforcement.

Read More about the Winnebago SuperStructure HERE

One Piece Laminated Block Foam Roof (Fiberglass or Dicor)

    • 10 year/12 year Warranty dependent on model
    • Provides superior strength and longevity

E-Coating (Winnebago’s proprietary multistage full immersion electrocoating system)

      • Helps to minimize corrosion
      • This process is also used by leading automotive companies to protect their vehicles from corrosion.
      • The process involves charging each part with an electrical charge which attracts the protective coating, causing it to be “plated” onto the part.  The result is a uniform thickness of protective coating.

Watch a Video on the Winnebago E-Coating Process HERE

SmartSpace Design Approach

      • CAD aided design to ensure a precise fit for all components and reduce wasted space in each RV.
      • Winnebago manufactures their own holding tanks, so they can size and shape them to fit precisely into the space allotted.  This ability frees up surrounding space for additional storage.
      • Design Innovation with Furniture and Storage Solutions including innovations such as the Dream Dinette, Rest Easy Sofa etc.
      • Winnebago’s has its own in-house Stitchcraft area where the furniture coverings are cut and sewn to the perfect dimensions.

Read More about Winnebago SmartSpace Design HERE

Winnebago Built

  • 70% of Winnebago motorhome components are made in-house vs. outsourcing
    • This allows Winnebago to ensure that parts will be available for years to come
    • This allows Winnebago to engineer precisely what is needed including benefits such as: ease of making the part fit exactly where it’s needed within the available space and allows Winnebago to distribute weight more evenly, which makes your motorhome handle better.
  • Winnebago manufactures components like water tanks, compartments, heat ducts, etc. in the Winnebago rotational molding facility.
    • Winnebago produces more than 3.5 million pounds of Rotocast goods annually. Each Rotocast molded component is designed to precisely fit its specific application and location.
  • Winnebago uses a Spin-Weld process to literally fuse the fittings to water tanks at a molecular level so they become part of the tank.

Ease of Ownership

  • Information and Parts Accessibility:
    • Wires are clearly labeled for easy identification – every 8/10 inches
    • Every part and component has a label with full part information for replacement
    • Owners have access to owner’s manuals and diagrams in online library
  • WIT (Winnebago International Traveler’s Club – This club is exclusive to Winnebago RV owners. WIT Club members receive special benefits, have opportunities to gather with other people with similar interests, travel on a variety of caravans, and attend rallies.)
  • Coachnet Roadside – 1 year included

Experience and History

  • Winnebago has been in business since 1958. They have a long history in the RV industry.
  • Unmatched RV Testing Facilities:
    • Test Track
    • Gravelometer
    • Water Test
    • Drop Test
    • Shipout Inspection

Watch a Video on the Winnebago Drop Test HERE

  • Winnebago boasts the strongest brand value in the RV Industry. This is a benefit to you as it flows through to a higher resale value vs. other RV manufacturers.

Winnebago strives to set the standard for quality in the RV Industry. Winnebago’s quality advantages set them miles apart from other RV manufacturers. Contact a Lichtsinn RV Consultant today to find out more about the Winnebago quality advantages found in your RV of choice!

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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