Winnebago Mobileye Collision Avoidance System

With so many RV manufacturers out there, how do you narrow down the right manufacturer and then the RV that is right for you? An important question to understand is what kind of company stands behind your RV. Winnebago Industries was incorporated in 1958 and since that time has been a leader in the RV industry. With a focus on Quality and Innovation Winnebago’s Customer centric approach is one that continues to make it a leader in the RV industry.

One of the many Innovations that Winnebago uses is the Mobileye Collision Avoidance System.

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Mobileye is a safety solution for collision prevention and mitigation. The system includes a smart camera located on the front windshield inside the vehicle. It utilizes Mobileye’s vehicle, lane, traffic signs and pedestrian detection technologies to detect speed limit signs, measure the distance to vehicles, lane markings and pedestrians, providing the driver with life saving alerts.

Studies show that collision avoidance technology could avert almost 30% of crashes. Mobileye collision avoidance system gives you time to react. Mobileye scans the road ahead and uses its EyeQ chip and computer vision algorithms to detect potential dangers warning the driver with real time alerts.

SAFETY WARNING FEATURES INCLUDE:

Pedestrian & Cyclist Collision Warning

Forward Collision Warning

Lane Departure Warning

Headway Monitoring and Warning

More than 27M vehicles worldwide are equipped with Mobileye technology. Mobileye is a one-time investment that seamlessly integrates with most telematic systems.

When seconds count, real-time alerts make all the difference. Mobileye can be added after market to select RV models such as the Winnebago View and the Winnebago Travato.

Winnebago’s use of the latest in safety technology is just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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Winnebago Freightliner DRIVETECH System

With so many RV manufacturers out there, how do you narrow down the right manufacturer and then the RV that is right for you? An important question to understand is what kind of company stands behind your RV. Winnebago Industries was incorporated in 1958 and since that time has been a leader in the RV industry. With a focus on Quality and Innovation Winnebago’s Customer centric approach is one that continues to make it a leader in the RV industry.

One of the many Innovations that Winnebago uses is the Freightliner Custom Chassis (FCC) DRIVETECH  System.

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DRIVETECH is the most advanced display and control system in the RV industry. It is the first RV driving system to prioritize safety by putting every command in one easy-to-reach location. The ergonomic steering wheel and column-mounted controls are paired with OptiView’s all-digital gauge display to create a more automotive-like feel and set the industry standard for luxury RV driving.

DRIVETECH Features include:

OptiView All-Digital Instrument Cluster – Designed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, OptiView features an anti-glare display with adjustable brightness and an easy-to-read interface with clear fonts, colors and menu structure.

Left-Hand Steering Wheel Controls/Menu – Use the controls on the left side of the steering wheel to access an extensive menu of coach data including: Trip 1, Trip 2, Gauges, Fuel Economy, Adaptive Cruise Control, Vehicle Configuration and Diagnostics. The vehicle configuration menu includes Bluetooth status, dash brightness, cruise control settings and standard and metric unit selection.

Left-Hand Column Controls – Use these controls to command all standard operations for safe driving, including windshield wipers, headlights and turn signals, consistent with an automotive experience.

Push-to-Start Button – Push-to-start functionality makes startup a breeze.

Right-Hand Steering Wheel Controls – Right-hand steering wheel controls feature hands-free phone operation, automotive-like cruise control buttons and marker light interrupter control.

Right-Hand Column Controls – These controls command transmission control, the manual shift option, driving mode selection and engine brake.

The Freightliner Custom Chassis DRIVETECH system can be found in Winnebago Forza Models.

Winnebago’s use of the latest in safety technology is just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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Winnebago SmartSpace Design

With so many RV manufacturers out there, how do you narrow down the right manufacturer and then the RV that is right for you? An important question to understand is what kind of company stands behind your RV. Winnebago Industries was incorporated in 1958 and since that time has been a leader in the RV industry. With a focus on Quality and Innovation Winnebago’s Customer centric approach is one that continues to make it a leader in the RV industry.

One of the many Innovations from Winnebago is the Winnebago SmartSpace Design.

SmartSpace Design innovations allow you to enjoy industry-first technology. Winnebago’s advanced parts supply system coupled with superior craftsmanship results in Winnebago Motorhomes being built with safety in mind and quality you can trust.

Two major components of Smart Design are SmartSpace and SmartStorage.

SMART

SMARTSPACE

The SmartSpace design philosophy encourages the use of innovative features to make the most efficient use of the available space in each coach. This design philosophy has led to the creation of features such as the BenchMark Dinette and the U-Shaped Dinette each with hidden storage compartments below the bench seats that can easily be converted into a sleeping space, unique pull out pantries and full-extension drawer slides found in many of the motorhome galley areas and the Flex Bed system allowing you to quickly and easily convert the living space or bedroom into different bed configurations. These are just some of the many innovations that have come about from the SmartSpace design philosopy.

Also included in the SmartSpace design process is molded component manufacturing. Winnebago builds their own rotational molded components manufactured in Winnebago’s Rotocast facility. Having the ability to manufacture components like water tanks, luggage compartments, heat ducts, and wheel wells in their own facility allows them to maximize space, ensure optimal weight distribution, and make spare parts available years down the road.

SMARTSTORAGE

Smart Storage is a better way to store your gear. It places bulky systems and tanks in improved configurations, leaving more room to maximize available basement storage. Exterior storage is also easy to access with innovative features such as a large trunk with multiple access doors and sliding storage trays on select models. Other features you might find include a storage well with drain plug, a compartment cover that converts into a picnic table, and tie downs to secure your items in place in open storage areas.

You’ll find a variety of SmartSpace and SmartStorage features across the entire Winnebago Motorhome lineup. Winnebago Smart Design is just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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What is Azdel Onboard?

Azdel Composite Panels are produced using a patented blend of polypropylene and fiberglass to create a strong, lightweight, quiet, weather and temperature resistant, odorless and environmentally friendly wall that will increase the life of your RV.

What is Luan? Luan is an RV trade name for underlayment plywood traditionally found in your motorhome wall. Often, the smells, mold and mildew that we all associate with water damage in a motorhome are the result of damaged luan. Azdel is a superior material that does not mold or mildew and has since replaced luan.

Benefits of Azdel Onboard –

  • Half the weight of wood: Azdel composite panels are lightweight yet durable. Half the weight of wood – just think of the fuel-savings.
  • Free of Formaldehyde, Mold and Mildew: Azdel composite panels do not grow mold, mildew, or emit toxic fumes. So you can breath easy with piece of mind as you travel in your Winnebago.
  • Water Resistant – No Delamination, No Rot: Water will not cause fiber decomposition on our composite panels, so there is no rot or warping. Wet/dry cycles can affect wood bonds and diminish structural integrity.
  • Temperature and Humidity Changes are Tolerated: Azdel composite panels are not damaged from freezing and thawing cycles, a common cause of delamination. Temperature and humidity changes are well tolerated.
  • Sound and Energy Absorbing: Azdel panels are porous which allows them to absorb sound waves instead of being transferred through vibration of wood panels. You are in for a quieter ride.
  • Puncture and Impact Resistant: Azdel composite panels are durable and stay strong. No adhesive failure from fluctuating temperatures can occur to weaken bonds.

Azdel Onboard is only one of the few reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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Your Winnebago Operator’s Manual

Winnebago believes the more informed you are about your motorhome, the more you’ll enjoy it. So Winnebago includes a comprehensive Operator’s Manual that features key safety, operating and service information, along with helpful photos and illustrations. Then we go a step further.

Winnebago includes a custom-printed Operator’s Manual Supplement specifically for each coach that includes the information and operating instructions for all the components and accessories in that motorhome — everything from the refrigerator to the water pump. Better yet, the Supplement is cross-referenced to the Operator’s Manual, making it easy to find exactly the information you need.

Winnebago is the only manufacturer in the RV industry that organizes and prints this information specifically for each coach. And you’ll be happy to know that should your unique Operator’s Manual or Supplement ever need replacing, it can simply be ordered like any other part.

Winnebago also has an extensive online collection of resources, including service tips, frequently asked questions, and supplier links.

Winnebago’s Operator Manual is just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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The Little Things that Make Winnebago a Superior Motorhome

Winnebago makes a big deal out of the small things. Here is a list of a few of the little things that make Winnebago better –

  1. Fit and Finish – Fit and finish refers to how well parts fit and work together (for example, how well doors or panels line up, gaps in trim pieces, etc.). A high level of fit and finish requires high-quality parts, assembled with skill and care. In other motorhomes, you will see large or uneven gaps and excess filler or sealant are often clues to poor quality fit and finish. The result is a coach that is less tight and is more prone to rattles, squeaks, leaks and excessive wear.
  2. Coated Fasteners – We specify a tough epoxy coating on critical fasteners to improve their holding strength and provide corrosion resistance for added durability. Competitors use hardware-store grade fasteners.
  3. Aluminum-Skin Floor – We protect the underside of our coach floors with a durable aluminum skin that adds strength, resists moisture and protects against the elements. Some competitors simply paint exposed plywood, while others apply a cheap woven material, similar to landscaping fabric, that does not provide the protection of a metal barrier.
  4. Stove Mounting – One of the joys of RVing is cooking. We pay close attention to how we mount our stoves, making sure they’re flush with the counter, with no exposed sharp edges or places for food to get trapped. Like a kitchen remodeling nightmare, this stove is mounted below the counter, inviting spills that will never be fully cleaned up

The little things are  just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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How Your Winnebago is Wired

When it comes to wiring your RV, no manufacturer is more current than Winnebago. Winnebago employs several technologies to ensure the wiring in your motorhome is current.

Winnebago uses resettable breakers for 12-volt circuit protection whenever possible. They cost a bit more, but since they don’t require one-use fuses, end up being far more convenient for you. Others use cheaper inline fuses that must be replaced when blown. Winnebago also uses 12-Volt wiring. Winnebago follows standards for automotive standards for secure and reliable 12-volt connections. Wires are clearly labeled for easy identification and crimped and spliced using an advanced solderless welding process and heat shrink covering that virtually eliminates failures. Other manufacturers use twist on wire nuts or simple butt connectors, which are more prone to failure. They also do not label, or color code, their wiring making trouble shooting or repair more difficult and expensive. Winnebago also uses a 7-pin tow connector. 7-pin tow connectors allow you to take full advantage of trailers equipped with back up lights, electric brakes, or other accessories.

Winnebago’s wiring is just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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The Walls in Your Winnebago Motorhome

The inside story on our motorhome walls.

We revolutionized the industry with Thermo-Panel construction, which sandwiches metal framework, ducting and insulation between the interior and exterior walls. We’ve continued to advance our technology even as others try to copy it.

Winnebago Sidewall
Winnebago Sidewall Cutout

Sidewalls cut with a CNC router –  Computer-controlled routers create precise window and door openings, plus channels for the wiring and SuperStructure. This precision enables us to create an insulated thermal break between the internal structure and the exterior to prevent harmful condensation. Others use less-accurate handheld routers to cut channels, windows and doors, which can lead to gaps in insulation, weak seals and poor durability.

Appliances and Cabinets Anchored in Steel – A laser projection system ensures correct alignment and placement of the steel panels mounted in the sidewall to serve as attachment points to securely mount cabinets and appliances. Other manufacturers mount cabinets and appliances to cheap pine wood boards placed inside the sidewalls, or even screw their appliances directly to the sidewall. Which would you rather have: your cabinets and appliances mounted to steel, or mounted to wood?

Pressure Rollers – We use calibrated pressure rollers and advanced adhesives to combine high-gloss exterior fiberglass, a welded aluminum support structure, high-density foam insulation and a finished interior wall into lightweight, durable and incredibly strong sidewalls and roofs. Other manufacturers use cheaper vacuum-powered systems to apply less-precise pressure, which results in uneven bonding, reduced durability and weaker support.

Winnebago’s wall construction is just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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Steel and Welding in Your Winnebago’s Sidewalls

Within Winnebago’s SuperStructure design, there are steel welded joints that are stronger and more durable than competitors.

Larger than two full-size football fields, Winnebago’s dedicated steelworking facility processes sheet, tube, and roll-stock steel. Winnebago uses a vast array of computer-controlled lasers, turret punching machines and presses to manufacture parts to close tolerances not readily achievable with other methods. Winnebago uses precision cuts and robotic welders to produce high quality materials.

Robotic Welder

Precision cuts using high-tech lasers allow greater design flexibility while creating stronger components, reducing waste, and reducing cost by maximizing material utilization. A robotic welder provides precise high-quality welds in crucial applications reducing waste and ensuring consistently strong joints.

Welded Joint
Welded Joint from a Winnebago Motorhome

Winnebago also uses other technology including nesting software, laser tube cutters, and turret punching centers to produce the strongest, most durable structure. Nesting software “nests” parts together for production purposes, allowing us to maximize the yield of parts produced from any given piece of material. While some manufacturers use less-accurate manual saws or cut-off saws, our laser tube cutter precisely cuts structural tubing to length. It can also cut shapes into a tube, and even etches the length of each part directly onto the tube. Winnebago’s turret punching centers are capable of loading material, punching, shearing and sorting all the scrap in one operation. These machines will produce 440 tons of parts annually.

The Winnebago Superstructure is just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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Winnebago Superstructure with Interlocking Joints

With so many RV manufacturers out there, how do you narrow down the right manufacturer and then the RV that is right for you? An important question to understand is what kind of company stands behind your RV. Winnebago Industries was incorporated in 1958 and since that time has been a leader in the RV industry. With a focus on Quality and Innovation Winnebago’s Customer centric approach is one that continues to make it a leader in the RV industry.

One of the many Innovations from Winnebago is the Winnebago Superstructure.

You may notice you see a number of older Winnebagos on the road and maybe not so many of other brands. One of the reasons for this is many other manufacturers use subpar materials such as wood to perform structural functions. Winnebago uses steel and aluminum for its structure and calls this the Winnebago Superstructure.

What makes the Superstructure so super?

One of the key components of the Superstructure are Interlocking Joints – Winnebago extrudes and utilizes specially designed interlocking joints to evenly distribute the weight of the roof along the entire span of the walls. Winnebago uses a specially designed interlocking joint to connect the floor, sidewalls, and roof to evenly distribute the weight, so the motorhome “empty shell” is so strong it doesn’t need internal reinforcement.

Some manufacturers utilize wood studs for framing to save cost. Some may use aluminum, connecting the flat sides together in a less structurally stable joint called a “butt” joint. In this construction method, all of the weight of the walls is placed on the screws as pressure and weight force the walls apart from travel on the road.   Many competitors rely on simply screwing and gluing their sidewalls and roof together. But with all the weight borne only by those screws, the resulting structure is so weak it requires interior walls and cabinets for stability.

Interlocking Joints

In the above pictures, you can see a real life example of this critical framing application in action. Winnebago utilizes interlocking joints in every motorhome they manufacture. This adds rigidity and structural stability to reinforce the shape of the motorhome.

In the competitor photo above the common method is shown, sometimes used even in so called “high-end” motorhomes. In the example, you can see that screws are used to connect the wall and roof. However, the roof is simply laid on top of the wall. This setup allows for outward pressure as a 10,000+ lb. motorhome travels down the freeway.

The pressure of a giant 10,000+ lb. box moving down the road creates torsion or a pressure to twist or bow. This is why homemaking construction methods are not appropriate for a motorhome.

Winnebago utilizes more automotive manufacturing processes than any other manufacturer in the RV industry. In a Winnebago, you will find precision cut parts, assembled with purpose not just for aesthetic, but built to last.

The result is that even Winnebago’s most affordable motorhomes offer structural stability that is unmatched even in more expensive alternatives.

The Winnebago superstructure design is what keeps you safe and protects the integrity of your motorhome so that it will continue to provide the experiences you enjoy for years and years beyond the competition.

See the Winnebago Drop Test where the strength of the motorhome by dropping it on it’s head. All cabinetry and items in the structure are secured in place and must remain unmoved during the test. Winnebago Drop Test

Drop Test

Winnebago Drop Test Video

The Winnebago Superstructure is just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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