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Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« on: November 09, 2017, 04:14:56 AM »
I don't recall seeing any offered for sale used. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places on the internet.

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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 04:50:46 AM »
I went to the Winnebago Museum in Forest City Iowa a few years ago. They have a 1947 Winnebago TT on display. So I guess they are not too new.
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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 05:51:06 AM »
I went to the Winnebago Museum in Forest City Iowa a few years ago. They have a 1947 Winnebago TT on display. So I guess they are not too new.

The reason I was questioning their newness is I don't see them offered used. At least not on the few classified sites I visit.

Do they have a devoted following like Airstream were many get sold word of mouth and never make it to the classifieds?

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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 06:01:14 AM »
The reason I was questioning their newness is I don't see them offered used. At least not on the few classified sites I visit.

Do they have a devoted following like Airstream were many get sold word of mouth and never make it to the classifieds?

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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 07:09:40 AM »
Winnie did not offer any trailers for a number of years. Then they bought Sunnybrook and soon had an extensive line up. That was quite a few years ago now, so there will surely be used Winnebago trailers on the market. They also own the Grand Design brand.

You may be missing some used ones because of the naming. Many of there TT's are just called "Minnie" or some variation of that and do not have Winnebago in the name.
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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 07:12:35 AM »
Winnebago bought trailer manufacturer Sunnybrook three or four years ago and just a year ago or so bought the high-flying and popular Grand Design trailer manufacturer. So no, there won't be a bunch on the used market.
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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 07:26:06 AM »
Time flies, John. The Sunnybrook purchase was announced in December, 2010, so time enough for them to begin to appear on the market.
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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2017, 08:15:01 AM »
Seven years ago - wow. Tempus fugit.  :P
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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2017, 09:02:00 AM »
Search all of Craigslist and found a bunch:

Thanks for expanding my horizon. I don't see them on Craigslist in my neck of the woods.

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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 11:16:59 AM »
There is nothing very unique about either as far as engineering - just rebranded versions of most of what is out there otherwise.   
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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2017, 12:52:40 PM »
I'll try to keep my mouth shut on this one to keep out of trouble. :-X
I recall from a few years back that Winnebago bought Sunnybrook travel trailer company and now make their trailers in that factory.  We were familiar with Sunnybrook and it was #1 on our trailer list when we were trying to decide between motorhome and trailer.  So look for used Sunnybrook and you will probably have the predecessor to Winnebago trailers.
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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2017, 03:21:04 PM »
Winnebago travel trailers are not new. Here's a few:  https://www.pinterest.com/ontheroadstudio/winnebago-vintage-travel-trailers/
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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2017, 01:44:16 PM »
All I can say is I have a Winnebago Minnie trailer but mine ain't for sale. 
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Re: Are Travel Trailers A Fairly New Line For Winnebago?
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2017, 11:14:30 PM »
I saw an old ad for Winnebago truck topper the other day.
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