Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries has a campground for its customers who are waiting for service.  We stayed with about 10 other rigs.  The technicians came and pulled all of us into service bays first thing in the morning.  While we were waiting we went up to the Visitor Center and signed up for the factory tour.  The visitor center has lots of information and history, and we saw a 20 minute movie before the tour.  Then we all got on a Plant Tour bus (a modified Winnebago RV, of course) and they drove us around the grounds.  It covers over 500 acres and currently employs about 2,000 workers.  We got to see the workers on the assembly lines in all stages of manufacture, from floors, cabinets, upholstery, walls, paint. and assembly. it was a very interesting tour, but no cameras were allowed so sad to say, no pictures.

Winnebago Industries Visitor Center
At closing time our rig was not yet finished.  It turns out a small water leak we had in the front left corner requires the windshield to be removed, resealed, and replaced, and they didn’t have time to finish that today.  Also, they had done some damage to one of the inside walls while they were working and they will have to replace an internal pannel tomorrow too.  So, that means we will be staying another night in their campground.

While we were waiting for our rig we met and had a nice visit with Patty Steger, the owner of Steger Mukluks & Moccasins in Ely, Minnesota.  She had a new RV all painted up with graphics from her company.  She was traveling with her big sweetheart of a dog, Luke.

Patty Steger
Patty and Luke came over to see our home.  Marble came out of hiding to look, but would not come very close.  Very brave of her.
Luke and Marble looking at each other.
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