March '16

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rv-pro.com MARCH 2016 • RV PRO • 17 Garfin, product manager for Class B and C coaches for Winnebago, who's counting on the Fuse to add momentum to Win- nebago's industry-leading role in compact coach design. The Fuse is available in two floorplans: one features a rear bathroom with mid- coach twin beds and a front slide-out; the other features a rear slide with queen-sized bed and a corner bathroom. Winnebago is one of three OEMs (Thor and Forest River are the others) to intro- duce the Transit chassis to the U.S. market from Europe. Garfin says Winnebago sees the Transit chassis as a worthy alternative to the larger and more expensive Sprinter and lighter ProMaster vans. "They will like it on its own merits," Garfin says of the Transit. "It will be com- pared to the Dodge ProMaster and the Sprinter and fit in between the two. "There are 'Ford people.' They like Fords, so they'll want their motorhome to be on a Ford. In general, the Ford Transit Figure 3A B Retail Sales Leaders in 2012* Manufacturer Market Share Roadtrek 36.3% Pleasure-Way 19.6% Thor Industries 18.2% All Others 25.9% * Through November 2012 Figure 3B B Retail Sales Leaders in 2015* Manufacturer Market Share Winnebago Industries 33.9% Roadtrek 28.6% Thor Industries 24.0% All Others 13.5% * Through November 2015 Source: Statistical Surveys 36.3% 33.9% 19.6% 18.2% 25.9% 28.6% 24.0% 13.5%

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