Get Going in a Winnebago with a Visit to Their Iowa RV Factory
As you jam and shove those last minute essentials into your car before taking off and diving deep into the middle of traffic on the turnpike, you might realize that a little more room could make a summer road trip more pleasant. An RV is always an option, as long as you can get the thoughts of cliché family vacations out of your head. Sure they aren’t for everyone, but if you want to see what they’re all about before whipping out the checkbook you can always take a tour of the Winnebago factory in Iowa.
Winnebago Industries will be happy to show you around their facilities, and best of all they’ll give you the factory tour for free. You’ll see employees putting final touches on different aspects of the motor homes, as well as robots doing their thing to make sure all those welds are textbook perfect. Be on the lookout for upside down RVs outside of the factory, as the Winnebago workers like to flip over their final products to check for structural integrity.
Tours are open throughout the summer, but they do shut down the tourist attraction during the chilly months. Reservations aren’t necessary, and of course there’s a gift shop to secure hats, shirts, and other things you don’t really need. Just remember to bring some comfortable shoes as the entire place takes up around 200 acres.
If you don’t think you’ll be able to make it to Forest City, Iowa this summer, you can always give the factory a call. They’ll be happy to send you a DVD of what goes on at their factory.
· Winnebago Industries Factory Tour [Official Site]
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[Photo of what you won't see on the tour: Mulad]