August 13, 2012
RV manufacturer Winnebago (NYSE: WGO ) had the air taken out of its tires by 2008's Great Recession. Chapter 11 seemed to be on the next page of every RV company's book, but Winnebago managed to pull through.
Today, Fool contributors Max Macaluso and Justin Loiseau examine Winnebago’s recent recovery and debate whether this 64-year-old company still has some gas left in its tank.
Core values, strong management, and a vertically integrated model may be Winnebago’s saving grace, but unemployment and high gas prices could spell disaster for the entire RV industry. Plus, ever-efficient competitor Thor Industries (Nasdaq: THOR ) has scale on its size and is also on an upswing since the downturn of 2008.
Winnebago or "Lose-ebago"? Watch the video and please share your thoughts in the comments section below
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