More than 1,400 motor homes are wheeling around the northern Iowa town of Forest City this week for the 38th annual Winnebago-Itasca Travelers Club Grand National Rally. “WIT Club” general manager Doug Formanek says lovers of the big RVs from all over the country are spending the week in the city where Winnebago got its start and is still based.
He says motor homes rolled in from 49 of the 50 states, with the only state not represented being Hawaii. Some of the drivers have made the journey to Forest City for 30 straight years to see friends and to have fun. Formanek says there are a number of things for WIT Club members to do throughout the week, including learning more about their R-Vs.
He says there are seminars on things from motorhoming, tours, RV appliances and all kinds of entertainment. Formanek says even with gasoline costing $3.00 a gallon and more this summer, that hasn’t kept many people away from the rally. He says gas hasn’t been an issue as people planned their trips and are sticking to their plans.
Formanek says the event is a great boost to the Forest City-area economy. The rally is only open to members of the Winnebago-Itasca Club. If you own a Winnebago and want more information about joining the club, you can contact Formanek at 800-643-4892 or visit the Winnebago Industries website.