Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Having Service at Winnebago -- Forest City, IA
We have had our motorhome for about 6 months now and wanted to have a few minor warranty issues repaired before heading to the west coast this winter. So, we headed off to Forest City, IA to the Winnebago Motorcoach factory. This is a great facility and they have a wonderful service operation that can handle literally anything your Winnebago might need. We spent the tonight at the Winnebago Visitor Center where you can park overnight (with electric!) for free. Here you can see Cody, The Wonder Dog, showing where our Tour is parked in the visitor lot.
Service starts promptly at 7:00am, so we had to get up and out to deliver the coach to the service area (located across the street from the Visitor Center). We joined a number of other coaches in the waiting area and sure enough, a few minutes after 7:00 our technician came by to review our service order. He was super and went out of his way to make sure he knew what we needed.
We now had several hours to wait, so decided to drive about 25 miles to the town of Clear Lake, IA which is a wonderful small town on a beautiful lake (Clear Lake!). The Hobie Cat sailing races were underway which was fun to watch.
Finally, Clear Lake is also known for the Surf Ballroom, which is the location that Buddy Holly, the fifties singing legend, appeared for the last time before being killed in a tragic airplane crash right outside Clear Lake. Orinda wanted to get her picture by Buddy Holly Place!