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You can look for Winnebago Motorhomes in Australia and find
that they are" Proudly designed and Manufactured in Australia "
So what happened to the law suit done by Winnebago Industries as regards Copyright infringement?
Well the Judge ruled that the " Illegal" Australian Winnebago could still produce a Winnebago as long they said it was not produced by Winnebago Industries.
As a result Winnebago industries joined forces with Apollo RV, to import relevant Motorhomes and Caravans.
Well as you can see it never worked out that way

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I'm not sure I understand your question.
Are you suggesting that a Winnebago wannabe is still operating in OZ without legal authority? And that the real Winnebago is also still in business?
Sorry, I don't get it, is this a complaint, or praise, or ???


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MDKMDK wrote:

I'm not sure I understand your question.
Are you suggesting that a Winnebago wannabe is still operating in OZ without legal authority? And that the real Winnebago is also still in business?
Sorry, I don't get it, is[emoticon] this a complaint, or praise, or ???

It is very confusing. The Wannabe is still operating and doing very well as AVIDA.Apollo RV who have the licence to import and distribute Winnebago RV's are doing nothing of the sort. They in a new factory are producing " Australian designed and manufactured" Winnebago's[emoticon]
Upshot NO Winnebago's except for a small batch of brightly coloured Caravans have been imported.

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Interior shots of the Australian " Winnebagos"[image]
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[emoticon] They even put the door on the wrong side!!!!!

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Apollo here in the US was a large rental company I understand was based in Australia that rented out Winnebago RVs

Here is a picture of their lot near me. One side if the street is rental and the other side are the units for sale. As you can see there were a lot of them.

Then one day they were all gone and Apollo closed operations,I wonder where they all went. Also if it had anything to do with the lawsuit.


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IAMICHABOD wrote:

Apollo here in the US was a large rental company I understand was based in Australia that rented out Winnebago RVs

Here is a picture of their lot near me. One side if the street is rental and the other side are the units for sale. As you can see there were a lot of them.

Then one day they were all gone and Apollo closed operations,I wonder where they all went. Also if it had anything to do with the lawsuit.

No still own other rental companies in the US. They had nothing to do with any lawsuit.

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

[emoticon] They even put the door on the wrong side!!!!!

You probably do not know we drive on the Right Hand Side not Left Hand as in the US

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IAMICHABOD wrote:

Apollo here in the US was a large rental company I understand was based in Australia that rented out Winnebago RVs

Here is a picture of their lot near me. One side if the street is rental and the other side are the units for sale. As you can see there were a lot of them.

Then one day they were all gone and Apollo closed operations,I wonder where they all went. Also if it had anything to do with the lawsuit.

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

[emoticon] They even put the door on the wrong side!!!!!


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