Winnebago Patents New Towable Exoskeleton Used in HIKE Series

An image of the new Winnebago HIKE

Winnebago Towables has obtained a utility patent (U.S. patent No.: 10,683,047) for the exoskeleton structure debuted on the RV manufacturer’s new HIKE travel trailer series.

This utility patent covers the addition of an exterior frame to the internal frame of a towable recreational vehicle, which houses the recreational living space.

The exoskeleton offers a unique exterior and is built to accommodate “active outdoor lifestyles” and a flexible storage system that make the HIKE exceed the expectations of an everyday travel trailer.

“The HIKE trailer; with the integrated exoskeleton offers unprecedented versatility to meet any individual or family’s outdoor lifestyle,” said Winnebago General Manager Joel Eberlein. “The exoskeleton allows for multiple accessory attachments; from skis to kayaks, surf and paddle boards or just additional cargo storage to be easily mounted and secured. The rear receiver adds even more options for taking along gear”.

The HIKE is a compact travel trailer available in five different floorplans ranging in length from 20 to 25 feet. Other features include off-road tires and fenders, a modern interior with contemporary styling and clean lines and quality interior furnishings. Click here for more information about the HIKE.

Winnebago motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel products are manufactured at facilities in Iowa and Indiana. Winnebago is a part of Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading U.S. manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products under the Winnebago, Grand Design, Newmar, and Chris-Craft brands, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. Learn more about our corporate responsibility at

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