Press Releases Nov 8, 2016

Winegard Rayzar z1 Standard on Forest River Line

Posted: Nov 8, 2016

BURLINGTON, Iowa (November 8, 2016) — Winegard, the leading U.S. antenna manufacturer since 1954, is continuing to reinforce its relationship with Forest River Incorporated. The Winegard Rayzar z1 amplified HD digital RV antenna is the exclusive over-the-air (OTA) antenna on all Forest River XLR Nitro, XLR Thunderbolt, and XLR Hyperlite lines of fifth-wheel toy hauler RVs built at Forest River’s Plant #45.

"We transitioned over to the Winegard Rayzar z1 because it is easy to install and has been very reliable with excellent performance," said Bob Elson, Forest River Plant Manager. "Winegard has been proven in performance, quality, and reliability over the years. We are proud to have this offering available for our valued customers."

The Rayzar z1 offers RVers the best features and performance, including: Optimal UHF and strong high-band VHF reception; easy rotation and no cranking up and down required; and a sleek and aerodynamic low-profile design with a small footprint that complements any RV.

"Manufacturers desire products that are both visually appealing to their customers and offer superior performance in reception and durability," said Greg Wyland, Winegard OEM Sales Manager. "When you take a look at our antennas, it is clear Winegard manufactures an advanced and superior product, from the antenna design and housing materials to the circuit boards and wiring. The Rayzar z1 is designed, manufactured, and built in the USA at our plant in Burlington, Iowa."

Wyland continued, "Forest River has been a valued partner with Winegard and we are pleased to have our products represented on their high-quality line of RVs."

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About Winegard
Winegard Company designs and manufactures a wide variety of world class antenna products from mass produced consumer antennas and accessories to enterprise focused broadband solutions. Since its incorporation in 1954, Winegard has designed more than 1,000 antenna models and been granted over 80 U.S. patents. The company’s heritage includes recognition by NASA for contributions to the Apollo 11 mission, and the induction of founder John Winegard into the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame. Winegard’s superior antenna design and manufacturing facilities include a state of the art testing and measurement center. The company’s in-house and vertically integrated capabilities support its accelerated product design and development cycle.