2011 Diplomat Boasts Four New Floorplans

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2011 Diplomat Focusing on the ‘livability’ of its floorplan offerings — including a full-wall slideout and bath-and-a-half layouts — Monaco RV today (April 29) introduced its 2011 Diplomat Class A motorhome, available in lengths ranging from 40 to 43 feet. “The four (new) floorplans deliver, each offering unique design layouts offering the most space utilization,” said Mike Snell, senior vice president of sales and product development for the Coburg, Ore.-based manufacturer.... Read more

Kempthorne to Speak at Dealers’ Convention

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Dirk Kemthorne Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will be the keynote speaker for the 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 4-8. Secretary Kempthorne will deliver his remarks to attendees at the Tuesday  (Oct. 5) General Session. The convention is sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Assocation (RVDA), Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada (RVDA Canada) and the RV Learning Center, according... Read more

March Wholesale Shipments Spike at 19.4%

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reports that March shipments of 24,000 new RVs marked an increase of 19.4% over February and 87.5% over March 2009. Improvements were reported in all vehicle categories with towables growing by more units while motorhome totals reflected the greater percentage increase, according to RVIA Express. First quarter totals this year show similar patterns with total shipments to retailers of 59,900 units, an improvement of 96.4% from this same period... Read more

Motorhome Sales up at Texas RV Dealership

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Sales are booming at Motor Home Specialist RV Center in Alvarado. Proof, the company said that despite the recession, people are still taking vacations and buying motor homes, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. Craig and Sherri Bailey came all the way from Virginia  to buy a new RV from the dealership. “We figured hey you know, we’ve got the money right now, might as well do it. It’s something we’ve been saving up for,” said Bailey. Her husband bought the RV for their... Read more

FEMA Trailers Spark Debate in Washington

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The title of  hearings Wednesday (April 28)  before the House Energy Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection  was, “The Public Sales of Hurricane Katrina/Rita FEMA Trailers: Are they Safe or Environmental Time Bombs?” The bipartisan consensus on the committee seemed to be leaning heavily toward “environmental time bombs,” but now that the General Services Administration has completed the sale of more than 100,000 of the trailers, it is not clear what Congress... Read more

Couple Wins KZ Travel Trailer at Veurinks’

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From left, Tim Veurink of Veurinks' RV Center, Grand Rapids, Mich., with Andy Baer, vice president of sales and marketing for KZRV LP, and Cheryl and Ramsey Dersken, winners of a KZ Sportsmen Classic travel trailer during a contest at the dealership. Ramsey and Cheryl Dersken were the lucky winners out of 97 semi-finalists and won a new 2010 13FK KZ Sportsmen Classic travel trailer during Veurinks’ RV Center’s ”Big Event Open House ” Saturday (April 24). The event was sponsored... Read more

Thor’s Four Winds Marks 20th Anniversary

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Four Winds International Corp., Elkhart, Ind., is marking its 20th anniversary with the ultimate goal of “exceeding expectations.” With the spring selling season firmly under way, Four Winds is experiencing new levels of success, according to a news release. “The 20th anniversary is a significant milestone, especially since Four Winds continues the tradition of producing and selling high quality, innovative motor homes at every day low prices,” said Bill Fenech, president of the Thor... Read more

Little Rock Dealer Joins ROUTE 66 Network

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Overland Park, Kan.-based ROUTE 66 RV Network, America’s largest network of independent RV dealers, announced today (April 28) the addition of Moix RV Supercenter as its newest network dealer. Located in Conway, Ark., northwest of Little Rock along Interstate 40, Moix RV is a family-owned dealership founded by Frank and Mary Jane Moix in 1976. “We’re delighted to add Moix RV to the team of ROUTE 66 dealers,” said Rob Merrill, ROUTE 66 RV Network partner. “They’ve built their business... Read more

Tiffin’s Allegro Breeze Goes Into Production

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Tiffin's Allegro Breeze Convinced that America needs a smaller, higher mileage, rear-engine diesel motorhome that retains plenty of amenities, Tiffin Motor Homes Inc. President Bob Tiffin personally set out last year to develop the Allegro Breeze Class A. Now, months after unveiling the prototype at last winter’s National RV Trade Show, Tiffin’s Alabama company is nearing the end of an arduous series of durability, safety and handling tests and is preparing to roll out production on an initial... Read more

RV Buddies Reviews New Horizons Majestic

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RV Buddies has an expanded review and video of the New Horizons 102-F37RLTSS fifth-wheel on New Horizons builds three fifth-wheel models — the Summit, Motomover (toy hauler), and the Majestic. RV Buddies had the opportunity to see the all-new Majestic 102-F37RLTSS at the RV show in Tampa, Florida. More than seven years of research and consumer sampling have gone into the design of the Majestic. New Horizons claims that it offers unmatched luxury in a fifth-wheel and that the... Read more

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