Couple Wins KZ Travel Trailer at Veurinks’

April 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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

April 29, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

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

April 28, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

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

Flexaust Custom Hoses: Many Applications

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There’s a lot going on “behind the scenes” in a modern RV — and it requires a lot of specialized products to ensure that every automated task is performed successfully. That includes products seemingly as mundane as flexible hoses. Custom flexible hoses for a wide range of vacuum and pumping applications handling air, liquids, dust and fumes are being introduced by Flexaust of Warsaw, Ind. Flexaust Custom Flexible Hoses can be made from a variety of materials in sizes from 1/2-inch to 2-inch... Read more

Aqua-Hot Standard in Many Monaco Products

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Advanced Aqua-Hot Hydronic Heating Systems that provide unlimited hot water and quiet, evenly-distributed interior heat will continue to be optional and standard equipment on many Monaco RV LLC 2010/2010 models, according to a news release. “We think Aqua-Hot makes great products and more importantly, so do our customers,” said Monaco RV Marketing Director Ryan Lee. “They help bring a residential feel to our motorhomes that our customers are looking for. They want the same features... Read more

Daimler Vans Debuts Fourth Sprinter Chassis

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Daimler Vans USA recently added a shuttle van to the imported Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van lineup that includes chassis for Class A, B and C motorhomes. The 2010 Sprinter model lineup also includes a cargo van, passenger van and cab chassis – all of which are powered by a 188-hp 3.0-liter Mercedes-Benz diesel engine that utilizes Daimler AG’s BlueTEC technology to reduce emissions. Claus Tritt, vice president of operations for Daimler Vans USA, introduced the new model at the company’s... Read more

CrossRoads to Donate SlingShot to CalARVC

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CrossRoads RV SlingShot CrossRoads RV, Topeka, Ind., will provide the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) with a 2011 Slingshot RV travel trailer to be awarded as a grand prize during the California State Fair in a sweepstakes competition designed to promote camping and RVing. CalARVC Executive Director Debbie Sipe and CrossRoads RV President Mark Lucas announced the promotion recently during the association’s annual convention and tradeshow in Reno, Nev. “I can’t... Read more

RV Group Members Are Technology Minded

April 27, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

They come in all shapes and sizes. That includes the RVs and the people. This past weekend, a very diverse group of people came to Gonzales County, Texas, and had a really good time, according to the Gonzales Inquirer. They were all at the Hill Shade RV Park. The group, called, is a collection of people from all around the United States who all are full-time RVers. Cherie Veard, spokesperson for the group, said this is its second annual gathering mainly of people who work in the technology... Read more

April/May RV Technician Magazine Available

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The April/May edition of RV Technician is now available. This is the second issue distributed in the new digital format from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center. Highlights of the April/May issue include technical articles on how to make a propane test apparatus, solar power design and installation, information on new composite materials, repairing sidewall damage, tips for starting a mobile technician service, and fresh water pump adjustments,... Read more

Baccus Global Battery Chargers: Many Uses

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Modern engines are technological wonders, but they still can succumb to old-fashioned problems like dead batteries. Baccus Global, a division of Stanley, offers a selection of portable battery chargers in 15-amp, 25-amp and 40-amp ratings that provide the company’s One Touch Technology QST Turbo-Start — which counts down to when your vehicle is ready to start — along with a three-stage automatic rapid charge system, spark-resistant reverse hook-up protection, microprocessor-controlled digital... Read more

Buddy Gregg to Carry Monaco RV Products

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Monaco RV LLC has announced a partnership with Buddy Gregg Motorhomes, one of the nation’s largest luxury motorhome dealers, according to a press release.  Buddy Gregg will carry the Monaco brand of recreational vehicles at its Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters. ”Buddy Gregg is a nationally respected RV dealer in the luxury motorhome market with an extensive, loyal customer base,” said  Mike Snell, Monaco RV senior vice president of sales and product development. ”We are excited to... Read more

Spartan Motors Has Break-Even First Quarter

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Spartan Motors Inc., Charlotte, Mich., announced today (April 27) break-even results for its 2010 first quarter that ended March 31 which were underscored by the company’s relentless focus to strengthen its balance sheet while continuing to make new product investments that will enhance the long-term growth and profitability of the business, according to a press release. First-quarter highlights include: Net sales of $122.5 million, up 6.1% from Q1 2009. Gross margin of 14%. R&D cost of... Read more

Not Enough Nudists; Campground Loses Shirt

April 26, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

No nudes is bad nudes for the last nudist colony in Manitoba, Canada. And so it’s closing, according to the Edmonton (Alberta) Journal. The Crocus Grove “clothing optional” campground, in operation since 1969, is replacing birthday suits with bathing suits and reopening as a traditional campground. At least owners Ray and Susan Ryynanen haven’t lost their sense of humour. The headline to their news release blares: ”Put Your Pants Back On!” “All of the major... Read more

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