Top Wishes All A Safe Memorial Day

May 28, 2010 by · Comments Off on Wishes All A Safe Memorial Day will take the day off on Monday, Memorial Day, but resume our coverage of the RV industry on Tuesday, June 1. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!  Read More →

HELP WANTED: RV Firms Seeking Employees

May 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment has not been in the habit of posting “help wanted” or positions wanted” announcements on our website simply because we never solicited them nor received that many. From time to time, however, we do receive inquiries. So, we’ve decided to start posting job openings on every Friday afternoon as a free service to some of our viewers. Here’s a couple to start things out: West Coast multi-line RV manufacturer has SW independent sales position open.... Read more

Fuel Prices Expected to Fluctuate Over Summer

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Surprise! Looks for fuel prices to fluctuate this summer. As the Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer, this seasonal question is on the minds of travelers everywhere: Where are gasoline prices headed? Don’t be shocked if they top $3 per gallon, but be pleasantly surprised if they drop to less than what you are paying now, according to a release from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. It all depends on how the economic principle of supply and demand reacts to conditions globally, says... Read more

Warrior Lifestyles Rolls Out First Toy Box Trailer

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The new 25-foot FS2500 trailer by Warrior Lifestyles Inc. Startup company Warrior Lifestyles Inc. has rolled out its first toy box trailers and is selling them through a trio of West Coast RV dealerships. Larry Broyles, former general manager of Weekend Warrior, is the sole owner of Warrior Lifestyles Inc., which is operating out of a 25,000-square-foot facility in Perris, Calif. The first units are a 25-foot FS2500, with MSRP in the low 40s and the 29-foot FS2900 in the mid-40s. They began rolling... Read more

Entegra Coach Launches Groundbreaking Warranty

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As part of the company’s commitment to customer service and product quality, Entegra Coach announced today (May 28) that it is introducing a new two-year warranty (5-year structural), along with a platinum-level roadside assistance program. “Treating others the way you would want to be treated and demonstrating reliability, responsiveness and thoroughness are key ideals on which Entegra Coach was founded,” Jim Jacobs, general manager of Entegra Coach, stated in a press release. “Offering... Read more

RV Firm Wins 3rd ‘Bellwether’ FEMA Trailer Trial

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Attorney Andrew Weinstock A federal court jury in New Orleans on Monday (May 24) found in favor of RV manufacturer Recreation by Design LLC, Elkhart, Ind., in the third ”bellwether” lawsuit involving allegedly formaldehyde-laced trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as temporary housing for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The jury deliberated for about two hours after hearing eight days of testimony that alleged that Earlene Castanel’s health... Read more Site Posts Year of Solid Growth

May 28, 2010 by · Comments Off on Site Posts Year of Solid Growth has completed more than a year of impressive viewership growth since unveiling its remodeled website in March of 2009. An independent survey by Compete Inc. ( <> ), a third-party web analytics firm, places the number of unique visitors in April at 23,792, a 12.2% increase over the previous month and a 113.4% increase over April of 2009 when the redesigned site debuted. During that 14-month period ending April 30, according to... Read more

Quilt Gardens to Greet Elkhart County RV Visitors

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One of the 17 quilt gardens in Elkhart County. A feature not usually associated with RVs will greet visitors to Elkhart County as the RV industry  celebrates its centennial early next month and converges on the northern Indiana community. The 2010 Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail begins Memorial Day and continues through September. A product of the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ECCVB), the signature event features 17 official large-scale quilt patterned gardens and 17 hand-painted... Read more

Souvenirs Available for June 7 Industry Celebration

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As the sold-out June 7 RV Centennial Celebration is a once-in-a-century event, RVIA encourages all attendees to take home souvenirs to commemorate the industry’s 100th birthday. During the reception and barbecue, groups and individuals will have the opportunity to take a commemorative photo that will have the beautiful RV/MH Hall of Fame in the background, and will be emblazoned with an RV Centennial banner and the date of the celebration. Guests will be able to download photos for printing after... Read more

Newmar Corp. Honors Tom Johnson Camping Center

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Since opening its doors for business in 1967, Tom Johnson Camping Center has always prided itself on providing customers with superior service. Recently, the locally-owned dealer, with locations in Marion and Concord, N.C., was rewarded for its efforts, being honored with the prestigious Newmar Corp. Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award, according to the Ashville Citizen-Times. The CSI Award, given annually since 2001, is presented to Newmar dealers who scored in a pre-determined percentile based... Read more

RVIA Survey: ‘Ambassadors’ A Hit with Consumers

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"Back in the Saddle Again" TV spot for Go RVing garners 82% approval rating. A survey of consumers conducted by Go RVing found that the new Ambassadors of Affordability television commercials are very well-liked and effectively communicate the message that RV vacations are a cost-effective way to spend time with family and friends, according to the current issue of RVIA Today Express. In order to obtain a preliminary sense of the general reaction to the new campaign, Go RVing emailed a... Read more

Study: Uncertain Outlook for Midwestern Factories

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Forest City, Iowa, , population 4,700, is a symbol of how the decline in U.S. manufacturing employment is taking a heavy toll on the country’s heartland, according to The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif. Over the past two years, Forest City’s No. 1 employer, Winnebago Industries Inc., has laid off more than half of its work force, which once numbered 4,500 and drew people from towns 50 miles in every direction. Jason Parcher, a 38-year-old former Winnebago supervisor cut after nine... Read more

Finnegans’ RV Completes WW II Memorial Mission

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Click here to link to a series of videos produced by WMTV-TV, Beloit, Wis., about this project, which pays tribute to this country’s World War II veterans. The sound of the bugle signals their departure. Nine RVs and three coach buses leave Beloit on a 800-mile journey east to fulfill the dreams of more than 100 World War II veterans. “They call them the greatest generation and they truly are. This is just a small small way of thanking them for everything they did for our country,”... Read more

After Dismal Year, RV Sales and Production Are Up

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Watch today’s Featured Video to lern more about this story. AAA says holiday weekend travel will increase this year. You can expect to see more RVs on the road, which industry leaders say is because more banks are lending money and gas prices are lower, according to WSBT-TV, South Bend, Ind. Ron and Judy Ruff travel about six months each year. Their RV is their home away from home. The Ruff’s have been all over the United States and Canada. “We were traveling when the gas prices... Read more

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. Unveils Aztec Fifth-Wheel

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The Aztec fifth-wheel by Gulf Stream Coach Inc. Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc. has introduced the all-new Aztec luxury fifth-wheel. Aztec is a completely new design, offering high-end features at a mid-range price point, according to a news release. Aztec offers seven floorplans, from a luxuriously appointed 29FRBW to an expansive 35FLFT loft design. Aztec features ½-inch thermal pane construction, an extra layer of thermofoil insulation and insulated frame rails. A G3 Grey... Read more

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