Top Website Releases Free iPhone App

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The free Mobile iPhone app is available now at iTunes., a leading Internet classified ad site for new and used RVs for sale, has released Mobile, a free iPhone app that provides RV buyers, sellers and dealers with the robust functionality of the website in an accessible mobile format, according to a news release. Mobile enables RV traders and dealers to connect to the database of 40,000 new and used RVs for sale via their iPhone. The free iPhone app... Read more

Storm-Damaged Dusty’s Doors Remain Open

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Severe winds from an afternoon thunderstorm Wednesday (July 28) caused more than $1 million in damage to more than two dozen RV trailers at Dusty’s Camper World near Bartow, Fla., said general manager Jeff Crum. Some of the recreational vehicles, some weighing nearly 14,000 pounds, were catapulted nearly 500 feet across the parking lot, The Ledger reported. Nearly all of those lining the dealership’s lot on State Road 60 were pushed away from the curb. “It’s amazing what... Read more

Park Owner Jailed Over Sewage System Fix

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Moon Meadows Campground Erie County Judge Shad Connelly charged the owner of Moon Meadows Campground near Erie, Pa., with civil contempt Wednesday (July 28) and sent him to the Erie County Prison. Connelly told Thomas Peckham that he will remain in prison until all tenants leave his Greenfield Township campground or he fixes its sewage system, said Doug Range, director of environmental health for the Erie County Department of Health, the Erie Times-News reported. “If they decide to vacate the... Read more

Brunswick’s Profit Tops ‘The Street’s’ View

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Brunswick Corp, the world’s largest maker of pleasure boats, reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results today (July 29), lifted by increased shipments to dealers and cost-cutting, Reuters reported. The news sent the company’s shares up about 7% in premarket trading. But the improved numbers reflected a pickup in showroom stocking by optimistic dealers — not a rise in end demand by boat buyers. While that has been a common theme in recent reports from other makers of hyper... Read more

RV/MH Hall of Fame to Induct 11 on Aug. 2

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A crowd of between 350 and 400 people is expected to attend the induction ceremonies Monday (Aug. 2) for the 11-member 2010 class of the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind. The event will be staged at the Hall, located northeast of Elkhart. The social hour begins at approximately 5:30 p.m, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Lon Larson, RV/MH Foundation chairman, and Carl Ehry, executive director, will jointly emcee the event. B.J. Thompson, representing the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA),... Read more

Fleetwood RV Fills Two Management Slots

July 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Fleetwood RV Inc. today (July 28) announced the addition of Luis Ortiz, vice president of  operations, and Colin Roberts, vice president of engineering and development, to the  company, joining CEO John Draheim and CFO Debra Pak on the senior leadership team. Both Ortiz and Roberts will report directly to Draheim. Ortiz’ primary responsibility will be the oversight of the company’s materials,  manufacturing, quality and lean initiatives. Ortiz has over 15 years of experience in lean  transformation... Read more

TRVA Convention Aug. 13-16 in San Antonio

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Key officials with the newly formed Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will be the featured speakers at the 37th  Annual Texas Recreational Vehicle Association (TRVA) Convention Aug. 13-16 in San Antonio, Texas. The theme for this year’s convention is “Reaping Benefits and Harvesting Success.” About 200 TRVA members representing RV dealerships, manufacturers and suppliers and the campground industry are expected to attend. The convention will be held at the Westin Riverwalk. Victor T. Vandergriff,... Read more

RV Count at AGI’s ‘The Rally’ Reached 2,867

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All things considered, “The Rally,” Affinity Group Inc.’s 11th annual consumer gathering July 22-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, couldn’t have gone better, reported Terry Thompson, vice president of sales for Affinity Media/RV and a key organizer of The Rally. “All in all, we exceeded expectations,” said Thompson, who’s based in Seattle and handled the commercial exhibits. “These guys (exhibitors) came to Louisville hoping to have a good show. Not only did... Read more

FMCA Convention Show Hours Announced

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Hundreds of motorhomes and a variety of accessory merchandise will be assembled in a display of recreation vehicles at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Ore., during the Family Motor Coach Association’s internationally rally Aug. 11-14. On Aug. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a special preview of only the motorhome exhibits will take place. And then on Aug. 12, an exclusive time for visiting indoor exhibits will occur from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Regular hours for the motorhome... Read more

Veteran Editor Named for RVDA Trade Pubs

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Mary Anne Shreve will join the National RV Dealers Association (RVDA) as editor on Aug. 10. Shreve, a former senior editor at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years of experience producing print and online content for trade associations, publications and newspapers. “Mary Anne will be a superb addition to the RVDA staff team,” said RVDA President Mike Molino. “She has a keen understanding of the business issues facing dealers... Read more

MCD Innovations Attending Monaco Rally

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MCD Innovations, a manufacturer of premium RV accessories and the American Duo Shade System, will be in Salem, Ore., for the Monaco International Rally, Aug. 3-7. Company representatives will be available to discuss the importance of blocking solar heat and UV rays with products that also provide privacy and light blockage for RV occupants, according to a news release. “We welcome rally participants to come by to visit with us about how the American Duo Shade System can be installed in their motorcoach,”... Read more

Newmar Honors Florida Dealer for Service

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Newmar CEO and Chairman Dick Parks (left) presents the 2009 Mahlon Miller Service Excellence Award to Independence RV’s Service Manager Todd Simpson, president/owner Ronnie Jordan and General Manager Chuck Simpson. A Customer Satisfaction Score of 95.24% exceeded last year’s score of 94.26%, earning Independence RV Sales & Service Inc., Winter Garden, Fla., its second consecutive Mahlon Miller Service Excellence award for the best RV customer service in the nation from Newmar Corp. The award... Read more

ELS Debuts Non-Toxic Holding Tank Product

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Nature-ZYME Within two to three weeks, Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) plans to begin marketing Nature-ZYME, a highly effective environmentally responsible RV and marine holding tank product that eliminates odors and liquefies waste without the use of formaldehyde or other toxic chemicals. Nature-ZYME is ELS’s private label holding tank product, which is manufactured by BiOWiSH Technologies, a Chicago-based company that has established itself as a world leader in creation of fast-acting,... Read more

Midwest RV Super Show Moves Downtown

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Watch today’s Featured Video courtesy of WSBT-TV, South Bend, Ind., about the following story. It used to be a huge event for the RV industry at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind., every summer, but last year it was canceled due to the economy. Now it looks like the Midwest RV Super Show is making a comeback, of sorts, this year. Organizers are hoping to hold a smaller show in August at the downtown Civic Plaza. The city of Elkhart is working with a statewide RV organization to... Read more

Fifty Firms Exhibit in First Supplier Expo

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Brent Clark of LaSalle Bristol mans his company's booth at the Elkhart County Supplier Expo in Elkhart, Ind. Watch a slide show from the expo in today’s featured video on the homepage. Fifty northern Indiana suppliers to the RV, manufactured housing and related industries displayed their wares at the first-ever Elkhart County Supplier Expo today (July 27) at the RV/MH Hall of Fame on the northeast side of Elkhart, Ind. And the general economic outlook among those in attendance... Read more

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