Louisville Booth: New Component Networking

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This year’s National RV Trade Show Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Louisville, Ky., will feature a special booth (booth C50 in the South Wing Hall 1) where interested industry members can learn more about the features and benefits of RV-C or RV-Complete, according to a news release. RV-C is a unique RV multiplexing system designed and approved by technical subcommittees of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) that networks RV-C compliant components together and provides a protocol for RV component... Read more

RVIA: Pomona Show Attendance Grew by 6%

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California RV Show Attendance was up and business was brisk at RVIA’s 58th Annual California RV Show, held Oct. 15-24 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported Despite inclement weather during the opening weekend of the show and throughout the week, attendance climbed by 6%, with more than 20,000 people attending during the course of the 10-day event. Last year, the show drew just over 19,000 people. “It was a very successful show,” said... Read more

12 OEMs Earn RVDA’s Quality Circle Award

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) will honor 25 RV brands built by 12 manufacturers with its Quality Circle Award just prior to the opening of the 48th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 29. These brands/manufacturers received at least 15 dealer responses and scored 80% or above in overall dealer satisfaction in the association’s 17th Annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey, the RVDA stated in a news release. The towable RV brands/manufacturers receiving... Read more

Musical Prodigy to Perform at RVIA Breakfast

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Patrick Henry Hughes Musical prodigy Patrick Henry Hughes will inspire and entertain attendees at the “Outlook 2011: A New Era Begins” breakfast Nov. 30 in Louisville, Ky., with his talent and heartwarming story of overcoming tremendous obstacles to achieve his dreams, according to a news release. The event is sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and kicks off the 48th Annual National RV trade Show. A native of Louisville, Patrick has been featured on Oprah,... Read more

Navistar Recommits to Alabama LPGA Event

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Monaco RV LLC connected with its owners Oct. 6-10 for the “Alabama Getaway” rally in Prattville, Ala., held in conjunction with the Navistar LPGA Classic presented by Monaco RV. “The city of Prattville was a first-class host; this event showcased the best and brightest in women’s professional golf and they really put on a show for us,” said Ryan Lee, director of marketing, in a recent e-mail to Monaco owners. There were over 85 coaches in attendance representing all... Read more

Consumer Spending Up First Time Since ’07?

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Consumers are buying more luxury items but spending remains tight for everyday essentials such as food and dental care, a USA TODAY analysis finds, suggesting a growing divide between haves and have-nots. Purchases of TVs, jewelry, recreational vehicles and pet supplies are growing robustly, government data show. At the same time, spending on medical care, day care and education is down in the dumps. “The rising tide isn’t lifting all boats,” says Carl Steidtmann, chief economist... Read more

Liberty Coach Touts Energy-Efficient Lights

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Liberty Coach, a leader in the motorcoach conversion industry for more than 40 years, has announced that they are now installing a more energy-efficient exterior lighting system into all new and existing motorcoaches. Lumitec, a Delray Beach, Fla., manufacturer of LED lighting primarily for the marine industry, is manufacturing a new LED lighting system designed by Liberty Coach and built exclusively for the luxury motorcoach company, according to a news release. As the designer of the new lighting... Read more

RV Park Owner Eyes Economic Development

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Castle Rock, Wash., like a lot of other “small towns in America” is having a struggle. Once driven by a booming economy, downtown Castle Rock today has more and more vacant storefronts. Local government is doing what it can to churn interest in reopening those stores, but it’s a slow slog, nonetheless, the RV News Service reported. Enter Charlie Curry, himself a local businessman. Curry told the local newspaper, “It’s just so depressing to see the empty storefronts,” Curry said, explaining... Read more

VIDEO #2: Hoosier RV Owners Face New Tax

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Thousands of RV owners across the state of Indiana are facing sticker shock over the cost of plates and registration. For the first time, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is charging an excise tax on campers other recreational vehicles. 13 Investigates went straight to the BMV Thursday to see what’s behind the increase, WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, reported. Elias Underhill is 3 years old, and he already has a lifetime of memories traveling inside his family’s RV. It’s a home away from... Read more

Broker Upgrades Winnebago Industries Stock

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Winnebago Industries Inc. stock was upgraded today (Oct. 28) by analysts at EVA Dimensions LLC and the stock is now at $9.84, up 12 cents (1.23%) on volume of 78,234 shares traded, Market Intelligence Center reported at mid-afternoon. EVA Dimensions LLC upgraded the stock to “Overweight” from “Hold.” Over the last 52 weeks, the stock has ranged from a low of $8.10 in August to a high of $17.43 in April. Winnebago Industries stock has been showing support around $9.39 and resistance... Read more

Dicor Products Debuts Lightweight Materials

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Dicor Products is set to introduce new lightweight materials for cabinets and and other wood surfaces at the 48th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 30 to Dec. 1. These materials include a lightweight solution to facilitate the use of European-style curved cabinet treatments in the RV market. Dicor Products, a Dicor Corp. brand, will unveil Innova, an all-new curved door material. Curved cabinetry is a stylish new look in RVs that has been drawing consumer interest. Innova will... Read more

WEXCO Earns ISO 9001:2008 Recertification

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WEXCO Industries, one of the nation’s leading windshield wiper blade suppliers and windshield wiper system manufacturers for the RV industry, announced its recertification to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. The 2008 standard is now the requirement for any new certification after Nov. 14, 2010. WEXCO’s certification is a prerequisite to its ongoing tier 1 supplier relationship with many heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers, according to a news release from the Pine Brook, N.J.-based manufacturer. WEXCO’s... Read more

Warrior Lifestyles Debuts 45-foot Luxury Fiver

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Warrior Lifestyles' new 45-foot, triple slideout Luxury Liner fifth-wheel SURV. CORONA, Calif. — West Coast towable manufacturer Warrior Lifestyles, which went into production earlier this year, moved its factory in early October from Perris, Calif., to nearby Corona, and began making Legend and Legend Lite travel trailers — largely to a regional market. Now, this 20-plus employee company has prototyped a Warrior Lifestyles Luxury Liner, a 45-foot triple-slide sport utility fifth-wheel... Read more

ADP Lightspeed Offers Credit Checks on DMS

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ADP Lightspeed, a provider of dealer management systems (DMS), today (Oct. 28) announced integration that allows dealers to run credit checks within the LightspeedEVO Dealer Management System. Credit Check gives dealers the ability to submit customer information to all three credit bureaus without have to re-enter information, according to a news release. “In today’s difficult financing environment it is critical to handle deals correctly to secure the financing customers need. With integrated... Read more

Patrick Industries Reports 25% Q3 Sales Rise

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Patrick Industries Inc., a major manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets, today (Oct. 28) reported higher sales but a loss for the third quarter and nine months ended Sept. 26, 2010. For the third quarter of 2010, Patrick reported an increase in net sales of approximately $14.5 million, or 25%, to $72.8 million from $58.3 million in the 2009 period, based largely on continued year-to-date strength in... Read more

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