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VIDEO #1: Monaco Vesta Class A Motorhome

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Today’s video comes from Monaco RV featuring a look at the company’s 2012 Vesta Class A motorhome.    Read More →

RVIA Members to Cast Votes for Board Seats

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RVIA members will begin casting votes next week to elect seven representatives from a field of 15 candidates to seats on the association’s board, which holds the highest level of authority in the association’s organizational structure. The elections begin Aug. 1 when official representatives of RVIA members companies receive an email directing them to the RVIA website to cast their votes electronically. The election runs through Aug. 25. Those elected will begin their terms on Oct. 1. Seven... Read more

Obama Unveils New Fuel Economy Standards

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President Obama today (July 29) formally unveiled new fuel-economy standards, saying the stepped-up miles-per-gallon requirements represent the most significant step that the U.S. has taken to wean itself off foreign oil. The Wall Street Journal reported that the President, speaking at a convention center in the nation’s capital, said that with gasoline prices “killing people at the pump,” the new fuel standards will help people save money. The new proposal by the Obama administration... Read more

RVDA to Honor Quality Circle Award Winners

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RVDA will honor 32 RV brands built by 16 manufacturers with its Quality Circle Award during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Oct. 5 in Las Vegas. The awards will be presented during “Celebrate Excellence: An All-Industry Gala” at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. To qualify for the Quality Circle Award, brands/manufacturers must receive at least 15 dealer responses and score 80% or above in overall dealer satisfaction in the association’s 18th Annual Dealer Satisfaction... Read more

Photos Slated for Go RVing ‘Away’ Campaign

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Go RVing is hitting the road to begin shooting all-new ads and website photography for the upcoming “Away” campaign, scheduled to be unveiled at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 2011 National RV Show in Louisville, Ky., and start running in early 2012. Go RVing’s “Away” ad campaign is the first all-new campaign to be produced since 2005. In addition to the new print and Internet ads about to be shot, three television commercials will start production in September. Four... Read more

Pa. County’s Rules Deter RV Park Expansion

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Due to the gas industry, the RV parks in Pennsylvania’s Bradford County are now filled to capacity. But, according to a report in the Towanda Daily Review, the owners of the RV parks aren’t willing to expand the size of their parks because of the “headache” of dealing with government regulations. So says Steve Moore, owner of Moore’s Auto and RV Sales, who urged the Bradford County commissioners on Thursday (July 28) to modify and streamline local regulations to make it... Read more

RVing Featured in Town & Country Magazine

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Cover of August issue of Town & Country magazine which featured RV-related stories Town & Country magazine featured two RV stories across six pages of its August issue. The first story touches on RV history, but focuses on a father’s rental RV trip with his daughter and a friend, according to a news release from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Despite a driving rainstorm, they enjoyed their trip in a Fleetwood motorhome provided by El Monte RV. One story mentions, “The... Read more

Lance Garners 10th DSI Quality Circle Award

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Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp., the leading U.S. manufacturer of truck camper and travel trailers, has been awarded its 10th Quality Circle Award based on the 18th Annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey. According to a press press release, this year marks the first time that includes the company’s new line of ultra-lightweight travel trailers. “Dealers believe the DSI is a tool to help improve communication and the overall relationships with their manufacturers,” said Mike... Read more

KVH Industries Posts Record Quarterly Sales

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Middleton, R.I.-based KVH Industries Inc. today (July 29) reported record revenues for the second quarter ended June 30. Revenue for the second quarter was $30.6 million, up 4% from the previous year. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter totaled $0.01 on net income of $0.2 million. During the same period last year the company reported net income of $5.3 million or $0.36 per diluted share, on revenues of $29.5 million. Excluding a change in the deferred tax asset valuation allowance in the second... Read more

Patrick Reports 2Q Profit Increases, Sales Flat

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Elkhart, Ind.-based Patrick Industries Inc., a major manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets, today (July 29) reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 26. For the second quarter, Patrick reported net income of $3.7 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, on net sales of $82.6 million, compared to net income of $1.9 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, on net... Read more

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