SylvanSport: Chinese Builder Copied Product

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Brevard, N.C.-based SylvanSport LLC has learned that Wuyi Tiandi Motion Apparatus Co. Ltd. (TDR MOTO), a manufacturing company operating out of Zhejiang, China has begun manufacturing and selling counterfeit versions of the popular SylvanSport GO, according to a press release. Designed and manufactured entirely in the U.S., the SylvanSport GO is a lightweight, reconfigurable, camping and utility trailer that has been widely praised for its innovative design features. The GO “was copied down... Read more

Bernanke Surprised by ‘Cautious Consumers’

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday (Sept. 29) that he’s surprised by how cautious consumers remain more than two years since the recession officially ended. But he offered no hints of further steps the Fed might take to try to boost the weak economy. The Associated Press reported that Bernanke noted that several factors have kept consumers from spending more: from high unemployment and falling home values to still-heavy debt loads and higher gasoline prices. “Even taking... Read more

CrossRoads Hits High for Open House Orders

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Topeka, Ind.-based CrossRoads RV reported that the towable builder closed out a record number of orders during last week’s Elkhart County 4th Annual RV Open House. Playing off a rock ‘n roll theme, the CrossRoads’ exhibit featured its “New Generation Vehicles” with 69 products on display in one location. Topping the chart, was the Cruiser Patriot with its industry-first angled slideout that provides more interior headroom and larger windows. The line also offers a rear fiberglass... Read more

VIDEO #1: Nexus RV Co-founders on RVNN-TV

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The latest segment from RVNN-TV from its coverage of the Elkhart County RV Open House features Claude Donati and Dave Middleton, co-founders of Nexus RV.  Read More → Editor Fosters Loyal Readership

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A lot has changed since Chuck Woodbury wandered the U.S. in a motorhome writing about everything from Fred Flinstone memorabilia in Bedrock City, Ariz., to aggressive Cheez-It-seeking chipmunks in Oregon. Now the Edmonds, Wash., man who earned fame 20 years ago as the founder of his written-from-the-road, quarterly print magazine Out West, is celebrating his 10th year as the editor of a popular online newsletter written for recreational vehicle travelers. Every Saturday morning for the past decade,... Read more

Texas Dealer Offers Assistance to Fire Victims

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Camper Clinic II, Buda, Texas, is helping families affected by the state’s recent rash of wildfires secure temporary housing while they rebuild their homes lost or damaged during the month of September. According to a press release, Camper Clinic is working closely with insurance agents and Texas residents in the Buda area by providing special pricing as well as assistance with delivery, set-up, parts and service, even for RV owners who bought their trailers elsewhere. “Our goal isn’t... Read more

RVIA Announces Lower Seal Cost to Members

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Beginning Oct. 1, the cost of the RVIA seal to manufacturer members has been lowered from $20 to $18 each. The new $18 seal fee will apply to all member manufacturer vehicle types. The Go RVing per unit assessment remains unchanged at the current levels of $46 for folding camping trailers and truck campers; $61 for travel trailers and fifth-wheel travel trailers; and $74 for motorhomes. This is the second reduction in the seal price this year in response to the board’s commitment to reduce costs... Read more

Exuma Technologies to Present the RVMaster RV Dealer Management System at the RV Dealers Convention & Expo (RVDA)

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Exuma Technologies RVMaster Exuma Technologies, a leading producer of management software for the RV & marine industries, announced the latest product offerings that integrate with RVMaster, their RV Dealer Management Software. Real time lead management delivered via a sales person’s smart phone is a first for the RV industry and highlights Exuma’s commitment to delivering the latest and most effective technologies to it’scustomers. They are also now offering a hosted cloud computing solution... Read more

New GPS Tracking Device Provides Security Solution for Recreational Vehicle Owners

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GPS Intelligence ToughTrack The ToughTrack GPS tracking device from GPS Intelligence, now offers the ideal solution for monitoring and recovery of both land and marine recreational vehicles. This fully-sealed, hardwired, GPS monitoring device is built with a durable water-resistant and dust proof casing, making it strong enough to survive the harshest outdoor environments. Its miniature size makes it easy to conceal on any RV, while its rugged exterior provides ideal RV tracking and monitoring for... Read more

Flexsteel’s Klosterman Set to Retire Next Year

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Ronald J. Klosterman has announced his plans to retire as president and CEO of Dubuque, Iowa-based furniture supplier Flexsteel Industries Inc. prior to the end of 2012. According to a news release, Klosterman, who has been with Flexsteel for nearly 40 years, succeeded K. Bruce Lauritsen as president and CEO in 2006. “Flexsteel has been fortunate to have an executive of the caliber of Ron Klosterman,” said Chairman L. Bruce Boylen. “Ron has been entrenched in every aspect... Read more

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