Redwood Names Riggins to Handle West Coast

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Hilton Riggins Syracuse, Ind.-based Redwood RV announced that Hilton Riggins has been promoted to regional sales manager,  covering the West Coast area of the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining Redwood RV, Riggins had more than 10 years of business-to-business sales experience in several industries. According to a press release, “his proven track record of increased sales and building dealer networks made him an excellent addition to Redwood RV.” “Hilton’s strengths in relationship... Read more

MVP RV Inc. Assets Headed for April 19 Auction

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CMA, a non-profit bankruptcy and asset liquidation company, announced this week that the assets of the former Riverside, Calif.-based recreational vehicle manufacturer MVP RV Inc. will be sold at public auction on April 19. As reported by, the auction – which will be overseen by the Los Angeles-based Piatelli Co. – will be held at the former corporate offices of MVP RV at 5300 Via Ricardo in Riverside. The assets to be sold include industrial buildings – with an estimated... Read more

Southeast Publications Debuts New Mobile App

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Southeast Publications Inc., a producer of guest guides for RV resorts, campgrounds, marinas and other recreational facilities, has launched a mobile app to assist RVers traveling across the U.S. and Canada locate nearby campsites. According to a press release, Southeast Publications successfully launched the MobileRVing app last month to the Android market. “Southeast Publications has always been among the leaders in new technology and marketing concepts for various types of travel and... Read more

Ontario-based Bella Vista Named Vantage Dealer

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Goshen, Ind.-based towable builder Keystone RV Co. announced today (March 29) the addition of Bella Vista RV Centre as its newest Vantage travel trailer dealer, according to a news release. Located in Hawkestone, Ontario, Bella Vista RV Centre is one of Canada’s largest full-line dealerships. “We are thrilled to have Bella Vista join the Vantage team,” says Troy Nusbaum, Vantage product manager. “Bella Vista’s professionalism and excellence in customer care make them a perfect fit... Read more

Spartan Chassis Recognizes Leading Suppliers

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Spartan Chassis Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors Inc., announced that its Supplier Performance And Review Committee (SPARC) recently recognized 12 top-performing suppliers during the 10th Annual Supplier Conference held March 21 near the company’s headquarters in Charlotte, Mich. According to a press release, rhe suppliers honored consistently embody Spartan Chassis’ values and maintain an unwavering commitment to quality, on-time delivery and excellent customer support. “Spartan... Read more

‘Softness in Core Markets’ Impacts 4Q for Coast

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The Coast Distribution System Inc., an aftermarket supplier of replacement parts, accessories and supplies for the recreational vehicle, boating and outdoor recreation industries, today reported a reduction in net loss for the company’s fourth quarter, ended Dec. 31. Coast incurred a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $1.7 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in the year prior. Sales increased to $18.7 million versus $17.6 million in the... Read more

Oregon Airstream Dealer Expanding Operations

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Two years ago, Ted Davis and Parker Johnstone were greeted with skepticism when they opened an Airstream travel trailer dealership in Milwaukie, Ore., amid the struggling economy. “A lot of folks considered us, if not crazy, slightly unstable,” Davis said. “But we looked at what the Airstream product represents — a part of history and so iconic — we figured it was a pretty good bet.” These days, according to a report in The Oregonian, the risk is paying off. Airtstream... Read more

Talks Over Oil Release Push Crude Prices Lower

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Efforts by some of the world’s biggest oil buyers to coordinate the possible release of emergency reserves and an intervention by Saudi Arabia sent crude prices tumbling on Wednesday (March 28), raising the prospect of relief for Europe’s flagging economies and American motorists facing pump prices of almost $4 a gallon. Financial Times reported that as France’s energy minister, Eric Besson, confirmed his country was in talks with the U.S., U.K. and Japan to release billions of barrels of oil... Read more

Camping World Tops Ga. Motorized Sales for ’11

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Camping World RV Sales announced today (March 28) that its Oakwood, Ga., location was recognized by Statistical Surveys Inc. as the No. 1 seller of overall motorized RVs in the state in addition to ranking as top seller of Class A motorhomes. Joel Cline, general manager of Camping World RV of Oakwood, noted, “For the last year, we’ve put tremendous effort in growing market share in the state of Georgia to where we are today. We are delighted to be recognized as the No. 1 motorized seller... Read more

ARVC Urges Members to Weigh in on ADA Issue

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The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is urging park operators to contact their congressional representatives and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) before April 4 to voice their concerns about ADA pool lift requirements. “ARVC and other groups – including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Hotel and Lodging Association – met with key administration staff on Monday (March 26) to express our concerns,” said Paul Bambei, ARVC’s president and CEO. “While... Read more

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