GLRVA Donating $10K for RV Learning Center

February 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Great Lakes Recreation Vehicle Association (GLRVA) donated $10,000 to the RV Learning Center, an educational institution serving RV dealers and staff. According to a press release, the annual fundraising campaign allows investment in new technology to keep learning affordable, flexible and relevant. Fundraising for 2013 began during the Convention/Expo and continues through June. “It’s great to see the state RV associations continuing to invest in and promote education for our industry,”... Read more

Park Service Identifying Initial Operating Cuts

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National parks across the country have begun to release specific information on the upcoming sequestration, in an effort to warn families planning vacations, community members who depend on the parks for income, and park employees to brace for the impact, reported. Parks affected include: Blue Ridge Parkway will cut 21 seasonal interpretive ranger programs, resulting in the closure of 50% of its visitor centers and contact stations. Eliminating seven stations will put 80 miles between... Read more

Grand Design RV Touts ‘New Business Model’

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Ron Fenech (forefront) outlines plans for Grand Design RV with partners (L-R) Bill Fenech and Don Clark during last year's Louisville Show Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from an article appearing in a special Business & Industry Magazine published by The Elkhart Truth, based in the RV industry’s hub in Indiana’s Elkhart County. To read the entire article click here. A group of local RV industry veterans is betting their reputations, their time and their money... Read more

Navistar Initiating Rebates on ’12, ’13 Coaches

February 27, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Navistar RV LLC, a subsidiary of Navistar International Corp., launched one of their most aggressive sales promotions in recent years to move Holiday Rambler and Monaco Coach motorhomes in dealer inventory and make room for their new model year units. “The ‘Big Payback Sales Event’ promotion is great for everyone,” said Mike Snell, vice president sales, in a press release. “The dealers have a factory-sponsored promotion to assist with moving older model years out... Read more

Smaller Van Platform Gaining Strength in U.S.

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2014 Ford Transit Connect With the recent debut of the new Ram ProMaster, much of the focus in the van market has been on the full-size models and their studio apartment-sized cargo areas. But, according to a report by Truck Trend, not all businesses have the need for that much cargo capacity. Many have needs that are greater than the typical small or midsize SUV, but not as big as a full-size van. Fortunately, there are several on the market that meet those hauling needs. The standard-bearer for... Read more

Al’s Liner Professional Series DIY Window Tint Kits

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Al's Liner DIY Window Tint No Previous Installation Experience Needed to Obtain Excellent Results Al’s Liner now offers professional grade automotive tint in a DIY Window Film Kit. No previous installation experience is necessary to obtain excellent results. Tint kits are available for side windows, and rear windows. Al’s is a true black film, not blue, and is available in three tint shades. Al’s DIY Window Tint is made in the USA with high quality dye and Weather Resistant Polyesters... Read more

Funding Woes Keep Four Texas Parks Closed

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Four Texas park areas that cover nearly 48,000 acres of forests, canyons and beaches remain closed because park officials don’t have the money to open them. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department hasn’t gotten money from the Legislature to develop new parks for a decade, the Houston Chronicle reported. That frustrates parks advocates, who point to tracts of land that the state owns but hasn’t developed for visitors. Those tracts include Davis Hill State Park, a 1,700-acre plot east of downtown... Read more

Precision Painting Adds Shop, Hiring Workers

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Responding to rising demand, Bremen, Ind.-based Precision Painting Inc. is launching a new paint shop in Elkhart and plans to add up to 100 skilled workers at the facility. According to partner Todd Hunt, the new company will be called Millennium with hiring set to begin in April. In 2011, Precision purchased Carrera Custom Painting Inc., also located in Elkhart. The firm, established in 1995, provides high-end production painting for the RV OEM sector. “Right now we’re running... Read more

‘Truck U’ Series to Showcase Lippert Products

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Goshen, Ind.-based supplier Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) will have two of its products for recreational vehicles featured on the Speed Channel’s popular “Truck U” program in March and April, according to a press release. A how-to show dedicated to all things related to trucks, 4x4s and SUVs, “Truck U” follows monster-truck expert Matt Steele and master mechanic Bruno Massel as they tackle hands-on projects crucial to serious off-roading and truck performance. LCI’s... Read more

VIDEO 2: CampLite Trailer Line from Livin’ Lite

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Today’s video comes from Wakarusa, Ind.-based Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles LLC showing the features and benefits of the company’s all aluminum-and-composite CampLite travel trailer line.  Read More →

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