California Firms Pay $3.5M For RV Imports Suit

August 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Two California consulting firms have agreed to pay more than $3.5 million to settle allegations they falsely certified that more than 24,000 recreational vehicles imported from China met emissions standards under U.S. law, said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the Associated Press, the EPA and the state of California filed separate lawsuits in federal court in 2011 against MotorScience Inc., MotorScience Enterprise Inc. and the firms’ owner, Chi Zheng. The state... Read more

VIDEO 1: Forest River is Poised for Open House

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This week’s “RV Capital Talk” segment features an interview with four key executive at Forest River Inc. discussing sales and the upcoming Elkhart County RV Open House.  To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.  Read More →

Dyson Vacuums Grow Presence in RV Industry

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Technology will continue to be the driving force for Dyson in the months ahead as “the movement towards cordless becomes more apparent as the way of the future,” according to a press release. “We view it much like the advent of cell phones — some a little cautious, others concerned about price, but many realizing there is no turning back and there are just too many advantages,” said G3 Solutions owner Jerry Eakle. “It is Dyson’s focus and their digital motor that... Read more

Europe’s Newest RVs on Display at Dusseldorf

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Some 120 caravan and motorhome brands will be on display at this year's show. With 570 international exhibitors representing 120 caravan and mobile home brands, showcasing a total of approximately 1,800 recreational vehicles in all price ranges, this year’s Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, Germany, is looking likely to deliver on its hyperbolic billing as “The No. 1 Trade Fair for Motorhomes and Caravans,” reports Caravan Times, a leading RV magazine published in the United Kingdom The... Read more

Forks RV Partnering with Teton Club Members

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Forks RV Inc. of Shipshewana, Ind., has announced its affiliation with Teton Club International (TCI). As part of the current growth that Forks RV is experiencing in the market with its Continental Coach brand of custom made premium luxury fifth-wheels, Forks RV is now the official exclusive OEM affiliated with TCI, according to a news release. This is exciting news to Jay Troyer, director of sales and marketing for Forks RV Inc. “It is an honor that our high-quality fifth-wheels have been... Read more

Country Coach Friends Raise $6K for Agencies

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Country Coach Friends Inc. (CCFI), an international chapter of Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), recently raised $6,095 to benefit to Oregon-based charities who serve those in need. Junction City Local Aid, Junction City, and God’s Storehouse, Harrisburg, were the beneficiaries of the charitable giving of 100 attendees at the 3rd annual CCFI Friendship Rally in Albany, Ore., Aug. 21-25 at Linn County Fair & Expo Center, according to a news release. The designated charities, Junction City... Read more

Northwood Mfg. Launches Redesigned Website

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Northwood Manufacturing Inc. announced the launch of its newly revamped website today (Aug. 30). According to a news release, the site sports a clean, modern look with enhanced visuals and navigational tools. The site’s content includes larger scale photographs and floorplans, highly detailed feature lists, multi-platform navigation and updated video content. Given that Northwood garners one of the industry’s most satisfied and loyal customer bases, the site remains committed to focusing... Read more

RVDA Convention Resources Handy for Dealers

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To allow dealers to get the most out of the event, the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) has put together useful resources for those planning to attend the 2013 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo to be held Sept. 30- Oct. 4, in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. The advance registration deadline is today (Aug. 30), according to a news release. Between the free mobile app  for the convention, the RVDA website, and the September issue of RV Executive Today, dealers... Read more

Cequent Angler Earns 2014 Bassmaster Honors

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Cequent Performance Products (CPP) announced that its elite bass angler, Brent Chapman, has qualified for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic Tournament. Chapman finished his regular season in 19th place in the point-standing which qualifies him to compete at the prestigious Classic Tournament. The Bassmaster Classic will take place on Lake Guntersville in Birmingham, Ala. The official tournament dates are Feb. 21-23. Chapman is sponsored through the Fulton F2 product line of marine winches, jacks and couplers. “Being... Read more

ASA Electronics Touts Sept. 17-19 Open House

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ASA Electronics will be hosting an open house each day during the 6th Annual RV Open House week from Sept. 17-19 at its facility in Elkhart, Ind. RV industry professionals, including manufacturers and dealers are invited to visit ASA’s corporate headquarters to learn more about how ASA’s JENSEN, Voyager and Advent brands serve the industry, according to a news release. The ASA Electronics facility is conveniently situated between the two major open house anchors just south of County Road 6 on... Read more

Weekend Warrior at Giant RV’s Calif. Locations

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Weekend Warrior toy haulers, the largest volume toy hauler ever built in the U.S., will be on display again at Giant RV locations in Montclair, Colton, Corona and Murrieta in California. Weekend Warrior has had the reputation of being the dominant leader in regards to product innovation and has been regarded as the Harley-Davidson of the toy hauler business, according to a news release. RV Warrior LLC, based out of Elkhart, Ind., is in production and will build luxury toy hauler travel trailers,... Read more

RVIA & HGTV Partners for ’14 RV Product Show

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is now working with producers of HGTV’s annual RV special, which has premiered on New Year’s Day for the past 13 years, for the 2014 edition of the program, which has been the cable networks highest rated special for the past several years. According to the RVIA, filming will take place at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., show in early September. RV manufacturers are being asked to forward information about new models, features, innovations... Read more

Ten Indicted on Midwest Vehicle Fraud Scheme

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Ten people have been charged in a Midwestern vehicle financing fraud scheme, according to federal prosecutors. A former suburban Chicago motorcycle and RV dealer and his accountant were indicted Wednesday (Aug. 28) on charges that they bilked about 20 lenders out of more than $56 million, the Chicago Daily Herald reported. Prosecutors said Russell S. Ott, 50, of Oswego, who once had ownership interests in motorcycle and RV dealerships in Libertyville, fraudulently obtained more than $31.3 million... Read more

VIDEO 1: Watch Go RVing’s Latest ‘Tailgate’ Ad

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Today’s video is a sneak preview of the Go RVing Coalition ad that debuts this weekend. Go RVing’s new “AWAY” ad featuring a tailgating theme will debut this weekend and continue to air throughout the fall in conjunction with college football ad buys with ESPN and CBS Sports.  Read More →

Go RVing ‘Away’ Tailgating Ad Debuts Saturday

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Go RVing "Away" ad focuses on tailgating Go RVing’s new “AWAY” ad featuring a tailgating theme will debut this weekend and continue to air throughout the fall in conjunction with college football ad buys with ESPN and CBS Sports. Titled “Victory,” the new 30-second ad showcases how RVs are the perfect tailgate vehicle by featuring families gathered at a girls’ soccer game where they are grilling, relaxing in and around the RVs, and enjoying each other’s company. The voiceover,... Read more

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