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RVIA Outlines Louisville Show Registration Info

October 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reports that pre-registration for the National RV Trade Show is going strong, and hotels in Louisville, Ky., are experiencing strong demand for accommodations. With the show fast approaching, RVIA is reminding industry members about important preregistration, registration and badge pickup information, according to a report in RVIA Today. Show attendees have until Nov. 8 to submit requests for show credentials and have the badges mailed to them.... Read more

VIDEO 2: 10th Edition of Montana Owners Rally

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Today’s video, courtesy of Keystone RV Co., offers a look at the 10th Anniversary Montana Owners Club Rally recently held in Goshen, Ind. The rally set new records with the most rigs in attendance (120) and highest number of first-time attendees (40 couples). To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home screen.  Read More →

Lemonis, The Profit Greenlit for Second Season

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Marcus Lemonis CNBC has greenlit a second season of the original reality series, “The Profit,” ordering eight new episodes. The popular entrepreneurial series features Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC, who saves struggling businesses while investing his own cash in the process. Broadway World reported that season two of “The Profit” premieres Jan. 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. “The Profit is deeply rooted in entrepreneurship,... Read more

RVDA: Bipartisan Group Wants Info from CFPB

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Editor’s Note: The following is a letter sent to Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) members concerning action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on dealer-assisted financing. Twenty-two U.S. Senators — 11 Republicans and 11 Democrats — are asking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for greater transparency to justify its effort to eliminate motor vehicle dealers’ ability to discount a customer’s loan interest rate. This is a potentially significant... Read more

KVH Reports Lower 3Q Profits on Higher Sales

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KVH Industries Inc. today (oct. 31) company reported lower income on an increase in revenue for the company’s third quarter, ended Sept. 30. The global based company provides high-speed Internet, television, and voice services via satellite, including mobile satellite TV systems to the RV industry. Sales during the third quarter totaled $40.2 million while net income was $1.4 million, or 9 cents per diluted share. That compared to net income of $1.7 million, or 12 cents per diluted... Read more

VIDEO 1: Phantom Super C Diesel From Nexus

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Today’s video comes from Elkhart, Ind.-based Nexus RV offering a walk-through of the company’s 2014 Phantom 32SC Super C Diesel Motorhome, built on  the International Navistar Terra Star chassis. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

5 Millionth A/C Owner Awarded by RV Products

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RV Products announced that the winner of the 5 millionth A/C unit is Kyle Spilker of DeWitt, Neb. The golden shrouded unit was purchased at Apache Camper Center in Lincoln, Neb. Spilker received a Coleman-Mach Mach 8 15,000 Btu air conditioner that was installed on his fifth-wheel trailer, two MaxxFan Deluxe ventilation fans and one MaxxAir II vent cover with free installation, and a $500 gift certificate for Apache Camper Center. Spilker also received an all-expense paid trip to visit the... Read more

Trail Runner Garners First DSI; Expands Lineup

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Responding to strong dealer orders during September’s Elkhart County RV Open House, Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC is expanding its popular Trail Runner travel trailer line with the introduction of a tri-colored laminated sidewall option. The move comes on the heels of Trail Runner’s inclusion among several Heartland brands as recipients of the distinguished Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA). The honor is the first for Trail Runner and recognizes... Read more

Genesis Hiring McCormick to Expand Business

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Genesis Products Inc. announced that Braden McCormick has joined the management team to expand the company’s offerings in the RV industry and continue its diversification into other industries. According to a press release, he brings a wealth of experience within the RV industry, having spent the last 11 years at United Shade where he was instrumental in accelerating the growth of the company. Braden assumes the role of vice president of business development and will partner with President... Read more

PCW Grows Operations; Moving to New Facility

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Pacific Coachworks Inc. (PCW) announced plans to expand its RV manufacturing operations and corporate office to a new location and larger facility. “Having purchased the company three years ago, we are pleased with the success we have had in making our mark in the RV industry with our high-quality toy haulers, fifth-wheels and travel trailers. The demand for our products continues to grow and, as such, we have outgrown our facility,” said Brett Bashaw, president and CEO of Riverside, Calif.-based... Read more

Fed Maintaining Stimulus as U.S. Growth Slows

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The Federal Reserve extended its support for a slowing U.S. economy on Wednesday (Oct. 30), sounding a bit less optimistic about growth and saying it will keep buying $85 billion in bonds per month for the time being. In announcing the widely expected decision, Fed officials nodded to weaker economic prospects due in part to a fiscal fight in Washington that shuttered much of the government for 16 days earlier this month. The Fed indicated the recovery in housing had lost some steam, while noting... Read more

ARI Sales Up; Incurs Loss on Acquisition Costs

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  ARI Network Services Inc. said Tuesday (Oct. 29) it posted a fiscal fourth-quarter loss as it continued to integrate two acquisitions from the past year while revenue increased 44%. The Milwaukee Business Journal reported that the software company, which serves equipment manufacturers and dealers, said it lost $298,000, or 2 cents per share, in the quarter ended July 31, compared with a profit of $512,000, or 6 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue increased to $8.5 million... Read more

Dicor’s Fore ‘Wins’ in Charitable Kilt Campaign

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(L-R) Tina Sharkey (campaign manager), Gregg Fore, Becci Zook (campaign manager), Larry Lebryk (campaign manager), and Nancy Fore. When Dicor Corp. President Gregg Fore gets involved in something, it’s never halfway. And so it was that Fore, an RV industry supplier and immediate past chairman of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), dove head first this summer and fall into a unique “Men in Kilts” charity fund drive on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana. The... Read more

Thor Motor Coach Garners Quality Circle Award

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Thor Motor Coach has been awarded the Quality Circle DSI Award by the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA). According to a press release, the award will be presented on Dec. 2 during the RVDA Dealer Reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel the evening before the opening of the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. “Without our valued dealers and retail customers, we cannot succeed,” said Dana Simon, vice president of sales at Thor Motor Coach.  “Continued effectiveness of programs... Read more

‘Canada Night’ to Honor Walter Paseska Winner

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Camping Canada’s RV Lifestyle Magazine and Dealer News will present the 2013 Walter Paseska Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award during this year’s Canada Night on Dec. 2 at the Galt House Hotel as part of the upcoming Louisville Show. This year’s nominees include: Ian Moore of Big Boy’s Toys, Kyle Redmond of Bucars RV Centre, Terry Rumpel of Glenwood RV Centre and Herb Cowen of Pike Lake Golf Centre. According to a press release, all have demonstrated tremendous dedication and leadership... Read more

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