Portable RV Deck Rolling Out at Louisville Show

November 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

RV Deck Artisan Series Decked Out RV Products Inc. announced the launch of its low-profile, lightweight, portable decks designed specifically for RV owners. According to a press release, the RV Deck offers the convenience of a deck that can be used anywhere RVers call home – an option not previously available to RVers on the move. The company will be showing product in Booth No. 215A in the North Wing Lobby Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center as part of the Dec. 3-5 51st Annual National RV... Read more

2015 Monaco Dynasty Set to Launch in Louisville

November 29, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Monaco President Mike Snell Editor’s Note: To view a video on Monaco’s ‘Return To Power’ click here or scroll down the right side of the home page. Six months after acquiring the Monaco and Holiday Rambler motorhome lines from Navistar International Corp., Allied Specialty Vehicles Inc.’s (ASV) motorized RV operations — now doing business as the Allied Recreation Group (ARG) instead of Fleetwood RV Inc. — is preparing to roll out its first motorhome... Read more

Shipments Confirm Industry’s Robust Pace in ’13

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The numbers remain strong – very strong. The South Bend (Ind.) Tribune reported that October marks the 20th straight month RV shipments were greater than the same month the previous year. And October did not just barely beat the numbers. According to the Reston, Va.-based Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), RV shipments to retailers were up 29.3% over September and up 16.6% compared with October 2012. It was no surprise to Bob Martin, president and CEO of Thor Industries Inc., which... Read more

Supplier Truma Corp. Setting Up Shop in Elkhart

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Truma Corp., one of the leading recreational vehicle suppliers in the European market, is in the beginning stages of making a move into America. And not too surprisingly, the Germany-based company is setting up shop in Elkhart, Ind., with both an office and a warehouse. As reported by the South Bend Tribune, more than 80% of all RVs are made in the Elkhart County area. Truma Corp. entered the market in August and added office space in November. So far, it has three employees at its office and three... Read more

Roadtrek Displaying Class B Lineup in Louisville

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Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. continues to rank as the No. 1 Class B sales leader, owning a 37.6% market share through September as compiled by Statistical Surveys Inc. According to a press release, Roadtrek is looking to maintain that momentum with three new product introductions in 2013 with more planned next year. “We’ve had a great year throughout 2013; we celebrated our 40th anniversary with strong retail sales and innovative new product introductions,” said... Read more

Grand Design’s Solitude Fiver Earns ‘DSI Award’

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Grand Design RV announced that it will receive the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) “Quality Circle Award” as part of the 51st National RV Trade Show running Dec. 3-5 in Louisville, Ky. “We are both honored and thrilled to be receiving this award,” Don Clark, Grand Design president and co-owner, said in a press release. “This very special award is a derivative from a (DSI) survey by our dealers. It’s like the ‘People’s Choice’ award of... Read more

Winnebago Debuts Destination Fiver in Louisville

November 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Destination rear cap Winnebago Industries Inc. announced the introduction of its first full-size luxury fifth-wheel, the Destination, to be unveiled at the Dec. 3-5 51st annual National RV Trade show in Louisville Ky. According to a press release, Destination combines motorhome styling and residential interiors. “The new Destination truly lives up to the iconic Winnebago name,” said Winnebago Towables President Johnny Hernandez. “I am very proud of our team and the results of their efforts... Read more

UVS Adding ‘Business-to-Business Service Map’

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  UVS Junction LLC announced that clients now have access to a business-to-business service map. According to a press release, the company currently services over 270 RV dealers across the country. “The power of our strong client base is reflected in these internal tools and it makes sense to network our clients with this level of connectivity,” said Director Angie Cellucci. “The map allows our clients to search all 270-plus locations by keywords or manufacturer and... Read more

‘Mean Joe’ Greene to Appear at Dometic’s Booth

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"Mean Joe" Greene at his Hall of Fame induction ceremony One of the most well-known and game-changing defensive linemen in the history of professional football will be at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) 51st National RV Trade Show annual show in Louisville Ky. According to a press release, Charles “Mean Joe” Greene, NFL Hall of Fame member and career player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will appear at Dometic’s booth in concert with the introduction of D-Line, the... Read more

OEMs Report Savings, Efficiency from Seal-Tite

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The newly developed automated Seal-Tite Sealing System for RV windows, doors and moldings from Seal Design, a Dicor Corp. affiliate, has performed well on RV production lines, reports General Manager Greg Kelly. According to a press release, the Seal-Tite Sealing System uses an automatic hand-assist sealing platform that lays down a consistent, pre-programmed bead size for sealing windows, baggage and entrance doors, storage hatches, exterior outlets and other exterior accessory components.... Read more

KOA Names Va. Facility as Campground of Year

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(L-R) KOA President Pat Hittmeier, Fredericksburg, Va., KOA owners Ron and Susan Hart, and KOA CEO Jim Rogers gather on the stage in Austin, Texas. Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) named the Fredericksburg/Washington D.C. South, Va. KOA as Campground of the Year during last week’s international convention in Austin, Texas. The campground, owned and operated by Susan and Ron Hart, has been part of the 486-campground KOA system since 1976, when Susan’s father purchased and developed the property. “The... Read more

Forest River XLR Partners With ‘Bone Collector’

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Members of the "Bone Collector" team Forest River Inc.’s XLR division announced its partnership with Michael Waddell, Travis “T-Bone” Turner and Nick Mundt – members of the Outdoor Channel’s “Bone Collector” team. According to a press release, the team will travel with an XLR Hyper Lite 29HFS travel trailer toy hauler while filming its top-rated television show and during attendance at “Bone Collector” tour events throughout the country on a regular basis. The... Read more

RVIA: October’s Shipments Best in 8-Plus Years

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RV shipments to retailers raced ahead in October this year, climbing 29.3% ahead of the previous month and 16.6% greater than the same month last year. On a seasonally adjusted basis, October shipments were at an annualized rate near 380,000 units. Double-digit gains were reported in all but one vehicle category allowing totals to reach levels not seen in more than eight years. Year to date, total shipments have now reached 277,703 units through October, 12.8% ahead of the same 10-month period last... Read more

2014 ViewFinder Signature Offers Key Upgrades

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ViewFinder Signature by Cruiser RV Howe, Ind.-based Cruiser RV has upgraded its lightweight ViewFinder Signature travel trailer lineup, creating value with standard features normally reserved for higher-end products. According to a press release, the new ViewFinder Signature is equipped with a metallic painted front cap, high-gloss Sterling fiberglass sidewalls, slam-latch baggage doors, LED exterior lighting, solid-surface countertops with under-mount sink and hand-glazed raised panel cabinetry.... Read more

AmeriGO RV Club Seals New Strategic Alliances

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AmeriGO RV Club, set to launch as a “premier member-driven club for RV enthusiasts,” announced new strategic alliances that provide an even greater range of benefits, resources and discounts. According to a press release, AmeriGO’s new partners will offer “value-added perks” in a broad cross-section of RV-related sectors, including insurance, extended warranties and road care plans, along with options for selling and shopping new and preowned RVs. RV enthusiasts will also be able... Read more

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