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Former Monaco Plant Houses Cargo Trailer Firm

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A Georgia-based firm has started making trailers in the former Monaco Coach Corp. plant in Coburg, Ore., and will hire more people as production ramps up, with a target of 50 employees by the end of the year. The Register-Guard reported that Carry-On Trailer Corp. in December purchased a 33,000-square-foot building in the Coburg North industrial park near the Interstate 5 and Pearl Street interchange. Carry-On paid $1.4 million for the property, according to a deed filed with Lane County. The firm,... Read more

Progressive Offers New Package for LED Lights

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LED lights have new packaging Marshall, Mich.-based Progressive Dynamics Inc. is offering new packaging for its LED ceiling lights. According to a press release, four LED models are available, the single lens PD771WWLED and PD791WWLED and double lens PD772WWLED and PD792WWLED. All four models feature large lenses and reflector design for excellent illumination and are made with heat-resistant, high impact polymer to minimize accidental damage. The lights are easy to install and feature a snap-out... Read more

Livin’ Lite Featured in FOX ‘Super Bowl’ Special

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Livin' Lite's Game Day Trailer decked out for Super Bowl Wakarusa, Ind.-based Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles reported that its Game Day Trailer will be featured as part of FOX News Channel’s “Ultimate Tailgate Experience.” According to a press release, Livin’ Lite’s trailer will be showcased during FOX Super Bowl Sunday coverage. The unit is going to be filmed live on location at FOX’s downtown Manhattan studio during its Sunday morning “Fox and Friends” show. One segment... Read more

Winegard Debuts Lightweight, Portable Antenna

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  Winegard Co. has introduced the Pathway X1 satellite HD TV antenna developed exclusively for DISH high definition and standard definition programming. According to a press release, the Pathway X1 portable satellite antenna is the smallest satellite antenna on the market today. It is 40% smaller than the popular Winegard Carryout, weighing just 10 pounds, and is also the only portable satellite antenna available that offers the ability to convert to a permanent roof mount antenna. Consumers... Read more

Winnebago Recognized as RVB Top Newsmaker

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Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. was named “Newsmaker of the Year” for 2013 by RVBusiness Magazine and RVBUSINESS.com. “We picked Winnebago as our 2013 Newsmaker of the Year over and above other companies that also benefitted from last year’s recovering marketplace because the Iowa-based RV builder has to a great extent reinvented itself as it strives to become more of sales-driven company versus a manufacturing-centric firm,” said Sherman... Read more

EverGreen’s Eco-Friendly Approach Finds Niche

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In 2008, a group of four Pilgrim International executives had been planning a new model that the recreational vehicle maker would market as more environmentally friendly. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, they would incorporate more man-made composite materials rather than the commonly used luan, a wood that comes from trees in the rain forests of Malaysia and Indonesia. Because the composite weighs less than wood, the vehicle would also get better gas mileage, reducing fuel emissions. But... Read more

Florida Merchants Lament Loss of FMCA’s Rally

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Brooksville, Fla., restaurant owner Mary Smith said there was always one thing she could count on when the dreary and colder days of winter set: The arrival of scores of RV owners. The Tampa Tribune reported that with the annual Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) RV rally only about 10 minutes away at the airport, handfuls of “regulars” would drive into town and patronize her Mykonos II  restaurant. Over 16 years, these people developed friendships with staff and other RVers and it... Read more

RVIA PR Team Creates ‘Media Buzz’ for Industry

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) public relations team has been working with show promoters and reporters to generate media coverage of local RV shows. According to a press release, efforts helped create media buzz about consumer shows with stories appearing in major media outlets around the country. Stories have focused on brisk sales and record-breaking attendance. With 56,953 attendees, the Florida RV SuperShow set a new attendance record. “All the negativity that haunted... Read more

Roadtrek Dealer Training Session Well Received

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Class B motorhome builder Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. recently hosted a three-day training event for select dealers at its production facility located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. According to a press release, Roadtrek’s three-day event offered a full schedule that included factory tours, walk-through and training for each model, and in-classroom style training covering many of the features and components found in each vehicle. The company hosted 30 participants from dealers located across... Read more

FMCA Set for Busy Rally Schedule in 2014, 2015

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FMCA will return to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis., in 2015 Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is making final preparations for its 89th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, set to take place March 17-20 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry. According to a press release, the RV-friendly facility is located just off Interstate 75, a prime north-south route for snowbird RVers. More than 2,500 motorhome families and some 6,000 to 8,000 people are expected... Read more

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