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Lazydays RV Partnering With ‘Florida State Fair’

January 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Visitors to this year’s Florida State Fair might be forgiven if they believe Lazydays RV just bought the whole property. As reported by the Tampa Tribune, the RV megadealership on Interstate 4 has just made a significant sponsorship deal with the agency managing the fairground to place the Lazydays brand name all over the property, all year long, and just in time for this year’s state fair, starting Thursday (Feb. 6). There will be Lazydays signs at the entrances facing U.S. 301 and Orient... Read more

RVIA’s Efforts Exempt RVs from New Jersey Bill

January 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) was successful in exempting RVs from a New Jersey bill titled the “Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act” that was patterned after similar legislation passed in Massachusetts last year. According to a press release, the bill, now moving through legislative process, requires motor vehicle manufacturers to provide motor vehicle owners and independent repair shops with access to the same repair information and tools given to automotive... Read more

RVIA Adds Speakers to Annual Meeting Agenda

January 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Todd Buchholz The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has added two speakers – a noted economist and an acclaimed futurist — to the RV Manufacturer/Supplier Forum, taking place the morning of March 6 at the association’s Annual Meeting, According to a press release, Todd Bucholz will discuss his thoughts on the economy and where it is headed in the first session of the morning. He is a former director of economic policy at the White House, a managing director of the $15 billion... Read more

Advanced RV Will Host First Open House in May

January 30, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Class B builder Advanced RV is hosting the 1st Annual Advanced Fest May 2-4 at its production facility in Willoughby, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. “We love the sense of community among motorhome enthusiasts. RVing is truly a lifestyle,” said Mike Neundorfer, founder and president of the certified Mercedes-Benz Class B upfitter, in a press release. Officially kicking off at 3 p.m. on Friday, Advanced Fest is a chance for motorhome enthusiasts to connect with others and learn about... Read more

NTP National Meeting Sees Bump in Attendance

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After record growth at its national meeting last year, NTP Distribution managed an even bigger event this year at “The Expo” – a new name for the Jan. 28-30 gathering held in a new venue and at a new time. “On the dealer side we’ve seen a 40% increase in people registered this year,” said Jane Donnelly, marketing director for NTP parent Keystone Automotive Operations Inc., inside the Sands Convention Center behind the Venetian Hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas. That’s even more... Read more

McHale to Serve as CalRVDA Executive Director

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Elected leaders of the California RV Dealers Association (CalRVDA) announced in a press release that Terry McHale of the advocacy and public relations firm Aaron Read & Associates will serve as the association’s executive director. CalRVDA is the membership association serving California RV dealers. CalRVDA President Ernie Friesen of All Seasons RV in Yuba City noted, “It’s time for CalRVDA to move in a new direction. I have very high respect for our board members and I look forward to... Read more

Byerly RV Center Giving $5K to Learning Center

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Byerly RV Center in Eureka, Mo., contributed $5,000 to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center this month, bringing the dealership’s total giving to $52,000. According to a press release, the donation fuels this year’s campaign to continue funding the critical education and training resources the Learning Center provides for dealers and its staff. “Russ Patton of Byerly RV Center is a strong proponent of education for our industry; not only making significant contributions to the Learning... Read more

Pa. Supreme Court Supports Park Model Usage

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied Dingman Township’s request for appeal regarding a provision in the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance after losing to Lake Adventure in the lower court earlier in 2013. According to a press release, the provision in question amended the definition of a recreational vehicle to one “that does not require a special highway moving permit when transported…” and “a vehicular unit, mounted on wheels, of such size or weight as not to require special... Read more

Connecticut State Parks ‘Not Protected Forever’

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If you think Connecticut’s roughly 270,000 acres of forests and parks are protected forever, you’re wrong. That’s according to a new report from Connecticut’s Council on Environmental Quality claiming state conservation lands aren’t always preserved forever. WNPR News reported that Eric Hammerling, who heads up the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association, said, “Certainly, there is an expectation from the public that if they live next to, or visit, a state park... Read more

Report: U.S. Registers Solid Growth During 4Q

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The U.S. registered solid economic growth in the final three months of last year, buoyed by rising exports and the biggest increase in consumer spending in three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday (Jan. 30). The Los Angeles Times reported that the economy’s 3.2% annualized growth rate in the fourth quarter was in line with analysts’ expectations and suggests that there was good momentum heading into this year. The pickup in personal spending was particularly encouraging as... Read more

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