RVIA Promotes RV Lifestyle at ‘N.Y. Auto Show’

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Joann Muller of Forbes prepares to tour a motorhome with her photographer For the first time, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) participated in the media days at the New York Auto Show, held annually in New York City. RVIA used a 2015 Fleetwood Storm, provided to the association as its media loan vehicle this year, to host an array of reporters attending the auto show. In addition, Long Island RV dealer Jim McAlpin displayed two towable units – a small folding camping trailer and... Read more

Walorski Joins Power Breakfast’s Speaker Slate

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The 2nd Annual “RV Industry Power Breakfast” featuring a prestigious slate of local and national speakers is again scheduled to draw key elements of the U.S. RV industry and an array of area industry people and civic leaders on the morning of May 8 to the Northern Indiana Event Center and RV/MH Hall of Fame in the RV-building hub of Elkhart, Ind. And, with just a week to go before next Thursday’s breakfast, event coordinator B.J. Thompson of Elkhart-based BJ Thompson Associates has announced... Read more

Marathon Coach Marking 20 Years at World HQ

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Marathon Coach Inc. is currently marking the 20th anniversary of its custom-designed world headquarters in Coburg, Ore., which houses the company’s manufacturing, sales and service operations. According to a press release, the facility is built on 17.5 acres with approximately 160,000 square feet of production space. The company noted that the facility was designed to consolidate Marathon’s operations under one roof, and includes a specialized interior design studio, engineering hub,... Read more

Ally Commercial Finance To Join Ally Bank Unit

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Ally Commercial Finance, a unit of Ally Financial Inc. that provides senior secured commercial-lending products to primarily U.S.-based, middle-market companies, announced that effective May 1 it will be aligned under Ally Bank, the direct banking subsidiary of Ally Financial. In a press release the company said the move into Ally Bank “will provide a stable, competitive source of funds to support the continued success and growth of the business.” In conjunction with the move, the business... Read more

Protective Promotes Koster to Oversee RV Sales

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Protective Asset Protection announced the promotion of Bill Koster to vice president of sales – Specialty Products. According to a news release, Koster assumes responsibility for sales and distribution of the RV, marine and powersports lines of business. With Koster’s expanded responsibilities, Wendell Anderson has been promoted to the position of national sales manager – Specialty Products. The new role will entail sales leadership responsibilities for the RV, marine and powersports industries. “This... Read more

Controversial RV Park OKed; Still Faces Hurdles

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The Shediac, New Brunswick, council gave the go-ahead Monday night (April 28) to a controversial 708-site RV park in the popular tourist town. People packed the Shediac Town Hall for the vote. Many held signs opposing the move, saying “Conflict of Interest,” “Do the right thing” and “We’re taxpayers too,” CBC News reported. The RV park would become the largest business in the region. The New Brunswick park has more hurdles to clear before it is built. The... Read more

U.S. Consumer Confidence Edges Down in April

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U.S. consumer confidence fell in April over concerns about hiring and business conditions, even though many people foresee a strengthening economy in the months ahead. According to an Associated Press report, the Conference Board said Tuesday (April 29) that its confidence index dropped to 82.3 from a March reading of 83.9. Despite the decline, consumer sentiment for the past two months has been at its strongest levels since January 2008, when the Great Recession was just beginning. Concerns about... Read more

VIDEO 2: Heartland RV Debuting Prowler P29IKS

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Today’s video comes from Heartland RV introduces the Prowler P29IKS travel trailer featuring 80-inch ceiling height and 40-inch deep slideouts. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.  Read More →

White House Considers Tolls on Interstate Hwys.

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With pressure mounting to avert a transportation funding crisis this summer, the Obama administration Tuesday (April 29) opened the door for states to collect tolls on interstate highways to raise revenue for roadway repairs. The Washington Post reported that the proposal, contained in a four-year, $302 billion White House transportation bill, would reverse a long-standing federal prohibition on most interstate tolling. Though some older segments of the network — notably the Pennsylvania and New... Read more

Caravan Salon Adding Two Exhibit Halls for ’14

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Caravan Salon Düsseldorf 2014 is expanding with the addition of two exhibit halls. The show, set to run Aug. 30 through Sept. 7, will now encompass 11 halls in Germany’s Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre along with outside display areas. Organizers noted that a trade visitor day will precede the event on Aug. 29. The annual event will present a total of 580 exhibitors showing motorhomes and towable RVs in all price categories, basic vehicles, accessories, extension elements, tents, camp sites... Read more

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