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SumoSprings Offer Comfort in Class C Coaches

April 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

SumoSprings for Class C’s SuperSprings International has created new SumoSprings applications specifically designed for Class C motorhomes. According to a press release, the “airless airbags” can be mounted to the front and rear suspensions of the Ford E-Series Cutaway, a popular platform for recreational vehicles. “Motorhomes are always loaded, unlike pickup trucks or passenger vans that may only require extra support on certain occasions,” says Mike Visser, president of SuperSprings... Read more

Alberta Dealer Convicted in Fraudulent Scheme

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An 11-person jury convicted a former Millet, Alberta RV dealer guilty of 31 counts of fraud over $5,000 under Section 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code on April 26, 2014. According to a press release, the jury found Arnold Donszelmann guilty of defrauding 36 consumers. The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) laid the charges that led to Donszelmann’s conviction in 2012. “AMVIC as the regulator for the RV industry is pleased to see a guilty verdict in what has been a long investigation... Read more

Thor to Present at Baird ‘2014 Stock Conference’

April 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Industries Inc. announced that Bob Martin, president and CEO, and Director of Investor Relations Jeff Tryka will present at Baird’s 2014 Growth Stock Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago on May 6. The management presentation, which will include information on Thor’s operations, is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Central Time, and will be available via live webcast at the company’s website, www.thorindustries.com . To access the conference click on “Investors,”... Read more

SumoSprings Offer Comfort in Class C Coaches

April 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

SumoSprings for Class C’s SuperSprings International has created new SumoSprings applications specifically designed for Class C motorhomes. According to a press release, the “airless airbags” can be mounted to the front and rear suspensions of the Ford E-Series Cutaway, a popular platform for recreational vehicles. “Motorhomes are always loaded, unlike pickup trucks or passenger vans that may only require extra support on certain occasions,” says Mike Visser, president of SuperSprings... Read more

Mayflower RV Picks Up the Pieces after Tornado

April 29, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Mayflower RV owner John Ward surveys the damage from Sunday’s tornado (AP photo) Editor’s Note: The following was reported by freelancer Rick Kessler, exclusive to RVBUSINESS.com. Owner John Ward and employees of Mayflower RV/Auto have begun the long process of picking up the pieces after a tornado completely destroyed their Arkansas dealership Sunday night (April 27). In the wake of the storm, employees at the dealership’s two other locations in Sherwood and Van Buren Townships have been... Read more

RVDA Soliciting Workshop Proposals for Confab

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Convention/Expo Committee is soliciting proposals for education workshops for the 2014 convention, which will offer more than 50 opportunities for speakers to present  before the top RV retailers in North America. According to a report in RV Executive Today Online, this year’s event, which takes place Nov. 10-14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip, is  themed “Passport to Excellence: Education & Training.” RVDA noted, “First-time... Read more

TRVA Will Mark 40th Anniversary At Convention

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The Texas Recreational Vehicle Association (TRVA) will be marking its 40th anniversary during this year’s convention, slated to run Aug. 15-18 at the the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. TRVA reported in a press release that the gathering, featuring a “Keep on RV’in” theme, will include several noteworthy speakers, including Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) President Phil Ingrassia, James Ashurst, vice president of advertising and public relations... Read more

Minn.-Based Hilltop Buying ‘Lewie’s RV Center’

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Brainerd, Minn.-based Lewie’s RV Center is expected to finalize a sale to Hilltop Trailer Sales at the end of April with new ownership in place on May 1. The Brainerd Daily Dispatch reported that Hilltop, a family owned business since 1951, currently has Minnesota locations in Fridley and Rochester. Teresa Giese, who owns Lewie’s RV with her sister Andria Rivers, said they didn’t have a next generation with an interest in the business. Giese will stay on as a sales person but said she was... Read more

Newmar Names ’13 Customer Service Standouts

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Nappanee, Ind.-based Newmar Corp. announced the list of dealers being recognized for providing excellent customer service over the past year. The Class A motorhome builder reported in a press release that the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award is presented to dealers who scored in a pre-determined percentile based on results from customer surveys. Fourteen Newmar dealers earned this coveted award by providing excellent customer service to Newmar customers receiving warranty work. The 2013 award... Read more

EverGreen Appoints Swank Bay Hill, Tesla RSM

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Chad Swank EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that Chad Swank will begin selling the Bay Hill and Tesla brands in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. According to a press release, Swank has worked in the RV industry for nearly five years and was most recently sales representative at Forest River Inc. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work for a company that is consistently growing,” said Swank. “Even with an expanding company... Read more

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