Roadtrek Launches New Ebony Interior Design

May 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Roadtrek’s new ebony cabinetry in the SS Agile Ranger Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc., the No. 1 selling class B motorhome manufacturer in North America, has introduced new interior cabinetry in a bold ebony vinyl finish. According to a press release, the dark matte finished oak cabinetry is accented with real granite countertops, black and gray leather seating, and stainless steel and brushed nickel highlights for a sophisticated, stylish look. “We are really excited to... Read more

Postle Aluminum Adds 7-Inch Extrusion Press

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Postle Aluminum announced that it has started up and commissioned a new seven-inch extrusion press and vertical wet coat paint line at their Cassopolis, Mich., extrusion facility. According to a press release, the new press and paint line are state-of-the-art equipment and will keep the extrusion facility up-to-date with the latest technology to support its customers. The additional equipment will also help with capacity as the RV industry returns to its prerecession levels. “Postle Aluminum... Read more

Drew Posts 13% Gain in 1st Quarter Revenues

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Elkhart, Ind.-based Drew Industries Inc., a leading supplier of components for recreational vehicles and manufactured homes, today (May 1) reported that profits nearly doubled in its first quarter, boosted by a 13% increase in sales driven by strong performance in its RV segment. First-quarter net income totaled $16.2 million, or 67 cents per diluted share, compared to net income of $8.4 million, or 36 cents per diluted share, the previous year. Net income for the 2013 first quarter was net of an... Read more

Hall Continues to See Solid Financial Progress

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RV/MH Hall of Fame During the past nine months, the RV/MH Heritage Foundation continued to post strong financial accomplishments, according to Darryl Searer, Hall president. “From August 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014, the Foundation has made significant improvements in its financial obligations and has made some major changes in its display area, gift shop and exhibitor booth area,” Searer said in a press release. Referring to the foundation’s debt, Searer reported that “We... Read more

Keystone RV Offers Samsung Fridge in Sprinter

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Sprinter with Samsung residential refrigerator Keystone RV Co.’s Sprinter line is now offering Samsung refrigerators in all rear-kitchen floorplans. According to Keystone, Sprinter is one of the lowest priced travel trailer and fifth-wheel lines with the residential refrigerator package. Sprinter product manager Josh Miller says that the Samsung refrigerator upgrade fits the Sprinter mission to “make camping easy.” “We hear from many campers who desire the added capacity of a... Read more

MBA Insurance is RVDA Confab Bronze Partner

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that MBA Insurance is a Bronze Partner for the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10 - 14, at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. “Without the support of our partners, we could not provide the high quality program of events and educational offerings for dealership staff,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman John McCluskey... Read more

Canadian RV, Camping Groups Lobby for Needs

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Representatives from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) are on Parliament Hill today (May 1) to urge the federal government to address critical infrastructure needs for the industry. According to a news release, RVing and camping continue to play vital roles in Canada’s tourism sector. There is a crucial need for this to be recognized by the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) as a viable growth area for tourism in Canada. “The... Read more

Airstream Legacy Part of ‘Truck Trend Legends’

May 1, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following article on Airstream Inc.’s history of innovation appears in Truck Trend’s online magazine profiling “Truck Trend Legends.”  There are so many quintessentially American aspects of the Airstream story: cutting-edge designs, visionary marketing, plain hard work, breathtaking scenery, and the romance of the road being just a few. It all started with a set of instructions called “How to Build a Trailer for One Hundred Dollars.” Wallace... Read more

RVIA Town Hall Meeting to Address Hot Topics

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) will host a Town Hall Meeting that will focus on several timely topics immediately following the RV Industry Power Breakfast on May 8 at the Northern Indiana Event Center at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind. The RVIA session is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. in Ingram Hall and will feature the following presentations: • “RV Driver Transport Update” — Jay Landers, RVIA’s senior director of government affairs, and Maryellen... Read more

VIDEO 1: ROTV Travels to Ore.-Based Chalet RV

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This week’s “Rollin’ On TV” segment offers a profile on Chalet RV in Albany Ore., a builder of hard-sided folding camping trailers, lightweight travel trailers and truck campers. ROTV visits with the new owners, Don and Pat Rose, and finds out what drew them into buying the company and what changes they have planned for the immediate future and long term. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the home page.  Read More →

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