Former Forest River Inc. Worker is Sentenced

May 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A former Forest River Inc. employee found guilty of stealing from the company was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday, May 29, according to the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office. The Elkhart Truth reported that Kristian Horn was given the maximum sentence allowed for a class D felony conviction in Elkhart Superior Court 5. Horn was also ordered to pay restitution to the RV company. Horn was a former purchasing agent for Forest River. Horn fraudulently ordered thousands of pieces... Read more

McClain’s Debuts New Outlet; KOA Adds Site

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The Sanger/Denton North Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Campground and McClain’s Longhorn RV in Sanger, Texas, held a formal grand opening May 17, according to a written announcement from KOA. There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony with officials from the City of Sanger and various chamber of commerce members in attendance. The location, owned by McClain’s RV SuperStores, had been operated as McClain’s Campsite before the opening of the new dealership — McClain’s fifth outlet... Read more

Pa. Gov. Faces Fight on Drilling in State Parks

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A former secretary and deputy secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) testified in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Wednesday (May 28) that more state natural lands should not be opened for gas extraction without further study of the impacts of the drilling already underway. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that James Grace, former deputy secretary for parks and forests, and John Quigley, former secretary of DCNR, both in the Rendell administration, spoke as... Read more

Gaeddert: RV Industry Still Evolving, Improving

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  Doug Gaeddert Editor’s Note: The following is a column by Doug Gaeddert, Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) chairman and a general manager for Forest River Inc. The article appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of RVIA Today. Before starting to write this column, I took a quick look back to last year’s. This time a year ago, the topics were industry growth, transportation delays, and the upcoming RVIA Committee Week in Washington D.C. I was halfway tempted to simply adjust the... Read more

Gero Replacing Abrams as Drew’s Chairman

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Drew Industries Inc. today (May 28) announced that James F. Gero, a member of the company’s board since 1992, was appointed chairman. He replaces Leigh J. Abrams, who held that position since May 2008. Abrams, a member of Drew’s board since 1984, will continue to serve as a director on Drew’s board, and has been given the honorary title of chairman emeritus. “In the 22 years Jim has been a director of Drew, he has played a significant role in helping guide Drew from a... Read more

KVH Rolls Out New ‘TracVision RV1′ Antenna

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KVH Industries Inc. has introduced the TracVision RV1, a powerful and compact stabilized antenna that provides satellite TV reception in RVs and other vehicles. According to a press release, the new system is designed for simple, trouble-free operation. Measuring 12 1/2 inches, TracVision RV1 enables reception of satellite TV from moving vehicles by using a motorized antenna to constantly track orbiting satellites. This tracking ability is coupled with fast acquisition capability to facilitate... Read more

RV Warranty Forever Dealers Seeing Results

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RV Warranty Forever (NWAN), which  launched in October, 2013, reported that dealers were seeing results since affiliating with the program. “People do come in and say they came to us because of the RV Warranty Forever,” stated Steve Plemmons, president of North Carolina-based Bill Plemmons RV World, in a press release. “Recently, we had a customer drive to North Carolina from New Jersey to look at a $60,000 Winnebago Destination towable solely because of RV Warranty Forever.” Plemmons... Read more

‘The RV Guys’ Selling Alfa Gold, Tesla Brands

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Alfa Gold fifth-wheel The RV Guys, Valley View, Texas, has expanded its offerings with the Alfa Gold fifth-wheel by Lifestyle Luxury RV and EverGreen RV LLC’s Tesla toy hauler. Lifestyle is a subsidiary of Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen. According to a press release, The RV Guys specialize in travel trailer and fifth-wheel sales. “We’re excited to see what the upcoming RV season brings,” said The RV Guys owner Guy Dankel. “Lifestyle is a brand that has proven... Read more

PRVCA RV Plumbing Course Opens June 16

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The RV Plumbing System course, hosted by Northampton Community College in conjunction with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), begins June 16 and runs through July 20. According to a press release, the program allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction. In this course, the third of the major RV systems, the students get to identify and appreciate all types of plumbing systems associated with... Read more

LCI Launches myLCI Trailer Information App

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Elkhart, Ind.-based Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) today (May 29) announced the launch of myLCI, an RV and trailer product information database application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The company said in a written release that the app provides users with comprehensive product information, photos and videos, as well as customer support material including manuals, components lists and Lippert Informational Sheets. “The myLCI application will allow employees, dealers, distributors and consumers... Read more

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