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Skyline Touts Renewed RV Focus to Dealers

July 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Don Emahiser, president of Skyline RV Group (left) with Brad Whitehead, director of sales and marketing Pledging to eliminate what its executives termed “commodity-driven RV sales,” Skyline RV Group staged its first dealer meeting since before to the Great Recession for a group of about 80 retailers June 3-5 at the sprawling Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill., in the west Chicago suburbs. Skyline’s informal get-together — more akin to a product launch and private sale than a structured... Read more

RVB Unveils Complete List of 2014 ‘Top Debuts’

December 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Check out the upcoming issue of RVBusiness magazine for a complete rundown of “RVB Top 2014 RV Debuts,” a list of 20 new recreational vehicles that caught our staff members’ eyes at this year’s trade and retail shows — from Hershey through Louisville — as being among the most polished, inventive and attractive new towable and motorized RVs on the market. “We pared down the list this time around to only 20 units on the premise that a more exclusive ‘Top Debut’ selection would... Read more

Dicor, REM Present New Podium to RV/MH Hall

October 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

(L-R) Bob Miller, Jeff White, Darryl Searer, Tom DelVecchio and Gregg Fore with the new podium designed for the RV/MH Hall of Fame/Northern Indiana Event Center complex. During the RV Industry Power Breakfast, held May 9 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., one of the event’s emcees, Dicor Corp. President Gregg Fore, noted wryly that the facility’s podium wasn’t exactly up to par with the rest of the gorgeous home of the RV/MH museum and the Northern Indiana Event Center. And, he tossed... Read more

Ind. Gov. Attends Drew Industries HQ Opening

October 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ind. Gov. Mike Pence (left) with Drew Industries CEO Jason Lippert (right) and Jim McKee, president of the Goshen City Council. Calling it a “great company,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence visited the new headquarters of Drew Industries Inc. today (Oct. 2) to help celebrate the relocation of the RV industry’s largest supplier to Elkhart County. Drew, parent company of Lippert Components Inc. and Kinro Inc., recently completed its previously announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters... Read more

HR Coach Owners Rally at Elkhart Fairgrounds

May 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Holiday Rambler owners enjoy the 2013 Maintenance Session Nearly 300 Holiday Rambler diesel pusher motorhomes from across the country converged on the Elkhart Country Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind., this week for the 2013 Maintenance Session hosted by the Ramblin’ Pushers Chapter 419. “It’s not a rally, it’s a maintenance session — and there’s a big difference,” said Cris Bootle, the club’s maintenance session coordinator. “Rallies are more social, and although we do have a lot of... Read more

Spring Hall of Fame Show Sees Strong Traffic

April 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

By Sunday morning, Elkhart-based Total Value RV of Indiana reported five sales and “great traffic.” An early morning rain shower may have dampened the grounds Sunday (April 28) at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., but it apparently did little to stymie enthusiasm and turnout for the final day of the first-ever Spring Hall of Fame RV Show, hosted by the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council Inc. (IMHA-RVIC). “The show’s been going very well,”... Read more

Europe’s HYMER Set to Exhibit at Tampa Show

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

HYMER AG headquarters In what could amount to a game-changing development for the North American RV market, Europe’s largest RV builder, HYMER AG, plans to show several European-built coaches at the Florida RV Trade Association’s (FRVTA) 2013 Florida RV SuperShow, Jan. 15-20 in Tampa, as part of a long-range plan that could see the German conglomerate establishing a U.S. manufacturing base. HYMER’s first North American showing is slated to occur as the 2nd World RV Conference, hosted by the... Read more

Husky Puts on Editorial Program at R&D Facility

June 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Magazine editors and writers from across the country were invited to Husky’s ‘Towing Tech ’12’ program at the company’s R&D facility in Elkhart, Ind. Husky Towing Products, a division of Morgan Hill, Calif.-based COAST Distribution System Inc., hosted its first editorial conference Wednesday (June 13), bringing together magazine editors and writers from around the country to the company’s expansive R & D Center in Elkhart, Ind., for an intensive one-day workshop with Husky executives... Read more

Carefree Unveils New Lines at Elkhart Facility

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Carefree's new Premium Room Carefree of Colorado executives paid a visit to the company’s Elkhart, Ind., facility last week (May 14-17) to give OEM customers a ‘first glimpse’ of some new products and a jump-start on integrating them into the coming year’s motorhome and towable lines. Although Broomfield, Col.-based Carefree normally does this in August, well ahead of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Louisville Show in late November, this year’s showing was moved... Read more

Redwood RV Acquires Carriage Rights at Auction

February 22, 2012 by · 7 Comments 

All assets of Millersburg, Ind.-based Carriage Inc. were liquidated during the one-day auction. On a snowy Indiana morning that was clouded with the past, the future emerged bright as Syracuse, Ind.-based Redwood RV, a division of Thor Industries Inc., purchased the brand names, trademarks and intellectual property of venerable RV manufacturer Carriage Inc. Tuesday (Feb. 21) during a court-ordered liquidation of Carriage assets. Carriage, a luxury fifth-wheel manufacturer established in 1969, was... Read more

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