Oil Glut, Devalued Loonie Impact Canadian Sales

September 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The root causes behind retreating Canadian RV sales are largely beyond the industry’s control as the effects of a declining dollar have been exacerbated by diving commodity prices – a market that touched off a significant boon for the economy with the exploration and subsequent mining of oil sands. Eleonore Hamm “It’s certainly the perfect storm of sorts,” said Eleonore Hamm, president of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada. “On top of that, Statistics Canada... Read more

Hershey Show Sets Attendance Record At 52,191

September 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Attendees have packed the expansive Giant Center for this week’s America’s Largest RV Show (Photo by Kirk Zutell) Benefiting from cloudless skies and continued strength in the RV marketplace, America’s Largest RV Show eclipsed last year’s attendance record as the host Pennsylvania RV & Camping Association (PRVCA) reported that 52,191 people passed through the gates during last week’s Public Days, running Wednesday (Sept.16) through Sunday at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. “We couldn’t... Read more

EverGreen Upgrades Ever-Lite Travel Trailer Line

September 14, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has updated its Ever-Lite line of composite trailers to reflect dealer suggestions and industry trends, including new standard amenities and a lower price point. According to a press release, the most noticeable change is to the Ever-Lite exterior. Besides the updated gray, metallic logo, the new graphic designs and skirt finish give the Ever-Lite an upscale look. A new standard addition on the exterior includes new clear stone shield on the high-gloss fiberglass... Read more

Skyline RV Introduces Layton Trident Fifth-Wheel

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Interior of 359RL Trident fifth-wheel by Skyline Skyline RV, a member of the EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC family of companies, announced the launch of the Trident fifth-wheel as part of the company’s Layton brand. According to a press release, the Layton Trident series is an affordable fifth-wheel extension of the well-known Layton line. Two floorplans are available, the 359RL rear lounge and 399BH bunkhouse.  “We’re incredibly excited to introduce the Layton Trident series fifth-wheels... Read more

CrossRoads Unveils New Sunset Trail ‘Ultra-Lite’

August 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunset Trail Ultra-Lite by CrossRoads Topeka, Ind.-based towable builder CrossRoads RV announced the newest floorplan addition to its Sunset Trail product lineup, the Sunset Trail Ultra-Lite. According to a press release, the Ultra Lite offers all of the style and functionality of the traditional Sunset Trail while minimizing weight and length. Ultra Lite’s introductory floorplan, the ST 198RB, weighs in at approximately 3,900 pounds and measures 22 feet overall. The units come equipped with... Read more

Webinar to Detail ‘Cost-Effective’ SEO Strategies

August 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

RV business owners interested in using simple, cost-effective SEO strategies to stay ahead of competitors may register now for RV Camping Connect’s free webinar, “SEO Uncovered: Seven Secrets Every Business Must Know to Legally Steal Floods of Free Google Traffic from Your Competition.” Scheduled for Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to noon PDT, RV park and dealership owners will learn simple search engine optimization tips, including: “White hat” SEO strategies to improve online visibility How SEO... Read more

FROG Rally Draws 1,300-Plus Members, 700 Rigs

August 11, 2015 by · 3 Comments 

Forest River CEO Pete Liegl addresses FROG members Bob Byrne, director of the Forest River Owners Group (FROG), distinctly remembers the directive handed down by Forest River Inc. CEO Pete Liegl when the organization was formed in January of 2012. “Pete told me FROG was one of the ways that Forest River could express appreciation to our owners and customers,” Byrne told “He said that all of our members had bought their RVs from us and the goals were to make sure they bought... Read more

La Mesa Opens Three-Day Job Fair in Elkhart Co.

July 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Gary Wilson, director of sales for La Mesa RV, interviews Monique Pavey of Walkerton, Ind. (Photo by Mark Shephard) For the second time this year, La Mesa RV Center is holding a job fair in Indiana’s Elkhart County seeking workers to fill primarily service and sales positions at its network of 11 dealerships in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Florida. Steve Love, marketing manager for La Mesa RV, told that the three-day hiring event, which opened today (July 24) at the Fairfield... Read more

Developer Offering Prime Sites for Open House

July 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Manufacturers along the “gauntlet” on Executive Parkway A locally-based development company is looking to draw in a wider range of companies for September’s Elkhart County RV Open House by expanding availability of lots tailored to smaller manufacturers along the Executive Parkway “gauntlet.” Northland Corp., which is leasing space for the fourth year on the prime acreage leading to Thor Industries Inc.’s expansive exhibit area at the RV/MH Hall of Fame, has sectioned off two areas that... Read more

RVDA Confab F&I Track Offers Top Presenters

July 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

F&I education at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo has been expanded to a full track of workshops for 2015, already featuring five top presenters, with more to be added. The 2015 RV Dealers International Convention Expo will provide the most comprehensive and affordable education and training opportunity specifically for the RV industry’s service professionals, Nov. 2-6 in Las Vegas. The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) reported in a release that dealership F&I professionals... Read more

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