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Little Guy’s B.O.S.S. Built to Endure Disasters

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Inspired by National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” show and promoted by host Tim Ralston, Little Guy Worldwide’s “The B.O.S.S.” (Bug Out Survival Shelter) camper is a customized Rough Rider teardrop engineered to provide the “ultimate survival RV” for evacuees during natural disasters. “Although, The B.O.S.S. is uniquely equipped for disaster situations, it also is being marketed as a home base for people camping in remote areas,” noted CEO Chris Baum. Minimalist... Read more

Keystone Touts Dual-Axle Fuzion in Louisville

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Displaying a host of new floorplans, including several additions to the redesigned, top-selling Montana fifth-wheel line, Goshen, Ind.-based Keystone RV Co. showcased a 38-foot FZ342 Fuzion fifth-wheel toy hauler in Louisville. Touted as an “industry-first,” the triple-slide floorplan features a 12-foot garage built on a dual-axle platform that cuts weight and increases maneuverability compared with triple-axle units, and meets towing standards for the 3/4-ton towable market. “Our customers... Read more

Prime Time ‘Repositions’ Sanibel Fiver Lineup

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Prime Time's repositioned Sanibel fiver Wakarusa, Ind.-based Prime Time Manufacturing Inc. introduced its “repositioned” Sanibel line at the Louisville Show, fashioning a four-season, luxury fifth-wheel priced to compete in the heart of the marketplace. “The luxury fifth-wheel segment had become an arms race,” noted Jeff Wagner, product manager for the Forest River Inc. subsidiary. “We cut MSRP’s by $10,000 to $15,000 without sacrificing quality or the amenities full-timers are looking... Read more

LIFESTYLE Showcases Innovation in Louisville

November 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Middlebury, Ind.-based LIFESTYLE Luxury RV will cap off an exciting year when it unveils several innovative and improved product features in its luxury fifth-wheel lineup at next week’s 50th annual National RV Trade Show, Nov. 27-29 in Louisville, Ky. According to a news release, LIFESTYLE will be located at Booth No. 3549, North Wing, Hall 3 of the Kentucky Exposition Center. Features on display in Louisville underscoring LIFESTYLE Luxury RV’s commitment to quality and cutting-edge... Read more

Pleasure-Way to Receive Quality Circle Award

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. will receive the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Quality Circle Award for 2012 during a ceremony on Nov. 26, just prior to the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, Pleasure-Way received marks well above the 80% qualifying percentage and was rated the top motorized manufacturer in North America for a third consecutive year in the 19th Annual Dealer Satisfaction Index Survey, administered by RVDA. “We sincerely appreciate... Read more

Partnership Puts Rand McNally in OEM Market

November 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rand McNally announced that XiteSolutions North America Inc. will be offering Rand McNally’s navigation software as part of Xite’s Infotainment systems for RVs. According to a press release, XiteSolutions, which provides in-dash information and entertainment solutions to RV manufacturers, will begin delivering Rand McNally’s RV navigation with its new X1 family of Infotainment systems in early 2013. ”Rand McNally’s RV-specific navigation delivers the perfect solution for the RV... Read more

KZRV to Show Champagne Spree in Louisville

November 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

KZ's Spree Sandlewood Edition trailer KZRV LP will be introducing its Spree Sandlewood lightweight travel trailer featuring a champagne full-body exterior during the upcoming National RV Trade Show, Nov. 27-29 in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, KZ will be displaying product in Booth No. 1120 in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC). “We are excited to offer full-body color in the Spree line,” said Marlene Snyder, product manager. “We have seen great... Read more

Florida Outdoors RV Readies Okeechobee Site

November 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Florida Outdoors RV's Okeechobee store Florida Outdoors RV is readying its new site in Okeechobee for the annual influx of snowbirds, anticipating strong sales at the strategic location that was purchased in July. “The store is located in south-central Florida and is a hotbed for snowbirds,” said John McCluskey, owner of the company’s flagship store in Stuart for the past eight years. “We had sort of a soft opening in July, which is our off-season, just to get everything in place and... Read more

Good Sam Expects Big Crowd at Daytona Rally

November 2, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

RVs line the Phoenix Raceway at previous Good Sam rally Punctuating a strong year on the RV show circuit, Good Sam Enterprises LLC rolls out its third consumer rally this weekend as more than 3,300 rigs have gathered for the Nov. 2-4 event at Florida’s famed Daytona International Speedway. “We had more than 3,300 rigs registered and probably will approach 3,500,” Terry Thompson, vice president of sales for Good Sam, told RVBUSINESS.com while directing traffic Thursday at the Speedway. “We’re... Read more

Judge Issues Final Ruling in FEMA Trailer Suit

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A federal judge gave his final approval Thursday (Sept. 27) to a $42.6 million class-action settlement between companies that made and installed government-issued trailers after hurricanes in 2005 and Gulf Coast storm victims who claim they were exposed to hazardous fumes while living in the shelters. The Associated Press reported that U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt ruled from the bench after hearing from attorneys who brokered a deal resolving nearly all remaining court claims over elevated... Read more

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