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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

Hershey Show Eclipses Record for Opening Day

September 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Over 1,000 RVs are on display at the Hershey Show Crystal blue skies provided a fitting backdrop for Wednesday’s (Sept. 12) opening of Public Days during this week’s America’s Largest RV Show, as organizers reported a record gate far eclipsing any first-day attendance for the longstanding event in Hershey, Pa. “We tallied total attendance of 6,485,” said Dan Saltzgiver, show chairman for the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), which annually hosts the event held on the expansive... Read more

‘America’s Largest RV Show’ is Ready to Unfold

August 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Indoor booth area at last year's Hershey Show With the opening of “America’s Largest RV Show” less than two weeks away, organizers are anticipating a banner edition for the annual event that traditionally provides a timely checkup regarding the RV industry’s overall health. “The show has always provided a fine testing ground for new products, which the vast majority will be 2013 model year,” said Rebecca Lenington, executive vice president of the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association... Read more

Ore. Developer Looks for Buyer of Monaco Site

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Monaco Coach Corp. facility With designs on reviving a work force still staggered by the economic downturn, an Oregon developer is actively marketing the former manufacturing campus and headquarters for Monaco Coach Corp. that encompasses nine stand-alone facilities situated on 69 acres in Coburg. Steve Lee and his wife, Sally, finalized the purchase in late June from a division of Navistar International Corp., which acquired Monaco after an industrywide plummet in sales that forced the venerable... Read more

Jayco Unveils New ’13 Product at Homecoming

June 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jayco Seismic toy hauler Jayco Inc.’s recently completed 2012 Dealer Homecoming in Myrtle Beach, S.C., offered the Middlebury, Ind.-based company a chance to mark its 44th year of operation while giving dealers a broad look at initiatives and programs designed to give them a competitive edge in today’s marketplace. Topping the list, according to President and COO Derald Bontrager, is a continued emphasis on an aggressive and innovative approach to product development. “We’re extremely proud... Read more

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