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RETAIL PULSE Features Dixie RV Superstore

June 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Crosby Forrest While it puts plenty of Americans to the financial test, the Great Recession should enhance the profitability of RV industry survivors, maintains Crosby Lane Forrest, vice president and managing partner of Dixie RV Superstore in Newport News, Va. “The downturn has made the industry leaner and will make it a more profitable center for everybody (survivors) from manufacturers down to dealers and service centers,” said Forrest, whose dealership is mapping expansion plans. “They’ve... Read more

Fleetwood Enterprises Selling Towable RV Brands

December 21, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., which first filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 10 and previously sold off other assets, is inviting bids on its trademarks and remaining personal property assets exclusively related to its travel trailer business. The trademarks/travel trailer brands are being marketed on an “as-is/where-is” with no express or implied warranties, with the items’ sale subject to final approval of the bankruptcy court. “We’ve had inquiries” from potentially interested buyers,... Read more

Industry Upturn Evident at National RV Trade Show

December 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Tiffin's Allegro Breeze Recreational Vehicle manufacturers generally reported good sales, encouraging new dealer signups and overall optimism with regard to the market outlook for 2010, based on their experiences at RVIA’s 47th Annual National RV Trade Show, Dec. 1-3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. And that’s a pretty big switch from the outlook with which many of them returned from the 2008 Louisville Show. Having said that, there still seems to be an element of restraint... Read more

Florida RV Dealer Presses Suits Against Lenders

May 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Broward County, Fla., RV dealer GiGi Stetler has drawn inquiries from hundreds of distressed RV dealers and appears to be making some progress with her lawsuits against financial institutions, claiming overcharges on the interest dealers have had to pay for floorplanning. Stetler is the owner of RV Sales Broward in West Palm Beach and Davie. Her lawsuits against major RV lenders claim that they’ve unfairly charged dealers interest on inventory, long before dealers’ inventory arrived on... Read more

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