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Detroit 3 Adopt Common Tow Ratings Standard

February 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

After a two-year delay, the Detroit 3 say they will use a common standard to rate the towing capacities of their light-duty pickups. Automotive News reported that the standard will allow shoppers to compare accurately the towing capability of pickups. It also should reduce confusing claims from automakers. The marketing confusion won’t end, though, because the standard applies only to light-duty pickups. For heavy-duty pickups, automakers will still rate their vehicles with their own standards. Spokesmen... Read more

‘Texas Parks on Tour’ Examines Industry Trends

November 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A panel of park operators participating in the annual Texas Parks on Tour offered a host of observations and recommendations, including that park model units are becoming a key component for improving profits and diversifying clientele at RV parks and campgrounds. According to a press release, the tour was organized by the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). The Oct. 20 – 21 event, which took place at Rayford Crossing RV Resort in Spring, also included a roundtable discussion... Read more

RoadTrek 40th Anniversary ‘B’ Set for Hershey

September 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

RoadTrek 40th Anniversary Edition Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc., the leading class B manufacturer in North America, is set to launch its 40th Anniversary Edition model at the Pennsylvania RV & Camping Association’s (PRVCA) RV Show in Hershey Pennsylvania. According to a press release, Roadtrek’s Anniversary Edition model offers an eye-catching exterior finished in a mocha steel color that is enhanced with a crushed glass finish that “shimmers in the sunlight.” The... Read more

Great Dane Parent Buys Fleetwood’s Pa. Plant

September 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The remaining portion of the former Fleetwood RV complex in Paxino, Pa., has been purchased by the parent company of Great Dane Trailers, a well-known manufacturer that has made a number of acquisitions nationwide since celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2000. The News-Item, Shamokin, reported that CC Industries Inc. (CCI) bought the 73-acre property along Route 487 for $3.85 million, according to a deed filed last week with the Northumberland County Register and Recorder’s Office. It was... Read more

Fleetwood Debuts New Excursion ‘A’ Floorplan

September 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Excursion 33D from Fleetwood RV Fleetwood RV Inc. has introduced a new floorplan for its Excursion model, a 33-foot Class A diesel pusher. According to a press release, the new 33D floorplan is the fourth layout available for the model, providing a number of features typically seen in larger diesel coaches. The 2014 Excursion features several upgrades including new cabinet stain choices, interior décor and exterior design choices that allow owners to “create a motorhome that matches their... Read more

Webinar: Getting Workers On Board With Safety

August 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Successfully getting your employees to buy into workplace safety is the key to reducing incidents around the dealership. According to a press release, a new webinar from the RV Learning Center will give dealers the tools and techniques to accomplish that goal. Dealers can learn proven techniques to increase safety by encouraging employee awareness in a free webinar on Aug. 15 at noon EDT. The webinar, provided through a partnership with online marketing firm KPA, will explain the importance of the... Read more

OEMs Draw Space for ’14 Florida RV SuperShow

August 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) held the space drawing for the 2014 Florida RV SuperShow on Aug. 6-8. Held in the office via phone and Internet, manufacturers drew over 17% more space for the 2014 show versus the 2013 show drawing. The “Grandfathered Drawing Order” determined the order in which space was selected. “We are very excited with the results of the space draw this year,” said FRVTA Executive Director Lance Wilson. “Our manufacturer members continue to show confidence... Read more

RVT.com Offers Digital Marketing Consultation

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

RVT.com, a leading internet classified ads site for new and used RVs, has added a new one-on-one digital marketing consultation service, According to a press release, the “RV Sales Maximizer” is designed to help RV dealers maximize the effectiveness of their online ad spend. “The Sales Maximizer service helps dealers create better and more effective online classified ads, and is included free with all RVT.com Dealer Listing accounts, said Chris Mapson, RVT.com lead consultant. “Better... Read more

KOA Posts 100K Campers for Holiday Weekend

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Camping numbers at the 485 Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) locations in North America over Memorial Day Weekend matched the strong growth KOA experienced over the holiday weekend last year. According to figures released Tuesday (May 28) by KOA, more than 100,000 campers stayed at KOA campgrounds over the 2013 holiday weekend – the traditional start of the summer camping season. “Our camping numbers were essentially flat to what we saw on Memorial Day Weekend in 2012,” said KOA Vice... Read more

AZARVC Expecting Upbeat Summer Visitation

May 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After reporting a very good year as far as short-term occupancy is concerned, Arizona parks are very optimistic about the summer, despite rising fuel costs. As in the past, they find more local traffic from within the state. “The same thing that keeps those from other states away keeps our locals from traveling to other states,” Morris Farnsworth, executive director of the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (AZARVC), told Woodall’s Campground Management following the association’s... Read more

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