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Power Breakfast Panel Offers Insight on Issues

May 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Panelists at the Power Breakfast included (L-R): Moderator Sherman Goldenberg, RVB publisher; Randy Potts, Winnebago President, CEO and Chairman; Jeff Rank, president of Prime Time Mfg.; Don Clark, president and CEO of Grand Design; Thor President and CEO Bob Martin; and Derald Bontrager, president and CEO of Jayco The 3rd Annual RV Industry Power Breakfast, held Thursday (May 14) at the RV/MH Hall of Fame’s Northern Indiana Event Center, featured a lively panel discussion moderated by Sherman... Read more

General RV Cuts Ribbon on New Headquarters

May 13, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

Chairman Rob Baidas, left holding scissors, and Loren Baidas, president, on right, cut the ribbon on General RV’s new headquarters Surrounded by 500 employees, local dignitaries and a strong representation from the RV industry, General RV President Loren Baidas and Chairman Rob Baidas officially cut the ribbon on the privately-owned dealership’s gleaming new corporate headquarters and retail operations in Wixom, Mich., just across I-96 from its previous location. Loren Baidas told RVBUSINESS.com... Read more

Newmar Debuts ‘STAR Foundation’ To Retailers

May 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Newmar introduced the STAR Foundation at its Nashville dealer meeting Among a number of fresh features, floorplans and innovations, Newmar Corp. introduced its new STAR Foundation Thursday (May 7) during the second of its three-day dealer event at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Billed as “Newmar & You: Blazing a New Trail,” the conference attracted all but five of the Nappanee, Ind.-based manufacturer’s dealer network. The meetings were to continue... Read more

Grand Puyallup Show Enjoys Sunshine, Buyers

May 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunny skies prequalified the crowd attending the Grand Puyallup RV Show, held April 30 to May 3 at the Washington State Fair Event Center/Puyallup Fairgrounds in Western Washington. Produced by the MHRV Show Association, the Grand Puyallup RV Show featured 17 RV dealers displaying about 350 units both indoors and outside the facility as well as a “Field of Dreams” area with about 40 used units on display. “It was pretty good. We had super good weather – record highs in the 80s every single... Read more

Boys & Girls Club Auction Sees Record Turnout

May 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Bids for Kids Auction drew a large turnout to Hall of Fame The 15th Annual Bids for Kids Dinner & Auction, held Saturday (May 2) at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., generated the best turnout to date, according to Michilah Grimes, director of development and special events for the Boys & Girls Club of Goshen. The event is driven by the RV industry, championed by Elkhart-based supplier Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) and CEO Jason Lippert. Grimes expressed deep appreciation for the... Read more

Route 66 RV Network Adds Four U.S. Retailers

April 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Route 66 RV Network recently added four dealerships to its association, as well as announced another six dealers who’ve completed expansions and additions. Carson City RV in Carson City, Nev., Humphrey RV in South Grand Junction, Col., Freedom RV in Tucson, Ariz., and Fretz RV in Souderton, Pa. are the newest members of the Route 66 RV Network. Dealers are nominated by current dealer members for consideration to be added to the group. “These are all quality additions because... Read more

MARVAC Mobilizes Against School Proposal

April 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Michigan legislature is considering changing the law that prevents public school districts from beginning its school year prior to Labor Day. The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), among others, is rallying support to defeat HB 4396. “The MEA (Michigan Education Association) is pushing it because they lost 10 years ago, and they’ve lost twice since then. They want to undo all the good that we’ve had the last 10 years,” said Tim DeWitt, MARVAC executive... Read more

ATV Guru Fisher Picks Up New Keystone Raptor

April 7, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

Brian Fisher, host of the popular cable show Fisher’s ATV World (second from left), and his family — wife Melissa, daughter Briana, son Brady, and dog Max — with their new Keystone Raptor. The fifth-wheel toy hauler will be used by the family and the show’s production crew as they travel the country to film the show. (Photo By Mark Shephard | Shephard Imageworks) Brian Fisher, the star of “Fisher’s ATV World” television show, visited Keystone RV Co. in Goshen, Ind. Monday (April... Read more

RVIA & National Geo Team up on Photo Contest

April 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has partnered with National Geographic for a contest as part of Go RVing’s “AWAY” campaign. Called “My AWAY in the U.S.A.,” the contest asks people to submit their photos “from a trip to your special place in the U.S.A — wherever you escape, play, or make memories with the people you love.” “We know National Geographic readers are already engaged with being in the outdoors, and since the magazine is also known for its incredible... Read more

ARVC Michigan Spring Conference a ‘Success’

March 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

ARVC Michigan’s Spring 2015 conference The Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds of Michigan (ARVC Michigan) 2015 Spring Conference & Expo, March 23-25 at Saginaw Valley State University, was “outstanding,” officials said. Woodalls Camground Management, sister publication to RVBusiness, reported that the three-day event featured speakers, seminars and exhibitors. “We had a marvelous show this year,” said ARVC Michigan Board President Dave Cordray of White River RV Park and Campground... Read more

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