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Press Event Kicks Off 7th Elkhart Open House

September 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

(L-R) B.J. Thompson of Bj Thompson Associates, Dicor Corp. President Gregg Fore, Jayco Inc. President Derald Bontrager, Coachmen RV President Mike Terlep, Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore (at podium), Kyle Hannon, president of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, Elkhart County Commissioner Frank Lucchese, and Thor Industries Inc. President & CEO Bob Martin. The 7th Annual Elkhart RV Open House officially got underway Monday (Sept. 15) afternoon with a press conference inside one of Forest River... Read more

VIDEO 3: Route 66 to Produce RV Documentary

September 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Campbell Brewer The Route 66 RV Network wants to tell the story of RVing to consumers via a reality-based television show, which it hopes will air on a major network sometime in the near future. To view a video previewing the show click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. At the group’s 11th Annual Rally at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., Route 66 member dealers were told their organization has partnered with L.A.-based Little Village Films to... Read more

General RV Center Set to Open Two New Stores

September 3, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Editor’s Note: To view a time lapse video showing construction of General RV’s new Tampa, Fla., store click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. Michigan-based multi-location dealer General RV Center, the nation’s largest family-owned dealership group, is eagerly anticipating the completion of two major projects over the next few weeks. Construction of its new Wixom dealership and corporate headquarters is complete and officials will soon be transferring personnel... Read more

NCRVDA Hosts ‘End-Of-Season Show’ in Raleigh

September 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Tar Heel state’s largest fall RV show is expecting another strong showing as the North Carolina RV Dealers’Association (NCRVDA) RV Show & Sale is set for Sept. 5-7 at the Raleigh State Fair Grounds in Raleigh, N.C. Jeff Haughton, director of events and sponsorships for Apple Rock which produces the RV show for the North Carolina RV Dealers’Association, told RVBUSINESS.com that about 7,600 people are expected to attend the show. “We’ve experienced double-digit growth the last few... Read more

Hershey Show Shaping Up to Be ‘Biggest Ever’

August 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

With just a few weeks remaining before opening, the 46th Annual America’s Largest RV Show at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa., already is being billed as “the biggest ever” by event organizers.  Heather Leach, marketing and education director for the host Pennsylvania RV & Camping Association (PRVCA), told RVBUSINESS.com that exhibitor space for the 2014 edition has reached 996,296 square feet, easily surpassing the previous record of 901,291 set in 2008. With more exhibitors still expected,... Read more

NCA Hosts Annual ‘Great Escape’ in September

August 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Northeast Campground Association’s (NCA) will be holding its 25th Great Escape Sept. 9-11 at Lone Pine Campsites in Vermont. Since 1990, a different state association within NCA hosts the Great Escape each year and creates a schedule of events to highlight that area during the end-of-season gathering. This year the event will be hosted by the Vermont Campground Association (VCA), currently marking its 50th anniversary. “The Great Escape began many years ago as a way for campground owners... Read more

Camping World Opens Toledo SuperCenter Site

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Camping World Inc.’s newest SuperCenter, located in Rossford, Ohio, and serving the Toledo market, officially opened for business today (Aug. 22) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony as well as refreshments and in-store specials. The location — officially named Camping World of Rossford, The Rossford SuperCenter — will join more than 100 other Camping World stores across the U.S. with nearby locations in Akron, Ohio, and Belleville, Mich. The store, located off I-75 and across a parking lot from... Read more

Dometic Breaks Ground For Goshen Expansion

August 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

(L-R) Tony Short, Dometic National Supply Manager; Jim Menefee, Dometic VP Operations; Dave Schutz, Dometic VP OEM Sales & Mktg.; Allan Kaufman, mayor of Goshen; Gerald Kostelny, InSite CEO; Dorinda Heiden-Guss, Elkhart Co. Economic Development Corp. president & CEO. Officials at Dometic Corp. broke ground today (Aug. 20) on an expansion project that will double the size of its central distribution warehouse at the northeast corner of Century Drive and Kercher Road in Goshen, Ind. When the... Read more

Midwest RV Super Show Registers Brisk Sales

August 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sales were brisk at the 59th Annual Midwest RV Super Show, which featured 13 dealers displaying 215 units Aug. 7-10 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame grounds in Elkhart, Ind. Matt Rose, director of recreation vehicles for the host Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC), said the crowds were about the same as last year – but with one major difference. “We saw a lot of younger families at the show this year; a lot of couples in their mid-30s to mid-40s with... Read more

Lippert Unveils ‘Waste Master’ at FROG Rally

August 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Gary Bunzer unveiled Lippert’s Waste Master waste management system to Forest Rivers Owners’ Group (FROG) members at the organization’s annual rally. Lippert Components Inc. unveiled its new RV waste management system during this week’s 3rd Annual International Rally of Forest River Owners’ Group (FROG) at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind. Gary Bunzer, known as “The RV Doctor” who’s a columnist and author on RV service and repair, served as the spokesman during... Read more

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