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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

Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show is Expanding

August 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Business was steady at last year’s Detroit Camper & RV Show The 25th Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show, sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), is expanding to take up the entire 214,000 square feet of showroom floor at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. In recent years, the Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show had occupied roughly two-thirds of the show floor, with the remaining space occupied by a Home & Garden Show... Read more

FROG Rally Grows; Attracts 500-Plus Members

August 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Dick Hicks of Huntsville, AL getting complimentary service from Forest River services representatives during the FROG rally Linda and Ted Corley drove all the way from Lilburn, Ga., to attend the 3rd Annual International Rally of the Forest River Owners’ Group (FROG), which is running this week at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind. The couple has seen the event grow since its inception in 2012 when it drew 200 FROG members. Last year’s rally attracted 350 people while this year’s... Read more

Donnelly Pulls Some Shift Work at TMC Plant

August 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), with the help of Thor Motor Coach employee Andy Hygema, installs a power awning on one of the company’s 2015 Vegas motorhomes. Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, on summer break from Congress, toured Thor Motor Coach’s Axis and Vegas recreation utility vehicles (RUV) production facility Monday (Aug. 4) in Elkhart, Ind. After turning a few screws and smoothing out a few stickers, Donnelly also spoke with the media on immigration and veterans’ issues as well as the resurgence... Read more

Big Time RV Makes Debut on Travel Channel

July 28, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

A dealership helping customers find the RV that best meets their needs is the premise behind “Big Time RV,” a new television show that premiered on the Travel Channel Sunday (July 27) night. In back-to-back premiere episodes, the 30-minute show followed several couples and families as they shopped for a RV. Helping them in their quest was the sales staff at the Lazydays RV in Seffner, Fla,, one of the nation’s largest RV dealerships and the setting for “Big Time RV.” One of the more interesting... Read more

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