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Nexus Hires Mike Peterson as VP, Class A Division

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NeXus RV announced the hiring of Mike Peterson as vice-president of sales, Class A division. According to a press release, he will be responsible for sales leadership and development for NeXus RV’s Class A product line. Peterson joins NeXus with over 30 years experience in the industry. Prior to joining NeXus RV, he served as sales/product manager for Forest River Inc.’s diesel division where he helped grow market share by 38% (based on Statistical Surveys Inc.) in less than two years.... Read more

ABC: Take an RV to Off-The-Beaten Path Locales

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Air travel. It can take you far, but it can’t often take you far away from the ordinary — at least not without some serious money and planning. Enter RVing. According to an ABC News report, it’s no longer just for retirees. According to Harvest Hosts — a company that connects road trippers with unique overnight accommodations in the U.S. and Canada — more millennials than ever are hitting the roads looking for off-the-beaten path experiences. So instead... Read more

Couple’s Vintage Trailer is Featured in Magazine

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A dream project and thousands of hours of hard work is being rewarded with front page billing on a national magazine for a local couple and the community of Brownfield, Texas. As reported by the Brownfield News, the summer issue of Vintage Trailer Magazine features a show-quality 1963 Shasta Compact camper, fully restored and customized by Cory and Dusty Caswell. The trailer, the fulfillment of more than 2,200 hours of restoration work, garnering the attention of a growing community across... Read more

Regency RV Announces Launch of New Website

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Regency RV announced that it has published a new website, www.regencyrv.com, to better serve its dealers and educate consumers about its luxury motorhomes.   “Since we started Regency RV in late 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas, we’ve never been a mainstream luxury motorhome builder,” said Alan Osicka, general manager and co-founder of the firm, in a press release. “In fact we strive to be different. As we’ve evolved our brands we found the need to tell our story... Read more

Learning Center Scholarship Deadline is Aug. 17

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The deadline to apply for the Mike Molino RV Learning Center college scholarship has been extended to Aug. 17. According to a press release, college undergraduates, including rising sophomores, juniors and seniors – that currently work in the RV industry or are a dependent of an RV industry employee – majoring in human resources, marketing, business, accounting, or other RV Industry related fields are eligible to apply.  A $2,500 award will be applied to the cost of tuition for... Read more

Fun Town Opens Outlet at WinStar World Casino

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Texas-based Fun Town RV has partnered with WinStar World Casino and Resort, opened its ninth dealership location at the facaility. Additionally, the RV park located at WinStar has been renamed Fun Town RV Park at WinStar, a change that took place July 13. According to a press release, the dealership, located south of WinStar’s main facility, opened July 14 and is offering a range of RV brands including Rockwood, Sandpiper, Kingsport, Chaparral, Wildwood, XLR, Riverstone, Big Country, Road Warrior... Read more

SylvanSport CEO Organizes Outdoor Confluence

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SylvanSport CEO Thomas Dempsey is continuing his advocacy efforts to support the importance of outdoor recreation for the overall vitality of our country and industry. According to a press release, Dempsey worked closely with state officials, other North Carolina outdoor industry members and the North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to host delegates from all 11 states with Outdoor Recreation Industry (OIA) offices last week in Asheville.    One of the highlights at the three-day... Read more

Dicor Names Weddle as MCD, United Shade GM

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Craig Weddle Dicor Corp., a division of AIRXCEL, announced the appointment of Craig Weddle as MCD and United Shade general manager. According to a press release, Weddle was previously the chief operating officer for IB Roof Systems in Irving, Texas. In that role, Craig was responsible for all corporate operations, including manufacturing, supply chain management, material and production planning, customer service, warehousing and distribution and product development. In his new role, Weddle will... Read more

Spartan Motors Appoints Beyer VP, Aftermarket

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Spartan Motors Inc., parent to Spartan Chassis Inc., announced that Kurt Beyer has joined the company as the vice president of aftermarket, which includes responsibility for aftermarket parts sales and support, training, customer service and support, warranty provision and application, factory and dealer service, and vehicle refurbishments. Beyer has also been appointed to the Spartan leadership team. “Adding a VP-level position to the company that will be 100% committed to improving our... Read more

KOA: Canadians Plan More Camping Trips in ’18

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More than 6 million new North American households have adopted the camping lifestyle since 2014, with the number of campers who camp three times or more each year – the most avid group of campers – having increased by 64%. This growth, according to the results of the 2018 North American Camping Report, an annual independent study supported by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), is an indicator that camping continues to be a strong lifestyle attribute among Canadian households —... Read more

Regency Adds Dylan’s RV to Dealership Network

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Fort Worth-Texas-based Regency RV announced that it has added Dylan’s RV Center in Sewell, N.J., to its roster of dealers selling its Xalta Class B and Ultra Brougham Class B-plus motorhomes built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.   “We are thrilled to have Dylan’s RV Center carrying the Regency brand,” said Dymon Farrer, national sales manager for Regency RV. “Dylan’s RV Center has been in business for 30 years. They have an outstanding... Read more

Black Book: Towable Auction Prices Up for June

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Black Book reported that the average selling price of towables at auction in June jumped by 11.5% percent, notching an all-time high at $14,804. Motorized units dipped a bit, but still maintained most of the gains realized in the previous month.  “Beginning this edition, we’ll be including a new statistic – the average age of the units sold at auction. In our inaugural survey, the average unit sold at auction was a 2011 model, or seven years old,” stated Black Book’s... Read more

Priority, RV Care Boast 194 Dealers in N. America

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The RV Care and Priority RV networks continue to build membership, signing on new dealers and filling open markets over the past year.  According to a press release, one of the key benefits to member dealers is the emergency service available at 194 dealership locations in the U.S. and Canada.  “No RV group or group of dealers in the two countries can offer what we can — 194 dealership locations in North America,” said Earl Manning, managing director for Canada-based RV Care.... Read more

Elkhart Co. is Healthy Despite Economic ‘Jitters’

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Mark Dobson Mounting talk of trade wars coupled with whispers of slowdowns in the automotive and RV industries have some in Indiana’s Elkhart County voicing concerns about what may be in store for the local economy moving forward. But, according to one local business expert, those concerns are largely unfounded. The Goshen News reported that Mark Dobson, president of the Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County (EDCEC), provided county council members Saturday (July 14) with an extensive... Read more

Entegra to Roll Out Reatta Diesel at FMCA Show

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Entegra Reatta diesel coach Entegra Coach, a division of Jayco Inc., announced the unveiling of the luxury rear engine diesel Reatta during the FMCA International Convention and RV Expo running July 18-21 in Gillette, Wyo.   Built on the Spartan K1 raised-rail chassis with independent front suspension, the Reatta sports a Cummins 360-hp engine, and features “extensive high-end finishes,” according to a press release. The coach also includes Entegra’s extensive owner service... Read more

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