Good Sam Names 2014 ‘Top Family RV Parks’

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top Family RV Parks for 2014. These RV parks feature amenities, entertainment and education programs that serve family members of all ages. According to a press release, the parks cultivate an atmosphere that’s welcoming for families big and small. Whether showing G-rated movies or conducting educational nature programs, these parks enable families to enjoy long periods of quality time together. Here are some of the... Read more

ELS Reports Gains in FFO, Net Income for 2Q

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) today (July 22) announced results for the quarter and six months ended June 30. For the quarter, Funds From Operations (FFO) increased to $57.6 million, or 63 cents per share, compared to $50.8 million, or 56 cents per share, for the same period in 2013. Net income available for common stockholders increased to $25.5 million, or 30 cents per share, compared to $17.9 million, or 21 cents per share, a year ago. Portfolio Performance Second-quarter property... Read more

Cruiser RV Introduces New Stryker Toy Hauler

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

New Stryker toy hauler from Cruiser RV Following two years of product development, Howe, Ind.-based Cruiser RV LLC has introduced its all-new 102-inch widebody constructed Stryker toy hauler travel trailer featuring what the company believes to be “the most user-inspired features in the lightweight market.”  According to a press release, the 102-inch construction can accommodate a variety of cargo including side-by-sides, ATV’s and motorcycles. Jeff Fought, president of Cruiser, noted... Read more

CrossRoads Owners Rally Sees 100 Attendees

July 22, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

CrossRoads owners rally was well attended Towable builder CrossRoads RV hosted its owners rally this past weekend in Shipshewana, Ind., drawing around 100 attendees. “It was nice to see a whole campground full of CrossRoads products,” stated CrossRoads President Andy Cripe in a press release. “It was great getting to spend the day with our customers. These events give us an opportunity to learn more about our products by hearing directly from the people that use them.” To usher in the event,... Read more

Spartan to Release 2Q Financial Report Aug. 5

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Spartan Motors Inc., parent to Spartan Chassis Inc., will announce its second quarter 2014 results prior to the market opening on Aug. 5. The company will also host a webcast of its conference call on the same day at 10 a.m. EDT to discuss its financial results with analysts and institutional investors. To access the conference call visit and click on “Shareholders,” then “Webcasts.”  If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call... Read more

EverGreen Names Walczak Bay Hill, Tesla RSM

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Bryan Walczak EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced today (July 22) that Bryan Walczak will join the team of EverGreen Bay Hill and Tesla fifth-wheel regional sales managers. According to a press release, Walczak will manage both the Bay Hill and Tesla brands on the Eastern Seaboard, establishing and managing dealer relationships. He plans to develop his territory through training programs and putting his 10-plus years of RV industry experience to work. “EverGreen is in a strong... Read more

Vendor Training +Plus Offering More Sessions

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Vendor Training +Plus is back for the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, offering extra days of education for fixed operations managers and lead staff. Already 13 of the industry’s top suppliers of goods and services have committed to provide targeted training that adds value to the convention experience and gives dealers a reason to bring more staff for training. According to a press release, the convention/expo takes place Nov. 10-14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas strip and the theme... Read more

Hall’s Induction Reservations on Record Pace

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Attendees at the 2013 Induction Dinner Attendance at this year’s RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner honoring the incoming Class of 2014 has already surpassed reservations for last year’s ceremonies and is poised to set a new record for the number of attendees.  “With less than two weeks to go before this year’s event, the number of dinner reservations has topped 400, beating last year’s 311 attendance,” said Darryl Searer, president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame,... Read more

National Parks Contribute to Local Economies

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report released today by National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “National parks are often the primary economic engines of many park gateway communities,” Jarvis said in a press release. “While park rangers provide interpretation of the iconic natural, cultural and historic landscapes, nearby communities provide our visitors with services... Read more

Keystone Appoints Jeff Crum as Outback DSM

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Jeff Crum Keystone RV Co.’s Outback division has named Jeff Crum district sales manager for the southeast. Crum, whose grandfather founded Dusty’s RV of Bartow, Fla., in 1967, previously served as regional vice president for a large RV dealership. “I’m thrilled to be part of the Keystone team,” said Crum in a press release. “During my 24 years on the retail side of the RV business I have become intimately familiar with the Outback line. Outback was a big part of our business and a top... Read more

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