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Winnebago’s Potts Takes ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  Winnebago’s Randy Potts raises money for ALS taking the ice bucket challenge While the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” craze roars — or splashes — on, Winnebago Industries Inc. Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts took the challenge in an unusual way today (Aug. 22) – in the company’s motorhome water test booth.  Potts challenged the rest of the Winnebago executive team, who, after seeing Potts get drenched, declined to participate in the water. As a result of... Read more

Lance Announces New Retail App To Aid Sales

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Lance app screen view Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. announced the official launch of their all-new retail product app, designed for all Windows 8-based devices. Gary Conley, national sales manager, said in a press release, “The app is designed to provide the retail salesperson and Lance customers, no matter where they are, the latest information on Lance Camper Mfg. Corp., our products and our services, and ultimately help customers ‘Discover The Lance Difference’.” Designed to be used... Read more

UVSLive Allows Dealers’ No-Meeting RV Sales

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

UVS Junction LLC announced in a press release that one of its clients shared “an amazing testimonial” about its cutting-edge UVSLive — an on-demand live-streaming demo tool that invites prospects from all over the country to “walk through inventory” with the dealer as if they were on the lot. Florida-based UVS Junction reported that UVSLive, a mobile app, is available in both iOS and Google Play stores. Typically, explained UVS Director Angie Celucci, the dealer gets a call from... Read more

WNI, Mobile RV Academy Plan 14 RV Courses

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Workamper News Inc., serving the Workamping RVer for more than 27 years, in partnership with the Mobile RV Academy, is producing 14 training events over the fall of 2014 and into the spring of 2015. Due to increased demand for professional training in the RV industry, Terry Cooper, the “Texas RV Professor” as well as an RVDA/RVIA Master Certified RV Technician and professional instructor/trainer, has created this five-day hands-on training course. During the five days, each student will... Read more

SSI: June Towable Registrations Increase 7.3%

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the latest RV retail registrations report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), towables continued their upward climb in June. Total retail sales in June were 7.3% ahead of sales in June, 2013. For the first half of the year, towable sales were up 6.3%. According to SSI, the June growth came in travel trailers and fifth-wheels. • Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 10.7% for the month and 8.8% year-to-date. • Fifth-wheel registrations rose 0.9% in June and were up... Read more

Coast Dist. Reports Rise In Quarterly Net Sales

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The Coast Distribution System Inc., one of North America’s largest aftermarket suppliers of replacement parts, accessories and supplies for the recreational vehicle and outdoor recreation industries, on Aug. 21 reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. According to a release, net sales for the 2014 second quarter increased by 3.5%, to $36.8 million, compared to net sales of $35.6 million in the second quarter of 2013, notwithstanding the unusually... Read more

Aqua-Hot Grows Marketing With New Analyst

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jerri Hu Aqua-Hot Heating Systems Inc., a supplier of hydronic heating systems for RVs, announced that it expanded its marketing department, recently adding Jerri Hu as business and marketing analyst. Hu is responsible for market research as well as business and financial modeling. “It is unusual for a company of our size to have this capability,” said Paul Harter, president/CEO of Aqua-Hot. “However, with as fast as we are growing and the many opportunities in front of us, having... Read more

Registration Open For Next RV Electric Course

August 22, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

The next RV Electrical Services Course — run by Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA) — begins Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 26. The program allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of RV maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction. Students simply log on to access the lecture notes, hands-on assignments, quizzes and chat with the instructor and other students. The program gives students the flexibility to complete the course... Read more

Atwood’s Party Kicks Off Elkhart Open House

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Atwood Mobile Products LLC announced its first open house will take place on Monday, Sept. 15, during the Elkhart RV Open House week. Upon arriving at the open house, guests will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a 4-day Caribbean cruise.  The evening begins at 4 p.m. with live music performed by Elwood Splinters Blues Band, hors d’oeuvres, and libations. The festivities will take place at Atwood Mobile Products, 1120 N. Main St., Elkhart, Ind., from 4 to 7 p.m.  Atwood will feature... Read more

La Mesa RV Posts Billboard Seeking Personnel

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

La Mesa RV Center, one of the nation’s largest multi-location RV dealerships, announced it is taking aggressive measures in order to hire additional qualified personnel at its site in San Diego as well as other locations across the country. The company said it has “taken the bold move of installing a billboard at a major intersection in San Diego to alert passers-by that the company is hiring.” Specifically, the company is looking to fill slots for service advisors, service and smog... Read more

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