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Wollschlager named President of Dicor Corp.

October 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Anthony Wollschlager Airxcel Inc. announced today (Oct. 18) the promotion of Anthony Wollschlager to the position of division president of Dicor Corporation. Wollschlager joined Dicor in February of 2016 as chief operating officer. In his new role, he will have responsibility for Dicor, United Shade, Vixen Composites, Seal Design and MCD Innovations. Wollschlager follows Gregg Fore, who announced his retirement effective at the end of the year. “Anthony has been a key part of the transitional... Read more

Deadline Looms for FEMA Registration in Texas

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Almost two months after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, residents still are registering for federal disaster assistance — and they should hurry, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials warn, because there’s an Oct. 24 deadline. “The road to recovery is going to be long and hard for the state of Texas,” said Pamela Saulsby, a FEMA representative. “The devastation was so widespread.” From Saturday to Sunday alone, the agency received more than 500 new registrations, bringing... Read more

Camp Anywhere: Overland Expo’s Top Vehicles

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Maltec 70 Series. (GearJunkie.com photo) For a second year, from Sept. 29–Oct. 1, Overland Expo East was held on the gorgeous Biltmore Estate grounds in Asheville, N.C. As reported by GearJunkie.com, the event serves as center stage for the current state of the overland world, with hundreds of exhibitors showing off their rigs. Variety is the name of the game with Overland Expo East. Browsing the vehicle’s at the show, one can see cars for tackling the roughest of trails, others that offer the... Read more

Rental Business Intros ‘Gaming Control Center’

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In Mint Hill, N.C., there is a small family-owned business enterprise that offers great fun on wheels to everyone who loves to play video and virtual reality games, according to a report by The Mint Hill Times. Affiliated with Thomas RV Rentals, the Gaming Control Center is busy delivering family fun to kids of all ages ranging from 6 to 96. The RV has been converted into a climate-controlled fun machine equipped with all the latest consoles and games, including virtual reality technology in the... Read more

Heartland Upgrades Big Country Fiver Lineup

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Heartland Big Country fifth-wheel Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC announced updates to its Big Country fifth-wheel brand for the 2018 model year. According to a press release, the lineup will come standard with 12-volt heat pads on water tanks to accommodate full-time RVing. A  water filter has been incorporated into the water inlet on the universal docking station and all floorplans now come with 40-inch fireplaces while most feature 55-inch LED TVs in the entertainment center. The latest... Read more

Ginny Meyers, Matriarch of Meyers RV, Passes

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Mike and Ginny Meyers Virginia L. “Ginny”  Meyers (Celeste), who with her husband Mike founded Meyers Campers Inc. in Caledonia, N.Y., in 1967, died Oct. 16, 2017. She was 77. The family sold Meyers Campers Inc. to Camping World in 2004, but some years ago their son, Mark Meyers, purchased the Rochester and Bath dealership locations and began a new RV dealership under the Meyers RV Superstores name selling a full line of motorized and towable RVs from 14 manufacturers. Two... Read more

Thor Visits Ind. School To Spark Interest in RVs

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Some elementary students in Bristol, Ind., took part in field trip that came to them. As reported by WSBT TV, Thor Industries Inc. gave them an up-close look at some of the latest RV models. The long-term goal is to connect kids with possible careers in RV manufacturing. The program is equal parts history, current events and economics about RV manufacturing. “I think the big thing about reaching out to kids, especially at this level, is they don’t understand that this is all... Read more

VIDEO 1: TMC Rolls Out Four Winds Sprinter ‘C’

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Thor Motor Coach introduces the 2018 Four Winds Sprinter Class C built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

PRVCA Hosting 2 Succession Planning Webinars

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The Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Campground Association (PRVCA) will be hosting two webinars in November outlining strategies for succession planning. The sessions are scheduled to run Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 from 10-11 a.m. (EST). “For many business owners, their business represents 80% to 90% of their wealth. It is crucial to understand how to unlock this value at some point in the future because it will make a significant difference in an owner’s retirement lifestyle,” PRVCA... Read more

Industry Icon Lee: A Luxury Motorhome Pioneer

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Bob Lee Country Coach Inc. founder and RV industry icon Bob Lee, 78, passed away on Oct. 8 at his Oregon home surrounded by family. “RVIA mourns the passing of Bob Lee, one of the RV industry’s leading innovators and pioneers,” the leadership of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) stated in a Tuesday (Oct. 17) morning release. “His entrepreneurial spirit and vision shaped and defined the high-end luxury RV market as he successfully founded and built... Read more

‘Camping World’ is Acquiring Cooper’s RV in Pa.

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Camping World Holdings Inc. continued its rapid expansion with the planned acquisition of Cooper’s RV Center in the greater Pittsburgh, Pa., market. “We are pleased to announce the planned acquisition of Cooper’s RV Center,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman of Camping World Holdings, in a press release. “For over 65 years, the Conard family and their teams have served western Pennsylvania with a broad assortment of RVs and top-notch customer service. We look forward to upholding... Read more

ELS Reporting 6.8% Gain in 3Q Sales to $241.6M

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Chicago, Ill.-based Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. announced results for the quarter and nine months, ending Sept. 30. The company has 404 properties in 32 states and British Columbia consisting of 149,448 sites. For the quarter, total revenues increased $15.4 million, or 6.8%, to $241.6 million compared to $226.2 million for the same period in 2016. Net income available for common stockholders for the quarter increased $7.5 million, or 8 cents per share, to $48.5 million, or 56 cents... Read more

App Now Available for RVDA’s Convention/Expo

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The upgraded Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) mobile app for the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is ready for free download in the Apple and Android app stores. According to a press release, the app will help improve the overall convention experience by making all the event details available on a person’s smartphone. Features include social media sharing, personalized scheduling, session handouts, and up to the minute alerts.  Convention/Expo attendees... Read more

‘Blue Ox’ Hosts Annual Service Awards Banquet

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2017 Blue Ox Service Award recipients Blue Ox employees came together on Oct. 6 at Crave at the Hilton Garden in Sioux City, Iowa, for the company’s annual service awards banquet. According to a press release, the event was hosted by the board of directors, including Chairman Mike Hesse, Secretary Sandy Hesse and Ellen Kietzmann, CEO and president. This year, 21 employees were recognized for their years of service and dedication with the company. Blue Ox employees are recognized in five-year increments... Read more

Canada Will Cut Small Business Tax Rate in 2019

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Federal government will cut the small business tax rate from 10.5% to 9%, starting Jan. 1, 2019. The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada reported that the announcement follows the recent backlash the Liberal government received from its tax planning proposal earlier this summer and is aimed at resolving criticisms that the proposed changes would hurt the middle-class and small business owners across the country. In... Read more

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