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RVDA Endorsing CSI’s ‘Lead Qualifier Program’

September 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

As interest in RV travel continues to grow, swift and effective followup on prospects is something that can make a good year even better for RV dealerships. Endorsed by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), Customer Service Intelligence’s (CSI) Lead Qualifier program is designed to follow up on sales prospects immediately and get the information right back to the dealership. RVDA reported in a press release that the Lead Qualifier program uses telephone contact with prospects to obtain... Read more

VIDEO 3: Forest River Class C Features, Benefits

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Today’s video comes from Forest River Inc. offering a rundown of the features and benefits in the company’s lineup of Class C motorhomes. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Redwood will Host Cookbook Author in Hershey

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Evada Cooper Topeka, Ind.-based-Redwood RV, a manufacturer of high-end residential fifth-wheels, announced that author Evada Cooper will be in the Redwood display at America’s largest RV Show, Sept. 10-14 in Hershe, Pa. According to a press release, Cooper is a renowned RV cookbook author, and RV lifestyle and RV kitchen seminar instructor. Visitors can register to win one of 10 cookbooks (The RV Centennial Cookbook – Celebrating 100 Years of RVing) autographed by Cooper while visiting with... Read more

Kropf Leading Park Model Sales For Six Months

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  Kropf Industries Inc. surged to the top of the recreation park trailer rankings with a 15.6% market share for the first six months of the year, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich. The Goshen, Ind.-based builder reported in a press release that Kropf increased sales in a market that was down 5.5% during the same six-month period. Curt Yoder, co-owner of Kropf Industries, noted, “Our dealers really understand the park model buyer and spend a lot of time with them... Read more

Caravan Salon is Underway with 580 Exhibitors

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Germany’s Caravan Salon, the world’s largest trade fair for motorhomes and caravans, opened in Düsseldorf Saturday (Aug. 30). Examiner.com reported that the annual recreational vehicle extravaganza, which draws in excess of 150,000 visitors, is said to be “the world’s largest meeting place for the international RV industry.” It provides a perfect sales platform for RV manufacturers and suppliers including America’s Lippert Components Inc., which debuted its in-wall slide-out system... Read more

With Economy Back, Motorhomes ‘Hit the Gas’

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For Doug and Nicki Craig, the ”aha” moment came in 2007. He felt terrible. It was his heart. After triple bypass surgery, he and his wife vowed to start enjoying life to the fullest. They didn’t want any regrets. As reported by the Tampa Tribune, they bought a 27-foot Winnebago and took trips across the country as their work schedules allowed. The more they traveled, the more they fell in love with the lifestyle. They could bring their dogs and move at their own pace. They didn’t... Read more

Roadtrek Introduces TS Adventurous ‘B’ Coach

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TS Adventurous by Roadtrek Kitchener, Ontario-based Class B manufacturer Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. officially launched its new Touring Series coach, the TS Adventurous.  Roadtrek’s Touring Series (TS) Adventurous, built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, offers luxury accommodations, beautiful styling and state-of-the-art technology, according to a press release.  The company has continued its trend of clean and sleek lines on the exterior of the TS and also introduced some newly styled ground... Read more

CW Founder David Garvin Dies in Accidental Fall

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David Garvin, a Bowling Green, Ky., entrepreneur who founded Camping World and formerly owned Beech Bend Park and Raceway, died Saturday (Aug. 30) morning in an accidental fall at his home. Stephen Harmon, spokesman for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, said Garvin was working on the roof at his house when he slipped after getting too close to the edge. The Bowling Green Daily News reported that deputies responded at 9:53 a.m. to 449 Old Richardsville Road regarding a person who had fallen from... Read more

Airxcel Appoints Piar Adams as VP of Marketing

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Piar Adams Wichita, Kan.-based Airxcel Inc. announced the appointment of industry veteran Piar Adams to the position of vice president of marketing, aftermarket, and international sales. According to a press release, Adams will direct the marketing, aftermarket and international sales efforts of Coleman-Mach RV air conditioners, MAXXAIR RV ventilation solutions and Suburban RV heating, water heating and cooking appliances. “Piar will be responsible for all Airxcel RV Group sales to aftermarket... Read more

E&P Hydraulics will Sell LCI Products in Europe

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  Lippert’s in-wall slideout system Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) and E&P Hydraulics announced today that E&P will sell and distribute LCI products, including in-wall slideout systems, windows and electronic control systems, on an exclusive basis to the European caravan and motorhome market. According to a press release, E&P Hydraulics is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of hydraulic leveling systems and supports an extensive service network throughout Europe. E&P... Read more

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