ATC Entering RV Market with Toy Hauler Lineup

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ATC’s larger toy hauler can carry a car ATC Trailers, best known over the years for its aluminum commercial trailers, has launched a brand new line of toy hauler trailers and is building brand exposure while signing up dealers across the country, the Nappanee, Ind.-based company reported in a press release. “Our initial offerings consist of toy haulers from 6-foot-by-20-foot to 8 1/2-foot-by-28-foot, which is capable of hauling a car,” noted Product Manager Ian Kettering. “At only... Read more

USTR Removes Lauan from GSP Trade Program

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The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a decision that removes lauan wood brought in from Indonesia from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program following a Limited Product Review conducted this summer as required by legislation reinstating the trade program. RVIA Today Express reported that because 82% of all lauan imported to the United States last year came from Indonesia, which exceeded the 75% threshold of imports from one country, the USTR revoked the Competitive... Read more

Southeast Publications Partnering with NASCAR

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The official campground network of NASCAR has signed a four-year agreement with Southeast Publications that will give their partner campgrounds and resorts exclusive benefits when they align their property with the NASCAR Campground Network, according to an announcement from Southeast Publications. NASCAR Campground Network has more than 40 RV resorts currently participating and 3,200 hunting lodges, fishing lodges, shooting ranges, scuba diving providers and other travel related providers to offer... Read more

RVIA’s Board Names 2016 Executive Committee

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Newly named RVIA Executive Committee The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) board named its Executive Committee for fiscal year 2016 and appointed a new member to the board during its meeting Sept. 30 in Savannah, Ga. All current officers were re-elected to their posts by the board. Derald Bontrager of Jayco Inc. will continue as chairman and will be joined by 1st Vice Chairman Bob Parish, GE Capital; 2nd Vice Chairman Garry Enyart, Cummins Power Generation; Treasurer Matt Miller,... Read more

ASV Names Arnold as Aftermarket Account Mgr.

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Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) announced that Joyce Arnold has been promoted to aftermarket key account manager of ASV’s RV division. Arnold will report to Jon Decker, aftermarket parts manager for ASV, and continues to be based in Decatur, Ind. “We are thrilled to welcome Joyce to our growing aftermarket team,” said G.R. Regas, director of global aftermarket parts, in a press release. “Joyce has unprecedented knowledge of the industry, gained throughout her 30-year tenure, and an esteemed... Read more

Pacific Coachworks Brings ‘16 Lines to Pomona

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Perris, Calif.-based towable builder Pacific Coachworks Inc. (PCW) will have its 2016 models on display at the 63rd Annual California RV Show in Pomona. PCW’s RV dealer partners will be exhibiting several of the company’s brands as Giant RV will be presenting the Mighty Lite travel trailers and Blaze’n toy haulers. Marjon RV will be displaying the Rage’n toy haulers as well as the Tango, Econ and Surf Side travel trailers while Mike Thompson’s RV will once again showcase the Sandsport... Read more

WFCO To Conduct Training at RVDA Convention

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WFCO Electronics will be conducting training for the installation of its power products at the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nov. 2-6. According to a press release, the company will exhibit new products at Booth No. 322. Training attendees will learn to identify and select the best converter products to stock, learn about sales and service tools for parts and service, and review new WFCO product innovations. “We have quite a lot to talk... Read more

Elkhart Co. OKs Jayco Expansion in Middlebury

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Elkhart County Plan Commission members gave the OK to a building expansion for Middlebury, Ind.-based RV company Jayco Inc. during their meeting Thursday (Oct. 8) morning. The Goshen News reported that during the meeting, the commission approved a request by Jayco for an amendment to an existing Detailed Planned Unit Development Manufacturing-1 to be known as Jayco West 2015 DPUD Amendment. According to county planning staff, the request involves the construction of a 26,000-square-foot building... Read more

Spader Hosts Young Executive Session in Vegas

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“The Adaptable Young RV Executive” will be presented by David Spader on Nov. 3 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. According to a press release, the professional development opportunity, which will include a personalized 360 assessment, is separate from the Nov. 2-6 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo but co-located for dealer convenience. Sponsorship by Gulf Stream Coach Inc. will keep the affordable price even lower for the first 25 registrants. Registration is online through Spader Business... Read more

Renegade RV Adds 36-Footer to Verona Super C

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Bristol, Ind.-based Renegade RV announced that it has added a new 36-foot model to its popular Verona Super C lineup. The 36VSB shares the same Freightliner M2 Business Class chassis and running gear, as well as the same towing and holding tank capacities as the 40-foot models that preceded it. “We knew there was a growing  market for a shorter length model, but our feedback at the Hershey RV show confirmed we were heading in the right direction in introducing a 36-foot double-slide model,”... Read more

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