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Lazydays to Host Event at Buccaneers Stadium

May 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Lazydays RV is hosting the Lazydays RV Stadium Event in partnership with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Scheduled for May 29-31, the free event, including parking, features a full schedule of family-friendly activities and entertainment “on the field” at Raymond James Stadium from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. According to a press release, Lazydays will also be displaying an array of RVs. Activities planned on the Raymond James Stadium field include a football toss, field goal kick, corn hole, KanJam,... Read more

NMMA: Boat Sales up in ’14; ’15 Starting Strong

May 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is reporting healthy growth for the $35.4 billion U.S. recreational boating industry, with an estimated 171,500 new powerboats sold in 2014 — an increase of 6.4% from 2013. Soundings Trade Only reported that Florida, the nation’s top state for boat sales, sold $2.3 billion worth of new powerboats, motors, trailers and accessories, up 22.5% from 2013. Categories seeing growth within the powerboat segment include jet-drive boats, up 16.7%, to... Read more

Bontrager: Committee Week an Important Event

May 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following is an RVIA Today column by Derald Bontrager offering details on the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Annual Meeting held in early March while previewing Committee Week, set for May 31-June 4. Bontrager is president and CEO of Jayco Inc. and also serves as RVIA chairman. Spring at RVIA finds us in between two of the association’s most important events – the Annual Meeting and Committee Week. The Annual Meeting held in Sarasota, Fla., in... Read more

Drew Elects Two to Serve on Board of Directors

May 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Drew Industries Inc. announced that Frank Crespo and Kieran O’Sullivan were elected by stockholders to the company’s board. Crespo, 53, is vice president and chief procurement officer of Caterpillar Inc., a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Prior to his tenure at Caterpillar, he served as vice president and chief procurement officer of Honeywell International Inc. Crespo... Read more

Winnebago to Sponsor 2nd Tree Town Festival

May 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Last year’s Tree Town Music Festival saw strong attendance Winnebago Outdoor and Winnebago RV Insurance will serve as two of the presenting sponsors for the second annual Tree Town Music Festival. The outdoor music festival, located in Forest City, Iowa, has expanded into a four-day event from May 21-24 and will feature top-country music artists including Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Eli Young Band, Thomas Rhett and Lee Brice. In addition to featuring top country artists,... Read more

Lifestyle Luxury RV Rolls Out Rear Living Fiver

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Lifestyle Luxury RV’s new 32RL floorplan Middlebury, Ind.-based Lifestyle Luxury RV, a division of EverGreen RV LLC, has reintroduced a rear living model with a length to satisfy those looking for a shorter coach. The company reported in a press release that rhe 32RL model has a 33-foot 11-inch length that “doesn’t sacrifice the open feel and signature design touches synonymous with the Lifestyle name.” The open layout is achieved through a combination of the unique kitchen,... Read more

RVIA Moving Elkhart Office to C.R. 17 Location

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Richard Coon, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), today (May 20) announced plans to move the association’s current Elkhart, Ind., offices to a larger location in Elkhart County. According to a news release, the move comes as a result of the organization expanding its dealer training program as well as its team of manufacturing facility inspectors. RVIA’s new location will be 1178 Fremont Court, south of the current offices on County Road 17. The new location is being... Read more

Airstream Recognizes Top Retailers in Seattle

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Colonial Airstream accepts Airstream Top Dealer award Airstream Inc. announced its top U.S. dealer rankings based on retail units sold between May 2014 and May 2015 during the company’s dealer meeting in Seattle, Wash. Airstream’s ‘Top Dealer’ winner – Colonial Airstream – is a family-owned dealership and was awarded ‘Top Dealer’ for all products in a single location. Based in Lakewood, N.J., Colonial has dedicated sales staff for Airstream that provides industry leading sales support... Read more

PCW Travel Trailer Toy Hauler Lines See Gains

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Pacific Coachworks (PCW) announced its year-to-date toy hauler trailer sales in the California market has positioned the company No. 1 for the segment in the state. The Perris, Calif.-based builder reported in a press release that its toy hauler products include the Sandsport, Powerlite, Rage’n, and most recently the Blaze’n, which has been extremely well received by RV dealers throughout the West Coast and Canada. The company is up 75% in both unit and total sales revenue for the first four... Read more

Automakers Ahead of Schedule with Emissions

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The emissions and efficiency standards for vehicles have been a big success, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The Union of Concerned Scientists reported that 10% of new passenger cars and trucks sold today already meet standards for 2020 and beyond, and the majority of those are powered by gasoline and diesel engines. With innovative technologies being deployed across all types of vehicles, consumers have more choices for models that save thousands of dollars... Read more

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