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ORVDA Reporting Record Sales at Toronto Show

October 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (ORVDA) announced record attendance and retail unit sales at the Toronto Fall RV Show held Oct. 13-15 at the Toronto Congress Centre. According to a press release, ORVDA industry events serve as a catalyst to bring together industry, media, dealers and RV and camping enthusiasts. “We have been aggressive in our marketing initiatives which allowed us to connect with a larger, more diverse audience, welcoming over 10,000 RV and camping enthusiasts... Read more

PRVCA to Host Norcold, Thetford Training Nov. 1

October 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association is hosting Norcold and Thetford training on Nov. 1 at the Days Inn in Oil City, Pa. According to a press release, the training will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Instructor Brent Grieves will cover Norcold’s cooling units including ventilation, burner and orifice, spark electrode, heaters, downdraft effects, diagnostics, removal, resealing and testing information. The seminar will also include details on the... Read more

Spader Outlines Schedule for Upcoming Training

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Spader Business Management will be hosting a series of training sessions over the next several months covering a wide range of topics designed to teach dealer personnel how to improve operations and performance. Sessions include: Total Management 1 Have more time and make more money. Send your decision makers, leaders and key employees to TM1 to help your business stabilize, grow and become more profitable.  Oct. 30-Nov. 3, Sioux Falls, SD Dec. 4-8, Sioux Falls, S.D. Jan. 15-19, Sioux Falls,... Read more

LCI To Release Third-Quarter Earnings on Nov. 2

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LCI Industries, a supplier of components for the recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, will release its third-quarter 2017 financial results before the market opens on Nov. 2. LCI Industries will also host a conference call on at 11 a.m. EST to discuss the results and other business matters. The call will conclude with a question-and-answer session with participation limited to institutional investors and analysts.  Participating in the conference call will be: CEO Jason Lippert, President Scott... Read more

Equal-i-zer Employees Support Self-Help Homes

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At the service project, Equal-i-zer employees had the opportunity to work with coworkers from different departments and establish relationships with them. Equal-i-zer Hitch, a division of Provo, Utah-based Progress Manufacturing, has a history of giving back. From building parks and donating to food banks, to spending time with veterans, the company has donated hundreds of hours in service. Recently, executives learned about Self-Help Homes, a nonprofit providing quality, affordable housing... Read more

Free KPA Webinar Focuses on OSHA Injury Regs

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KPA, in conjunction with the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, will host a free webinar on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. (EDT). According to a press release, the session will detail OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA) that was recently reactivated after several delays and being taken down for a security issue Attendees will learn about the newest ITA updates and OSHA’s plans for injury reporting. Dealers will be able to ensure their organization is compliant with the new electronic... Read more

‘Blue Water’ Welcomes Grand Design RV Owners

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Blue Water Development recently hosted the 2017 North East Grand Design RV Owners Rally at its luxury campground, The Resort at Massey’s Landing, in Long Neck, Del. Proceeds from the event went to Moment of Peace Adventures (MOPA), a nonprofit that organizes outdoor adventures for children 18 years and under with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. In what became the largest private rally ever held by Grand Design owners, 122 RVs from 13 states drove a collective... Read more

Lakewood Camping Resort will Host ‘Beach Ride’

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Thousands of horses and riders will gallop to Lakewood Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Nov. 1-5 for the 36th Annual American Heart Association Beach Ride. According to a press release, the Myrtle Beach camping resort will transform into a 200-acre equestrian-friendly ranch for the horses taking part in the annual event that raises money for the American Heart Association. The Beach Ride is expecting more than 1,200 riders and 2,000 participants from 23 states and Canada. This year’s... Read more

Wollschlager Appointed President of Dicor Corp.

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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

October 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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

October 18, 2017 by · 1 Comment 

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

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