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Lippert’s Annexation Delayed as Neighbors Object

January 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Facing an outcry of concern from affected neighbors, Goshen City Council members Tuesday (Jan. 17) voted to table a request by Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) for the annexation of approximately 330 acres of real estate on the city’s southeast side. As reported by the Goshen News, council members were asked during the meeting to consider passage of a resolution authorizing the extension of city sewer and water utilities to the targeted real estate, located at 16629 C.R. 36, just southeast of the... Read more

Highland Ridge Showcasing New Models in Tampa

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Highland Ridge RV, a division of Jayco Inc., is partnering with Lazydays RV to showcase several new models at the 2018 Florida RV SuperShow, running Jan. 17-21 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. New models on display will include the Open Range, Mesa Ridge, and Highlander toy hauler brands.  According to a press release, the company’s product development team has focused on affordable fifth-wheel units that can be towed by most half-ton trucks. New models debuting in Tampa... Read more

Gander Outdoors Debuts Redesigned Online Store

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Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, has launched a new online store.   According to a press release, GanderOutdoors.com provides quick and easy access to gear and information for the outdoor enthusiast covering multiple categories including hunting, shooting sports, fishing, marine, camping, active sports, hiking, biking, kayaks, and outdoor apparel and footwear. The website also has a new comprehensive order and product support section, along with store locator... Read more

Spader Business Mgt., A World of Training Partner

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Spader Business Management announced that it has obtained partial ownership in A World of Training. The combined companies will be able to “able to offer a comprehensive range of training and consulting at all levels of a client,” according to a joint release from the principals in both businesses. The release stated, “Although there is some overlap in the services we offer, our two businesses really complement each other well. In fact, mutual clients have combined our services... Read more

Stickfort is Back at Blue Ox in Dealer Development

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Jeff Stickfort Jeff Stickfort has rejoined Blue Ox as a dealer development manager in outside sales serving customers in south Texas and Louisiana, according to a press release.  “We are very happy that Jeff has returned home to the Blue Ox sales team and look forward to the enthusiasm and knowledge he brings to the tradition of service that he helped create,” said Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann. “I have already heard from several dealers who are thrilled that Jeff will... Read more

FRVTA Fort Myers RV Show Set To Run Jan. 25-28

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Fort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show will motor into the Lee Civic Center this Jan. 25-28, featuring a wide range of product exhibited by 13 area dealers. “Attendees can view hundreds of new recreation vehicles of all different types, sizes and prices. It also features about 100 outdoor and camping supply vendors,” said Tom Wegge, president of Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), Region One, in a press release. “This family-friendly event focuses on the fun, flexibility and affordability... Read more

Truma to Conduct Four Product Training Sessions

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Truma will hold four training sessions for dealers and technicians throughout the country over the next two months covering how to properly operate, install and repair Truma products including the AquaGo and Truma Combi. “More customers are looking for RVs with Truma products already on board so there has been an increase in dealers stocking these coaches, in addition to offering aftermarket installations,” said Mark Howlett, senior vice president of business development with Truma. “As... Read more

RV Health Offers RVers Primary Care on the Road

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RV Health has launched as a telehealth program that can act as a primary care physician for RVers on the road, according to a press release. With monthly plans starting as low as $24 a month for the entire family, the program allows RVers access to a team of medical professionals through a virtual clinic, serving as a primary care physician through phone or video consultations. While RV Health is not an insurance plan, it provides network access to health care solutions including... Read more

2018 RV Industry Power Breakfast is Set for May 3

January 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The 6th Annual RV Industry Power Breakfast, now one of the highlights of the annual business calendar for the recreational vehicle arena, will convene on the morning of May 3 at the Northern Indiana Event Center, part of the RV/MH Hall of Fame on the northeast side of Elkhart, Ind., according to spokesmen for the organizing committee. Serving as a keynote speaker for this year’s Power Breakfast will be U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, a freshman Democrat who is expected to kick off his statewide... Read more

SSI: Canadian Towables Gain 12.3% for 11 Months

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Year-over-year Canadian towable sales continued to outpace last year, notching a 12.3% gain for the first 11 months of 2017. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), results by segment showed: • Travel trailer sales grew 13.8% year-over-year through November. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales were up 9.2% for the 11 months. • Folding camping trailer registrations fell 3.8% through November. • Park model RV sales rose by 12 units for the 11... Read more

Grand Design Transcend Named RVB ‘Top Debut’

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Grand Design Transcend travel trailer Grand Design Recreation Vehicles Co. was honored with a 2018 Top Debut award by RVBusiness as well as a Best of Show by RV Pro for its new introductory level Transcend travel trailer that debuted at the recent RVIA National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. The new travel trailer is one of only 25 RVs selected annually by RVB for Top Debut honors. “Grand Design has always been focused on high quality, high content, and high value in every segment of the industry... Read more

Brawny Trucks Take Center Stage at Detroit Show

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2019 Chevy Silverado LT Trailboss The dawn of self-driving cars might have been the focus of last week’s CES tech extravaganza in Las Vegas, but this week in Detroit it’s all about the trucks that Americans are buying today and which generate the profits that fund tomorrow’s innovations. Forbes reported that Americans love their pickups, and the truck leaders are giving them plenty to salivate over at this year’s North American International Auto Show, opening... Read more

Equalizer Adds Fiber Laser to Improve Production

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Equalizer Systems announced the addition of the Mazak optiplex nexus fiber laser to its Fab Shop production featuring a full automation production process. “The laser will help cut down costs, so we can better serve our customers,” said Division Manager Jason Loose in a press release. “Being fully automated, the laser can have a supply of material loaded in the evening, and by morning, a finished product ready for production. This machine also has a safety features... Read more

Stealth is RVDA of Canada ‘Endorsement Partner’

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada announced that it is entering into a new endorsement partnership with Stealth Enterprises, adding the suppliers’ aftermarket portable Wi-Fi offerings to its slate of endorsed products. According to a press release, the Stealth Wi-Fi system is a powerful receiver operating on its own private network which eliminates net traffic, using Wi-Fi hotspots on your mobile device and expensive data overages. In addition,... Read more

Grand Coach To Display Lines at Ariz. Auto Show

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Class B builder Grand Coach is displaying three of its motorhome lines this week at the Jan. 13-21 Barrett-Jackson Auto Show in Scottsdale, Ariz. According to a press release, Grand Coach will be represented by its Arizona dealer, Desert Autoplex RV, showcasing the company’s Dolphin, CapeCod and ExecuJet models. “Barrett-Jackson represents one of if not the most significant and prestigious automotive events of the year,” said Darryl Connors, president and CEO of Grand Coach. “We are... Read more

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