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CURT Bulking up 2 1/2-Inch Ball Mount Options

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CURT Manufacturing LLC., a leading manufacturer and marketer of U.S.-made towing products, has added four new mounts with 2 1/2-inch-by-2 1/2-inch shanks in the areas of weight distribution hitches and pintle hitches. With the demand for 2 1/2” receiver mounts increasing, CURT expanded its previous offering of 2 1/2-inch ball mounts and added a 2 1/2-inch weight distribution replacement shank, a 2 1/2-inch adjustable pintle mount, a 2 1/2-inch forged receiver mount pintle hook and a 2 1/2-inch... Read more

Report: U.S. Consumers Confident During June

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Consumers feel much better about the economy and labor markets in June, a positive trend for future spending according to data released this week. The Wall Street Journal reported that the Conference Board, a private research group, said its index of consumer confidence jumped to 101.4 in June from a revised 94.6 in May, first reported as 95.4. The index equals the multiyear high of 101.4 in March. Economists surveyed by WSJ had forecast the latest index to increase, but only to 97.5. The University... Read more

Winnebago Bolsters Purchasing, Service Teams

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Troy Swearingen Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. announced the appointments of Troy Swearingen as service administration supervisor and Matthew Chavers as a purchasing agent. According to a press release, Swearingen is responsible for supervising all of the activities of the owner relations and technical service staff that respond to inquiries from owners and dealers regarding the company’s Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach motorhomes. “Troy comes into his new position... Read more

RVIA Announces Candidates For 8 Board Seats

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Nominating Committee has selected 15 candidates who will be running for eight seats on the board of directors during the association elections taking place in August. According to a report in RVIA Today Express, five Manufacturer seats are in contention this year. The seven candidates are Paul Cassidy, Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc.; Jack Cole, Lance Campers Mfg. Corp.; Jeff Drexler, American Surplus; Jim Jacobs, Allied Recreation Group (ARG); Ryan... Read more

Keystone Among Elkhart Co. 4-H Fair Sponsors

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When the Elkhart County 4-H Fair gates open in a few weeks, a local RV company will headline a well-known space to fairgoers, commonly called the “famous food row.” As reported by the Goshen News, a sign reading “Food Row sponsored by Keystone RV Co.” will soon stretch across the road at the fairgrounds, welcoming visitors to the row of tasty treats. Keystone, based in Goshen, Ind., signed a two-year agreement with fair officials to serve as sponsor. The 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair “Planning... Read more

Campers Inn Holds Opening of Atlanta-Area Site

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Peco Campers General Sales Manager Joey Brown cuts the ribbon at the grand opening Campers Inn RV, a family-owned RV dealership headquartered in Kingston, N.H., announced the grand opening of its newest location in Tucker, Ga. According to a press release, a June 26 ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce. The dealership, which operates under the name Peco Campers, was acquired in December 2014 and will serve as the growing RV dealership’s 10th location... Read more

RV Trader Launching a Newly Designed Website

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RVTrader.com announced today (July 1) the launch of a newly redesigned website. According to a press release, the new design focuses on a simplified user interface and aims to increase leads for RV dealers. RV Trader is a division of Dominion Enterprises. In today’s digital world, mobile and tablet ads have become a critical success factor for RV dealerships. Research shows that buyers utilize their desktop, mobile and tablet devices when researching a product. Nearly 50% of RV Trader’s website... Read more

GM, Ford See Strong SUV, Truck Demand in June

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Strong demand for sport utility vehicles and trucks in June helped General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. offset slowing demand for sedans by allowing them to raise prices on their trucks. Automotive News reported that GM and Ford said today increases in the average transaction prices for their vehicles, particularly trucks and SUVs, outpaced sales volume growth that fell short of Wall Street expectations. Ford, for example, said prices for its F-series trucks rose 8%, or $3,600, while sales volume... Read more

Bill Would Ease Regs on Hauling Empty Trailers

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Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Friday (June 26) may help trailer manufacturers more efficiently transport their products to dealers. The Elkhart Truth reported that the Safe and Efficient Trailer Delivery Act, introduced by Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts, both from Kansas, would allow drivers transporting light- and medium-duty trailers from manufacturers to retailers to tow two trailers at once, according to a news release... Read more

Winnebago Towables Names Yoder as New DSM

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Jarod Yoder Winnebago Towables has named Jared Yoder as the company’s North Central district sales manager. According to a press release, Yoder is responsible for sales of the company’s Winnebago travel trailer, fifth-wheel and toy hauler products in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario.  Yoder brings nine years of experience in the automotive and RV industry to his new... Read more

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