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Webinar Will Ready RV Service Pros For Training

October 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

RV dealership service departments can achieve that elusive goal of reaching a fixed absorption rate of 100%, according to an announcement from the RV Dealers Association (RVDA). Dealership profitability expert Chad Carr will help show how to make it happen. He’s offering a free webinar in advance of his convention workshop to prepare participants with a jumpstart on learning his techniques. The webinar will take place at noon EST, Oct. 28  and is intend for those who will attend his “Driving... Read more

Good Sam Guide Names Top ’14 Scenic RV Parks

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The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top Scenic Parks for 2014. These special parks are situated in some of the most attractive destinations in North America. While putting together the list, the Good Sam RV Travel Guide’s editors and consultants included parks whose landscaping in many cases rivals the stellar landscapes of the surrounding areas. For some parks, wildlife viewing is a key part of the guest experience. At Eagle’s Rest Campground... Read more

Southern RV Supercenter Reports Two Key Hires

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Southern RV Supercenter, headquartered in Bossier City, La., has hired Steven Reynolds as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Dusty Lofton as Director of Sales and Finance. Southern RV, LLC operates three recreational vehicle dealerships in Louisiana and Texas. As CFO, Reynolds will oversee Southern RV’s accounting department and will be responsible for the financial management of all dealerships. He has served in senior-level executive management positions and as CFO for several large companies.... Read more

Lazydays CEO Singing Praises of Sys2K Software

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Lazydays CEO Tim Sheehan is singing the praises of Sys2K’s Infinity dealer management system (DMS) in a press release distributed this week. “At Lazydays, we saw the benefits of the Sys2K software over its competitors. We pride ourselves on courteous service and rapid response times to prospective customers,” said Sheehan of his Seffner, Fla., business. “The software allows us to easily capture leads, assign the salesperson through its rotation module, alert the salesperson, and provide... Read more

Madison RV Donates Pink Minnie in Cancer Fight

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Hurley takes in the donated Winnebago Minnie (screenshot courtesy of WAFF). There is now a new tool to help fight breast cancer. After Saturday’s 11th Annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run, the Madison RV Center in Madison, Ala., gave Liz Hurley a brand new RV, television station WAFF in Huntsville, Ala., reported. Marty Shea surprised Hurley with the pink Winnebago Minnie, affectionately named Pinky. The RV will be used at different events throughout the year to raise awareness and money for breast... Read more

Titan Sales Growing Along With The RV Industry

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Titan Sales and Consulting, like many small Elkhart, Ind.-area firms riding the recreational vehicle industry’s resurgence, plans to build a new facility, hoping to break ground before the end of the year southwest of C.R. 6 and C.R. 17 on newly built Challenger Drive in the Elkhart East industrial park, the Elkhart Truth reported. The new building will contain 70,000 square feet, significantly more than the 25,000 feet Titan now has on Gateway Drive in the Northport Industrial Park off C.R. 5,... Read more

Drew Industries To Release Q3 Results on Oct. 31

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Elkhart, Ind.-based Drew Industries Inc., a manufacturer of components for the recreational vehicle and adjacent industries, will release its third-quarter financial results before the market opens on Oct. 31. Drew will also host a conference call at 11 a.m. ET to discuss the results and other business matters. Participation in the question-and-answer session of the call will be limited to institutional investors and analysts. To access the conference call visit www.drewindustries.com.  Read More →

SSI: Towable RV Sales Edge Up 2.8% For August

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Retail sales of towable RVs posted a 2.8% gain in August and a 7.2% increase for the first eight months. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results by category showed: • Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 4.5% for the month and 9.5% year-to-date. • Fifth-wheel registrations edged down 0.7% in August, but registered a 2.9% gain for the eight months. • Folding camping trailer sales were down 5.4% for the month and 4.3% through August. • Recreational... Read more

ARVC is Rallying Members on ‘Park Model’ Issue

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The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) is urging private park owners across the country to join an online letter-writing campaign in support of legislation to protect the legal standing of park models as recreational vehicles. The legislation, HR 5658, was introduced after the Department of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a new regulatory interpretation memorandum that redefines park models with factory added porches as manufactured homes, effective April 1,... Read more

Adhesives Supplier Riding RV Industry’s Growth

October 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Walk into Elkhart, Ind.-based Titan Sales and Consulting and you’ll notice attractive furniture and decor. But step into President Tobin Goode’s office and another thing is striking. Make that, a lack of things. The Elkhart Truth reported that except for one painting, his office walls are entirely bare. There’s a framed photo of retired Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, but it sits on a counter, propped against a wall, waiting to be hung. “Everybody comes in and teases me every... Read more

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