RVDA Offering Mobile App for Dealers Con/Expo

October 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A new and upgraded Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) mobile app for the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is ready for free download in the Apple and Android app stores. The app, sponsored by Protective Asset Protection, will improve the overall convention experience by putting all the details of the event on the user’s mobile device, along with capabilities for social media sharing, personalized scheduling, and up-to-the-minute alerts. To access the app search for RVDA... Read more

ORVDA Show Attracts Record Crowd in Toronto

October 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (ORVDA) announced a significant increase in consumer attendance and retail unit sales during the Toronto Fall RV Show held Oct. 14-16 at the Toronto International Centre. According to a press release, ORVDA’s RV professional industry events serve as a catalyst to bring together industry, media, dealers and RV and camping enthusiasts. “We’re very excited to announce that our enhanced digital and social media marketing campaigns allowed us... Read more

Lippert to Host Habitat for Humanity Home Build

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Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) has announced that its hydraulics/inwalls/machining division at Plant 45C in Goshen, Ind., will host a panel build for Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County Inc. on Oct. 28. According to a press release, in addition to hosting the build, LCI employees will volunteer labor and expertise to complete the home. LCI’s monetary donations will provide funding for vital supplies needed for the home such as lumber, windows, doors, sinks and more. Construction of the home will... Read more

Leisure Travel Concept Van is Versatile, Stylish

October 21, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Winkler, Manitoba-based Leisure Travel Vans, a brand of Triple E Recreational Vehicles, introduced a concept version of its successful Unity RV at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., Sept. 14–18. According to a review on, this special edition Unity pushes the design envelope both inside and out, while also introducing a slew of driver and passenger-friendly entertainment features. Imagine the features and comforts of a much larger motorhome in a compact, fun-to-drive... Read more

VIDEO 1: TMC Showcases All-New Aria ‘A’ Coach

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Thor Motor Coach offers an in-depth look at its new Aria Class A motorhome featuring a custom dash layout and high-end amenities throughout. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.  Read More →

Meyer is Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

October 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

To support breast cancer awareness, Meyer Distributing announced the company is offering a special coupon code for dealers to take $10 off any order exceeding $200 just for posting a picture. All that is required is the dealer taking a picture of himself or herself with a Meyer employee either wearing pink or sporting a breast cancer awareness button. By posting the photo to social media using one of the following hashtags, Meyer will send the dealership a coupon code: #meyercares #meyerdist #breastcancerawareness “Meyer... Read more

Cequent-Sponsored Driver Facing ‘Cutoff’ Race

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For several years, Reese and Draw-Tite have sponsored Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) and its drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. According to a press release, one of the fan favorites is driver Daniel Hemric. This weekend, the driver of the No.19 Reese Farm and Ranch/Tractor Supply Co. Ford F-150 will battle it out on the track for a spot in the second round of the truck series Chase. Currently in seventh position, Hemric must dominate at the cutoff race this Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway... Read more

Calif. Nonprofit Provides RVs for Homeless Vets

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A nonprofit group in San Luis Obispo, Calif., has a mission to put a homeless veterans on the central coast into RVs, television station KEYT reported. U.S. Army veteran Donald Cunningham is one of thousands of vets who had a hard time adjusting after serving in the military. “In the ’60s and ’70s a lot of us came home pretty banged up,” Cunningham said. Cunningham has spent much of his adult life homeless. “Homelessness is a difficult disease, disorder,” Cunningham... Read more

Drew Industries to Release 3Q Financials Nov. 3

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Drew Industries Inc., parent to Elkhart, Ind.-based Lippert Components Inc., will release its third-quarter financial results before the market opens on Nov. 3. Drew Industries will also host a conference call at 11 a.m. ET 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. Individual investors, retail brokers and the media are invited to listen to a live webcast of the call... Read more

Wells Fargo’s Parish Elected as RVIA Chairman

October 20, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Outgoing RVIA Chairman Derald Bontrager passes the gavel to Bob Parish Bob Parish, vice president of Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance, was elected as the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) chairman of the board for fiscal year 2017 during the association’s board of directors meeting held in September at the Hilton Burlington in Burlington, Vt. “We are excited to welcome Bob as the next chairman of RVIA,” RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer stated in the late installment... Read more

‘Sully’ To Deliver Impactful Keynote At Outlook

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Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who rose to international prominence when he successfully executed an emergency water landing in the Hudson River off Manhattan, will be a featured speaker at “Outlook 2017: The Road to Innovation,” the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) popular breakfast program that launches the National RV Trade Show. As reported in RVIA Today Express, the breakfast will be held Tuesday, Nov.  29, in the Kentucky... Read more

‘REV Group’ is Partnering With Wells Fargo CDF

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Milwaukee-based REV Group (REV) has selected Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) to launch a new program for dealer and distributor financing across the U.S. and Canada. REV Group is parent to REV Recreation Group, builder of American Coach, Monaco Coach, Holiday Rambler and Fleetwood RV motorhomes. According to a press release, REV Financial Services will provide dealers with a range of financing programs, and access to a suite of online business tools that can help meet today’s... Read more

Louisville Will Feature Innovative Raw Materials

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One of the innovative new additions to this year’s Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show is the Material ConneXion Zone featuring over 8,000 different materials in the company’s library and database. According to a press release, the exhibit will allow designers to see and learn about innovations in materials, design and structure. The Material ConneXion Zone will fill 200 square feet of space and house roughly 40-50 materials for review. Two knowledgeable... Read more

Sparks Earns Spader’s Leadership Scholarship

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Aaron Sparks, general manager of Johnson RV in Puyallup, Wash., has been chosen as the 2017-2018 recipient of the Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship.  The scholarship, valued at nearly $15,000, will allow Sparks to attend an 18-month program conducted by Spader Business Management. According to a press release, the program is just one facet of the strategic alliance between Spader and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. The scholarship is named for Spader founder and former Recreation... Read more

ASA Adds Compact Monitor to Voyager System

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ASA Electronics has added a new monitor to its Voyager wireless observation system, providing drivers with wide angle views in a compact 4.3-inch display that can be stowed in the center console or glove compartment. “Our customers asked for a more compact monitor and more camera versatility. So we delivered with the WVOS43, allowing for a great picture with multiple camera connectivity,” said Pat McCullough, vice president of sales, in a press release. As with the previous monitors, the WVOS43... Read more

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