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Rockford Fosgate & RiverPark Inc. to Partner

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Rockford Fosgate, a supplier of high-performance audio systems, announced that it has partnered with Elkhart, Ind.-based RiverPark Inc. as an OEM distributor for the recreational vehicle and motorsports markets, effective Aug. 1. “We are proud to partner with such a well-respected national distributor as RiverPark,” said Vince Hormovitis, Rockford’s managing director of business development for Powersports. “The RiverPark team is focused on building strong, long-term relationships, and... Read more

Thetford Wash & Wax is Available in Toss-ins

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Thetford’s new Wash & Wax Toss-Ins help RVers keep their RV clean and shiny in one easy step, all while using a convenient, pre-measured single dose package that eliminates waste and mess. “Consumers respond positively to the convenience of Toss-Ins,” said Kevin Phillips, Thetford president, North America, in a press release. “This puts our industry-leading product in the most convenient form available on the market.” Wash & Wax Toss-Ins are offered in a resealable package that... Read more

WIT Rally Sees 1,000 Rigs; Theme Set for ’15

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  Aerial shot of Winnebago rally grounds for WIT rally Winnebago Industries Inc. reported that the WIT Club’s 2014 Grand National Rally (GNR) was a great success with about 1,000 motorhomes on-site at the company’s rally grounds in Forest City, Iowa. In keeping with the “Out of This World” theme, activities at the July 16-20 event included a visit from NASA’s Orion Project and the University of Iowa’s Mobile Museum. GNR attendees also signed on for in-depth building tours... Read more

EverGreen Co.’s Hold ‘Willpower’ Fundraiser

July 21, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Will Mishler, Kelly Rose, founder and chairman of EverGreen Companies, Amy Mishler and Jim Mishler at Saturday’s annual company picnic EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, along with sister companies Stealth Trailers and Starcraft Distribution and EverGreen’s Lifestyle Luxury RV division, kicked off a fundraiser for Will Mishler, a 15-year-old student at Northridge High School in Middlebury, Ind. In September, 2012, Mishler suffered a football injury that resulted in a doctor’s... Read more

VIDEO 2: ROTV Up Close With Newbie RVers

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This week’s “Rollin’ On TV” show features a visit with first-time RVers Randy and Pat Kolb as they take delivery of their new trailer and head out for their first RV adventure. Also, Evanne Schmarder, host of “RV Life with Evanne,” recaps another adventure in Australia as she visits Brisbane Holiday Village. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

SSI: Canadian Coach Sales Gain 2.5% in May

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales gained 2.5% in May but dipped 1.9% for the first five months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader year-to-date, capturing a 34.4% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (18.8%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (17.5%). May Class A registrations grew 16.7% while year-to-date sales were up 6.9%. Forest River was No. 1 through May with a 25.7% market share, ahead of... Read more

Capital Talk: Keystone President Zimmerman

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This week’s segment of “RV Capital Talk” offers an interview with Keystone RV Co. President Matt Zimmerman who reports that sales performance is at a record pace for the Goshen, Ind.-based towable builder. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Baird Survey: RV Dealers Upbeat on Solid 2Q

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following is a review of results from an RV dealer survey conducted by R. W. Baird & Co. with 120 retailers assessing trends and performance during the second quarter. Summary: Dealers reported that momentum improved as the quarter unfolded, following a slower start, resulting in balanced inventory levels. Dealers expressed anxiety earlier this year as inventory accumulated and spring was slow to arrive – but recent trends appear to have eased fears. Big picture, we... Read more

Drew Industries to Report 2Q Earnings Aug. 1

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Drew Industries Inc., parent to supplier Lippert Components Inc., will release its second-quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on Aug. 1. Drew will also host a conference call on Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. EDT 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. Individual investors, retail brokers and the media are invited to listen to a live webcast of the call on the Drew... Read more

SSI: Canadian Towable Sales Fall 26% in May

July 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year Canadian towable retail sales declined 25.9% in May and 17.5% for the first five months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. All categories were down in May, as the sector has registered negative sales totals every month this year compared with 2013. Results by segment showed: • Sales in the travel trailer sector fell 24.2% in May and 15.9% year-to-date. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales declined 30% for the month and 20.4% through May. • Folding camping... Read more

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