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Coachmen Galleria Coaches Earn TRA Gold Level

September 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Coachmen Galleria Class B TRA Certification announced that Coachmen RV’s Galleria Class B motorhomes have earned the company’s gold level of certification. “This group of people was a pleasure to work with and were striving to earn the highest certification level they could,” said Mandy Leazenby, green program manager at TRA Certification, in a press release. In the resource efficiency category, the Galleria plant recycles or reuses over 50% of its manufacturing waste and utilize... Read more

REV Group Recognizes General RV As Top Dealer

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Executives from REV RV Group and its parent company REV Group Inc. were on hand during last week’s Elkhart RV Open House to recognize General RV as its top dealer as part of the “Race for the Winners Circle” event. “We are very proud to have dealerships like General RV represent our products,” said Lenny Razo, vice president of sales for REV RV Group, in a press release. “Partnerships like this are why we have seen strong sales over the past several months. We are honored... Read more

Meyer Distributing Opens Cross-Dock in Wyoming

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Meyer Distributing Inc. announced the addition of a cross-dock in Casper, Wyo. According to a press release, the cross-dock will have a direct feed from Meyer’s Denver, Colo., distribution hub which houses a large inventory of TB parts and automotive accessories and RV parts for the Mountain States region. “When possible, Meyer always tries to bring logistics in house where we can control the delivery from start to finish,” says Alex Blackgrove, national cross-dock manager for Meyer. “Our... Read more

VIDEO 3: Horizon Transport Just Keeps on Truckin’

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“Trending Today” takes a trip across the country with the team of dispatchers and drivers at Horizon Transport. The Wakarusa, Ind.-based company has grown from just 10 drivers in 1984 to more than 1,400 after 28 years of service to the RV industry. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Newmar ‘Kountry Klub’ Rally Attracts 600 Coaches

September 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

This time out, the Colorado State Fairgrounds is hosting rides of a different, and much more luxurious, nature. All week, 600 owners of some of the finest recreational vehicles on the road will be taking part in the Newmar Kountry Klub’s 31st International Rally. according to a report by the Pueblo Chieftain. The Klub, one of the leading social organizations in the RV industry, is made up of Newmar coach owners from throughout North America. With the opulent rides meticulously parked throughout... Read more

Thor Thanks Community for Open House Success

September 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In a high-profile tribute delivered to Elkhart, Ind., and the surrounding communities, Thor Industries Inc. ran a full page ad in Saturday’s (Sept. 24) editions of the South Bend Tribune, The Elkhart Truth and the Goshen News offering a formal thank you for the area’s support in the wake of last week’s Elkhart RV Open House. Bob Martin, Thor president and CEO, told RVBUSINESS.com the ad — which also conveyed a heartfelt shout out to Thor’s 14,900 employees — provided... Read more

RVIA Reporting Louisville Show Space is Sold Out

September 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

On the heels of another successful RV Open House in Elkhart, Ind., last week, the attention of the RV industry now turns to the next big trade event – RVIA’s National RV Trade Show, taking place Nov. 28–Dec. 1 in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, with just a little over two months until the kick off of the show, The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is reporting that show space is sold out and dealer pre-registration is pacing more than 100% ahead of last year. National... Read more

Camping World Planning to Raise $250M with IPO

September 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Camping World Holdings, parent to Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC, announced terms for its IPO today (Sept. 26). The Lincolnshire, Ill.-based company plans to raise $250 million by offering 11.4 million shares at a price range of $21 to $23. At the midpoint of the proposed range, Camping World Holdings would command a market value of $1.8 billion. Crestview Partners is a key investor in Camping World Holdings, which booked $3.5 billion in sales for the 12 months ended June 30. It... Read more

CanaDream Posts Record Earnings for Fiscal 1Q

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RV rental firm CanaDream Corp.  announced record financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended July 31. Revenue for the period was $16.3 million compared to $14.1 million the year prior while net and comprehensive income totaled$4.2 million, up from $12 million. Diluted earnings per share also rose from 17 cents a year ago to 21 cents. The company reported that guest revenue increased 9% due to increased guest fleet utilization and higher average nightly revenue. Fleet sales revenue increased... Read more

RVIA’s Pomona Show will Feature 1,300-Plus RVs

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The 64th Annual California RV Show, hosted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), will display more than 1,325 new RVs at the expansive Fairplex in Pomona. According to a press release, the show is set to run Oct. 7-16. Covering 1 million square feet, the California RV Show will feature 47 manufacturers and 34 California dealers, along with an informative RV factory showcase and educational seminars. In addition, entertainment will be provided by El Mariachi Zacatecas and... Read more

SLIDESHOW: NATDA Show Attendance Gains 9%

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The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) reported a 9% increase in dealership attendance for its 9th Annual Trade Show & Convention Sept. 8-10 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page). “We are very proud to announce that our show has grown immensely since last year,” said NATDA President Andy Ackerman in a press release, noting the show attracted a total of 486 dealerships. The weekend kicked... Read more

VIDEO 2: ROTV Fixes Rubber Roof with Dicor Kit

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On this week’s “Rollin’ On TV” show, Jeff Johnston demonstrates how relatively easy it is to redo an old, aging rubber roof on an RV using the Dicor Rubber Roof Repair kit. Plus, the crew takes a look at Thetford’s new Sani Con Turbo waste removal system while Evanne Schmarder finishes up her Australian RV adventure. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Blue Ox Appoints Jeff Carlson VP of Operations

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Jeff Carlson Jeff Carlson has joined Blue Ox as vice president of operations, overseeing manufacturing processes, planning and scheduling, and product quality. “Jeff comes to us with a significant and impressive background in the manufacturing industry — having spent 13 years with one of the preeminent companies in the area,” said Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann in a press release. Over those 13 years, Carlson has held several leadership roles and developed his interest... Read more

Report: NHTSA Releases RV-Related Recalls List

September 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following is a list of recent RV-related recalls compiled by the U.S National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA). • Keystone RV Co. is recalling 51,585 2011-2017 Bullet and Passport recreational trailers. The affected vehicles are equipped with an air conditioner LCD thermostat that may not be properly wired. For additional information click here. • Pleasant Valley Teardrop Trailers LLC is recalling 954 2016-2017 T@B travel trailers manufactured Oct. 1,... Read more

RVIA Touts Expanded Agenda at Louisville Show

September 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following article appears in the Summer issue of RVIA Today offering a preview of the National RV Trade Show scheduled for Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is charting new territory at this year’s National RV Trade Show to create the most engaging, educational, exciting show yet with more fun networking events, more learning opportunities and more ways to make deals and drive success.... Read more

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