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Study Refutes CFPB Lending Guidance Policies

November 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A comprehensive study of more than 8.2 million auto financing contracts found that the disparity alleged by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) between the amount of dealer reserve charged to minorities and nonminorities is not supported by data. The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) reported in a press release that the study, Fair Lending: Implications for the Indirect Auto Finance Market, commissioned by the American Financial Services Association (AFSA), found “high error”... Read more

Dometic, RVBusiness Support KOA Care Camps

November 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Melissa Cipriano, executive director of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, was on hand Nov. 12 at the RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards Reception during the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo to receive a $2,500 donation from Dometic Corp. and RVBusiness magazine on behalf of KOA Care Camps. In accepting the check from John Primm, director of RV Aftermarket for Louisville, Ky.-based Dometic, Cipriano told an RV industry audience of more than 500 about the positive impact... Read more

FRVTA Talks RVs at School’s ‘National Teach-in’

November 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) recently participated in the National Teach-In at Lutz Prep Elementary School. FRVTA Marketing Director David Kelly greeted students with a Fleetwood Bounder Classic 34-foot motorhome courtesy of Snow Chamberlain at Lazydays RV Center in Tampa. “I was surprised by the intelligent questions that these elementary school students came up with,” said Kelly. “We even talked about careers in the RV industry and they came up with RV tours and professional... Read more

VIDEO 2: ROTV Travels to Ice Castle Fish House

November 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

On this week’s segment of “Rollin’ On TV” Jeff Johnston heads north to Minnesota to check out a locally made line of RV trailers by Ice Castle Fish House, built for ice fishing or as a year-round trailer. One of the unique features of these units is its ability to be lowered right on the ground by means of an adjustable suspension system. Also on the show, Johnston visited a couple of interesting RV stops in Minnesota and Evanne Schmarder wraps up her Australian RV adventure... Read more

KZ Appoints Swain as DSM for Fifth-Wheel Lines

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Jordan Swain Jordan Swain has joined KZRV LP as a district sales manager representing the company’s Durango, Inferno and StoneRidge lines of fifth-wheels and fifth-wheel toy haulers, announced Marlene Snyder, vice president of sales and marketing.  According to a press release, he will serve dealers of the Central United States and Canada. Swain will also be responsible for further market share expansion of the fifth-wheel product lines. Mike Mack, KZ fifth-wheel product manager, noted, “Jordan... Read more

ARG to Resurrect TREK Motorhome in Louisville

November 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TREK, one of the most innovative motorhomes in the industry, is back and will be revealed at this year’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 2–4 at Booth No. 1801. As original today as always, the 2016 TREK leverages a history of innovative designs.  According to a press release, the revived brand will be part of the Monaco & Holiday Rambler division of Allied Recreation Group. “We’re very excited to bring such an iconic product back to the market,” said Mike Snell, president... Read more

Winegard to Unveil Rayzar Antenna in Louisville

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Winegard’s Rayzar Winegard Co. will be showcasing its all-new Rayzar Automatic antenna as part of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show, Dec. 2-4 in Louisville Ky. According to a press release, the Rayzar Automatic is a fully automatic HD TV antenna that quickly scans for all available local broadcast channels. Burlington, Iowa-based Winegard will unveil the Rayzar Automatic at its display in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s South Wing Hall 1A,... Read more

ARVC Offering Discount Movie Deal to Members

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) announced that it negotiated an exclusive agreement with Swank Motion Pictures that sharply reduces motion picture licensing fees for ARVC members. According to a press release, association members can now obtain significant discounts on annual or semiannual licenses for all Walt Disney, Lionsgate, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures and Summit Entertainment movie titles as well as one-time screening public performance licenses for... Read more

McClain’s RV Stores Showcase Grasshaven Line

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Display kiosk filled with Greenhaven products Upscale camping equipment and RV housewares supplier Grasshaven Outdoor announced the installation of its assortment of “upscale” products at three of McClain’s RV superstore locations.  According to a press release, stores in Oklahoma City and Texas operations in Denton and Rockwall have added Grasshaven’s kiosks specifically designed and developed to “visually engage the RV consumer.”  The kiosk is filled with Grasshaven’s... Read more

RVDA Event to Honor 15 OEMs With DSI Awards

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) will honor RV brands built by 15 manufacturers with its Quality Circle Award in Louisville, Ky, on Dec. 1, in a special 5 p.m. presentation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel just prior to the opening of the National RV Trade Show. According to a press release, these brands/manufacturers received at least 15 dealer responses and scored 80% or above in overall dealer satisfaction in the association’s 21st Annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey. “The... Read more

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