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Winnebago Sees Potential for Continued Growth

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

One year ago Randy Potts was done with being cautiously optimistic. The head of Winnebago Industries Inc. said the company would be optimistic about the company’s outlook on revenues and profit. He was right. The Forest City, Iowa-based manufacturer had its best year since the recession, Potts said on Oct. 16 when the company announced its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 results. “It was a great quarter that (finishes) the best year we’ve had since the recession,” said... Read more

ELS CEO Nader Reports Unexpected RV Growth

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

During yesterday’s (Oct. 21) conference call on Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc.’s (ELS) third-quarter financial results, CEO Marguerite Nader talked about the unexpected growth Chicago-based ELS has seen in their RV resorts this year. “Within our RV platform our properties performed better than anticipated,” she said. “I believe it is helpful to take a step back to view the progress of our RV portfolio this year. We increased — we issued guidance last year anticipating... Read more

Keystone RV Offers Tech Training Scholarships

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Goshen, Ind.-based Keystone RV Co. will again be offering a technician training scholarship program for 2015. The initiative, running in in conjunction with the RVIA/RVDA technician training program, is designed to encourage ongoing technician certification for Keystone dealers along with fellow Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc.’s retail partners. “The initiative is designed to help assure the availability of certified RV technicians now and into the future,”... Read more

SSI: Canadian Motorhome Sales Retreat In Aug.

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The data for August Canadian motorhome sales in the New Brunswick province was incomplete and are not included in totals. To offer a fair comparison the New Brunswick totals for 2013 have also been removed. Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales fell 13.7% in August but edged up 0.8% for the first eight months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader year-to-date, capturing a 34.8% market... Read more

ASA Hiring Slone as Digital Marketing Specialist

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jannie Slone Elkhart, Ind.-based ASA Electronics has hired Jannie Slone as its new public relations and digital marketing specialist. According to a press release, Slone will handle all written promotional materials, social media, public relations, e-mail marketing campaigns as well as SEO/SEM strategies for the corporation and its product lines. “We are excited to have Jannie on our team. Her background in digital marketing is going to be a valuable asset to our team as we continue to expand... Read more

Va. Couple’s ‘Tiny House’ is Under HUD Scrutiny

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Karen and Tom Rogers like to live small. According to the Wlliamsburg Yorktown Daily, the couple and their daughter, Kaitlin, lived in an RV from 1999 until a tree destroyed it during a storm in February. To continue living small, they moved into a 415-square-foot customized house on wheels in a Newport News, Va., manufactured housing development, fitting all of their possessions into a compact, mobile setup instead of a more traditional house. A few months into living in their new “tiny house,”... Read more

Tiffin to Host Lunch in Expo Hall at RVDA Confab

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. will sponsor lunch in the Expo during the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10-14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. According to a press release, the convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. Tiffin Motorhomes is a national RV industry leader based in Red Bay, AL, that has been manufacturing Class A luxury motorhomes since 1972. It is a family... Read more

Goshen Business is Seeking OK for RV Sales Lot

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Plans continue to move forward for a proposed outdoor recreational vehicle sales and display center on Goshen, Ind.’s west side. During a meeting of the Goshen Plan Commission Tuesday (Oct. 21) afternoon, commission members granted approval of a request by Vinhan Enterprises III LLC and Jones Petrie Rafinski for a two-lot minor commercial subdivision with the goal of replatting lots 1A and 2A of the existing Growing Kids Learning Center subdivision, renaming the subdivision, relocating two... Read more

Auto Match Sets Sights on National Marketplace

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Fort Myers, Fla., is a key market for an upstart used car company with designs on becoming a national retailer and redefining the market, according to the entrepreneur and reality television star driving it. The Fort Myers News Press reported that AutoMatch USA opened this past week at 8900 Colonial Center Drive, the third location of a company launched last year by Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World Inc. and star of CNBC’s “The Profit.” “The Camping World location in Fort Myers is typically... Read more

VIDEO 2: Rollin’ On TV Turns Lens on Flyte Camp

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This week’s “Rollin’ On TV” segment offers a trip to Flyte Camp Trailer Restorations in Oregon. Also, Jeff Johnston visits an RV park that has a collection of vintage trailers that you can rent for a night or two. Evanne Schmarder continues her trek through Australia as she takes a side trip and visits a vanilla bean farm. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

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