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Owner of Husky Camper Boguski Passes Away

March 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Tom Boguski Tom Boguski, owner of Husky Camper for 42 years and an honorary lifetime member of the British Columbia Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association which he helped found, passed away Tuesday (March 24). Boguski also worked for Wesgar for several years following his tenure with Husky Camper. His funeral will be held at St. Peter’s church in New Westminster on Friday at noon. Prayers are scheduled for tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Kearney’s  Funeral Home in New Westminster. H Active... Read more

‘Flippin’ RVs’ Set to Return For Six New Shows

March 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The first of six new episodes of “Flippin’ RVs,” a television show that follows Flyte Camp Vintage Trailer Restorations as the crew renovates vintage RVs, is set to air at 9 p.m. April 1 on the GAC network. The new season’s first episode will feature a 1950 Spartan Royal Mansion. The show features married couple Justin and Anna Scribner, the young owners of Flyte Camp Vintage Trailer Restorations, as they scour the countryside looking for obscure vintage RVs and trailers to restore. Each... Read more

Ind.’s LaGrange Co. Names New EDC President

March 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Indiana’s LaGrange County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) board announced the appointment of Ryne Krock as its new president /CEO. According to a news release, Krock will assume his new role on April 13. Krock is a native of LaGrange County and graduate of Lakeland High School. He has worked for the past four years with the City of Toledo where he served in key roles in the mayor’s office and the Department of Economic and Business Development. In these roles, he managed business retention,... Read more

VIDEO 2: Go RVing Ad Focuses on Fun, Family

March 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s video offers a look at one of the latest commercials from the Go RVing campaign depicting a family that discovers “berry picking” while on an RV trip. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Goodyear Extends Tredit Tire & Wheel Contract

March 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Tredit Tire and Wheel Co. Inc. have signed a one-year contract extension for the supply of Goodyear trailer tires to original equipment trailer manufacturers. The agreement is an extension of the supply contract originally signed in 2005 by the two companies. According to a press release, Goodyear will continue to supply its Marathon ST tires, which range in size from 13- to 16-inch rim diameters. As a versatile, long-running tire, Goodyear Marathon tires are... Read more

SSI: Jan. Canadian Towable Sales Increase 8.7%

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Year-over-year Canadian towable sales grew 8.7% in January, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Results by segment showed: • Sales in the travel trailer sector gained 10.4% in January. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales were up 5.2% for the month. • Folding camping trailer registrations rose 13.3% in January. • Canadian recreational park trailers showed a total of two units for the month. Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towable sales leader for... Read more

Cargo Trailer Builder Seeks OK on Bristol Plant

March 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In another sign the economy is coming back, Cincinnati-based Universal Trailer Corp. is seeking use of Elkhart County’s bonding authority to build a plant near Bristol, Ind. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, the cargo and utility trailer maker is asking the county’s Economic Development Commission to issue $10 million in industrial revenue bonds that its lender would buy and then lend to UTC for the project. The company would then repay the money to the lending institution, and must put up... Read more

Heartland Gateway Fiver Offers Side Patio Area

March 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Gateway 3750PT features a side patio Based on one of its most popular floorplans, Heartland Recreational Vehicles is seeing strong consumer response for its new Gateway 3750PT luxury fifth-wheel, sporting four sliderooms, two true queen-size beds and a 60-square-foot side patio. General Manager Paul Craven reported that the latest addition to the Gateway line is breaking new ground in the full-profile fifth-wheel marketplace. “The 3750PT is one of just a few units to offer a side patio in a non-toy... Read more

February Shipments Continue Industry’s Uptick

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Bob Martin, president and CEO of Elkhart, Ind.-based Thor Industries Inc., kept using the word “amazing” Tuesday (March 24) afternoon as he spoke about the state of the RV industry. The South Bend Tribune reported that February shipment numbers reported Tuesday by the Reston, Va.-based Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) showed the best February wholesale shipment totals since 2006 with 32,045 units. That’s a 4% gain over last year’s February total and 12.5% over... Read more

Forest River’s Calif. Plant Rolls Out First Trailer

March 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

With the sounds of drilling, hammering and sawing in the background, the first trailer has rolled out of Forest River’s new Hemet, Calif., manufacturing plant. The Press Enterprise reported that Unit 1, a Salem Cruise Lite model, was completed Tuesday (March 24), about a week after manufacturing started at the former Skyline RV factory on Mayberry Avenue. Forest River recently moved to the site and will be manufacturing a variety of trailers there. When the factory is up to full speed, it will... Read more

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