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Firm Debuts RV Tire Inflation/Deflation System

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2Way Air system by Rock Smasher Engineering Proper tire inflation pressure is important to safe RV travel, but no one can deny that checking and adjusting pressure is a time consuming hassle. According to a press release, the new 2Way Air system by Rock Smasher Engineering makes the process quick and easy via a centralized manifold system that allows simultaneous inflation/deflation of all tires. Simply plumb the vehicle, coach or trailer with the kit’s 3/8- and 1/4-inch polyurethane manifold... Read more

Party On; ‘RV City’ Filling Up for Fla.-Ga. Game

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Traveling just eight miles down the road, Ken Mangione’s $82,000 2015 Spartan made its maiden voyage, pulling into RV City in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday (Oct. 29) morning, more than three days before the Saturday afternoon kickoff of the Florida/Georgia game. The Jacksonville Business Journal reported that the 36-foot motor vehicle is more than just a luxury home away from home: it’s party central for Mangione and his wife — a huge Bulldogs fan — and their boxer, Sophie, for... Read more

Dexter Axle is Expanding Operations in Albion

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Dexter Axle Co., a maker of heavy duty and recreational vehicle axles, will be adding up to 200 jobs at its plant in Indiana’s Noble County plant early next year. The Elkhart-based company operates manufacturing plants in Indiana, Georgia and Oklahoma. As reported by the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Dexter this week gained approval from the Albion Town Council to use 11,000 square feet of the municipality’s land near Dexter’s campus. The two-year agreement will allow the company... Read more

FRVTA Region 1 Holds Fall ‘Clean-Sweep’ Show

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Region One of the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) will host its annual fall recreation vehicle show at Germain Arena in Estero, Nov. 7-9. According to a press release, this is the first local RV show of the fall season during what many are saying will be a banner year for the RV Industry. Called the “Fall Clean-Sweep RV Show,” the three-day-event will feature seven local dealers “cleaning out” their new and used inventory to make room for new 2015 models. Vehicles on display include... Read more

Gulf Stream Hosts Successful Dealer Gathering

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Gulf Stream Coach Inc. reported a successful four-day dealer meeting held at the Casa Magna Marriott Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Originally planned for Cabo San Lucas but relocated due to extensive hurricane damage on the Baja Peninsula, the group enjoyed the luxurious accommodations at the all-inclusive Puerto Vallarta Marriott. According to a press release, the location gave participating dealers many opportunities to explore the Mexican Riviera and build relationships, free of... Read more

Falling Gas Prices Boost Consumer Confidence

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The OPEC oil cartel is not happy about falling gasoline prices, but Americans are pretty chipper about it. According to a report by MarketWatch, consumer confidence soared in October to the highest level in seven years in no small part because Americans are paying less to fill up at the gas station. How much less? Regular gasoline has fallen to a nationwide average of $3.06 a gallon from as high as $3.70 in late June. The 17% plunge in gasoline over the past four months put prices at a four-year... Read more

VIDEO 3: Ford Center Touts Technician Training

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Today’s video comes from Benton, Ky.-based Ford’s RV Training Center touting the importance of educating technicians on proper RV refrigeration maintenance and service. Roger Ford, president and CEO of the center, maintains that “lack of education” by service techs leads to dissatisfaction among RV owners. The training center is a licensed school in the field of RV refrigeration. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Dealers Moving Closeouts at Atlantic City Show

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Dealers participating in this week’s Atlantic City Fall RV Show & Sale are looking to move 2014 models still in inventory to make room for the latest product introductions by manufacturers. The Press of Atlantic City reported that the event, running Friday (Oct. 31) through Sunday, will feature 150 RVs on display at the Atlantic City Convention. One local dealer — Driftwood RV Center in the Clermont section of Dennis Township — plans to discount the list price on one basic model by more... Read more

Skyline Retains Advisors For ‘Strategic Review’

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Elkhart, Ind.-based Skyline Corp. announced that its recently formed Special Committee of the Board of Directors has retained Western Reserve Partners LLC as its financial advisor and Ice Miller LLP as its legal advisor to assist the committee in its evaluation of strategic initiatives. Skyline recently sold its RV interests to Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC to concentrate on its manufactured housing business. According to a news release, the Special Committee is comprised... Read more

Snowbirds Migrating Early to Arizona RV Parks

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Snowbirds are arriving in Arizona two to four weeks ahead of schedule in what is shaping up to be a stronger winter season, according to RV park operators across the state. “I’m getting them coming in two weeks to a month earlier and they are extending out longer at the other end (of the winter season),” said Sabrina Welborn, office manager for the 265-site Silverview RV Resort in Bullhead City, in a press release. “The phone is ringing and I have a stack of emails to respond to to see who... Read more

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