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’16 GEICO ‘RV Tour’ Gets Rolling at Daytona 500

January 28, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Insurance provider GEICO is gearing up for a full schedule of NASCAR, RV and motorcycle-related tour events starting on Feb. 19 at the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla., and ending on Nov. 20, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. According to a press release, the RV tour features a wide range of promotional activities geared for NASCAR and RV fans across the country. The 2016 GEICO RV tour events include: Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 19 – 21 Phoenix Int’l Raceway,... Read more

Report: Stock Turmoil Won’t Bust U.S. Economy

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The turmoil in financial markets may slow the U.S. economic expansion. But it probably won’t kill it. Bloomberg Business reported that while the threat of a downturn has risen, consumers and companies have the wherewithal to weather the turbulence in stocks and keep the economy afloat, economists say. “The risk of a recession in 2016 is pretty low, certainly under 25 percent,” said David Hensley, director of global economics for JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York. “I’m more... Read more

VIDEO 2: ‘ROTV’ Features Leisure Travel’s Unity

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This week’s episode of “Rollin’ On TV” turns its focus on the Class B motorhome sector with an in-depth look at the new Unity coach from Winkler Manitoba-based Leisure Travel Vans. Also, the crew offers a review of two new offerings from Columbia Northwest Inc., including the A-Liner retro-themed LXE model, and from their Somerset division, the Chesapeake popup trailer. ROTV also examines the Truma Combi hot water/heater system. To view the video click here or scroll... Read more

Trojan Battery Co. Creates New Sales Subsidiary

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Trojan Battery Co. LLC, a supplier of deep-cycle batteries to a variety of industries including recreational vehicle, announced the establishment of its Trojan Battery Sales LLC subsidiary. According to a press release, Trojan Battery Sales, formerly Safe-Start LLC, now operates factory sales locations throughout the southeastern U.S., with several distribution centers in Florida to maximize support to Trojan’s extensive dealer base in the region. Trojan Battery Sales has distribution centers... Read more

Winnebago Names Boardrow Purchasing Agent

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Chad Boardrow Winnebago Industries Inc. announced that Chad Boardrow has been named as a purchasing agent. According to a press release, Boardrow will be responsible for sourcing assigned commodities. He will be based in the Junction City, Ore., office. Boardrow has 12 years of purchasing experience and previously worked at Rosen Aviation in Eugene, Ore. Boardrow is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.   Read More →

WFCO Pinpoints Key SKUs For Service Centers

January 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

WFCO Electronics has developed a stocking recommendation to help RV service centers control inventory costs, the Elkhart, Ind.-based company reported in a press release. While WFCO maintains a wides range of power products, the company has looked closely at the day-to-day needs of RV service centers to determine what products they should have in inventory to serve most on-the-go RV owners.  “We did a market survey that showed that, in the majority of cases, it will be one of four products that... Read more

Lippert Acquires Marine Furniture Manufacturer

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Drew Industries Inc. today (Jan. 27) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components Inc. (LCI), has acquired the business and certain assets of the pontoon furniture manufacturing operation of Highwater Marine LLC, a leading manufacturer of pontoon and other recreational boats located in Elkhart, Ind. In a statement the company reported that the boat brands comprising Highwater’s businesses were recently acquired by Elkhart-based Bennington, the largest manufacturer of pontoon... Read more

Accessories Store Adds to Lazydays Experience

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Lazydays officials cut the ribbon at new accessories store Looking to pattern retail outlets like Bass Pro Shops, Lazydays’ RV recently christened its “accessories and more” store, according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times. Billed by officials as the largest of its kind in Florida, the accessories store rounds out the vast Lazydays’ lifestyle experience. The new 20,000-square-foot facility features a wide range of products and decor customized for the RV lifestyle, and... Read more

Obama Pays Tribute to Forest River Exec’s Aunt

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Lois Gunden In 1941, Lois Gunden, a 26-year-old French teacher from Goshen, Ind., helped save Jewish children during the Holocaust while establishing a refugee children’s home in southern France. The South Bend Tribune reported that one of the children the Goshen College graduate saved never forgot Gunden. As a result, Gunden’s heroic efforts will be honored today (Jan. 27) by the Israeli government in a ceremony that will include President Barack Obama. Forest River Inc. General Manager Don... Read more

Despite Storm, Fort Myers Show Draws Buyers

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Thousands of RV lovers and curiosity seekers came to Florida’s Lee Civic Center this past week to look at the latest and best models, learn about the lifestyle and perhaps even buy as the 31st annual Fort Myers RV Show concluded Sunday (Jan. 24). As reported by the North Fort Myers Neighbor, even though Friday was a stormy, thus likely not breaking the attendance record the show set last year, organizers said it was still a success, with record crowds on Thursday and great numbers for the... Read more

VIDEO 1: Hyland Offers Positive Outlook For ’16

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The latest segment of “RV Capital Talk” features an interview with Tim Hyland, president of Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), RV Group, during the Tampa SuperShow. Hyland offers a positive outlook for 2016, citing results from a recent poll conducted by CDF. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

New Trends to be Spotlighted at St. Cloud Show

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Those kids who scamper through RVs during outdoor expos? They’re playing, but their parents are more likely than ever to be potential buyers. As reported by the St. Cloud (Minn.) Times, after three decades holding steady at 49, five years ago the average age of an RV user dropped to 48. Baby Boomers remain the largest use group. But families with young children represent a growth area in the RV market, according to Kevin Broom of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). They’re a different... Read more

Lance Awards ’16 Trailer to Sweepstakes Winner

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Presenting the keys to Victor Finegold (L) were Tom Gaither, RVIA western show director, Bob Rogers, director of marketing for Lance Campers and Blake Shrofe, account executive at KTLA. Victor Finegold was named the winner of a Lance 1575 ultralight travel trailer after entering a sweepstakes drawing held during last October’s California RV Show in Pomona. “We couldn’t be happier to deliver this years California’s RV Show sweepstakes winner the keys to his brand new 2016 Lance... Read more

Cequent Names Heiller Sales & Technical Trainer

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Jerry Heiller Cequent Performance Products Inc., a key manufacturer of towing and trailer aftermarket products, announced that Jerry Heiller has joined the Plymouth, Mich.-based company as a sales and technical trainer for Western North America. According to a press release, Heiller will be responsible for coordinating and conducting product features and technical training events for the company’s internal staff, warehouse distributors and dealers/installer customers. He will also assist in... Read more

Black Book: Wholesale Values Return to Normal

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Wholesale RV values at auction returned to more traditional seasonal trends this month, according to the latest report by Black Book. “After nine long months of the two major RV segments moving in opposite directions, I’m pleased to report that the values of motorized and towable units sold at auction have finally started to move in a more coordinated manner,” stated Eric Lawrence, director of specialty products. “Prices are starting to rise across the board as we inch closer to... Read more

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