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Country Coach Friends Helps Veterans Charity

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Country Coach Friends Inc. continued its tradition of giving back to communities where rallies are held, helping a local charity during a May 12-17 event in Kerrville, Texas. According to a press release, 86 motorcoach enthusiasts from nine states stretching from Florida to Washington and from Minnesota to Texas rallied at the Buckhorn Lake Resort and raised $22,330 to benefit Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas. Country Coach Friends is an international chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association... Read more

Fleetwood Adds Funtime RV to Dealer Network

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Motorhome manufacturer Fleetwood RV announced that it has expanded its dealer network to include a new partnership with Funtime RV Inc., based in Tualatin, Ore.  “Funtime RV will make a great partner to our dealer network,” said Lenny Razo, director of Class A diesel motorhomes, in a press release. “They have an outstanding history in the industry, and I am confident that their enthusiasm to represent Fleetwood RV will translate well to owners and customers.” Funtime RV will carry the Discovery,... Read more

Lippert Worker ‘Didn’t want to let Anyone Down’

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Austin Woolwine Austin Woolwine was ready to become a father. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, he had moved into a new apartment in Goshen, Ind., with his girlfriend, Kynadee Schutz, and her 2-year-old daughter, Liberty. He had just started work in the axle department of Lippert Components Inc. and wanted to make a good impression. “He didn’t want to let anybody down,” said Dawn Woolwine Kohler, Austin’s sister. “He was trying to raise a little girl. I mean, he was trying to do right... Read more

EarthRoamer Introducing ‘Family-Sized’ XV-HD

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XV-HD Xpedition Vehicle by EarthRoamer EarthRoamer, a manufacturer of Xpedition Vehicles, announced an expansion of its product line with the Ford F-650-based XV-HD. The Colorado-based company reported in a news release that the XV-HD accommodates up to eight people and boasts off-grid/off-road capabilities, providing “a much-needed alternative for those looking to explore the back country without sacrificing space or amenities.” EarthRoamer has been designing, building and perfecting... Read more

North Trail RV Center Deals With Fire Damage

May 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Fire ripped through the North Trail RV Center in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday (May 20) morning. The State Fire Marshal’s Office tells WINK News the fire caused nearly $600,000 in damage. “You can hear the propane tanks exploding, you can hear all of the tires letting all of the air out, and big fire balls coming out,” said Shaun O’Hara who captured the fire with his phone. This isn’t the first time an RV has gone up in flames at the dealership. Back in March, more than $1 million in damage... Read more

Workhorse to Re-enter Class A Chassis Market

May 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Workhorse Group Inc. announced today (May 20) plans to re-enter production of Class A motorhome chassis at its Union City, Ind., plant. Workhorse stated in a press release that it was one of the leaders in RV chassis during the strong RV marketplace of the mid-2000s. The steady growth back to strong current RV volumes, coupled with industry demand and interest, has resulted in the Workhorse brand re-entering the RV chassis market. “Our RV manufacturing customers have always relied on the... Read more

Thor Announces $60M Share Repurchase Plan

May 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Industries Inc. has entered into a repurchase agreement to regain ownership of more of its common stock, the Elkhart, Ind.-based company announced Tuesday (May 19). In a private transaction with The Thompson Family Foundation, Thor purchased 1 million shares of its common stock at $60 per share, according to a news release. The $60 million worth of shares were purchased with Thor’s available cash and represented just under 2% of the company’s issued and outstanding common stock. The... Read more

Lippert Raises Funds for Larry the Window Guy

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There were tears and hugs as Larry “The Window Guy” was reunited with his Lippert Components Inc. work family of 31 years on May 5. Plant 228 came together to welcome Larry as he visited the facility for the first time since his surgery and cancer treatment. Everyone wore shirts with a cartoon depiction of Larry as a superhero that were made and sold to raise money to help Larry with his mounting medical costs. The sale of the T-shirts helped raise $5,168 for Larry, and altogether more than... Read more

Motorhomes Attracting a Diverse Demographic

May 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Nine years ago, Chris Dunphy traded his long Silicon Valley commute for a different life on the road. He bought a 16-foot teardrop trailer, hit the highway, and hasn’t looked back since. Today, he and his partner, Cheri Ve Ard, a software developer from Florida whom he met eight years ago, crisscross the country in a 35-foot motorhome that includes a dual desk area, where they run their software and tech company. Outside Magazine reported that Dunphy, 42, and Ve Ard, 41, are among a growing number... Read more

EverGreen I-GO Intros 2 Bunkhouse Floorplans

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I-GO G291DBS interior EverGreen Recreational Vehicle LLC’s I-GO brand has added two bunkhouse floorplans. According to a press release, the new models provide more choices in kid-friendly bunkhouse models with large slide rooms that provide additional space for dining, gathering and sleeping. All the EverGreen I-GO brands are built lightweight for easy towing. The G240DBD features an open layout with plenty of room for the entire family. A large, single slide opens across from the kitchen... Read more

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