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Ingrassia: Con/Expo Provides ‘Personal’ Touch

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  Phil Ingrassia Editor’s Note: The following column, authored by Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) President Phil Ingrassia and appearing in the August issue of RV Executive Today, promotes the importance of personal, face-to-face contact – a key component of the RV Dealers Convention/Expo – versus Internet communication. Like a lot of people in the RV industry, I am “LinkedIn” through a number of online networking services. I’ve been able to connect with new... Read more

Report: Labor Day Gas Cost Cheapest in Years

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Gas prices usually drop in the fall. This year, prices at the pump began falling in early summer and kept on heading down, resulting in the cheapest holiday weekend for gas since 2010. Time reported that earlier this month, an Edmunds survey indicated that as many as three-fourths of all Americans were likely to take a road trip before Labor Day weekend marked the unofficial end of summer. According to AAA, nearly 35 million Americans will be heading at least 50 miles away from home over the holiday... Read more

Dealer Webinar Will Offer Tips on Food Safety

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Providing refreshments for customers in the dealership or at outdoor events is a great way to build good will and enhance the customer experience. But, according to a press release, there are potential dangers involving food safety. A free webinar Sept. 4 at noon ET, presented by the Mike Molino RV Learning Center in conjunction with online marketing firm KPA, will examine how to avoid food borne illness. RV dealers’ participation in the free, live event helps support the Learning Center’s... Read more

VIDEO 1: ROTV Takes New Solei for Test Drive

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On this week’s “Rollin’ On TV” show, Jeff Johnston takes a new Itasca Solei for a two-day test run and offers his feedback on the Class A coach from Winnebago Industries Inc. Also, Evanne Schmarder continues her RVing adventure “Down Under” as she visits the Lakeside Resort in Forester New South Wales. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Go RVing, SI ‘Tailgate Tour’ Kicks Off Saturday

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Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated and Go RVing have teamed up for the second consecutive year to produce a 10-city tour of college campuses and stadiums in celebration of two of America’s great pastimes: tailgating and RVing. According to a press release, the Sports Illustrated College Football Tailgate Tour, presented by Go RVing, launches Saturday (Aug. 30) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where the defending national champion and pre-season No. 1 Florida State Seminoles... Read more

RV Dealers Can Still Register for NATDA Show

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The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) reported that over 475 dealers have registered at the 2014 NATDA Trade Show & Convention, Sept. 4-6 in St. Louis. The organization stated in a press release that it has also sold out of the 2,000 hotel room nights at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel along with the two additional host hotels. NATDA reported it is still offering free admission to all RV dealers wanting to attend the event along with cash discounts, freight allowances... Read more

Elkhart County Industrial Space Getting Scarce

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In the mid 2000s, factories in Indiana’s Elkhart County were humming and developers built industrial space on speculation they would be able to easily find tenants or buyers. Then the economy crashed in 2008 and 2009, and suddenly space was abundant and cheap. According to a report by the Elkhart Truth, as manufacturers have recovered, led by the booming recreational vehicle market, firms looking to expand are finding it increasingly difficult to find not only enough skilled workers, but adequate... Read more

Trojan Battery Joins World RV Conference ’15

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Leading international battery supplier Trojan Battery Co., in conjunction with its Australian distributor Alco Battery Sales, will be using the World RV Conference 2015 in Melbourne to launch new products to the international marketplace. According to a press release, Trojan is the second global company to support the event following Dometic Corp. stepping up as presenting partner for the event, which is being hosted by Caravan Industry Association of Australia from Feb. 25-27, 2015. With registrations... Read more

Goshen, Ind., Car Dealer Will Start Selling RVs

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 A car dealer on the north side of Goshen, Ind., will start selling recreational vehicles. The Elkhart Truth reported that Goshen Buick received permission from the Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals  to allow an RV sales and display area just southeast of the dealership. The lot will also have 15 parking spaces, even though 23 are required by the board’s rules. The board approved the 15 parking spaces because they found the lesser number of spaces would not threaten the public’s health and because... Read more

MSN Money: Winnebago’s Sales Rolling Again

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Consider the Winnebago. Just five years ago, the brontosaurus of consumer vehicles looked as if it might be on the point of extinction. MSN Money reported that sales had been sliding for several years before plunging off a precipice as the financial crisis deepened into a global recession in 2009. That year, Winnebago Industries Inc. tallied $211 million in sales, less than a fifth of the 2004 figure. The whole recreational vehicle (RV) industry appeared to be wheezing toward its demise. In what... Read more

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