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Video: 2015 World RV Conference in Melbourne

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The World RV Conference marked its third edition Feb. 25-27 in Melbourne, Australia, attracting around 320 attendees representing 15 countries, including a contingent from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Attendees gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne’s “French Quarter” for the international conference designed to promote unity and cooperation within an increasingly connected global RV community. The video below offers a snapshot of the conference, including the arrival... Read more

Elkhart Supplier Gets Tax Break For Expansion

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Officials in Indiana’s Elkhart County officials formalized the deal granting Global Link Distribution Corp. a tax break on a planned $4 million expansion that would create eight jobs. The Elkhart Truth reported that the issue first came to the Elkhart City Council on Feb. 2, when officials initially approved a resolution declaring the area where Global Link plans to build an “economic revitalization area,” the first step in the tax abatement process. On Monday (March 2) the council granted... Read more

Lazydays RV Naming Otero as Service Manager

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Ellen Otero Lazydays RV announced that Ellen Otero has been promoted to service manager for the company. According to a press release, Otero is a 12-year Lazydays service expert and will now oversee a team of approximately 40 service team members while continuing to “ensure a streamlined process for all Lazydays service customers.” At the 220 service bay RV repair center in Tampa, Otero is responsible for managing daily service activities taking place at Lazydays including overseeing... Read more

NTEA’s Work Truck Show Opens Today in Indy

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Show floor at 2014 Work Truck Show To continuously improve The Work Truck Show, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, has added several features for 2015 to provide answers for many of the common issues facing fleet fleet managers. American City & County reported that The Work Truck Show 2015, North America’s largest work truck event, opened today (March 4) and runs through Friday at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Educational programming, including the Green... Read more

Indiana Transport Approved on RV Staging Lot

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Elkhart County Commissioners recently gave final approval for a proposed recreational vehicle storage lot near Middlebury, Ind, despite heavy opposition from the site’s neighbors. The Elkhart Truth reported that commissioners unanimously approved rezoning a property on C.R. 2, just west of the LaGrange County line and south of the Indiana/Michigan border, from agricultural to manufacturing. Indiana Transport plans to build a lot there for the staging of RVs before their delivery to dealers around... Read more

Roadtrek Leads ‘B’ Sales for 25th Straight Year

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For the 25th straight year, Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. ranked as the top-selling Class B builder in 2014, according to recently published numbers by Statistical Surveys Inc. The company reported in a press release that the 2014 Class B retail motorhome retail numbers showed Roadtrek with a 35.6% market share overall in North America as the company captured the No. 1 ranking in both the U.S. and Canadian markets. “In this competitive landscape, we are proud that our leading... Read more

Little Guy, Blue Ice Vodka Forming Partnership

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Blue Ice Vodka has announced a partnership with teardrop trailer manufacturer Little Guy Worldwide. According to a press release, Blue Ice Vodka is tapping into the popularity of retro teardrop trailers in America to “enhance brand awareness, attract new consumers and excite their image.” To mark the new partnership, Little Guy Worldwide created the ultimate traveling vodka bar, complete with a sink, electric ice chest, and a built-in blender with a backlit display shelf to showcase... Read more

Helwig Engineers New Line for ‘Ram ProMaster’

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Hellwig’s new helper spring for Ram ProMaster van Hellwig Products Co. Inc. has introduced a new line designed for use with the Ram ProMaster Van. According to a press release, the Hellwig helper spring gives additional load support to the Ram ProMaster by adding an additional leaf below the factory leaf pack. The added springs provide the support when loaded without the jarring ride when empty since it engages more as the vehicle suspension is compressed. It includes everything necessary to... Read more

Visit California Adds Two Campground Officials

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Debbie Sipe Two prominent campground industry officials have been appointed to positions with Visit California, the non-profit marketing organization that keeps California top-of-mind as a travel destination. Gene H. Zanger, a co-owner and operator of the historic Casa de Fruta tourism complex and its 300-space RV Orchard Resort in Hollister, was appointed to the Visit California board last week while Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds, was... Read more

FMCA Readying for 92nd Reunion in Wisconsin

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Cincinnati-based Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) will host its 92nd Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis., July 29 through Aug. 1. According to a release, the association will be making a return visit to Madison, having hosted events there in 1984 and 2011 as well. “The folks at the Alliant Energy Center and in the city of Madison rolled out the red carpet for FMCA in 2011, and we had a great time during our visit,” FMCA National President... Read more

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