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Erwin Hymer to Showcase New Models in Tampa

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Erwin Hymer Group North America Inc. will be showcasing the Roadtrek and Hymer brands at this week’s Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa. According to a press release, Erwin Hymer will have two booths at the SuperShow this year, one dedicated to its Roadtrek brand and the other introducing the new Hymer brand. Both brands will be displaying their full lineup of products with two new models on display in the Hymer booth. Roadtrek, located in Booth No. 130 at the Florida State Fairgrounds, will... Read more

Leisure Systems Recognized as a Top Franchise

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Leisure Systems Inc.’s growing sales and profitability landed the Jellystone Park franchisor a spot in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 listing. With $106 million in sales in 2016, Leisure Systems was ranked No. 472 for its “exceptional performance across several areas, including financial strength and stability, growth rate and brand power,” according to a press release. “Our inclusion in the Franchise 500 not only reflects the growing financial strength of the Jellystone... Read more

Emerald Coaches Debuts ‘Mobile Service Trailer’

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In a move aimed at bolstering support for its growing roster of Emerald coach owners as well as the larger Prevost and Class A motorhome communities, Emerald Luxury Coaches has introduced its own mobile service trailer to provide on-site maintenance and troubleshooting at RV rallies and other events. “We see the trailer as an important supplement to the excellent service our coach owners already receive from our authorized dealers, Liberty Coach of Florida and Transwest,” said Emerald CEO John... Read more

McDaniel Joining Blue Ox as Outside Sales Rep

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Ron McDaniel Ron McDaniel has joined Blue Ox as an outside sales representative serving customers in Central, South Western, and Southern Texas and Louisiana. Previously, McDaniel served RV dealers as a regional territory manager and sales consultant focusing on sales and logistics in Louisiana, Mississippi and the Northern Gulf Coast. “Ron’s experience is in building relationships that focus on dealer confidence and trust,” said Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann in a press release. “His... Read more

Outlet Recreation Relocates Park Model Division

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An extended-stay trailer dealer has relocated after nearly 30 years in Moorhead, N.D., and the move means West Fargo will now account for a big part of all campers sold in the state. INFORUM reported that the move puts Outlet Recreation.com’s Lifetime RV division just blocks away from the company’s main store in West Fargo. The Lifetime division, which formerly operated as Larry’s RV in Moorhead until it became Lifetime RV when it was bought in 2015, took the place of Outlet Recreation.com’s... Read more

GM to Invest $1B in U.S. Factories, Adding Jobs

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General Motors Co. will make a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,500 jobs. Crain’s Detroit Business reported that the investment is part of the normal process of equipping factories to build new models, and it’s been planned for months, a person briefed on the matter told The Associated Press this week. Details of individual projects will be announced throughout the year, the Detroit-based automaker said in a news release. The Detroit automaker also... Read more

VIDEO 1: ‘Rollin On TV’ Travels to Austin, Texas

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On this week’s “Rollin On TV” (ROTV) program Jeff Johnston visits Austin, Texas, the first of the show’s 2017 RV destinations. Johnston’s tour offers a look at places to visit, things to do, where to eat while also checking out a few of the area’s RV parks and campgrounds. Also, the crew heads north to Oregon for a vintage trailer rally and examines some of the restored units. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home... Read more

ASA Intros Jensen Stereo for Heavy-Duty Sector

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ASA Electronics announced the introduction of the Jensen JHD36A stereo for the heavy-duty market, featuring Bluetooth hands-free calling and app control. “Customers already love the modern technology that allows for hands-free calls and system controls from any smart phone or tablet with the built-in app control. It is also Sirius XM ready so it appeals to a large market.” Mark Wojtys, HD industry manager at ASA Electronics, said in a press release, noting the stereo is perfect for all construction... Read more

Sys2K to Exhibit at Arrow Distributing Showcase

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Sys2K will be presenting new products, features, and demonstrations in Booth No. 412B at the 2017 Arrow Distributing Exhibitor’s Showcase, including the Sys2K and Arrow Distributing parts ordering integration feature. According to a press release, the integration was first announced in the beginning of September 2016 allowing dealerships to streamline the Arrow Distributing ordering process. “Our new integration with Sys2K is exciting and our dealers who use Sys2K are enthusiastic to start realizing... Read more

NATDA will Host Free Dealer Education Seminars

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The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) will be hosting free monthly dealer education webinars, according to a press release. The first session, “Increasing Profits for Your Dealership in 2017,” is scheduled for Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. (EST). The webinar, hosted by Rainmaker Consulting, will help dealerships by answering a few difficult questions: Do you know what your numbers are telling you to work on in 2017? If you want different results this year, do you know what you... Read more

SSI: Travel Trailers Soar in Nov. Canadian Report

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Year-over-year Canadian towable sales gained 15.1% in November, boosted by strong travel trailer performance, while falling 12.8% for the first 11 months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Results by segment showed: • Sales in the travel trailer sector soared 28.3% in November but declined 10% year-to-date. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales retreated 14.3% for the month and 23% through November. • Folding camping trailer registrations rose 15.4% in November... Read more

Lazydays Names Kuchipudi as VP of Operations

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Lazydays RV has appointed Srinivas “Kuch” Kuchipudi to its senior leadership team as vice president of operations and supply chain. According to a press release, Kuchipudi will oversee the procurement and management of Lazydays’ vehicles, parts, accessories, retail and Internet-related operations and supply chains. He will be based at the company’s flagship location in Tampa, reporting to Chairman and CEO Bill Murnane. “Kuch’s broad breadth of experience will be a great asset to Lazydays... Read more

TMC to Spotlight Quantum at Tampa SuperShow

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Thor Quantum front cab area Thor Motor Coach (TMC) products will be on full display to the public at Florida RV SuperShow, running Thursday (Jan. 18) through Sunday at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. During the show, hosted by the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), TMC will spotlight the Quantum KM24 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which was recently named as a 2017 Top RV Debut by RVBusiness. The fuel-efficient diesel motorhome features a full wall slideout and abundance of sleeping areas.... Read more

Whitlock Joining ‘Blue Ox’ as Outside Sales Rep

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Darren Whitlock Darren Whitlock has joined Blue Ox as an outside sales representative serving customers in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. “Darren’s in-depth experience is in helping dealers grow their business,” said Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann in a press release. “Darren’s expertise in helping dealers promote sales, building solid customer relationships, and his existing knowledge of the products we manufacture, makes him a great asset to his dealers from his first day... Read more

Garmin RV 770 LMT-S Offers Updated Travel Info

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Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced the latest expansion to its RV-dedicated navigator series with the introduction of the new RV 770 LMT-S model, according to a press release. Built specifically for camping enthusiasts, the RV 770 LMT-S offers advanced RV-specific navigation solutions, including free live services with real-time traffic updates, basic weather information and more. The new navigator offers a bright edge-to-edge 6.95-inch display that can be viewed any time... Read more

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