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Arizona Snowbird RV Park Sells For $1.37 Million

September 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Park Brokerage Inc. announced the sale of Augie’s Quail Trail RV Park in Gila Bend, Ariz., was completed Tuesday (Sept. 1) for the price of $1.37 million. North 78 Ventures LLC, an Arizona-based RV park and campground investor, acquired the property with Augies Quail Trail LLC as the seller. John Sheedy with Park Brokerage Inc. negotiated the transaction on behalf of the seller and procured the buyer. Quail Trail is an all-ages seasonal snowbird RV resort on 43 acres directly on the Interstate... Read more

Campendium Adding ‘RV Parks For Sale’ Listings

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Campendium, the web app that lets users find, review and virtually visit campgrounds, announced that it is now also a resource for those looking to buy and sell RV properties. With expanding inventory and more than 40,000 monthly visitors, Campendium’s RV Parks for Sale lets RV park sellers easily find potential buyers for their properties, and introduces investors to RV parks around the country. Co-founder and President Brian Easterling said, “68% of Campendium visitors are an in-market audience... Read more

RVIA Broadens Training, Networking at Louisville

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Attendees check out supplier booths at last year’s Louisville Show With two times more education and training than ever before, and a bevy of show exhibitor contract improvements, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show will bring an appealing mix of new plus tried-and-true to an expected crowd of more than 7,500, with nearly 60 manufacturers already signed up, as well as more than 200 suppliers. RVIA Today reported that the event, to be held Dec. 1-3 at... Read more

Dometic Will Host Several Events At Open House

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Dometic will be holding several events as part of the Elkhart County RV Open House for its RV dealers, distributors and OEM customers, including the following: Outdoor Reception – Monday, Sept. 21 from 4-7 p.m. Come and enjoy live entertainment, beer, wine and light appetizers. Enter to win an iPad Mini (must RSVP and be present at 5:30 pm drawing to win). Visit http://www.dometic.com/openhouse15 to RSVP the event and enter the iPad Mini contest. Enter to win a Dometic six-bottle wine chiller... Read more

VIDEO 2: ‘ROTV’ Visits Vintage Silver Streak Rally

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On this week’s “Rollin’ On TV” (ROTV) show Jeff Johnston visits the Silver Streak Trailer Folk Group rally and checks out the vintage Silver Streak trailers, motorhomes and truck campers. Also, Johnson demonstrates a simple one-step method to save fuel and Evanne Schmarder kicks up a standard three-bean salad a few notches with a great twist. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.    Read More →

Sobel Webinar to Focus on Key Selling Strategies

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For salespeople, understanding how to place a customer on the product that is right for them is an essential skill. According to a press release, an upcoming webinar from Sobel University will cover the importance of this step. Sobel University’s monthly training webinar for September will cover what to do when a salesperson shows the wrong product. Salespeople will learn how to understand those cues so that they don’t waste their customer’s time. The webinar will discuss how to find other... Read more

August Auto Sales Roll; Pickups, SUVs See Gains

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The auto industry saw the strongest sales in a decade in August as U.S. consumers continued their exodus from cars into crossovers, sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, according to USA Today. Fueled by low gas prices and high consumer confidence, the auto industry saw a seasonally adjusted rate that, if maintained all year, would amount to the sale of 17.8 million new cars and trucks, Autodata reports. Without the adjustments, individual automakers encountered mixed results due to comparisons... Read more

Northwood Intros Enhanced, Mobile-Friendly Site

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Northwood Manufacturing Inc. announced the launch of a newly revamped website, sporting a contemporary look with enhanced visuals and navigational tools, all of which are mobile-friendly.  According to a press release, the site’s content includes large-scale photographs in tile-style format as well as floorplans, highly-detailed feature and option lists, multiplatform navigation and updated and expanded video content. The site also features a new “Build Your RV” tool.  The... Read more

Riverside Adds Fiberglass Option to Trailer Lines

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New fiberglass trailer from Riverside Peru, Ind.-based Riverside Travel Trailer Inc. has expanded its product offering to include a fiberglass exterior as an option.  “We will be showing our new fiberglass sidewall trailer as well as our industry-exclusive angled metal exterior at the upcoming open house,” noted Mark Gerber, vice president of sales for Riverside. Riverside’s fiberglass sidewalls are double backed with Azdel, a material that does not absorb water proving additional durability. During... Read more

Patrick Acquires Key Wood Supplier to RV Market

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Patrick Industries Inc. announced today (Sept. 1) that it has completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Edwardsburg, Mich.-based North American Forest Products Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, North American Moulding LLC (collectively, “North American”). The Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier reported in a news release that North American is a major manufacturer and distributor, primarily for the recreational vehicle industry, of profile wraps, custom mouldings, laminated... Read more

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