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Slater to Oversee EverGreen’s Ever-Lite Brand

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Kevin Slater EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced the appointment of Kevin Slater as Ever-Lite product manager. An original member of the EverGreen management team, Slater has more than 30 years of experience in various facets of the RV industry. According to a press release, Slater will manage the sales and development of the original Ever-Lite brand as well as enhance dealer relations. “I have been with the company since we opened, and have a fond attachment to both EverGreen... Read more

RV Revenue Boosts Patrick’s 2Q Performance

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Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier Patrick Industries Inc. today (July 29) reported strong gains in second-quarter revenue and income, boosted by robust sales in the RV sector. Net sales for the second quarter of 2014 increased $28.3 million, or 17.7%, to $187.9 million from $159.6 million in the same quarter of 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to a 19% increase in the company’s revenue from the RV industry, which represented 75% of the company’s second quarter 2014 sales. Net income... Read more

Airstream Inc. Announces List of Top Dealers

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Airstream Inc. announced its top U.S. dealer rankings based on retail units sold between May 2013 and May 2014 during the company’s dealer meeting in Charleston, S.C. Airstream’s “Top Dealer” winner, Colonial Airstream, is a family owned dealership and leads retail sales in both the touring coach and travel trailer classes. Based in Lakewood, N.J., Colonial has dedicated sales staff for Airstream that provides industry leading sales support and exceptional service after the sale. Airstream... Read more

Thor is a ‘Silver Partner’ for RVDA Convention

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announce that Thor Industries Inc. is a Silver Partner of the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10– 14at Bally’s in Las Vegas. According to a press release, the convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. As part of their 2014 partnership agreement, Thor is providing a dealer lounge complete with comfortable seating and complimentary Wi-Fi. The dealer lounge will be located between... Read more

VIDEO 2: Entegra Coach ‘Cab Forward’ Design

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Today’s video comes from Entegra Coach Inc. offering an in-depth look at the Class A builder’s “Cab Forward” design that improves the overall ride and comfort in the motorhome. To access the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Al-KO to Participate in Vendor Training +Plus

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AL-KO Axis, an international manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and other accessories, is presenting a Vendor Training +Plus session at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, slated for Nov. 10-14 in Las Vegas. According to a report on RV Executive Today Online, more than a dozen companies will be offering these free sessions, and there are topics of interest to every dealership department. Attendees may also earn CEUs. AL-Ko Axis Director of RV Sales Kary Royer will discuss the future... Read more

Riverside Reintroduces SKY Trailer Floorplan

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Riverside Travel Trailer Inc. has reintroduced one of the most popular floorplans of the late 1970s and early 1980s with its new 24SKY model. “This floorplan design was a top seller for years during the late 1970s and early 1980s” said Jerry Sell, sales manager for the Peru, Ind., manufacturer. “It should sell well to the Baby Boomer families just entering the RV market because they will remember the great times they had as kids camping in a model just like this.” The SKY model provides... Read more

Aussie-Based Apollo to Sell Winnebago Brand

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Winnebago Industries Inc. announced the company has entered into a licensing agreement with Australian-owned Winnebago RV Pty Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo, allowing the firm to use certain of Winnebago’s trademarks on motorhomes, campervans and towable RVs across Australia and New Zealand. Winnebago RV Pty Ltd also entered into a distribution agreement withWinnebago of Indiana LLC, an Iowa limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary ofWinnebago Industries, for... Read more

Orthwein to Be Inducted into RV Hall of Fame

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Peter Orthwein Thor Industries Inc. Executive Chairman and co-founder Peter B. Orthwein will be inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame at a gala dinner and induction ceremony honoring the Class of 2014 at 7 p.m. on Aug. 4 in Elkhart, Ind. “We are happy to celebrate our co-founder Peter Orthwein being inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame. This is a great honor in our industry and one that is well deserved,” said Bob Martin, Thor president and CEO. “Throughout his 34 years with Thor,... Read more

Winnebago Towables Appoints Ulbright DSM

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Dewey Ulbright Winnebago Industries Towables has named Dewey Ulbright as district sales manager for the Northwest region of the United States. Ulbright is a 13-year veteran of the RV industry and has been serving West Coast dealers for the past 10 years. With experience in retail sales as well as wholesale RV experience, Ulbright brings a vast knowledge of the towable markets in the Western territory. Most recently he was a product manager with a competing manufacturer helping develop new product... Read more

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