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FRVTA Fort Myers RV Show Set To Run Jan. 25-28

January 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Fort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show will motor into the Lee Civic Center this Jan. 25-28, featuring a wide range of product exhibited by 13 area dealers. “Attendees can view hundreds of new recreation vehicles of all different types, sizes and prices. It also features about 100 outdoor and camping supply vendors,” said Tom Wegge, president of Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), Region One, in a press release. “This family-friendly event focuses on the fun, flexibility and affordability... Read more

Truma to Conduct Four Product Training Sessions

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Truma will hold four training sessions for dealers and technicians throughout the country over the next two months covering how to properly operate, install and repair Truma products including the AquaGo and Truma Combi. “More customers are looking for RVs with Truma products already on board so there has been an increase in dealers stocking these coaches, in addition to offering aftermarket installations,” said Mark Howlett, senior vice president of business development with Truma. “As... Read more

RV Health Offers RVers Primary Care on the Road

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RV Health has launched as a telehealth program that can act as a primary care physician for RVers on the road, according to a press release. With monthly plans starting as low as $24 a month for the entire family, the program allows RVers access to a team of medical professionals through a virtual clinic, serving as a primary care physician through phone or video consultations. While RV Health is not an insurance plan, it provides network access to health care solutions including... Read more

2018 RV Industry Power Breakfast is Set for May 3

January 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The 6th Annual RV Industry Power Breakfast, now one of the highlights of the annual business calendar for the recreational vehicle arena, will convene on the morning of May 3 at the Northern Indiana Event Center, part of the RV/MH Hall of Fame on the northeast side of Elkhart, Ind., according to spokesmen for the organizing committee. Serving as a keynote speaker for this year’s Power Breakfast will be U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, a freshman Democrat who is expected to kick off his statewide... Read more

SSI: Canadian Towables Gain 12.3% for 11 Months

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Year-over-year Canadian towable sales continued to outpace last year, notching a 12.3% gain for the first 11 months of 2017. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), results by segment showed: • Travel trailer sales grew 13.8% year-over-year through November. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales were up 9.2% for the 11 months. • Folding camping trailer registrations fell 3.8% through November. • Park model RV sales rose by 12 units for the 11... Read more

Grand Design Transcend Named RVB ‘Top Debut’

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Grand Design Transcend travel trailer Grand Design Recreation Vehicles Co. was honored with a 2018 Top Debut award by RVBusiness as well as a Best of Show by RV Pro for its new introductory level Transcend travel trailer that debuted at the recent RVIA National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. The new travel trailer is one of only 25 RVs selected annually by RVB for Top Debut honors. “Grand Design has always been focused on high quality, high content, and high value in every segment of the industry... Read more

Brawny Trucks Take Center Stage at Detroit Show

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2019 Chevy Silverado LT Trailboss The dawn of self-driving cars might have been the focus of last week’s CES tech extravaganza in Las Vegas, but this week in Detroit it’s all about the trucks that Americans are buying today and which generate the profits that fund tomorrow’s innovations. Forbes reported that Americans love their pickups, and the truck leaders are giving them plenty to salivate over at this year’s North American International Auto Show, opening... Read more

Equalizer Adds Fiber Laser to Improve Production

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Equalizer Systems announced the addition of the Mazak optiplex nexus fiber laser to its Fab Shop production featuring a full automation production process. “The laser will help cut down costs, so we can better serve our customers,” said Division Manager Jason Loose in a press release. “Being fully automated, the laser can have a supply of material loaded in the evening, and by morning, a finished product ready for production. This machine also has a safety features... Read more

Stealth is RVDA of Canada ‘Endorsement Partner’

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada announced that it is entering into a new endorsement partnership with Stealth Enterprises, adding the suppliers’ aftermarket portable Wi-Fi offerings to its slate of endorsed products. According to a press release, the Stealth Wi-Fi system is a powerful receiver operating on its own private network which eliminates net traffic, using Wi-Fi hotspots on your mobile device and expensive data overages. In addition,... Read more

Grand Coach To Display Lines at Ariz. Auto Show

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Class B builder Grand Coach is displaying three of its motorhome lines this week at the Jan. 13-21 Barrett-Jackson Auto Show in Scottsdale, Ariz. According to a press release, Grand Coach will be represented by its Arizona dealer, Desert Autoplex RV, showcasing the company’s Dolphin, CapeCod and ExecuJet models. “Barrett-Jackson represents one of if not the most significant and prestigious automotive events of the year,” said Darryl Connors, president and CEO of Grand Coach. “We are... Read more

Tangeman Joins Alde Corp. as Service Technician

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Spencer Tangeman Hydronic heating system manufacturer Alde Corp. has appointed Spencer Tangeman as a service technician. According to a press release, Tangeman will lead training sessions on Alde maintenance and service, most recently at Airstream and Roadtrek dealerships. He provides inbound technical support to both dealer and end-user customers, and performs in-house product service and testing. Tangeman has nearly 10 years of experience as an automotive technician, as well as a background in... Read more

Winnebago Looking At Major Expansion in Indiana

January 15, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Winnebago Industries Inc. could nearly double its workforce with the potential addition of a new, high-tech manufacturing facility in Middlebury, Ind. The Goshen News reported that Mark Dobson, president and CEO of the Elkhart County Economic Development Corp., revealed details about the Forest City, Iowa-based company’s plans to the Elkhart County Council during the council’s meeting Saturday (Jan. 13). The county is one of three communities being considered as a site for a new plant. “It’s... Read more

SSI: Canadian Coach Sales up 38.2% for 11 Months

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Canadian Class A and Class motorhome registrations continued to climb as overall sales showed a 38.2% gain for the first 11 months of 2017. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), Thor Industries Inc. was the motorized sales leader through November, capturing a 40.9% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. with a 35.8% share and Winnebago Industries Inc. (11%). Class A registrations rose 18.4% through November as Thor led the segment... Read more

Indy RV Expo Reports Record Crowds, Solid Sales

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The Kittle family shops for an RV at the Indy Expo The Kittle family of New Castle, Ind. has had enough of tent camping. “We’ve been camping a few times in tents, and our friends had a camper. Whether it’s hot or raining or too far to try and take everything with the tent, we just hadn’t bought a camper,” Travis Kittle told RVBUSINESS.com as they were shopping along with record crowds at the Indy RV Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday (Jan. 13). “We got to experience... Read more

TMC to Show Full Line of Coaches at Tampa Show

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Tuscany 40RT diesel coach Thor Motor Coach will be on display a full line of products during this week’s Florida RV SuperShow, running Jan. 17-21 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Recently awarded with a 2018 Top RV Debut by RVBusiness, the Tuscany 40RT Class A diesel will debut to the public during the show, according to a press release. The single rear axle diesel pusher features a triple slideout, extensive kitchen workspace, two large screen TVs, multiplex... Read more

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