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Forest River will Build on Supreme Corp. Property

June 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Goshen Plan Commission Tuesday (June 20) approved a request by Supreme Corp. for a four-lot major industrial subdivision on the north side of East Kercher Road on the city’s south side containing approximately 34.81 acres. The Goshen News reported that  the property is currently developed with multiple buildings on multiple tax parcels, all currently owned by Supreme Corp. Supreme intends to retain Lot 1 of the property, which contains the Supreme corporate office, though the company has... Read more

‘CURT’ Adds Towed-Vehicle Harnesses to Lineup

June 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

CURT Group, a manufacturer of hitches and a complete line of towing products, has added a new line of towed-vehicle RV harnesses to its electrical offering.  According to a press release, a towed-vehicle RV harness is very similar to a CURT custom wiring harness, and is designed to “T” into the vehicle’s electrical system, using OEM-compatible plugs and provide a standard 4-way flat connector. Instead of using this connector to plug in the trailer wiring, the vehicle is able to plug... Read more

RVC Reaches Out To Aid Former Cruise Inn Parks

June 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

RVC Outdoor Destinations, a Memphis, Tenn.-based provider of outdoor oriented resorts, announced that it’s offering to assist the 42 Cruise Inn parks left without brand and management support. According to a press release, the board of Coral Springs, Fla.-based Cruise Inn RV Parks and Cabins voted to abruptly end operations earlier this month. Founded in 2006, RVC Outdoor Destinations has a portfolio that includes RV resorts across America. The mission behind the RVC model is to “actively... Read more

Forest River Acquires Conversion Builder Battisti

June 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Forest River Inc. today (June 19) announced the acquisition of certain assets of Battisti Customs Inc., a leading vehicle conversion company located in Elkhart, Ind. According to a release, Battisti Customs produces luxury conversions on multiple platforms including Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit and the Ram ProMaster chassis. It also performs a variety of limo and specialty upfits for various bus manufacturers, including an exclusive agreement with Forest River-owned Berkshire... Read more

’17 Heartland Owners Rally Draws 495 To Goshen

June 20, 2017 by · 1 Comment 

The North American Heartland Owners Rally drew 495 attendees to the Elkhart County 4H Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind. The June 13-18 rally, which featured 246 units on display, is a biannual event held on uneven years near the Heartland manufacturing base and corporate headquarters. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page). Jim Beletti, director of owner’s interests for Heartland, runs the club and could be considered a full-timer himself, spending... Read more

Elkhart to Host RV Leaders from China Sister City

June 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A group from China’s RV manufacturing hub is coming to Elkhart, Ind., on Wednesday (June 21) to collaborate with leaders from America’s RV industry. The Elkhart Truth reported that as part of the city’s newest official “Sister Cities International” relationship, a delegation from Tongxiang City, China, is traveling to northern Indiana to expand and improve arts, culture, youth offerings, education, business, trade, community development and the exchange... Read more

American RV Breaks Ground on $2.5M Expansion

June 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Cutlerville Mich.-based American RV is undergoing a $2.5-million expansion, according to a report by the Grand Rapids Business Journal. The more than 21,000-square-foot expansion at American RV is expected to create up to 15 jobs. Construction started last month and will finish in February 2018. The project will add a total of 14,000 square feet for showroom space, office space and waiting rooms, as well as 8,413 square feet for six service bays. The new showroom will... Read more

Weekend Warrior Buys Idaho Production Campus

June 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Weekend Warrior, a division of Omega RV LLC, announced it has acquired a 27-acre campus to expand production capacity. The company, based in Caldwell, Idaho, manufactures Weekend Warrior toy haulers under the oversight of Mark Warmoth.  The campus is part of the former Kit Manufacturing complex in Caldwell adjacent to the current manufacturing plant. General Manager and partner Don Day reported, “The current wave of sales fueled by pent-up demand for the brand and improving economy has... Read more

RVDA of Canada Seeks ‘Dealer of Year’ Nominees

June 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada, in conjunction with Camping Canada’s RV Lifestyle Magazine and Camping Canada’s Dealer News, is inviting nominations for the 2017 Walter Paseska Canadian RV Dealer of the Year award. Established in 1989 by Camping Canada, and dedicated to Paseska for his many years of commitment and dedication to the RV industry, the award is given to a Canadian RV acting dealer principal on the basis of the following criteria: • Long-term dedication... Read more

Jayco is a ‘4 Star Sponsor’ for RVSEF Conference

June 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Jayco Inc. will serve as a “4-Star Preferred Sponsor” for the 2017 RV Technical, Education & Safety (RVSEF) conference, slated to run Oct. 1-5 in Elizabethtown, Ky.  “Sponsorships range from one to five stars and top level ‘Diamond,’ said Walter Cannon, executive director of the RVSEF, in a press release. “We are very pleased that Jayco has elected to help sponsor our 2017 conference. We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with Jayco and look forward to... Read more

Meyer Rolling Out Thetford-Norcold Sales Promo

June 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Meyer Distributing announced the launch of “Thetford-Norcold Summer Sales Days, beginning Wednesday (June 21) and ending July 21.  According to a press release, all Thetford-Norcold products will be offered at a discounted price. In addition, select fast-selling products can be purchased in quantity to qualify for free products during the special promotion period.  Midwest Regional Sales Manager Paul Tustin said that all the Meyer warehouses are now fully stocked with the... Read more

Sika Adhesives Now Available Through ‘Amazon’

June 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Sika announced that it is offering a selection of some of its most popular Sikaflex and Sikasil adhesives and sealants on Amazon.com. According to a press release, the adhesives and sealants have a wide range of uses for marine, RV and household applications. Offerings available on Amazon include: • Sikaflex-221 is a one-component, multi-purpose, non-sag polyurethane sealant/adhesive that cures on exposure to atmospheric humidity to form a durable elastomer. It is available in aluminum gray... Read more

D&W Inc.’s 50-Year Run has Strong Family Roots

June 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

D&W President Tony Warning cuts the red ribbon to make the company’s 50th anniversary A sense of family has always been an integral part of D&W Inc., a supplier of mirror, heat-ducting products, heating and AC outlets, and sealants to the RV industry. That heritage was proudly on display Thursday (June 15) as the company marked its 50th year of operation since its founding by Dudley Warning with a celebration luncheon at its headquarters in Elkhart, Ind.   According to Warning’s... Read more

Sam Zell Sounds Off on Trump, Next Recession

June 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

 EDITOR’S NOTE: Sam Zell, the outspoken chairman of private investment firm Equity International whose interview appeared in last week’s issue of Barron’s magazine, is a key investor in and chairman of Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS), a Chicago-based real estate investment trust that owns and operates Encore RV parks and the Thousand Trails network of more than 180 RV resorts and campgrounds nationwide. Zell, in his interview, addresses the Trump administration, the next economic downturn,... Read more

Self-Contained, Self-Inflating AIR OPUS to Debut

June 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Simplicity. Efficiency. There’s only one camper that truly embraces the art of the quick campground set-up: The AIR OPUS, the world’s first self-inflating camper trailer, according to a report by MRV The Buzz. Inflating in just 90 seconds, the AIR OPUS camper reduces overall setup time and removes the tradition of setting up poles completely. By just pressing a switch, an electric pump fitted inside the camper begins to inflate the AIR OPUS. It’s astonishing to watch as the AIR... Read more

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