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VIDEO 2: Coachmen Details ‘Lamination Process’

April 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Coachmen RV, a division of Forest River Inc., offers an in-depth, full walk-around of its lamination process highlighting all of the features and benefits. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Texas Campground Owners Association to Meet

April 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

New regulations require Texas campgrounds, RV parks and resorts to have policies in place that either allow or prohibit guests from openly carrying firearms, according to a release from the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), whose attorney will address this and other new regulations during the association’s Spring Meeting, which takes places April 23 to 25 at the Lake Conroe KOA. Park operators also must have their guests acknowledge their understanding of these policies when they... Read more

National Park Service, Foundation Intro ‘Parks 101’

April 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

In conjunction with this year’s National Park Week from April 15-23, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation has launched Parks 101, an ongoing series of hidden histories that showcase unexpected stories and experiences from America’s national parks and programs. An extension of the Find Your Park movement, Parks 101 also marks the 101st year of the National Park Service. From celebrities to local heroes and National Park Service Rangers, diverse narrators will call upon... Read more

Blue Ox, NTP-STAG Host OXSMART Training Clinic

April 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Along with sponsor NTP-STAG, Blue Ox  held the largest spring OXSMART Training session in the company’s history with 34 service technicians attending the hands-on seminar in late March in West Point, Neb. “Even as we continue to expand our OXSMART Training and Education classes to venues nationwide and in Canada, we still really love the opportunity to host the event right here at home in Nebraska,” said Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann. “In addition to installation... Read more

FMCA Returning to Georgia for 2018 Convention

April 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) announced today (April 18) that the organization will be heading back to a favorite venue for its 97th International Convention and RV Expo. Members of the RV owners group will gather March 15-18, 2018, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Ga. According to a release, this will be FMCA’s 10th convention at this world-class facility located less than two hours south of Atlanta. Various improvements have been made to the venue over the... Read more

Forest River Bus Division Sweeps Ford Rankings

April 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time ever, Forest River Inc.’s three bus divisions swept the top three spots in Ford Motor Company’s annual list of top volume shuttle bus pool account results, according to a company release. Starcraft Bus, Glaval Bus and Elkhart Coach finished first, second and third, respectively. David Wright of Forest River stated, “Starcraft Bus has held the top position with Ford for 11 years in a row with Elkhart Coach and Glaval Bus occupying the top three spots at various... Read more

ITR Announces ‘ITRTouch’ for RV, Marine Heaters

April 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

International Thermal Research Ltd. (ITR), manufacturers of diesel-fired heaters for space and hot water, today (April 18) announced the launch of the ITRTouch control. The ITRTouch control is compatible with most ITR products, including the Oasis and Hurricane heating systems used throughout the RV and marine industries, as well as the new Oasis NE-S and Oasis NE heating systems used in Class A motorhomes and the Hurricane SCH25 used for boats. A unique and user-friendly interface and help... Read more

Lemonis Irked City Bans Flag at Camping World

April 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The CEO of a major company is upset over controversy surrounding the American flag and his business, according to a report by the Lexington Herald-Leader. Marcus Lemonis Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World Inc., tweeted Tuesday (April 18) “what’s up with not allowing a #Americanflag at @CampingWorld.” The tweet, which was directed at the city of Georgetown, Ky., had more than 240 retweets as of Monday afternoon. Camping World sells recreation vehicles and outdoor gear. It has a Kentucky... Read more

Love to Travel? Be a Fantasy Tour Wagon Master

April 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Leonard and Cherry Stokes Editor’s Note: The following release offers a first-hand look at a retired couple’s RV journey to Alaska with Fantasy RV Tours, which inspired them to become master wagon masters for the Las Vegas-based RV travel company. The lure of travel is on the bucket list of many, if not all, retirees. Basking on the white beaches of Florida, exploring Alaska’s wild frontiers, experiencing different cultures and festivals, tasting foods from different regions, learning... Read more

ELS Posts 5.6% Revenue Gain During First Quarter

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Equity LifesStyle Properties Inc., a Chicago-based real-estate investment trust, announced its results today (April 17) for the first fiscal quarter, which ended March 31. The company’s total revenues increased $12.3 million, or 5.6%, to $232.4 million, compared to $220.1 million for the same period in 2016. Net income increased $6.3 million to $56.9 million, compared to $50.6 million in the same quarter of 2016. Funds from operations rose $8.5 million to $93.1 million, compared to $84.6 million... Read more

Alliance Coach Leases 9 Acres to Expand Fla. Site

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Alliance Coach has signed a lease agreement allowing the company to significantly expand its road frontage on State Route 44 in Wildwood, Fla., the company reported in a release. Beginning June 1, the company will have more than nine acres of space to devote to additional inventory and a new sales office easily accessible from the roadway. Wildwood Sales Manager Tom Peterson noted, “Gaining all this road frontage will provide us with much better exposure for higher traffic and give the sales... Read more

Priority One Adds to Equipment Finance Division

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Priority One Financial Services Inc., one of the recreational industry’s oldest and largest F&I outsourcing provider, announced today (April 18) that Tom Newell has moved into the company’s equipment finance division. Tom Newell According to a release, Newell is no stranger to Priority One as he has served in several positions throughout his career at the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based company. Previously, Newell was a finance manager where he assisted dealers with moving additional... Read more

Southside RV Centre Seeks Community Partners

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Southside Dodge and RV Centre in Red Deer, Alberta, has “a proud history of giving back to the community in a myriad of ways,” according to a report by Todayville.com. Whether it’s through the United Way, the Ronald McDonald House, Aspire Special Needs Services Resource Centre, or one of many other community agencies, Southside is constantly looking for new ways to give back. On Friday (April 21), the public is invited to a special BBQ at Southside RV Centre in support of the Red... Read more

Ally Financial Declares $.08 Quarterly Dividend

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The board of directors of Ally Financial Inc. declared a quarterly cash dividend today (April 18) of $0.08 per share of the company’s common stock, payable on May 15 to shareholders of record on May 1, according to a company announcement. A prominent player in the RV market, Ally Financial is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. According... Read more

RVIA Investigating National Trade Show Options

April 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced today (April 17) that it is currently working with an independent research firm, Stax Inc., to conduct extensive research to identify opportunities for improvements and to understand the optimal timing and location for the RVIA National Industry Trade Show moving forward.    According to a statement, the first research effort of this magnitude for the association will include member phone interviews along with an online survey... Read more

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