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Heartland to Launch ‘3-Year Structural Warranty’

September 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

In line with a strategic initiative to improve overall quality and streamline customer service, Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC announced today (Sept. 18) the launch of a 3-year limited structural warranty. The program goes into effect covering new manufactured units on Nov. 1. The move comes on the heels of Heartland’s multi-pronged expansion project in January at its Elkhart, Ind., headquarters and Cruiser RV/DRV Luxury Suites division in nearby Howe that added more than 500,000 square... Read more

Slideshow: Open House Expecting 4,000 Dealers

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Dealers check out the hundreds of RVs on display at Open House It was shiny new RVs for as far as the eye could see on in Elkhart, Ind., Monday (Sept. 18) morning as RV dealers and manufacturers from across the country gathered for the kickoff of the 2017 Elkhart RV Open House. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page). The Goshen News reported that the event, which runs through Friday, has grown over the years to become one of the premier trade... Read more

TMC Showcasing 2018 Lines At RV Open House

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TMC display at RV/MH Hall of Fame features 80 motorhomes Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is unveiling a large selection of all-new 2018 products to its dealer network at this week’s Elkhart RV Open House with 80 motorhomes on display. “Thor Motor Coach continues to lead the market with models and designs that are ‘made to fit’ the budgets and lifestyles of today’s motorhome buyer,” said TMC Vice President of Product Development Jon Krider in a press release. “We are... Read more

LCI to Show Product, Offer Tours at Open House

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Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced plans to unveil several new interior RV and Furrion-brand electronic products at the 2017 Elkhart RV Open House. According to a press release, LCI’s latest product innovations will be displayed on a variety of 2018 model units. Interior, kitchen and appliance products on display will include: • Stainless steel sinks – LCI’s line of stainless steel sinks provide a residential aesthetic and is a prime example of LCI’s “overall interior products... Read more

15 Fixed Operations Workshops Slated for RVDA

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A total of 15 workshops are set for fixed operations professionals attending the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, making it an important event for dealers who want their parts and service staff to excel in their field. According to a press release, the Nov. 6-10 convention dates “make the timing ideal since it follows the peak of the season.” All parts and service personnel are also invited to attend an awards and education session for the Society of Certified RV Professionals... Read more

Camping World, MLB Announce New Partnership

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Camping World Holdings (CWH) and Major League Baseball announced a multiyear partnership making Camping World the official RV dealer, official RV and outdoor supply company plus presenting partner of the 2017 American League Championship Series (ALCS) and 2017 National League Championship Series (NLCS). According to a press release, the long-term partnership includes major licensing and retail components that will feature officially licensed MLB products sold at Camping World and other... Read more

inTech Luna Offering Jensen Package From ASA

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inTech Trailers Vice President of Sales Rich Schnippel (left) and ASA Electronics RV OEM Sales Manager Jeff Gray Elkhart, Ind.-based ASA Electronics announced the supplier will be providing JENSEN stereos and TVs to inTech trailers for its new Luna models. According to a press release, the Nappanee, Ind.-based trailer manufacturer unveiled the new unit at the this week’s Elkhart RV Open House. The Luna will be equipped with the JWM70A wall-mount stereo, featuring independent volume... Read more

Thunderbolt Toy Haulers Add Lippert OneControl

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Lippert Components Inc. (LCI), in conjunction with Forest River Inc., announced that all 2018 XLR Thunderbolt toy hauler fifth-wheel floorplans will offer OneControl ConnectAnywhere cellular technology. According to a press release, OneControl ConnectAnywhere is an enhanced version of the OneControl Wireless system (formerly myRV) that utilizes the local Wi-Fi network to allow XLR Thunderbolt owners the ability to access certain controls and functions of their coach virtually anywhere.... Read more

‘Weekend Warrior’ Intros 3 Toy Hauler Floorplans

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Mark Warmoth and his design team at Caldwell, Idaho-based Weekend Warrior announced the launch ofthree new toy hauler models. According to a press release, the new floorplans accommodate the popular four-seater side-by-side ATV and four-seater UTV-Plus Quad ATV, while “maximizing sleeping arrangements and carrying capacity.”  “We designed in extra structural integrity for great capacity and then my partner Don Day brought in interior designers for two killer interiors,”... Read more

Thor will Release 4Q, Year-End Earnings Sept. 27

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Thor Industries Inc. announced that the Elkhart, Ind.-based company will issue fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year earnings on Sept. 27 after market close.   Thor will be hosting individual calls with investors following the release.  Interested investors may schedule 20-minute time slots beginning at 4:20 pm ET on the release date.   The company announced record third-quarter net income and revenues in its fiscal third quarter of $111.3 million and $2.02 billion,... Read more

MARVAC is Rolling Out Fall Detroit Show Oct. 4-8

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The 28th Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show, running Oct. 4-8 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., will feature more than 280 units and 50 RV brands on display along with exhibits featuring parts and accessories, campground information, on-site RV financing and RV rentals. According to a press release, multiple Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) RV dealers and campgrounds will be on hand to showcase 2017-2018 models, as well as... Read more

Dutchmen Unveiling Astoria at RV Open House

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Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. is unveiling the Astoria by Aerolite, a fifth-wheel targeting the half-ton market, during this week’s Elkhart RV Open House. According to a press release, with the Astoria Dutchmen is set to deliver a fifth-wheel that provides “highly visible, value-driven standard features.” “At Dutchmen, we are always pushing to lead the way in product innovation, streamlined product offerings and dealer partnerships. The all-new Astoria is yet another example... Read more

K-Z Partners With LCI On Duncan Windshields

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Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced that K-Z RV will offer floorplans on its 2018 Spree and SportTrek Touring models featuring windshields supplied and installed by Duncan Systems, a subsidiary of Lippert Components. According to a press release, the windshields featured on these models are manufactured utilizing DOT certified laminated glass supplied by Duncan Systems. These frameless windshields are bonded directly to the RV’s cap using Dow Automotive BETASEAL urethanes and primers.... Read more

KPA Webinar Will Examine Ethics in Workplace

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KPA, in conjunction with the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, will host a webinar on Sept. 21 at noon (EDT) examining what steps every employer can take to reduce liability and encourage better behavior in the workplace. According to a press release, KPA’s Kathryn Carlson and Christina Johnston will head up the webinar, which will include a Q&A session on interesting ethical challenges. Attendees will learn: Why ethics in the workplace matter The critical role of management How to train... Read more

Silverback Fivers Add ASA’s JENSEN Package

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Forest River Cedar Creek Regional Sales Manager Nick Schrock (left) and ASA RV OEM Account Manager Jim Hess Forest River Inc. will be equipping its Cedar Creek Silverback fifth-wheel line with a JENSEN entertainment package supplied by Elkhart, Ind.-based ASA Electronics. According to a press release, the Cedar Creek Silverback has been completely redesigned with two new floorplans coming in model year 2018. The entertainment system features JENSEN TVs, the JENSEN JSB2000 sound bar, and the brand... Read more

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