Progressive Dynamics Promotes ‘Charge Wizard’

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Progressive Dynamics Inc.’s website now features an instructional video on its Charge Wizard technology. According to a press release, the patented Charge Wizard four-stage system uses “microprocessor technology to add intelligent charging capability.” The Charge Wizard constantly monitors battery voltage and battery usage, and automatically selects one of four operating modes to properly charge and maintain the battery. This eliminates over- and under-charging problems and provides... Read more

RV Dealer Webinar will Focus on Safety Practices

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A free webinar scheduled for Oct. 23 at noon EDT will demonstrate how RV dealers can cut down on work injuries and worker compensation claims by implementing a “safety culture.” According to a press release, the webinar will inform dealers of various ways to achieve this workplace goal of creating a safe and compliant environment. The webinar is presented through a partnership between the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and online marketing firm KPA as part of the array... Read more

Advertising Convention Shows Off Futuristic RV

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Advertisers descending on the Association of National Advertiser’s (ANA) “masters of marketing” conference in Orlando, Fla., will receive a whole bag of typical conference tchotchkes — pens, chapstick and phone chargers. But, as reported by a Wall Street Journal blog, they can also walk through a futuristic RV souped up by the guys who refurbished cars on MTV’s “Pimp My Ride.” Undertone has set up shop on the curbside outside the conference with its “Future Proof Labs RV.” Eric... Read more

Cherokee, Durango Named Top SUVs for Towing

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2015 Jeep Cherokee The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango are “Must-Shop SUVs for Towing” according to, which recognizes SUVs that offer the perfect combination of towing ability and interior luxury. “Having both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango make AutoTrader’s list of Must-Shop SUVs for Towing recognizes our commitment to offer our customers best-in-class towing designed for maximum capability and optimum fuel economy without sacrificing vehicle... Read more

Airstream ‘Authorized Dealership’ Opens in Utah

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Intermountain Airstream has just opened as Utah’s only full-line Airstream authorized dealer. According to a press release, the Salt lake City-based dealer is offering sales of new Airstream units and providing parts, services, restorations and renovation of units dating back to the 1930’s.“We haven’t seen sales volumes like this since the 70s, and we’re striving to keep our parts and units on the lot,” says Intermountain Airstream owner Dmitri Sorokovski. “People want quality trailers... Read more

Fire Causes Major Damage for Canadian Retailer

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The main dealership and service building at Rangeland RV was badly damaged in a fire. (Mark Matulis/CBC) A large RV business in Balzac, Alberta, north of Calgary, was badly damaged by fire early Thursday (Oct. 16) morning. CBC News reported that the dealership’s main showroom and service building was heavily damaged, officials said. The fire destroyed much of the building and vehicles inside. “We’re a full service RV dealership — so we sell, we service, we sell parts,” said... Read more

Patrick Ind. Will Announce Q3 Financials Oct. 30

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Patrick Industries Inc., a major manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the RV, manufactured housing and industrial markets, expects to release its third-quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on Oct. 30, the company said in a  press release. Elkhart, Ind.-based Patrick Industries also expects to conduct a conference call on Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. Eastern to discuss third-quarter results and other business matters.  The call will feature remarks byTodd... Read more

NextGear Capital, Partner Receive Tech Award

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NextGear Capital and EffectiveUI said in a press release the companies were recently honored with a silver award at the W3 Awards Program for their collaborative work on NextGear Capital’s Online Account Management for both the web and mobile app. These awards honor creative excellence on the web and recognize the creative and marketing professionals behind award-winning sites, videos and marketing programs. NextGear Capital and EffectiveUI received their award in the Mobile Application –... Read more

Dealer Webinar Looks At Benefits Management

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Big changes have occurred in health care over the past several years, creating greater responsibility and accountability for dealers. KPA will offer a webinar addressing how an integrated benefits management system can help execute the complexities of the health care laws and save money. In this webinar, KPA’s Kathryn Carlson will discuss what the KPA benefits management program can provide for dealers, including: Comprehensive compliance services with no incremental expense. Integrated payroll... Read more

Alliance Coach Adds TMC’s Tuscany Diesel Line

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Alliance Coach RV Sales and Service announced that the dealership added the Thor Tuscany Class A diesel motor coach line  to the selection of RVs offered at their Lake Park, Ga., location. In a press release, company owners Alan and Judy Shapiro said they were excited about the addition. Alan Shapiro said, “Adding Thor Motor Coach’s flagship diesel pusher to our product line enables us to offer every customer an RV that will perfectly suit their lifestyle.” For more information about Alliance... Read more

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