‘ROTV’ Adds Nashville Station to Coverage Area

August 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

“Rollin’ On TV” announced that it has added WNAB TV 56 in Nashville, Tenn., to its expanding coverage area. According to a press release, WNAB is part of the Sinclair Broadcast Group. “Because Nashville is such a popular RV destination and also has a large number of RV owners, we have been working hard to find a station in the area to partner with,” noted Executive Producer Jose Moniz. “With college football season getting into full swing, WNAB is working on... Read more

Hirsch: Convention Provides One-Stop Training

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  Jeff Hirsch Editor’s Note: The following column, authored by Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Chairman Jeff Hirsch and appearing in the August issue of RV Executive Today, promotes the benefits of dealer training and the host of events scheduled during the upcoming RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. I believe it’s critical for dealers to constantly funnel new information into their dealerships. Feeding the business with a steady flow of knowledge engages employees... Read more

Airstream Adding Grand Tour to Interstate Line

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Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream Inc. announced the rollout of the Grand Tour in its popular Interstate Class B motorhome lineup. According to a press release, the Grand Tour will be available to dealers in early September. Compared to the standard Interstate range, Airstream said the Grand Tour design includes a larger galley with additional counter and multifunctional storage space, a flexible workspace desk and an expanded bathroom area, oversized refrigerator and freezer, standard power... Read more

Mich. Campgrounds Gearing Up for Fall Season

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Although the summer is winding down, many Michigan campgrounds are gearing up for a busy fall season, especially as the recreation vehicle industry continues to grow. The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) reported in a press release that according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 2013 Industry Profile, released in July, RV shipments reached 321,000 – their highest level since 2007 and a 12.4% increase compared to 2012. Additionally,... Read more

Atwood Names Johns as Aftermarket Sales Rep

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Jeff Johns Elkhart, Ind.-based Atwood Mobile Products LLC announced Jeff Johns as aftermarket Western region outside sales representative.  According to a press release, Johns has many years of OEM, supplier and distribution experience.  Trey Miller, director of aftermarket sales, noted, “We are excited to have Jeff on board. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will allow him to hit the ground running. We have assembled a strong team over the years and Jeff will help expand our... Read more

New RV Sales Center Planned For Goshen, Ind.

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A new recreational vehicle sales and display center could be on its way to the west side of Goshen, Ind. As reported by the Goshen News, members of the Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday (Aug. 26) approved a request by Dzung Nguyen and Jones Petrie Rafinski for developmental variances to allow an outside RV sales and display center to be established on a lot without a permanent building, and to allow 15 parking spaces where 23 spaces are required. According to the request, the subject property,... Read more

Nexus-Built RV Houses a Mobile Visitor Center

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“Visit South Bend Mishawaka,” an organization promoting the northern Indiana area, will soon have a more visible presence at many local including University of Notre Dame football weekends. The South Bend Tribune reported that the Golden Roamer, a 24-foot motorhome, will debut Friday (Aug. 29) near the Joyce Center on the Notre Dame campus, complete with brochures for visitors detailing the area’s offerings as well as satellite TV, Wi-Fi, charging stations and more. The RV, or mobile... Read more

FRVTA Finalizes Schedule for State Convention

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The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) will be holding the 34th Annual State Convention Sept. 4-7 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort on Ft. Lauderdale Beach. According to a press release, this year’s convention will feature a strong slate of presenters to bring FRVTA members up-to-date on the state of the industry and what to expect in the coming months.   The theme for the convention is “Chart Your Course to RV Treasures,” celebrating the rich pirate history of Florida’s east coast.... Read more

August Consumer Sentiment Nears 7-Year High

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Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly climbed in August to the highest level in almost seven years, reinforcing signs of a strengthening outlook for the second half of 2014. Bloomberg reported that the Conference Board’s sentiment gauge rose to 92.4, the highest since October 2007, from a revised 90.3 a month earlier, the New York-based private research group said today. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for a decline to 89. Americans are finding more reasons to be upbeat... Read more

RVIA: July Shipments Grow 6.7%; Up 9.4% YTD

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Shipments to retailers of all RVs continued their unrelenting gains in July with totals reaching 27,977 units, a 6.7% increase over the same month last year. This was the 31st consecutive month where RV shipments were greater than the corresponding month one year earlier. Conventional and fifth-wheel travel trailers reported the largest unit improvements in July while Class B motorhome shipments were reported with the largest percentage gain over July 2013. On a seasonally adjusted basis, wholesale... Read more

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