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Hirsch: Dealer Financing is No. 1 Advocacy Goal

March 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jeff Hirsch Editor’s Note: The following was sent to Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) members offering an update by Chairman Jeff Hirsch on dealer-assisted financing and its status with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Hirsch delivered the update at RVDA’s board meeting. During the RVDA Board of Directors meeting earlier this month, the board and staff spent a good deal of time reviewing the ongoing efforts of RVDA and others to protect dealer-assisted... Read more

Liberty Coach Launches Remote Monitoring Link

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Liberty Coach, a builder of Prevost luxury motorcoach conversions, announced the introduction of a new communication link that facilitates monitoring of a coach’s lithium ion battery systems from both inside and outside the vehicle. The new link allows motorcoach owners to monitor the performance of individual batteries or the entire battery system. Users can call up key performance metrics, including voltage, charge rate, and percent of charge remaining, at the touch of a button. Moreover,... Read more

New Law in Utah Recognizes Park Models as RVs

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to sign in to law legislation that was supported by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and passed by the state’s Senate and House to classify park model RVs as vehicles under Utah law for purposes of registration, titling and taxation. The legislative initiative in Utah is part of RVIA’s continuing effort to clarify the regulation of park model RVs as a type of RV for state titling and taxation purposes. Effective on Jan. 1, 2015, the new... Read more

GE to Build $100M Jet Engine Facility in Indiana

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General Electric said its aviation unit plans to break ground on a $100 million jet engine plant in Indiana this year, where the company’s joint venture with Safran SA of France will produce its new Leap engine. MarketWatch reported that engine makers are competing to provide airlines with fuel savings, increased thrust and lower costs. GE is putting its money on advanced composite materials that promise to be more durable and weigh less than those made from the typical nickel and titanium... Read more

Feb. Shipments Confirm Industry on Track in ’14

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Recreation vehicle shipments for February were not only up 18% compared to last February, they were also the highest total in eight years for that month. And, according to a report by the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune, the industry continued to show growth despite challenging weather conditions that affected both shipping and the ability of employees to sometimes make it to work. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) of Reston, Va., 30,826 units were shipped in February compared... Read more

Winnebago 2Q Income up 52.6%; Sales Rise 29%

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Driven by strong motorhome performance, Winnebago Industries Inc. reported a 52.6% increase in net income on 29.2% growth in revenue for its second quarter, ended March 1. Sales during the period totaled $228.8 million versus $177.2 million the previous year while earnings rose to $9.6 million, or 35 cents per diluted share, from $6.3 million, or 22 cents per diluted share. Second-quarter operating income rose 58.2% to $14 million. The Forest City, Iowa-based builder reported that earnings... Read more

Tom Johnson is No. 1 N.C. Retailer for 23rd Year

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Tom Johnson Camping Center announced that Statistical Surveys Inc. reported the company as the No. 1 RV dealer in North Carolina for 2013. According to a press release, the longtime RV retailer led sales in the following categories for the state of North Carolina: combined motorhomes, Class A motorhomes, Class B motorhomes, fifth-wheels, travel trailers and camping trailers. “Tom Johnson has always stressed that everything we do needs to be for the customer and we cannot thank them... Read more

Winegard Finalizes New Antenna Testing Facility

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With the completion of its new, state-of-the-art testing facility this summer Winegard Co. will soon establish itself as a “world class” antenna testing facility. According to a press release, the newly added facilities will allow Winegard engineers to quickly and accurately characterize antennas from 50 MHz to 50 GHz in-house and reduce design and development time in half. The test facility will reside in Winegard’s newly constructed North Plant which expands the company’s... Read more

Lazydays RV’s Oehler Earns Top Counsel Honor

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Harold Oehler The Tampa Bay Business Journal recently selected Harold Oehler, general counsel of Lazydays RV, as its Overall Top Corporate Counsel of the Year for the Tampa Bay area. Seffner, Fla.-based Lazydays reported in a press release that Oehler, a lifelong resident of Tampa and University of South Florida graduate, has been with the dealership for 15 years. The inaugural Top Corporate Counsel Awards program recognizes in-house attorneys in seven counties throughout the Tampa Bay area who... Read more

Girard Water Heater Garners Australian Approval

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Goshen, Ind.-based Girard Products LLC announced that its second-generation GSWH-1M Tankless Water Heater was approved by the Australian Gas Association (AGA) in January, 2014. According to a press release, the GSWH-1M features a wider range of BTUs, easy operation and many other features. Both the first- and second-generation Girard Tankless Water Heater have been well received by Australian OEMs and dealers, the company said. Many of the OEMs are now offering the Girard Tankless Water Heater... Read more

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