Hammer will Oversee Winnebago’s Purchasing

April 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. announced the hiring of Trisha Hammer as the company’s director of purchasing. According to a press release, Hammer has more than 15 years of experience in purchasing and procurement positions. She was employed by Oshkosh Corp. in Wisconsin for 14 years, where she most recently served as senior defense segment manager, global procurement and supply chain since 2011.  Prior to joining Winnebago, Hammer, was employed by United Healthcare as the... Read more

Shanghai Dealer Offering Rentals For 1st Time

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Recreational vehicles for trips to neighboring provinces like Zhejiang and Jiangsu will be available for rent for the first time in Shanghai starting in May. The Shanghai Daily reported that Five RVs owned by Shanghai Jiaoyun Bashi Group have recently been given Shanghai C plates, which will allow them on Shanghai roads outside the Outer Ring area. It’s the first time rented RVs will be allowed on Shanghai roads. Previously, only privately owned RVs were given Shanghai C plates. The company will... Read more

Black Book: Used RV Market Softens in March

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Black Book reported that despite warmer weather, the overall used RV market unexpectedly softened a bit in March. Auction prices for both motorized and towable units are lower than last month, which is slightly unusual given that March has outperformed February during four of the past five years for motorhomes, and five consecutive years for towables. Interestingly, the number of used units available at auction is up from last month (10% for motorized and 40% for towables) which may be contributing... Read more

NRVIA Slates 2 Certified RV Inspector Classes

April 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Those individuals who are looking to develop the hands-on technical skills necessary to become a part- or full-time certified RV inspector or campground maintenance technician, or just learn how to maintain their RV, are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming five-day RV Maintenance Technician courses from the National RV Inspections Association (NRVIA). The courses will be held in May 2015 in the northwest United States. Course details and schedules can be found at The... Read more

TRC ‘Excited’ to Acquire Ensign Power Pedestals

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Technology Research, LLC – A Southwire Company (TRC) has acquired Ensign Power Pedestals, a leader in the marine and RV power pedestal markets, the Clearwater, Fla. company announced Tuesday (April 28). According to a company release, for the past 35 years, TRC has built on a corporate mission to become the leading power distribution manufacturer for the recreational vehicle and marine industries. TRC’s Surge Guard product line has been the leading power protection device in the RV industry,... Read more

Outlaw Continues to Impact Toy Hauler Segment

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According to Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Statistical Surveys Inc., a revitalization in retail sales for toy haulers has created many new options for those searching for an RV with garage capabilities. Thor Motor Coach (TMC) continues to impact this segment with its motorized toy hauler, the Outlaw. In a company release, the manufacturer said it is expanding its claim as the ultimate residential motorhome. TMC has recently released new floor plans and valuable camper conveniences aimed to fit today’s... Read more

Winegard Debuts ‘American RVer’ Infographic

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Winegard, a major supplier of satellite and HDTV broadcast antennas for the RV industry, recently released “On the Road with the American RVer” infographic. The image depicts fun facts and interesting triva about RVing, including top destinations and demographics of the average RVer. The image here is just a portion of Winegard’s full infographic. Get the full infographic here.  Read More →

Fun Town RV Named Nation’s Top XLR Retailer

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Kim Money, left, from XLR presents an award to Raul Ramirez, general manager of Fun Town RV, after the Cleburne, Texas dealership was named the nation’s No. 1 XLR retailer in 2014. During its recent “Dream Big Sales Event” Fun Town RV in Cleburne, Texas, received an award for being the No. 1 dealer in the nation in 2014 for XLR toy haulers, a company release announced. XLR Toy Haulers are made by Elkhart, Ind.-based Forest River Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company and one of the top producers... Read more

George Sutton RV Adds Born Free Class C Line

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George M. Sutton RV in Eugene, Ore., is adding the Born Free lineup of quality RVs, the dealership announced Tuesday (April 28). Sutton RV has decided to partner with Humboldt, Iowa-based Born Free RV to feature full-sized amenities in a compact motorhome. A full line of Class C motorhomes are scheduled to arrive on the lot in May, just in time for Memorial Day. “We have been searching for a motorized motorhome that meets the same high standards of quality and craftmanship that we already... Read more

Workhorse Delivers 1st E-GEN Electric Trucks

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Workhorse Group Inc., once a factor in the Class A motorhome chassis business last owned and operated by Navistar International Corp., Tuesday (April 28) announced that it has delivered two E-GEN Electric Trucks with Onboard Generator to a major transportation company, and deliveries are currently being made to customers. The EGen truck represents a zero-emissions, no-transmission, noise-free, smooth-driving, electric vehicle that could significantly reduce vehicle operating costs for the transportation... Read more

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