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Truma Delivers ‘Sweet Kickoff’ For Open House

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Truma representatives (L-R) Dan Carter, David Marks and Annie Walsh distribute pastries at the Open House Representatives from Germany-based Truma, a leading supplier to the European RV market, delivered pastries this morning to RV firms participating in this week’s Elkhart Open House to promote the company’s brand and its product lines. According to a press release, Truma opened its American headquarters in Elkhart, Ind., last year. The family held company is a major supplier in an array... Read more

Blue Ox Adding Sway Bars to Chassis Package

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  Blue Ox sway bars Blue Ox announced the launch of a new line of sway bars, designed to minimize body roll in motorhomes and improve ride performance by eliminating excessive side-to-side movement in the coach. According to a press release, Blue Ox’s Sway Bars are designed, engineered and tested for reliability, safety and durability. They are heat treated with a tensile strength of up to 180,000 PSI, have forged ends on all models, come with a lifetime warranty, and our built in the... Read more

Dutchmen Appoints Riberdy as Canadian RSM

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Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. has named Benoit Riberdy Canadian regional sales manager, covering the Aspen Trail and Kodiak brands of towable products (with the exception of British Columbia). “Riberdy has managed the Canadian market for over 20 years, focusing on dealer training and strategic economic development,” said Troy James, vice president of sales, in a press release. “Benoit’s experience in sales and dealer development will be an integral part of Aspen Trail’s and Kodiak’s continued... Read more

Draw-Tite, Keselowski Team Capture First Win

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Cequent Performance Products Inc., sponsor of Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR), announced its first win on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series circuit with the BKR team. Cequent, a key supplier of towing and trailer products, and its premier brand Draw-Tite, have sponsored the BKR Team in the Camping World Truck Series since 2011. “Cequent is the leader in aftermarket automotive products, which makes teaming up with Brad to sponsor the BKR team a natural fit,” said Tom Benson, president of Cequent... Read more

TMC Displaying 60-Plus Units For Open House

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Thor Motor Coach’s display at the Hall of Fame Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is rolling out of a variety of innovative models during this week’s Elkhart County RV Open House, showing dealers more than 60 motorhomes as part of its display in Thor Industries Inc.’s exhibit area in the RV/MH Hall of Fame. According to a press release, TMC is debuting a new 39-foot model in its popular Outlaw Class A line. The 38RE has a spacious living area, perfect for traveling and relaxing, as well as... Read more

Lifestyle Luxury Fivers Offer ‘Widebody’ Design

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Widebody design increases interior space Lifestyle Luxury RV, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, announced that its entire 2015 fifth-wheel lineup features a 101-inch wide body design. According to a press release, all five of the widebody models will meet the growing demand by full-timers for more spacious interiors with greater amounts of storage, larger kitchens, baths and wider hallways. “Our customers are looking for more than just a beautiful coach – it needs to stand... Read more

Winnebago Towables Holds Open House Event

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Destination 37FL interior featuring 55-inch curved screen TV Winnebago Industries Inc. is welcoming dealers today (Sept. 16) through Thursday to its Open House event at the company’s towable facilities in Middlebury, Ind. According to a press release, Open House hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday. Every Winnebago trailer and fifth-wheel model will be on display at this event. In addition, Winnebago will be introducing four new models,... Read more

Keystone RV Expands Travel Trailer Production

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Keystone RV Co. today (Sept. 16) announced that it has begun construction on a new plant for travel trailer production adjacent to its existing complex in Goshen, Ind. “As a leader in the towable RV industry, we see continued growth opportunities in our core markets,” commented Matt Zimmerman, Keystone president. “Our investment in this new plant will allow us to expand travel trailer production and better serve our dealer partners. Our dealers are committed to Keystone and optimistic regarding... Read more

Open House Becomes RV Industry ‘Super Bowl’

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The 7th Annual Elkhart RV Open House that begins today (Sept. 16) and runs through Friday is more than just an event that brings an estimated 4,000 dealers from the U.S. and Canada to view next year’s RV offerings. As reported by the South Bend Tribune, it also marks the close of the current selling season and the opening of next season, said Michael Terlep, president of Coachmen RV, a division of Elkhart, Ind.-based Forest River Inc. In fact, the event has become so big and started to mean so... Read more

Jayco Bolstering Towable Product Development

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New Jayco product development team Jayco Inc. announced an expanded product development team in its towable division with the addition of two senior product directors. The Middlebury, Ind.-based company reported that John Fisher, a 10-year RV industry veteran, will oversee the Jay Series camping trailer line, Jay Feather products and Whitehawk. Fisher comes to Jayco from Skyline Corp. and has spent his tenure in the industry focusing on the lightweight market in sales, sales management and product... Read more

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