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Lippert Rolls Out SolidStep RV Entry Step System

September 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) recently introduced the latest innovation in its RV entry-step product line, the SolidStep. According to a press release, LCI’s SolidStep is a totally new design featuring patent-pending technology that allows the step to be more user-friendly than traditional step designs. The SolidStep boasts the popular extruded aluminum step tread design that was another industry-first on the LCI Alumi-Tread line of steps. In addition to the light and durable step surfaces, the... Read more

‘Open House’ Delivers as Dealers Buy Up Product

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Dealers enjoy dinner at the RV Open House (Photo by Shawn Spence, RVBusiness Magazine) The biggest event of the year for the largest recreational vehicle company in the world is off and running with new amenities as the top attractions. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, Thor Industries Inc.’s 2016 Open House opened on Monday (Sept. 19) morning at the RV/MH Hall of Fame, giving dealers a good look at new models. By mid-morning a steady stream of dealers were going in and out of the more... Read more

Lance Debuts New Lines, Features at Open House

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Lancaster, Calif.-based Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. rolled outs its latest lines during this week’s Elkhart RV Open House, showcasing all-new decors and feature upgrades. “Since joining the show two years ago, Lance has had nothing but great success at the Open House and we are looking forward to continuing the trend this year,” said Director of Marketing Bob Rogers in a press release.. Interior changes include stainless steel appliances, planked wood flooring, new counter... Read more

DRV Tapping New Market with ‘Mobile Suites Aire’

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DRV Luxury Suites, manufacturer of the high-end Mobile and Elite Suites luxury fifth-wheels and Full House toy haulers, is tapping a new segment of the market with the launch of the Mobile Suites Aire during this week’s Elkhart County RV Open House. According to a press release, the Mobile Suites Aire will bring ultra-luxury into a segment where price and weight are more sensitive. While still offering many of the features found in the Mobile Suites, the Aire is aimed at the single-axle truck... Read more

Chevy, Trailering Leaders Seek Integrated Towing

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Each year, approximately 1.2 million RV, horse, boat and work trailers are sold in the United States. According to a press release, these trailers are primarily pulled by full-size trucks and SUVs, and Chevrolet believes there is an opportunity to help trailer manufacturers and industry leaders better understand the future direction of truck and trailering technology. As an award-winning industry leader in trailering, Chevrolet is partnering with the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA)... Read more

Lippert Rolls Out SolidStep RV Entry Step System

September 21, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) recently introduced the latest innovation in its RV entry-step product line, the SolidStep. According to a press release, LCI’s SolidStep is a totally new design featuring patent-pending technology that allows the step to be more user-friendly than traditional step designs. The SolidStep boasts the popular extruded aluminum step tread design that was another industry-first on the LCI Alumi-Tread line of steps. In addition to the light and durable step surfaces, the... Read more

Flexsteel is Retiring Aging Dubuque, Iowa, Facility

September 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Furniture maker Flexsteel Industries Inc. announced that it intends to exit its manufacturing facility located on Jackson Street in Dubuque, Iowa. According to a press release, the facility dates back to 1897 and has become inefficient for manufacturing and costly to maintain. Directly linked with this decision, the company recently announced plans to invest up to $25 million in North American manufacturing infrastructure during the next two fiscal years to address aging facilities and improve efficiency. Flexsteel... Read more

Forest River’s Elkhart Coach Doubling Production

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A subsidiary of Elkhart-based Forest River Inc. is expanding operations in order to double production. Inside INdiana Business reported that Elkhart Coach is planning to move into a new location in the city later this year to meet increasing demand. The move would allow Elkhart Coach to increase production capacity to more than 2,500 units annually. The company did not release information on how large the new facility will be or many jobs would be created as a result of the expansion. “Our... Read more

ASA Appoints Jake Patterson as Inside Sales Rep

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Jake Patterson ASA Electronics recently hired Jake Patterson as an inside sales account representative for its commercial vehicle and heavy duty divisions. According to a press release, Patterson’s responsibilities will encompass continuing relationships with existing customers and assisting them in relevant projects. Patterson comes to ASA Electronics with a degree in organizational leadership from Purdue University. His experience at a national fleet management company and also being based in... Read more

CellTuck Launches New Fully-Responsive Website

September 20, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

CellTuck announced the launch of a new fully-responsive website release. “CellTuck knew the importance of giving choices to our clients,” said Director Angie Cellucci in a press release. “It should be their choice on how their site is displayed, not ours. With that we’re excited to have released our beautiful wide website for consumers to visit on desktop computers paired with every option for mobile users.” Clients may now choose how they want their sites displayed on mobile devices. “Our... Read more

FedEx is Holding Sweepstakes for RVDA Members

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FedEx is giving Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) members a chance to win up to $10,000, or over 100 other prizes, in the $25,000 “Get Ready Sweepstakes.” Simply enroll in the RVDA Shipping Program and you’ll be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. Then you’ll have a chance to earn up to 51 additional entries. Prizes include: • $10,000 Grand Prize (1) • $1,000 First Prizes (10) • $50 Second Prizes (100) Visit PartnerShip.com/79RVDA to enroll now.  Read More →

SLIDESHOW: Dealers Descend on RV Open House

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Dealers enjoy dinner at the Elkhart RV Open House (Photo by Shawn Spence) The best of the recreational vehicle industry’s products went on display Monday (Sept. 19) for review by dealers from across North America, according to a Goshen News report. (To view a slideshow of the Open House scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. Photos by Shawn Spence of RVBusiness magazine). The 9th Annual RV Open House opened a day earlier than normal to accommodate dealers who had been showing... Read more

Winnebago Rolls Out Paseo B-Van at ‘Open House’

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Winnebago Paseo Class B coach Winnebago Industries Inc. announced the introduction of the Paseo to its market-leading Winnebago Class B motorhome lineup. Built on the Ford Transit van chassis, the Paseo is available in one floorplan, the 48P, and is on display at this week’s Elkhart RV Open House. “As Winnebago’s first Class B built on the Ford Transit van chassis, the Paseo further elevates our Class B product offerings,” said Winnebago Product Manager Russ Garfin in a press... Read more

Cruiser RV Initiatives Driving Marked Growth, Sales

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New Cruiser RV facility in Howe Howe, Ind.-based Cruiser RV will mark its second anniversary in January 2017 since being acquired by Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC — a period that has been characterized by expansion into the West Coast market coupled with strategic growth internally. “The landscape has truly changed for Cruiser RV over the past 18 months,” Cruiser Senior General Manager Kyle Miller in a press release. In January, Heartland broke ground on... Read more

Leisure Travel Vans is Partnering With ‘Smart USA’

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Canada-based Leisure Travel Vans, a division of Triple E Recreational Vehicles, has developed a partnership with smart USA to showcase the convenience and advantages of traveling with a small, compact, fuel-efficient smart car. “We know from talking to our customers that what they value most in our RVs is freedom,” noted Mike Elias, marketing director of Triple E RV, in a press release. “However there are some customers that want even more versatility than what is offered by our compact RVs,... Read more

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