Combined NTP-STAG Operation Gets New Look

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the recent announcement on the acquisition of Stag-Parkway by Keystone Automotive Operations, parent company of NTP Distribution, Keystone is launching a new logo to represent the combined businesses of NTP-STAG. “The design incorporates elements from both former logos in a unified, modern way,” said Jane Donnelly, marketing director. “We will begin integrating this new design into all printed materials, digital communications, event messaging and advertising within the broader RV... Read more

Video 1: RV Station Wants Kids To ‘Get Outside’

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

An intriguing video from RV Station, a towable RV dealership based in Bryan/College Station, Texas, is creating a unique buzz in the way it seems to have captured the essence of RV travel. Entitled “Find Your World Away,” the three-minute video depicts the Mason family as they buy an RV and take a three-day camping trip to Beavers Bend State Park, located in southeast Oklahoma on Broken Bow Lake. The genius of the video is that it’s told from the perspective of a 10-year-old boy named Garrett... Read more

State Groups Help Out On HUD Park Model Issue

October 21, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

After a conference call with state executives last week, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) announced it was coordinating a grassroots effort to support a legislative proposal in Congress to clearly define recreational vehicles. While the legislation is something ARVC and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) have long sought, the push gained urgency when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it was changing course on park model RVs and... Read more

Ron and Lisa Fenech Add $5k To Learning Center

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Ron Fenech Ron and Lisa Fenech made a $5,000 personal donation to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center last month, the National RV Dealers Association (RVDA) announced. This brings the couple’s total lifetime contribution to $60,000. Ron Fenech is co-owner of Grand Design RV. The RV Learning Center’s fundraising campaign allows investment in new technology and upgrades to resources so that learning remains affordable, flexible and relevant for dealers and their staff. Contributions make it possible... Read more

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Funding Con/Expo

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The National RV Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a Bronze Partner for the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10-14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. “We are grateful to continue to have the support of Bank of America Merrill Lynch,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman John McCluskey of Florida Outdoors RV Center in Stuart, Fla. “Dealers... Read more

Forbes Publishes “The Profit” Q&A With Lemonis

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Marcus Lemonis New episodes of Marcus Lemonis’s show “The Profit” premiered on Oct. 14. Since “The Profit” first premiered, Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises, has invested more than $7 million of his own money in the companies featured on the series, according to Forbes magazine.. Lemonis leads close to 6,000 employees in more than 100 cities across the U.S. He started the company after realizing the RV industry had potential for... Read more

RVDA Canada Opens “Canada Night” Registration

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Canada Night Dinner The RV Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada has opened registration for the annual Canada Night Dinner in Louisville, which this year takes place Dec. 1. The event, in connection with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show. The dinner, at the Galt House hotel in downtown Louisville, is a chance for RVDA Canada dealers to get together and talk over a meal. This year’s event will feature Jon Montgomery, Olympic gold medalist, host... Read more

Dealership Heads for Court Again in Lemonis Suit

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  Gigi Stetler Florida RV dealer Gigi Stetler and her company, RV Sales of Broward, have filed a third amended complaint in their 2010 lawsuit against a major equestrian show, claiming an attempt to put her company out of business in conjunction with Camping World, and also claiming intentional interference with adventitious business relationships, civil theft, conversion, tortious interference and many other claims. Marcus Lemonis According to a release issued by RV Sales of Broward, Stetler... Read more

ELS Reports Solid Q3 Performance, Acquisitions

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Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc.announced results for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30. All per-share results are reported on a fully diluted basis unless otherwise noted. Normalized Funds from Operations (Normalized FFO) increased $3.7 million, or $0.04 per common share, to $63.1 million, or $0.69 per common share, compared to $59.4 million, or $0.65 per common share, for the same period in 2013. Funds from Operations (FFO) increased $37.0 million, or $0.41 per common share, to $57.4 million,... Read more

Official: Cause of Rangeland Fire Isn’t Suspicious

October 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A fire at Rangeland RV in Balzac, Alberta, on Oct. 16 caused major damage to the dealership’s main showroom and service building, according to Anna Melnick, communications coordinator with Rocky View County, the Rocky View Weekly reported. According to Deputy Fire Chief Gary Barnett from Rocky View Fire Services, crews responded to the scene at 12:45 a.m. The fire is the biggest one Barnett said he’s seen so far this year, and required crews responded from a number of area fire departments. “We... Read more

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