RVDA Event to Honor 15 OEMs With DSI Awards

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) will honor RV brands built by 15 manufacturers with its Quality Circle Award in Louisville, Ky, on Dec. 1, in a special 5 p.m. presentation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel just prior to the opening of the National RV Trade Show. According to a press release, these brands/manufacturers received at least 15 dealer responses and scored 80% or above in overall dealer satisfaction in the association’s 21st Annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey. “The... Read more

RVIA’s Coon to Deliver ’15 Projections at Outlook

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RVIA President Richard Coon Attendees at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) “Outlook 2015: Good Things Ahead” will hear RVIA President Richard Coon’s thoughts on the future for the RV market in 2015 and beyond. According to a press release, the Outlook Breakfast will kick off the National RV Trade Show onDec. 2, at 7:30 a.m. in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s (KEC) South Wing Mezzanine Level Ballroom. In a presentation titled “Good to Grow,” Coon will also review... Read more

Avery Transport Driver Earns Million Mile Award

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Pictured (L-R): Jack Cole, president, Avery Transport; Lacey Barnett, logistics specialist; Terrance Benton, lead driver; Erika Kazee, fleet manager; Elliotte Fajardo, general manager; Chuck Enslin, safety & compliance manager. Avery Transport Inc. announced that one of the company’s professional drivers has earned the prestigious “Million Mile Award” and driver recognition from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC). According to a press release, NASTC represents... Read more

RV General Store Breaks Ground on All-New Site

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Okla.-based RV General Store, with operations in Norman and Oklahoma City, broke ground Nov. 10 on the company’s new site in Newcastle. The company reported in a press release that upon completion, the dealership’s current locations will be closed and all operations will be consolidated into the Newcastle location. RV General Store currently employs 25 people but expects to add more positions at the Newcastle location as the business continues to grow. Founded in 1982, the company is owned... Read more

Winegard to Unveil Rayzar Antenna in Louisville

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Winegard’s Rayzar Automatic Antenna Winegard Co. will be showcasing its all-new Rayzar Automatic antenna as part of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show, Dec. 2-4 in Louisville Ky. According to a press release, the Rayzar Automatic is a fully automatic HD TV antenna that quickly scans for all available local broadcast channels. Burlington, Iowa-based Winegard will unveil the Rayzar Automatic at its display in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s... Read more

NADA: Auto Sales will Increase Over 3% in 2015

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Continued economic improvement, low interest rates and cheap gasoline will help new-vehicle sales rise more than 3% to nearly 17 million units next year, the most since 2005, according to forecasts from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Automotive News reported that NADA sees U.S. new vehicle sales growing to 16.94 million units in 2015 from a projected 16.4 million this year, as U.S. gross domestic product grows 3.1%, compared with an estimated 2.1% this year. Through October,... Read more

‘Silver Bullets’ Still Evoking a Sense of Nostalgia

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Of all the possible answers to the call of the open road, perhaps none is more compelling than the Airstream travel trailer. As reported by BBC, though these glinting gray whales of the highway have been manufactured in the U.S. since the 1930s, Airstreams are selling at record numbers, with the company reporting a 50% increase in revenue for fiscal year 2014. And while Bob Wheeler, Airstream president and CEO, attributes the growth to such factors as an expanded dealer network, accelerated marketing... Read more

SSI: Canadian Towable Sales Gain 1.2% for Sept.

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Editor’s Note: The data for September Canadian towable sales in the New Brunswick province was incomplete and are not included in totals. To offer a fair comparison the New Brunswick totals for 2013 have also been removed. Year-over-year Canadian towable sales edged up 1.2% in September but showed a 5.8% decline for the first nine months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Results by segment showed: • Sales in the travel trailer sector rose 2.7% in September but... Read more

VIDEO 2: Overview of Forest River’s Vibe Trailer

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Today’s video comes from KZRV LP offering a rundown of the features and benefits on its Durango fifth-wheel. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the home page.  Read More →

Blue Ox to Introduce New Tow Bar for Louisville

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Avail motorhome mounted tow bar Blue Ox announced the introduction of the Avail motorhome mounted tow bar during the National RV Trade Show Dec. 2-4 in Louisville, Ky. “The Avail has many new features previously unavailable on motorhome mounted tow bars that will excite motorhome owners who want to take their cars or trucks with them as they travel,” said Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann in a press release. “These features include improved turning radius with better cornering, more... Read more

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