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Hall’s Induction Reservations on Record Pace

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Attendees at the 2013 Induction Dinner Attendance at this year’s RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner honoring the incoming Class of 2014 has already surpassed reservations for last year’s ceremonies and is poised to set a new record for the number of attendees.  “With less than two weeks to go before this year’s event, the number of dinner reservations has topped 400, beating last year’s 311 attendance,” said Darryl Searer, president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame,... Read more

National Parks Contribute to Local Economies

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report released today by National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “National parks are often the primary economic engines of many park gateway communities,” Jarvis said in a press release. “While park rangers provide interpretation of the iconic natural, cultural and historic landscapes, nearby communities provide our visitors with services... Read more

Keystone Appoints Jeff Crum as Outback DSM

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jeff Crum Keystone RV Co.’s Outback division has named Jeff Crum district sales manager for the southeast. Crum, whose grandfather founded Dusty’s RV of Bartow, Fla., in 1967, previously served as regional vice president for a large RV dealership. “I’m thrilled to be part of the Keystone team,” said Crum in a press release. “During my 24 years on the retail side of the RV business I have become intimately familiar with the Outback line. Outback was a big part of our business and a top... Read more

Sika Corp. Announces New Hiring, Promotion

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tapes and adhesives supplier Sika Corp. announced a personnel appointment and promotion in its Region NA Automotive and Target Market Industry division. Sandra DeRoso was named as procurement manager, Region NA Automotive, reporting to Cedric Gray, vice president of operations in Grandview, Mo. DeRoso has more than 20 years of purchasing experience in the automotive adhesives and sealants business. Previously, she was responsible for purchasing activities and supporting the BIW and OES adhesive... Read more

KOA’s Contest Winner Earns Passport Trailer

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) announced that Lawrence Clark and his wife, Sondra, are the winners in the first half of the “Spin To Win” contest. The recently retired couple from Lumberton, Texas, are the official winners of a new 2014 Keystone Passport 238ML towable and a complete Weber Grill package. The Keystone Passport was the main prize in the “first-half-of-summer” contest drawing, which included nearly 7 million entries. The “Spin To Win” second-half drawing... Read more

Rockford Fosgate & RiverPark Inc. to Partner

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Rockford Fosgate, a supplier of high-performance audio systems, announced that it has partnered with Elkhart, Ind.-based RiverPark Inc. as an OEM distributor for the recreational vehicle and motorsports markets, effective Aug. 1. “We are proud to partner with such a well-respected national distributor as RiverPark,” said Vince Hormovitis, Rockford’s managing director of business development for Powersports. “The RiverPark team is focused on building strong, long-term relationships, and... Read more

Thetford Wash & Wax is Available in Toss-ins

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Thetford’s new Wash & Wax Toss-Ins help RVers keep their RV clean and shiny in one easy step, all while using a convenient, pre-measured single dose package that eliminates waste and mess. “Consumers respond positively to the convenience of Toss-Ins,” said Kevin Phillips, Thetford president, North America, in a press release. “This puts our industry-leading product in the most convenient form available on the market.” Wash & Wax Toss-Ins are offered in a resealable package that... Read more

WIT Rally Sees 1,000 Rigs; Theme Set for ’15

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  Aerial shot of Winnebago rally grounds for WIT rally Winnebago Industries Inc. reported that the WIT Club’s 2014 Grand National Rally (GNR) was a great success with about 1,000 motorhomes on-site at the company’s rally grounds in Forest City, Iowa. In keeping with the “Out of This World” theme, activities at the July 16-20 event included a visit from NASA’s Orion Project and the University of Iowa’s Mobile Museum. GNR attendees also signed on for in-depth building tours... Read more

EverGreen Co.’s Hold ‘Willpower’ Fundraiser

July 21, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Will Mishler, Kelly Rose, founder and chairman of EverGreen Companies, Amy Mishler and Jim Mishler at Saturday’s annual company picnic EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, along with sister companies Stealth Trailers and Starcraft Distribution and EverGreen’s Lifestyle Luxury RV division, kicked off a fundraiser for Will Mishler, a 15-year-old student at Northridge High School in Middlebury, Ind. In September, 2012, Mishler suffered a football injury that resulted in a doctor’s... Read more

VIDEO 2: ROTV Up Close With Newbie RVers

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This week’s “Rollin’ On TV” show features a visit with first-time RVers Randy and Pat Kolb as they take delivery of their new trailer and head out for their first RV adventure. Also, Evanne Schmarder, host of “RV Life with Evanne,” recaps another adventure in Australia as she visits Brisbane Holiday Village. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

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