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Dennis Dillon RV Names Scott Thorpe as VP, GM

August 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boise, Idaho-based Dennis Dillon RV and Marine announced that Scott Thorpe has been named vice president and general manager for the Dennis Dillon RV Group. Thorpe is also vice president of sales and marketing for startup Omega RV, a towable builder operating in the former KIT production plant in Caldwell, Idaho. “Scott will continue to be responsible for our RV and marine retail operations in Boise and Westminster, Calif., while continuing to guide the sales, marketing and product development... Read more

ARG Announces 2 Promotions in Sales Divisions

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Allied Recreation Group (ARG), a leading manufacturer of Fleetwood RV, American Coach, Holiday Rambler and Monaco motorhomes, today announced two promotions in its American Coach and Fleetwood Sales divisions. Lenny Razo, a longtime member of the Fleetwood and American Coach sales division, has recently been promoted to the position of vice president of sales for both Fleetwood RV and American Coach. Matt Buckman, director of Fleetwood RV gas sales, has been promoted to director of sales for all... Read more

Roberts to Direct EverGreen RV Parts & Warranty

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Sherry Roberts The EverGreen family of companies has appointed Sherry Roberts as director of parts, warranty and service. According to a press release, Roberts will effectively develop and manage all service operations in a manner that promotes customer satisfaction, expedites service response time and enhances quality control. Her goal is to develop her team in a way that promotes exceptional customer service to both customers and dealers. “I’m an old school customer service professional,”... Read more

Grasshaven Outdoor Debuting New POS Displays

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Grasshaven point-of-sale display Grasshaven Outdoor is launching new point-of-sale merchandising displays to bring broader dealership access to Grasshaven’s RV lifestyle housewares line.  According to a press release, the new point-of-sale displays will feature scalable stand alone displays, wall mount displays and end-cap displays to complement Grasshaven’s signature kiosks already in dealerships nationwide.  These displays will feature a sampling of Grasshaven’s 900-plus products that... Read more

Lazydays Acquires Land to Expand Site in Florida

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Lazydays RV today (Aug. 25) announced the acquisition of a land parcel adjacent to its campus in the Tampa, Fla., area, further expanding the dealership’s assets and opening up opportunities for future growth. The parcel, including a vacant building and 14 additional service bays formerly owned by Lazydays founder Don Wallace and leased by him to Camping World Inc. for use as an RV parts and accessories store, includes 3.76 acres. With this addition, according to a press release, the Lazydays... Read more

RVAA Presents Spaulding with Jim Barker Award

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NTP-Stag’s Marketing Director John Spaulding accepted the Jim Barker Award at the Business Awards Luncheon held during the 41st Annual Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA) Executive Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Aug. 17-21. During the awards ceremony, Jim Stark, RVAA Past President, read a letter from Spaulding’s wife Kimber. “I will tell you what has kept me standing alongside him for 24 years,” she wrote. “A steadfast sense of loyalty and integrity and an... Read more

Lippert Provides Customer Service at FROG Rally

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Lippert employees staffed a service desk at the FROG rally Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) serviced more than 200 RVs during the 4th Annual Forest River Owners Group (FROG) International Rally at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds Aug. 9-15. According to a press release, LCI also performed many upgrade product installations throughout the week at its Goshen service center and led four interactive and educational product seminars. FROG Director Bob Byrne noted, “LCI is right there at the forefront of... Read more

RVing Accessibility Group, RV Dealers Partnering

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RVing Accessibility Group (RVAG), an IRS approved educational nonprofit, has launched strategic partnerships with two reputable RV dealers as resources for requests for accessible RVs. According to a press release, Alliance Coach in Wildwood, Fla., and Guaranty RV Super Center in Junction City, Ore., provide and service accessible RVs for people of all abilities. An accessible RV is one that can be independently accessed by a wheelchair user, offers open floorplans, and can have hand controls... Read more

HOF’s ‘Walk of Fame’ will Honor RVDA Chairmen

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RV/MH Hall’s Walk of Fame Earlier this month, the RV/MH Hall of Fame unveiled the latest addition to the RV/MH Walk of Fame. According to a news release, the new section honors all past Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) chairmen, the volunteer leaders of the organization. Hall President Darryl Searer noted, “This is an exciting new addition to our Walk of Fame and the credit for this concept goes to Hall of Fame board member Mick Ferkey, owner of Greeneway RV Sales &... Read more

Sobel University’s ‘Online Training’ Sees Growth

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Sobel University reported that participation in its online training video program has significantly increased since its launch three years ago. According to a press release, viewership has grown by more than 170% compared to 2011. Sobel University has also seen a 112% increase since 2012 in the number of dealers and managers that are attending the live comprehensive sales training courses as well as an increase in monthly and quarterly webinar attendees. “The increased viewership is a testament... Read more

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