Lippert Acquiring Camping Connection Centers

November 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced today (Nov. 29) that it would acquire the service centers and related business of Camping Connection, an RV repair and service provider with two locations in Kissimmee, Fla., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. LCI currently has service centers in Goshen, Ind., Gilbert, Ariz., and Lakeland, Fla. “Acquiring Camping Connection’s service centers is indeed a new and exciting challenge for Lippert Components,” said Lippert CEO Jason Lippert in a press release. “While... Read more

Winnebago Offers Insights, New Models at RVIA

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Winnebago Industries Inc. will share key initiatives and insights at this week’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., according to a press release. “Winnebago has embarked on a journey we believe will position the company for sustained growth and success in the years ahead,” said Michael Happe, president and CEO. “We invite dealers, business partners and industry leaders to learn more about the recent steps we have taken on our road to success through a series of scheduled talks... Read more

Study Identifies Top 3 Groups for RV Purchases

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With deliveries of recreation vehicles from manufacturers to dealers roaring toward an all-time high, the North American RV industry is planning to accelerate its strong momentum by focusing its marketing efforts on three groups of consumers most likely to buy – Active Family Adventurers, Nature Lovers, and Kid-Free Adult Adventurers. Combined, this group of potential RVers represents 40% of U.S. households. According to a press release, the three target groups were identified as part of a recent... Read more

TMC Debuts New Floorplans at Louisville Show

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Thor Motor Coach display at Louisville Show Thor Motor Coach is showcasing new floorplans to dealers for the first time at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show starting today (Nov. 29) in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, new floorplans include: Aria 3401 – Campground-friendly diesel pusher featuring king size bed with Tilt-A-View inclining bed mechanism, 100-watt solar charging system and unique custom dash layout. Quantum KM24 – Fuel efficient... Read more

Erwin Hymer Joins Automated Vehicle Initiative

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Erwin Hymer Group North America Inc. announced that the company has been named the first OEM in Canada to be approved as a participant in the Government of Ontario’s Automated Vehicle Pilot Program. According to a press release, Erwin Hymer Group North America along with the University of Waterloo were the first two participants approved for the program which allows the company to test autonomous vehicles on public roads. The status also means that Erwin Hymer Group North America, formerly Roadtrek... Read more

Dometic Intros New ‘Brand Positioning’ at RVIA

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Kelly McGann Dometic announced a new brand positioning for the company, which is launching at this week’s National RV Trade show. “Our new mission and tagline for Dometic is ‘Mobile Living Made Easy,’” said Kelly McGann, senior vice president of marketing for Dometic Americas, in a press release. “Dometic is a global company that provides great solutions to satisfy people’s essential needs when living mobile. At the heart of this new brand platform is a sharp focus on our end... Read more

Alliance Coach Adding Winnebago A’s to Lineup

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Alliance Coach of Lake Park, Ga., announced the addition of Winnebago motorized RVs to its product lineup.  According to a press release, Alliance Coach has been working hard to build a product line that offers just the right RV for every prospective customer to ensure them “A Better RV Experience.” Alan Shapiro, who co-owns the dealership with his wife, Judy, stated, “As a relatively young dealership in a very competitive industry, it takes real effort  to gain the confidence of established... Read more

Thor’s Martin: Industry is Selling an Experience

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Thor’s Bob Martin is interviewed at last year’s Louisville Show The RV culture can be addictive. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, Thor Industries Inc. President and CEO Bob Martin believes the industry needs to play off a growing new culture moving forward. It’s not all about families taking motorhomes and towable trailers to campgrounds for the weekend. “Baby Boomers were the prime buyers of RVs, but the last five years, as Baby Boomers start tailing, you have the Gen Xers,”... Read more

Dometic Debuts Induction Cooktop in Louisville

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Dometic announced that it will introduce its induction cooktop at this week’s Recreational Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show at Booth No. 157 in Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center. According to a press release, induction is the first technology that offers all of the benefits of cooking with gas. The benefits include: Faster. Energy is directly transferred within the pan metal, heating faster than any gas cooktop. Safer. There is no open flame or other... Read more

Dicor to Roll Out Array of Products at Louisville

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Dicor Corp. is using the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., as an opportunity to launch a bevy of new products to the RV marketplace for both manufacturer and aftermarket use. “This entire year we have had the motto ‘what’s next,’ and the innovative products we are debuting at the RVIA Show are no exception,” said Dicor President Gregg Fore in a press release. “Not only does Dicor continually look for our next innovation, but you... Read more

Lippert to Showcase OneControl Coach at RVIA

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Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) is set to unveil its latest technological advances at the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show running Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at the Kentucky Expo Center (KEC) in Louisville. According to a press release, LCI’s “OneControl” coach will display the industry’s most advanced technologies, including Ground Control TT, the first-ever one-touch leveling system for travel trailers, along with OneControl, a mobile app that allows users the... Read more

Jayco Names Marc Hauser as VP, Towable Sales

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Jayco Inc. announced the addition of Marc Hauser to its corporate staff as vice president of sales and product development for the company’s towable divisions including Jayco, Starcraft RV and Highland Ridge RV Inc., according to a news release. Over his career spanning close to 30 years, Hauser has held executive management positions in both the wholesale and retail sides of the RV industry, most recently serving as the operations manager for dealer Blue Dog RV. Jayco COO Matt Thompson stated,... Read more

ASA Marks 40th Year with Rebranding Initiative

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In anticipation of its 40th anniversary coming up in 2017, ASA Electronics has developed a new company brand that includes an updated logo design as well as a new color scheme “embodying the company’s technological premise.” “This new brand design marks the beginning of an exciting time for us here at ASA. With 40 years under our belt, we wanted a look that reinforced our modern, sophisticated products while incorporating a timeless feel. We are very excited to share this with our... Read more

Crane’s Hahn Retires as RV National Sales Mgr.

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Mike Hahn Crane Composites, a leading provider of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) materials, announced that Mike Hahn, national sales manager – recreational vehicles, will retire after 47 years of service within the industry and 12 years at Crane. “Mike Hahn has consistently added value to Crane Composites and the RV industry. During his career, he has impacted six separate organizations and has made significant contributions to the critical applications of entry doors, roofing, flooring... Read more

Renegade To Debut ‘V’ Coach Line in Louisville

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Villagio Coach by Renegade RV Renegade RV has expanded its display at this week’s RVIA National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., introducing its “V” line of motorhome products to current dealers and prospects.  Coming off a third consecutive year of double-digit volume growth, Renegade will be featuring the newly refreshed Villagio and Vienna B-Plus models, both offered on the fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. According to a press release, the Villagio has been totally... Read more

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