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Redwood Aligns With Paul Evert’s RV Country

June 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Redwood RV and Fresno, Calif.-based dealer Paul Evert’s RV Country announced their partnership aimed at providing customers in several Western states further access to the builder’s lineup up full-time luxury fifth-wheels.  “We are excited to team up with a respected partner like Paul Evert’s RV,” said Redwood President Andy Cripe in a press release. “We both share a commitment of providing our retail customers with a great purchasing and ownership experience, and this partnership... Read more

SylvanSport Names Earl Hunter as VP of Sales

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Brevard, N.C.-based SylvanSport, makers of the GO and GO EASY line of “Adventure Trailers,” announced that Earl Hunter has been named vice president of sales. According to a press release, Hunter joins SylvanSport from International Procurement Distribution (IPD) in Arkansas, where he served as director of sales and management before being promoted to vice president of sales. Prior to working at IPD, Hunter worked for 12 years with the Nokia Corp. as global director of sales and marketing. A... Read more

Cavco Planning Upgrades for Fairmont Homes

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After purchasing Fairmont Homes last month, Phoenix-based Cavco Industries Inc. is planning upgrades to the Nappanee, Ind., manufactured housing plant. The Elkhart Truth reported that the companies announced the deal, wherein Cavco bought Fairmont Homes’ Nappanee manufacturing facility and its operations in Minnesota, on May 4. “(Fairmont) has a good, solid reputation for building quality products and providing service after the sale,” said Cavco President and CEO Joe Stegmayer. “Quality... Read more

Livin’ Lite Trailer Designed for Ideal Game Day

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Editor’s Note: The following article, authored by Emily Pfund, appeared in a special “RVs Across America” section of the Sunday (June 28) issue of The Elkhart Truth in which Newmar Corp., Keystone RV Co., Quality Drive-Away, Patrick Industries Inc., Grand Design RV Co., Renegade RV, Jayco Inc., the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), Dicor Corp., Augusta RV and Cummins Onan were among the advertisers. Motorhomes and travel trailers have been fixtures on tailgating lots across the country... Read more

Glamping Gaining Traction as a Vacation Option

June 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Resort at Paws Up, located on a 37,000-acre working ranch in western Montana, calls itself the Last Best Place, and its landscape of lush valleys, majestic mountains and the mighty Blackfoot River make it easy to see why. As reported by Fox News, the resort’s owner came under fire several years ago when he tried to trademark “Last Best Place,” which Montanans have held dear for decades. But there’s little debate that Paws Up was first at something else: glamorous camping, aka “glamping.” About... Read more

Report: Forecasters See Robust June Auto Sales

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U.S. auto sales have shown no signs of weakening this month after a blowout performance in May, with forecasters projecting an industrywide gain of about 5% to close out the best spring in a decade. Automotive News reported that forecasters at LMC Automotive and Kelley Blue Book each raised their full-year sales forecasts to 17.1 million, matching TrueCar. Sales are on pace to surpass 8.5 million units in the first half of the year — marking the industry’s best first half and second quarter... Read more

Carefree Communities Debuts ‘Responsive’ Site

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Carefree Communities Inc., owner and operator of over 100 manufactured home communities and RV resorts, has successfully relaunched a new responsive  website in wake of Google’s recent ranking algorithm. According to a press release, the website is now fully responsive thanks to the help of ProtoFuse, an Orlando, Fla.-based web design company. Having a responsive site is extremely important from customer service and the customer experience perspective, the release stated. Effective April 21, Google... Read more

VIDEO 1: Highlander Haulers By Highland Ridge

June 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s video comes from Highland Ridge RV showcasing the company’s introduction of the Highlander series of travel trailer toy haulers. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Webinar to Cover Maintaining a Legal Workforce

June 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dealers and their hiring managers can learn how to use E-Verify to maintain a legal workforce during a free webinar from the Mike Molino RV Learning Center on July 9 at noon EDT. Webinars are provided by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the RV Learning Center. Register online. Every business is required to hire and maintain a legal workforce, but figuring out true employee eligibility... Read more

RVIA: Shipments Dip in May; Up 6% Year to Date

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Wholesale shipments of all RVs were reported at 33,467 units in the May survey of manufacturers, 5.8% lower than a year ago. Despite the year-over-year dip, May represented the fourth consecutive month this year in which shipments topped 30,000 units. Year to date, shipments reached 168,884 units, 6% greater than this same period a year ago. Travel trailers and Class C motorhomes have improved the most gaining 8.6% and 11.4% respectively. On a seasonally adjusted basis, shipments through the first... Read more

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