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Davis Introduces Moveable Solar LED Lighting

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Davis Instruments introduced a new LED lighting option, according to a written announcement from the company.The LightShip from Davis Instruments enables users to deliver portable, solar-powered LED lighting to boats, RVs, cabins or homes at a low cost. It also serves as a safety light in case of fire or other emergency when the electricity goes out, automatically illuminating a room during a power outage. LightShip can be attached to any clear-glass window. In a home, it’s great near any door,... Read more

Dometic Consolidates, Expanding Warehouse

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An international recreational vehicle and boat components maker plans to more than double its warehouse space in Goshen, Ind., the Elkhart Truth reported. Dometic, which distributes refrigerators, air conditioners and toilets for RVs and boats from a facility at the northeast corner of Century Drive and Kercher Road, will increase the size of that building from 125,000 square feet to 250,000 square feet, said Jim Menefee, vice president of operations for Dometic Americas. The company will close warehouses... Read more

RVAA Announces Top Product, Other Awards

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Winegard G2 Winegard Co.’s Carryout G2 Portable Satellite TV Antenna was named the RVAA Product of the Year at the organization’s 2014 Executive Conference, which was Aug. 11-14 at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans. Winegard officials said they were  “very excited” the G2, launched in March as a sleeker, smaller version of the Carryout (GM-1518), was named Product of the Year. “We realize we were up against some very good competition and we have a lot of respect for all of the RV suppliers,... Read more

Drew Announces LCI’s Acquisition Of Duncan

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Drew Industries Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lippert Components Inc. (LCI), has acquired certain assets and the business of Duncan Systems Inc. which, like Drew and Lippert, is based in Elkhart, Ind. Duncan Systems is a distributor of replacement motorhome windshields; RV, heavy truck and specialty vehicle glass and windows; and awnings — primarily to fulfill insurance claims. Sales of the acquired business for the 12 months ended July 2014 were approximately $26 million. LCI... Read more

SSI: Class B Motorhomes See Jump of 42.3%

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Class B motorhomes jumped 42.3% in June retail registrations compared to June 2013, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). For the first six months of 2014, the camper vans posted a 24.1% gain over the same period in 2013. Roadtrek was the top-selling manufacturer, with 31.4% of the Class B market. Winnebago Industries had 26.8% of the retail market, and Thor Industries Inc. had market share of 25.1%. For the first six months Roadtrek had 35.9% market share, followed... Read more

Rollin’ On TV Gets Full-Hour Slot in Michiana

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Starting Sunday, August 31, Indiana viewers that watch the show on CBS station, WSBT 22 and WSBT 2 in the Elkhart/South Bend area will be able to watch a full hour of “Rollin’ On TV” each week. WSBT will begin airing back-to-back episodes beginning at 11 a.m. The first episode will be a past episode from 2013 and 2014, and from 11:30 a.m. to noon the station will air the current new program. “We couldn’t ask for a better time slot as we are followed by the noon news and at 1... Read more

Lazydays RV Receives Retro Winnebago Brave

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2015 Winnebago Brave Lazydays, the world’s largest RV dealership, announced the arrival of the new 2015 Winnebago Brave, a retro motorhome with the classic Winnebago body style and exterior. A throwback to the late ’60s and ’70s, the Brave features the bold styling of the classic models, loaded with today’s best features and versatile floorplans. “The Winnebago Brave is an awesome motorhome,” said Ron Fleming, general sales manager for Lazydays, based in Tampa, Fla. “The body styling... Read more

Travel Channel Documents Powerhouse Coach

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Over the years Doug Tolbert of Powerhouse Coach has built around 55 custom RVs that have been shown on national television shows over the years, television station KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho, reported. “When I built the first one for myself, it was just that, I built it for myself. I never envisioned it would go as far as it has,” said Tolbert. He designs and builds outside of the box which can be seen in his more conservatively priced truck campers all the way up to his fancy custom-designed... Read more

CBS News Checks Out High-End Motorhomes

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If you’ve never aspired to live in a trailer, you may want to reconsider. Some of the motorhomes out there cost more than the average house — or an entire block of homes, CBS News reported in a story on top-end motorhomes. This kind of on-the-go luxury doesn’t come cheap. The most expensive coach on the market is listed for $3 million. That will buy you red- carpeted entry stairs, glow-in-the-dark exterior paint and a rooftop cocktail lounge. Celebrity actors like Will Smith and Ashton... Read more

RVtravel.com: 80% of RVers ‘Happy’ With RVs

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A survey earlier this month by RVtravel.com revealed that more than 80 percent of the more than 1,700 RVers who responded are happy with their present RVs. In all, 52% reported they were “very happy” with an additional 31% saying they were generally happy with their present rig, and would “stick with it.” Less than 6% responded that if given the opportunity they would “absolutely go back to buy another.” “I believe what this shows is that most RVers... Read more

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