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Winnebago Honors Circle of Excellence Dealers

April 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In a tradition that began in 1986, Winnebago’s Circle of Excellence award was presented to 113 dealers during the company’s Dealer Days event last week in Las Vegas. According to a press release, the award recognizes retailers who have demonstrated exemplary performance in the areas of sales, service and customer satisfaction.  “Winnebago has the best dealer network in the industry,” said Winnebago Vice President of Sales and Product Management Scott Degnan. “I was very proud to... Read more

Camping World Finishes Harrisburg Expansion

April 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC announced the expansion and renaming of Grumbine’s RV Center in Harrisburg, Pa., according to a press release. The dealership, which was founded in 1971 and joined the Camping World RV Sales dealer network in 2004, has officially been renamed as Camping World of Harrisburg. The facility began renovations in 2014 to include an 8,400-square-foot Camping World retail store on-site that features over 10,000 RV and camping products and accessories. Camping... Read more

KING Debuts New Website; Shifts URL Address

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KING has launched a new website, shifting its address from kingcontrols.com to kingconnect.com. “Changing our web to kingconnect.com better reflects our company identity. KING makes products that keep people connected when on the road,” said Executive Vice President Sam Shuster in a press release. “The change also supports our new offering to activate satellite TV service through RV dealers, which will launch this spring.” Customers can now type kingconnect.com into their web browsers... Read more

KING Debuts ‘Dual-Purpose’ Satellite Antennas

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KING Tailgater satellite antenna KING is introducing two new automatic satellite TV antennas for use with DISH and DIRECTV satellite services to “take better advantage of sales volume derived from its portable satellite antennas while offering improved ROI for its dealer and distributor partners.” The Bloomington, Minn.-based company reported in a press release that the new, second-generation KING Tailgater for DISH (Model VQ4500) and KING Quest for DIRECTV (Model VQ4100) are designed for use... Read more

Lippert Intros New Alumi-Tread Hybrid RV Step

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Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) has introduced the new Alumi-Tread hybrid RV step, featuring strong, steel linkage and attractive aluminum treads with anti-slip rubber grooves for excellent traction. “We’re always seeking customer feedback so that we can develop the products our customers really want, and this new hybrid Alumi-Tread step brings together some of our customers’ favorite step features,” said Andy Murray, LCI vice president of RV sales, in a press release. “The unique hybrid... Read more

CURT Designs New ‘Weight Distribution Hitch’

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TruTrack by CURT Mfg. Towing product supplier CURT Manufacturing LLC has introduced the TruTrack product into its weight distribution lineup. According to a press release, the weight distribution system is an advanced form of the trunnion bar weight distribution hitch, combining precise load equalization and active sway control to deliver a smooth, safe ride. It accomplishes this using three key components: adjustable support brackets, a spring and cam system, and interlocking head tilt adjustment. The... Read more

SSI: February Motorhome Sales Increase 7.3%

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February motorhome retail registrations rose 7.3% compared to the same period a year ago while sales for the first two months were up 6.7%. According to the latest report by Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), Thor Industries Inc. was the motorized sales leader through February with a 27.3% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. with a 23.2% share and Winnebago Industries Inc. owning a 19.4% share. Sales in the Class A motorhome market dipped 3% in February, but edged up 2.3% year-to-date. Thor... Read more

KOA Hosting Care Camps Big Weekend in May

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Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) locations throughout North America will be offering camping on May 9 for just $10 as part of the annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer. According to a press release, campers who stay as paying guests at one of more than 400 participating KOA’s on May 8 will receive a night of camping on Saturday for just a $10 fee. The 12th Annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend event is the official start to the 2015 summer camping season. The... Read more

SSI: Class B Sales See 8.2% Gain For February

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Year-over-year Class B motorhome retail registrations gained 8.2% in February and 13.9% for the first two months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. was the top-selling manufacturer through February with 29.5% of the Class B market, followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (27.9%) and Thor Industries Inc. (26.6%). To subscribe to this or other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext. 128, or (616)... Read more

Protective is Gold Partner for ’15 RVDA Confab

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Protective Asset Protection is a Gold Partner of the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center and will take place Nov. 2-6 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. “By partnering with us for the convention/expo, Protective continues to demonstrate just how deeply the company values a well-educated RV industry,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee... Read more

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