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Wave Express Gains Approval to Grow Business

November 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Wave Express and Recreation Customs Inc., a Goshen, Ind.-based RV transport and repair business, is expanding its operations. The Elkhart Truth reported that the Elkhart County commissioners on Monday (Nov. 17) unanimously approved a zoning change from agricultural to business and residential that will allow Outer Limits Enterprises LLC to break ground at the site of the former McIntosh Greenhouse and Garden Center in Goshen. The existing retail building at the site will be remodeled and expanded... Read more

Free ‘Airstream Everywhere’ App Now Available

November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Airstream Inc. today (Nov. 18) announced that the company is expanding its digital footprint by offering upgrades to key multimedia platforms in order to bring its customers an “even more personalized experience.” According to a press release, the newest upgrade is Airstream Everywhere, an exclusive free app available on iTunes that enables users to virtually add Airstream trailers to any photo or selfie in the editing process and instantly share it with friends. Download the app... Read more

Webinar Details Facebook Advertising Strategy

November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Recreational Vehicle business owners interested in advertising on Facebook may register now for RV Camping Connect’s free webinar, “How to Advertise your RV Business on Facebook.” Slated for Wednesday (Nov. 19) from 10-11 a.m. PDT, RV dealership and sampground owners can find out how to run targeted ad campaigns on Facebook. Additionally, attendees will learn: • Statistics in favor of using Facebook for business. • Field-tested methods to maximize Facebook’s potential. • Strategies... Read more

SSI: Towable Sales Gain 15% in Sept., 8.8% YTD

November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Retail sales of towable RVs climbed 15% in September from a year ago and 8.8% for the first nine months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Registrations for the third quarter gained 10.3%. Results by category showed: • Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 15.9% for the month and 10.9% year-to-date. • Fifth-wheel registrations grew 15.6% in September and 5.1% for the nine months. • Folding camping trailer sales were down 2.3% for the month and... Read more

Riverside Adopts ‘Angled’ Exterior Metal Design

November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Peru, Ind.-based Riverside Travel Trailer Inc. is offering a “unique approach” to the look of a traditionally built aluminum-sided trailer, attaching the aluminum siding on an angle instead of a top-to-bottom application. “The two-toned metal on the angle coupled with strategic graphic application gives the look of a full-body painted unit,” said Sales Manager Jerry Sell in a press release. “When you are building a product that represents the highest caliber of a traditionally constructed... Read more

Expedia Listing ELS Properties; Cruise Inn Next

November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The digital superhighway is finally reaching recreational vehicle parks, campgrounds, and hostels in the United States. On Monday (Nov. 17) Expedia brand websites quietly added hostels, RV parks, and campgrounds as specialty categories of lodging to the search results for select U.S. locations, tno0z.com reported. You won’t see the new options on the homepage. To find them, you have to search for a hotel at your destination and your preferred dates, and then in the advance search filter options... Read more

RVShare.com Offering ‘Peer-to-Peer’ RV Rentals

November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

RVShare.com has been offering rentals from dealers since it was founded, but only in the last three months or so has it been including rentals from RV owners. TravelPulse reported that it is the first RV travel platform to offer a peer-to-peer system. “What we’re essentially trying to do is create the peer-to-peer market for RV rentals, kind of like Airbnb did for physical spaces and spare rooms,” said Joel Clark, director of business development for RVShare.com. “What we found in the RV... Read more

United Shade will Exhibit Products in Louisville

November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Roller shades from United Shade Dicor Corp. affiliate United Shade will be showing three roller shade products during the 2014 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 2-4. According to a press release, United Shade will be exhibiting as part of Dicor’s display at Booth No. 230-244 in the North Wing Lobby, Hall 2A. Under the company’s  “Shades of Excellence” theme, the offerings come in three designs, and can be motorized or manual, including: • Heavy Duty (HD) options for... Read more

Cequent is Among Cool Places to Work In Mich.

November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Cequent Performance Products Inc. (CPP) announced its selection as a “Cool Place to Work in Michigan.” According to a press release, hundreds of companies submit an application in the biennial competition, but after the results of the employer and employee questionnaires are complete, only 75 are chosen to be among “Michigan’s Cool Places to Work.” The designation, decided upon by Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine, is a first for Cequent, a subsidiary of TriMas Corp. “It’s... Read more

VIDEO 2: Horizon Featured on Discovery Series

November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s video offers a look at the Discovery Channel’s “Trending Today” show featuring a profile on Wakarusa, Ind.-based Horizon Transport. The segment is airing today (Nov. 18) at 8:30 a.m. for both the Eastern and Pacific time zones. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. In upcoming shows “Trending Today,” produced by Electric Productions, will also feature Palm Beach RV, one of Florida’s largest RV dealerships... Read more

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