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RVIA Initiates Process to Find Coon Successor

March 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Presidential Search Committee has started the process to select the next president for the trade association. RVIA Chairman Derald Bontrager, who is heading the group, said that the successor to retiring RVIA President Richard Coon is expected to be named following the RVIA Board of Director’s meeting taking place during Committee Week on June 4 in Washington, D.C. It was announced on March 11 at RVIA’s Annual Meeting that Coon was retiring... Read more

Hall’s Darryl Searer Speaks at CMHI Convention

March 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Darryl Searer speaking at the CMHI’s Annual Convention Darryl Searer, president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame, was among the guest speakers at the recent 2015 Annual California Manufactured Housing Institute (CMHI) Convention at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells. According to a press release, Searer presented a slide show highlighting the Hall’s history, why the Hall exists and what its original goals and objectives were. Searer said, “During the past three... Read more

MARVAC’s Flint RV Show Enjoys Strong Traffic

March 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The American Dream was alive and well Sunday (March 22) at the Perani Arena and Event Center in Flint, Mich. M.Live.com reported that hundreds of people attended the last day of the 38th Annual Flint Camper and RV Show organized by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC). Most of the attendees seemed to have one thing in common: the desire to hit the great wide open after a long Michigan winter. “Americans have this pioneer-like attitude to break a trail just... Read more

Judge Upholding Ruling Against ‘Paul Evert RV’

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A Fresno, Calif., County Superior Court judge had no conflict of interest because he was a Facebook friend of a lawyer whose client got a $4.58 million judgment in his favor last year, a retired judge hired to study the case found. The Fresno Bee reported that Judge Robert Moody said that Fresno County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Hamilton didn’t have a conflict after he commented on a Facebook posting of lawyer Jeff Hammerschmidt’s family. The conflict contention came after the ruling in favor... Read more

County in Oregon Proposing an ‘Urban RV Park’

March 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A major deal involving Oregon’s Washington County and the city of Hillsboro proposes to spend up to $2 million to build what officials are calling a regional destination for recreational vehicles at the Washington State Fairgrounds. The Oregonian reported that under the proposed agreement, the city would pay to build an urban RV park on five acres of land now owned by the county. In exchange, Hillsboro would receive ownership of 15 acres of recreational space at the fairgrounds that the city... Read more

Idaho Considering Sponsorship for State Parks

March 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A House panel has approved a proposal to let the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation receive money from corporate sponsors. According to the Associated Press, the sponsorships would generate an estimated $20,000 in the first year and up to $100,000 in future years. Parks and Recreation Director David Langhorst showed the committee examples of a business logo appearing on informational signs or on a mobile app. But Rep. Lynn Luker from Boise raised concerns with the language of the bill. The... Read more

Grand Design’s Expansion Will Create 35 Jobs

March 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Citing growing demand for its towable RVs, Middlebury, Ind.-based Grand Design RV plans a plant expansion that will create 35 new jobs paying an average $35 hourly rate, the company announced Friday (March 20). The Elkhart Truth reported that the 65,000-square foot addition in the middle structure of its C.R. 2 complex will double the size of the company’s lamination facility, where sidewalls, ceilings and aluminum frames are made, said president and CEO Don Clark. The news comes a year after... Read more

GE Capital is Platinum Partner at RVDA Confab

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealer Association (RVDA) announced that GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), is a Platinum Partner of the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo for the 12th consecutive year. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. The 2015 convention takes place Nov. 2–6 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. “The reliable and strong support of GE Capital and our other partners enables RVDA and the RV Learning Center... Read more

Tony Clark Receives First ‘Spader Scholarship’

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Tony Clark, parts and service manager at Ron Hoover RV and Marine, has been chosen as the first recipient of the Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship. According to a press release, the scholarship will allow him to attend an 18-month Spader Leadership Development Program as part of a new facet to the strategic alliance between Spader and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. The scholarship is named for Spader founder and former Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) chairman, Duane... Read more

Agans to Head Lazydays Airstream Store Sales

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Jeff Agans Lazydays RV announced that Jeff Agans has been promoted to sales manager of its Airstream store at the dealer’s Tucson, Ariz., location. According to a press release, Agans brings over 30 years in the RV service and sales industry and will be responsible for managing the sales process by ensuring all leads are followed up with on a timely manner. He will oversee and work alongside a dedicated Airstream, Internet, and retail parts store team. Aside from overseeing daily sales activities,... Read more

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