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RVIA Seeks Tech Academy Trainers in Louisville

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has issued an invitation for companies to provide trainers to teach hands-on technical sessions at the expanded Tech Academy 2016 taking place at the National RV Trade Show being held Dec. 1 -3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. According to a release, the following requirements must be met for an organization to provide a session trainer: • The company must be a current RVIA supplier member in good standing. • The company must... Read more

Salt Lake Couple Offer Advice, Tips on Fit RVing

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While traveling with a motorhome or towable may be a vacation, fitness must still be part of the traveling habit, Stef Adinaro said. The Mason City (Iowa) Globe-Gazette reported that Adinaro and her husband James created the website thefitrv.com. The Salt Lake City, Utah, couple offer advice on fitness for RV users and also tips to keep motorhomes and towables “fit.” The couple was in Forest City last week for the annual WIT Grand National Rally. The Adinaros travel in a Winnebago Travato,... Read more

Concessioners Say NPS ‘Lacks Business Savvy’

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Today’s U.S. National Park Service (NPS) lacks business savvy, from trying to micro-manage businesses in the parks to being slow to respond to visitor desires and services, a congressional subcommittee was told by business leaders whose companies operate in the national park system, as reported by National Parks Traveler. Concessioners told the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands that changing business practices and asking park visitors to pay more for services will help reduce the NPS’s... Read more

Forest River Sees West Coast Open House Grow

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Forest River Inc.’s West Coast Operations is expecting between 150-200 dealership personnel to attend its upcoming West Coast Open House, set for Aug. 18-20 at its manufacturing plant in Harrisburg, Ore. Paul Eskritt, a general manager for Forest River, said the company would have as many as 100 units displayed during the three-day open house – mostly towables built by Forest River’s West Coast Operations located in Oregon and California along with a number of other towables and motorhomes... Read more

RVDA Seeks Input on Proposed Overtime Rules

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) is compiling feedback from members regarding Department of Labor (DOL) pending regulations to expand the number of workers who qualify for overtime pay. Based on this feedback, RVDA will draft comments to the DOL in advance of a Sept. 4 deadline, and will share those comments with other associations that want to weigh in on this important labor issue. According to a news release, RVDA is working with the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity,... Read more

Keystone RV Debuting Ultralight Bullet Crossfire

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Keystone Bullet Crossfire interior Keystone RV Co.’s Bullet ultralight division has unveiled the new Crossfire series of travel trailers. Designed to be towed by smaller vehicles and offer families a full-featured alternative to popups or tents, Crossfire is available in both single- and double-axle models starting at only 3,255 pounds shipping weight. “Bullet dealers and retail customers have been asking for a Bullet model with all the bells and whistles at a lighter weight,” said Bullet... Read more

Little Guy Hosting Customer Appreciation Event

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Campers gather for Little Guy customer appreciation event This week marks the running of the 3rd Annual Tearstock Rolling Home Tour, a customer appreciation event hosted by Little Guy Worldwide at Atwood Lake Park in Mineral City, Ohio. The rally brings scores of teardrop camper owners from across the U.S. and Canada to Ohio for the one-week event. Little Guy reported in a press release that the gathering has been sold out for several months and the overflow of campers has begun setting up in other... Read more

Infinity Introduces ‘Long-Lasting’ Fabric for RVs

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RV interior featuring luxury woven vinyl from Infinity Editor’s Note: In the July/August issue of RVBusiness, the following article ran with the wrong phone number. We’re running the story here in its entirety, along with corrected contact information. Our apologies for the error. Luxury Woven Vinyl (LWV), a new flooring option that eliminates many of the problems inherent in carpeting and linoleum found in recreational vehicles, has become available from INFINITY LUXURY WOVEN VINYL. “We don’t... Read more

Grand Canyon NP, Other Parks are Raising Fees

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A dozen national parks and monuments throughout Arizona are joining Grand Canyon National Park in raising admission fees, as are many national parks across the country, the Arizona Republic reported. This year, the federal government lifted a six-year moratorium on fee increases at public lands and for activities such as camping, boating and hiking. Fee increases have been approved at 105 national parks, monuments and historic areas, including 13 in Arizona. There are more than 400 national parks... Read more

ARVC Proposing Changes in National Standards

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Jeff Sims The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) has submitted numerous recommendations to update national standards for campgrounds, RV parks and resorts. According to a press release, ARVC recommended wording changes in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1194 Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks & Campgrounds because it is the nationally recognized standard that the association uses when it works with state and local governments involving proposed regulations. ... Read more

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