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Gulf Stream to Roll Out Cabin Cruiser at Louisville

November 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream’s new Cabin Cruiser trailer Gulf Stream Coach Inc. announced the release of the Cabin Cruiser, a line of ultra-light fiberglass laminated-wall travel trailers that feature knotty pine paneling often found in family vacation cabins and wooden boats.  “We’ve learned that the decor inside a travel trailer has a powerful emotional effect on campers, especially when it can recall fond memories of the past,” explained National Sales Manager Tim Dennig for the Gulf Stream... Read more

Aliner Expands Ascape Line to Offer Four Models

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2018 Ascape ST offers a shower, toilet, refrigerator and water heater Aliner announced that it has expanded its Ascape product line to include four different models. The company introduced the Ascape during last year’s Louisville show. According to a press release, the lightweight towables are a cross between a conventional travel trailer and a teardrop while offering custom amenities to suit all types of campers.  Director of Sales Allan Reeping said, “Aliner... Read more

CURT Group Recognized with Award from Honda

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CURT Group team accepts Honda Accessory Performance Award  CURT Group, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity and a leading distributor of towing products and truck accessories, was presented with the Honda Accessory Performance Award for Operations at the 2017 American Honda Accessory Supplier Conference in Las Vegas. According to a press release, the company was awarded for its outstanding commitment and dedication to the American Honda Accessory Operations. According to Honda, CURT... Read more

Hall’s RV Honored as Ala. Bronze Retailer of Year

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Ricky Bromberg, Sarah Hall, Randy Hall and Rick Brown accept Bronze Retailer of the Year award Hall’s RV Inc., of Albertville, Ala., was recently awarded with the Bronze Retailer of the Year by the Alabama Retail Association, according to a press release, The dealership, which carries a lineup of trailers from K-Z RV, was selected from more than 90 nominees. “Consistent profits and increased sales earned the Hall family and Hall’s RV the title of Alabama’s 2017 Bronze Retailer of... Read more

Roadmaster Will Host 2 Training Sessions At HQ

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Roadmaster will host two training tracks, sales and technical, covering its range of RV aftermarket and suspension products on Dec. 13-14 at its headquarters in Vancouver, Wash. According to a press release, attendees will spend a full day in focused-group sessions, visit the company’s factory and learn how to use the Roadmaster website. For out-of-towners, the company provides a continental breakfast, ground transportation (except to and from the airport), lunch, take-away... Read more

Gulf Stream Earns DSI for Motorhomes & Trailers

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Gulf Stream Coach Inc. has been awarded the RVDA DSI “Quality Circle” Award for 2017 for its Conquest Class C and BT Cruiser motorhomes and its Vista Cruiser and Vintage Cruiser lightweight travel trailers. “This is very gratifying recognition for the hard work of our production, service and sales teams, and represents the strength of the partnership we build with our dealers,” said Gulf Stream Coach Executive Vice President Phil Sarvari. “Clearly the commitment we’ve made to our... Read more

KOA Details Upbeat Trends to 600 at Convention

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Convention attendees gather for KOA Awards Breakfast With 90% of its 500 parks posting gains in 2017, life is good right now for Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), America’s largest network of private campgrounds. That much was apparent during Thursday’s (Nov. 16) opening session of the Annual KOA International Convention as KOA Chairman Oscar Tang, President and CEO Pat Hittmeier, Chief Operations Officer Toby O’Rourke and CFO John Burke addressed some 600 attendees at the Phoenix... Read more

Louisville will Spotlight Growing Industry Trends

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The 2017 National RV Trade Show, the largest industry gathering of RV manufacturers and their component parts suppliers, will showcase some of the leading and emerging trends impacting the $27 billion-dollar RV industry. Hosted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the event is scheduled for Nov. 27–30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, with RV popularity soaring to an all-time high, the National RV Trade Show is the... Read more

SSI: Canadian Coach Sales up 38% For 9 Months

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Canadian motorhome registrations continued to gain momentum as overall sales showed a 38% gain for the first nine months of 2017. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), Thor Industries Inc. was the motorized sales leader through September, capturing a 41.1% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. with a 36.3% share and Winnebago Industries Inc. (11%). Class A registrations rose 19% year-to-date as Thor led the segment with a 36.4% market... Read more

LCI Appointing Ron Fenech to Board of Directors

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Ron Fenech LCI Industries announced the appointment of Ronald Fenech to the company’s board of directors as an additional independent director. Fenech will also serve on the board’s corporate governance and nominating committee.  According to a release, Fenech, 60, co-founded Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Co. in 2012, a fast-growing manufacturer of towable RVs that was acquired in 2016 by Winnebago Industries Inc. Prior to forming Grand Design, he held several executive... Read more

Goshen Redevelopment Considers New TIF Zone

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A new tax increment finance district proposed for Dierdorff Road could draw from $20 million in new assessed value, the Goshen Redevelopment Commission heard Tuesday (Nov. 16). The Elkhart Truth reported that the district, tentatively called the Dierdorff Economic Development Area, would include a proposed hotel to the north and proposed assisted living facility to the south. It would be smaller than neighboring TIFs, at roughly one half-mile by one half-mile square, minus the Keystone... Read more

Truma Will Host ‘Christkindlmarkt’ Party at RVIA

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Exhibiting for the fifth year at the upcoming National RV Trade show in Louisville, Ky., Truma will feature a new look highlighting the Truma AquaGo instant water heater and accessories along with the Truma Combi and Truma LevelCheck. The Truma booth will again be transformed for its annual Christkindlmarkt celebration on Nov. 29 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. “This year’s Christkindlmarkt celebration will have an open house feel to it, so come and go as you wish and enjoy an endless supply of... Read more

Lippert Earns Trailblazer Award from Salesforce

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Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced that the company was awarded the Trailblazer award for Growth at the 2017 Dreamforce conference held Nov. 6-9 in San Francisco, Calif. Dreamforce, an annual conference hosted by Salesforce, brings together Salesforce users, customers and vendors, for a weeklong networking and educational conference. According to a press release, a total of five Trailblazer awards were awarded in five categories: innovation, growth, trust, equality and inspirational.... Read more

‘RV Products’ Promoting Gehlen to Product Mgr.

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RV Products, a division of Airxcel Inc. and manufacturer of Coleman-Mach air conditioners and Maxxair ventilation products, announced the promotion of David Gehlen to product manager. According to a press release, Gehlen has been with RV Products for more than 20 years in various engineering and product development roles. In his new role, Gehlen will work closely with OEM product managers and design teams to develop new, innovative AC and ventilation solutions. Rob Leach, RV Products’ president,... Read more

Newmar Names ASA as a ‘Distinguished Vendor’

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Elkhart, Ind.-based ASA Electronics has been recognized as a 2017 distinguished vendor of the year by Newmar Corp. Newmar works with over 600 vendors and this year ASA Electronics was one of only 64 to receive this distinction. Newmar utilizes internal surveys and a points system to rank the performance of their suppliers in several categories and departments. To earn the Certificate of Excellence and ranking as a distinguished vendor, suppliers must earn a minimum score of 215 out of a possible... Read more

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