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Alliance is Adding Forest River Cherokee Trailers

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Alliance Coach RV Sales and Service announce that Forest River Cherokee travel trailers, toy haulers and fifth-wheels have been added to the product line at their Lake Park, Ga., facility. Situated just north of the Florida/Georgia border off I-75, the Lake Park location offers a wide variety of new and used RV brands, including Rockwood, Keystone, and DRV towables, Coachman Class C, and Thor gas and diesel coaches. Alan Shapiro, owner and president of Alliance Coach, stated in a press release, “Securing... Read more

Report: How will Overtime Rule Impact Business?

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More salaried employees working more than 40 hours a week without extra pay could be eligible for overtime compensation if a new rule proposed by President Barack Obama goes into effect. But some Indiana officials and local business owners say the rule sounds better than it actually is and fear it will hurt small businesses. The South Bend Tribune reported that the president said he wants to raise the threshold that requires salaried employees to be paid overtime. Currently, the salary of a worker... Read more

FRVRTC Building Presence Through Social Media

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Through social media, Ford’s RV Refrigeration Training Center (FRVRTC) has been experiencing a swift growing interest in RV refrigeration recycling, the company reported in a press release. The latest contact has been a request through LinkedIn from Joe Moravek, director of HVACR training at an international school that provides education to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians around the world. When Moravek contacted Roger Ford, owner of FRVRTC, he stated that RV... Read more

HOF Induction Registrations Setting Record Pace

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Plaques honoring Hall of Fame inductees With less than 30 days until the 2015 RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, registrations are running 13% ahead of last year’s record-breaking attendance of 447, according to Darryl Searer, Hall president. The RV/MH Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Dinner will be held on Aug. 3 at the Hall of Fame’s Event Center in Elkhart, Ind. Those being honored in the Class of 2015 include: Bert V. Alanko, MBA Insurance; Patrica A. Fiederer, Latham Oneota... Read more

PRVCA Electrical Systems Course Begins July 27

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The Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle & Camping Education Foundation (PRVCEF) announced availability for an upcoming electrical systems service cours, set to run July 27 through Sept. 20. The online program, which is run by Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction. The electrical systems course begins the very in-depth look... Read more

TriMas Planning Acquisitions for Cequent Spinoff

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Even in its first few hours as a public company last week, the new Horizon Global Corp. spinoff from Bloomfield Hills-based TriMas Corp. was already chasing several acquisitions. Crain’s Detroit Business reported that Mark Zeffiro, president, CEO and co-chairman of the newly spun-off Horizon said the new company could hold a secondary offering as early as the third quarter for acquisition capital. Zeffiro, who was in New York last week to open the New York Stock Exchange and see Horizon... Read more

CURT Appoints Joe Thompson Senior VP of Sales

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Joe Thompson CURT Manufacturing LLC, a leading manufacturer and marketer of U.S.-made towing products headquartered in Eau Claire, Wis., is taking a fresh look at its marketing department under the leadership of the new senior vice president of sales and marketing, Joe Thompson. According to a company release, Thompson comes to CURT with more than 28 years of experience in consumer product sales and marketing leadership positions. He has served as the vice president of sales and marketing at... Read more

Report: U.S. Auto Sales May Be Nearing the Peak

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Through half of 2015, auto sales are on track to hit record levels not seen in 15 years — which has many observers convinced the industry will see sales fall soon. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, after climbing more than 4% through July, after several years of post-recession growth, annual sales could approach the previous annual record of 17.4 million. The robust market has been fueled by the need for drivers to replace aging cars, historic low interest rates and sagging gasoline prices,... Read more

VIDEO 2: ‘RV Doctor’ Installs KING Jack Antenna

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Today’s video offers a review of the KING Jack RV antenna with mount and built-in signal meter demonstrated by Gary Bunzer, “The RV Doctor.” To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Haydocy Airstream RV Sells ‘Love & Happiness’

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Do not tell Mike Harlan that he is selling recreational vehicles. As he sees it, the real product at Haydocy Airstream & RV is something intangible.“We’re selling love and happiness,” said Harlan, the store’s general manager. According to a Columbus Dispatch report, he’s not kidding. If you doubt him, he will take out his phone and show you photos that customers have sent him from the road of their silver travel trailers. In two years since opening, the West Side store has exceeded... Read more

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