Meyers RV Superstores Opening New Pa. Store

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A New York-based RV company is looking to open its first store in Pennsylvania this month. Central Penn Business Journal reported that  Meyer’s RV Superstores, which operates five stores in New York, is planning to open a location in Dauphin County. Owner Mark Meyer said the decision to open a store in Central Pennsylvania was based on market experience from past years as a sponsor of RV shows in Hershey and Harrisburg. The store also is along a growing commercial corridor and near... Read more

Trailer Life Road Tests Trendy TAXA Mantis Trek

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Editor’s Note: The following article detailing a road test with TAXA Outdoor’s Mantis Trek appears in the August issue of Trailer Life Magazine. One of the beauties of owning a travel trailer is being able to bug out at a moment’s notice to escape the pressures of day-to-day life and relax somewhere quiet while still enjoying a comfortable shelter. For many outdoorsy types, the ideal getaway trailer needs to be light in weight so it can be towed easily by a four-wheel-drive... Read more

NTP-STAG Adding Stellar’s Valve Grip to Lineup

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NTP-STAG announced the addition of Stellar Innovative Products’ Valve Grip to its LP Gas category. According to a press release, the Valve Grip offers RVers a safe and easy way to open and close propane tanks. The Valve Grip is an attractive add-on accessory for campers, boaters, tailgaters, and RV enthusiasts. Stellar Innovative Products is also developing the Badge, a patent-pending, snap-on bike accessory. Made of aluminum and stainless steel, the Badge comes in two finishes and can be personalized... Read more

Canada 2Q Shipments Rise 8.5% for Six Months

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The Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association (CRVA) reported that RV wholesale shipments in Canada during the the second quarter, ending June 30, rose 8.48% to 17,845 units compared to 16,450 units a year ago. Accumulated year-to-date shipments for the first six months were 35,676 compared to 29,881 units in 2017, a 19.39% increase.  The RVDA of Canada recently reported that dealer retail activity during the second quarter totaled 24,038 units. When... Read more

Gulf Stream Names Kloska VP Sales, Marketing

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Jeff Kloska Jeff Kloska has been named the new vice president of sales and marketing for Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream Coach Inc., according to President Phil Sarvari. Kloska, who has a 17-year management career with Thor Industries Inc. running high-volume sales and marketing operations, joins Gulf Stream Coach at a time when the company is enjoying significant growth in sales and production. “Jeff has broad industry experience, a success-oriented perspective, and a proven track record as a... Read more

Judges for RISE Awards Looking for Innovation

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Judges in the aftermarket category for the inaugural RVBusiness RISE (Recognizing Innovation & Supplier Excellence) Awards program said the criteria guiding their decisions are simple: does the product “enhance the RV experience.” “I’m excited about the RISE awards because they provide a platform for shining a spotlight on some supplier products that deserve to be seen more broadly among the RV end-user community and the manufacturers,” said Jeff Johnston from Rollin’ on TV. “Being... Read more

‘RVDA’ Session to Cover Effective Exit Strategy

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Brad Stanek Brad Stanek’s workshop, “Developing an Effective Exit Strategy: How to Understand the Value of Your Business,” will be held Nov. 8 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. as part of the Nov. 5-9 Dealers Convention/Expo at Paris in Las Vegas. During this workshop, attendees will learn: Key indicators to estimate what their dealership is worth. Eight categories that buyers value the most in determining their offer. Three or more actions they can immediately take to increase... Read more

Corson’s Land Donation Becomes County Park

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(L-R) Ben Corson, Claire Skinner, Tom Corson, and Larry Andrews A small crowd gathered Friday (Aug. 17) morning at the south end of Winding River Estates in Middlebury, Ind., to set aside 82 acres of land for the future Corson County Park. The Goshen News reported that Tom Corson, 90, former founder and CEO of Coachmen Industries Inc., donated the land to the Elkhart County Parks and Recreation Board when a portion of the planned residential development was deemed “unbuildable” by the Department... Read more

Firms Try Again to Temper Tariffs in 3rd Hearing

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As China prepares to send officials to the U.S. to restart talks on ending an escalating trade war, American companies and trade groups are returning to a Washington hearing room, most to argue against more tariffs from President Donald Trump. Industry Week reported that almost 360 individuals are scheduled to testify over six days of hearings starting today (Aug. 20) on the latest round of proposed actions against Chinese imports, which would place tariffs of as much as 25% on $200 billion in goods,... Read more

‘Lippert’ Hosts Soccer Tourney to Enhance Unity

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Lippert Components Inc. employees in the hundreds were brought together under the unifying banner of sport Saturday (Aug. 18) for the company’s first soccer tournament at Goshen College, according to a Goshen News report. (To view a video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.) A first for Lippert, a supplier of components to the recreational vehicle, residential housing and numerous other industries, the tournament was the brainchild of Julio Cruz Reyes, a... Read more

NeXus RV Launching a New Redesigned Website

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NeXus RV unveiled a revamped website last week featuring a streamlined and simplified design, improved functionality and enriched content areas to help dealers and customers make well-informed decisions about their RVing needs and goals. According to a press release, the new site includes extensive product information to help customers and dealers understand NeXus RV products and its features in greater detail. Technical data, pictures, videos and a “design your own” feature provide a... Read more

Ferguson Fire Contained, Other Blazes Still Burn

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California’s deadly Ferguson Fire, near Yosemite National Park, which raged for more than a month has been 100% contained, fire officials announced Sunday (Aug. 19). The massive blaze started on July 13, and its cause is under investigation. The blaze killed two people and injured 19 people, according to CNN.On the second day of the fire, Cal Fire’s heavy equipment operator Braden Varney was fatally injured when the bulldozer he was operating to make a fire line rolled over. About two... Read more

Report: ‘NHTSA’ Releases Latest RV Recalls List

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Editor’s Note: The following is the latest RV recall list compiled by the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA). Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling 344 2019 Keystone Summerland recreational trailers, models 1800BH, 1760BH, 1750RD. These trailers have single propane bottle brackets with two mounting legs that may break at the mounting point. For additional information click here. Forest River Inc. is recalling 157 2019 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pup recreational trailers, models... Read more

VIDEO 1: Forest River East to West Travel Trailer

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Forest River provides a walk-through of its 2019 East To West RV Della Terra travel trailer. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.  Read More →

Dixie RV SuperStores Adding Johnny’s RV in Ala.

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Dixie RV SuperStores is adding a second Alabama location to its family of now five dealerships. Markets Insider reported that Johnny’s RV in Grand Bay, Ala., is the company’s newest location. Dixie RV SuperStores is a top-ranked, family-owned business with locations across the Gulf South, in Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana. Greg Lala, Dixie RV SuperStores CEO, expressed the company’s excitement about the expansion and continued success,... Read more

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