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RVIA Touts Expanded Agenda at Louisville Show

September 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following article appears in the Summer issue of RVIA Today offering a preview of the National RV Trade Show scheduled for Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is charting new territory at this year’s National RV Trade Show to create the most engaging, educational, exciting show yet with more fun networking events, more learning opportunities and more ways to make deals and drive success.... Read more

Spartan’s Utilimaster Nets Postal Service Contract

September 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Two Indiana vehicle manufacturers were awarded contracts from the U.S. Postal Service to build prototypes for the next generation of postal vehicles. The South Bend Tribune reported that Bristol-based Utilimaster, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors Inc., and South Bend-based AM General and  were among six companies chosen for the USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Prototype awards. Vehicle design plans submitted by the companies were chosen by the Postal Service, which collectively awarded... Read more

RVDA of Canada is Seeking Support on Tax Issue

September 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada and RVDA of Alberta are urging members to support advocacy efforts regarding a national campground taxation issue. According to a release, members are being urged to send a letter to Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and to their locally based member of Parliament in support of the Canadian Camping and RV Council’s (CCRVC) efforts to establish equitable taxation policies for the campground sector. Members who are uncertain of their representative... Read more

Sylvan Sport Adds Southland RV to Dealer Body

September 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

SylvanSport announced the addition of Southland RV, Norcross, Ga., to its growing national dealer network. According to a press release, SylvanSport is seeing market share gains this year for its GO – Mobile Adventure Gear camping trailers. “We took our GO camping a few weeks ago and drew huge crowds. Friends told friends, and pretty soon there was a steady stream filing past our campsite,” said GO Owner Vicki of Grand Rapids, Mich. Southland RV, located in the Greater Atlanta area, is privately-owned... Read more

Open House Sales Were ‘As Hot As The Weather’

September 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Dealers enjoy lunch at Forest River exhibit (Photo by Shawn Spence, RVBusiness) With almost a $1 billion at stake, manufacturers kept busy doing one thing at the Elkhart RV Open House this week: Selling RVs. “Sales were as hot as the weather,” said Curtis Gunter, division manager for Forest River Inc.’s Sandpiper, Sierra and Riverstone lines. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, even as the waning hours of the open house came to a close late Thursday morning, dozens of dealers could... Read more

VIDEO 2: Thor Awards Mercedes to Calif. Retailer

September 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Industries Inc. held its vehicle giveaway drawing Thursday (Sept. 22) morning during the Elkhart RV Open House. This year’s winner was Louk Nienhuis, general sales manager at RV Solutions Inc. in San Diego who selected the Mercedes Benz GL8 450, one of four vehicles from which the winner could choose. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

‘KOA Care Camps’ Primed for Continued Growth

September 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The following story appears in the September issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. KOA Care Camps is on a roll. The nonprofit charity, established 32 years ago by franchisees of Kampgrounds of America Inc.(KOA), reached an impressive milestone this year when it surpassed the $10 million fundraising mark in June. That came after the charity — a mixture of charitable organizations KOA Care Camps Trust in the U.S. and KOA Care Camps of Canada — has managed to grow its donations year after... Read more

ESCAPE Rolls Out New ‘Vintage’ Park Model RVs

September 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

ESCAPE Homes announced the debut of a traditional Americana design in its new ESCAPE Vintage, according to a press release. Reminiscent of a classic cabin, this 315 square-foot is wrapped in cedar lap siding, features flower boxes, elegant window panes, and a screened front door. Inside, a clean, quiet, open floorplan provides the setting for a weekend cottage, guest house, workspace, Airbnb rental, or writer’s retreat. “This is our most classic design yet,” says ESCAPE Homes founder Dan... Read more

Lippert Names Dvorak Southern Aftermarket RSM

September 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Ben Dvorak Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) recently hired Ben Dvorak as aftermarket regional sales manager for the southern territory. Based in Dallas, Texas, Dvorak will manage aftermarket sales throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arkansas. According to a press release, Dvorak is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, and most recently worked as on-premise sales representative for MillerCoors. Dvorak is well-versed in brand performance within target markets and... Read more

KING Donates Obsolete Parts to Technical School

September 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Pallet loaded with used parts donated to a Minnesota technical college Bloomington, Minn.-based KING, a leading manufacturer of mobile satellite TV antennas, recently made a donation to the robotics program at a community and technical college in Northwestern Minnesota. Earlier this month, KING donated several pallets of parts used for past products, prototyping and product development to the Robotics Program at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. Pauline Jennings, head... Read more

Lance Welcomes Owners Club For Biannual Rally

September 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Lancaster, Calif.-based Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. recently opened its doors to its dedicated owners club, The Lance Owners of America (LOA), for the biannual manufacturing plant rally. “It’s a pleasure to host the LOA here at home,” said Director of Marketing Bob Rogers in a press release. “Over the years they have become invaluable members of the Lance family, providing product feedback and bringing our units and our mission alive out on the road.” Over 50 units comprised of... Read more

Erwin Hymer Family Takes Tour of Kitchener Plant

September 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Hymer family visits Kitchener, Ontario facility Erwin Hymer Group North America Inc., a leading Class B manufacturer in North America, welcomed Carolin and Christian Hymer to its Kitchener, Ontario manufacturing plant last week. In February, Germany-based Erwin Hymer acquired Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. Visiting Ontario for the first time, the daughter and son of founder Erwin Hymer stopped by to see first-hand the North American head office of the family-run business, according to a press release. “This... Read more

VIDEO 3: Interior Features on K-Z’s Venom V3411

September 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

K-Z RV offers a look at the interior features built into the 2017 K-Z Venom V3411TK fifth-wheel toy hauler. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Thor will Issue 4Q, Year-End Earnings on Sept. 26

September 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Industries Inc.announced it will release its fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year earnings release on Sept. 26 after market close. Thor will be hosting individual calls with investors following the release. Interested investors may schedule 20-minute time slots with Jeff Tryka, director of corporate development and investor relations, beginning at 4:20 pm EDT on the release date. If you would like to schedule a call, e-mail or call Tryka at jtryka@thorindustries.com or 574-970-7912.  Read More →

Divided Fed is Leaving Interest Rates Unchanged

September 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A divided Federal Reserve, struggling to decide how soon to prune its economic stimulus campaign, said on Wednesday (Sept. 21) that it would wait at least a little longer. The New York Times reported that the Fed left its benchmark interest rate unchanged after a two-day meeting of its policy-making committee, although most of its officials said they expected to raise rates by the end of the year. Janet L. Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, said she saw no reason to rush. The economy keeps bubbling... Read more

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