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Alberta RV Dealers, Campgrounds Eye Future

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Fort McMurray wildfire has moved away from town, but residents aren’t back yet. As the smoke clears over the fire-ravaged town of Fort McMurray, Alberta, the massive wildfire responsible continues to burn, but has moved away from populated areas and oilfield camps, leaving government personnel to begin rebuilding efforts and giving displaced residents a timeline for return and assessment. The Alberta government will begin allowing residents to return in phases starting June 1, although... Read more

N.C. Luxury RV Resort Reporting Record Sales

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

With $1.65 million contracted in motorcoach lots already this season, Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort, located in Lake Toxaway, N.C., is experiencing record-setting sales volume and guest reservations, Mountain Falls Partners LLC announced today (May 24). With this sales velocity and guest reservation volume at the beginning of the season, Mountain Falls is on target to break new records for the fourth consecutive year. Contributing factors include hosting select motorcoach groups and planned... Read more

Miener Joins RV/MH Heritage Foundation Staff

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Sally Miener Sales and marketing professional Sally Miener has joined the executive staff of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation as vice president of marketing and development, according to Darryl Searer, CEO and president of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation. Miener has more than 24 years experience in influential management positions with Continental Research Corporation in St. Louis, Mo., a 48-year-old manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemical products and durable goods to industrial, educational,... Read more

TMC 2017 Class C’s Hitting Dealer Showrooms

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2017 Chateau Super C Thor Motor Coach 2017 motorhomes are arriving at dealerships across the United States and Canada, the Elkhart, Ind.-based company announced today (May 24). According to a release, Thor Motor Coach’s diverse product lineup is “made to fit Class C motorhome buyers with a variety of unique styles, sizes and floorplans that feel custom-made – at a truly competitive price.” Among its new models, Thor Motor Coach is revealing the Four Winds and Chateau 2017 floorplans,... Read more

RV/MH Hall of Fame Sets ’16 Induction Details

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The RV/MH Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Dinner honoring the Class of 2016 will be held on Aug. 1 at the Hall of Fame’s Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Ind., according to Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall). “I want to emphasize that everyone is invited to attend this event,” said Searer. “In the past, we have sent out invitations to the induction dinner and that has led to some confusion. I think that this may have left the impression that... Read more

Reese Debuts Gooseneck Kit for Nissan Titan

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Cequent Performance Products has launched the Reese Elite Gooseneck Accessories Kit, now for use with the Nissan Titan OE underbed kit. According to a company release, the kit (PN: 30137) provides the “comfort of knowing they have North America’s leading brand of towing products and accessories backing them up.” “Those who tow want to be able to use the same hitch for everything they pull,” said product manager Tom Stalder. “This kit enables them to do just that.” The Reese... Read more

Dealer Webinar to Explain New Overtime Rule

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Department of Labor has made significant changes to the overtime rule, entitling millions of additional salaried workers to overtime pay. RV dealers can learn what steps they, as an employer, must take to get ahead of the new rule governing overtime pay in a free dealer webinar at noon EDT, Wednesday (May 25) from the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. Register online by clicking here. “Significant Changes to Overtime Regulations and How They Will Impact You” will also be available... Read more

ASA Electronics Issued Patent for DVD Radio

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ASA Electronics has been awarded a new patent based on its cutting-edge product development, the Elkhart, Ind.-based company announced today. The patent covers the ornamental design of the JWM9A wall-mount DVD radio. According to a release, after assessing the direction of the industry and the trends of their customers’ purchases, the need for a “sleek RV stereo with residential styling became clear to the team at ASA Electronics.” Once the product was developed, the company quickly... Read more

Ribbon-Cutting Event Opens $6.1M RV Resort

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Pala Band of Mission Indians Tribal Vice Chairman Howard Maxcy and executives of Pala Casino held a ribbon-cutting and opened its new $6.1 million, 10-acre RV Resort in Pala, Calif. Maxcy, in the center, cut the ribbon Monday (May 23) to officially open Pala Casino Spa and Resort’s new state-of-the-art RV Resort. From left are Pala Tribal Council Member Sheila Smith-Lopez, Pala Casino Spa & Resort Chief Executive Officer William Bembenek, Maxcy, Pala Casino Spa & Resort Senior Retail... Read more

Liberty Coach Sets Blistering 2016 Sales Pace

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2017 Liberty Coach Elegant Lady #811 Four months into 2016, Liberty Coach is outpacing its previous year retail sales by a considerable margin, announced the 40-year-old Prevost conversion coach manufacturer, which has locations in Stuart, Fla., and North Chicago. The numbers say it all. According to a release, after topping 2015’s record-setting 1st quarter with 31 sales – an increase of more than 20% – the Liberty team shifted into serious overdrive, chalking up another 30 sales by May... Read more

Head-Turning RVs Rule at Overland Expo 2016

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Each year, thousands of RV, camper, and off-grid enthusiasts gather near Flagstaff, Ariz., for the Overland Expo. GearJunkie.com was there this past weekend, May 20-22, to see the cutting edge in the category of adventure-mobiles and issued the following report. If you need the ability to drive across Mongolia, haul your mountain bike, and sleep in your own bed, the Overland Expo provides some know-how, inspiration, and the tools to make it happen. The expo displays everything from minimalist setups... Read more

Canadian RVing and Camping Week Kicks Off

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In a release issued today (May 24), the Go RVing Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) announced the launch of Canadian RVing and Camping Week. From May 24-29, the unofficial kick-off to camping season, participating campgrounds across Canada will celebrate everything that makes camping and RVing great with activities, discounted camping rates, and a special fundraising initiative for Make-A-Wish Canada. As part of the week’s celebrations, Go RVing Canada and CCRVC are raising... Read more

Grand Design RV Breaks Ground on Expansion

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Grand Design RV Co., along with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, broke ground May 12 on the Middlebury, Ind.-based company’s expansion project adjacent to their current 67-acre complex. According to a release, co-owners Ron and Bill Fenech were on hand to address the crowd of nearly 250 people in attendance for the groundbreaking ceremony. CEO and co-owner Don Clark was unable to attend due to an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year ceremony in Cincinnati, at which he was... Read more

Ex-Auto Workers Could Land RV Jobs in Elkhart

May 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a good news-bad news story for the northern Indiana cities of Elkhart and Goshen and for the 500 workers being laid off by Diversified Machine, a manufacturer of automotive parts located in Bristol. A division of Chassix, a large Michigan-based parts supplier, Diversified announced in a WARN notice Friday that it was downsizing its Elkhart County facility as a result of the cancellation of a major contract. And while the first of those layoffs involving 272 hourly and salaried workers was... Read more

LKQ Corporation is Added to the S&P 500 Index

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S&P Dow Jones Indices added LKQ Corporation to the S&P 500 Index, effective at the close of trading May 20, the company announced today (May 23). Chicago-based LKQ is the parent company of Keystone Automotive Operations Inc., an automotive aftermarket parts and accessories distributor that acquired Stag-Parkway Inc., NTP Distribution Inc. and The Coast Distribution System Inc. The S&P 500 is one of the most widely used benchmarks of U.S. equity performance and is held broadly by U.S.... Read more

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