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RVIA to Showcase RVX During ‘RV Open House’

September 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Next week, dealers from all over the country will descend on Elkhart, Ind., for the 2018 Elkhart RV Open House. The popular event is a great opportunity each year for dealers to network and reconnect with industry partners, review new manufacturer models and place orders for next year’s selling season. RVIA Industry News & Insights reported that the event also serves as a great opportunity for the RV Industry Association to address dealer questions on two of its brand new industry programs, RVX:... Read more

Hugelmeyer: Outdoor Segments are ‘Very Tribal’

September 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

As vanlife and overlanding surge, serving an overlapping consumer has brought the outdoor and RV industries into increasingly similar territory. Snews reported that Frank Hugelmeyer feels the outdoor industry has an elitism problem. The president of the RV Industry Association and former CEO of Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) believes that both groups need to relax how they define themselves, because the outdoor and RV worlds are much closer than brands and retailers are willing to believe. “Each... Read more

RVDA of Canada and PURIFYD Form Partnership

September 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The RVDA of Canada announced that it has formed a new endorsement partnership with PURIFYD, a provider of a subscription-like, health protection service that will eliminate, on an ongoing basis, the biological pathogen and environmental contaminant buildup that occurs in confined spaces like recreation vehicles. According to a press release, the end result will be keeping RV consumers healthy so that they can continue to enjoy the lifestyle.  The PURIFYD service completely eliminates... Read more

Shasta Units Prewired for KING’s Wi-Fi Products

September 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

KING announced that all new Shasta travel trailers will now come prewired for Wi-Fi Range Extender products. According to a press release, the KING suite of Wi-Fi products offer easy-to-use solutions which deliver a faster, more powerful Internet connection even in remote areas. Prewiring models for KING technology enables Shasta customers to tailor their price point and performance based on their needs. In addition, aftermarket dealers will benefit aftermarket dealers as the product will be easier... Read more

Travel Lite Names Rogers to Key Sales Position

September 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Katina Rogers Syracuse, Ind.-based Travel Lite RV (TRLV) announced that Katina Rogers joined the team in the position of sales administrative manager. According to a press release, she brings nearly 20 years in the industry and will be responsible for recruiting top-level talent and overseeing sales-related tasks. “What attracted me to TLRV was the excitement and energy that you could feel around the people you encountered at Travel Lite,” she said. “From the moment I met them and every... Read more

‘Regency’ Appoints Gunyon Regional Sales Mgr.

September 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Will Gunyon Regency RV announced Will Gonyon has been appointed regional sales manager for Regency RV and its newly acquired National Traveler brand. According to a press release, he will be responsible for new business development, sales training systems and assisting dealers with their Regency customers. Gonyon brings more than 15 years of RV industry management and sales experience to the company, having worked for some of the best-known brands in the RV industry including Forest River, Keystone... Read more

Lippert Sponsors ‘Elkhart Education’ Golf Event

September 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The 4th annual Elkhart Education Foundation Golf Classic, presented by Lippert Components Inc., is set to tee off on Oct. 1 at the Elcona Country Club in Bristol, Ind. According to a press release, contests along the course will give golfers the chance to win prizes such as a LASIK procedure donated by Boling Vision Center and a trip to Puerto Vallarta. “Lippert Components is proud to sponsor the Elkhart Education Foundation’s Golf Classic and supply volunteers for the nonprofit year-round through... Read more

CrossRoads Develops New Redesigned Website

September 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

CrossRoads RV has launched a completely redesigned website developed to deliver a modern face for the company and a user experience that makes it easy for customers to find the model that fits their taste and lifestyle. According to a press release, new website features include “Build Your RV” functionality; 360-degree virtual reality product tours; floorplan searches based on user-selected criteria; a floorplan comparison tool; and a geography-based dealer finder. Users will also find... Read more

Elkhart Co. School Offering RV Training Courses

September 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Until this year, Noah Alexander hadn’t thought much about a job in the RV industry, according to a report by the Indianapolis Star. Sure, growing up in Indiana’s Elkhart County means his backyard is the self-proclaimed “RV capital of the world” and his dad worked in RV factories for years. But, the high school senior hadn’t really thought much about it as a career himself. Growing up in the area, the industry is a low hum in the background – something that fades into the fabric of... Read more

Mount Comfort RV to Add $5M Showroom in Ind.

September 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Mount Comfort RV in Greenfield, Ind., is investing more than $5 million in a new showroom on its 17-acre campus to keep up with the industry’s runaway growth. Indianapolis Business Journal reported that the dealership, just off of Interstate 70, will begin construction this fall on the 37,000-square-foot building and should wrap up the project next summer. It will include a 10,000-square-foot showroom, a 4,500-square foot parts store, 20 sales offices, a customer lounge, children’s play... Read more

Keystone RV Reporting Record Sales at Hershey

September 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Keystone RV Co. reported strong sales throughout its lineup of towable brands during the Sept. 12-16 America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., that surpassed last year’s record-setting results. “It was exciting to see the consistency of buyers across all price points at Hershey. From tip-to-tail we had positive customer feedback and consistent retail sales,” said Jeff Runels, Keystone president, in a press release. The Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary saw its Montana and Cougar fifth-wheel... Read more

RVB’s New Paradigm: Louisville Party in Elkhart

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Transporter Team RV Express Grows Operations

September 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Middlebury, Ind.-based transport company Team RV Express LLC is expanding operations for the fifth consecutive year. According to a press release, a new corporate recruiting office was purchased in July along with a 4 1/2-acre storage facility on U.S. 12 in White Pigeon, Mich. “We really didn’t expect to be doing anything on this large a scale this year,” President Mike McGee explained. “But the strong RV market combined with our ‘Ready to Roll’ program has forced us to make another... Read more

Keystone’s ‘KeyTV’ Tech Simplifies TV Operation

September 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

After 2 1/2 years of development, Keystone RV Co. announced the launch of KeyTV’s patent pending technology, featuring a multisource signal controller with a built-in, automatic antenna booster. According to a press release, KeyTV eliminates the need for splitters, jumpers, many cable connectors, and approximately 50% of coax cable, allowing for a clean, uninterrupted signal. The controller contains auto-sensing technology to distinguish between the over-the-air antenna signal and cable, eliminating... Read more

TMC Emphasizes High Tech in New Coach Lines

September 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Motor Coach will be unveiling new technology across its motorhomes lineup that will be showcased during next week’s Elkhart RV Open House. According to a press release, many of the new lines will be equipped with Wi-Fi hot spots, solar charging, and app-enabled multiplex wiring systems.  The all-new Tuscany 45JA luxury diesel pusher features a walk-in closet, dual fireplaces, a double sink vanity bathroom, and a spacious, well-appointed living space. The coach is also outfitted... Read more

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