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CWRV Shuttle Brand Launched for Local Drivers

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The RV industry cluster in and around Indiana’s Elkhart County depends heavily on shuttle operations as a vital link to the delivery of RVs across North America. One of the largest carriers, CWRV Transport, is now branding and managing its local shuttle contractors to operate independently under the CWRV Shuttle name. According to CWRV Transport President Rob Jackson, the shuttle owner operators are considered local, not over-the-road drivers. CWRV Shuttle contractors earn payment based on... Read more

Elkhart County Employment, Wages on the Rise

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The number of jobs and the money earned by workers both rose in a year’s time in Indiana’s Elkhart County, according to new government numbers. As reported by the Goshen News, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Elkhart County led the state’s largest counties with a 4.7% employment gain from March 2017 to March 2018. The national employment gain during that period was 1.6%. Average weekly wages in Elkhart County during the same time period rose 3.8%, according to the BLS data.... Read more

REV Gives $200K to Decatur Ballpark Renovation

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REV Group’s Pat Terveer with Decatur, Ind., Mayor Ken Meyer REV Group announced that the Decatur, Ind.-based company made a $200,000 contribution toward the city’s Hanna Nuttman ballpark project. With its donation, REV Group secures naming rights for the REV Sports Complex at Hanna Nuttman Park. “Many employees, past and current, have participated at the ball diamonds around Decatur,” said Pat Terveer, REV vice president and general manager of Class A products, in a press release.... Read more

LiquidSpring Now Available on Ford F53 Chassis

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CLASS patented suspensions from LiquidSpring LLC are now available for all Ford F53 motorhome chassis through Detroit Custom Chassis LLC in Detroit, Mich. According to a press release, suspension systems offer reduced road vibration and smoother rides for less driver fatigue and more comfort while also deliveing less wear and tear, longer vehicle life and greater resale values.  Variable stiffness and damping are adjusted automatically and instantaneously based on road conditions and... Read more

Parks Canada Gives OK to Smoking Pot at Sites

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Campers heading out to one of Canada’s national parks can start adding cannabis to their kit, according to CBC News. Parks Canada confirmed this week that marijuana can be consumed at its campsites — part of a policy of offering visitors a “consistent and predictable” experience at national parks across the country. “While Parks Canada campgrounds are public areas, the agency treats individual campsites as temporary domiciles for our visitors. For this reason, at Parks... Read more

PBS Series ‘The RVers’ Slated to Launch in 2019

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FourPoints Television announced that it will launch a spin-off to its “Aviators” series with “The RVers.” According to a press release, the show will feature RV celebrity hosts taking an in-depth look at every aspect of the world of RVing. “The RVers” will cater to traditional RVers such as Baby Boomers and retirees, as well as contemporary and new RVers. The show will also cover every kind of RV from the tiniest teardrops to the biggest fifth-wheels, and from the... Read more

RVIA’s ’18 California Show Draws in Record Gate

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RVs cover the grounds at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona Despite a steady rain and cooler weather on the final weekend of the 10-day 66th California RV Show, the event registered an all-time attendance record of 40,191 at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona, edging out last year’s high mark of 40,167. “Opening weekend we had approximately 8,500 people on Saturday — which is typically our strongest day — and then around 7,600 on Sunday,” said Tom Gaither, western show director for the... Read more

FRVTA OKs Augmented Reality Tech Testing Pilot

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The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) at its September board of directors meeting approved a $16,000 expenditure to test a high-tech augmented reality (AR) pilot project to demonstrate that the RV technician “hands-on” testing is a viable alternative to the current written, 200-question, three-hour tech certification test.  According to a press release, the industry has determined that the written test is not the best option, especially for tactile learners who learn by doing.  The... Read more

Proposed Legislation Would Aid Dealer Financing

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Proposed legislation from U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., would include the financing of certain trailers and campers in the United States tax code. The Ripon Advance reported that the Travel Trailer and Camper Technical Correction Act, H.R. 6969, would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that floorplan financing includes any trailer or camper that’s designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or seasonal use and is designed to be towed by, or affixed to,... Read more

‘OIA’ Names Rojas-Unger VP, Government Affairs

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Patricia Rojas-Ungar The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced that Patricia Rojas-Ungar will lead its advocacy agenda as the vice president of government affairs. She is currently vice president of public affairs at the U.S. Travel Association. “Patricia’s deep public policy experience and proactive approach to issue advocacy are huge assets for OIA and our efforts to advance the outdoor industry’s positive influence on families and communities,” said Amy Roberts, OIA’s... Read more

Lawmakers Seek Exclusions From Latest Tariffs

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Dozens of bipartisan House members are pushing the Trump administration to allow companies to ask for exclusions from its latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports. CNBC reported that in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday (Oct. 15), 169 representatives pushed the White House to let firms request exclusions from the duties. Last month, the Trump administration slapped 10% tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, which will rise to 25% at the end of the year. An... Read more

Arrow Names VIP Experience Sponsors in Vegas

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Winegard and Progress Mfg. are teaming up to sponsor the “VIP Experience” at the upcoming Arrow Distributing Exhibitor’s Showcase at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 15-16. According to a press release, dealers who arrive on Jan. 14 to McCarran International Airport will be greeted by a VIP customer service representative in the airport and then taken to a limousine for a comfortable journey to Bally’s. Refreshments and snacks will be available on this free VIP airport... Read more

AAA: Gas Prices Decline After 2 Weeks of Gains

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At $2.89, the national gas price average is two cents cheaper than it was a week ago amid consumer gasoline demand declining for a third week. AAA reported that today’s gas price average is four cents more than a month ago and 42 cents more expensive than a year ago. The majority of states have seen gas prices decrease on the week with the exception of a handful of states, some of which were impacted by fuel disruptions on the West Coast and in the Southeast. “Gas prices may be signaling that... Read more

Air Lift is Launching New LoadLifter 5000 Series

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Air suspension supplier Air Lift Co. has launched new LoadLifter 5000 series kits for 2019 RAM 1500 4WD pickups. According to a press release, the LoadLifter 5000 series features three of Air Lift’s best-selling load support products – the LoadLifter 5000, LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate, and the LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate PLUS. Each kit in the series offers up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capabilities, designed to eliminate the problems frequently faced when towing and hauling including squat,... Read more

Winnebago Forging Partnership with ‘Escapees’

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Editor’s Note: This message was distributed by the Escapees RV Club and discusses its partnership with Winnebago Industries Inc., a Forest City, Iowa-based RV maker, to improve the RVing experience for Winnebago customers. Escapees RV Club, over the past 40 years, has been guided by the needs of RVers, which has led to the creation of a wide array of support services. However, above all else, Escapees has become a bonded community of people sharing the RVing life. This backbone creates an invaluable... Read more

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