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Peterson Manufacturing Intros Updated Website

January 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Peterson Manufacturing Co., a supplier of vehicle safety lighting, custom wiring harnesses and other safety-related products is announced the launch of its newly updated website: pmlights.com. Some nine months in development, the new site provides visitors a faster, easier way to access the latest information on Peterson products and services from any desktop or mobile device, according to a release. Visually, the new site presents a cleaner, more colorful look with bold graphics, updated photos,... Read more

SSI: ‘B’ Sales Rise 22.6% in Nov.; Up 12.4% YTD

January 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Class B motorhome sales registrations soared 22.6% in November while the segment showed a 12.4% gain year-to-date. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), Winnebago Industries Inc. was the top-selling manufacturer for the 11 months with a 33.9% share of the Class B market, followed by Erwin Hymer Group North America (28.7%), Thor Industries Inc. (20%) and Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. (10.2%). To subscribe to this or other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national... Read more

Meyer Distributing Eyeing 2nd Virtual RV Show

January 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Longtime automotive distributor Meyer Distributing will stage its second virtual wholesale recreational vehicle show beginning next Friday (Jan. 20) and running through Feb. 3. Jasper, Ind.-based Meyer, which entered the RV segment in 2015, will make products of more than 200 vendors available to dealers during the eMeyer Mega Show through www.online.meyerdistributing.com. Dealers must sign up on the website by Thursday (Jan. 19) to participate. Orders can be made Monday through Friday between 8... Read more

New Facility Costs Impact Skyline’s 2Q Income

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Elkhart, Ind.-based Skyline Corp., a builder of manufactured home and park models, posted a 9.4% increase in fiscal second-quarter sales while incurring a net loss from continuing operations of $595,000. The company noted that income for the three months was impacted by startup costs for a new facility coupled with a $250,000 payment on an account that had previously been fully reserved. Sales during the period totaled $64.2 million compared with $58.7 million a year ago while diluted earnings per... Read more

B.C. Park Owner Sees Tax Hike as ‘Death Knell’

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A Penticton, British Columbia, campground operator is predicting last year’s whopping federal government tax increase could be a death knell for the industry. “It will likely impact about 75% of campgrounds across Canada. Out of the 2,400 campgrounds the majority of them are going to be affected,” said Barefoot Beach Resort president Max Picton. According to a Penticton Western News report, with a spike in property values and a tax increase, he said running a campground is going to get tougher. “There’s... Read more

VIDEO 3: Grand Rapids Show Draws 13 Dealers

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The Grand Rapids Camper, Travel and RV Show, Michigan’s largest RV and camping show, opened Thursday (Jan. 12) and runs through Sunday at the DeVos Place featuring more than 200,000 square feet of RVs. Thirteen RV dealers are participating, showing more than 200 RV lines. In addition, 80 exhibitors are at the show representing hundreds of private or public campgrounds, as well as U.S. and Canadian resorts. To view the video by WOOD TV click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com... Read more

‘Valley RV & Camping Show’ Kicking Off Today

January 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Valley RV & Camping Show, hosted by the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC), returns to South Bend’s Century Center this weekend, opening today (Jan. 13) and running through Sunday. According to a press release, the show represent the first opportunity for RVers to see the latest models and feature packages. “This show is a great place for buyers to compare features, floorplans and RV types from a wide variety of manufacturers,”... Read more

Report: EPA Locks in 2025 Fuel Efficiency Rule

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy on Friday finalized a determination that the landmark fuel efficiency rules instituted by President Barack Obama should be locked in through 2025, a bid to maintain a key part of his administration’s climate legacy. Major U.S. and foreign automakers have appealed to President-elect Donald Trump, who has been critical of Obama’s climate policies, to review the rules requiring them to nearly double fleet-wide fuel efficiency by 2025,... Read more

‘Work Truck Show’ will Run March 14-17 in Indy

January 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Manufacturers and distributors from around the world will showcase the latest work trucks, commercial vans and equipment for any application at The Work Truck Show 2017, slated to run March 14–17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. According to a press release, more than 100 exhibiting companies have already announced plans to highlight new products at the show, including Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles, Cummins Inc., Ford Commercial Vehicles, International Truck, Mack Trucks Inc.,... Read more

RVM Promotions Sees Record 15 Cash Winners

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Fort Worth, Texas-based RVM Promotions, provider of direct mail for independent RV dealers, announced that the company has named 15 cash winners at RV dealership lot promotions over a recent 18-month period. According to a press release, cash prizes ranged from $500 to $1,500 during events across the country. Winners came from dealerships in Connecticut, Georgia (2), Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota (3), Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota and Washington. “I am a... Read more

57th Escapade in Tucson will Offer Full Agenda

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Escapees RV Club is putting the final touches on its 57th Escapade, slated for March 19-24 at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Ariz. Escapees will also be celebrating the 90th birthday of its founder Kay Peterson. According to a press release, numerous acts have been booked, including headliners Native Spirit and Woodie and the Longboards, in addition to a variety of interactive events. The event will also offer attendees more than 80 educational seminars, classes and workshops. Native Spirit,... Read more

SSI: Class C’s Grow 11.4% in Flat Motor Market

January 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Class A retail sales continued to trend flat while C’s motored higher in November, as overall motorhome registrations edged up 1.3% while the segment showed a 12.3% gain year-to-date. According to the latest report by Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), Thor Industries Inc. was the motorized sales leader through November with a 37.8% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. (24.9%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (17.2%). November Class A motorhome sales fell 6.5%% from the previous year, while... Read more

Blue Ox Releasing 2nd Generation of ‘Patriot II’

January 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Pender, Neb.-based Blue Ox is preparing the release of the Patriot II, the second generation of the company’s Patriot towed-vehicle braking system. According to a press release, the Patriot II continues with many of the popular features found on the original model, including an all electric-brake that operates without an air pump or air hoses that produce condensation requiring the RVer to drain out a tank. In addition, the brake works with all tow vehicles, including hybrids, and is self-contained... Read more

Heartland Posts Rapid Toy Hauler Sales Growth

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Heartland Road Warrior toy hauler Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC is reporting marked sales growth for its Road Warrior and Edge fifth-wheel toy haulers in 2016 as year-over-year retail registrations have increased 45%. “Our market share growth for the Road Warrior and Edge has increased significantly,” stated General Manager Andy Wesdorp in a press release. “In addition, we launched two new floorplans for Edge this past fall, dialing in on specific features and amenities that are trending... Read more

VIDEO 2: Camco Marking 50th Year in Business

January 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

In celebration of its 50th year in business, Camco Manufacturing has released a documentary detailing the beginnings of Camco and its growth over the years through the eye of founder Don Caine. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

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