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Paul Evert’s Stays Open After Fire in Service Shop

February 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Making light of an unfortunate situation, the marquee at Paul Everts RV Country in Fresno, Calif., now reads “fire sale red hot deals.” KFSN TV reported that the well-known dealership remains open just one day after 30 foot high flames caused millions of dollars in damages. “You’ve got to take a situation like this, but we’re going to turn it into a positive,” said Paul Evert’s RV Country Vice President Charlie Power. The maintenance shop and the 10 motorhomes... Read more

Sun Communities Posts 10.7% 4Q Revenue Gain

February 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Southfield, Mich.-based Sun Communities Inc. saw revenues increase $23.4 million, or 10.7%, to $242 million during the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $218.6 million during the same period in 2016. Sun Communities owns or has an interest in 346 manufactured housing and RV communities throughout North America. According to an SEC filing, in 2017 Sun Communities saw total revenues increase $148.8 million, or 17.9%, to $982.6 million compared to $833.8 million in 2016. Sun Communities... Read more

KOA Camping Report Garners 2018 Sabre Award

February 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s (KOA) North American Camping Report was awarded the Best Use of Measurement & Post Campaign Analysis recently during the 2018 North American In2 Innovation Sabre Awards. The awards ceremony was held Feb. 13 in New York, N.Y. The In2 Innovation Sabre Awards recognize superior achievement in branding, reputation and engagement, and attracts more than 2,000 entries from across North America each year, according to a press release. The... Read more

Airstream, Travelers Choice Create Luggage Line

February 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Traveler’s Choice, manufacturer and distributor of travel goods, has partnered with Airstream Inc. for a new line of licensed Airstream riveted luggage.   According to a press release, the partnership allows both companies to create a new means of interacting with the adventurer’s experience. Priced at approximately $300, the Traveler’s Choice Airstream Travelware is available in durable polycarbonate hardshell materials with a brushed aluminum textured finish to match Airstream’s... Read more

CalARVC Park Day to Focus on Disaster Planning

February 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Park operators from California and across the country will participate in a day-long emergency planning workshop on Feb. 28 that is organized by the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC). The workshop, held at Pechanga RV Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., as part of CalARVC’s Spring RV Park Day event, will feature FBI Special Agent Richard Sanchez and Border Patrol Senior Agent Bejar, who will discuss the types of criminal activities that take place in and around... Read more

Friends and Colleagues Salute Fore’s Retirement 

February 21, 2018 by · 3 Comments 

Gregg Fore addresses attendees at his retirement party A crowd of friends, family and colleagues gathered last night (Feb. 20) at the Elcona Country Club in Bristol, Ind., to celebrate the official retirement of industry executive Gregg Fore, who stepped down as president of Elkhart supplier Dicor Corp. at the end of 2017, a little more than a year after he and his partners sold their interest in the firm to Wichita, Kan.-based Airxcel Inc. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.come... Read more

ATC Grows Toy Hauler Line with New Fifth-Wheel

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

ATC’s Dale Davis walks through the company’s new toy hauler with dealers Nappanee, Ind.-based Aluminum Trailer Co. (ATC) continued to increase its presence in the growing toy hauler market with the unveiling of a 40-foot, all-aluminum ARV40 fifth-wheel prototype during two private dealer open houses in February at the company’s new 110,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. According to Dale Davis, head of sales for the ATC toy hauler division, the company... Read more

3 Campers Inn Sites Adding Winnebago Coaches

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Jacksonville, Fla.-based multilocation dealer Campers Inn RV announced that it now carries several models of Winnebago motorhomes at its dealerships in Raleigh, N.C.; Mocksville, N.C.; and Macon-Byron, Ga. “We are thrilled to be able offer Winnebago motorhomes to our customers,” said Larry Peter, regional vice president of southern operations, Campers Inn RV. “Winnebago is an iconic RV brand which has produced innovative and high-quality motorhomes since 1958. We are proud to partner... Read more

Fire At Paul Evert’s Calif. Site; Millions in Damage

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

It was not Paul Evert’s iconic signs but a solid orange wall of fire that beckoned drivers as they came down Highway 99. KFSN TV reported that Gary Hussman was on the property in Fresno, Calif., getting his RV fixed when he noticed something was wrong. “Probably about 20 feet higher than the building, except for when it exploded, then it was 30, 40,” said Hussman. The fire began in the auto body-paint shop. Investigators say an RV inside the building started smoldering. Employees... Read more

Cummins Touts Benefits of Diesel in Video Series

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Cummins Inc. announced that it will be releasing a five-part video series that highlights the benefits of diesel powered motorhomes compared to their gasoline counterparts. According to a press release, the video series is hosted by Evie, Cummins RV road travel expert, with each short video covering a different topic, including: fuel economy, hill climbing capability, noise comparison levels, vehicle braking differences and customer support. Cummins produced the video series to educate customers... Read more

MORryde Announces Debut of ‘Step Storage Box’

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

MORryde International Inc. announced the immediate availability of the Step Storage Box. According to a press release, the durable, steel box allows owners of the MORryde StepAbove entry steps or the Lippert Solid Step to fill the empty space left by the removal of manufactured entry steps. “With these new steps, there is no use for the existing fold-out steps, so customers want to do something else with that area,” said Engineer Michael Caster. “Storage is a premium... Read more

New KPA Webinar to Cover OSHA Reporting Regs

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

KPA, in conjunction with the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, will guide attendees through OSHA reporting requirements during a webinar set for Feb. 28 from 2-3 p.m.  According to a press release, in 2017, certain employers were required to electronically submit their 2016 300A Form on OSHA’s ITA (Injury Tracking Application) by Dec. 31. This February, employers must post their form at their workplace, and then also electronically submit that information by July 1. Attendees... Read more

PRVCA RV Plumbing Course Opening on March 5

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The RV Plumbing Systems course, hosted by Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), begins March 5 and runs through April 8.   According to a press release, the online program allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction. Students simply log on to access the lecture notes, hands-on assignments, quizzes and chat with the instructor and other students.... Read more

Cedar Point Opening ‘Ultimate RV Sites’ this Year

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Cedar Point, a Sandusky, Ohio-based amusement park, is adding 25 new “ultimate RV sites” to the lakefront land formerly occupied by Sandcastle Suites. These new sites will have amenities not currently offered at the park’s standard RV sites, including a fire pit, built-in grill, dining table, Adirondack chairs and glider swing with views of Lake Erie,according to Cleveland.com. The 25 new sites bring the total RV spaces to 120. Lighthouse Point is also home to 64 cottages and 92 cabins,... Read more

VIDEO 3: ‘Montana’ Fivers Offer Spacious Storage

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Keystone RV Co. demonstrates the capacity of the drop-frame pass-through storage compartment in its Montana and Montana High Country luxury fifth-wheels. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

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