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Knaus Tabbert Reveals Eurostar Concept Trailer

August 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Knaus Tabbert Eurostar With a bit of inspiration from the slick, yacht-inspired Caravisio concept camper revealed in 2013, Knaus Tabbert has developed an all-new version of its Eurostar flagship caravan. Gizmag reported that while the “motorhome in a caravan” has lost a bit of the flash and feature of the Carivisio, the Eurostar is a real camper born from the same forward-looking vision: comfortable, adaptable interior, the latest in construction technology, and a touch of “yacht... Read more

Fun Town Sites Hold Top 3 Spots in Texas Sales

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Texas-based Fun Town RV reported that the dealership held the first, second, third, and sixth spots in the state for sales during the first six months of 2015, according to the latest release by Statistical Surveys Inc. The dealer’s flagship Cleburne store was No. 1 with 1,177 new sales registered year-to-date through June. The newest location, Fun Town Houston, came in second with 442 registrations followed by Fun Town Waco in third place with 422 registrations. Fun Town San Angelo came... Read more

Winegard Rayzar Garners RVAA Product of Year

August 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Winegard Rayzar Automatic Winegard Co.’s Rayzar Automatic antenna was named the RV Aftermarket Association’s (RVAA) Product of the Year at its annual Executive Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is the second year in a row that RVAA awarded Winegard its top honor, earning the distinction last year with the Carryout G2. “We’re thrilled to be recognized among our industry peers for our commitment to providing our customers with the best in antenna technology,” said Keith... Read more

RVDA Show Registration Discount Ends Aug. 31

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RVDA dealer members who register by Aug. 31 will pay $659 to attend the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo and lock in the advance rate of $639 for the rest of their staff — even those who register at later dates. According to a press release, the convention/expo, which takes place Nov. 2–6 in Las Vegas, is the premier education and networking event for RV dealers from the U.S. and Canada. Register online. Registration includes three days of track education workshops for fixed operations... Read more

WFCO Debuts Converter Cross-Reference Guide

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Elkhart, Ind.-based WFCO Electronics is providing RV dealers and service centers with a new cross-reference tool for repairing older RVs with outdated converter components as well as failed converters of any make. According to a press release, WFCO Electronics offers a wide range of RV power products, from 12-amp converters for small trailers to 90- to 100-amp converters for large, electronics-laden motorhomes. “We’ve been a power converter supplier to the RV industry for decades,” said Tom... Read more

AGS, KOA Offering New Guest Guide Templates

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Campgrounds too often use site maps solely to communicate park rules and regulations when they can also be used as guest guides that showcase everything there is to see and do at the park and in the surrounding area. Realizing the often-untapped marketing opportunities that exist with site maps, Billings, Mont.-based Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) has recruited its vendors, including Crowley, Texas-based AGS, to help KOA franchisees develop guest guides that are supported with advertising from... Read more

Ore. Retailer Suffers $250K in Damage from Fire

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Oregon-based Sweet Home RV Center’s shop was destroyed by a fire and its store also was damaged by the blaze on Tuesday (Aug. 25) night. The Albany Democrat-Herald reported that the fire caused an estimated $250,000 in damage to the buildings and their contents, according to a preliminary report from the Sweet Home Fire Department. “I think it’s going to be a lot more,” said Mary Mansfield. She and her husband Clarence Mansfield have owned the business since 1991. “It’s... Read more

Forest River West Coast Open House a Success

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Editor’s Note: To view a slideshow of the Forest River West Coast Open House scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. Forest River’s Wildcat Maxx 2 at the Open House Forest River Inc. officials reported that about 150 dealer personnel attended the 4th Annual West Coast Open House, held Aug. 18-20 at the company’s manufacturing plant in Harrisburg, Ore. About 100 units were displayed during the three-day Open House – mostly towables built by Forest River’s West Coast... Read more

Record Crowd Expected for Caravan Salon Show

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Last year’s Caravan Salon drew record attendance Billed as the world’s largest RV show and coming off record crowds last year, Caravan Salon Düsseldorf kicks off a nine-day run for the general public Saturday (Aug. 29) at the Dusseldorf (Germany) Fairgrounds (Messe Düsseldorf). Nearly 600 exhibitors will display some 130 brands of motorized and towable RVs throughout 2 million square feet of display space. The public portion of the show will be proceeded Friday by a one-day trade-only... Read more

Report: GDP Revision Shows Stronger Economy

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The U.S. economy looks much more vigorous in the second quarter than previously thought, as a report released today (Aug. 27) showed businesses got off the sidelines and spent some money. The acceleration in business investment, if it’s sustained, could add to the economy’s momentum in the months ahead. The data show why the Federal Reserve is considering hiking interest rates at its next meeting in September. The U.S. economy grew at a faster 3.7% annual pace in the second quarter, up from... Read more

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