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American Coach Launch Slated For Tampa Show

December 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

American Coach announced that the company will launch an all-new product at the Florida RV SuperShow. According to a press release, the unveiling is scheduled for Jan. 14, 2015, at 11 a.m. The launch event will be held at the Lazydays RV display in Booth No. 505 with American Coach executives and sales managers present to provide a complete walk-through and preview of the all-new product following the event. The product will be available to view throughout the entire show, January 14-18 at the... Read more

SwayPro Earns TL Readers’ Choice Silver Award

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SwayPro hitch by Blue Ox Pender, Neb.-based Blue Ox announced that its SwayPro weight distribution hitch earned a Silver Award in Trailer Life’s Annual Readers’ Choice survey. Trailer Life’s Reader Choice Awards are a result of thousands of RV owners participating in an online survey that encompasses over 100 product categories. The company reported in a press release that the SwayPro utilizes the latest in weight distributing technology with built-in sway control and is geometrically optimized... Read more

Sobel University Sets Record at Training Course

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Sobel training courses were well attended Sobel University is reporting a record number of students enrolled in their three- and five-day certification courses. “More and more RV salespeople and managers understand the importance of RV specific sales training,” said author and international sales trainer Randy Sobel in a press release. The December 2014 Comprehensive Sales Course was attended by more than 120 salespeople, managers and dealers from across the United States and Canada, including... Read more

Skyline Names Scheetz Product & Sales Manager

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Mike Scheetz Middlebury, Ind.-based Skyline Recreational Vehicles, a division of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, has appointed Mike Scheetz as product and sales manager. According to a press release, Scheetz will oversee the growth of Skyline RV brands, including the Nomad and Layton. He will also be responsible for all product development and sales of Skyline RV product lines. “The opportunity to come to Skyline was perfect timing. The goals I set out to accomplish at my former position... Read more

Winnebago May Add Facility to Ease Constraints

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Randy Potts Winnebago Industries Inc.’s next move could be a physical one as the Forest City, Iowa-based company seeks way to lessen the labor constraints it has in this area. The Mason City Globe-Gazette reported that after a disappointing first quarter of fiscal year 2015, the company’s Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts said that in effort to find employees it could expand to a facility within a 100-to-150 mile radius of Forest City within fiscal year 2015. “Depending... Read more

Ind. Gov. Recognizes Two RV Makers for Growth

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RV builders Grand Design RV Co. and Midwest Automotive Designs were among 16 companies recognized by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today (Dec. 18) investing in major expansions that will create a combined 2,153 new jobs in the state over the next few years. “Indiana’s strong economy, fiscal responsibility and pro-growth policies make days like this possible,” said Pence. “Today’s announcement includes some of the nation’s fastest growing companies, and they have all... Read more

‘Operational Challenges’ Impact Winnebago 1Q

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Winnebago Industries Inc. today reported a drop in net income on flat sales for the company’s fiscal 2015 first quarter, impacted by “operational challenges.” Revenues for the first quarter, ended Nov. 29, were $224.4 million, an increase of 0.8% versus $222.7 million for the fiscal 2014 first quarter. Net income was $9.9 million, or 37 cents per diluted share, versus $11.1 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, last year while operating income was $14.4 million compared to $16 million. The... Read more

Forest River Diesel Division Sees Rapid Growth

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Forest River Inc.’s diesel division has increased its U.S. market share by 30.57% and retail registrations by 37.99% year-to-date through October, according to data released Monday (Dec. 15), by Statistical Surveys Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich. The growth figures for Forest River’s Legacy, Berkshire, Berkshire XL and Charleston lines compare positively with average, year-to-date, U.S. sales figures for competitive diesel brands of 5.68%, Statistical Surveys confirms. “Our tremendous growth tells... Read more

NERVDA to Host Jan Kelly F&I Training Session

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The New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA) will be hosting Jan Kelly for her F&I professional financial training class the week before consumer RV shows kick off in January. According to a press release, the training will run Jan. 13-15 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlboro, Mass. Cost for the class, which is limited to the first 25 registrants, is $1,995 per attendee. Bob Zagami, NERVDA executive director, noted, “We are extremely fortunate to have this unique opportunity to bring... Read more

Reese Earns Gold Award in TL Reader’s Choice

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Cequent Performance Products (CPP) announced that its Reese brand received a Gold Award from Trailer Life magazine. The designation comes from the 2015 Trailer Life Reader’s Choice Survey, an annual questionnaire posted on the magazine’s website. “Reese has been around since 1952, which is a long time, so it makes us very proud to not only have, arguably, the most recognized name in towing in our family of brands, but also to be noted a mainstay in the market to this day,” said Tom Benson,... Read more

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