Hundt To Oversee Nexus Product Development

October 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Nexus RV announced that industry veteran Chris Hundt has been named director of engineering and product development for the Elkhart, Ind.-based builder. According to a press release, Hundt has over 25 years experience, the majority with Monaco Coach and Holiday Rambler. “We are extremely excited to have Chris on board as we enter the diesel pusher segment,” stated Claude Donati, president and co-founder of Nexus RV, a factory direct manufacturer. “In addition, his expertise in all areas of... Read more

Villa Furniture is Opening up Mississippi Facility

October 23, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Furniture maker Villa International will open a recreational vehicle furniture factory in Belmont, Miss., with plans to hire 75 employees over five years. The Associated Press reported that the company, based in Cerritos, Calif., will invest $250,000, paying an average annual salary of $35,360. The company makes furniture for more than 30 motorhome makers. Villa will be near one customer, Tiffin MotorHomes Inc., whose factory is just across the state line in Red Bay, Ala. The Mississippi Development... Read more

CURT 5th-Wheel Legs Fit ‘Ford Towing Package’

October 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

OEM compatible fifth-wheel legs from CURT Towing product supplier CURT Manufacturing has developed OEM compatible fifth-wheel legs made specifically to fit Ford truck beds that contain the towing prep package. With the development of Ford’s , designed to make fifth-wheel and gooseneck installations easier and smoother, CURT  introduced the 16017 fifth-weel wheel legs to accommodate Ford’s recently developed add-on towing prep package. The legs mount directly into the under-bed mount locations... Read more

Fire Contained at Supplier Better Way Products

October 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Elkhart County fire crews have been on the scene at Better Way Products’ facility in New Paris, Ind., since 2 a.m. fighting a large fire. For the full report and to watch a video click here. WNDU reported that multiple agencies were called out to the 70000 block of County Road 23 in New Paris. Better Way is a key supplier of fiberglass sidewalls to the RV and commercial vehicle industries. “We got the call that said we had a heavy fire at Better Way Products and that employees were out... Read more

Sys2K Will Sponsor Lunch at RVDA Convention

October 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Sys2K is sponsoring lunch in the Expo Hall during the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10-14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. According to a press release, the convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. Sys2K, which will be displaying in Booth No. 521 at the show, is a provider of powersports, bus, marine, automotive, Class 8/heavy duty, and RV dealership software.... Read more

Winnebago Enjoys ‘Outstanding’ Pomona Sales

October 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Winnebago Brave Class A motorhome Winnebago Industries Inc. announced the company had outstanding results from the recent California RV Show in Pomona, lifted by strong performance from its new Brave and Tribute retro-style Class A motorhomes. “This show was one of the best Pomona Shows we’ve ever experienced, with excellent traffic and retail sales across our entire product line, but exceptionally great for the new Brave and Tribute retro-styled motorhomes,” said Winnebago’s Vice President... Read more

LCI Aligns With Italian-Based Component Maker

October 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Over-cab bed lift system Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced it has reached an agreement with European RV supplier Project 2000 s.r.l., providing LCI the rights to distribute and sell the company’s products to the North American market. According to a press release, Project 2000’s product lineup includes versatile over-cab bed lift systems, power and manual steps and a variety of power and motion products for RVs. “We are committed to providing premium products to our customers and... Read more

RVIA’s Technical Groups Review New Standards

October 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) four technical subcommittees – Heating, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire & Life Safety – met the week of Oct. 6 in Fort Myers, Fla., to address a number of RV standards-related topics. RVIA Today Express reported that the subcommittees began work on the 2017 version of applicable standards by reviewing proposed changes to the NFPA 1192, ANSI LV, and NEC codes. In addition, the groups also reviewed handbook updates based on the 2014 editions... Read more

Stout Runs EverGreen Warranty, Tech Services

October 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  Bill Stout EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC’s customer service and parts center announced the addition of RV warranty veteran Bill Stout to the team. According to a press release, the freestanding service center will include new customer parts, service, and warranty software to better serve both customers and dealers. Stout will lead the warranty tech and care department, overseeing daily warranty administration and working with claims, customer care and support. “The customer... Read more

AmeriGO’s McAdams to Keynote NRVIA Confab

October 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Joe McAdams Joe McAdams, chairman of AmeriGO RV Club, will be the keynote speaker at the 1st Annual National Recreational Vehicle Inspectors Association (NRVIA) Conference in Heber Springs, Ark. According to a press release, the conference is slated for Oct. 25-26, immediately following the Workamper News Rendezvous event. “Our management team has decades of experience in the RV industry and has already built an amazing set of offerings with our allied partners,” said McAdams. “We are building... Read more

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