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With Economy Back, Motorhomes ‘Hit the Gas’

September 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For Doug and Nicki Craig, the ”aha” moment came in 2007. He felt terrible. It was his heart. After triple bypass surgery, he and his wife vowed to start enjoying life to the fullest. They didn’t want any regrets. As reported by the Tampa Tribune, they bought a 27-foot Winnebago and took trips across the country as their work schedules allowed. The more they traveled, the more they fell in love with the lifestyle. They could bring their dogs and move at their own pace. They didn’t... Read more

Roadtrek Introduces TS Adventurous ‘B’ Coach

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TS Adventurous by Roadtrek Kitchener, Ontario-based Class B manufacturer Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. officially launched its new Touring Series coach, the TS Adventurous.  Roadtrek’s Touring Series (TS) Adventurous, built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, offers luxury accommodations, beautiful styling and state-of-the-art technology, according to a press release.  The company has continued its trend of clean and sleek lines on the exterior of the TS and also introduced some newly styled ground... Read more

CW Founder David Garvin Dies in Accidental Fall

August 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

David Garvin, a Bowling Green, Ky., entrepreneur who founded Camping World and formerly owned Beech Bend Park and Raceway, died Saturday (Aug. 30) morning in an accidental fall at his home. Stephen Harmon, spokesman for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, said Garvin was working on the roof at his house when he slipped after getting too close to the edge. The Bowling Green Daily News reported that deputies responded at 9:53 a.m. to 449 Old Richardsville Road regarding a person who had fallen from... Read more

Forest River Builds Strong West Coast Presence

August 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Paul Eskritt As Forest River Inc. readies to ramp up production at its recently acquired manufacturing plant in Harrisburg, Ore., the builder hosted a toned-down version of the upcoming September RV Open House – in part to accommodate West Coast dealers not making the trek to Indiana’s Elkhart County. General Manager Paul Eskritt reported that the Aug. 19-21 Open House drew strong numbers, with 137 retail personnel representing over 60 dealerships gathering at Forest River’s established manufacturing... Read more

Airxcel Appoints Piar Adams as VP of Marketing

August 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Piar Adams Wichita, Kan.-based Airxcel Inc. announced the appointment of industry veteran Piar Adams to the position of vice president of marketing, aftermarket, and international sales. According to a press release, Adams will direct the marketing, aftermarket and international sales efforts of Coleman-Mach RV air conditioners, MAXXAIR RV ventilation solutions and Suburban RV heating, water heating and cooking appliances. “Piar will be responsible for all Airxcel RV Group sales to aftermarket... Read more

E&P Hydraulics will Sell LCI Products in Europe

August 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  Lippert’s in-wall slideout system Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) and E&P Hydraulics announced today that E&P will sell and distribute LCI products, including in-wall slideout systems, windows and electronic control systems, on an exclusive basis to the European caravan and motorhome market. According to a press release, E&P Hydraulics is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of hydraulic leveling systems and supports an extensive service network throughout Europe. E&P... Read more

Coast Sponsors ‘Parts Training’ at RVDA Confab

August 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Coast Distribution will sponsor the training for parts professionals at the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. According to a press release, Coast’s support makes it possible to add workshops and a featured speaker, Bob Phibbs, also known as The Retail Doctor. The convention takes place Nov. 10-14 in Las Vegas at Bally’s. Underwritten by Coast, Phibbs will present two workshops on Wednesday afternoon: “How to... Read more

VIDEO 1: Slideshow of RVAA Executive Meeting

August 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s slideshow offers a look at the Recreation Vehicle Aftermarket Association’s (RVAA) 2014 Executive Conference, held Aug. 11-14 at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans. To view the slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Cequent Joins Annual Woodward Dream Cruise

August 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Plymouth, Mich.-based Cequent Performance Products, a leading manufacturer of towing and trailer products, made its Woodward Dream Cruise debut during this year’s 20th annual event. The Woodward Dream Cruise is a classic car event held in Metro Detroit along Woodward Avenue. The event spans throughout numerous area towns and brings in an estimated one million attendees. The company’s 22-foot by 10-foot mobile advertisement featured Draw-Tite and Reese – two of Cequent’s most popular brands.... Read more

Torklift Instituting $15 Per Hour Wage Minimum

August 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Full-time employees at Torklift International were provided a pay raise to a minimum of $15 per hour, effective the first week of September.  “It adds hundreds of thousands of dollars to the bottom line,” said Torklift International General Manager Jay Taylor during a company meeting. “You’re worth it. We are serious about you and your growth at this company.” According to a written release from Sumner, Wash.-based Torklift, two major issues affecting the state factored into the... Read more

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