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ELS Reports Positive 4th Quarter, Year Gains

January 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Chicago-based Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS) on Monday (Jan. 26) reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. As reported by the Associated Press, the results matched Wall Street expectations. The Chicago-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $60.3 million, or 66 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 66 cents per share. Funds from operations... Read more

Fort Myers Show Draws Thousands of RVers

January 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

For many, the dream is to be able to go outside first thing in the morning, a fresh cup of coffee in hand, and see the Grand Canyon, or Mount Rushmore, or the sunrise over the ocean. If you own an RV it can happen, and thousands came to the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Fla., over four days this past weekend to see some the latest and best motorhomes and towable RVs at the 30th annual RV show, one of the oldest and biggest in the state. The North Fort Myers Neighbor reported that nearly 13,000... Read more

Webinar Will Explore Dealership Compliance

January 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dealers can learn the myths, and the facts, about OSHA, EPA, and DOT standards from environmental health and safety expert Nick Hardesty of KPA during a free, one-hour dealer webinar this Jan. 29 at noon ET. The webinar, “Are you Really Compliant? Learn the Top Dealership Compliance Myths,” will explore the most commonly heard fallacies that find their way into dealerships If you are unable to attend at the scheduled time or want specific employees to experience this webinar at another time,... Read more

Startup Vanleigh RV Taps Fifth-Wheel Sector

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Leigh Tiffin, general manager of fledgling RV manufacturer Vanleigh RV Inc., Burnsville, Miss., expects to have his company’s yet-to-be-named fifth-wheel line available to dealers by early fall. ”I wouldn’t commit to the (Elkhart County RV Open House in September) right now but odds are in favor of us being there,” Tiffin said, adding that it’s pretty much a certainty that Vanleigh product will be available for the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., the first... Read more

RVDA Honors Reese For 40-Year Membership

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Cequent Performance Products (CPP) announced the recognition of its Reese brand for 40 years as a member of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA). RVDA President Phil Ingrassia presented the award to Cequent, congratulating Reese on reaching the “distinguished milestone of 40 years of membership with RVDA.” “Reese is a name, a brand, that’s been recognized and trusted industrywide for decades, and we owe that, in part, to being a member of a group like RVDA,” said... Read more

Blue Ox Invests in Worker Wellness Program

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Blue Ox has a registered nurse on staff as part of the company’s new wellness program Supplier Blue Ox recently launched a wellness program as an additional benefit for its employees, 100% funded by the Pender, Neb.-based supplier. “It’s totally voluntary and is an additional benefit that Blue Ox has committed to for the overall well being of our employees,” said Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann in a press release. So far, over 50% of Blue Ox’s employees are... Read more

TOP DEBUTS: Keystone RV Montana 3790/91

January 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to RVing, it’s all about the floorplan — and like most people associated with the RV industry, we’re amazed at times with the level of innovation and imagination some manufacturers are investing in their products. Keystone RV Co. had already upgraded its Montana lineup for the 2014 model year — then the Goshen, Ind.-based builder turned it up a notch with its rear den design 3790/91RD (a choice of 18-cubic-foot refrigerators — either Samsung residential or Dometic RV unit... Read more

Jayco Fivers, Toy Haulers Enjoy Strong Sales

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Middlebury, Ind.-based Jayco Inc. reported strong sales at the Florida RV Super Show in Tampa along with other consumer shows across the U.S. and Canada, especially in the toy hauler and high-end fifth wheel markets. “Jayco had one of the best toy hauler shows ever in Tampa,” said Sherlin Miller, national sales manager for Jayco towables, in a press release. Miller reported the new Seismic 4212 was the company’s top seller. Features include a king bed, 40-inch popup television in... Read more

Truck Camper’s Readers Rate HappiJac No. 1

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Elkhart, Ind.-based Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced that its new HappiJac 4800 Heavy-Duty Truck Camper Jack was named by Truck Camper Magazine Reader’s Choice as the best truck camper gear of 2014. After the 4800 Jack was featured in the magazine in April 2014, it was automatically entered as a contender for the Reader’s Choice Awards voted on by Truck Camper Magazine readership. “Customers asked for a jack with higher capacity to better accommodate popular double- and triple-slide... Read more

Liberty Coach Reports Record Sales For 2014

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Luxury motorcoach builder announced record results for 2014, selling 109 Prevost conversions representing just over two coaches a week. According to a press release, the impressive number followed up a strong 2013 when the company sold all of its 2014 model year units. The 2014 total shattered Liberty’s previous annual record of 98 units set in 2006, and continues a long string of robust sales years for the longtime builder. The company said the results also reflect the firm’s growing leadership... Read more

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