‘Truck Camper’ Reviews Northern Lite’s 10-2 EX

October 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following story by Truck Camper Magazine reviews a 2017 Northern Lite 10-2 EX CD Special Edition truck camper. The British Columbia-based company has literally risen from the ashes, resuming production after a fire leveled its manufacturing facility in February of 2014. For the full story click here. After a devastating fire burned the Northern Lite factory to the ground in February of 2014, the Kelowna, British Columbia manufacturer had a new facility, new fiberglass molds,... Read more

Thieves Targeting Two RV Operations in Ontario

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Ontario police are appealing to the public for help in solving a spree of thefts from recreational vehicles parked at lots and storage facilities in the county this month. The Peterborough Examiner reported that the rear yard of Peterborough RV Centre was entered sometime on the night of Oct. 3 or early morning hours of Oct. 4 and eight recreational vehicle deep cycle batteries worth $2,000 were stolen, police said. Then sometime on Oct. 12 or 13, the Peterborough RV Centre was again targeted with... Read more

CalARVC Introduces The Bob MacKinnon Award

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Darrell Sisk (right) presents Bob MacKinnon with the first-ever Bob MacKinnon award. The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) announced that it has created a new award in honor of industry leader Bob MacKinnon to replace the Stan Martin Memorial Award, which has been CalARVC’s highest service award for nearly 40 years. “Our board felt it was time to make a change and that Bob MacKinnon is the industry leader most deserving of this recognition,” said Debbie Sipe, CalARVC’s... Read more

Big Crowds, Strong Sales at California RV Show

October 18, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Strong attendance and robust sales activity highlighted the 64th California RV Show, held Oct. 7-16 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., and hosted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). According to a release, total attendance at the 10-day retail event was 38,946 attendees, a robust 10% increase over the 35,148 attendees last year. “The show got off to a great start during our opening weekend with the gate jumping by nearly 23% to more than 17,400 people,” said Liz Crawford,... Read more

Lemonis: ‘If I Had to Start Over I’d Go Sell Cars’

October 18, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Marcus Lemonis According to a report for CNBC posted Monday (Oct. 17), Marcus Lemonis, Camping World chairman and CEO, has done well for himself. He’s a self-made millionaire and the star of CNBC’s hit show “The Profit.” But if he had to go back and start from scratch? He’d sell cars. That’s because he likes reaping the direct rewards of his hustle. “If I lost everything today and I had to start over, I would go sell cars. Because I’m working with... Read more

Camper’s Inn Relocating Headquarters to Florida

October 18, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

According to reports, Campers Inn RV is relocating its headquarters from New Hampshire to Florida. An Oct. 14 report by The Florida Times-Union on said Campers Inn has already started moving some of its headquarters personnel from Kingston, N.H., to its property on General Avenue off Interstate 10. It had been considering Jacksonville and suburban Charlotte, N.C. The move comes after the Jacksonville City Council approved incentives to help pave the way for Camper’s Inn... Read more

Lazydays, Florida Gators Host Tailgating Event

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Lazydays RV, one of the nation’s largest RV retailers with locations in Seffner, Fla., and Tucson, Ariz., as well as Loveland, Aurora and Longmont, Col., teamed up with the University of Florida (UF) Gators on an event exclusive to Lazydays RV Tailgating Lot Pass Holders prior to the Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers game on Oct. 15. According to a release, attendees had the opportunity to meet Rex Grossman, Florida Gators legend and former professional football player, while seeing some new... Read more

REV Recreation Group Launches New Websites

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In a company announcement today (Oct. 18), REV Recreation Group, which encompasses four of the most iconic motorhome brands, has “focused its efforts on the RV shopping experience” with its recent launch of four newly redesigned RV websites for American Coach, Monaco Coach, Holiday Rambler and Fleetwood RV. The launch falls on the heels of REV RV Group’s recent soft opening of the REV Customer Visitor Center in Decatur, Ind. “No matter which REV RV brand, it’s important... Read more

Navy Seal to Join Tents for Troops in Las Vegas

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U.S. Navy Seal (2006-2016) Trevor Wilson will join Tents for Troops (T4T),  a Castle Rock, Wash.-based nonprofit organization that provides free camping for active-duty military members, at the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, which is Nov. 7-11 at Bally’s on the Strip in Las Vegas. According to a T4T release, after 10 years as a Navy Seal and six wartime deployments, Wilson was ready for a change and purchased a 2016 Forest River toy hauler and became a full time RVer. Wilson,... Read more

RVDA of Canada Ready for 20th Annual Dinner

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RVDA of Canada is hosting its 20th annual Canada Night Dinner in Louisville on Nov. 28, during which Canadian dealers, dealership employees, manufacturers and suppliers are “wined, dined, entertained and edified in this popular annual opportunity to mix and mingle with colleagues,” according to the Oct. 17 RVDA of Canada eBulletin. Following a cocktail reception that begins at 5:30 p.m., the 2016 Canadian Dealer of the Year will be announced at 7 p.m. and then attendees will enjoy... Read more

ELS Reports Financial Gains Across the Board

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Chicago-based Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) Monday (Oct. 17) announced results for the third quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30. ELS is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust which owns or has an interest in 391 RV and manufactured-housing properties in 32 states and British Columbia, consisting of 146,298 sites. Financial Results for the Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 For the quarter ended Sept. 30, total revenues increased $16.1 million, or... Read more

Forest River Class A Diesel to Use the AquaGo

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Forest River Inc.’s Class A Diesel division has made the decision to use the Truma AquaGo as the exclusive water heater on all models moving forward, the Elkhart, Ind.-based manufacturer announced in a release Monday (Oct. 17). Jeff Babcock, general manager of Forest River Class A Diesel, came to the decision after discussions with members of his management team, Dave Carpenter and Mike Peterson. “Our dealers and end users have been asking for a more consistent and reliable water heater.... Read more

Busch Race Car a Big Draw for Okla. Dealership

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RV General Store in New Castle, Okla., just completed a successful promotion during the Oklahoma City Fall RV Show, which ran Oct. 13-16 in Oklahoma City. “Because of our strategic partnership with Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) and the Speedway Club at TMS, we brought in the show car display for reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kyle Busch. The #18 M&M’s car is one of the most recognizable cars in all of NASCAR. The car and its corresponding track simulator served as a draw to not only... Read more

Sys2K Releases Marketing Automation Program

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Sys2K, one of the nation’s leading innovators in dealership management software, is releasing an automation program for sales and service, the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based company announced in a release Monday (Oct. 17). According to the release, the fully integrated program will enable users to automate customized options from marketing and follow-up to internal task scheduling that can be triggered by events throughout the dealership. Commonly automated events include: Email Blasts from... Read more

Lazydays’ Sheehan Resigns as President & CEO

October 17, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Tim Sheehan Lazydays RV today (Oct. 17) announced the resignation of President & CEO Tim Sheehan “for family reasons” and has named current board chairman William P. “Bill” Murnane as the new CEO, effective Dec. 1. Murname remains chairman. Sheehan, who joined 40-year-old Lazydays as CEO in April of 2013 after 28 years as an executive with Best Buy, has led an impressive era of growth for Lazydays, one of the nation’s largest RV retailers with 722 employees and stores stocking... Read more

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