Louisville Seminars will Focus on Timely Issues

November 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) will be offering two timely seminars during the Dec. 1-3 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, a workshop focusing on how to take a smarter approach to sales will be followed by a seminar offering insight into communicating with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Seminars are included with Louisville show registration at no additional cost, and the schedule is two-part: an early morning... Read more

Pleasure-Way Garners ’15 Quality Circle Award

November 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Class B builder Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. has earned the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) Quality Circle Award for 2015, which focuses on product quality, warranty and parts support. According to a press release, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based Pleasure-Way placed in the top 5% of the motorized industry and received marks well above the 80% qualifying percentage. “We sincerely appreciate all the effort our dealer partners put forth. We take care to find and maintain... Read more

Universal Trailer Breaking Ground on New Plant

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Specialty trailer builder Universal Trailer Corp. officially marked the start of construction of a new, 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at its Bristol, Ind., campus. According to a press release, the project is one of the largest from-the-ground-up industrial construction projects the county has seen in recent years. A groundbreaking event was held today (Nov. 23) at the 43-acre construction site. Officials from the town of Bristol, Elkhart County government and the Economic,... Read more

K-Z Earns DSI Awards in All Product Categories

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K.Z. Inc. was recently awarded the 2015 RVDA Quality Circle Award for every one of its product categories, the Shipshewana, Ind.-based builder reported in a press release. The announcement was made by Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) President Phil Ingrassia at the close of this year’s National Dealer Convention in Las Vegas. Official recognition will take place at an RVDA dealer’s reception on Nov. 30 kicking off the Dec. 1-3 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. “I am excited... Read more

Dicor Launching Host of New Products at RVIA

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Dicor Corp. will be introducing several new products during the Dec. 1-3 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, the Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier is displaying at Booth No. 230, North Wing Lobby, Hall 2A, in the Kentucky Exposition Center. “This year we believe we have reached new levels of excellence for products in many categories,” said Gregg Fore, president of Dicor, noting the company would be holding a press event at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 to  “explain... Read more

American Coach Revamps Lineup For Louisville

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American Coach announced plans to unveil a completely redesigned and repositioned lineup of luxury diesel coaches at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show, Dec. 1-3 in Louisville, Ky.  “RVIA has always been a great show for us,” said Lenny Razo, vice president of American Coach, a division of Decatur, Ind.-based Allied Recreation Group (ARG). “RVIA is strategically positioned in the height of the year for our manufacturing team. With the close proximity... Read more

Dometic to Debut New CFX Models in Louisville

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Dometic Group announced that it will introduce two new models of the award-winning Dometic CFX series of portable refrigerators/freezers at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show, to be held in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 1-3. According to a press release, Dometic will also introduce a range of new accessories for the CFX Series, including a CFX Wireless Display for remote operation, custom-fit CFX Padded Covers and CFX Stainless Steel Slides to secure the CFX while... Read more

Gulf Stream Set to Host Louisville ‘Dealer Event’

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Gulf Stream Coach Inc. will be holding its annual dealer event at the famous Sports & Social Club on Dec. 1 from 7-10 p.m. as part of the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, this edition marks the 10th year Gulf Stream has hosted the event. Located at the heart of Louisville’s “4th Street Live” entertainment mecca, the Sports & Social Club offers Gulf Stream guests a great night of food and fun, with the added element of friendly competition on... Read more

Velvac is Rolling Out Road-IQ at Louisville Show

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Velvac will unveil its Road-iQ connected-vehicle platform during the Dec. 1-3 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.  According to a press release, Road-iQ offers motorhome users the connectivity and intelligence they expect from luxury automobiles, while adding enhanced vision, recording and security features suited to improving the safety and convenience of the RV experience. “Road-iQ is a game changer, by offering complete control to motorhome owners. It starts with improved visibility... Read more

CURT Awarded by AAPEX for Packaging Design

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CURT Manufacturing received an award at the 2015 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) show for the company’s new hitch lock packaging. According to a release, the award was won in the economics category of new packaging. CURT converted more than 20 of its hitch locks and coupler locks to a cleaner and more efficient packaging design earlier in 2015. The new design features a thick, black plastic card with a CURT branded logo and product information over the top. The locks are securely fastened... Read more

N.Z.-based Tourism Holdings Eyeing Expansion

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New Zealand-based Tourism Holdings Ltd (THL) is scouting for new investment opportunities in campervans overseas and is starting a shared economy service matching any RV owner with renters. According to a report by the New Zealand Herald, the company said New Zealand makes up about 50% of its business but that was likely going to decline as a percentage. “The biggest markets are the U.S., Europe and the UK, and those are the markets where we have the lowest representation,” said THL... Read more

SSI: Trailers Push Sept. Towables to 10.3% Gain

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Led by strong performance in the travel trailer sector, year-over-year towable RV retail registrations grew 10.3% in September and 16.1% for the first nine months of 2015, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Results by category showed: Sales for the high-volume travel trailer segment increased 15.2% for the month and 19.7% year-to-date. Fifth-wheel registrations dipped 1.9% in September but rose 8.3% for the first nine months. Folding camping trailer sales... Read more

Bretz RV Undergoes Massive Expansion in Mont.

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Bretz RV and Marine added 15,000 square feet of showroom space (Photo by Kurt Wilson, Missoulian) Bretz RV and Marine in Missoula was already the largest dealer of its kind in Montana before the company underwent a massive expansion this past summer, as reported by the Missoulian. “We did a number of things out here on the property,” said Manager Matt Madsen. “The most noticeable is the 15,000 square feet we added of showroom space. We elected to glass it all in, so as you drive by on the Interstate,... Read more

SylvanSport Hires John Sztykiel in Advisory Role

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John Sztykiel Brevard, N.C.-based SylvanSport announced that John Sztykiel, former president and CEO of Spartan Motors Inc., will be joining the company as a management advisor. Sztykiel joined Spartan in 1985 as the director of marketing for the company’s diversified products group before being promoted to executive vice president and then to vice president of sales. In 1991, Sztykiel became president and COO of Spartan and in 2002 became CEO, leading the company through one of its most... Read more

Thetford will Demo Sani-Con Turbo in Louisville

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Thetford Corp. will be demonstrating how its new Sani-Con Turbo works as part of its display in the North Wing Lobby, Booth No. 269, during the Dec. 1-3 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, Thetford will have a Sani-Con Turbo working demonstration in its booth enabling visitors to “think dramatically differently about a chore that many have long considered to be the worst part of the RVing: emptying holding tanks.” Built around a macerating pump time-tested... Read more

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