Goshen Business is Seeking OK for RV Sales Lot

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Plans continue to move forward for a proposed outdoor recreational vehicle sales and display center on Goshen, Ind.’s west side. During a meeting of the Goshen Plan Commission Tuesday (Oct. 21) afternoon, commission members granted approval of a request by Vinhan Enterprises III LLC and Jones Petrie Rafinski for a two-lot minor commercial subdivision with the goal of replatting lots 1A and 2A of the existing Growing Kids Learning Center subdivision, renaming the subdivision, relocating two... Read more

Auto Match Sets Sights on National Marketplace

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Fort Myers, Fla., is a key market for an upstart used car company with designs on becoming a national retailer and redefining the market, according to the entrepreneur and reality television star driving it. The Fort Myers News Press reported that AutoMatch USA opened this past week at 8900 Colonial Center Drive, the third location of a company launched last year by Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World Inc. and star of CNBC’s “The Profit.” “The Camping World location in Fort Myers is typically... Read more

VIDEO 2: Rollin’ On TV Turns Lens on Flyte Camp

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This week’s “Rollin’ On TV” segment offers a trip to Flyte Camp Trailer Restorations in Oregon. Also, Jeff Johnston visits an RV park that has a collection of vintage trailers that you can rent for a night or two. Evanne Schmarder continues her trek through Australia as she takes a side trip and visits a vanilla bean farm. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the home page.  Read More →

SSI: Canadian Towable Sales Drop For Aug., YTD

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The data for August Canadian towable sales in the New Brunswick province was incomplete and are not included in totals. To offer a fair comparison the New Brunswick totals for 2013 have also been removed. Year-over-year Canadian towable retail sales declined 15.8% in August and 6.9% for the first eight months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Results by segment showed: • Sales in the travel trailer sector fell 15% in August and 4.7% year-to-date. •... Read more

Knaus Tabbert No. 1 in Germany, No. 2 in Europe

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

KTG_PM_Marktführer_RM_final_GB The German caravaning industry association CIVD published its annual “Caravaning Profile 2014” statistics report at the beginning of the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf. This report documents the current economic situation of the caravaning industry in Germany, Europe, and worldwide, and also provides an overview of the market conditions for motorhomes and caravans. According to the report, Knaus Tabbert GmbH ( held the top spot in new motorhome... Read more

Combined NTP-STAG Operation Gets New Look

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the recent announcement on the acquisition of Stag-Parkway by Keystone Automotive Operations, parent company of NTP Distribution, Keystone is launching a new logo to represent the combined businesses of NTP-STAG. “The design incorporates elements from both former logos in a unified, modern way,” said Jane Donnelly, marketing director. “We will begin integrating this new design into all printed materials, digital communications, event messaging and advertising within the broader RV... Read more

Video 1: RV Station Wants Kids To ‘Get Outside’

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

An intriguing video from RV Station, a towable RV dealership based in Bryan/College Station, Texas, is creating a unique buzz in the way it seems to have captured the essence of RV travel. Entitled “Find Your World Away,” the three-minute video depicts the Mason family as they buy an RV and take a three-day camping trip to Beavers Bend State Park, located in southeast Oklahoma on Broken Bow Lake. The genius of the video is that it’s told from the perspective of a 10-year-old boy named Garrett... Read more

State Groups Help Out On HUD Park Model Issue

October 21, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

After a conference call with state executives last week, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) announced it was coordinating a grassroots effort to support a legislative proposal in Congress to clearly define recreational vehicles. While the legislation is something ARVC and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) have long sought, the push gained urgency when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it was changing course on park model RVs and... Read more

Ron and Lisa Fenech Add $5k To Learning Center

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Ron Fenech Ron and Lisa Fenech made a $5,000 personal donation to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center last month, the National RV Dealers Association (RVDA) announced. This brings the couple’s total lifetime contribution to $60,000. Ron Fenech is co-owner of Grand Design RV. The RV Learning Center’s fundraising campaign allows investment in new technology and upgrades to resources so that learning remains affordable, flexible and relevant for dealers and their staff. Contributions make it possible... Read more

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Funding Con/Expo

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The National RV Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a Bronze Partner for the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10-14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. “We are grateful to continue to have the support of Bank of America Merrill Lynch,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman John McCluskey of Florida Outdoors RV Center in Stuart, Fla. “Dealers... Read more

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