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Lazydays Showcased on Travel Channel Show

July 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Shopping for an RV at Lazydays is the focus a new reality show premiering Sunday (July  27) on the Travel Channel. The Tampa Bay Times reported that Big Time RV takes viewers behind the scenes at one of the the country’s largest recreational vehicle dealership as customers tour and test different makes and models, from $18,000 travel trailers to $1 million motorcoaches. The half-hour premiere, which airs at 8 p.m. EDT, follows a single father looking for a new camper to wow his daughter in... Read more

GE Reports: Airstream CEO on Middle Markets

July 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared on the “GE Reports” blog offering an interview with Airstream Inc. President and CEO Bob Wheeler discussing the “middle market.” To read the entire article click here. Few products say ‘American’ more than the otherworldly curves of the silver Airstream trailer. Since the first one left the factory in the 1930s, it’s become part of the country’s design pantheon, along with the Coca Cola bottle, Converse sneakers,... Read more

FRVTA Scholarship Adds Eight New Students

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The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) board at its July meeting added eight new students to the FRVTA Scholarship. According to a press release, this brings the total number of participants in the scholarship program to 26 full-time and four part-time students. The FRVTA Scholarship began in the fall of 1990 and since that time over 100 students have received an under-graduate degree with the aid of the scholarship. The scholarship pays students $500 per semester or up to $1,000 per year for... Read more

RVSEF Training Session now Available Online

July 23, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Walter Cannon, executive director of the Recreation Vehicle Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF), today (July 23) announced the release of the organization’s first online training program: “Properly Matching Trucks/Trailers,” in partnership with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).  According to a press release, the program provides consumers with important information they need to know when purchasing a new RV travel trailer, fifth-wheel trailer or the truck that will... Read more

Wood Product Supplier Announces Expansion

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Quality Hardwood Sales LLC, a manufacturer of dimensioned wood products, announced plans to expand its Indiana operations, creating up to 25 new jobs by 2016. According to a press release, the homegrown-Hoosier company will expand and equip its facility in Nappanee. Moving all production in house, the company plans to add 50,000 square feet to its current facility for domestic and foreign inventory, which will allow it to utilize a total of 128,000 square feet of operational space by April. “To... Read more

Roadtrek Unveiling New Corporate Look, Logo

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Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc., the leading Class B motorhome manufacturer in North America, officially unveiled its new corporate look and logo.  Roadtrek, currently marking its 40th year in business, has introduced several new products in the last couple of years while initiating styling updates throughout in its lineup. The E-Trek and TS Adventurous feature numerous technological advances and also sport new interior color options such as light bamboo and darker ebony. According... Read more

‘Learning Center’ Awards 2014-15 Scholarship

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Ashton Shropshire Ashton Shropshire, a rising college sophomore who’s worked summers at Dandy RV Superstore in Anniston, Ala., since 2011, is the recipient of the Mike Molino RV Learning Center Scholarship for academic year 2014-15. Endowed through the Kindlund Family Foundation, the $2,500 award goes to a deserving RV company employee or their dependent enrolled in undergraduate studies. According to a press release, Shropshire attends the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she is majoring... Read more

GM to Offer 8-Speed Transmission in Pickups

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General Motors Co.recently announced that the company’s new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali pickup trucks that have the 6.2-liter EcoTec V-8 engine. The Detroit News reported that the automaker says the eight-speed transmission is about the same size and weight as the six-speed auto transmission the trucks currently use. GM said the new transmission will offer benefits starting off driving with a heavy... Read more

‘Caravan Salon’ Offers Latest Euro RV Trends

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Caravan Salon Düsseldorf 2014 is expanding with the addition of two exhibit halls. The show, set to run Aug. 30 through Sept. 7, will now encompass 11 halls in Germany’s Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre along with outside display areas. Organizers noted that a trade visitor day will precede the event on Aug. 29. The annual event, themed “Discover Your World, will present a total of 580 exhibitors showing motorhomes and towable RVs in all price categories, basic vehicles, accessories,... Read more

Good Sam Names 2014 ‘Top Family RV Parks’

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top Family RV Parks for 2014. These RV parks feature amenities, entertainment and education programs that serve family members of all ages. According to a press release, the parks cultivate an atmosphere that’s welcoming for families big and small. Whether showing G-rated movies or conducting educational nature programs, these parks enable families to enjoy long periods of quality time together. Here are some of the... Read more

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