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RVDA of Canada Celebrates 30th Year at Hall Event

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

RVDA of Canada members view the leadership bricks outside the Hall of Fame (Photo by Tyler Klassen) The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada marked the organization’s 30th anniversary Tuesday (Aug. 23) night with a special reception, recognition ceremony and dinner at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page). Attendees included numerous past RVDA of Canada chairmen as well as the current board and... Read more

Arrow to Hold ’17 Exhibitor’s Showcase Jan. 24-25

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Arrow Distributing announced that the 2017 Exhibitor’s Showcase will be held at the IP Resort, Spa and Casino in Biloxi, Miss., January 24-25. According to a press release, the multiday event will include vendor seminars along with food an entertainment. Manufacturer seminars will be held throughout the day on Jan. 24 and the show floor will be open for a sneak preview. Attendees that arrive on Jan. 23 may take advantage of VIP limousine service from the airport.  Contact the local Arrow... Read more

Lippert Adds Side Entry to ‘Toy Hauler Ramp Deck’

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced today (Aug. 24) the addition of side entrance access steps to its toy hauler ramp door party deck. According to a press release, the deck is designed to transform the ramp door of a coach into additional living area by converting the previously unusable space into a fully functional outdoor deck in minutes. “Toy hauler patio systems have been a rapidly evolving product line over the past several years, and we’re pleased to be bringing another advancement... Read more

Calif. Parks Use Wedge Cabins to Draw Millennials

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Millennials love getting out into nature – as long as they have a cozy place to hang with their friends and somewhere to plug in their iPhones. As reported by the Sacramento Bee, that’s the theory behind the new-age camping cabins popping up at California parks, part of a push to get more diverse demographics, including people born in the 1980s and 1990s, hooked on the Great Outdoors. While campgrounds have long enjoyed the patronage of boomers and young families, they’ve struggled to reel... Read more

SEMA Set to Host 3rd Annual Battle of the Builders

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Builders of SEMA Show vehicles will take center stage in the third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, according to a press release. Introduced in 2014 to recognize and celebrate proven vehicle builders in all market segments, including hot rod, off-road and sport compact, the SEMA Battle of the Builders is considered to be the ultimate builder competition and is open at www.semashow.com/botb. As in previous years, candidates for top honors will be selected and announced during the SEMA... Read more

Automakers’ Extension on Fuel Comments Denied

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

U.S. regulators denied a request by major automakers to extend the comment period on environmental analysis to determine whether government fuel efficiency requirements are feasible through 2025. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a July report that automakers have the technology to meet aggressive mandates to hike fuel efficiency, but improvements will not be as great as the Obama administration once forecast because buyers are... Read more

Lazydays Adds Bruce to Sales Management Team

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Lazydays RV announced that Tony Bruce has joined its expanding sales management team, working alongside eight other managers to lead the 100-plus person sales team at its Seffner, Fla.-based dealership in suburban Tampa. Prior to joining Lazydays, Bruce held several positions with La Mesa RV, serving as sales consultant, sales manager, and most recently general sales manager. “Tony joins Lazydays with a very successful track record in the RV industry,” said Ron Fleming, Lazydays vice president... Read more

Calif. Senate Votes to Forbid Trademarks at Parks

August 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The California Senate is backing legislation prohibiting trademark claims at state parks following a dispute that led to renamed landmarks in Yosemite National Park. The Associated Press reported that senators unanimously approved AB2249 on Tuesday (Aug. 23), sending it back to the Assembly. The bill would prohibit concessionaires from claiming ownership of a name associated with a California state park. It would not affect federal landmarks, including those in Yosemite. The Yosemite dispute erupted... Read more

RVIA’s Board Member Election Deadline is Aug. 31

August 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Elections for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) board of directors will continue through Aug. 31 with members casting ballots online to select eight representatives from a field of 13 candidates. According to a press release, RVIA is reminding official representatives of member companies to cast their online vote. Candidates include: • Two manufacturer seats are in contention this year. The three candidates running are Bob Martin, Thor Industries Inc.; Kevin McArt, Forest... Read more

K-Z Spree Line to Offer Lippert Ground Control TT

August 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) and K.Z. Inc. announced today (Aug. 23) that Ground Control TT, Lippert’s industry-first automatic leveling system for travel trailers, will be featured on the builder’s 2017 Spree travel trailer line. K-Z Product Manager Brent Froman noted “Our Spree customers are looking for more convenience features usually found in higher-end fifth-wheels. We’re excited to offer Lippert’s leveling system as a standard feature on K-Z’s newly-designed 2017 Spree travel... Read more

KING Garners Product of the Year Nod from RVAA

August 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

KING’s new RV Bluetooth weatherproof speaker and awning light was name “Product of the Year” by the Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA) during its recently concluded 2016 Executive Conference in Chicago.  “We are ecstatic for our RV Media product to be recognized by RVAA as the 2016 Product of the Year,” said Vice President of Sales bob Barra. “Our commitment to bringing new and innovative products to the RV market is the driving force instilled... Read more

Report: Fed’s Yellen on Track for Rate Hike in 2016

August 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may struggle later this week to convince financial markets she can steer a divided U.S. central bank to raise interest rates at least once in 2016 after it started the year with four hikes on its radar. TRUNEWS reported that Yellen will deliver the keynote speech at a global central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday, an event that Fed chiefs have traditionally used to signal the direction of monetary policy. Fed policymakers began this year... Read more

VIDEO 3: Overview of Newmar’s ’17 Mountain Aire

August 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

First introduced in 1990, the Mountain Aire by Newmar Corp. includes several new features and enhancements for the 2017 model year. The luxury Class A diesel motorhome now includes six floorplan options, including the 4525, an all-new two-bunk, two-full-bath layout that includes a full-wall slide. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Northgate Converts Texas Site into Jellystone Park

August 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Northgate Resorts, which acquired the Guadalupe River RV Resort in Kerrville, Texas, late last year, is transforming the facility into a Jellystone Park. A private company that owns and operates seven other Jellystone Parks across the country, Northgate is highly regarded for the quality of its RV resorts, according to statement from the company. Three of the seven Jellystone Parks Northgate owns received national awards last year from Leisure Systems Inc., the Milford,... Read more

‘Hughes Autoformers’ Debuts New RV Power Unit

August 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Hughes Autoformer has developed a new RV power solution that offers full surge protection along with low voltage boosting. The product, which also features a full panel show of shore power diagnostics, generates 2,400 joules of surge protection in the 30-amp model, and 4,800 joules in the 50-amp unit. According to a press release, RVs are getting bigger and are equipped with more electronics, particularly multiple air conditioners. It is not uncommon for shore power to drop to 105 volts (good... Read more

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