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Lance Camper Announces Debut of New Website

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Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. announced the launch of an all-new website at LanceCamper.com. “The importance of an easy to find, great looking website that provides critical product information is obviously a key factor to the continuing success of any brand,” said Lance’s Director of Marketing Bob Rogers in a press release. “Today’s customers also expect a website that is super easy to use no matter what platform they are viewing it with, as well as local dealer information, ‘how-to’... Read more

Equalizer Systems Adding Lehman to Sales Force

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Jamey Lehman Elkhart, Ind.-based Equalizer Systems has promoted Jamey Lehman to sales representative as part of the company’s preparation for upcoming growth in multiple markets. According to a press release, Lehman previously served as Equalizer’s service and warranty manager. “We have so much talent in our employees, it just makes sense to develop new skills while building on all their past experience,” said Jason Loose, sales manager for Equalizer. Lehman’s primary goals will be to... Read more

Grote Industries is Expanding Indiana Operations

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Grote Industries, a manufacturer and marketer of vehicle lighting and safety systems, plans to expand its manufacturing hub in Madison, Ind., creating up to 33 new jobs by 2017. According to a press release, the company will invest $20.7 million by the end of 2018 to renovate and equip its 370,000 square-foot facility, accommodating new growth associated with its LED vehicle lighting business. In addition to installing new advanced manufacturing workcells in August, the company is also upgrading... Read more

Economy, Low Gas Prices Fuel Turkey Day Travel

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It’s going to take longer to get to that turkey and dressing this year. That’s the message from experts who say that an improving economy, more disposable income, consumer optimism and low gas prices are combining to create the biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in years. USA Today reported that auto club AAA projects that 46.3 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, a 4.2% increase over last year and the highest volume since 2007. “Americans... Read more

Nike’s Birth Traces Back to ’72 Winnebago Coach

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Legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield recently invited Quickstrike‘s Russ Bengtson and DJ Clark Kent to Nike Campus in Beaverton, Ore., to talk, well, anything and everything Nike related. The trio convened in a 1972 Winnebago parked smack in the middle of the Nike Innovation Kitchen, the same year and make model that Nike first started selling shoes from in its early days. Tinker waxes poetic on the humble beginnings of the footwear behemoth and gives us an inkling to just how few people... Read more

Report: Future Looks Good For Canada RV Parks

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Over the past five years, the campgrounds and RV parks industry in Canada has sustained strong growth, according to a written announcement from IBIS World. Industry enterprises have historically operated RV parks and campgrounds that accommodate campers and provide amenities for a fee. Thus, operators in the industry primarily depend on travel-related trends to drive revenue growth; these trends include RV sales, disposable income and demographic shifts. Fortunately for industry operators, these... Read more

Lazydays RV Partners With ‘Daytona Turkey Run’

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Seffner, Fla.-based Lazydays RV is the presenting partner of the 41st Annual Daytona Turkey Run this weekend. According to a press release, the Daytona Turkey Run is the largest classic car show and swap meet in the United States. The event will take place in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) and runs through Sunday. Nearly 140,000 people are expected to attend and view more than 6,000 classic cars. “This is a tremendous partnership for us,” said... Read more

Auburn/Ala. Game Nears; Van Tiffin Kick Recalled

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Before Auburn’s Chris Davis etched himself into Iron Bowl lore last year, perhaps no hero from either side was as celebrated for coming up big in the rivalry game as Alabama kicker Van Tiffin. Lost Lettermen reports that Tiffin was the man of the hour of the 1985 Iron Bowl, hitting a 52-yard game-winning field goal as time expired to give the Tide a 25-23 victory. It became known simply as, “The Kick.” He also holds the school record for longest field goal with a 57-yarder against Texas A&M... Read more

VIDEO 3: Australian Firm Launches Boat A Home

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Today’s video comes from Australia-based Chris Conroy & Friends’ “Living the RV Dream” show featuring the unique “Boat A Home” which doubles as a spacious towable RV and a houseboat. “Boat A Home” is an invention of Poppy’s Fiberglass on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Sun. Fire Levels Parts Building at ‘Family Van RV’

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Family Van RV, a longstanding Phoenix dealership, was severely damaged by fire Sunday (Nov. 23) afternoon. Owner Pat Finnegan, who has been in business 31 years, said a building containing mostly RV parts was lost in the blaze. “You put your whole life into something and, you know, it means more to me than just the store,” Finnegan said. “I put a lot of work and effort into it.” KTVK reported that when firefighters arrived at Family Van RV, they encountered heavy smoke.... Read more

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