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Miener Joins RV/MH Heritage Foundation Staff

May 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Sally Miener Sales and marketing professional Sally Miener has joined the executive staff of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation as vice president of marketing and development, according to Darryl Searer, CEO and president of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation. Miener has more than 24 years experience in influential management positions with Continental Research Corporation in St. Louis, Mo., a 48-year-old manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemical products and durable goods to industrial, educational,... Read more

Marathon Builds Milestone 1250th Conversion

May 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Marathon Coach’s 1250th bus conversion is now in production. According to a press release, Marathon Coach, founded in 1983, is the first company to build over 1,000 custom luxury bus conversions. “When I started with the company back in 1993, we were on bus 220,” said President and owner Steve Schoellhorn. “Having our 1250th bus in production is a really exciting milestone. I want to thank all of our talented employees, and of course our customers, for their support over the years. It’s... Read more

Adventurer Group Gives Aid to Wildfire Victims

May 25, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Four dealers representing the Adventurer  Group have  banded  together  to   aid  the  100,000  displaced  residents,  their  community  and  the  relief  efforts  of  Canadian  Red   Cross,  Samaritan’s  Purse  Canada  and  registered  local  community  groups  helping  to  rebuild   the  region. According to a press release, Country  RV, Four  Seasons  RV  Rentals,  Fraserway  RV, Roadmaster  RV  (Alta.)  and  Travelhome   RV have  committed  to: •... Read more

CarbonOne Announces ‘TekModo’ Acquisition

May 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

CarbonOne Technologies Inc. announced that the Vancouver, British Columbia-based company has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the TekModo group of companies, TekModo Structures LLC and TekModo LLC. According to a news release, TekModo is an established manufacturer and distributor of advanced composite panels for use in the recreational vehicle, bus, marine and commercial transportation vehicle industries. The TekModo acquisition will bring manufacturing and marketing expertise to CarbonOne,... Read more

Airstream’s ’16 Dealer Meeting Gets Underway

May 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

About 150 people attending the May 24-26 Airstream Dealer Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, enjoyed a reception and dinner, sponsored by Ally Financial, Tuesday (May 24) evening at the Franklin Park Observatory on the grounds of the Columbus Botanical Gardens. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page). Prior to dinner, Airstream President Bob Wheeler and Vice President of Sales Justin Humphreys welcomed everyone to Columbus and hinted at exciting new product that... Read more

Elkhart EDC Fuels RV Jobs Using Social Media

May 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Economic development officials hope to draw clicks on social media websites to attract workers for the job-hungry recreational vehicle industry. The Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County hired a marketing professional in March to launch a new advertising campaign that relies on social media for workforce recruitment, said Mark Dobson, president and CEO of the agency. He said the move comes as area RV manufacturers, which are enjoying record sales, are feeling pressure because of difficulty... Read more

N.C. Luxury RV Resort Reporting Record Sales

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

With $1.65 million contracted in motorcoach lots already this season, Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort, located in Lake Toxaway, N.C., is experiencing record-setting sales volume and guest reservations, Mountain Falls Partners LLC announced today (May 24). With this sales velocity and guest reservation volume at the beginning of the season, Mountain Falls is on target to break new records for the fourth consecutive year. Contributing factors include hosting select motorcoach groups and planned... Read more

TMC 2017 Class C’s Hitting Dealer Showrooms

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

2017 Chateau Super C Thor Motor Coach 2017 motorhomes are arriving at dealerships across the United States and Canada, the Elkhart, Ind.-based company announced today (May 24). According to a release, Thor Motor Coach’s diverse product lineup is “made to fit Class C motorhome buyers with a variety of unique styles, sizes and floorplans that feel custom-made – at a truly competitive price.” Among its new models, Thor Motor Coach is revealing the Four Winds and Chateau 2017 floorplans,... Read more

RV/MH Hall of Fame Sets ’16 Induction Details

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The RV/MH Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Dinner honoring the Class of 2016 will be held on Aug. 1 at the Hall of Fame’s Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Ind., according to Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall). “I want to emphasize that everyone is invited to attend this event,” said Searer. “In the past, we have sent out invitations to the induction dinner and that has led to some confusion. I think that this may have left the impression that... Read more

Reese Debuts Gooseneck Kit for Nissan Titan

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Cequent Performance Products has launched the Reese Elite Gooseneck Accessories Kit, now for use with the Nissan Titan OE underbed kit. According to a company release, the kit (PN: 30137) provides the “comfort of knowing they have North America’s leading brand of towing products and accessories backing them up.” “Those who tow want to be able to use the same hitch for everything they pull,” said product manager Tom Stalder. “This kit enables them to do just that.” The Reese... Read more

Dealer Webinar to Explain New Overtime Rule

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Department of Labor has made significant changes to the overtime rule, entitling millions of additional salaried workers to overtime pay. RV dealers can learn what steps they, as an employer, must take to get ahead of the new rule governing overtime pay in a free dealer webinar at noon EDT, Wednesday (May 25) from the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. Register online by clicking here. “Significant Changes to Overtime Regulations and How They Will Impact You” will also be available... Read more

ASA Electronics Issued Patent for DVD Radio

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

ASA Electronics has been awarded a new patent based on its cutting-edge product development, the Elkhart, Ind.-based company announced today. The patent covers the ornamental design of the JWM9A wall-mount DVD radio. According to a release, after assessing the direction of the industry and the trends of their customers’ purchases, the need for a “sleek RV stereo with residential styling became clear to the team at ASA Electronics.” Once the product was developed, the company quickly... Read more

Ribbon-Cutting Event Opens $6.1M RV Resort

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Pala Band of Mission Indians Tribal Vice Chairman Howard Maxcy and executives of Pala Casino held a ribbon-cutting and opened its new $6.1 million, 10-acre RV Resort in Pala, Calif. Maxcy, in the center, cut the ribbon Monday (May 23) to officially open Pala Casino Spa and Resort’s new state-of-the-art RV Resort. From left are Pala Tribal Council Member Sheila Smith-Lopez, Pala Casino Spa & Resort Chief Executive Officer William Bembenek, Maxcy, Pala Casino Spa & Resort Senior Retail... Read more

Liberty Coach Sets Blistering 2016 Sales Pace

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

2017 Liberty Coach Elegant Lady #811 Four months into 2016, Liberty Coach is outpacing its previous year retail sales by a considerable margin, announced the 40-year-old Prevost conversion coach manufacturer, which has locations in Stuart, Fla., and North Chicago. The numbers say it all. According to a release, after topping 2015’s record-setting 1st quarter with 31 sales – an increase of more than 20% – the Liberty team shifted into serious overdrive, chalking up another 30 sales by May... Read more

Head-Turning RVs Rule at Overland Expo 2016

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Each year, thousands of RV, camper, and off-grid enthusiasts gather near Flagstaff, Ariz., for the Overland Expo. GearJunkie.com was there this past weekend, May 20-22, to see the cutting edge in the category of adventure-mobiles and issued the following report. If you need the ability to drive across Mongolia, haul your mountain bike, and sleep in your own bed, the Overland Expo provides some know-how, inspiration, and the tools to make it happen. The expo displays everything from minimalist setups... Read more

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