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KPA Webinar to Explain Paid Workers Time Off

June 13, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

KPA, in conjunction with the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, will host a webinar on June 14 examining the differences between PTO, vacation, sick, and other types of leave and how to create an effective policy concerning paid time off. According to a press release, the free session is set to run 1-2 p.m. (EDT) and will be hosted by KPA’s Brianna Stashak and Gregory Arace. Stashak is an HR consultant and has six-plus years of experience in HR management consulting. Before joining the... Read more

Derema Group Launches ‘DeremaHelpRV’ App

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Derema Group has launched the DeremaHelpRV app for both iOS and Android. According to a press release, DeremaHelpRV is also available in a desktop version at deremahelprv.com. Developed using the same technology as the original DeremaHelp marine app, DeremaHelpRV is a free mobile application developed exclusively for the RV industry that sorts valuable information for the different product lines that Derema Group represents. DeremaHelpRV allows dealers and distributor salespeople to access information... Read more

Zinke Allocates $62M for Rec and Conservation

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The Interior Department has released nearly $62 million to states for recreation and conservation projects. National Parks Traveler reported that Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the Land and Water Conservation Fund grants Monday (June 11). The funding, which is made up of non-taxpayer dollars from Outer Continental Shelf lease revenues, is awarded through federal matching grants that leverage public and private investment in America’s state and local public parks. “The Land and Water... Read more

VIDEO 1: Dolphin Coach’s Cape Cod Luxury ‘B’

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Dolphin Coach offers a walk-through its Cape Cod luxury Class B motorhome. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

MARVAC is Prepping for Busy Camping Season

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Nearly 47 million people across the United States went camping last summer year and many of them enjoyed the natural beauty of Michigan, according to a press release. The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) reports campgrounds and RV resorts are preparing for a surge of younger campers and RV travelers to return to the state this summer. “RV owners are becoming younger and looking to experience the lifestyle with their families. Many campgrounds are making investments... Read more

SSI: Canadian Towables Up 0.9% For 4 Months

June 12, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Canadian towable sales continued to run flat for the year, edging up 0.9% for the first four months of 2018.  According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), results by segment showed: • Travel trailer sales edged up 2.2% year-over-year through April. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales fell 2.8% for the four months. • Folding camping trailer registrations tumbled 12.2% through April. • Five park model RVs were sold in April. Thor Industries... Read more

Northland Expands Open House Display Space

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Rob Letherman Rob Letherman, director of real estate operations and president of Northland Corp., announced that the firm has expanded display space for the 2018 Elkhart RV Dealer Open House. According to a press release, the “West OEM Campus” will be located on the northwest corner of County Road 6 and County Road 17. In past years, the area held up to seven OEMs, but with the expansion the area will accomodate 12 display areas. “We have demand for additional space. We are excited to offer... Read more

Alpin Haus Slates Grand Opening for Expansion

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Alpin Haus RV will be holding a grand opening for its 3,600-square-foot expansion in New York’s Saratoga County at its Gansevort sales facility. According to a press release, the event is slated for Thursday (June 14) from 11 a.m. to noon and will include appearances by President Andy Heck and Director of RV & Boat Sales David Baker. The expansion project at Alpin Haus RV of Saratoga is the culmination of a multiyear project which created new service bays, a customer lounge, a... Read more

WSJ: Hipcamp Growing ‘Peer-to-Peer’ Platform

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Camping means many things to many people, from bare-bones campgrounds where people pitch their own tents to luxury tree houses with hot showers. According to a Wall Street Journal report, if Benchmark-backed Hipcamp Inc. has its way, it will make camping more appealing — and accessible — to rugged campers to pampered city slickers alike. The company operates an Airbnb-like marketplace for privately-owned campsites across the U.S. Steady economic growth and aging Baby Boomers will drive growth... Read more

RV Care Intros Traveler’s Choice Coverage Plan

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Canadian dealer network RV Care, in partnership with iA|SAL, announced the introduction of its new RV Traveler’s Choice, a no-cost, 90-day coverage plan included with the purchase of qualified preowned RVs up to 10 model years old. According to a press release, the program includes a comprehensive 35-point inspection and reconditioning process performed by the network’s certified RV technicians. Every customer will be given a copy of the conditionrReport along with the no-cost 90-day coverage... Read more

Regency RV Adds John’s RV to Dealer Network

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Regency Ultra Brougham interior Regency RV announced today (June 12) that it has added John’s RV in Lexington, S.C., to its roster of dealers selling the new Xalta Class B and Ultra Brougham B-plus motorhomes built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.   Dymon Farrer, national sales manager for the company, said that Fort Worth, Texas-based Regency RV is looking for a very select group of dealers to take on its luxury Regency brands, and John’s RV is a “perfect fit”... Read more

‘Good Sam’ Rallies Connect RVing Community

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Leisurely working on one of several puzzles lined up on a row of tables in front of her, Joanne Bastien of St. Petersburg, Fla., was a study in contentment at the Good Sam 2018 Nebraska State RV Rally Friday (June 8) afternoon. The Hastings Tribune reported that her husband, Bill, 75, a retired banker, was working hard to keep his stroke count at ladder golf from climbing. These sunbirds have been planning their yearly excursions around Good Sam rallies across the country and into Canada for eight... Read more

Report: Auto Dealers’ Optimism Slides For 2Q

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Dealers increasingly worry that rising interest rates and limited inventory could hurt vehicle sales and store profitability. According to an Automotive News report, that’s a key conclusion from the latest Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index, a quarterly survey of auto dealers. Though the retailers remained upbeat about the retail market, optimism in the second quarter slid from the previous quarter. “The challenges are growing in number,” Jonathan Smoke, Cox Automotive’s... Read more

NTP-STAG Account Center Adds New Features

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NTP-STAG announced several customer service enhancements to its account center at viantp.com. “We are always looking for ways to leverage our online B2B platform to provide better resources, tools and communication that makes it easier to do business with us,” said Tom Romanoski, director of customer care, in a press release. “We were careful to listen to what our customers were saying and discovered that our internal team had similar interests in sharing information faster allowing said... Read more

VIDEO 2: 9 Clouds Co-Founder Slated at RVDA

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Scott Meyer will presents “Content Marketing: How to Sell RVs Online Without Selling RVs” as part of the 2018 RV Dealers Convention/Expo. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

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