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Lippert Worker ‘Didn’t want to let Anyone Down’

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Austin Woolwine Austin Woolwine was ready to become a father. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, he had moved into a new apartment in Goshen, Ind., with his girlfriend, Kynadee Schutz, and her 2-year-old daughter, Liberty. He had just started work in the axle department of Lippert Components Inc. and wanted to make a good impression. “He didn’t want to let anybody down,” said Dawn Woolwine Kohler, Austin’s sister. “He was trying to raise a little girl. I mean, he was trying to do right... Read more

EarthRoamer Introducing ‘Family-Sized’ XV-HD

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

XV-HD Xpedition Vehicle by EarthRoamer EarthRoamer, a manufacturer of Xpedition Vehicles, announced an expansion of its product line with the Ford F-650-based XV-HD. The Colorado-based company reported in a news release that the XV-HD accommodates up to eight people and boasts off-grid/off-road capabilities, providing “a much-needed alternative for those looking to explore the back country without sacrificing space or amenities.” EarthRoamer has been designing, building and perfecting... Read more

North Trail RV Center Deals With Fire Damage

May 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Fire ripped through the North Trail RV Center in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday (May 20) morning. The State Fire Marshal’s Office tells WINK News the fire caused nearly $600,000 in damage. “You can hear the propane tanks exploding, you can hear all of the tires letting all of the air out, and big fire balls coming out,” said Shaun O’Hara who captured the fire with his phone. This isn’t the first time an RV has gone up in flames at the dealership. Back in March, more than $1 million in damage... Read more

Workhorse to Re-enter Class A Chassis Market

May 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Workhorse Group Inc. announced today (May 20) plans to re-enter production of Class A motorhome chassis at its Union City, Ind., plant. Workhorse stated in a press release that it was one of the leaders in RV chassis during the strong RV marketplace of the mid-2000s. The steady growth back to strong current RV volumes, coupled with industry demand and interest, has resulted in the Workhorse brand re-entering the RV chassis market. “Our RV manufacturing customers have always relied on the... Read more

Thor Announces $60M Share Repurchase Plan

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Thor Industries Inc. has entered into a repurchase agreement to regain ownership of more of its common stock, the Elkhart, Ind.-based company announced Tuesday (May 19). In a private transaction with The Thompson Family Foundation, Thor purchased 1 million shares of its common stock at $60 per share, according to a news release. The $60 million worth of shares were purchased with Thor’s available cash and represented just under 2% of the company’s issued and outstanding common stock. The... Read more

Lippert Raises Funds for Larry the Window Guy

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There were tears and hugs as Larry “The Window Guy” was reunited with his Lippert Components Inc. work family of 31 years on May 5. Plant 228 came together to welcome Larry as he visited the facility for the first time since his surgery and cancer treatment. Everyone wore shirts with a cartoon depiction of Larry as a superhero that were made and sold to raise money to help Larry with his mounting medical costs. The sale of the T-shirts helped raise $5,168 for Larry, and altogether more than... Read more

Motorhomes Attracting a Diverse Demographic

May 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Nine years ago, Chris Dunphy traded his long Silicon Valley commute for a different life on the road. He bought a 16-foot teardrop trailer, hit the highway, and hasn’t looked back since. Today, he and his partner, Cheri Ve Ard, a software developer from Florida whom he met eight years ago, crisscross the country in a 35-foot motorhome that includes a dual desk area, where they run their software and tech company. Outside Magazine reported that Dunphy, 42, and Ve Ard, 41, are among a growing number... Read more

EverGreen I-GO Intros 2 Bunkhouse Floorplans

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I-GO G291DBS interior EverGreen Recreational Vehicle LLC’s I-GO brand has added two bunkhouse floorplans. According to a press release, the new models provide more choices in kid-friendly bunkhouse models with large slide rooms that provide additional space for dining, gathering and sleeping. All the EverGreen I-GO brands are built lightweight for easy towing. The G240DBD features an open layout with plenty of room for the entire family. A large, single slide opens across from the kitchen... Read more

Cruise Inn Adds Two Iowa Facilities to Network

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Cruise Inn continued its nationwide development by adding two locations in Iowa – Walnut Acres Campground in Monticello and Lazy Acres RV Park in Center Point. Cruise Inn has 21 parks open or in development now in California, Colorado, Iowa, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. “This is an exciting time for Cruise Inn. Just a few weeks ago, we added our first East Coast park and now we are entering the Midwest with these two high-quality facilities in Iowa,” said Scott Anderson, president... Read more

Merrill Lynch a Bronze Partner for RVDA Show

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a Bronze Partner for the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 2-6 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. “We appreciate Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s strong relationship with dealers and their commitment to an educated and professional industry,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman Ron Shepherd... Read more

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