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Bowlus Launches Lithium-Powered Luxury Trailer

August 18, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Not every travel trailer is about roughin’ it in The Great Outdoors. Some are about enjoying the finer things in life while being off the grid, and that’s what Bowlus specializes in. According to a CNET report, the company is taking its old school, high-end design even further with the introduction of the Road Chief Lithium+, the world’s first travel trailer operating under lithium power. As the name would suggest, it uses a lithium battery to keep its various gadgetry running —... Read more

RVAA Selects New Board Members At Conference

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The Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA) announced three new board members and one re-elected member to its 2016-2017 board of directors during the business luncheon portion of its annual Executive Conference now underway (Aug. 15-19) at the Loews Hotel on North Park Drive in Chicago. All board members will serve a three-year term. Appointments include: • Bruce Terwiske from Meyer Distributing joins the board as a representative for the distributor board. • John Tinghitella... Read more

Boat Sales Weather Rough July, See 5.7% Decline

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Recreational boating weathered a rough July as sales fell across most major industry categories. Soundings Trade Only reported that sales fell 7% in the main powerboat segments to 12,459 boats and 5.7% industrywide to 23,296, from the same month last year in 28 early-reporting states that represent about 64% of the U.S. market, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. Down in January, but up in February and especially in March — when sales rose 20% industrywide in the early-reporting states — the... Read more

Wyoming RV Park Marking 80th Year of Operation

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The Phillips family, who owns, manages and operates Phillips RV Park in Evanston, Wyo., are celebrating the business’ 80th anniversary this summer. As reported by the Uinta County Herald, over the past eight decades, the park has physically changed, but the family’s desire to stick together and create a lasting impression on their customers has not. During the spring of 1936, Phillips Camp and Sinclair Service was established in Evanston by Bona Elbert and Maggie Phillips. The business offered... Read more

OPEC Rumors Catching Up With U.S. Gas Prices

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Rumors of possible action from major oil-producing nations are spilling over to the retail sector, putting upward pressure on U.S. fuel prices, analysts said. UPI reported that Motor club AAA reports a national average retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at $2.12, relatively unchanged from one week ago and 4% less than one month ago. In its weekly retail report, AAA said stability overall masks volatility at the regional level. “As is frequently the case, the Midwest features... Read more

Camping, Outdoor Recreation Continue to Evolve

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From canvas tents to Class A motorhomes, how we camp is changing as technology improves and the outdoor industry adapts military technology for use by the average consumer, Iowa Public Radio reported. Recreational camping became a hobby in the United States in the early 1900s when wealthy business owners would hire guides to take them up into the Adirondack Mountains, according to Martin Hogue, who teaches architecture in the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at the State University... Read more

Report: Fed Still Waffling on September Rate Hike

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Federal Reserve officials believed last month that near-term risks to the U.S. economy had subsided and that an interest rate increase could soon be warranted. But they did not indicate when they would likely raise rates. The Associated Press reported that the minutes of their July 26-27 meeting, released Wednesday (Aug. 17), show that officials were encouraged by a rebound in job growth. They also took note of a stabilization of financial markets after a bout of turbulence triggered by Britain’s... Read more

NATDA Prepares for Record Attendance at Confab

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The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) is preparing for record attendance at its 9th Annual NATDA Trade Show as almost 600 dealerships have registered.   “Dealers are still registering to come to our show,” said Executive Director Jesse Battle, adding, “which only reaffirms that our efforts to grow the trade show has been impactful on the trailer industry.” The event will run Sept. 8-10 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. According to a press release, the... Read more

Rear View Safety Names Weaver Director of Sales

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Jean-Paul Weaver Rear View Safety, a supplier of backup camera systems announced that Jean-Paul Weaver has joined the company as director of sales, the company reported in a press release. Weaver will lead new sales initiatives by creating partnerships with OEM’s, dealers, and customers. Prior to joining Rear View Safety, he spent several years as a product manager for Yamaha Motor and Avery Dennison, as well as managing a small family-owned graphics business.  “With our recent partnership... Read more

Forest River FROG Rally Fills Indiana Fairgrounds

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The Forest River Owners Group (FROG) Rally, running Aug. 14-20 at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind., has taken on a life of its own. In just four years, the rally – which offers attendees a host of activities including several trips, 75 educational seminars, 65 vendors and no-cost factory service – has quadrupled from just 208 units the first year to a record turnout this year of 800 RVs and 1,630 members coming from 42 states, two Canadian provinces and New Zealand. In fact,... Read more

RVB Top 50 Dealer Awards Program is ‘Well Timed’

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The 2016 RV Business Top 50 Dealer Awards program will again showcase U.S. and Canadian RV retailers nominated by RV manufacturers for their professionalism in most every aspect of their commercial enterprises – from showrooms to F&I offices and service bays — as well as their civic and charitable pursuits. And judging by some of the critical news headlines that have cropped up over the past year regarding more stringent federal regulations and the need to upgrade customer satisfaction... Read more

‘National RV Supply’ Gains 1,000 Dealer Accounts

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National RV Supply hit another major milestone by reaching 1,000 independent dealer accounts since launching in late March 2016.  “The dealers have tested us with orders to ensure that our pricing promise of significant savings holds true and they have responded with more orders,” stated John A. Sirpilla, chief business development officer and president for National RV Supply, an affiliate of Camping World Inc. “We are keeping our warehouses stocked and making sure we are meeting the demand... Read more

Cequent Debuting Velocity Series High-Speed Jack

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Cequent Performance Products recently released the Velocity Series High-Speed Jack. According to a press release, the BULLDOG-branded hydraulic jack (PN 185400) offers a variety of benefits including short installation time, 24-inch screw travel, and fast lifting speeds. “Since 1920, BULLDOG has been the trusted brand that meets the needs of consumers; that’s a tradition we take seriously,” said Todd Walstrom, vice president and general manager of Cequent Performance Products trailer division.... Read more

Riverside will Intro RPM Toy Hauler at Open House

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Peru, Ind.-based Riverside Travel Trailers will debut its new RPM brand of toy haulers at the upcoming Elkhart County RV Open House. “RPM toy haulers have taken on a life of their own” said Jerry Sell, vice president and general manager, in a press release. “A year ago we had one toy hauler floorplan as a part of our Riverside line of travel trailers. Now we are going in to the Open House with a separate branded toy hauler line complete with seven floorplans from 18 to 36 feet.” The... Read more

RVIA-RVDA is Testing New Certification Exam Tool

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A new remote proctoring solution for RV technician certification exams is set to be tested over the next six months. During a trial period that begins today (Aug. 17), all testing will be proctored using “Remote Proctor Now” from Software Secure, an on-demand, online exam proctor that will offer certification candidates flexibility in scheduling, registration, and test taking. The program meets RV Service Technician Certification Governing Board’s standards for test integrity and security. The... Read more

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