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‘Peace, Love and Winnebago’ Ad Strikes a Chord

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Capturing a piece of Americana embodied in the Flying W logo and “eyebrow design” that distinguished Winnebago Industries Inc.’s 1960s era motorhomes, the company has successfully resurrected those iconic symbols of the road in its line of Brave and Tribute Class A gas motorhomes. “The retro styling has really been well received by buyers,” Winnebago Director of Marketing Chad Reece told RVBUSINESS.com. “It harkens back to the original look when we launched our first motorhome. We’re... Read more

Avery Transport Driver Earns Million Mile Award

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Pictured (L-R): Jack Cole, president, Avery Transport; Lacey Barnett, logistics specialist; Terrance Benton, lead driver; Erika Kazee, fleet manager; Elliotte Fajardo, general manager; Chuck Enslin, safety & compliance manager. Avery Transport Inc. announced that one of the company’s professional drivers has earned the prestigious “Million Mile Award” and driver recognition from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC). According to a press release, NASTC represents... Read more

RV General Store Breaks Ground on All-New Site

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Okla.-based RV General Store, with operations in Norman and Oklahoma City, broke ground Nov. 10 on the company’s new site in Newcastle. The company reported in a press release that upon completion, the dealership’s current locations will be closed and all operations will be consolidated into the Newcastle location. RV General Store currently employs 25 people but expects to add more positions at the Newcastle location as the business continues to grow. Founded in 1982, the company is owned... Read more

Winegard to Unveil Rayzar Antenna in Louisville

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Winegard’s Rayzar Automatic Antenna Winegard Co. will be showcasing its all-new Rayzar Automatic antenna as part of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show, Dec. 2-4 in Louisville Ky. According to a press release, the Rayzar Automatic is a fully automatic HD TV antenna that quickly scans for all available local broadcast channels. Burlington, Iowa-based Winegard will unveil the Rayzar Automatic at its display in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s... Read more

NADA: Auto Sales will Increase Over 3% in 2015

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Continued economic improvement, low interest rates and cheap gasoline will help new-vehicle sales rise more than 3% to nearly 17 million units next year, the most since 2005, according to forecasts from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Automotive News reported that NADA sees U.S. new vehicle sales growing to 16.94 million units in 2015 from a projected 16.4 million this year, as U.S. gross domestic product grows 3.1%, compared with an estimated 2.1% this year. Through October,... Read more

‘Silver Bullets’ Still Evoking a Sense of Nostalgia

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Of all the possible answers to the call of the open road, perhaps none is more compelling than the Airstream travel trailer. As reported by BBC, though these glinting gray whales of the highway have been manufactured in the U.S. since the 1930s, Airstreams are selling at record numbers, with the company reporting a 50% increase in revenue for fiscal year 2014. And while Bob Wheeler, Airstream president and CEO, attributes the growth to such factors as an expanded dealer network, accelerated marketing... Read more

SSI: Canadian Towable Sales Gain 1.2% for Sept.

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Editor’s Note: The data for September Canadian towable sales in the New Brunswick province was incomplete and are not included in totals. To offer a fair comparison the New Brunswick totals for 2013 have also been removed. Year-over-year Canadian towable sales edged up 1.2% in September but showed a 5.8% decline for the first nine months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Results by segment showed: • Sales in the travel trailer sector rose 2.7% in September but... Read more

VIDEO 2: Overview of Forest River’s Vibe Trailer

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Today’s video comes from KZRV LP offering a rundown of the features and benefits on its Durango fifth-wheel. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

RV Cooking Show Lands 11 Award Nominations

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Evanne Schmarder Evanne Schmarder’s “RV Cooking Show” and its Australian brand, “RV Cooking Show Australia: 90 Days Downunder” have been nominated for 11 Annual Taste Awards, according to a press release. Nomination categories include Best New Series, Best Branded Program and Best of Australia, among others. Taste Awards nominees are selected from nomination submissions by the Academy of Taste Makers, a diverse and respected association of food and wine editors, writers... Read more

LSI Recognizes Top Performing Jellystone Parks

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Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) has presented its annual awards to exemplary Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort franchisees throughout the U.S. and Canada. According to a press release, the awards were issued Nov. 13 on the final day of LSI’s annual symposium in Covington, Ky., in the following categories: Camp-Resort of the Year: This is LSI’s highest honor. It is given to the camp-resort whose facilities and operators exceed all Jellystone Park standards. Recipients must be Pinnacle Club... Read more

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