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Finance Firm Invests in Expert RV Park Models

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Toronto, Ontario-based Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp. (GRC) announced an investment in Calgary, Alberta-based Expert RV Park Models. Expert received $1.25 million with an option, if agreed upon by both companies, for Grenville to advance an additional $754,730 at a later date. In exchange for this advance, Grenville will receive a royalty based on Expert Home’s gross revenue within Grenville’s average royalty rate of between 1% and 4%. Expert Home builds single-piece, self-contained... Read more

Airstream Retailer Moving to New Site in Idaho

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Drivers in Idaho’s Canyon County may notice an extraordinary number of Airstream travel trailers going down the freeway this weekend. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that the Airstream Adventure dealership in Nampa is moving to Caldwell and will transfer the iconic silver trailers from the old location to the new one with the help of a local Airstream club. The dealership opened in Nampa three years ago, but the location wasn’t ideal, because it separated the sales and service departments... Read more

Carefree Adding ‘Central Park’ to Fla. Porftolio

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Carefree Communities Inc., owner and operator of over 100 manufactured home communities and RV resorts, is further expanding its presence in the Florida market with the acquisition of Central Park, a manufactured home and RV community in Haines City, Fla. This acquisition is the 40th for Carefree Communities in the last 24 months. Carefree reported in a statement that the Central Park communities were acquired on April 23. “The two communities were the perfect addition to Carefree’s rapidly... Read more

Dixie RV Claims Copyright Violation in Lawsuit

April 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A Louisiana dealership has sued a Texas business and its successor entity, alleging copyright violation. The Louisiana Record reported that Dixie Motors, doing business as Dixie RV Superstores of Hammond, filed a lawsuit April 20 in U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana against Motor Home Specialist and Motor Home Specialist Management, citing intellectual property infringement in a September 2012 case. The plaintiff is a large recreational vehicle outlet with three locations.... Read more

Travel Lite Holds ‘Harley Giveaway’ for Dealers

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New Paris, Ind.-based Travel Lite Inc. announced its Spring Harley Davidson Giveaway, offering current and new dealers the chance to win a Harley motorcycle. According to a press release, a drawing for the 2015 Harley Davidson V-Rod Night-Rod Special will be held via a live Skype broadcast on May 29 at 4 p.m. EDT. Dealers can earn raffle tickets by selling: Truck campers  • One ticket per superlite order (625 thru 770 numbered units). • Two tickets per standard size models (800 thru 960R). •... Read more

Lifestyle Luxury RV Sees Rapid Growth in 2015

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Editor’s Note: To view a video offering an inside look at Lifestyle Luxury RV click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. Lifestyle Luxury RV announced today (April 30) that based on Statistical Surveys Inc. reports the Middlebury, Ind.-based builder has increased retail registrations by 88% year-to-date. According to a news release, the growth far exceeds the 12% increase in the $80,000 to $110,000 luxury fifth-wheel segment for 2015. “We are very proud... Read more

RV Sales Boost Patrick Ind. First-Quarter Gains

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Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier Patrick Industries Inc. today (April 30) reported double-digit gains in revenue and net income for its first quarter, boosted by strong RV performance. Net sales for the first quarter increased $53.3 million, or 31.3%, to $223.4 million from $170.1 million in the same quarter of 2014. The growth was primarily attributable to a 35% increase in the company’s revenue from the RV industry, which represented 78% of first-quarter sales. Sales to the manufactured housing... Read more

Ultralightweight Freespirit Camper Fills a Niche

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Editor’s Note: The following is a report by gizmag reporting on the new Spitfire XT camping trailer developed and built by Bend, Ore.-based Freespirit Recreation. To view the full story along with additional photos click here. The idea of overnighting in your vehicle as you travel the countryside is one that has enough timeless romanticism to appeal to everyone from high school graduates delaying the impending weight of everyday responsibility to retirees living out their post-career days... Read more

Report: Auto Sales for April Could Be ‘Startling’

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Sales of new cars continue to rise right along with the economy, according to a report by USA Today. Now that winter has been completely shaken off, April auto sales may be startling, a popular auto-buying website is predicting. In fact, they may hit the highest level for a single month in a decade. April auto sales will hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 16.8 million, says TrueCar.com. New vehicle sales will rise 6.8% compared to the same month last year. Among brands, Subaru is likely to... Read more

Canada RV, Camping Groups Lobby Parliament

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Representatives from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) are on Parliament Hill today (April 30) urging the federal government to address critical small business and infrastructure needs. According to a press release, RVing in Canada has a considerable economic impact as the manufacturing, purchasing, servicing and use of recreation vehicles contributes billions – both directly and indirectly – to the Canadian economy each... Read more

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