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VIDEO 2: ‘ROTV’ Examines Growth in Class B’s

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This week’s “Rollin’ On TV” show features a look at class B motorhomes and how they are gaining such popularity. Plus, ROTV checks out the new PleasureWay Plateau XL widebody B-van with the new Murphy Bed setup. Evanne Schmarder continues her RV adventures in Australia traveling to Ballarat, Victoria, and preparing a local food staple called “Damper.” To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Lippert Components Sponsoring ‘Logan’s Run’

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Elkhart, Ind.-based Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) is sponsoring this year’s Logan’s Run in South Bend on Aug. 2, an annual event held by the Logan Center which aids people with disabilities. According to a press release, a team of about 50 chassis division employees and their family members have volunteered to help out during the race. They will man water tables, flip pancakes, guide runners and various other tasks to assist in making the event successful. “My wife spent several years... Read more

RVIA Inspectors Conducted Bi-Annual Meeting

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

    RVIA Vice President of Standards Bruce Hopkins (L) presents employee service award to  Senior Inspector Curt Richardson The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) team of inspectors and staff from the Standards and Education department met for their bi-annual meeting in early July at the association’s Elkhart office. According to a report in RVIA Today Express, these types of meetings are held regularly to help maintain and improve the consistency in the standards... Read more

‘Airstream Parks’ Pop Up Across Golden State

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Palo Alto, Calif., in his rear-view mirror, Keith Orchard and family headed down Highway 101 in their SUV, Santa Barbara-bound. As reported by the Sacramento Bee, they were off to vacation with two other families, take in the cool ocean breeze, soak up the city’s chill vibe and catch the city’s annual wacky and weird Solstice Parade, at which a city councilman dons a jester’s hat and the mayor presides atop a “Game of Thrones” float. And this eyebrow-raiser, too: They... Read more

RVIA Assigns Space for 2014 Louisville Show

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Fifty-seven manufacturers and 189 suppliers were assigned display space totaling 749,903 square feet for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 52nd Annual National RV Trade Show during the annual space drawing held July 18 at association headquarters in Reston, Va. This is an increase over the 711,649 square feet of exhibit space assigned at the same time last year. In the manufacturer category, Ford Motor Co., Detroit, Mich., drew the first assignment, followed by Spartan Chassis... Read more

Sika Corp. Promotes Beth Nix In R&D Division

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sika Region NA Automotive and Target Market Industry announced the promotion of Beth Nix in research and development. Nix was promoted to senior technician, research and development, reporting to Julie Sherman, lab manager, research and development. Nix joined Sika in February 2008 as a technician for R&D. In this position over the past six years she has provided development and testing support for automotive and industry products and more recently has been focused on new product development... Read more

Keystone’s Hideout Division Has Record Sales

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Keystone Hideout travel trailer Keystone RV Co.’s Hideout division is experiencing record growth this year. The Goshen, Ind.-based Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary reported in a press release that the division, which includes Hideout travel trailers and fifth-wheels as well as Retreat destination trailers, has increased retail sales by 28% year-to-date through June and shows 52% growth over the past two years. At no other time in the brand’s 14-year history has Hideout retailed as many RVs. “Not... Read more

Two Die as Tornado Hits Virginia Campground

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Two people died after tornado touched down today (July 24) in an Eastern Shore campground in Capetown, Va., according to State Police. USA Today reported that around 10 a.m., rescue squads still were finding people injured and at least 20 people already were in a triage area, emergency officials responding to Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort said. More than 1,000 vacationers were at the campground. The area around the campground where the twister hit was under a tornado warning at the... Read more

Dometic Adds Two RV OEM Account Managers

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Brent Clark Dometic Corp. announced the addition of  two new RV OEM sales account managers operating out of its RV headquarters in Elkhart, Ind. According to a news release, Brent Clark comes to Dometic with a bachelor’s from Indiana University at South Bend (IUSB) in business administration and 15 years in the RV supplier field, most recently as vice president of sales at LaSalle Bristol in Elkhart. His experience includes product development, budget management, distribution, customer service... Read more

Cequent Donation Will Benefit Freedom Center

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Cequent Performance Products recently donated a supply of provisions to the Freedom Center. According to a press release, the Freedom Center is a place where members of the military, their families, and veterans can relax during their travels. The Freedom Center is located at the Detroit Metro Airport and at the Military Entrance Processing Command. “Neither of these locations is far from our Plymouth, Mich., headquarters,” says John Kroll, senior technical service representative and volunteer... Read more

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