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Calif.-Based Don’s RV Center is Set for Expansion

December 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Ceres, Calif.-based Don’s RV Center is set for expansion following the Stanislaus County Planning Commission’s recent approval of the company’s plans to create an additional RV yard, the Turlock Journal reports. “We’ve simply outgrown the space we’re in,” said owner Don Clark. “We’re expanding because the economy is good, and all the signs are good.” The expansion will take place in three phases, and when completed will bring an additional 101 RV parking spaces to the business. According... Read more

VIDEO 2: Lance Camper Showcases ‘RV Lifestyle’

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As part of its new enhanced website, Lance Camper Mfg. Corp. promotes the RV lifestyle through a video highlighting the adventure and freedom of RVing while traveling in a Lance truck camper or towable RV. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.      Read More →

RVAA Poll: Aftermarket Posts Strong Year in 2016

December 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

New data suggests it’s been a strong year for the RV aftermarket and feelings are generally positive for 2017, according to a Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA) member survey conducted last month. Results showed:   • 96% of all respondents report their 12-month net earnings (after taxes) in the RV aftermarket were higher, or about the same, compared to the previous year. The majority (64%) reported higher net earnings, and 32% reported being flat. Only 5% indicated a decline. •... Read more

Supplier Showcase: Infinite, ITC, Remco and RVS

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Editor’s Note: This is the 10th of several installments in a Louisville Show spotlight focusing on the supply side that have run on RVBUSINESS.com over the past few weeks. Several dozen products from nearly as many industry suppliers in Louisville are highlighted in the series. Infinite Polymer Solutions Inc. Rexoseal RV Elastomeric Roof System Rexoseal RV Elastomeric Roof System, an affordable do-it-yourself product manufactured by Infinite Polymer Solutions Inc., has a unique process of embedding... Read more

Nexus Rolling Out Roadside Assistance Initiative

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Nexus RV announced the addition of exclusive roadside assistance benefits as a standard feature on every new Nexus RV motorhome purchase. “Each new Nexus RV motorhome purchase will now come with this service for one year — free of charge.” stated Dave Middleton, president of Elkhart, Ind.-based Nexus RV, in a press release. “This is just one more advantage of being a Nexus RV owner as we continually strive to be the best in the industry.” Nexus RV roadside assistance benefits offer technical... Read more

Texas Jellystone Earns ‘Camp-Resort of the Year’

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Cabin accommodations at Rustic Creek Ranch Six years ago, Ronnie Bowyer and his staff at Rustic Creek Ranch in Burleson, Texas, made a strategic decision to join Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park-Resort network as a way of targeting families who wanted a fun place to camp with lots of organized activities and wholesome family entertainment. But Bowyer and his staff didn’t stop there. According to a press release, they continued to improve the North Texas Jellystone Park with many new rental accommodations... Read more

Auto Sales Rebound During November, Rise 3.6%

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After three straight monthly dips, U.S. light-vehicle sales in November rose 3.6% from a year earlier, helped by more generous deals and strong truck demand. Automotive News reported that Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and General Motors posted increases in November as a rise in incentive spending helped put the industry back on a winning track. Industrywide sales hit a record for the month — 1.378 million — easily topping the 1.328 million mark in Nov. 2001. Light-truck deliveries, behind... Read more

Optronics Rolls out LED ‘Light Guide’ Technology

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Optronics International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, has introduced several new 4-inch round and 6-inch oval LED stop, tail, turn lamps that employ a newly engineered method of light delivery According to a press release, Light Guide technology allows LED light to be transmitted from one location in the lamp to another and enables the illumination of complex shapes and patterns. Using optical principles reminiscent of fiber-optic technology, Light Guide... Read more

REV Hosts NASCAR Championship VIP Weekend

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REV Group kicked off its VIP weekend at Miami-Homestead for NASCAR Championship with Friday night cocktails and dinner on the SeaFair, a megayacht event venue. Shown in photo, the legendary Roger Penske (C) visits REV display. Guests enjoyed views of the Miami skyline as the 228-foot-long yacht charters through the Biscayne Bay. Saturday’s guests watched the race from The Tavern, REV’s own private in-field accommodations complete with lounge setup and Florida-inspired food. Sunday’s guests... Read more

Sonny’s RV Service Manager Wins WFCO Contest

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Mike Rone, service and parts manager for Sonny’s RV in Evansville, Wyo., was the winner of a GoPro wearable video camera in WFCO Electronics’ drawing held at the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas Nov. 7-11. Attendees who visited the WFCO booth during the event and answered a few questions about the company and its products was entered in the drawing. Rone’s winning entry was pulled by Julie Newhouse, marketing manager for the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association... Read more

Ala. Camping World Supporting Fire Relief Efforts

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Layne Schumann, an RV sales associate at Camping World in Calera, Ala., knows RV camping and RV campers. He also knows the places RVers in Alabama love to visit. “If you’re not going to the beach, you’re going to the mountains, places like Gatlinburg, Tenn.,” he said. AL.com reported that Gatlinburg and the surrounding area including Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been devastated by wild fires over the last week, the extent of which is now yet fully known. Schumann... Read more

Indiana is Riding the Wave as RV Industry Surges

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If you pass an RV on the highway, you might wonder where someone is going on vacation. But thousands of workers in Indiana don’t care. They are just happy another RV is rolling down the road. As reported by WAVE TV, about 435,000 RVs will be ordered by dealers in 2017, according to the RV show for retailers this week in Louisville, Ky. Orders for RVs have never been higher. The Hoosier State is responsible for more than 80% of all RVs built in America. Manufacturing jobs are flourishing in Elkhart... Read more

Supply Side: Cequent, Command, D&W, Equalizer

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: This is the ninth of several installments in a Louisville Show spotlight focusing on the supply side that has run on RVBUSINESS.com over last few weeks. Several dozen products from nearly as many industry suppliers showcased in Louisville are highlighted during the series. Cequent Performance Products BULLDOG 4,000-Pound Capacity Powered A-Frame Jack BULLDOG (Booth No. 136) has introduced a 4,000-pound capacity Powered A-Frame Jack (PNs: 500199 & 500200). With 22 inches... Read more

CURT Engineering Develops Real-Towing Testing

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CURT towing test sets new standard CURT Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of U.S.-made towing products, has developed new testing capabilities at its engineering facility in Wixom, Mich. According to a press release, the multifaceted, three-axis, real-time test allows CURT to prove the safety of its hitches and is “setting a new standard in the towing industry in North America.” (To view a video of the testing process click here or scroll to the Video 2 slot on the RVBUSINESS.com... Read more

Wells Fargo is Launching ‘CDFconnect’ Program

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Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), part of Wells Fargo & Co. announced the official launch of CDFconnect, a knowledge sharing program that delivers tools, subject matter experts, and training to help CDF’s network of 40,000 dealers, and 2,000 distributors and manufacturers grow their businesses. According to a press release, customers who use CDFconnect will have access to business resources that can help to increase revenues, improve margins, gain market presence, and increase... Read more

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