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Camping World Moves to Acquire McMahon’s RV

April 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Camping World Inc. President and CEO Marcus Lemonis confirmed with RVBUSINESS.com that the company has signed a letter of intent to acquire California-based McMahon’s RV. As previously reported, GE Commercial Distribution Finance (GECDF) filed suit in early April seeking a restraining order, claiming the high-profile retailer has an “out-of-trust” balance of just over $3.56 million. The alleged “default” stems from the closure of its outlet in Mesa, Ariz., and the subsequent distribution... Read more

XLR Announces Relaunch Of ‘Nitro’ Toy Haulers

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New Nitro toy hauler from XLR Forest River Inc.’s XLR division announced the relaunch of its Nitro line of toy haulers, according to a press release. The newly re-engineered wide-body Nitro utilizes lightweight laminated side walls, low energy LED lighting inside and out, plus a power awning featuring LED light effects for extended dry camping excursions. These lightweight towables, sporting bold exteriors and upgraded interiors, are designed to pair with 1/2- or 3/4-ton trucks. Each Nitro... Read more

Carefree RV Resorts, Tents for Troops Partnering

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Editor’s Note: The following is an exclusive report by RVing Examiner reporter Julian Gothard.  Scottsdale Arizona-based Carefree RV Resorts has joined the rapidly increasing roll of Tents for Troops (T4T) members and brought a further 28 RV resorts — including 14 Canadian parks — into the Castle Rock, Washington-based organization’s philanthropic military camping network. The RVing Examiner reported that the inclusion of select campgrounds from Carefree RV Resorts –... Read more

PRVCA RV Air Conditioner Course Begins in May

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The RV Air Conditioning course, hosted by Northampton Community College in conjunction with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), begins May 12 and runs through June 8. According to a press release, the program allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction. The course examines the roof-top air conditioner in detail. Revisiting the fundamentals of alternating current electricity also, the students jump... Read more

Strong Storm Rips Through Mississippi RV Park

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A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, damaging or destroying about a dozen RV trailers at one campground, downing trees and power lines and cutting electricity in some areas. As reported by the Associated Press, the straight line winds blew through the Santa Maria RV Park in Gautier at around 8 p.m. Monday (April 14), knocking some trailers off their blocks and overturning or destroying others. The roads leading up to the RV park were littered with debris, and none of the street... Read more

RVDA of Canada to Hold Apprenticeship Seminar

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  The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada will host a live web event entitled Cross-Cultural Apprentice Mentoring: Strategies for Success, slated for April 16 from 1-2 p.m. EDT. This webinar, which is currently only available in English, offers valuable insights on the impact of culture and race on mentoring in the trades. Presented by diversity expert Maureen Brown, it examines four key challenges that can arise between apprentices and journey persons of different backgrounds... Read more

Prime Time & Tredit Partnering on Tire Coverage

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Prime Time Manufacturing, in partnership with Tredit Tire and Wheel, is providing their customers with two new premium benefit programs that will “enhance the safety, convenience and overall ownership experience included with the purchase of a Prime Time recreational vehicle.” Tredit, the exclusive provider of tires to Prime Time is now offering the all-new Tredit Care Plus Emergency Roadside Service program as an added benefit when purchasing a Prime Time RV. “Tredit is proud to be... Read more

More Winter Texans Investing in Park Model RVs

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Like many states across the Sunbelt, Texas offers a welcome refuge for Midwesterners seeking to escape winter’s chill, according to a press release. In fact, growing numbers of Winter Texans enjoy the climate so much that they are investing in park model cottages, which they use as affordable vacation homes in RV parks and resorts across the Lone Star State. “Every year we like it a little more,” said Richard Neiner, a 68-year-old Missouri resident who spent this past winter in a park model... Read more

Dealer Webinar to Offer Online Advertising Keys

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RV dealerships interested in learning more about how to increase visibility, branding and lead generation may register now for RV Camping Connect’s free webinar, “Three Keys to Successful Online Advertising for Local Dealerships.” According to a press release, the session is slate for April 16 from 10-11 a.m. (PDT). RV dealers will learn about ways through which they can compete with national and local advertisers for the attention of the best, local prospects and customers and how... Read more

Backing for Va. RV Park is Part of Scam Scheme

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The plan called for an RV park on 337 acres overlooking the James River in Surry County, Va. It would have a water park and a golf course and a water taxi to ferry tourists across the river to Williamsburg and Jamestown, the Virginian-Pilot reported. The roads were built and the sewer lines were laid. But in the end, the property remains barren and a local doctor is out more than $300,000. His partner, according to federal authorities, fleeced the doctor, and maybe others, and took off. The partner... Read more

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