Thor Ind. Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend

March 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Industries Inc. announced that its board of directors approved at their March 15 meeting the payment of a regular quarterly dividend of 37 cents per share. The regular dividend is payable on April 13 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 30.  Read More →

Andina, Lazydays Ink Deal; Retailer Going Public

March 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Lazydays R.V. Center Inc. and Andina Acquisition Corp. II today (March 15) announced the closing of their previously announced business combination for Adina to acquire the Tampa area dealership from private investment funds managed by Wayzata Investment Partners LLC  and other minority shareholders. According to a press release, the acquisition was approved at Andina’s general meeting of shareholders held earlier today (March 15). The combined company was renamed Lazydays Holdings Inc.... Read more

FMCA’s 97th Convention Draws 6,000 to Georgia

March 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Exhibit area was wall-to-wall at FMCA convention The buzz is back. That, by and large, was the initial impression among opening day attendees at FMCA’s 97th International Convention and RV Expo as a sea of more than 2,700 motorhomes and 6,000 attendees descended on the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Ga. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the home page. Photos by Shawn Spence). In many respects, the Thursday-through-Sunday (Mar.... Read more

Dorsey to Serve as Keynote at RVDA Convention

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Jason Dorsey Best-selling author and acclaimed speaker Jason Dorsey will present “Crossing the Generational Divide” during the opening general session of the RV Dealers Convention/Expo on Nov. 6. The convention is sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. According to a press release, the provocative keynote address, made possible by convention Platinum Partner Wells Fargo CDF, features new generational truths... Read more

ROUTE 66, Meyer Distributing Form Partnership

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Following an extensive needs analysis and capabilities evaluation, Meyer Distributing has been selected by the ROUTE 66 RV Network to be a primary parts and accessory distributor. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with ROUTE 66, as we share the same core values that ultimately affect end users in a positive manner,” said Jason Lents, RV/towing sales manager at Meyer Distributing, in a press release. “As a family-owned and operated national RV parts distributor, we, like... Read more

NeXus Adding Bob Hurley RV to Dealer Network

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NeXus RV announced that it has partnered with Tulsa, Okla.-based Bob Hurley RV to sell and service its lineup of motorhomes. Tina Campbell, inventory and rental manager at Bob Hurley RV, stated in a press release, “We at Bob Hurley RV are so excited to be partnering with a company that has such a great reputation and product as the Nexus RV team does. The Ghost and Wraith product will be filling a niche in our inventory with it’s wonderful, innovative floorplans and competitive pricing. “There... Read more

Winegard Introduces ConnecT 2.0 Product Line

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Winegard Co. announced that the company has launched its ConnecT 2.0 family of products. According to a press release, the ConnecT 2.0 creates an RV hotspot and maximizes speed, reliability and range from both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE networks, ensuring customers can stay connected to their smartphones, laptops, media players and other devices. “Winegard is always innovating new ways to enhance and improve our customers’ experience with state-of-the-art,... Read more

Alde Heater is Now Compatible with ‘Truma iNet’

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Truma announced that users of its Alde Compact 3020 HE heater will now be able to integrate into the Truma iNet system, allowing them to operate all appliances from the app including controlling the heater and air conditioning system; adjusting the automatic climate control; and checking gas levels. According to a press release, customers connect the iNet Box to the RV’s heater. Truma noted that the new Alde control panel is required, which will be available in April. It can... Read more

Minard’s Leisure Garners ‘Best Managed’ Award

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K-Z Inc. announced that dealer partner Minard’s Leisure World of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada was awarded the designation as Best Managed – Gold Standard by professional services firm Deloitte. According to a press release, Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program recognizes Canadian privately-owned and managed companies that demonstrate exceptional business performance. This program highlights the excellence, innovation and impact these private companies have on the Canadian economy. After... Read more

U.S. Patent Issued For MOR/ryde’s ‘Step Above’

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Elkhart, Ind.-based MORryde International has been issued a U.S. patent for its Step Above entry step for towable RVs. According to a press release, Step Above is a lightweight step that stores in the doorway of the RV and provides towable owners with safe and secure footing while entering and exiting. “Our first step product was the rear step for toy hauler patio kits. Those steps were designed to go all the way to the ground and laid the foundation to design Step Above,” said Joe... Read more

Boat Groups are Uniting to Head Off ‘Trade War’

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The international marine industry is joining together in its call for a solution to a potential trade war. Soundings Trade Only reported that the International Council of Marine Industry Associations and the European Boating Industry have joined the National Marine Manufacturers Association in calling for a constructive solution to the current trade escalation between the United States and the European Union, according to the NMMA. “At the risk of repeating the vast majority of economic experts:... Read more

Investment Firm L Catterton is Acquiring Airxcel

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L Catterton, a global consumer-focused private equity firm, today (March 14) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Airxcel. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “L Catterton has an exemplary track record of building leading brands and a strong understanding of our industry, which makes them the ideal partner for Airxcel,” said Jeff Rutherford, president and CEO of Airxcel, in a press release. “We have invested significantly in innovation over the... Read more

Spartan, Entegra Debut ‘Connected Coach’ Tech

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Spartan Specialty Vehicles and Entegra Coach are set to unveil the 2019 model year Entegra Coach Cornerstone and Anthem Class A motorhomes featuring new Spartan Connected Coach technology at the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 97th International Convention and RV Expo in Perry, Ga., which opened today (March 15). To view a video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page. According to a press release, this year’s chassis improvements... Read more

Well-Attended WACO Convention Gets Underway

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WACO Convention featured “Best Idea” cracker barrel Highlighted by a full day of educational seminars and an evening of exchanging “best ideas,” the Wisconsin Association of Campground Owner’s (WACO) 2018 Convention got underway yesterday (March 14) at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wis. Set to run through Sunday, the event includes another day-and-a-half of seminars, a two-day trade show, and a variety of fundraisers. Deemed the largest campground... Read more

Airstream Interstate Top-Selling ‘B’ Diesel for ’17

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Airstream Inc. announced that the brand’s Interstate model is the No. 1 selling Class B diesel motorhome in the U.S. for the sixth consecutive year, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., capturing a 30% market share for 2017. “The quality of the travel experience offered by the Interstate is unparalleled, and our incredible dealers across the country continue to do an exceptional job showcasing the Interstate line,” said Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler in a press release.... Read more

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