VIDEO 2: Airstream Boom Embodies Economy

January 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s video comes from NBC News offering a look at the legacy and the success of Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream Inc. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.        Read More →

Goshen News: RV Jobs Thriving in Elkhart Co.

January 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following is an editorial that ran in the Goshen News touting the resurgence of the RV industry in Indiana’s Elkhart County, and the rollout of a planned RV job training program at Ivy Tech. This past week Tamara Keith of National Public Radio came to Elkhart County to report on the area’s slow and steady economic recovery from the Great Recession of 2009 that shuttered many RV manufacturing plants and left thousands without a job. At that time Elkhart County’s... Read more

Report: RV Sales Soar in Australia During ’14

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As car companies prepare to pull out of Australia, one motor-related industry has a good news story to tell. ABC News Australia reported that production of recreational vehicles, whether towed caravans or self-powered motorhomes, is booming. It is expected when final figures are released they will show Australian manufacturers built about 22,000 RVs in 2014. That is about four times the number the industry built just 20 years ago. The RV industry differs greatly from the car industry with at least... Read more

VIDEO 1: ‘ROTV’ Update on First-Time RVers

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On this week’s segment of “Rollin’ On TV” (ROTV), the crew revisits first-time RVers Randy and Pat Kolb. ROTV joined the Kolbs six months ago when they purchased their first travel trailer, tracking them through all the buying and orientation procedures and accompanying them on their first weekend camp out. This week, ROTV reports on how they are enjoying RVing and looks at what changes they made in their trailer to better fit their needs. Also, the show features an in-depth... Read more

Elkhart Co. Ivy Tech Offering RV Job Training

January 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Breaking into the RV industry can be tough without any experience, but a new program at Ivy Tech’s ’s Elkhart County campus aims to make process a little easier. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, the Ivy Tech Community College RV Industry Production Associate program is a 40-hour, five-day course that gives students hands-on training for RV and RV-related jobs. “We created this one-week training program in order to give potential employees the chance to get a little bit of experience... Read more

Tiffin Family Members Opening Fiver Facility

January 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Vanleigh RV, a startup company owned by members of the Tiffin family, is setting up a facility for the manufacture of fifth-wheels in an industrial park in Mississippi’s Tishomingo County. Officials tell The Daily Corinthian that Vanleigh RV is locating in an 88,000-square-foot building in the Tri-State Commerce Park off U.S. Highway 72 in Burnsville. Vanleigh expects to begin production in March and will initially create 75 new jobs. County Development Foundation Executive Director Gary Matthews... Read more

TrailManor Consolidating Operations in Neb.

January 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In a release posted on Facebook, TrailManor Manufacturing Co. LLC announced the company is moving its Tennessee manufacturing operations to Nebraska, where it will consolidate the manufacturing of their classic collapsible models with the manufacturing of the new TrailManor RISE travel trailers. The facility in Nebraska is much larger and more suited for their business, plus the state provides incentives that make the move promising, company officials said. “It was a difficult decision, change... Read more

Lazydays to Mark ‘Airstream Store’ Opening

January 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Lazydays RV will hold a grand opening ceremony at its Tucson, Ariz., location marking the launch of “The Airstream Store at Lazydays.” According to a press release, Lazydays Tucson and Airstream have “partnered to create a fun new way to explore and purchase a slice of Americana.” The ribbon-cutting event is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. with a cocktail reception to follow. Designed by Wayne Swan of Intertech Interiors, the building’s innovative design reflects iconic Airstream design... Read more

Country Coach Friends Sets Rally Schedule

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Country Coach Friends Inc. (CCFI), an international chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) with business partners nationwide, announced its 2015 events schedule with rallies in Texas and Oregon planned. “My wife Juanita and I have made many life-long friends through our rallying with motorhome clubs over the years. Country Coach Friends is the friendliest club we’ve ever belonged to, so I was happy to step up and take my turn as president and am excited for the 2015 rallies we’ve... Read more

NeXus Targets Class A Diesel Pusher Market

January 23, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

Bentley Class A diesel pusher by NeXus RV NeXus RV couldn’t have asked for a bigger splash when it dove into the Class A motorhome business with the debut of its first diesel pusher, an all-new, 34-foot Bentley, at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa. The Elkhart, Ind.-based factory-direct motorhome manufacturer ended up selling six of the 36-foot, rear-bedroom, four-slide coaches at the Tampa Show. The overwhelming response has prompted NeXus to double its production plans from one Bentley per week... Read more

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