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Skyline Retains Advisors For ‘Strategic Review’

October 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Elkhart, Ind.-based Skyline Corp. announced that its recently formed Special Committee of the Board of Directors has retained Western Reserve Partners LLC as its financial advisor and Ice Miller LLP as its legal advisor to assist the committee in its evaluation of strategic initiatives. Skyline recently sold its RV interests to Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC to concentrate on its manufactured housing business. According to a news release, the Special Committee is comprised... Read more

Snowbirds Migrating Early to Arizona RV Parks

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Snowbirds are arriving in Arizona two to four weeks ahead of schedule in what is shaping up to be a stronger winter season, according to RV park operators across the state. “I’m getting them coming in two weeks to a month earlier and they are extending out longer at the other end (of the winter season),” said Sabrina Welborn, office manager for the 265-site Silverview RV Resort in Bullhead City, in a press release. “The phone is ringing and I have a stack of emails to respond to to see who... Read more

Underberg to Direct Campers Inn Parts, Service

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Campers Inn, a New Hampshire-based dealership with nine locations across the East Coast, has announced the promotion of Russ Underberg to national service and parts director.   According to a press release, Underberg has extensive experience in RV service and parts as both manager and director, and most recently oversaw Campers Inn’s service and parts operations in North Carolina. In that position, he significantly contributed to the growth of both stores’ fixed operations. Earlier in his... Read more

Forest River Names Moran as Diesel Sales Rep

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Michael Moran Forest River Inc. announced the appointment of Michael Moran as regional sales representative for the company’s diesel motorhome products. “Michael has an extensive career in the RV industry. His 30-plus years of training and sales management is a great fit for our team of professionals,” stated Michael Peterson, diesel division sales and product manager, in a press release. “The timing is perfect for me to join this great team with Louisville and the ‘desert selling... Read more

Lance Posts Strong Sales at Pomona RV Show

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Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. reported strong sales during the recently completed California RV Show at the Pomona Fairplex. According to a press release, Galaxy Camper represented the builder’s truck campers while Richard’s Boat & RV handled sales of Lance’s travel trailers and toy haulers. “This year’s show was a huge success for us, with nearly a 100% increase in sales over last year,” said Gary Conley, national sales manager for Lancaster, Calif.-based Lance.... Read more

Allison Beats Estimates With Strong 3Q Report

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Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. on reported higher-than-expected revenue and profit in the third quarter.  The Indianapolis-based manufacturer had sales of $553 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, a 19% increase over the same period of 2013. Profit rose to $68.8 million, or 38 cents per share, up from $44.5 million, or 24 cents per share, in last year’s third quarter.Analysts had expected earnings per share of 30 cents on revenue of $501.6 million.The performance exceeded the guidance... Read more

B&W to Launch 16K Slider Hitch at SEMA Show

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B&W Trailer Hitches, a manufacturer of heavy-duty, engineered trailer hitches and aftermarket truck/trailer accessories, announced that it will introduce its new 16,000-pound Patriot rail-mounted fifth-wheel slider hitch at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev. According to a press release, the Patriot 16K RVK3270 hitch will be shown to the industry for the first time in B&W’s booth (30171) in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The versatile new 16,000-pound Patriot... Read more

RVDA’s Con/Expo Attendance Surpassing 2013

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With a couple of weeks still to go, the 2014 Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) International Convention & Expo already has surpassed last year’s attendance figure of 1,100 attendees by 15%. “It’s looking very, very good,” RVDA President Phil Ingrassia told RVBUSINESS.com. Billed as the “Passport to Excellence: Education & Training,” the RVDA Con/Expo, co-sponsored by the Virginia-based Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and RVDA of Canada, runs Nov. 10-14 at... Read more

TMC’s Diesel Brands Generate Sales in Pomona

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2015 Tuscany Class A interior The California RV show in Pomona provided a strong retailing venue for Thor Motor Coach’s (TMC) diesel pusher lines, including the Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo brands. “From every perspective, our diesel motorhomes were the buzz in Pomona. I think the retail public has really seen the advances we have made in the overall function and design of our motorhomes,” said Chris Carter, product manager for Thor Motor Coach, in a press release. The Palazzo was... Read more

Don Clark Donates $5,000 to RV Learning Center

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Don Clark, president and co-owner of Grand Design Recreational Vehicles Co., made a $5,000 personal donation to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center this month. According to a press release, donors to the Learning Center make it possible to invest in new technology and upgrade important resources like the Service Management Guide, which is soon to be released in its 11th edition. Financial support is critical to the mission of providing relevant, high quality education for dealership staff at an affordable... Read more

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