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Skyline Reports Net Loss in 4Q on Higher Sales

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Skyline Corp. reported a net loss on increased sales for its fourth quarter, ended May 31. The Wall Street Transcript reported that net sales for the period were $57.7 million compared to $48.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. Net sales for Skyline’s recreational vehicle segment totaled $14 million versus $19.3 million the previous year. Skyline reported a net loss of $2.56 million in the fourth quarter compared to net income of $45,000 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. On... Read more

INTransport Says Higher Rates Lift Recruitment

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Goshen, Ind.-based INTransport LLC announced today (Aug. 27) that it has experienced a surge in new driver recruitment since the implementation of the 20 cent driver procurement bonus by numerous RV OEMs three months ago. INTransport General Manager Gary Slabaugh noted, “The transportation industry faces a number of core issues that prevent an adequate supply chain of qualified delivery drivers. One of the biggest challenges is driver pay.” He added, “When the manufacturers decided... Read more

Camping World Announces ’15 Expansion Plan

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Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC today (Aug. 27) announced additional markets for their 2015 supercenter expansion and future development to meet customer needs for products and services across the United States. According to a news release, the newest developments will raise the total number of Camping World supercenters to just shy of 120 nationwide. Additionally, the company is under contract with land owners and existing dealerships actively pursuing new markets and acquisitions... Read more

Lifestyle Luxury RV Rolls Out Alfa Gold 3405RK

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Alfa Gold 3405RK fifth-wheel The new Alfa Gold 3405RK fifth-wheel from Lifestyle Luxury RV accommodates “families who love to gather in the kitchen” with a spacious rear kitchen equipped with a large corner range hood, pantry and kitchen window. Luxury Lifestyle RV is a division of Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC. “We wanted to give full-timers a coach that was not only built to withstand year round travel, but also feels like home,” explained... Read more

‘ROTV’ Adds Nashville Station to Coverage Area

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“Rollin’ On TV” announced that it has added WNAB TV 56 in Nashville, Tenn., to its expanding coverage area. According to a press release, WNAB is part of the Sinclair Broadcast Group. “Because Nashville is such a popular RV destination and also has a large number of RV owners, we have been working hard to find a station in the area to partner with,” noted Executive Producer Jose Moniz. “With college football season getting into full swing, WNAB is working on... Read more

Hirsch: Convention Provides One-Stop Training

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  Jeff Hirsch Editor’s Note: The following column, authored by Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Chairman Jeff Hirsch and appearing in the August issue of RV Executive Today, promotes the benefits of dealer training and the host of events scheduled during the upcoming RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. I believe it’s critical for dealers to constantly funnel new information into their dealerships. Feeding the business with a steady flow of knowledge engages employees... Read more

Airstream Adding Grand Tour to Interstate Line

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Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream Inc. announced the rollout of the Grand Tour in its popular Interstate Class B motorhome lineup. According to a press release, the Grand Tour will be available to dealers in early September. Compared to the standard Interstate range, Airstream said the Grand Tour design includes a larger galley with additional counter and multifunctional storage space, a flexible workspace desk and an expanded bathroom area, oversized refrigerator and freezer, standard power... Read more

Mich. Campgrounds Gearing Up for Fall Season

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Although the summer is winding down, many Michigan campgrounds are gearing up for a busy fall season, especially as the recreation vehicle industry continues to grow. The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) reported in a press release that according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 2013 Industry Profile, released in July, RV shipments reached 321,000 – their highest level since 2007 and a 12.4% increase compared to 2012. Additionally,... Read more

Atwood Names Johns as Aftermarket Sales Rep

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Jeff Johns Elkhart, Ind.-based Atwood Mobile Products LLC announced Jeff Johns as aftermarket Western region outside sales representative.  According to a press release, Johns has many years of OEM, supplier and distribution experience.  Trey Miller, director of aftermarket sales, noted, “We are excited to have Jeff on board. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will allow him to hit the ground running. We have assembled a strong team over the years and Jeff will help expand our... Read more

New RV Sales Center Planned For Goshen, Ind.

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A new recreational vehicle sales and display center could be on its way to the west side of Goshen, Ind. As reported by the Goshen News, members of the Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday (Aug. 26) approved a request by Dzung Nguyen and Jones Petrie Rafinski for developmental variances to allow an outside RV sales and display center to be established on a lot without a permanent building, and to allow 15 parking spaces where 23 spaces are required. According to the request, the subject property,... Read more

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