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Airstream Stresses Design with New Globetrotter

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Airstream showed its new Globetrotter trailer in Louisville (Photo by Shawn Spence) Editor’s Note: In the following Q&A conducted by Interior Design, Airstream Inc. President and CEO Bob Wheeler outlines the company’s collaboration with Astheimer Limited to create the new Globetrotter travel trailer.  Airstream Inc., the riveted aluminum travel trailer originally designed in the 1930’s by Hawley Bowlus, the creator of Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, has... Read more

KPA Webinar Will Examine HR Prep for New Year

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KPA, in conjunction with the Mike Molino RV Learing Center, will be conducting a webinar on Dec. 14 from 1-2 p.m. (EST) examining what human resource personnel should do to prepare for the new year. To register click here.  Attendees will learn: Major state regulatory updates taking effect in January 2018. Updates on state labor posters. Reminders on federal best practices. General tips on how to start your year off right. KPA’s Christina Johnson and Kelly Pinkerton will be... Read more

nüCamp Adds Cirrus 920 to Truck Camper Lineup

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nüCamp RV announced the expansion of the company’s truck camper line to include the Cirrus 920, designed specifically for long-bed trucks. According to a press release, the Cirrus 920 features high-end European interior styling, built-in storage in the bathroom, an ambient lit, stainless steel mosaic tile backsplash in the kitchen, slide-out pantry, and a 28-inch TV in the dinette. Customers can also opt for a slide-in oven, generator and a second TV in the cabover. nüCamp, a builder... Read more

WFCO Intros WF-9500 Power Center in Louisville

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WFCO Electronics, a supplier of power products to the RV industry, showcased its new WF-9500 Series power center at the company’s booth during last week’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.  According to a press release, today’s RVs are equipped with slideouts, appliances, electronics and Bluetooth enabled accessories that require more power and more circuits to manage these demands. The WF-9500 power center can handle multiple power... Read more

Late Change in Senate Tax Bill Helps Car Dealers

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One of the late-night, last-minute changes to the Senate’s tax reform bill is a huge break for auto dealers. WGNO reported that the tax reform bill will lower taxes on many corporations, as promised. But in its original form it would have meant higher taxes for most car dealers. That’s because the bill imposed new limits on the interest payments businesses can write off, capping any deduction at 30% of a company’s income. Auto dealers pay a lot more in interest than many other businesses because... Read more

NHTSA: Several RV Manufacturers Issuing Recall

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Editor’s Note: The following is the latest RV recall list compiled by the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA). • Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling 9,930 2016-2018 Jay Flight SLX recreational trailers equipped with a 35 amp power converter. The electrical circuit from the battery does not have overcurrent protection such as a fuse or circuit breaker. For additional information click here. • Entegra Coach is recalling 1,598 2016-2018 Aspire, Anthem, Cornerstone, and Insignia... Read more

RVIA: National Media Honing in on the RV Arena

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After working at last week’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Kevin Broom, director of media relations for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), found himself in northern Indiana today (Dec. 4) shepherding a crew from CBS Evening News. The television crew was to visit Jayco Inc. in Middlebury, Ind., for a “feel-good” segment to close out the network’s evening newscast either Tuesday or Wednesday this week. RVIA Director of Media Relations Kevin Broom “Basically,... Read more

‘LCI Industries’ Reaches 52-Week High Milestone

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Stock for LCI Industries hit a new 52-week high on Friday (Dec. 1) and has $141.65 price target, or 9% above, its $129.95 share price. The eigth-months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $3.24 billion company. The one-year high was reported on Dec. 2 by Barchart.com. If the $141.65 price target is reached, the company will be worth $291.69 million higher. The Weekly Register reported that the 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive... Read more

MotorHome Names ’17 Readers’ Choice Winners

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MotorHome magazine on Friday (Dec. 1) released its 2017 Readers’ Choice Award winners based on thousands of subscribers’ votes. The top vote getters represent the “best of the best” from among the motorhome industry’s top players across a wide selection of categories, including vehicles, products, services and destinations. “The results from last year’s ballot have been tabulated, and we’re pleased to announce the gold, silver and bronze winners in 30 categories,”... Read more

Gypsy Journal’s Publishers Charting a New Path

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Nick and Terry Russell The Gypsy Journal, a well-read RV publication, published its final installment with the recent November/December issue. The magazine, started in 1999 and published bimonthly, chronicled the travels of Nick and Terry Russell while also providing RV-related news and product reviews. “We had a good run,” said Nick Russell, who is in the process of selling their Winnebago diesel pusher as the couple has now settled down for the first time in nearly 18 years in Florida’s... Read more

AP Products Introduces New Vent Shade for RVs

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Jeff Hostetler with RV Vent Shade AP Products Inc. recently  introduced the RV Vent Shade, following up on the successful launch last year of the RV Slim Shade that replaces an opaque RV entry door window with one that has clear glass and features an integrated pleated privacy shade. Where the Slim Shade was designed for entry doors, the Vent Shade was developed to provide an easy way to block the sunlight streaming in through RV ceiling vents. “It’s a nice convenient shade that... Read more

Elkhart Co. Goes Global in Search for Employees

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An area that was formerly a poster child for the Great Recession now has a problem it could only have dreamed of nine years ago. As reported by the Daily Telescope, like many communities across the country, Indiana’s Elkhart County has a website and a marketing pitch aimed at attracting new business investment to its northern Indiana niche. Unlike many communities, however, Elkhart County has had to divert some of its marketing budget to a slightly different kind of target — not companies... Read more

N.C. Jellystone Park Wins Franchise’s Top Honor

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Yog Bear Tabor City aerial view For the second time in nine years, the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Daddy Joe’s in Tabor City, N.C., has earned the Overall System Camp-Resort of the Year Award, the highest honor in the 80 campground Jellystone Park franchise network. “We’re just as ecstatic now as we were in 2008 when we won this award the first time,” said park co-owner Rick Coleman in a press release. “It was a complete shock.” Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems... Read more

K-Z Garners Quality Service Award For 17th Year

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For the 17th consecutive year, K-Z RV was awarded with an RVDA Quality Circle Award, announced by Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association President Phil Ingrassia during last week’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. “I am pleased to witness our current and new dealer partners recognize that K-Z is growing and getting stronger, while we continue to maintain our core values of quality, fairness, courtesy and integrity,” said President Aram Koltookian... Read more

VIDEO 1: ‘Fox Business’ Hosts Winnebago’s CEO

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Winnebago Industries Inc. President and CEO Michael Happe appeared on Fox Business during last week’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., discussing the company’s strong sales and the industry’s strength. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

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