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RVDA of Canada Gives $5,000 To Red Cross

May 18, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada (RVDA) announced that it has been able to support those that have been affected by the Wildfires in Alberta by making a $5,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to aid in relief and support efforts. “Our community includes all Canadians and as such, we found it important to assist those that are in dire need due to the fires,” said RVDA of Canada Chairman Sam Parks in an announcement. “So many have lost everything and could be displaced... Read more

Advanced RV Hosts Owners Rally At Ohio HQ

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Custom Class B motorhome manufacturer Advanced-RV LLC held its 3rd Annual Advanced RV Fest and Open House May 13-15 at its Willoughby, Ohio, headquarters, drawing about 130 people. ”We had 20 people camped here,” Advanced-RV President Mike Neundorfer told RVBUSINESS.com. ”We like bringing people together. We are based on ideas and they tell us what we should be doing from a business standpoint and from a design standpoint.” Mercedes-Benz, manufacturer of the Sprinter 3500... Read more

Airxcel Inc. is Marking 25th Year of Operation

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Airxcel Inc. is marking its 25th year in business, the Wichita, Kan.-based supplier reported in a press release. Founded in 1991 with the acquisition of two business units of the Coleman Co., Airxcel has grown to become a leading designer and manufacturer of climate control solutions and complementary products for a variety of end markets under the brand names of Coleman-Mach, Suburban, Maxxair, Marvair, and Industrial Climate Engineering (ICE). The company’s products include air conditioners,... Read more

Cruise Inn Launching Summer Photo Contest

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Cruise Inn RV Parks and Campgrounds launching a summer promotion,Did You See That?, asking RVers and campers to share some of their travel memories and photos for a chance to win prizes. From now through Aug. 15 participants can post an entertaining photo on Cruise Inn’s Facebook or Instagram page with the hashtag #didyouseethatcontest. People can enter multiple times and must be at least 18 years old to participate. Each week, a lucky entrant will be randomly awarded either a $50 gas card or... Read more

Nixon Will Lead Wells Fargo CDF Canada Unit

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Wells Fargo & Co. has named Tim Nixon to lead its Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) Canada division following the completed acquisition of GE Capital’s direct, vendor and CDF businesses earlier this year.  “Tim represents the talent and expertise of the great team members, products and services we gained through our recent acquisition of GE Capital’s businesses,” said Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo’s president, COO and head of Wholesale Banking, in a press release. “As we continue to... Read more

Lazydays Foundation Event Helps Area Youth

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The Lazydays Employee Foundation hosted its 6th Annual Golf Tournament on May 13 to benefit at-risk youth in the Tampa Bay area, exceeding last year’s fundraising results of $124K from sponsors, supporters and registered players. All proceeds will fund programs designed to help create a brighter future and pave the way to success for local children in need. According to a release, this year’s golf tournament raised the largest amount to date, thanks in large part to the support of over 90 sponsors.... Read more

Penske’s Blaney Receives American Coach ‘A’

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The REV Recreation Group continued to grow its announced partnership in February with Team Penske, presenting driver Ryan Blaney with an American Coach Heritage Edition Class A motorhome on Tuesday (May 17) in Charlotte, N.C. According to a press release, Blaney is considered one of the most promising young stars in the Sprint Cup Series as he battles for Rookie of the Year honors this season. REV is sharing the racing spotlight with Team Penske this racing season with the latest coach unveiling... Read more

RV Industry Focuses on Millennial Generation

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Experts say one of the greatest challenges faced by the recreational vehicle industry is selling products to millennial campers, whose expectations sharply differ from their older counterparts. The South Bend Tribune reported that 44% of the 1.2 million households in North America that started camping last year were millennials ages 19 to 35, according to the 2016 North American Camping Report, an annual independent study sponsored by Kampgrounds of America. And of that pool of new campers, the... Read more

Utah-Based Sierra RV Settles in at Larger Site

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After almost 20 years in Sunset, Sierra RV has made a move. Jared Jensen, co-owner of the Utah-based RV dealership, told the Standard-Examiner that the dealership has completely moved from from its smaller, Sunset location to its new home in Marriott-Slaterville. A ribbon-cutting that will include county and  officials will be Friday (May 20) at 4 p.m. Nearly a year ago, when the move was announced, Jensen had planned to have a high-end RV park. That hasn’t happened yet, but it’s planned in “the... Read more

Idaho Becoming Popular Stopover For RVers

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Here is the recipe for a resort in Idaho’s Treasure Valley RV. As reported by the Idaho Statesman, start with a couple of retirees who are ready for a life of sunshine and leisure. Add a family with three boisterous kids and a dog. Sprinkle in a single guy who’s in Southern Idaho for six months to work on a construction project, and a recent divorcee who got the Airstream and the family pet in the split. Oh, and you might want to mix in a laundromat, swimming pool, dog park, full utilities... Read more

Jellystone Parks Off to a Strong Start in 2016

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Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts across much of the country anticipate a very strong summer camping season, with reservations at most campgrounds eclipsing last year’s figures. “Jellystone Parks posted a 12.8% increase in same park revenues in 2015 compared to the previous year, and it’s looking like we are well on our way to surpassing last year’s occupancy and revenue figures,” said Rob Schutter, COO of Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc., which franchises 82 Jellystone Parks across... Read more

Growing Heartland Restructuring Operations

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Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC has instituted a series of organizational changes to better manage the company’s growing portfolio of companies while also setting the groundwork for further expansion. “For the past four-plus years, some of my major goals to better anchor and support the companies that we manage under the Thor Industries Inc. umbrella are in place and it’s time to restructure our team to take full advantage of the opportunities in front of us,” said Chris Hermon, president... Read more

Jayco Corp. Marks Milestone of 1 Million RVs

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Middlebury, Ind.-based Jayco Corp. announced that in April its four divisions, Jayco Inc., Entegra Coach, Starcraft RV and Highland Ridge, produced its 1 millionth unit since the company’s founding in 1968. “We are very proud of our accomplishment of providing 1 million families a means to fulfill their dream of owning an RV. It feels good to be able to accomplish, at such a high volume, what our father and mother set out to do nearly 50 years ago,” said Wilbur Bontrager, Jayco’s... Read more

SSI: March Canadian Towable Sales off 17.7%

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Year-over-year Canadian towable sales declined 17.7% in March and 17.5% for the first three months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Results by segment showed: • Sales in the travel trailer sector fell 15.7% in March and 14.5% year-to-date. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales tumbled 23.8% for the month and 26.6% through March. • Folding camping trailer registrations dropped 20% in March on relatively low volume and showed an 19.5% decline year-to-date. •... Read more

Joey Logano Car Sports ‘Fleetwood RV’ Logo

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The Fleetwood RV logo was featured on Team Penske driver Joey Logano’s red and white No. 22 Ford Mustang during Saturday’s (May 14) Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200 NASCAR XFINITY race at Dover International Speedway. According to a press release, the race was televised on FOX. In February, Fleetwood’s parent company, REV Group, entered a multi-year partnership with Team Penske and Saturday marked the first time the Fleetwood logo appeared on one of the Team Penske cars. The RV icon was... Read more

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