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RVDA Canada Opens “Canada Night” Registration

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Canada Night Dinner The RV Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada has opened registration for the annual Canada Night Dinner in Louisville, which this year takes place Dec. 1. The event, in connection with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show. The dinner, at the Galt House hotel in downtown Louisville, is a chance for RVDA Canada dealers to get together and talk over a meal. This year’s event will feature Jon Montgomery, Olympic gold medalist, host... Read more

Dealership Heads for Court Again in Lemonis Suit

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  Gigi Stetler Florida RV dealer Gigi Stetler and her company, RV Sales of Broward, have filed a third amended complaint in their 2010 lawsuit against a major equestrian show, claiming an attempt to put her company out of business in conjunction with Camping World, and also claiming intentional interference with adventitious business relationships, civil theft, conversion, tortious interference and many other claims. Marcus Lemonis According to a release issued by RV Sales of Broward, Stetler... Read more

ELS Reports Solid Q3 Performance, Acquisitions

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc.announced results for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30. All per-share results are reported on a fully diluted basis unless otherwise noted. Normalized Funds from Operations (Normalized FFO) increased $3.7 million, or $0.04 per common share, to $63.1 million, or $0.69 per common share, compared to $59.4 million, or $0.65 per common share, for the same period in 2013. Funds from Operations (FFO) increased $37.0 million, or $0.41 per common share, to $57.4 million,... Read more

Official: Cause of Rangeland Fire Isn’t Suspicious

October 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A fire at Rangeland RV in Balzac, Alberta, on Oct. 16 caused major damage to the dealership’s main showroom and service building, according to Anna Melnick, communications coordinator with Rocky View County, the Rocky View Weekly reported. According to Deputy Fire Chief Gary Barnett from Rocky View Fire Services, crews responded to the scene at 12:45 a.m. The fire is the biggest one Barnett said he’s seen so far this year, and required crews responded from a number of area fire departments. “We... Read more

MSSi Expanding Its RV Tech Training To Atlanta

October 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For more than a decade, owners of RV service centers and dealers have brought or sent their techs, service managers, general managers and service writers to MSSi, a highly informative, hands on training seminar, held twice a year in Grants Pass, Ore., MSSi said in a press release. Now, for the first time, the institute will offer this two-day training seminar in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 13-14. Attendees will learn to increase work order size by 200-300% through a diagnostic process that thoroughly exceeds... Read more

Webinar Will Ready RV Service Pros For Training

October 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

RV dealership service departments can achieve that elusive goal of reaching a fixed absorption rate of 100%, according to an announcement from the RV Dealers Association (RVDA). Dealership profitability expert Chad Carr will help show how to make it happen. He’s offering a free webinar in advance of his convention workshop to prepare participants with a jumpstart on learning his techniques. The webinar will take place at noon EST, Oct. 28  and is intend for those who will attend his “Driving... Read more

Good Sam Guide Names Top ’14 Scenic RV Parks

October 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top Scenic Parks for 2014. These special parks are situated in some of the most attractive destinations in North America. While putting together the list, the Good Sam RV Travel Guide’s editors and consultants included parks whose landscaping in many cases rivals the stellar landscapes of the surrounding areas. For some parks, wildlife viewing is a key part of the guest experience. At Eagle’s Rest Campground... Read more

RVIA’s California Show Posts Attendance Growth

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Steve Hauser and Pablo Camona look on as Tom Gaither affixes the RVIA seal to the Genesis travel trailer built at the California RV Show. (Photo courtesy of RVIA) Following a strong first weekend, the 10-day 62nd California RV Show that ended Sunday (Oct. 19) set a post-recession record of 33,269 visitors, up 15.1% over last year. “This show is turning the corner,” said Tom Gaither, western RV show director for the sponsoring Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). “The... Read more

Southern RV Supercenter Reports Two Key Hires

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Southern RV Supercenter, headquartered in Bossier City, La., has hired Steven Reynolds as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Dusty Lofton as Director of Sales and Finance. Southern RV, LLC operates three recreational vehicle dealerships in Louisiana and Texas. As CFO, Reynolds will oversee Southern RV’s accounting department and will be responsible for the financial management of all dealerships. He has served in senior-level executive management positions and as CFO for several large companies.... Read more

Lazydays CEO Singing Praises of Sys2K Software

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Lazydays CEO Tim Sheehan is singing the praises of Sys2K’s Infinity dealer management system (DMS) in a press release distributed this week. “At Lazydays, we saw the benefits of the Sys2K software over its competitors. We pride ourselves on courteous service and rapid response times to prospective customers,” said Sheehan of his Seffner, Fla., business. “The software allows us to easily capture leads, assign the salesperson through its rotation module, alert the salesperson, and provide... Read more

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