Blue Ox Celebrating 90th Anniversary on Oct. 7

October 5, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

Blue Ox headquarters, Pender, Neb. (left), and logistics facility in Lincoln President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann is inviting dealers, distributors, customers and friends to join Blue Ox/Automatic Equipment Mfg. Co. in marking its 90th anniversary on Oct. 7 at its headquarters in Pender, Neb. “We consider our customers, friends, neighbors, and partners all to be part of the extended Blue Ox/Automatic family so our anniversary celebration is really a family reunion,” said Kietzmann. The... Read more

MARVAC Detroit RV Show is Off to Strong Start

October 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Gulf Stream’s Tim Dennig talks to attendees at the MARVAC Detroit show Just a few weeks after the “Sports Illustrated Tailgate Tour presented by Go RVing” made a stop in East Lansing for the Michigan State vs. Oregon football game, the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is enjoying a successful start to the Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show. The show, which ends Sunday (Oct. 4) at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., sold out its exhibit space... Read more

Lazydays RV Hosts ‘Tailgate’ at UF Home Game

October 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Lazydays RV teamed up with the University of Florida (UF) on a welcome event exclusive to Lazydays RV tailgating lot pass holders prior to the Florida vs. Tennessee kickoff game on Sept. 26. According to a press release, the tailgate was held at ‘Alligator Alley’ inside the O’Connell Center. Attendees had the opportunity to meet Jack Youngblood, Florida Gator legend and former professional football player, while enjoying complimentary food and beverages from Sonny’s BBQ with fellow... Read more

Webinar to Offer Tips on Employee Handbooks

October 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When put together correctly, employee handbooks establish employee expectations and practices, provide guidance to employees, and offer employers an excellent defense against labor and employment litigation. Dealers can learn how to craft a handbook that will meet their needs during a free webinar on Oct. 8 at noon EDT. Webinars are provided by RVDA’s strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. Register online. Employee... Read more

Richardson’s Backing Breast Cancer Awareness

October 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

This October when customers visit Richardson’s RV at any of their three locations in the Inland Empire, or at the 63rd California RV Show in Pomona, the sales staff and owners will be wearing pink shirts to show their support of the Susan G. Komen, Inland Empire, Circle of Promise Program. “Richardson’s RV will donate $100 for every RV we sell during and after the show to Susan G. Komen, Inland Empire, Circle of Promise Program”, said Steve Richardson, President of Richardson’s RV. “This... Read more

Lance Adds Roadside Assistance on ’16 Models

October 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Included with the purchase of new 2016 models manufactured starting Oct. 1, owners will receive one year of emergency roadside assistance from Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. According to a press release, the plan is applicable to all Lance lines, including truck campers, toy haulers and ultralight travel trailers. The membership covers the owner, a spouse or significant other, and children age 24 or younger licensed to drive, and can be used on other vehicles owned. The member is responsible... Read more

Golfer Armstrong to Speak at ‘Prayer Breakfast’

October 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Wally Armstrong Author of The Mulligan: A Parable of Second Chances, former PGA player Wally Armstrong will speak at the 2015 RVI Leadership Prayer Breakfast in conjunction with the National RV Trade Show on Dec. 2, 7-8:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, Armstrong is a lifetime member of the PGA Tour who has competed in more than 300 events, as well as a lauded instructor who strives to make learning and playing golf more fun by using basic, relatable... Read more

FMCA ’16 Reunion To Host ‘Country Unplugged’

October 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 93rd Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, set for March 17-20, 2016, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Ga., will include “Country Unplugged” featuring country music artists Mark Chesnutt, Lorrie Morgan and Joe Diffie. Also slated are comedian Lee Marvin Adams and musicians Pamela G. and Jackie B., who recently performed in Branson, Mo. The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter has become a regular part... Read more

Thor Board OKs 11% Hike in Quarterly Dividend

October 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Industries Inc. announced that its Board of Directors approved at their Oct. 1, meeting an increase in the amount of Thor’s regular quarterly dividend to 30 cents per share from 27 cents per share, an increase of 11%. The regular dividend is payable on Oct. 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 16, 2015. “The latest increase to our regular quarterly dividend marks the sixth consecutive annual increase in our quarterly dividend and more importantly,... Read more

VIDEO 2: ROTV Reviews Opus Camper from U.K.

October 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On this week’s “Rollin’ On TV” program Jeff Johnston checks out a prototype of a new folding tent trailer called the OPUS. It’s made in the U.K and has been around for a few years, and is now available in the U.S. Also, the crew visits Thetford Corp., one of the leading producers of RV and portable toilets. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the home page.  Read More →

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