November 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in a Louisville Show preview focusing on the supply side that is running daily on Fifty-three products from 34 industry suppliers slated for introduction in Louisville will be showcased during the series. CURT Manufacturing Q25 Fifth-Wheel Hitch (16265) The Q25 fifth-wheel hitch from CURT Manufacturing offers superior towing power and a quiet ride for RVs. It features a spherical axial bearing for free head movement, dual-locking jaws... Read more

Wheeler Reports Booming Year during L.A. Show

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Airstream Inc., from a corner of the massive Ford footprint at the L.A. Auto Show, reports a booming year, according to a Los Angeles Times report. “We’re crushing it,” CEO Bob Wheeler said from inside one of the company’s signature polished-aluminum capsules. “We’re up 18% year to date over last year.” Wheeler said a new production facility has helped Airstream catch up with back orders – but not all the way. The factory is still backlogged “about 20 weeks,” Wheeler said. “We’d... Read more

Lifestyle Luxury RV to Intro Bayview in Louisville

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Lifestyle Luxury RV, a division of Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, continues to expand its selection of high-end fifth-wheels with the addition of the Bayview Select series. According to a press release, the line will be introduced during the National RV Trade Show, Dec. 1-3 in Louisville, Ky. The Bayview Select is a full-profile, full-featured fifth-wheel that retails at a mid-profile price point, the company said. “Based on the success of the Bay Hill brand we’ve... Read more

Applications are Available for Spader Scholarship

November 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center is accepting applications for the 2016-17 Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship. According to a press release, the scholarship honors the RV industry service of Spader Business Management founder Duane Spader, a past chairman of RVDA, and a champion of life-long learning. The deadline for scholarship applications is Dec. 28. The recipient receives full tuition valued at $14,875 to attend the 18-month Spader Leadership Development Program. Learn more and... Read more

VIDEO 2: ROTV Reviews Jayco’s New Melbourne

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This week’s “Rollin’ On TV” (ROTV) show features Jeff Johnston taking a weeklong test drive with the new Jayco Melbourne Class C, built on Sprinter chassis. The model is so new, that ROTV used the actual prototype for the segment. Also, Johnston checks out a new fifth-wheel hitch from Pull-Rite. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.  Read More →

CellTuck Adds ‘YouTube’ Option for Mobile Sites

November 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

CellTuck announced an update to its existing software, giving dealers an option to post videos on YouTube for their mobile sites. “Although YouTube was always available on our fully responsive mobile sites, until now our full mobile platform only included our video player software and YouTube was not a choice,” explained CellTuck Director Angie Cellucci. “We are excited to announce that all our mobile sites now include two options for video. If our client is using our video player,... Read more

WFCO Giving Away ‘GoPro’ Camera in Louisville

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WFCO Electronics will be offering dealer and OEM personnel attending the Dec. 1-3 RV National Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., a chance to win a GoPro Hero wearable video camera. According to a press release, attendees may enter by visiting the WFCO booth and writing down what they think of WFCO, or its line of power products. WFCO conducted the same promotion at the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas earlier this month. Austin Hott, an RV lot manager at Arrowhead Camper Sales... Read more

NTP-STAG, Coast Hosting ‘The Expo’ in January

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For the first time, the top parts and accessories distribution companies servicing the RV industry will be joined in a single show as key industry suppliers NTP-STAG and Coast Distribution System Inc. host The Expo, slated for Jan. 19-20, 2016, in New Orleans. During the past few years, NTP Distribution Inc., Stag-Parkway Inc. and Coast were acquired by LKQ Corp. and integrated into the company’s Keystone Automotive  Operations Inc. subsidiary. “It will be the biggest RV distributor show... Read more

SUPPLIER SHOWCASE: Louisville Show Preview

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Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a Louisville Show preview focusing on the supply side that will run on over the next week. Fifty-three products from 34 industry suppliers slated for introduction in Louisville will be showcased during the series. Airxcel Inc. Suburban IW60 On Demand Water Heater The new 60,000-BTU IW60 On-Demand Water Heater from Airxcel Inc. features an exclusive 2-stage modulating combustion system.  The system monitors: inlet water temperature;... Read more

House OKs Bill Limiting CFPB Lending Guidance

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Late Wednesday (Nov. 18), the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would limit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) 2013 vehicle lending guidance. The bill is backed by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), the National Automotive Dealers Association (NAD), the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and other industry groups. A total of 244 Republicans and 88 Democrats voted for the bill. There were 96 Democrats voting against the bill, RVDA reported... Read more

‘Thought Leader’ Sheahan Will Speak at Outlook

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Peter Sheahan International best-selling author and renowned thought leader Peter Sheahan will be a featured speaker at “Outlook 2016: More to See,” the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) breakfast program kicking off the National RV Trade Show on Dec. 1 at 7:30 a.m. in the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) South Wing Mezzanine Ballroom. RVIA reported in a news release that Sheahan is the founder and CEO of Karrikins Group – a global growth-oriented consulting firm... Read more

Woody’s Acquires Paradise RV Stock; Adds Site

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Woody’s RV World announced the acquisition of Paradise RV’s complete inventory from all Alberta locations, the company stated in a press release. Along with the extensive quantity of inventory, Woody’s RV also acquired Paradise RV’s Leduc location while the site in Red Deer has been closed. Future construction plans for a new state-of-the-art sales facility in Leduc are underway, with an anticipated opening in 2016, which will also mark the dealership’s 30th anniversary. Woody’s... Read more

Coach-Net Names New President, Sales Director

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Southlake, Texas-based Coach-Net announced the appointment of David Ostlund as its president and the promotion of Kimberly Gregory to national sales director. “These promotions will serve to strengthen the Coach-Net organization and fortify the focus on meeting the unique needs of our  members and industry partners, and enhancing the Coach-Net Protect product suite,” said Matt Krzysiak, CEO of parent National Motor Club Holdings Inc., in a press release. Ostlund, who served on the executive... Read more

Lippert Introducing New Ramp Door ‘Party Deck’

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Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) has introduced its redesigned ramp door party deck for travel trailers. The American-made steel party deck rail kit sets up in minutes, transforming the ramp door into an entertaining space. “Our customers are loving this new design because it’s so much easier to set up and tear down,” said LCI Vice President of Sales Andy Murray in a press release. “You no longer have to bend down to latch or unlock pull pins. Instead, you just fold out the rails and snap them... Read more

KOA Honors ’16 Rising Star, Campground of Year

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The Olendorf Family from the Point South/Yemassee KOA Journey accepts the 2016 KOA Franchisee of the Year Award, presented by KOA President Pat Hittmeier (L) and CEO Jim Rogers The Point South/Yemassee, South Carolina KOA Journey Campground has been named 2016 Campground of the Year by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA). According to a press release, the prestigious award was presented to Point South/Yemassee KOA Journey owners Bill and Barbara Olendorf and their daughter, Jennifer Olendorf Mason,... Read more

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