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VIDEO 1: Slideshow of Winnebago’s WIT Rally

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s slideshow offers a look at Winnebago Industries Inc.’s WIT Club 2014 Grand National Rally which ran July 16-20 at the company’s rally grounds in Forest City, Iowa. Winnebago reported that around 1,000 rigs attended the event. To activate the slideshow hit the play button.  Read More →

Indiana KOA Set to Roll Out ‘Vintage RV Rally’

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Classic GMC motorhome at Vintage RV Rally They will be turning back the clock this weekend at the South Bend/Elkhart North KOA located in Granger, Ind. The South Bend Tribune reported that recreational vehicles from as far back as the 1950s are expected to be among nearly 80 trailers on hand for the Seventh Annual Vintage RV Rally that begins today (July 24) and runs through Sunday. A free open house for the public takes place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The rest of the time, campers are expected to... Read more

Allison Reports Income, Revenue Gains in 2Q

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. reported its second-quarter net income increased on continued recovery of the North American on- and off-highway markets. Indianapolis-based Allison earned $57.2 million, or 32 cents per share, up from $50.5 million, or 27 cents per share, in the same period in 2013. Revenue rose 5% to $536 million. On-highway sales in North America increased 13% to $243 million in the second quarter, and off-highway sales jumped 188% to $23 million. The company said the dramatic... Read more

Lindbergh’s 1939 Travel Trailer Up for Auction

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following is a blog by Bold Ride on Charles Lindbergh’s iconic travel trailer going up for auction. Do you find the Winnebago a bit too plebeian? Is the iconic Airstream a bit too passé for your tastes? Well, you’re in luck, because Charles Lindbergh’s personal travel trailer is up for auction, and it is in fact neither of those things. Designed and built by an engineer of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Carlos, Calif., the trailer sits on twin axles, lending... Read more

Sys2K Aligns With Novera Payment Solutions

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sys2K, a leading provider of Windows‐based dealer management software that features real‐time integration across all dealership departments, announced a partnership with Novera Payment Solutions LLC. According to a press release, the Novera integration allows U.S. customers to securely process credit card payments directly through the Sys2K Infinity software suite. As part of this partnership, Novera provides its integrated payment processing solution to Sys2K customers utilizing a cost‐effective,... Read more

Hawaii-Based Owners Attend Winnebago Rally

July 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If he had a dollar for each time he was asked how he brought his motorhome from Hawaii to the lower 48 states, A.J. McCann said he’d have enough to buy a brand new coach. His Winnebago motorhome, bearing license plates from Hawaii, rolled in last week to Forest City, Iowa, for the WIT Grand National Rally. The builder annually hosts the gathering for owners of Winnebago and Itasca motorhomes and SunnyBrook towables. McCann and his wife, Sherry, work for Switching Gears, a nonprofit organization... Read more

Gasoline at 4-Month Low; Refineries Ramp Up

July 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Retail gasoline slid to the lowest level in almost four months as refineries boosted production. Bloomberg reported that pump prices averaged $3.593 a gallon this week, down 4.2 cents from the previous week and the lowest since March 31, data posted on the Energy Information Administration’s website show. Gasoline was 2.4% below 2013 levels. Travelers and commuters are seeing relief at the pumps as U.S. refiners process a record amount of crude oil. A production boom from U.S. shale formations... Read more

Thor Motor Coach Rolls Out ’15 Gas Class A’s

July 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) has introduced its new line of 2015 Class A gas motorhomes with all-new floorplans and diverse features that meet the needs of today’s RVer. According to a press release, the 2015 models kick off with the new A.C.E. 29.3, the first in the line to offer an optional exterior kitchen and an abundance of living space with a full wall slideout. Focusing on how owners use their coach, the booth dinette in the 29.3 has been purposely located on the camp side. The Challenger,... Read more

Lazydays Showcased on Travel Channel Show

July 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Shopping for an RV at Lazydays is the focus a new reality show premiering Sunday (July  27) on the Travel Channel. The Tampa Bay Times reported that Big Time RV takes viewers behind the scenes at one of the the country’s largest recreational vehicle dealership as customers tour and test different makes and models, from $18,000 travel trailers to $1 million motorcoaches. The half-hour premiere, which airs at 8 p.m. EDT, follows a single father looking for a new camper to wow his daughter in... Read more

GE Reports: Airstream CEO on Middle Markets

July 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared on the “GE Reports” blog offering an interview with Airstream Inc. President and CEO Bob Wheeler discussing the “middle market.” To read the entire article click here. Few products say ‘American’ more than the otherworldly curves of the silver Airstream trailer. Since the first one left the factory in the 1930s, it’s become part of the country’s design pantheon, along with the Coca Cola bottle, Converse sneakers,... Read more

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