Brit OEM Uses 2-Ton Transit as Campervan Base

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Devon, England-based Murvi Motorcaravans is set to launch two models based on the all-new 2-ton Ford Transit, a larger version of the Transit Custom. Out & About Live reported that these are likely among the first campervans built on the brand new base vehicle. The Ford Murvi Pimento and the Ford Murvi Morello join a lineup of Fiat Ducato-based models and will retail from $78,495 and $81,090, respectively. The Pimento is based on a high-roof, medium-wheelbase van while the Morello is on a high-roof,... Read more

RVIA Meeting Addresses RV Transport Concerns

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Attendees at this morning’s RVIA meeting on RV transport The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) unveiled its newest efforts today (April 15) in trying to address the transportation backlogs that are troubling the RV industry as it continues to grow. Roughly 30 representatives of 16 RV transport companies gathered with RVIA representatives at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., to hear about RVIA’s new partnership with The Employment Network to try to attract more drivers to the... Read more

ADP to Spin off Dealer Services; Set to Go Public

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ADP, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, plans to separate its Dealer Services business, including ADP Lightspeed, into an independent publicly traded company through a tax-free spin-off of 100% of Dealer Services to ADP shareholders. “Consistent with our strategy to grow our position as a global provider of HCM solutions, we have concluded that the separation of Dealer Services will allow both companies to focus on their respective industries,” said Carlos... Read more

Camping World Moves to Acquire McMahon’s RV

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Camping World Inc. President and CEO Marcus Lemonis confirmed with that the company has signed a letter of intent to acquire California-based McMahon’s RV. As previously reported, GE Commercial Distribution Finance (GECDF) filed suit in early April seeking a restraining order, claiming the high-profile retailer has an “out-of-trust” balance of just over $3.56 million. The alleged “default” stems from the closure of its outlet in Mesa, Ariz., and the subsequent distribution... Read more

XLR Announces Relaunch Of ‘Nitro’ Toy Haulers

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New Nitro toy hauler from XLR Forest River Inc.’s XLR division announced the relaunch of its Nitro line of toy haulers, according to a press release. The newly re-engineered wide-body Nitro utilizes lightweight laminated side walls, low energy LED lighting inside and out, plus a power awning featuring LED light effects for extended dry camping excursions. These lightweight towables, sporting bold exteriors and upgraded interiors, are designed to pair with 1/2- or 3/4-ton trucks. Each Nitro... Read more

Carefree RV Resorts, Tents for Troops Partnering

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Editor’s Note: The following is an exclusive report by RVing Examiner reporter Julian Gothard.  Scottsdale Arizona-based Carefree RV Resorts has joined the rapidly increasing roll of Tents for Troops (T4T) members and brought a further 28 RV resorts — including 14 Canadian parks — into the Castle Rock, Washington-based organization’s philanthropic military camping network. The RVing Examiner reported that the inclusion of select campgrounds from Carefree RV Resorts –... Read more

PRVCA RV Air Conditioner Course Begins in May

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The RV Air Conditioning course, hosted by Northampton Community College in conjunction with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), begins May 12 and runs through June 8. According to a press release, the program allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction. The course examines the roof-top air conditioner in detail. Revisiting the fundamentals of alternating current electricity also, the students jump... Read more

Strong Storm Rips Through Mississippi RV Park

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A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, damaging or destroying about a dozen RV trailers at one campground, downing trees and power lines and cutting electricity in some areas. As reported by the Associated Press, the straight line winds blew through the Santa Maria RV Park in Gautier at around 8 p.m. Monday (April 14), knocking some trailers off their blocks and overturning or destroying others. The roads leading up to the RV park were littered with debris, and none of the street... Read more

RVDA of Canada to Hold Apprenticeship Seminar

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  The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada will host a live web event entitled Cross-Cultural Apprentice Mentoring: Strategies for Success, slated for April 16 from 1-2 p.m. EDT. This webinar, which is currently only available in English, offers valuable insights on the impact of culture and race on mentoring in the trades. Presented by diversity expert Maureen Brown, it examines four key challenges that can arise between apprentices and journey persons of different backgrounds... Read more

Prime Time & Tredit Partnering on Tire Coverage

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Prime Time Manufacturing, in partnership with Tredit Tire and Wheel, is providing their customers with two new premium benefit programs that will “enhance the safety, convenience and overall ownership experience included with the purchase of a Prime Time recreational vehicle.” Tredit, the exclusive provider of tires to Prime Time is now offering the all-new Tredit Care Plus Emergency Roadside Service program as an added benefit when purchasing a Prime Time RV. “Tredit is proud to be... Read more

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