VIDEO 1: EverGreen Alfa Gold ‘Side Hauler’ Fiver

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Today’s video comes from EverGreen Recreation Vehicles LLC’s Alfa Gold side hauler luxury fifth-wheel, introduced during America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa. The Alfa Gold 3905SH features a large 4-foot by 9-foot, 36 square-foot slide room that allows customers to choose the configuration that fits their lifestyle. The 8-foot long, 2-foot wide lift system is designed to lift one full-sized motorcycle. Built with 3/8-inch powder-coated steel and heavy-duty winch aircraft-grade... Read more

Cummins Enjoys Revenue, Income Growth in 3Q

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Cummins Inc. today reported higher revenue and increased earnings for the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter revenue of $4.9 billion increased 15% from the same quarter in 2013. The increase year-over-year was driven by stronger demand in on-highway markets and distributor acquisitions in North America, additional content growth for the components business in Europe and China and higher engine sales to commercial marine customers. Revenues in North America increased 19% and international sales... Read more

Trimas Posts Record 3Q Sales; Earnings Decline

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TriMas Corp., parent to towing product supplier Cequent Performance Products, reported record sales for its third quarter, ended Sept. 30. Sales from continuing operations totaled $380.1 million, an increase of 7.1% compared to third quarter 2013. The company reported third quarter net income from continuing operations of $18.4 million, or 41 cents per diluted share, as compared to income of $28.9 million, or 71 cents per diluted share, during the third quarter of 2013. “Throughout the third quarter,... Read more

NMMA Ups Dues to Help Fund Discover Boating

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Marine accessories manufacturers have seen a 25% increase in National Marine Manufacturer Association (NMMA) dues that are helping fund Discover Boating, the industrywide initiative to increase awareness of and participation in boating. “We have a new slew of contributors this year,” Discover Boating president Carl Blackwell told Soundings Trade Only. The 700 accessories manufacturers that are members of the NMMA, of which Blackwell is chief marketing officer, have had their dues — which vary... Read more

ICON Adds Tools to Search for RV Components

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ICON, a manufacturer of plastic components for RVs, continues to expand its capabilities to identify body components such as RV fender skirts.  Recently, ICON has expanded on the number of tools allowing individuals and dealers to compare their part to the ICON selection of fender skirts, including the launch of that allows fender skirt matching by brand. The company recently added sortable tables to the site, allowing easy comparison by dimensions. Five key dimensions... Read more

Fleetwood Rolling Out New Redesigned Website

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Fleetwood RV recently unveiled a new website featuring an engaging design that highlights its entire product line. According to a press release, the website was built with a responsive design, optimized for mobile usage since Fleetwood owners spend much of their time traveling and are more likely to use mobile devices. Visitors will find simple, intuitive navigation and helpful shopping tools, including a dealer locator and build-your-own feature. Also on the website is a motorhome locator for those... Read more

Newmar’s Appreciation Dinner Honors Suppliers

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Newmar honored its suppliers in an Appreciation Dinner on Oct. 23. Shown are: Back row (L-R): Ron Stichter, Newmar VP of Engineering; Michael O’Connell, Newmar VP of Purchasing; Terry Martin, Newmar Purchasing Agent; Kevin Bogan, Newmar VP of Manufacturing; Dylan Jones, Equipment Service/Stressco. Front row (L-R): Jerry Bernaert, Newmar Purchasing Agent; Elizabeth Hall, Newmar Purchasing Agent; Ross Yoder, owner of Equipment Service/Stressco; Tim Pennington, Equipment Service/Stresco; Tonya Haab,... Read more

NTP-STAG to Sponsor Lunch at RVDA Con/Expo

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that NTP-STAG will sponsor lunch in the Expo during the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10-14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. According to a press release, the convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. With nearly 100 years of combined service to the RV industry, NTP-STAG offers their partners world-class logistics and a broad assortment of aftermarket products for... Read more

UVS Junction Introduces ‘Proactive Popup Form’

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UVS Junction recently announced its new “Proactive Popup Form” to all clients. According to a press release, dealers can add the feature to all site pages or just targeted pages.   “They get to set the timer and also choose which team members receive notification of a new lead via email,” noted UVS Director Angie Cellucci. “Based on the settings the dealer chooses, the form gently slides open and asks the visitor to leave their information.  The “Proactive Popup Form” works with... Read more

Business Booming for Teardrop Camper Builder

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Call them the retro-revival spin-off of the “tiny home” movement, the growing interest in simplifying, minimizing and going small. Or call them an inexpensive and easy solution to camping in Colorado’s unruly weather this year. But, according to the Boulder Daily Camera, business for Boulder-based Colorado Teardrop Campers is surging, even as temperatures soon will be dropping. The Boulder business is unique; Wiltshire said it’s Colorado’s first fleet of Teardrop trailers,... Read more

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