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Contest Launches Camping World Rebranding

April 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC announced the winners of their “Hello Camping World RV Sweepstakes,” which corresponded with a national radio sponsorship that kicked off the launch of the company’s rebranding campaign, titled “Hello Camping World.” According to a press release, the sweepstakes was part of Camping World’s sponsorship with Westwood One radio, and included a grand prize of a new 2015 Heartland Prowler 27LX travel trailer among other... Read more

Thor is ‘Silver Partner’ for RVDA’s Convention

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVDA) announced that Thor Industries Inc. is a Silver Partner for the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 2 -6 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. According to a press release, the convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. As part of its 2015 partnership agreement, Thor will once again support the centrally located dealer lounge complete with comfortable seating and other amenities for convention... Read more

RV Lifestyle Appealing to Today’s Consumers

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If you’re one of the millions of Americans planning to hit the road for a summer trip, be prepared: RVs are ruling the road. The Atlantic City Lab reported that Airstream Inc. — manufacturer of those signature egg-shaped aluminum trailers since 1931 — celebrated a record year in 2014, with sales up 26% over 2013 numbers. It’s an improbable-sounding accomplishment, given that the doors of at least one dealership are posted with a sign that reads, “Yes, we’re still making... Read more

VIDEO 2: Ford’s RV Refrigeration Trains Techs

April 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s video is provided by Ford’s RV Refrigeration Training Center offering a testimonial from a recent graduate on the importance of the school and how the training helps him provide customers with quality service. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

RV Dealer Webinar to Examine Safety Policies

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A free webinar from the Mike Molino RV Learning Center will explain the importance of implementing a safety culture within a dealership. Regina Metzker, a KPA risk management consultant, will oversee the hour-long webinar scheduled for noon ET on Thursday (April 16). According to a press release, dealer webinars are provided by RVDA’s strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the RV Learning Center. Register online. Dealers who attend will learn... Read more

Winnebago Appoints Honsey General Manager

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Rich Honsey Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. today (April 14) announced the promotion of Richard Honsey to the position of general manager. According to a press release, Honsey is responsible for assembly operations including chassis weld, motorhome assembly lines, panel lamination, paint line, metal stamping, the Lake Mills Class B production facility and the shipout facility. Honsey, 54, is a 31-year veteran of Winnebago. He joined the company in 1984 as a production supervisor... Read more

Proposed Bill Backs Dealer Assisted Financing

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and its allies working to protect dealer-assisted financing are supporting a bipartisan effort to prevent the elimination of consumer discounts. This week, Reps. Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) and Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) introduced H.R. 1737, the Reforming Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act of 2015. RVDA reported in a statement that the legislation would repeal an agency bulletin from 2013 that was designed to pressure... Read more

Brave New World: Winnebago Park Model RVs

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Athens Park Dealer Days team included (L-R): Daryl Muzio, Adam Anderson, Scott West, Joe Uhlenkott, Dick Grymonprez, Chuck Bleth and Marty Martin Winnebago Industries Inc.’s recent agreement with Champion Home Builders Inc. and subsequent foray into the growing park model sector was officially christened as part of Winnebago’s Dealer Days last week in Las Vegas. Two Champion-built park models, badged with the iconic Winnebago logo, received scrutiny from Winnebago’s dealer body during the... Read more

Register Now for 3rd Annual ‘Power Breakfast’

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Registration continues for the 3rd Annual RV Industry Power Breakfast on May 14. Representatives from many of the industry’s key manufacturers and suppliers will break bread and review a series of fast-paced presentations delivered by local civic leaders, industry spokesmen and state and federal lawmakers representing Northern Indiana’s RV-building hub. To register individuals click here. To register a table click here.  Read More →

TXAD Web Director to Speak at TACO Meeting

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Braden Walker, web director for TXAD Internet Services, will discuss the need for mobile websites as part of the slate of speakers at the upcoming Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) Spring Meeting and Tradeshow. According to a press release, the event will run April 26-28 in Kerrville. “On April 21, Google is rolling out a new update that will require anyone wanting to rank well to have a mobile site,” said Walker. “Otherwise, Google will start devaluing those websites that are... Read more

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