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RVIA Moving Elkhart Office to C.R. 17 Location

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Richard Coon, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), today (May 20) announced plans to move the association’s current Elkhart, Ind., offices to a larger location in Elkhart County. According to a news release, the move comes as a result of the organization expanding its dealer training program as well as its team of manufacturing facility inspectors. RVIA’s new location will be 1178 Fremont Court, south of the current offices on County Road 17. The new location is being... Read more

Airstream Recognizes Top Retailers in Seattle

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Colonial Airstream accepts Airstream Top Dealer award Airstream Inc. announced its top U.S. dealer rankings based on retail units sold between May 2014 and May 2015 during the company’s dealer meeting in Seattle, Wash. Airstream’s ‘Top Dealer’ winner – Colonial Airstream – is a family-owned dealership and was awarded ‘Top Dealer’ for all products in a single location. Based in Lakewood, N.J., Colonial has dedicated sales staff for Airstream that provides industry leading sales support... Read more

PCW Travel Trailer Toy Hauler Lines See Gains

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Pacific Coachworks (PCW) announced its year-to-date toy hauler trailer sales in the California market has positioned the company No. 1 for the segment in the state. The Perris, Calif.-based builder reported in a press release that its toy hauler products include the Sandsport, Powerlite, Rage’n, and most recently the Blaze’n, which has been extremely well received by RV dealers throughout the West Coast and Canada. The company is up 75% in both unit and total sales revenue for the first four... Read more

Automakers Ahead of Schedule with Emissions

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The emissions and efficiency standards for vehicles have been a big success, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The Union of Concerned Scientists reported that 10% of new passenger cars and trucks sold today already meet standards for 2020 and beyond, and the majority of those are powered by gasoline and diesel engines. With innovative technologies being deployed across all types of vehicles, consumers have more choices for models that save thousands of dollars... Read more

Country Coach Friends Helps Veterans Charity

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Country Coach Friends Inc. continued its tradition of giving back to communities where rallies are held, helping a local charity during a May 12-17 event in Kerrville, Texas. According to a press release, 86 motorcoach enthusiasts from nine states stretching from Florida to Washington and from Minnesota to Texas rallied at the Buckhorn Lake Resort and raised $22,330 to benefit Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas. Country Coach Friends is an international chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association... Read more

Fleetwood Adds Funtime RV to Dealer Network

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Motorhome manufacturer Fleetwood RV announced that it has expanded its dealer network to include a new partnership with Funtime RV Inc., based in Tualatin, Ore.  “Funtime RV will make a great partner to our dealer network,” said Lenny Razo, director of Class A diesel motorhomes, in a press release. “They have an outstanding history in the industry, and I am confident that their enthusiasm to represent Fleetwood RV will translate well to owners and customers.” Funtime RV will carry the Discovery,... Read more

Lippert Worker ‘Didn’t want to let Anyone Down’

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Austin Woolwine Austin Woolwine was ready to become a father. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, he had moved into a new apartment in Goshen, Ind., with his girlfriend, Kynadee Schutz, and her 2-year-old daughter, Liberty. He had just started work in the axle department of Lippert Components Inc. and wanted to make a good impression. “He didn’t want to let anybody down,” said Dawn Woolwine Kohler, Austin’s sister. “He was trying to raise a little girl. I mean, he was trying to do right... Read more

EarthRoamer Introducing ‘Family-Sized’ XV-HD

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XV-HD Xpedition Vehicle by EarthRoamer EarthRoamer, a manufacturer of Xpedition Vehicles, announced an expansion of its product line with the Ford F-650-based XV-HD. The Colorado-based company reported in a news release that the XV-HD accommodates up to eight people and boasts off-grid/off-road capabilities, providing “a much-needed alternative for those looking to explore the back country without sacrificing space or amenities.” EarthRoamer has been designing, building and perfecting... Read more

North Trail RV Center Deals With Fire Damage

May 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Fire ripped through the North Trail RV Center in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday (May 20) morning. The State Fire Marshal’s Office tells WINK News the fire caused nearly $600,000 in damage. “You can hear the propane tanks exploding, you can hear all of the tires letting all of the air out, and big fire balls coming out,” said Shaun O’Hara who captured the fire with his phone. This isn’t the first time an RV has gone up in flames at the dealership. Back in March, more than $1 million in damage... Read more

Workhorse to Re-enter Class A Chassis Market

May 20, 2015 by · 2 Comments 

Workhorse Group Inc. announced today (May 20) plans to re-enter production of Class A motorhome chassis at its Union City, Ind., plant. Workhorse stated in a press release that it was one of the leaders in RV chassis during the strong RV marketplace of the mid-2000s. The steady growth back to strong current RV volumes, coupled with industry demand and interest, has resulted in the Workhorse brand re-entering the RV chassis market. “Our RV manufacturing customers have always relied on the... Read more

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