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Coon: Industry Enjoys Favorable Demographics

November 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIA President Richard Coon offers a demographic profile at the Outlook Breakfast In a presentation titled “What’s Up!” at Outlook 2012: Up & Away, held Nov. 29 at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., RVIA President Richard Coon said that new findings from the just-released “RV Consumer Demographic Profile” provide encouraging news about the health and long-term viability of the RV industry. “RV ownership is at its highest peak ever with 8.9 million U.S. households... Read more

VIDEO #1: Quick Look at the Louisville RV Show

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WHAS in Louisville offers a snapshot of the National RV Trade Show with a look at an Entegra motorhome and a Forest River Inc. fifth-wheel toy hauler on display at the Kentucky Exposition Center.    Read More →

FCCC Launches Success Center for Dealerships

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Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) launched a new initiative to further support the RV dealer network with timely company and product information, according to a press release. The Success Center, an online Learning Management System (LMS) unveiled at this week’s 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., allows registered users to access FCCC sales and service training, expert advice and virtual learning opportunities from any computer. The Success Center provides... Read more

Ken Salazar Touts RV Industry at Annual Kickoff

November 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Secretary Salazar cuts the ribbon to the 49th National RV Trade Show with RVIA Chairman Gregg Fore (right) and RVIA President Richard Coon (left) at RVIA's Outlook 2012. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visited the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show today (Nov. 29) to highlight the economic impact generated by outdoor recreation in the United States — including opportunities at parks and other scenic and historic places — and to encourage Americans to take part in growing local... Read more

RV Industry Shows Slight Improvement for 2011

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RVIA President Richard Coon The RV industry pointed Tuesday (Nov. 29) to a slight improvement from last year’s turnaround performance as another sign the recession-dented sector is on the road to recovery. But, according to an Associated Press report, a slight speed bump might be on the horizon. RV makers, dealers and suppliers attending the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., were told that 2011 shipments from manufacturers to dealers are expected to be up 2% from last year’s... Read more

Go RVing Ads for ’12 Revealed at Outlook Event

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Stan Richards of The Richards Group details the new Go RVing ad campaign New Go RVing television and print ads were unveiled at the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show today (Nov. 29), setting the stage for a “re-energized industry effort to grow and expand the RV market,” according to a press release. Built around one simple word, “AWAY,” Go RVing’s new campaign returns to the proven, research-based message that RV vacations allow travelers to do what they love to do with the people... Read more

MVP Unveils Zero Emission Class C Motorhome

November 29, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

MVP RV's E Tahoe Class C MVP RV Inc., Riverside, Calif., has introduced the pre-production E Tahoe, the world’s first Class C zero emission motorhome solely powered by electricity produced from life source rare earth lithium-ion batteries. According to a press release, the E Tahoe will be on display in Booth No. 3220 at the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., which opened today. In late 2010, MVP RV was the first company in the world to introduce an all-electric Class A motorhome... Read more

EverGreen Rolls Out Lower-Priced i-Go Lite Line

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EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC is showing its line of 2012 i-Go Lite travel trailers and fifth-wheels during the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, the i-Go Lite targets “economy-conscious camping families the opportunity to own a lightweight, quality-built EverGreen at a very affordable price.” The 2012 i-Go Lite is available in eight floorplans, including six travel trailers less than 30 feet in length and weighing from... Read more

Equine Motorcoach Featuring High-Tech Devices

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Built specifically for RVers and campers, Rand McNally’s TripMaker RVND will be showcased in the 2012 Equine Motorcoach at the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, Equine Motorcoach will be displaying at Booth No. 1528 in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC). Rand McNally’s RV GPS units, the 5-inch TripMaker RVND 5510 and the high-definition 7-inch TripMaker RVND 7710, offer RV-specific routing and unique features... Read more

EverGreen Retools Ever-Lite for Louisville Debut

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Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLS has re-engineered its line of Ever-Lite travel trailers, providing “economy-minded and entry-level campers with EverGreen quality at a very affordable price,” according to a news release. The company said that the new Ever-Lite Select line is now the largest brand in the EverGreen lineup with 15 floorplans available. Based on the original Ever-Lite series, there are eight lightweight travel trailers and seven deep-slide models ranging... Read more

Lippert Displaying Array of Product in Louisville

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Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) will be showing a wide array of innovative products and technologies in Booth 20E at the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, both LCI and its new Mobile Outfitters aftermarket brand will be on display. New LCI products include: • Solera RV and Trailer Awning entails a full line of power and manual, full and slide-out awning solutions. New at the show, the Solera Slide Cover provides a low-profile... Read more

TMC Rolls Out Palazzo Diesel Coach in Louisville

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Building on the success of the A.C.E. motorhome – voted last year’s “Best of Show” by RV Business – Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is displaying the new Palazzo Class A diesel pusher at the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, TMC has positioned the Palazzo to “follow in the footsteps of its gas market predecessor the A.C.E. and revolutionize the diesel entry-level motorhome arena.” The Palazzo is built on 26,000-pound GVWR... Read more

Forest River’s Aviator Offers ‘Smart Technology’

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Forest River's Aviator trailer Forest River Inc. will introduce the luxury Aviator travel trailer at the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 National RV Trade Show, representing “a culmination of new concepts and design ideas,” according to a press release. “When we sat down to design the Aviator over a year and a half ago, we wanted to bring to market a luxury travel trailer that would revolutionize this industry. Low maintenance, customer friendliness and a unique look were the criteria we used in developing... Read more

CrossRoads Says Toy Hauler Will ‘Elevate’ Sales

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CrossRoad RV's Elevation toy hauler CrossRoads RV is targeting the growing 1/2-ton and 3/4-ton tow vehicle market with the introduction of its Elevation toy hauler, according to a press release. Initially available in two travel trailer and three fifth-wheel floor plans with more planned, the full-featured Elevation features lightweight engineering and a sleek design that “sets it apart from every other same old toy hauler in the market today.” “The elevation has been a project driven by... Read more

Dicor Corp. Maintains Product Push in Louisville

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Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier Dicor Corp. will be introducing several new products during the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, Dicor will be showing: A nitrogen-infused version of its Seal-Tite caulk and putty replacement for exterior windows, doors and hatches; remote controlled shades (including camouflage styles); a simpler Euro-cabinet build system; lighter and brighter motorized steps; TPO flooring that can take a caustic chemical bat;... Read more

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