RVIA: February Shipments Post Eight-Year High

March 26, 2014 by · Comments Off on RVIA: February Shipments Post Eight-Year High 

RV wholesale shipments to retailers zoomed higher in February, climbing 18% to 30,826 units, the largest February total in eight years. Improvements were greatest for motorhomes which grew 31.7% over February last year to 3,737 units while towable RVs expanded 16.4% to 27,089 units. In spite of continued horrid weather across most of the country, February’s wholesale deliveries to retailers brought year to date totals to 56,293 units, an 11.5% gain over the first two months last year.  On a seasonally... Read more

Newmar Honors Dealers for Customer Service

April 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on Newmar Honors Dealers for Customer Service 

Newmar honors dealers Newmar Corp. has announced the names of its dealers who are being recognized for providing excellent customer service over the past year. The Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award is presented to dealers who scored in a pre-determined percentile based on results from customer surveys. Twelve Newmar dealers earned this coveted award by providing excellent customer service to Newmar customers receiving warranty work, according to a news release. The 2010 award winners are: Ansley... Read more

Dometic Thermostat: Single-Zone Management

February 26, 2010 by · Comments Off on Dometic Thermostat: Single-Zone Management 

Dometic Corp. introduces The Thermostat,  a digital thermostat for smart climate management. The Thermostat features contemporary styling, set-and-forget operation and a large digital display for easy viewing. It works with air conditioners, heat strips, heat pumps and furnaces. The Thermostat is available in black or white. For more information, contact Dometic at (574) 294-2511 or visit  Read More →

Trojan Refines Its Line of Deep Cycle Batteries

February 19, 2010 by · Comments Off on Trojan Refines Its Line of Deep Cycle Batteries 

Trojan Battery Co. is introducing T2 technology to its most popular flooded, deep cycle golf, renewable energy, floor machine, AWP, marine and RV batteries. Trojan’s T2 technology integrates a series of refinements that enhance performance characteristics resulting in a more robust battery design. Improvements include enhancements in Alpha Plus Paste and the Maxguard separator design. This refined structure further enhances Alpha Plus Paste’s porosity development, resulting in a battery that... Read more

Winegard SENSAR IV: Optimized for Digital TV

February 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Winegard Co. introduces the SENSAR IV amplified antenna, which integrates its SENSAR III antenna with the UHF-enhanced Wingman antenna for increased over-the-air TV viewing. Optimized for the new DTV spectrum, the new SENSAR IV receives all available VHF/UHF/digital channels, enabling viewers to enjoy watching all local programming in the U.S. while the RV is parked. The antenna can be raised, lowered and rotated with a hand crank from inside the RV and lowers to only 4 inches above the roof while... Read more

Duracell: Three New Auto/Marine/RV Batteries

February 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

With virtually every system in an RV and tow vehicle powered by electrical current, dependable 12-volt batteries are paramount to enjoying the lifestyle. Duracell has introduced a trio of batteries to meet the emerging needs of consumers. Duracell AGM with Extreme Power uses absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology — micro-fiber glass mats absorb the acid to prevent spilling or leakage — to deliver twice the durability, dependability and long-lasting performance to withstand the demands of multiple... Read more

Aqua-Hot 100: Big Heat from a Small Package

February 9, 2010 by · Comments Off on Aqua-Hot 100: Big Heat from a Small Package 

From Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, the leader in hydronic heating systems for the RV industry for over 25 years, comes the innovative Aqua-Hot 100 Off-Road Heater. Connecting to an engine’s cooling system, the compact unit quietly and efficiently heats cabs with a brushless, radial axial fan. The economical Aqua-Hot 100 draws less than 0.5 amps, ensuring long hours of warmth without draining the battery. Delivering big heat from a small package, it weighs only 3 1/2 lbs. and measures 5 1/2 inches... Read more

PowerFlare: Helping the RV World Get ‘Greener’

February 5, 2010 by · Comments Off on PowerFlare: Helping the RV World Get ‘Greener’ 

PowerFlare products were specifically designed to eliminate the health, safetyand environmental hazards characterized by traditional incendiary flares while improving light signal visibility and reducing overall long-term financial costs for customers. Traditional flares contain perchlorate and other major carcinogens, and sometimes cause out of control fires due to mishandling. However, PowerFlares use LED technology, eliminating the use of harsh chemical perchlorate and eliminates the risk of... Read more

FPM-050 Fuel Polisher: Available Through Racor

February 2, 2010 by · Comments Off on FPM-050 Fuel Polisher: Available Through Racor 

Parker Energy Systems’ Fuel Polishing products are now offered through Parker’s Racor Division and its distributors, according to a news release. Racor is a division of Parker Hannifin Corp. and a global leader in fuel, air, oil and coolant filtration systems for internal combustion engines and fuel delivery. Parker Energy Systems’ FPM-050 Fuel Polisher pump is ideally suited to work with Racor fuel filter/water separators.  A fuel recirculation system, the FPM-050 enables fuel... Read more

Blue Ox: New Braking System for Vehicles in Tow

February 1, 2010 by · Comments Off on Blue Ox: New Braking System for Vehicles in Tow 

The Patriot from Blue Ox is an all-new electric-powered braking system designed to provide more sensitive braking performance for vehicles in tow. Instead of the sudden all-on or all-off braking of typical air-compression systems, the Patriot system electronically coordinates with the motorhome brakes to apply appropriate, proportional braking for all tow vehicle wheels, allowing for smoother deceleration and less wear on the brake pads. The Patriot is controlled by an in-coach wireless RF remote... Read more

Newcoast Financial Services Launches New Website

August 31, 2009 by · Comments Off on Newcoast Financial Services Launches New Website 

Newcoast Financial Services, a leading finance firm specializing in the recreational vehicle industry, announced Friday (Aug. 28) the launch of a new website: The website has been designed from the framework out to educate RV customers on how Newcoast Financial can provide specialized financing programs to meet their unique needs, according to a news release. Headquartered in Clearwater, Fla.,, Newcoast Financial Services has been offering retail financial services in the boat,... Read more

Mohawk Mobile Column Lift

June 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on Mohawk Mobile Column Lift 

RV and tow-vehicle repair tends to be a seasonal task, making it tough on dealers who have to determine space and equipment needs. Mohawk Lift’s mobile column lifts allow facilities to dedicate resources to specific jobs as demand requires. Available in 2-thru-8 column sets in capacities of 18,000-, 24,000- or 30,000 pounds per column, the mobile lifts offer a total capacity of as much as 240,000 pounds. Mohawk’s mobile column lifts are ALI/ETL certified to meet nationally recognized safety standard... Read more

Honda Introduces New EU3000i Handi Generator

June 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on Honda Introduces New EU3000i Handi Generator 

Primitive campsites are perhaps the best way to appreciate the outdoors — unless, of course, your RV isn’t fitted with an onboard AC generator to power all the things we just can’t leave behind. The new EU3000i Handi from Honda Power Equipment provides 3kW of portable power — in a package 45% lighter than the company’s EU3000i. Weighing in at just 77.6 pounds, the Handi features built-in wheels, two fixed handles and a folding handle to allow it to be pulled by a single person. The GX160... Read more

MOR/ryde Smooths the TV Trail

April 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on MOR/ryde Smooths the TV Trail 

MOR/ryde International’s tag line is “smoothing the trail from tip to tail,” but most RVers generally tend to remember the company for its suspension systems or Fifth-wheel pin box. There’s more to smoothing the trail than leveling out the bumps, though, and the company recently introduced a new line of flat-panel TV mounts. Designed for TVs of various sizes, the new mounts are available with swivel, tilt, and extension options. Each mount also is housed in attractive retail packaging. Contact:... Read more

Dicor Creates New Weather- and Chemical-Resistant Membrane

April 27, 2009 by · Comments Off on Dicor Creates New Weather- and Chemical-Resistant Membrane 

Nothing is harder on a vehicle that spends its whole life outdoors than inclement weather. Dicor Corp. recently introduced a corrosion-resistant, multi-purpose membrane specially formulated for home, business, RV, automotive and marine applications that is formulated to be highly chemical resistant to gasoline, diesel fuel, anti-freeze, battery acid, engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, cleansers and many other common chemicals. This new membrane, known as the TPO 442-CR, is a versatile product... Read more

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