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Lippert Cracks Open Entry Door Market

April 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to trimming back weight on RVs — fewer pounds equals better mileage or the ability to be towed by smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles — everything is on the table. Or at the door. Lippert Components, Inc., a major supplier to RV manufacturers, is now producing entry doors for the RV industry and has released a new door design that’s pre-cambered through a unique process that contributes to weight reduction. According to Brian Donat, director of product design, the new entry... Read more

Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect

March 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Eliminate the inconvenience and danger of pulling your battery cable with the Automatic Battery Disconnect from Roadmaster Inc. After the initial installation, your vehicle can be towed and then driven without any further adjustment to the battery. The Automatic Battery Disconnect is ideal for anyone towing a Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler or any other vehicle that must be towed with the battery cable disconnected. The Automatic Battery Disconnect provides a constant charged current to the battery during... Read more

Blue Ox Tiger Trak Track Bar System

March 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Anyone who’s ever towed a trailer has probably experienced a bit of “tail wag” – a problem that occurs because the leaf springs in the tow vehicle start flexing from side to side. TigerTrak, by Blue Ox, is a front- and rear-stabilizing track bar system designed to combat this potentially dangerous situation. TigerTrak helps to keep the springs from flexing laterally while still allowing vertical flexing for a smooth ride. High-strength alloy steel construction makes TigerTrak... Read more

Heng’s Universal Vents and Range Hoods

March 28, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Heng's Universal Vents and Range Hoods When it comes to maximizing aftermarket profit margins, easy product installation stands out as a tried-and-true time saver. Products that are designed to replace existing lower grade, or damaged RV components, are one sure way to help keep productivity – and profits – up in today’s competitive marketplace. Heng’s Industries has been manufacturing quality RV products since 1999. Well established in the RV component/sealant manufacturing... Read more

Fleetwood Says Filing Will Halt Katrina Lawsuits

March 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. said in court papers for its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing that the action will halt all 289 lawsuits pending related to the Riverside, Calif.-based company’s supply of emergency trailers to victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. According to a Wall Street Journal report, that includes lawsuits filed by Katrina victims that are set to go to trial later this year. Fleetwood and fellow trailer makers Gulf Stream Coach Inc., Forest River Inc. and Keystone RV Co. are named... Read more

Fleetwood Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

March 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. today (March 10) filed voluntary Chapter 11 petitions for itself and certain operating subsidiaries in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Riverside, Calif. The filings do not include any of the company’s foreign or non-operating entities. Fleetwood’s motorhome and manufactured housing businesses will continue to operate while the company seeks buyers for these business units. While the Riverside, Calif.-based company believes... Read more

Fleetwood Enterprises Exits Travel Trailer Sector

March 9, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Riverside, Calif.-based Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. will be exiting the travel trailer market to “focus on its motorhome and manufactured housing business.” In a letter to dealers, RV Group President Paul Eskritt explained that the company’s trailer division had incurred significant losses the past several years. “Fleetwood’s travel trailer division sustained losses of $65.3 million in 2007 and $16.8 million in 2008,” he said. “In recent years, this division has lost market share... Read more

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