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Lippert-welders
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The company known for its chassis is making a bold foray into the aftermarket. Success in business is often due to a rare combination of traits: The dispassionate search for facts of a scientist, the intuition of a psychic and the nerves of a gambler. Frequently, there...
Norcold Replacement
Friday, December 2, 2011
Some RV industry segments manage to thrive while others struggle. Not all economic downturns are equal. Even in the RV industry, which tends to bear the brunt of challenging market, some segments manage to thrive while others struggle. Take the RV replacement parts market,...
Flexsteel Extenda
Friday, December 2, 2011
Anyone who says there’s nothing new in RV interiors must be sleeping. Anyone who says there’s nothing new in RV appliances and interior products has clearly been asleep for the past several years. Suppliers interviewed for this article tell RV PRO they are constantly...
Specialty distributor fills a niche in the industry with appliances and RV parts. You could call ASI Distributors Inc. a small player in a big distribution market. You could also correctly call it a big player in a small specialty market. In either case, it fills a role like...
Distributor Trends With the still uncertain economy and gas prices spiraling because of Middle East tension, it’s no easy feat to forecast the future of the RV market. Still, distributors tell RV PRO they are expecting an up year in 2011. Distributors note that...
EPDM and TPO offer manufacturers a number of options when it comes to RV roofing. A lot of people enjoy the RV life because it lets them get away from it all, while taking a little slice of home and the familiar with them. Of course, that little bit of home also comes with...
Truck Campers Gaining Ground
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Truck campers are lighter, more durable and more livable Truck camper manufacturers tell RV PRO they expect sales to continue to improve this year after a nice rebound in 2010. That assessment is in line with figures from the RV Industry Association, which forecasts shipments...
Friday, August 6, 2010
  RV distributors from across the U.S. tell RV PRO they had a very strong spring selling season. In fact, many distributors report they had difficulty obtaining enough hitches – particularly fifth wheel hitches – to keep their dealers stocked up....
Thursday, July 15, 2010
  Randy Pulliam, president of Pulliam Enterprises and PullRite, is pictured next to one of his company’s SuperGlide fifth wheel hitches. All of the company’s products are proudly made in Mishawaka, Ind. Historically, almost...
Thursday, June 17, 2010
One constant among RVs – whether it’s the tiniest travel trailer or the most magnificent motorhome – is the toilet. The dilemma for dealers is choosing which products to offer customers for effectively and safely breaking down materials found in gray and...
Friday, May 28, 2010
Carefree of Colorado operates out of two facilities: a 160,000-square-foot manufacturing and headquarters facility (pictured at left) in Broomfield, Colo., and a 40,000-square-foot distribution center (below) in Elkhart, Ind., that supplies awnings to...
Monday, April 19, 2010
Randy Smith with NTP Distribution (right) shows new products to Juan Acosta of Curtis Trailers in Portland, Ore. NTP’s field reps work hard to promote new products. Every year, distributors unveil their new catalogs and host their trade shows. And...
Monday, March 1, 2010
Stag-Parkway recently launched a multi-year initiative aimed at providing continuing education and development programs to elevate the professionalism and profitability of RV dealerships. Of course, Stag for years has offered educational programs for...
Jason Lippert, company president and CEO Members of the Lippert Components management team are (left-to-right): Brian Donat, director of marketing and products; Todd Driver, operations manager; mark Grimes,...
Given the challenging national economy, the number of RV manufacturers that have gone out of business and the ongoing battles to secure retail and wholesale financing, many dealers are no doubt pleased to put 2009 behind them. Still, many dealers who did survive told RV PRO...
Monday, January 4, 2010
  With the downturn in the industry, even those dealers that survived were forced to scale back operations and lay off employees, and unfortunately many parts departments took the brunt of those reductions. Today, this leaves many parts departments in need of some...
Monday, January 4, 2010
  Aqua-Hot’s offices are located in the small town of Fort Lupton, Colo., about 30 miles northeast of Denver. The company’s offices and manufacturing, research and development and warehouse facilities are housed in three buildings with a...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The Side Shifter is a motorized, four-wheeled assembly that attaches to a towable unit’s frame, up between the axles. It can be bolted on or welded on. The Side Shifter is equipped with its own hydraulic system, but does tie into the camper’s 12-...
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The RV Dealer Association and the RV Industry Association have partnered to introduce an Internet-based training course they hope will make it easier for technicians to receive training and become certified for the betterment of the industry. Beginning Feb. 25, working RV...
Thursday, December 3, 2009
  One of the most important and complex responsibilities for today’s RV dealer is the education of the consumer in the proper selection, use and maintenance of their towing equipment. While consumers may believe they have the necessary expertise to tow and RV (...