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James LeBelle
Tuesday, September 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
James LeBelle, who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $100,000 while working as president of distributor BR Wholesale RV & Marine, was sentenced to five years probation, in place of a one-year suspended jail term in a Calhoun County, Mich.,...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
By 10 a.m. on Day 2 of this year’s Elkhart Open House Extravaganza, the Travel Lite team had sold the 14 units they’d brought to showcase at the lot on the corner of County Road 6 and 17, across the street from the Hall of Fame, according to company...
Bontrager, Gaeddert
Tuesday, September 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
The RV Industry Association Board of Directors elected Jayco President and CEO Derald Bontrager as chairman of the board for the fiscal year 2015 during a board meeting in Aspen, Colo., on Sept. 24. Doug Gaeddert, right, passes the gavel to new...
Airstream
Tuesday, September 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
Thor Industries will be expanding production and office capacity at the Airstream facility in Jackson Center, Ohio, according to a news release. The project will add about 94,000 square-feet to Airstream’s existing 134,000 square-foot travel...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
RV/MH Hall of Fame President Darryl Searer, along with Manufactured Housing Insurance Services President Barry Cole, spoke to a group of manufactured housing executives at the Manufactured Housing Institute’s 78th Annual Meeting on Sept. 15 at the...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
The RV Dealers Association has requested exhibitors who need to send freight from the SEMA automotive show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Nov. 4-7 to the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at Bally’s in Las Vegas on Nov. 10-14, to...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
RV industry veteran, Jerry “Major” Pogue, general manager for Girard Systems has retired effective Aug. 28, according to a news release from the company. Pogue had worked in the RV industry for 26 years, the past 14 of which he spent with Girard...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
Blue Sky Energy and Genasun have partnered in an effort to streamline product offerings and logistics and develop new off-grid products, according to a news release. “Logistics can be a nightmare for distributors serving the off-grid...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
The Michigan Association of RVs and Campgrounds announced its early 2015 show schedule in a news release Monday. In addition to the 2014 shows that include the 25th Annual Fall Detroit Camper and RV Show on Oct. 1-5, the...
RV Learning Center
Tuesday, September 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
The Florida RV Trade Association and RVDA’s Mike Molino RV Learning Center announced distance-learning opportunities for RV dealers and their employees through July 31, 2015. The Distance Learning Network is $995 per year for each dealership...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
ADP of Roseland, N.J., a provider of human capital management solutions, has issued updated fiscal 2015 guidance in anticipation of the spin-off of its Dealer Services business unit, to be named CDK Global Inc. With the completion of the spin-off...
Monday, September 29, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
The Route 66 RV Network honored Randy Ketelsen, owner of Wheat Ridge, Colo.-based Ketelsen Campers with the 6th annual Larry Coker Commitment Award at the Newtork’s annual rally in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sept 8-10....
Monday, September 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Cavco Industries has attempted to open talks with Skyline Corp. about the purchase of the company’s manufactured home division, according to a Cavco news release issued Friday. At the time of the release, Cavco had not been successful in...
Monday, September 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
RV wholesale shipments tracked by RVIA continued to cruise, rising in August 5.8 percent above last year’s numbers, according to a news release. Motorhomes represented 15 percent of shipments in August, the highest percentage of motorhome...
Jayco
Monday, September 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Jayco is recalling certain 2014-15 Precept motorhomes due to inadequate protection of the wiring for the driver and passenger’s electric seats, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects up to 389 units...
Monday, September 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Dealers in the Jacksonville, Fla.-area will be hoping that good sales numbers continue through the St. Johns County Fall RV Show that takes place Oct. 9-12 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton, the Florida Times-Union reports. According...
Forest River
Monday, September 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Forest River is recalling certain 2012-15 Coachmen 2150LE Prism motorhomes due to improper welds on the liquid propane tank support, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects up to 256 units made between...
Monday, September 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
The RVDA of Alberta will provide apprentices attending Southern Alberta Institute of Technology training a subsidy to assist with the cost of travelling during the eight-week training course, according to a news release. Apprentices receive a $200...
Monday, September 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Starcraft RV is recalling certain 2015 16RB Launch travel trailers due to incorrect tire inflation pressure on the Federal ID label, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The recall affects up to 12 units made...
Monday, September 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 economic census numbers show the impact of the Great Recession on dealership sales, employment and payroll, according to a report with RV Executive Today. The latest census covers 2007-12 and charts the RV industry...