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Tuesday, April 15, 2014Travis O. Pryor
Automatic Data Processing Inc. officials on Monday (April 14) told RV PRO that customers of the company’s dealer services products should see few if any changes as the dealer services division is spun off into its own company. ADP announced...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014RV PRO Staff
Camping World RV Sales has agreed to purchase the assets of Mega RV Corp., the operator of McMahon’s RV in Westminster, Colton and Palm Desert, Calif. A purchase price was not disclosed. The deal will enable Camping World to quickly expand into...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014Travis O. Pryor
More than 30 people from about 20 Elkhart, Ind.-area transport companies gathered at the RV/MH Hall of Fame on Tuesday (April 15), to discuss transportation issues surrounding the RV industry. This year, the annual backlog of shipments that the...
Nitro
Tuesday, April 15, 2014RV PRO Staff
Forest River’s XLR division has re-launched its Nitro brand of travel trailer. The newly re-engineered wide body Nitro utilizes lightweight laminated side walls, low energy LED lighting inside and out, plus a power awning featuring LED light...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014RV PRO Staff
Prime Time Mfg., in partnership with Tredit Tire and Wheel, is providing customers with two new premium benefit programs that will enhance the safety, convenience, and overall ownership experience included with the purchase of a Prime Time...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014RV PRO Staff
Northampton Community College in partnership with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association is offering an RV air conditioning course May 12 through June 8 in Bethlehem, Pa. PRVCA plans to give employees of members a 50 percent reimbursement on...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014RV PRO Staff
Dealertrack Technologies on Monday (April 14) announced plans to maintain its corporate headquarters on Long Island, N.Y., and has signed a lease to move into a newly built 233,000-square-foot corporate office building in the nearby Village of North...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014RV PRO Staff
The RV Dealers Association of Canada is hosting a live web event “Cross-Cultural Apprentice Mentoring: Strategies for Success” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST April 16. This webinar will offers insights on the impact of culture and race on mentoring in...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014RV PRO Staff
Carefree RV Resorts of Scottsdale, Ariz., has joined the Tents for Troops (T4T) network, the company said. The move adds 28 RV resorts -- including 14 Canadian parks -- into the organisation’s philanthropic  military camping network...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014RV PRO Staff
Reuters reports U.S. homebuilder sentiment edged up in April but remained mostly dour on lingering concerns about stiff credit conditions for buyers and tight supply of building lots and labor, the National Association of Home Builders said on...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014RV PRO Staff
Reuters reports foreign purchases of U.S. Treasuries jumped in February to their highest level in nearly 2-1/2 years on safe-haven demand due to the global economy and the tension between Russia and the West over Ukraine’s Crimea region, U.S....
Furnace
Monday, April 14, 2014RV PRO Staff
Atwood Mobile Products and Suburban Manufacturing have both made notable changes to their forced-air furnaces for propane-equipped RVs for 2014. Atwood went back to the drawing board for 2014 with redesigned furnaces, according to company...
Monday, April 14, 2014RV PRO Staff
According to data from Statistical Surveys, motorhome retail for Class A and C models increased 2 percent in February. Class A sales increased 10 percent while Class C retail fell 7 percent. Thor motorhome retail demand fell 13 percent in...
Monday, April 14, 2014RV PRO Staff
Baird Equity Research reports that although retail traffic in the early part of the year was hampered by severe winter weather, the overall outlook for the RV industry remains positive. According to Baird data, dealers reported growth in...
Monday, April 14, 2014RV PRO Staff
Heartland RVs LLC and Thor Motor Coach are issuing recalls due to the same microwaves that recently led to a similar recall by Newmar. Heartland is recalling certain model year 2013 Bighorn Silverado, 2014 Bighorn and 2013-2014 Cyclone, and...
Monday, April 14, 2014RV PRO Staff
ASA Electronics, an international manufacturer and supplier of RV audio and video electronics and appliances, has named Yu Qi as the new International Staff accountant. Before joining the Elkhart, Ind.-based ASA team, she held an accounting...
Monday, April 14, 2014RV PRO Staff
Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc., of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, says the latest data from Statistical Surveys indicate the company is the No. 1 Class B manufacturer in North America. Roadtrek says the SSI data show the company produced a 67 percent...
Monday, April 14, 2014RV PRO Staff
Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Travato, 2014 Trend, and 2014 Itasca Viva! motorhomes manufactured Nov. 13, 2013, through Feb. 11 and built on the Ram ProMaster chassis, according to the National Highway Traffic...
Monday, April 14, 2014RV PRO Staff
The RV Dealers Association is seeking nominees for the 2014 James B. Summers Award. The award was created in 1986 to recognize individuals who make outstanding contributions to the association. All candidates are presented...
Monday, April 14, 2014RV PRO Staff
Lippert Components Inc., an RV and manufactured housing supplier, already has a large presence in northern Indiana, but it's still in a growth mode. In an interview with the South Bend, Ind., Tribune, company CEO Jason...