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Friday, March 27, 2015Jesse Sidlauskas
The storms that rolled through the Midwest on Wednesday produced tornadoes that injured several and killed one in Oklahoma, but RV dealerships in the area report little more than minor damage. Ray Robinson, who owns Oklahoma RV in Moore, a four-...
Debt Challenge
Friday, March 27, 2015RV PRO Staff
Following the successful launch of the $1 Million Kevin Clayton Debt Elimination campaign last September, the campaign has generated more than $500,000 in pledges and donations so far from members of manufactured housing community, but the RV...
Friday, March 27, 2015RV PRO Staff
The Australian line of Jayco is celebrating its 40th year in business, the Courier Mail reports. The Victoria-based company employs 1,000 people and claims 45 percent of the country’s market share, despite 115 competitors. “We have...
Friday, March 27, 2015RV PRO Staff
The company that issued a $25,000 surety bond to Sooner RV has filed a civil action in McClain County District Court, naming as defendants 23 individuals or couples who were allegedly swindled by the dealership’s principal owner, Regina Clark....
Friday, March 27, 2015RV PRO Staff
Skyline Corp. and certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries have entered into a loan and security agreement with First Business Capital Corp., providing for a renewable three-year secured revolving credit facility. Under the new credit facility,...
Friday, March 27, 2015RV PRO Staff
The New Hampshire Camping and RV Show, in its new location at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford, expects a crowd of 10,000 over the next few days. More than 100 RV units will be on display at the combined consumer show. The show, which begins today...
Spartan Chassis
Friday, March 27, 2015RV PRO Staff
Spartan will complete its West Coast series of shows this week at the Family Motor Coach Association’s 91st Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase in Pomona, Calif. The company is at booth No. 1006-7, showcasing its remodeled show trailer, which...
techs
Thursday, March 26, 2015Jesse Sidlauskas
With the region coming off a tough winter, many New England dealerships find their service departments full and techs in high demand, making it difficult to spare service workers for training seminars, dealers report. Numbers in training seminars...
Thursday, March 26, 2015RV PRO Staff
Bob Martin, president and CEO of Thor Industires, is impressed with the growth of the RV industry, a day after the RV Industry Association’s monthly shipment numbers showed a 38th consecutive month-to-month growth. In a phone interview with the...
Thursday, March 26, 2015RV PRO Staff
A large fire that caused more than a million dollars worth of damage Wednesday morning at Fort Myers, Fla.-based North Trail RV Collision Center was ruled an accident, winknews.com, a local CBS affiliate reported. More than 50 firefighters from...
Thursday, March 26, 2015RV PRO Staff
Dometic, a supplier of RV comfort and convenience products, recently rolled out a free mobile app that provides a simulator program to help consumers visualize their RVs with various Dometic patio awnings. Theresa Brown,...
Tracey Viburg
Thursday, March 26, 2015RV PRO Staff
Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, a supplier of hydronic heating systems for RVs and commercial vehicles, announced the appointment of Tracey Viburg as customer service manager this week. Viburg will be responsible for implementing new customer...
Thursday, March 26, 2015RV PRO Staff
Forest River’s recent move to open a plant in White Pigeon, Mich. didn’t happen overnight. Although the company announced the expansion in January, the negotiations between the manufacturer and Southwest Michigan First, the region’s economic...
Thursday, March 26, 2015RV PRO Staff
Two Arizona dealerships teamed up last week to welcome spring with an “RV Extravaganza,” showcasing new units for consumers, the Benson News-Sun reports. Dillons Corral and Freedom RV, based in Tuscon, teamed up for the two-day event at Dillon...
Bauer
Thursday, March 26, 2015RV PRO Staff
Popular in the horse trailer industry, the Bauer Products, makers of door latches, introduced the Keyed Alike System to the RV industry. The product allows OEM, dealer or consumer to standardize all of their Bauer RV Handles to work with one key....
Thor
Thursday, March 26, 2015RV PRO Staff
Lippert Components and Thor Motor Coach will present a new motorhome to ARK Project Now at 8:40 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, at the Northern Indiana Event Center located at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart. The private event will feature Drew...
B&W
Wednesday, March 25, 2015Jesse Sidlauskas
While it was a big step publicly to switch to a lifetime warranty policy on all its towing and hitch products, B&W Trailer Hitches Marketing Manager Beth Barlow said the transition was an easy one. “We’ve always acted in a way that...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015RV PRO Staff
The first trailer – a Salem Cruise Lite – rolled out of Forest River’s new Hemet, Calif., manufacturing plant earlier this week, the Hemet Press Enterprise reported. The Southern California plant is a former Skyline RV factory that Forest River...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015RV PRO Staff
About 40 firefighters battled a blaze Wednesday morning at Fort Meyers, Fla.-based North Trail RV Collision Center, WZVN a local ABC affiliate reported. A security guard called in the fire at around 5:30 a.m., and the Tice Fire Department district...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015RV PRO Staff
The LaGrange County, Ind., Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors appointed Ryne Krock as its new president/CEO, according to a news release Wednesday. Ryne Krock Krock is a native of LaGrange County...