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Monday, July 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
RVs continued to be shipped out of factories at a robust pace in June, according to the RV Industry Association. Total wholesale shipments of all RVs during June were reported at 32,809 units according to the RVIA survey of manufacturers, an...
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Monday, July 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
Engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. reported second quarter revenue of $4.8 billion, an increase of 7 percent from the same quarter in 2013. The year-to-year increase was driven by stronger demand in on-highway markets and distributor acquisitions...
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Monday, July 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
Norcold has introduced the new 2.7 cubic foot N305 and N306 refrigerators to succeed the N300 and N302 models with improved controls that give owners more ability to guide the unit’s energy usage and operations. In addition, the new N305 and N306...
Monday, July 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
The Mike Molino RV Learning Center will host a webinar highlighting dealer inspections and how to avoid OSHA and EPA citations at noon ET on July 31. The dealer webinar, provided at no cost in partnership with KPA, will focus...
Monday, July 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
Supreme Industries Inc. a manufacturer of commercial vehicles, truck bodies and specialty vehicles, announced financial results for the second quarter, during which period the company sold its shuttle bus operation to Forest River Inc. The...
Monday, July 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
The RV Dealers Association of Alberta is still seeking 20 more players for this year’s Association golf tournament. The 27th Annual Golf Tournament being held Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Alberta Springs Golf Resort in Red Deer,...
Monday, July 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
After three consecutive months of solid gains, pending home sales slowed modestly in June, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 1.1...
Monday, July 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
Pickup sales are a closely watched economic barometer, a sign of where the country is headed, especially coming out of a recession, according to the Washington Post. Construction workers buy pickups. But so do insurance agents, salespeople and...
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Friday, July 25, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
A class action lawsuit has been filed against engine manufacturer Navistar on behalf of Washington and California trucker client Par 4, adding to the class action suits brought against the company in Texas earlier this month. The lawsuits center...
Friday, July 25, 2014RV PRO Staff
The RV Industry Association’s inspectors held a bi-annual meeting in early July at the association’s Elkhart, Ind., office to review and educate staff on the 2014 National Fire Prevention code requirements that go into effect Sept. 1...
Friday, July 25, 2014RV PRO Staff
According to the latest Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report, the total balance of auto loans midway through 2014 is $902.2 billion, a record high and an increase of more than 10 percent from same time a year ago. In that same time, the...
Friday, July 25, 2014RV PRO Staff
Michael Ray Ingram, 65, son of RV/MH Hall of Famer, Robert “Boots” Ingram, died July 4 in Palm Desert, the Elkhart Truth reported. Michael Ingram Ingram is survived by family members, including his mother, Betty Ingram; wife,...
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Friday, July 25, 2014RV PRO Staff
The RV Industry Association has published the “2013 Survey of Lenders’ Experiences”, a publication detailing the results of the association’s annual nationwide survey of financial institutions concerning their RV lending portfolios. The report...
Friday, July 25, 2014RV PRO Staff
The National African American RV Association rally began this week at the Shawnee Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla., with about 260 rigs in attendance, according to the Shawnee News-Star. The association, which began in...
Friday, July 25, 2014RV PRO Staff
A Missouri auto and RV dealer, Wehr Motors in Mountain Grove, Mo., recently covered much of the cost of a 2014 Jayco Jay Series 1207 popup camper that the Hospice of Care at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo., will raffle off to raise...
Friday, July 25, 2014RV PRO Staff
Initial jobless claims for the week ending July 19 dropped to their lowest level since Feb. 18, 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Initial claims were 284,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The...
Solar Blaster
Thursday, July 24, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
About six months ago, Stoett Industries’ owner Jack Stover decided to expand his company’s product line. As a result, the Hicksville, Ohio-based manufacturer of retractable screens and shower doors for homes and RVs bought the Solar Blaster vent...
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Thursday, July 24, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
The fire that leveled the Lami-Plast factory in Elkhart, Ind., in February smoldered and burned for three days, but Lami-Plast, a plastic and fiberglass manufacturer for RVs, was out of business only a day, according to company President Russ...
Thursday, July 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Dometic has added two RV OEM sales account managers operating out of its RV headquarters in Elkhart, Ind. Brent Clark Brent Clark has 15 years’ experience in the RV supplier field, most recently as vice president of sales...
Thursday, July 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
For the third consecutive year, Cummins Inc. was one of only two industrials recognized by Gartner Inc. as a top 25 supply chain company in its annual survey. The survey was released by Gartner during its recent Supply Chain...