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Inductee Class
Tuesday, August 4, 2015Jesse Sidlauskas
The RV/MH Hall of Fame inducted its 2015 class during a ceremony Monday night at the Hall of Fame’s Event Center in Elkhart, Ind. Members of the 2015 class pose prior to Monday night's induction ceremony: (back row l-r) Paul Hanser, Bert...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015RV PRO Staff
A 14 percent increase in net sales to the RV industry lifted Lippert parent company Drew Industries in the second quarter this year. RV businesses account for 92 percent of the company’s net sales in 2015, which led to net income of $20.9...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015RV PRO Staff
Loran “Ike” Hamilton, former board member of the Michigan Association of RVs and Campgrounds died recently. Hamilton worked as an RV broker in the 1980s, and joined MARVAC in 1983. In the late 1990s, he entered the dealership business and was the...
Rob McKibben
Tuesday, August 4, 2015RV PRO Staff
Grand Design welcomed the addition of Rob McKibben to the company’s sales team. In his role as regional sales manager, McKibben will be responsible for sales of the Solitude and Momentum fifth wheel product lines in the north central U.S. and...
Transit Camera
Tuesday, August 4, 2015RV PRO Staff
Rear View Safety debuted its Ford Third Brake Light backup camera system designed specifically for the 2015 Ford Transit. The RVS-920 Ford Transit backup camera system is designed to integrate into the Transit and replace the third brake light on...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015RV PRO Staff
WinnebaGoLife announced that fitness experts James and Stef Adinaro of the Fit RV will be new contributors to the blog. Known for encouraging a more healthful and active RV lifestyle, the Adinaros provide workouts, fit tips, recipes, RV tips and...
Monday, August 3, 2015Jesse Sidlauskas
In an effort to reorganize its wholesale distribution business, Keystone Automotive made several changes at the highest ranks of the companies' executive team last month, including the addition of a new president at Keystone Automotive and the...
RV General
Monday, August 3, 2015RV PRO Staff
In a surprise phone call received last week, RV General Store, located in Newcastle, Okla., was asked to provide a new motorhome for the “Celebrity Motor Homes” production crew to use as a substitute coach in a segment they were filming with...
Monday, August 3, 2015RV PRO Staff
The RV Industry Association signed a three-year contract with Convention Data Services, a data management firm. CDS will provide registration and lead retrieval services beginning with this year’s event, the National RV Trade Show, to be...
Monday, August 3, 2015RV PRO Staff
The 92nd Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase, hosted by Family Motor Coach Association, ended this weekend Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisc. The four-day event is hosted each year by Cincinnati-based FMCA, an organization for people who...
Monday, August 3, 2015RV PRO Staff
NextGear Capital recently completed the sale of $433 million privately placed notes. The move provides NextGear Capital, a Cox Automotive company, with additional capital and operating flexibility to support the rapid growth of its dealer finance...
Monday, August 3, 2015RV PRO Staff
Marcus Lemonis, Camping World CEO, arrived about an hour late to a Camping World grand opening in Richmond, Ind., but it didn’t take long for the crowd of 250 to forgive the tardiness. Lemonis spent nearly two hours with the audience during the re...
Monday, August 3, 2015RV PRO Staff
Go RVing of Canada issued its latest report to update industry members on how their public relations and advertising dollars are being spent. This year, the organization has increased its social media effort, and reported an increased reach on...
Monday, August 3, 2015RV PRO Staff
The new Smart Splice Hose-to-Hose Connector from AirSept offers a permanent repair to the expensive power crimping systems usually used to build hose connections on RVs. The new product uses a crimp-and-frame system. The crimp-and-frame system...
Monday, August 3, 2015RV PRO Staff
Lazydays partnered with the University of Florida Gators to promote the dealership during football games this fall. The multi-year pact between Lazydays and the university was brokered by IMG, the university’s multimedia rights partner, and...
Friday, July 31, 2015Jesse Sidlauskas
Dealers and suppliers are waiting for the dust to settle after the latest round of distribution wars resulted in the merger of the two largest distributors and the entry of another large distributor into the RV market. Though the deal between...
Friday, July 31, 2015RV PRO Staff
Lazydays has named Marc Carlton digital marketing director, the company announced Thursday in a news release. Carlton has been working on the digital end of the automotive industry for more than 15 years, and will be...
RVDA Alberta
Friday, July 31, 2015RV PRO Staff
RV Dealers Association of Alberta hired two new employees this month, adding Karen Renaud and Carrie Nelson to the staff. Nelson enters a new position as a social media specialist as the Association attempts to ramp up its online presence....
Friday, July 31, 2015RV PRO Staff
A national economic and work force data firm says Elkhart County is near the top of its list of the nation’s best manufacturing economies. Headlight, a company that makes data analysis software, ranked the northern Indiana county No. 4 overall for...
Friday, July 31, 2015RV PRO Staff
Representatives from Cummins and Schneider Electric signed a joint declaration to partner on community improvement projects across the globe. The agreement will improve how both organizations address environmental challenges, promote technical...