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SmartPlug makes 50-amp RVs safer


(March 20, 2017) -- SmartPlug's asymmetrical design pushes straight in and automatically aligns the plug with the inlet, making it easier to use. A multi-point locking system ensures it stays securely attached to the weatherproof inlet for maximum performance and safety. Read More »

Podcast 130: Evanne Schmarder, Digital Marketing Benchmark Study

Evanne Schmarder

(March 17, 2017) -- This week’s guest is Evanne Schmarder, a serial entrepreneur working in the RV industry as the founder of Roadabode Productions. Her latest project involved a survey of companies in the outdoor hospitality industry to produce the 2017 Digital Marketing Benchmark Study. This is the second in a series of reports that takes an in-depth look at how RV business are planning their online marketing programs by utilizing digital marketing and social media channels – and measuring their results. The study even examined the role video plays in marketing the outdoor experience. Read More »

Good Sam cancels planned rally in Washington

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(March 17, 2017) -- "We realized that it’d be unrealistic to execute another event of this magnitude with just a few months of preparation," Hamilton wrote. "We’ll need at least a year to allocate the necessary resources that will ensure a successful outcome for all involved." Read More »

Fed’s eye faster interest rate hikes in 2018

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(March 17, 2017) -- "Confidence was evident in the median growth forecast at 2.1 percent in both 2017 and 2018 -- solidly above the 1.8 percent longer run estimate -- even with policymakers anticipating another two rate hikes to be delivered this year and three next year," said Desjardins. Read More »

GA: Mark Tuggle RV Center seeks technician

(March 17, 2017) -- Mark Tuggle RV Center needs an individual who can perform quality repairs on appliances, electrical, and plumbing. Ability to perform extensive repair to RV structures as a result of damage from collision and water. May consider helping with moving expenses. Read More »

SylvanSport launches new camping app

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(March 17, 2017) -- SylvanSport announced today it is partnering with new camping app The Dyrt, which offers a better way to search for campgrounds, similar to Yelp, but for camping, the release noted. People have a chance to win daily prizes or a $10,000 camper as a grand prize. Read More »

Ketelsen RV celebrates grand opening of new store

Ketelsen RV's new location in De Soto, Iowa.

(March 17, 2017) -- Ketelsen RV is celebrating the grand opening of its new store in De Soto next weekend with a celebration featuring free parking, free admission and free refreshments. The new location is just west of Des Moines on Interstate 80 near the intersection with Interstate 35. Read More »

Meyer announces partnership with Grip Clean

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(March 16, 2017) -- Grip Clean is an all-natural industrial hand soap infused with the cleaning power of DIRT. Why dirt? Turns out dirt is the best substance in the world at absorbing chemicals, oils, grease, and toxins, the release explained. Read More »

Infographic shows growth in use of online reviews

Online reviews infographic

(March 16, 2017) -- "Online reviews help us decide where/what to eat, to watch, to buy, to sell. They became an integral part of who we are as a consumer and a business owner. This Infographic shows how consumers read and use online review sites in numbers," said Arevalo. Read More »

Detroit Diesel debuts new 7.7 liter engine for RVs

(Photo from CCJ News)

(March 16, 2017) -- At the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis Wednesday, Detroit Diesel unveiled its new DD8 medium-duty engine. The vocational 7.7 liter in-line six-cylinder diesel engine boasts a range of 260 hp to 350 hp and a torque range of 660 to 1050 foot pounds, CCJ News reported. Read More »

Oregon firm offers aluminum sided teardrops

Photo from KATU-TV.

(March 16, 2017) -- “Teardrops showed up in the early 40s, and they were only around five to seven years,” Caron told KATU-TV. “I immediately recognized that this would have been the perfect trailer for that trip and also for the camping that we were doing around the Pacific Northwest at the time.” Read More »