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Highland Ridge recalls 3,379 RVs to fix LED lights

(June 5, 2017) -- Highland Ridge RV is recalling 3,379 2017 Open Range, Highlander, Light and Roamer and Mesa Ridge fifth wheels and Mesa Ridge, Light, Roamer and Ultra Lite travel trailers because the LED ceiling lights may produce excessive heat, NHTSA reported. Read More »

FTC ruling could allow robocalls direct to voicemail

(June 2, 2017) -- Marketing calls usually make your cellphone ring, but if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules in the companies' favor, those credit card, financing and debt collection calls could legally go straight to your voicemail box in unlimited numbers, CBS news reported. Read More »

RV Pro: Sirpilla retires from Camping World

(June 2, 2017) -- After 14 years acting as Camping World’s chief business development officer, John Sirpilla has retired from his post, according to an update made to his LinkedIn profile yesterday and reported today by RV Pro. Read More »

22 booths remain for RVDA convention

(June 2, 2017) -- Companies interested in exhibiting at the industry's premier educational event for dealers should contact marketing manager Julie Newhouse immediately to reserve a spot. The event is slated for Nov. 6-10 at Bally's on the Las Vegas Strip. Read More »

Sobel University surges on new dealership hires

(June 2, 2017) -- “Dealerships across the country are increasing their sales staff to keep up with the demand for RV professionals,” said Sobel. “Dealers have hired professional, energetic people who are in need of comprehensive and principle focused sales training. Read More »

Curt Group acquires United Welding Services

(June 2, 2017) -- As a member of the Curt Group family of brands, UWS offers several United States-based manufacturing capabilities, as well as a full product line of cross-bed truck boxes, chest boxes, transfer tanks, hitch carriers and ladder racks. Read More »

New Flyer acquires Carlson Engineered Products

(June 2, 2017) -- Carlson's business began in 1985 with industrial and custom part fabrication, from which evolved a line of fiberglass reinforced plastic water and sewage tank manufacturing. The business later expanded with a line of truck caps and other recreation vehicle parts. Read More »

Coopers to acquire RV Daily Report

(June 1, 2017) -- RV Daily Report Founder Greg Gerber announced today that an agreement has been reached to sell his publication and website to Terry Cooper, the Texas RV Professor, and his wife, Evada. The sale is expected to be finalized July 1. Terms were not disclosed. Read More »

‘Chocolate’ Myers to keynote ARVC convention

(June 1, 2017) -- Danny “Chocolate” Myers, a NASCAR legend and host of the Sirius/XM NASCAR radio Channel 90 show, “Tradin’ Paint,” will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2017 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo Nov. 7 to 10 in Raleigh, N.C. Read More »

Craven draws upon dealer experience to design RVs

(June 1, 2017) -- Kris Craven is the national sales manager for Forest River's all-new Impression fifth wheel. For nearly 20 years, with oversight of both sales and service, Craven played a key role in the family-owned RV dealership, Rollin-On RVs. The dealership, located in Schererville, Ind. Read More »

Pearson appointed co-chair of Go RVing Coalition

(June 1, 2017) -- The RV Dealers Association Board of Directors has selected Dan Pearson, of PleasureLand RV Centers in St. Cloud, Minn., to serve as co-chairman of the Go RVing Coalition. He replaces Tom Stinnett,who was RVDA’s first co-chair and a key leader of the coalition since its inception. Read More »