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Weego jump starters available through Meyer

(May 18, 2017) -- Meyer Distributing specialty parts’ retailers and aftermarket wholesalers across North America will now have access to Weego’s line of products, including the new premium jump starters, accessories and battery packs. Read More »

Gadget Guru takes issue with Florida RV resort

(May 18, 2017) -- "Posting a review that states flaws that are correctable can be a positive influence as it could motivate those in charge to institute changes that could benefit users, or in the case of the Grand Lake RV & Golf Resort, benefit future visitors. This is what I’m hoping to accomplish," wrote Pargh. Read More »

Dometic products now carried by Meyer, Arrow

(May 17, 2017) -- “With products in high demand, Dometic is thrilled to be able to work with such well-established distributors. This will give access to a network of RV dealers to improve response to consumer needs,” said Primm. Read More »

Podcast 134: Tom Wirth with Huntington Bank

(April 20, 2017) -- This week’s guest is a Tom Wirth, a senior vice president at Huntington Bank, who oversees a growing organization that’s serving more than 1,400 marine and RV dealerships across 26 states in the Midwest and southeast. He describes the scope of service the bank can provide to RV dealers, and explains how its recent merger with FirstMerit Bank will impact the industry. He offers compelling perspective on the RV and marine finance industry and where the industries themselves are heading, as well as the challenges, innovations and trends experienced in the dealer service arena. Read More »

ORIR supports Bernhardt for Interior post

(May 17, 2017) -- "He understands that we manufacture, sell and service equipment ranging from RVs to boats, skis to fishing equipment and much more that make being outdoors fun," a letter from the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable explained. Read More »

Caravan Salon to cover all RV market segments

(May 17, 2017) -- "The great success of Caravan Salon has stimulated the interest of other European and international companies – following the extension of the vehicles halls last year this applies particularly to the equipment and accessories industry," said Koschke. Read More »

Calif. KOA owners honored as ‘rockstar franchisees’

BILLINGS, Mont. — Chris and Pauline Wood, owners of the San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA Campground in California, have been identified by franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of only 41 Rockstar Franchisees. The Woods were selected from more than 30,000 franchisees, representing 340 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research in the past 18 months. For detailed information about the firm’s selection methodology, click here. “The Woods set an admirable example when it comes to leadership and business acumen,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “They exemplify the far-reaching positive impact franchisees can have.” The San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA is a former KOA Campground of the Year, and the Wood family has been an instrumental part of the Kampgrounds of America system since the park was constructed in 1973 by Chris Wood’s father. Chris and Pauline have each served on several of KOA’s key marketing and operational advisory groups, and their campground is always at the leading edge of KOA innovations and performance. “The Wood family is the best of the best when it comes to KOA franchisees,” said KOA President and CEO Pat Hittmeier. “They are always part of the conversation when our top performing franchises are discussed. They run a wonderful facility, and are truly in tune with the wants and needs of their campers, are a wonderful resource for our other franchise partners.” Visit to see the full list of 2017 Rockstar Franchisees. SOURCE: Kampgrounds of America press release Read More »

Motocross champ joins Pacific Coachworks team

(May 17, 2017) -- “Sean has had extensive experience with being integrated with our toy hauler demographics,” said Daily. “The motorcross/supercross and RV industry truly go hand in hand and we are excited to have Sean on our team.” Read More »

Total household debt reaches record high

(May 17, 2017) -- “The debt and its borrowers look quite different today,” New York Fed economist Donghoon Lee told the Wall Street Journal. “This record debt level is neither a reason to celebrate nor a cause for alarm.” Read More »

ClayZilla introduces all-in-one scratch eliminator

(May 17, 2017) -- ClayZilla XL not only completely replaces a clay bar but, in just seconds, it also becomes a scratch eliminator. Simply take the ZillaPad off and replace it with the Scratch Eliminator pad, and then use ClayZilla XL with Wipe-Out Scratch Eliminator to literally remove surface scratches. Read More »

RVing Life features Fulltime Families founder

(May 17, 2017) -- Travaglino is also the author of How to Hit the Road, a comprehensive step-by-step guide for making a family's full-time RV dreams a reality. She shares her family's journey to buying three different RVs and provides some helpful tips for new and seasoned RV shoppers. Read More »

Keystone Automotive supports Make-A-Wish event

(May 17, 2017) -- "Make-A-Wish and its charter to give hope and fun to children with chronic illness are perfectly aligned with our values," said Rogers. "We support organizations like Make-A-Wish because they extend needed services to the communities our employees live in." Read More »