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CNBC puts Indiana in the top 15 states for doing business

(July 13, 2017) It might come as no surprise then to manufacturers in the RV industry, calling Indiana home, that a new report names the state of Indiana as one of the better states to do business in. Indiana is 14th on CNBC’s 2017 “America’s Top States for Business” list, which ranks each state on metrics such as the workforce and the cost of doing business. Read More »

Intellitec appoints Schiff president

(July 13, 2017) -- Intellitec Products, a leader in electrical controls for the RV, specialty vehicle, and marine markets, has named Ned Schiff as its new president. Schiff was hired as a consultant to analyze Intellitec’s business and develop a strategic plan for profitable growth, reports a company press release. Read More »

Pala RV to sponsor September prehistoric party

(July 13, 2017) -- Pala RV Resort will offer its guests a Prehistoric Party, Friday and Saturday, September 8-9, that will award guests fun prizes for the Best Costume, Longest Stone Throw, Best Cave Drawing and the Best Decorated Site. Read More »

Rising dealer base contributes to SylvanSport growth

(July 13, 2017) -- With demand peaking for its GO “adventure camper,” SylvanSport is well underway with the next phase of a methodical growth plan as the builder transitions from niche player to securing market share in the crowded lightweight towable space, reports RV Business. Read More »

Guardian Glass makes trek to FMCA convention

(July 13, 2017) -- Representatives from Guardian’s Custom Glass Solutions are positioned at Booth 424. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Guardian booth and learn why it’s important to demand original equipment replacement windshields. Read More »

Elkhart County at risk for offshoring, automation

(July 13, 2017) -- Elkhart County’s percentages are both above the national average for risk of automation and offshoring. The average county’s automation risk is 57.31 percent and its risk of offshoring is 27.74 percent, according to the study. Read More »

Consumers snap up SUVs and crossovers versus sedans

(July 13, 2017) -- For many automakers, the fact that consumers are snapping up high-margin SUVs and crossovers instead of less-expensive sedans has been a boon to their bottom lines. U.S. light-truck sales rose 4.7 percent in the first half of the year, setting records in every month except April and heading toward a total for the year of more than 11 million. Read More »

Eco RV-ing: Can Rvs be green?

(July 13, 2017) -- With the increase in the percentage of younger campers, an additional surging trend that can currently be seen in the RV industry is the number of owners and consumers who are searching for, and requesting information on “green RVs,” writes blogger Krista Atkins Nutter for Green Cincinnati News. Read More »

Sobel University enrollment up 330 percent

(July 13, 2017) -- What’s impressive to Randy Sobel, president of Sobel University, is not the quantity of students attending but the quality. Dealers are doing a better job hiring top quality people to serve their customers. This combined with training is driving RV sales to new heights. Read More »

Thetford shows new products, conducts seminar at FMCA Rally

(July 13, 2017) -- Along with highlighting its new products, Thetford Corporation, a manufacturer of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries, will conduct a free and informative “RV Bathroom TLC” seminar during this week’s Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) Rally in Indianapolis. Read More »

Study finds Americans still recovering from recession

(July 13, 2017) -- The U.S. is now nearly 10 years removed from the onset of the worst financial crisis the economy has weathered since the Great Depression back in the 1930s. But a new study suggests three in 10 Americans still feel as though their personal finances haven't fully recovered or never will, reports U.S. News & World Report. Read More »

RV industry making a comeback

(July 12, 2017) -- Sales of recreational vehicles are at genuinely never-before-seen record levels. And buyers are getting younger, reports CNN. Last year, 430,000 recreational vehicles of all kinds were sold, according to the RV Industry Association, an increase of 15 percent over the year before. Read More »

Volta partners with Advanced RV, reports RV Pro

(July 12, 2017) -- The energy systems use automotive-based large format lithium ion technology and advanced under-hood generation that produces four times the energy with less noise, space, weight and charging time than traditional methods. Read More »

Chinook RV to create 207 jobs in Elkhart County

(July 12, 2017) -- Las-Vegas based recreational vehicle company Chinook RV is setting up shop in Elkhart County, investing nearly $2.5 million and creating 207 jobs, reported The Elkhart Truth. Melanie Shawa, communications manager for Chinook RV, said that the company has purchased a 61,800 square-foot facility located at 29449 W. U.S. 33, in Baugo Township. Read More »