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NRVIA releases conference agenda

NRVIA releases conference agenda (Oct. 23, 2014) -- The event is designed to provide training and networking opportunities for people either interested in becoming certified RV inspectors or who already own an inspection business. Read More »

Sys2K sponsors lunch at RVDA expo

Sys2K sponsors lunch at RVDA expo (Oct. 23, 2014) -- RVDA today announced that Sys2K will sponsor lunch in the expo during the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, which takes place Nov. 10 to 14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. Read More »

Lippert Components gets $200,000 Michigan grant

Lippert Components gets $200,000 Michigan grant (Oct. 23, 2014) -- The company plans to retain and grow the IDS operations in Sterling Heights, investing up to $1.7 million and adding 102 new jobs. As a result, the project has been awarded a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Read More »

11 fire agencies battle blaze at Better Way Products

11 fire agencies battle blaze at Better Way Products (Oct. 23, 2014) -- Water had to be shuttled to the scene in tankers because there were no hydrants nearby and crews used excavating equipment to break down walls so they could better attack the fire, the Elkhart Truth reported. Read More »

Canadian retail sales drop, U.S. prices rise

Canadian retail sales drop, U.S. prices rise (Oct. 23, 2014) -- Canadian retail sales declined by 0.3 percent in August 2014, slightly weaker than market expectations for a flat reading, RBC Economics reported. Consumer prices rose by 0.1 percent in September, slightly stronger than market expectations for no change in the month. Read More »

Winnebago sees strong interest in Brave, Tribute

Winnebago sees strong interest in Brave, Tribute (Oct. 23, 2014) -- "The new retro-inspired Brave had some of the biggest retail numbers at the show and I believe we'll see it having a big impact on the RV community in coming months. It has definitely made its impact at its first California retail show," said Barouti. Read More »

12 ways to ensure a website passes the blink test

12 ways to ensure a website passes the blink test (Oct. 23, 2014) -- The repercussions of receiving an "F" in the blink test means misplaced conversion possibilities, as in lost opportunities for new leads and customers. Goodness. That’s one test you don’t want to fail. Read More »

Spartan Chassis launches blog

Spartan Chassis launches blog (Oct. 23, 2014) -- Spartan Chassis today announced it has developed a new RV blog to further provide exclusive stories and features pertaining to RVs as well as the vibrant culture at Spartan. Read More »

Bill Stout joins EverGreen RV’s parts team

Bill Stout joins EverGreen RV’s parts team (Oct. 23, 2014) -- Stout will lead the warranty tech and care department of the new customer service and parts center by overseeing daily warranty administration and working with claims, customer care and support. Read More »

RV Station prepares unique commercial

RV Station prepares unique commercial (Oct. 23, 2014) -- RV Station, in cooperation with Warren Stewart Marketing and Advertising, and Jason Ward Video Productions, have produced a 3-minute video promoting the RV lifestyle from the viewpoint of a small boy as his family goes through the steps of purchasing an RV through enjoying their first camping experience. Read More »

Jobless claims jump 17,000 last week

Jobless claims jump 17,000 last week (Oct. 23, 2014) -- "Looking through these fluctuations, the four-week moving average of initial claims fell to its lowest level in 14 years and thus continues to point to rapid improvement in the U.S. labor market," said Nye. Read More »

AmeriGO’s McAdams to keynote NRVIA banquet

AmeriGO’s McAdams to keynote NRVIA banquet (Oct. 23, 2014) -- “Our members will walk away from this weekend’s event with the knowledge and motivation they need to take their RV Inspection business to the next level. Joe’s expertise and rich history with the RV lifestyle is a resource that we are honored to have at our inaugural conference,” said Cooper. Read More »

Keystone launches new NTP-Stag logo

Keystone launches new NTP-Stag logo (Oct. 22, 2014) -- “We will begin integrating this new design into all printed materials, digital communications, event messaging and advertising within the broader RV industry to reinforce the desire to create unity between our companies,” Donnelly added. Read More »

TriMas completes acquisition of Allfast Fastening Systems

TriMas completes acquisition of Allfast Fastening Systems (Oct. 22, 2014) -- TriMas has completed its acquisition of Allfast Fastening Systems for approximately $360 million. The transaction closed on Oct. 17, at which time Allfast became part of the company’s Aerospace segment. Read More »

RVIA sets date for 2015 annual meeting

RVIA sets date for 2015 annual meeting (Oct. 22, 2014) -- “This year’s event will feature a combination of committee meetings, seminars, presentations and networking events that will provide information and ideas to help members plan for 2015 and beyond," said Coon. Read More »