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Shasta to ‘reissue’ an updated 1961 Airflyte

Shasta to ‘reissue’ an updated 1961 Airflyte (July 23, 2014) -- The travel trailer, which has been updated to comply with current RV Industry Association codes, and features modern appliances, was designed in honor of the company's 75th anniversary. It will be a limited edition run of 1,941 trailers to commemorate the company's first year in business. It will be available to RV dealers on a first-come, first served basis. Read More »

Roadtrek unveils new corporate logo

Roadtrek unveils new corporate logo (July 23, 2014) -- “The clean, upscale look of the new logo represents where the company has been moving and where we are headed, while still keeping some of the elements of our old logo to ensure we don’t lose where we came from. Our history is just as important to us as our future.” explained Torcoletti. Read More »

P&H Group announces new spray on paint sealant

(July 23, 2014) -- "The decreased man hours and shop time mean that now all dealerships have the opportunity to profit a paint sealant product," said Hesser. P&H Group will be the exclusive agent for CAL-Tex’s new spray on exterior paint protectant to the RV Industry. Read More »

Lippert employs helicopters to deliver air conditioners

Lippert employs helicopters to deliver air conditioners (July 23, 2014) -- "Our success over the last few years has caused us to outgrow our current space," said Smith told WNDU. "We believe that consolidating our furniture and mattress teams will streamline and further refine our manufacturing process, as well as improve product quality." Read More »

RV Magazine stops publication

RV Magazine stops publication (July 23, 2014) -- In an editorial appearing in the July/August issue of RV Magazine, Editor-in-Chief Adam Blattenberg announced the company was discontinuing its print publication, but would remain active in the RV industry on the web. Read More »

Advanced RV is first U.S. VB-Airsuspension installer

Advanced RV is first U.S. VB-Airsuspension installer (July 23, 2014) -- "The results were even more impressive than expected. The ride was much smoother, the sway nearly eradicated, and the 'trampoline effect' was eliminated. An unexpected bonus was the motorhomes provided much stronger resistance to cross winds," said Neundorfer. Read More »

Rockford Fosgate targets motorcycle makers

Rockford Fosgate targets motorcycle makers (July 23, 2014) -- Car audio supplier Rockford Fosgate is targeting sales to motorcycle manufacturers for the first time to complement its sales to makes of recreational vehicle. Read More »

City approves gravel lots for Forest River

City approves gravel lots for Forest River (July 23, 2014) -- The employee parking areas for Forest River's new manufacturing facility at the Century Drive Industrial Park will be allowed to remain unpaved after the Goshen Board of Works and Safety voted Monday to allow the company to deviate from the city’s standards, the Goshen News reported. Read More »

Survey shows consumers careful with summer spending

Survey shows consumers careful with summer spending (July 23, 2014) -- A majority of consumers are using coupons when they shop, suggesting that coupon use, as well as other ways of obtaining price discounts, is firmly entrenched in the American consumer's mindset, said Gallup. Discounting has become so ubiquitous that it is possible that consumers will avoid retailers who do not discount. Read More »

Dandy RV employee receives Kindlund scholarship

Dandy RV employee receives Kindlund scholarship (July 23, 2014) -- Ashton Shropshire, a college sophomore who has worked summers at Dandy RV Superstore in Anniston, Ala., since 2011, is the recipient of the $2,500 Mike Molino RV Learning Center Scholarship for academic year 2014-15. The award is endowed through the Kindlund Family Foundation, Read More »

Canadian retail sales continue to rise

Canadian retail sales continue to rise (July 23, 2014) -- The overall increase was boosted by a 2.5 percent jump in motor vehicles sales in the month that built further onto an already strong 2.9 percent surge in April. Additional support was provided by nominal receipts from gasoline stations rising by 2.0 percent and helped by rising gasoline prices in the month. Read More »

FRVTA awards eight new scholarships

FRVTA awards eight new scholarships (July 23, 2014) -- The Florida RV Trade Association Board of Directors, at its July meeting, added eight new students to the FRVTA Scholarship. This brings the total number of students on the scholarship program to 26 full-time and four part-time students. Read More »

Spartan Motors webcast scheduled for August 5

Spartan Motors webcast scheduled for August 5 (July 23, 2014) -- Spartan Motors, in Charlotte, Mich., will announce its second quarter 2014 results prior to the market opening on Tuesday, August 5. The Company will also host a webcast of its conference call on the same day at 10 a.m. ET. Read More »

Video: Vermont FMCA rally draws a crowd

(July 23, 2014) -- John DiPietro, with RV Insights, interviews Tom and Connie Ziobrowski, FMCA northeast regional leaders, at the rally in Essex Junction, Vt. The event drew a large number of first-time participants. The Zibrowskis describe the work that went in to plan the event. Read More »

Sys2K partners with Novera Payment Solutions

Sys2K partners with Novera Payment Solutions (July 22, 2014) -- “The partnership between Novera and Sys2K is exactly the type of relationship we look for with integrated software vendors or ISVs. The collaborative effort between Sys2K and Novera has produced a great offering for Sys2K clients, and we are extremely pleased to be partnered with them,” said Wisniewski. Read More »