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RVillage rolls out improvements to website

RVillage rolls out improvements to website (April 16, 2014) -- Last week, RVillage.com rolled out some improvements to its newly launched site. The RV social networking site officially opened March 12 in "beta" mode, meaning that developers asked users to submit ideas on how to improve the site. Read More »

Bill Thomas Camping Sales pledges to RV Learning Center

Bill Thomas Camping Sales pledges to RV Learning Center (April 16, 2014) -- Bill Thomas Camper Sales of Wentzville, Mo, made a $5,000 gift to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, bringing the dealership’s lifetime contributions to $31,000, the RV Dealers Association announced today. Read More »

U.S. industrial production jumps 0.7% in March

U.S. industrial production jumps 0.7% in March (April 16, 2014) -- The solid increase in overall industrial output pushed the March capacity utilization rate up to 79.2 percent from 78.8 percent in February (previously reported as 78.4 percent). This marked the highest rate of capacity utilization since June 2008, said Josh Nye, an RBC economist. Read More »

Sobel University class explores issue of fear

Sobel University class explores issue of fear (April 16, 2014) -- "There is no fear when you are ready for whatever comes next. Fear is like quicksand; once it grabs you, it can hold you, it can pull you down, and it’s hard to get out of its grip," said Sobel. "Salespeople who go on losing streaks will easily identify with this quicksand feeling." Read More »

Better safety measures couldn’t save RVs from wind

(April 16, 2014) -- WLOX TV wondered whether better safety measures added to recreation vehicles would have saved the more than 20 RVs destroyed by straight line winds at the Santa Maria RV Park in Gautier, Miss. Read More »

Lemonis: How not to negotiate in five simple steps

(April 16, 2014) -- After working with Florida's Key West Key Lime Pie Co. on "The Profit," Marcus Lemonis shares his top negotiating tips in five simple ways. Read More »

McMahon serves cease and desist letter to RV Daily Report

McMahon serves cease and desist letter to RV Daily Report (April 15, 2014) -- An attorney representing Brent McMahon, president of Mega RV Corp. and the owner of McMahon's RV, served a cease and desist letter to RV Daily Report this afternoon demanding that some comments to a recent story be removed. His lawyer also demanded that RV Daily Report turn over the IP addresses of people posting false comments to the story. Read More »

Camping World signs letter of intent with McMahons

Camping World signs letter of intent with McMahons (April 15, 2014) -- "This is perhaps the toughest RV deal I have ever put together," Marcus Lemonis, president and CEO of Camping World, told RV Daily Report. "It's a challenging, high-risk venture, but one that opens the door to a wonderful opportunity." Read More »

Registration opens for 2014 RVDA Convention and Expo

Registration opens for 2014 RVDA Convention and Expo (April 15, 2014) -- “Shifting the convention to November is better for our dealers and will allow greater participation by more people at the dealership,” said McCluskey. “Employee development opportunities will be expanded and we are aiming for maximum flexibility for dealers to plan their schedule for the convention.” Read More »

Potts is pleased with Winnebago’s progress

Potts is pleased with Winnebago’s progress (April 15, 2014) -- "So much progress has been made this year, it doesn't seem like 12 months have passed since our last Dealer Days," Potts told the crowd. "But, looking around this room and seeing the exciting and innovative products we've brought to the show reminds me of just how busy we have been." Read More »

Flexsteel Industries director acquires 1,705 shares of stock

Flexsteel Industries director acquires 1,705 shares of stock (April 15, 2014) -- Flexsteel Industries Director Nancy E. Uridil bought 1,705 shares of the company’s stock totaling $62,044.95 in a transaction dated Monday, April 14th. Read More »

Cummins names Mark A. Smith Vice President

Cummins names Mark A. Smith Vice President (April 15, 2014) -- Today, Cummins Inc. promoted Mark A. Smith to Vice President, Investor Relations. As Vice President, Smith will also be an officer of the company. Read More »

New Jersey creates online site exposing illegal dumpers

(April 15, 2014) -- Littering may mean more than a hefty fine for violators in New Jersey. Law enforcement is cracking down on illegal dumping by threatening to expose perpetrators online. Read More »

Carefree of Colorado to host RVAA webinar

Carefree of Colorado to host RVAA webinar (April 15, 2014) -- Carefree has developed new tools that the RV industry has never seen before, the release noted. On www.e-carefree.com a dealer can now search for parts or complete replacement of awnings and canopies with a serial number or part number. Read More »

Allegheny Township board approves RV sales lot

(April 15, 2014) -- Cooper's RV Center is getting set to open a new sales and service location for RVs along Route 356 in Allegheny, Pa. Read More »