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Roadtreking podcast achieves 1 million downloads

Roadtreking podcast achieves 1 million downloads (Sept. 4, 2015) -- "Very, very few podcasts ever reach that 1 million downloads milestone," said Wendland. "And for those that do, it usually takes years. The fact that we hit that number in a little over 10 months shows just how much interest there is in RV travel and the small motorhome lifestyle." Read More »

RVDA convention sponsorships still available

RVDA convention sponsorships still available (Sept. 4, 2015) -- Suppliers and manufacturers can help increase RV industry professionalism by becoming a sponsor of the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention and Expo, the premier education event for RV dealers, the RV Dealers Association announced today. Read More »

Stolen property returned to Flexsteel

Stolen property returned to Flexsteel (Sept. 4, 2015) -- A woman reported finding some merchandise Tuesday on property and Harrison Police returned it to Flexsteel and Arkansas Products from where it had been reported stolen. Read More »

RVDA convention mobile app ready for download

RVDA convention mobile app ready for download (Sept. 4, 2015) -- The app, available through Guidebook, gives users access to exhibitors and their contact information, the complete schedule of events, workshop handouts and evaluations, a personalized schedule, opportunities to share information with colleagues via social media, and maps of the venue. Read More »

Keystone Automotive to open two new warehouses

Keystone Automotive to open two new warehouses (Sept. 4, 2015) -- In combination, the new facilities located in Cheney, Wash., and Brownstown, Mich., add an additional 500,000 square feet of inventory space to Keystone’s current 2 million square foot footprint, enhancing service capabilities in these critical geographies, the release explained. Read More »

Ecocapsule provides a hub away from home

Ecocapsule provides a hub away from home (Sept. 4, 2015) -- Ecocapsule offers sustainable, high-tech glamping. Developed by Slovakian firm Nice Architects, the portable living space runs on sun, wind, and rain alone. Read More »

Payroll employment increases by 173,000 in August

Payroll employment increases by 173,000 in August (Sept. 4, 2015) -- "The employment gain in August was smaller than expected; however, upward revisions to prior months take much of the sting out of the disappointment in the monthly reading," said Janzen. Read More »

Jumping Jack Trailers to exhibit at Elkhart Open House

Jumping Jack Trailers to exhibit at Elkhart Open House (Sept. 4, 2015) -- Jumping Jack Trailers announced today the firm will be exhibiting a selection of Jump Up tent trailers at the Elkhart Dealer Open House Sept. 21 to 24 near the RV/MH Hall of Fame. Read More »

OPINION: Helicopter parents calling employers? Excuse me?

OPINION: Helicopter parents calling employers? Excuse me? (Sept. 4, 2015) -- We're not talking about jobs where 16-year-old Missy or Johnny are seeking positions flipping burgers or working a register at a retail store. We're talking professional, college-educated adults whose parents run interference in the workplace. Read More »

Duratain ready for growth on a national level

Duratain ready for growth on a national level (Sept. 3, 2015) — “I kept getting calls and having dealers fly me out to try to get me to expand the product reach,” said Weiss. “We’re now positioned to do this mass expansion and bring it to fruition from where we started.” Read More »

PODCAST 64: Jumping Jack Trailers and historian Al Hesselbart

PODCAST 64: Jumping Jack Trailers and historian Al Hesselbart (Sept. 3, 2015) -- The first guest this week is Gregg Beaudette, the national sales manager for Jumping Jack Tent Trailers. The company has been around for a while selling the unique RVs in outdoor stores, but the firm is seeking to make the product available at RV dealerships. The second guest is Al Hesselbart, who served as the industry's unofficial historian for years until his retirement earlier this year from the RV/MH Hall of Fame. Read More »

Wholesale Warranties makes Inc. 5000 list

Wholesale Warranties makes Inc. 5000 list (Sept. 3, 2015) -- Wholesale Warranties celebrates its second year on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. With a 2015 rank of 1,286, the extended RV warranty provider has presented a 323 percent growth in just three years along with being ranked No. 16 in the top insurance companies category. Read More »

Navistar stocks fall amid new SEC probe

Navistar stocks fall amid new SEC probe (Sept. 3, 2015) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating possible violations of both securities law and a previous settlement between Navistar and the SEC. The Lisle, Illinois-based company's shares dropped more than 4 percent, the Gazette reported. Read More »

AAA: Low gas prices to spur Labor Day travel

AAA: Low gas prices to spur Labor Day travel (Sept. 3, 2015) -- "A strong labor market coupled with greater job security and rising home prices have all helped to increase disposable income," said Mosher. "Though some consumers remain cautious, these positive indicators are driving a slight increase and allowing millions of Americans to travel on one last summer getaway." Read More »

Sports Illustrated tailgate tour kicks off next week

Sports Illustrated tailgate tour kicks off next week (Sept. 3, 2015) -- Anchoring the 10 stops will be two tailgate-ready RVs. A Winnebago Brave motorhome and the Lance 2612 Toy Hauler will provide the backdrop for a coast-to-coast party on wheels. Read More »
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