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Let’s RV announces Facebook contest winners

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(July 29, 2016) -- Beth McLane of Costa Mesa, Calif., won a $100 KOA gift card. Cheryl Nelson, of Enid, Okla., won a Stromberg Carlson Stake N Grill with carry bag, valued at $86. Both winners were selected from among Let's RV's Facebook fans. Read More »

TriMas appoints Thomas Amato president and CEO

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(July 29, 2016) -- The TriMas Corporation Board of Directors announced that Thomas A. Amato has been appointed president and chief executive officer, effective immediately, succeeding David M. Wathen, who has stepped down from these positions and from the TriMas Board of Directors. Read More »

Flexsteel completes environmental improvements

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(July 29, 2016) -- Flexsteel Industries announced that the efforts to help sustain the environment of Boone county and surrounding areas has been on-going by completing a retro-fit of the light fixtures of both the Upholstery and Wood plants with energy efficient ballasts and light bulbs to reduce the electric energy consumption and the CO2 emitted into the air. Read More »

More millennials head outdoors and stay connected

(July 29, 2016) -- More Americans are heading outdoors. The camping industry is growing after years of decline. Last year, people from more than one million households camped for the first time. Nearly half of them were millennials, between 18 and 35 years old. Read More »

Sika appoints new senior market field manager

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(July 29, 2016) -- Gapczynski will manage the marketing-related efforts, strategic program initiatives, and product management; including successful product commercialization for the industry transportation/A&C and marine markets. Read More »

U.S. GDP up 1.2 percent; Canadian down 0.6%

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(July 29, 2016) -- Despite a 4.6 percent bump in consumer spending, declines in investments and inventories provided offset for U.S. GDP. On the Canadian side, wildfires that shut down oil production contributed to an overall decline in GDP. Read More »

AC Insurance to expand into RV owner market

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(July 29, 2016) -- AC Insurance Services now offers specialty recreation vehicle insurance features, as well as various industry resources. In so doing, they aim to assist people who live the RV lifestyle, the release noted. Read More »

Download RV Industry Death Spiral complete series

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(July 28, 2016) -- The series of editorials which looked at critical problems with every segment within the RV industry including, manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, campgrounds, associations, RV owners and the RV media, has been read by nearly 80,000 people from around the world. Read More »

Podcast 102: Escapees’ Travis and Melanie Carr

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(July 28, 2016) -- This week's guests are Travis and Melanie Carr, the incoming president and vice president of the Escapees Club. Travis and Melanie come on the show and explain what’s changed and who is in charge of what going forward. They describe the work being done by Escapees to attract younger members and where Travis and Melanie see the club moving in 2017 and beyond. They also touch on some new services offered this year, including a new mapping tool and a job board to help working RVers make money on the road. Read More »