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New Norcold N305 and N306 give RVers more control

New Norcold N305 and N306 give RVers more control (July 28, 2014) -- “The new N305 and N306 models are perfect for today’s RV lifestyle,” said Mesharer. “In addition to being even more attractive, they provide the high performance that consumers have come to expect, while, at the same time, providing improved operation control.” Read More »

Ulbright is regional manager for Winnebago Towables

Ulbright is regional manager for Winnebago Towables (July 28, 2014) -- Dewey Ulbright recently joined Winnebago Towables as the district sales manager for the northwest region of the United States. Ulbright is a 13-year veteran of the RV industry and has been serving west coast dealers for the past 10 years. Read More »

RVDA webinar identifies OSHA, EPA pitfalls

RVDA webinar identifies OSHA, EPA pitfalls (July 28, 2014) -- This webinar will give an overview of recent OSHA and EPA citations that KPA has seen across multiple industries, including RV dealerships, and automotive, heavy truck and equipment dealerships. Participants can learn what a dealership should have in place for a regulatory inspection and how to limit or even eliminate any potential fines. Read More »

Nominations sought for Outdoor Inspiration Awards

Nominations sought for Outdoor Inspiration Awards (July 28, 2014) -- The awards will now feature new categories for retailers, non-profits and youth, in addition to the original categories for manufacturers and individuals. In addition, the nomination entry form has been streamlined for easier submissions. Read More »

Navistar CEO working to regain trust

Navistar CEO working to regain trust (July 28, 2014) -- Navistar’s Springfield plant is important to the truckmaker, but new jobs won’t come here until the manufacturer regains some of the business it lost after struggling with engine technology a few years ago. Read More »

7 inexpensive, simple ways to get more customers

7 inexpensive, simple ways to get more customers (July 28, 2014) -- “RV dealerships are in the business of hospitality. And I’m extending that same helpful nature by giving them easily attainable, customer-oriented marketing strategies that are both powerful and profit-building,” said Wilson. Read More »

RV shipments up 9.8 percent over 2013

RV shipments up 9.8 percent over 2013 (July 28, 2014) -- In June, towable RVs increased 6.5 percent on shipments of 29,184 units while motorhome shipments were ahead by 3.7 percent on 3,625 units shipped to dealers in the month of June. Seasonally adjusted, June’s total represented an annualized rate of nearly 325,000 units, slightly less than the previous month. Read More »

RV sales see highest increase post Great Recession

RV sales see highest increase post Great Recession (July 28, 2014) -- Airstream president and CEO Bob Wheeler told Dayton Daily News his company has seen a 50 percent increase in sales in the past year due to an expansion into markets his company left during the recession, an expanded ad campaign, and new products rolled out in the past year. Read More »

Ford RV Refrigeration launches online training

Ford RV Refrigeration launches online training (July 28, 2014) -- "Even with 30 years’ experience, we did not realize that so many people around the world are searching for this training or how many have been looking for someone who offers this unique refrigeration service," said Ford, who noted 100 people have applied for training in the first four weeks. Read More »

Larry Milks, Kim Travaglino guests on Podcast episode 017

Larry Milks, Kim Travaglino guests on Podcast episode 017 (July 25, 2014) -- Larry Milks, whose family grew Fantastic Vents from conception to its sale in 2010 is back with a new company and new product. Fabulous Operating Products launched the SAM-1 Range Hood Upgrade Kit that can replace traditional venting systems -- even roof-mounted vents. Then, Kimberly Travaglino, founder of Fulltime Families, talks about how her organization helps younger RVers live their dream of traveling together and roadschooling their children. Read More »

SAM-1 range hood upgrade kit offers venting options

SAM-1 range hood upgrade kit offers venting options (July 25, 2014) -- "Our new SAM-1 Upgrade Kit takes ventilation technology to a new level with half the current draw," said Handy. "On low, SAM-1 is a quiet smoke extractor. On medium and high, its a quiet ventilator with slightly open windows. Customers love the brilliant cooking light and soft night light setting." Read More »

Flipbook edition of RV Executive Today arrives

Flipbook edition of RV Executive Today arrives (July 25, 2014) -- The latest issue of RV Executive Today includes a special collection of stories about instilling a selling culture throughout the entire dealership. Readers will find techniques for improving F&I selling skills, plus suggestions for improving the customer's experience at every dealership interaction. Read More »

KZ Partners in Progress meeting planned for RVDA

KZ Partners in Progress meeting planned for RVDA (July 25, 2014) -- A sixth Partners In Progress Brand Committee meeting has been added to the roster during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, which runs Nov. 10 to 14 in Las Vegas. KZ RV dealers will meet Nov. 10 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Read More »

Dometic adds two to RV OEM sales team

Dometic adds two to RV OEM sales team (July 24, 2014) -- Brent Clark will be responsible for handling RV OEM sales for Dometic at assigned Indiana accounts and the West coast and Rockies regions. Jeff Sunderland will handle RV OEM sales at assigned accounts in Indiana. Read More »

Space assigned for 2014 National RV Trade Show

Space assigned for 2014 National RV Trade Show (July 24, 2014) -- A total of 57 manufacturers and 189 suppliers were assigned display space totaling 749,903 square feet for RVIA’s 52nd Annual National RV Trade Show during the annual space drawing held July 18 at association headquarters in Reston. Read More »