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Winnebago’s Randy Potts, Scott Degnan plus Lazydays’ Chris Trapeni on Episode 007

Winnebago’s Randy Potts, Scott Degnan plus Lazydays’ Chris Trapeni on Episode 007 (April 23, 2014) -- With RV Daily Report officially "on the road," Gerber starts with a visit to the Winnebago Dealer Days event in Las Vegas where he had a chance to talk with President Randy Potts about the direction of the company. He also recaps a conversation with Scott Degnan, the company's vice president of brand development about Winnebago's new branding initiative. The first stop in the RV was at the Lazydays KOA where Gerber had a chance to interview Chris Trapeni, the general manager of Lazydays Tucson. Read More »

How to ignite a Google+ listing the easy way

How to ignite a Google+ listing the easy way (April 23, 2014) -- "Google+ has recently placed itself beautifully to challenge Facebook as a significant social networking site for RV businesses," said Wilson. "Websites using the +1 button improve page traffic by 350 percent, and significant amounts of people join Google+ each day." Read More »

RVIA to open regional office in Elkhart May 1

RVIA to open regional office in Elkhart May 1 (April 23, 2014) -- The RV Industry Association will officially open its new regional office in Elkhart May 1, and will host an open house for members and guests from 1 to 5 p.m. May 8 following the RV Power Breakfast that morning. Read More »

Candido to head up Telsa, Bay Hill on west coast

Candido to head up Telsa, Bay Hill on west coast (April 23, 2014) -- Lenny Candido will now oversee sales of both the Tesla and Bay Hill brands and plans to continue growing the dealer body on the west coast and building dealer relations with current EverGreen dealers. Read More »

Lemonis, McMahon, GE millions apart on deal

Lemonis, McMahon, GE millions apart on deal (April 23, 2014) -- Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World, has offered $5 million to acquire the McMahon RV dealerships. But, he told RV Daily Report the financial hole is closer to $9 million, and growing every day. Read More »

Flexsteel Industries Director unloads $453,148 in stock

Flexsteel Industries Director unloads $453,148 in stock (April 24, 2014) -- Flexsteel Industries Director Ronald J. Klosterman sold 11,847 shares of Flexsteel Industries stock on the open market in a transaction totaling $453,147.75 that occurred on Tuesday, April 22nd. Read More »

Patrick Industries, Inc. reports first quarter results

Patrick Industries, Inc. reports first quarter results (April 24, 2014) -- Patrick Industries, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 30. Read More »

Businessweek drives Fleetwood Storm through Manhattan

Businessweek drives Fleetwood Storm through Manhattan (April 24, 2014) -- Bloomburg Businessweek arranged to help deliver the Fleetwood Storm to an exposition in midtown Manhattan to report on how city people respond to RVs in traffic and how it drives. Read More »

Jayco launches new responsive website

Jayco launches new responsive website (April 23, 2014) -- "We know more of our customers are using mobile devices to access our site. We wanted to make sure our customers have the best possible experience regardless of the device they use,” said Lasley. Read More »

Pete’s RV embraces aggressive show schedule

Pete’s RV embraces aggressive show schedule (April 23, 2014) -- “With back-to-back weekends, and sometimes two shows on the same weekend, things definitely got hectic,” said McGinnis. “Even with the challenges added by some nasty winter weather, we accomplished our goals.” Read More »

Spartan’s ‘Forged by Fire’ selected first $5,000 recipient

Spartan’s ‘Forged by Fire’ selected first $5,000 recipient (April 23, 2014) -- Spartan ERV, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., debuted its "Forged by Fire" marketing campaign in January of this year to celebrate the firefighter and the many untold stories from the front line. Read More »

Holiday RV South adds Forest River Cardinal to lineup

(April 23, 2014) -- Holiday RV South/RV Steals and Deals has added the Forest River Cardinal fifth wheel camper to their lineup for the 2014 season. Read More »

Canadian retail sales rise in February

Canadian retail sales rise in February (April 23, 2014) -- "The minimal gain in the volume of February retail sales was disappointing although it was likely in part due to the intensification of the colder than normal winter weather in that month," said Ferley. "It bodes well for activity to recover more vigorously once seasonal temperatures return." Read More »

Trailer stolen from Coopers RV in Pennsylvania

Trailer stolen from Coopers RV in Pennsylvania (April 23, 2014) -- A 2003 Shadow Cruiser Fun Finder model 189FB travel trailer was reported stolen Tuesday from Coopers RV Center in Murrysville. A $5,000 reward is being offered. Read More »

Project Terry on display at RV/MH Hall of Fame

Project Terry on display at RV/MH Hall of Fame (April 22, 2014) -- Coast Distribution renovated a 1978 Terry travel trailer which is now on display in the RV/MH Hall of Fame until May which it will then be sold on ebay and the proceeds go to the Hall. Read More »