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Outdoor retailers preparing for industry growth

(Jan. 28, 2015) -- The survey by Big Rock Sports also found that 66 percent of outdoor retailers expect their own sales to grow in the coming months, while 52 percent anticipate an increase in female customers. Read More »

2015 World RV Congress underway in Australia

2015 World RV Congress underway in Australia (Jan. 28, 2015) -- “Since its inception in Dusseldorf in 2008, the World RV Conference has provided the RV industry with an opportunity to come together and discuss trends, challenges, and strategies to improve growth and international cooperation,” said Lamont. Read More »

MBA Rental School set for March 3 to 5

MBA Rental School set for March 3 to 5 (Jan. 27, 2015) -- The MBA Rental school covers the RV rental gamut from staffing, pricing, concepts, fleeting, advertising/promotions, and daily operating procedures. Instructors and students discuss renting motorhomes and travel trailers. They also debate the unique advantages of the two operational models -- dealer owned vs. managed fleet. Read More »

RV expansion to create hundreds of jobs in White Pigeon

RV expansion to create hundreds of jobs in White Pigeon (Jan. 27, 2015) -- Sen. John Proos on Tuesday applauded Forest River Manufacturing for their expansion and their plan to invest more than $7 million in a project to create nearly 400 jobs in White Pigeon, Mich. Read More »

Thousands attend RV show at civic center

(Jan. 27, 2015) -- Thousands came to the Lee Civic Center over four days this past weekend to see some the latest motor homes at the 30th annual Fort Myers RV show. Read More »

RV Learning Center webinar to dispel compliance myths

RV Learning Center webinar to dispel compliance myths (Jan. 27, 2015) — RVDA will offer a free webinar for dealers and their employees this Thursday to discuss compliance standards. Read More »

Blue Ox invests in employee wellness program

Blue Ox invests in employee wellness program (Jan. 27, 2015) — Blue Ox has launched a wellness program as an additional benefit to its employees. Read More »

Go RVing new campaign targets children’s wildhood

Go RVing new campaign targets children’s wildhood (Jan. 27, 2015) -- Go RVing Canada launched a new campaign online this month that will be released to television in March. The new ads propose that consumers can use an RV purchase to rediscover "wildhood" for themselves and their kids. Read More »

Ivy Tech offering RV manufacturing program in Elkhart

(Jan. 27, 2015) -- Ivy Tech North Central in Indiana are in the process of expanding their Elkhart Campus to include a manufacturing training center. The project will offer a one week training course to train potential workers with basic manufacturing skills for the RV industry. Read More »

Show season off to a strong start for Jayco

Show season off to a strong start for Jayco (Jan. 27, 2015) — Jayco said the show season is off to a strong start for its toy haulers and fifth wheels. Read More »

Consumer Confidence Index increases sharply

Consumer Confidence Index increases sharply (Jan. 27, 2015) — "A more positive assessment of current business and labor market conditions contributed to the improvement in consumers’ view of the present situation," said Franco. "Consumers also expressed a considerably higher degree of optimism regarding the short-term outlook for the economy and labor market, as well as their earnings.” Read More »

Optronics forms strategic alliance with Dorian Drake

Optronics forms strategic alliance with Dorian Drake (Jan. 27, 2015) -- Dorian Drake’s duties and representation will begin immediately and Johnson and Sauer both agree that Mexico, Central America, South America and the Middle East will be key markets and top priorities as the engagement commences. Read More »

One-third of oldest baby boomers are still working

One-third of oldest baby boomers are still working (Jan. 27, 2015) -- Prior research indicates that from a long-term perspective, the average retirement age has been increasing, but according to these new findings, in the short term, boomers appear to be leaving the workforce in predictable numbers, Gallup noted. Read More »

Giving your kids a job could be valuable write-off

Giving your kids a job could be valuable write-off (Jan. 27, 2015) -- "Many small business owners forget that some of their most affordable labor is right there in the house with them eating at the dinner table. Get them involved in the business," Kohler writes. Read More »

Walex introduces Bio-Pack Tropical Breeze

Walex introduces Bio-Pack Tropical Breeze (Jan. 26, 2015) -- Developed by Walex’s research and development department, BIO-PAK Tropical Breeze has been tailored specifically for the RV and marine markets. Each strong, water-soluble drop-in disperses instantly when dropped into the holding tank. Read More »