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Heartland debuts new Big Country 3965DSS

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(Aug. 26, 2016) — Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC continues to break new ground in the growing luxury fifth-wheel market with the introduction of the Big Country 3965DSS featuring the industry’s first six-slide model in the rear-den floorplan, a release from the company stated. Read More »

Five days left to save on RVDA convention registration

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(Aug. 26, 2016) — You've put it off as long as you can — if you want to save hundreds on convention registration, you must do it in the next five days. The advanced rate, which ends next Wednesday, not only saves you money now but also locks in the lower rate for others from your dealership. Read More »

Dealers, how are your manufacturers performing?

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(Aug. 26, 2016) — RVDA's annual Dealer Satisfaction Index survey needs dealer feedback. Many manufacturers use DSI results to adjust policies and procedures that affect their dealers, so it's extremely important for all retailers to participate in the survey. Read More »

RV shipments up and down in July

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(Aug. 26, 2016) -- RV shipments to retailers of 28,350 units were 4.6 percent ahead of this same month last year according to RVIA. However, travel trailers, folding campers, truck campers and Class A motorhomes all reported declines in July. Read More »

RVDA parts track features educational workshops

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(Aug. 26, 2016) — The 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is providing comprehensive education for parts professionals who attend. Eleven essential education workshops and 27 Vendor Training Plus sessions make this year’s convention/expo a mandatory event for dealers who want their parts staff to stay current. Read More »

2Q GDP lower than first reported

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(Aug. 26, 2016) -- Second quarter gross domestic product growth for the United States was revised down to 1.1 percent from the already-modest 1.2 percent advance reading, RBC Economics reported, which noted the revision was in line with market expectations. Read More »

Elkhart employers claim can’t find workers

(Aug. 26, 2016) -- "We're all fighting for the same workforce and that same labor pool," he said. "Right now, we just keep fishing in the same pond. We use the same pool. We want to expand that pool," Lucas told Elkhart Truth. Read More »

Podcast 105: TechnoRV’s Tami and Eric Johnson

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(Aug. 25, 2016) -- This week’s guests are Tami and Eric Johnson, the owners of Techno RV. They are full-time RVers who travel the RV show circuit to train other owners how to use technology to their advantage. The couple bought the business in early 2015, and they were on the show back then as new owners. Because technology is constantly changing, they return to offer an update as to how the transition went from one owner to the next and to describe some new technology products they are recommending to new and experienced RV owners. Read More »

ASA Electronics expands engineering department

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(Aug. 25, 2016) — ASA Electronics has brought on Terry Smith to fill the role of engineering lab technician. Within the lab, Smith will be validating product designs to ensure long term durability of each product. He is also tasked with detecting any potential material or performance weaknesses in order to maintain product excellency. Read More »