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Winnebago, Champion join forces to make park models

Winnebago, Champion join forces to make park models (April 1, 2015) -- "Based on their history of innovative, quality products and customer satisfaction, we feel that Champion Home Builders is a great choice to carry the Winnebago name into the park model RV space," said Reece. Read More »

Valterra Products acquires Odorlos

Valterra Products acquires Odorlos (April 1, 2015) -- Odorlos provides a complement to Valterra’s existing Pure Power holding tank treatment offerings for RV and marine enthusiasts who have a preference or a need for either a nitrate or bacterial tank treatment. It also adds to Valterra’s waste system product offerings. Read More »

Torklift kicks off national training roadshow

Torklift kicks off national training roadshow (April 1, 2015) -- “It was a great turnout for the first one and all these dealerships learned about our new products, took the StableLoad Challenge and became an official Torklift certified dealer,” said Taylor. “They even got a sneak peak at some new products that have not yet been released yet.” Read More »

Opinion: Has it really been six years?

Opinion: Has it really been six years? (April 1, 2015) -- We're still here, 72 months later, publishing nearly 600 stories a month. Some days I climb out of bed feeling like Fred the Baker at Duncan Donuts, who would wake up day after day and sleepily declare it's "time to make the donuts." Then there are days that I read about the adventures people enjoy in their RVs, and share in the memories they are making with friends and family. That inspires me to keep on reporting what's going on in an industry that means so much to so many people. Read More »

Truck Camper reveals top secret 2016 products

Truck Camper reveals top secret 2016 products (April 1, 2015) -- "Make no mistake folks, this is a very rare sneak peek into the future of truck camper gear," White added. "We can hardly believe they gave us access to this information, much less allowed us to reveal it." Read More »

Younger people are buying RVs, according to RVIA

Younger people are buying RVs, according to RVIA (April 1, 2015) -- According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association's most recent ownership report, the fastest-growing group of RV owners in 2013 was between the age of 35 and 44. Read More »

NextGenAuto launches NextGenRV for RV dealers

(April 1, 2015) -- NextGenAuto today announced the official launch of NextGenRV, an interactive dealer and inventory management solution for RV dealers that allows dealers to stock, manage and sell units faster. Read More »

UVS Junction updates media center

UVS Junction updates media center (April 1, 2015) -- "What we found is that most dealers want to customize their graphics so we took it to the next level," said Cellucci. "This is giving our clients the freedom of creating their own graphics on the fly." Read More »

OakTree given second life with April 18 grand reopening

OakTree given second life with April 18 grand reopening (April 1, 2015) — A 15-year-old woodworking supply business located just north of Fort Wayne has been given a second life by a new owner who purchased the company in December 2014. Local entrepreneur Joseph DePrisco saw opportunities in the niche market of woodworking supplies when he bought OakTree. Read More »

King introduces dual purpose satellite TV antennas

King introduces dual purpose satellite TV antennas (April 1, 2015) — King is introducing two new automatic satellite TV antennas for use with Dish and DIRECTV satellite services. The new, second-generation King Tailgater for Dish (Model VQ4500) and King Quest for DIRECTV (Model VQ4100) are designed for use as either a portable or a roof mounted satellite system. Read More »

Track & Trail toy hauler is a big winner for Gulf Stream

Track & Trail toy hauler is a big winner for Gulf Stream (April 1, 2015) — Gulf Stream Coach recently announced it is having remarkable success with its value-priced “Track & Trail” brand, with a 15 percent year-over-year growth in sales. Track & Trail offers 17, 24 and 26-foot floor plans, all 8 feet wide. Read More »

Call for Nominations for 2016 RV/MH Hall of Fame Class

Call for Nominations for 2016 RV/MH Hall of Fame Class (April 1, 2015) — The RV/MH Hall of Fame Selection Committee has issued a call for nominations for the Class of 2016. Nominations from all RV and manufactured housing sectors — manufacturers, dealers, campgrounds, housing communities, suppliers, user groups, trade media, associations, etc. — will be accepted. Read More »

Winnebago congratulates Kearney as newest No. 1 employee

Winnebago congratulates Kearney as newest No. 1 employee (April 1, 2015) — Winnebago Industries recently congratulated employee Larry Kearney as Winnebago’s newest No. 1 employee, on the job over 46 years! Kearney became the No. 1 employee upon the retirement of Winnebago’s former top employee, Irving Larson, on Tues., March 31. Read More »

Campers Inn installs Sys2K software company-wide

Campers Inn installs Sys2K software company-wide (March 31, 2015) -- "We were looking for an innovative technology solution that would fit with where Campers Inn is headed," said Hirsch. "It offers many features and toggles to ensure we tighten our processes as we continue to grow." Read More »

Coast reports sales up 12.4 percent for fourth quarter

Coast reports sales up 12.4 percent for fourth quarter (March 31, 2015) -- "We are pleased with the positive sales momentum during the fourth quarter, and that momentum has continued through the first quarter of 2015," said Musbach. "We achieved the fourth quarter increase in sales despite the West Coast port strike which tied up our products for several weeks, increasing our costs and slowing our sales progress." Read More »