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RV Business: Friesen warns of challenges ahead as RV sales escalate

(July 14, 2017) -- While that’s great news for manufacturers and dealers, it also exposes long-building issues: the need for more camp sites and for enhancements to customer support, especially in parts and warranty. It’s hard to say which is the biggest challenge right now, but they could be termed problems 1 and 1A. Read More »

RVDA partners with TicketsatWork benefit program

(July 14, 2017) -- RVDA has partnered with TicketsatWorkto provide its members with access to a cost-free program which connects employees with outstanding discounts and access to entertainment, sporting events, concerts, special events, ski resorts, movie tickets, retail, electronics, hotels, rental cars and more. Read More »

RV restoration shop awaits Deerfield approval

(July 14, 2017) -- "We are a family ran business that specializes in RV repair. Our primary work tends to be vintage trailers from the 1940s all the way up to the 1970s. We also have a focus that includes reconditioning trailers into tiny houses or building them from scratch,” said Michael Artherton, owner of family-run TwoFeathers Restoration and Design LLC. Read More »

Thetford shows new products, conducts seminar at FMCA Rally

(July 13, 2017) -- Along with highlighting its new products, Thetford Corporation, a manufacturer of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries, will conduct a free and informative “RV Bathroom TLC” seminar during this week’s Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) Rally in Indianapolis. Read More »

Progress Manufacturing welcomes new employees

(July 14, 2017) -- Progress Manufacturing welcomes Wayne Mitchell and Craig Williston to the sales team supporting Canadian dealers. Kim Dewsnup, Progress Mfg. account manager, is working with them representing 'Canadian Tested, Canadian Proven' Equal-i-zer hitch and Fastway Trailer products. Read More »

SSI: Canadian towable sales gain 14.9 percent in May

(July 14, 2017) -- Year-over-year Canadian towable sales rose 14.9 percent in May, while gaining 6 percent for the first five months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Travel trailer sales grew 16 percent in May while showing a 7.5 percent increase year-to-date. Read More »

Dometic to debut new CFX at Outdoor Retail Show

(July 14, 2017) -- Dometic will have several models and sizes on display, including the brand new WiFi enabled CFX-100W. It is the largest in the CFX line, making it perfect for a long day at the beach, tailgating, or a weekend get-away. Read More »

Surhold Pro Polish to protect an RV’s finish

(July 14, 2017) -- As an RV is exposed to sunlight and UV rays, oxidation occurs, leaving the surface porous. Dirt and road grime get trapped in the clear coat, creating a faded, chalky appearance. Traditional wax works for a while, but is only a thin shell layer that's quickly weathered away. Shuhold's Pro Polish makes a chemical bond with the finish, filling in the pores to leave a harder, longer-lasting shine. Read More »

RVIA names Board of Directors candidates

(July 14, 2017) -- Voting will begin August 1 and run through 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 31. Eligible voting members will be sent an email on August 1 with an electronic ballot inviting them to vote for the candidates of their choice. Read More »

National RV Trade Show among Top 100 tradeshows

(July 14, 2017) -- The National RV Trade Show was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trade Shows of 2016” by the Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100. This is the second consecutive year the conference has been recognized as a Top 100 Show by the Trade Show Executives, a group that honors the shows that set the Gold Standard for the trade show industry. Read More »

Radio show touts travel in Georgia

(July 14, 2017) -- WCON 99.3 FM radio in Cornelia features RV dealership owner, Mark Tuggle, every week in a segment called “What’s Up in Georgia,” a look at some of the great things to do each weekend. Whether you’re going by airplane, by foot or driving your motorhome or camper, Tuggle stays on top of the events that families would enjoy. Read More »

CFPB announces final arbitration rule in class action cases

(July 14, 2017) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued its long-anticipated final rule on arbitration clauses in contracts governing consumer financial products and services. While the CFPB is not banning arbitration clauses outright, the new rule would prevent the use of arbitration provisions to block class action lawsuits. Read More »

Hobby unveils new ONTOUR caravan

(July 14, 2017) -- The exterior design of the ONTOUR bears the unmistakeable signature of the other Hobby model ranges. But it remains true to its proven line as a compact and agile travel caravan. All four models are just 2.20 metres wide! This makes the ONTOUR the ideal companion for caravaners who want an agile trailer.  Read More »