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Pan Pacific RV Center to open fourth location in California

(Sept. 22, 2009) -- "Market conditions are very difficult in California right now, but there are certainly opportunities as well," said Shields. "In a down market, dealers are unfortunately going out of business. But that opens up locations with great facilities like the one we are moving into in Morgan Hill. Read More »

Oklahoma RV dealer hosts garage sale to benefit local charities

(Sept. 29, 2009) -- Floyd said the sale will include televisions, furniture, toys, household items, file cabinets, office equipment, clothing, dishes, antiques, and rare finds such as wheels from Model A and Model T cars. "I’ve been in business for 40 years and we’ve been filling up a barn with things I no longer use,” Floyd said, "I finally made a decision to get everything cleared out. There will be 50 years of things from my house and from a few families contributing things, so this has turned out to be a big deal.” Read More »

Certification requirement urged for RV service technicians

(Sept. 24, 2009) -- Only 22 percent of teh industry's 555 technicians eligible for recertification have submitted the necessary renewal paperwork. Jim Carr, of the Florida RV Trade Association, reports that technicians are concerned that the number of training classes offered by manufacturers, suppliers and RVIA have lately been reduced or cut, making the requirement that certified technicians pursue continuing education nearly impossible to meet. Read More »

Thieves target Florida RV dealerships

(Sept. 21, 2009) -- Polk County Sheriff's deputies are say during the evening and early morning hours, between Sept. 7 and 17, an unknown suspect or suspects entered several travel trailers at Dusty’s Camper World, International RV World and Eagle Ridge RV Center. The thieves removed television sets and DVD players. Read More »

Comic relief in FEMA trailer trial?

(Sept. 16, 2009) -- Lengthy videotaped testimony from Gulf Stream Coach's chairman of the board seemed to provide some comic relief Tuesday during the second day of the trial accusing manufacturers of poisoning people with formaldehyde from FEMA trailers after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Read More »

Cequent to supply towing products for Ford trucks

(Sept. 28, 2009) -- Using designs from its Reese Signature Series fifth wheel and gooseneck hitch family, Cequent customized a unique frame mounted cross bed towing system designed for towing gooseneck and fifth wheel style trailers. Using a patented "drop in" gooseneck hitch ball or the patented, customized fifth wheel hitch, users can now pull trailers up to 25,000 pounds (depending on rated vehicle capability) using a system that is integrated with pickup trucks built at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant factory. Read More »

Vriginia RV dealer leverages training, partners to find success

(Sept. 23, 2009) -- Sales/available income at Virginia’s largest dealership is up 2.5 percent in volume over last year, and their profit margins in service have skyrocketed. McNamara credits a focus on customer-centric benefits as an important differentiator in their marketplace. "We believe that long-term success comes from doing 100 things 1 percent better every day,” said McNamara. Read More »

Walex introduces Bio-Active septic tank treatment

(Sept. 18, 2009) -- Bio-Active utilizes powerful natural ingredients to destroy and liquefy waste in septic tanks and cesspools. Bio-Active helps keep septic tanks and drain fields working efficiently and maximizes tank capacity as well as aids in the prevention of clogs. Read More »

North Carolina dealership triples market share as sales climb 12 percent

(Sept. 25, 2009) -- "We've been doing the same things this year as we have been doing for the past 20 years," said Plemmons. "However, we made attitudinal adjustments that we aren't going to participate in the economic downturn. We never laid off a single employee or even cut their pay. Now that business is coming back, we are well positioned because we don't have to rehire and retrain our staff." Read More »

RV Buddies returns from Hershey Show with 16 new episodes

(Sept. 22, 2009) -- RV Buddies was able to get their first look at a number of the 2010 models and able to review many of them to bring back to their audience. Besides coach reviews, aftermarket products and accessories, a number of industry veterans were filmed, including "The RV Doctor," Gary Bunzer, and RV Adventures' John Holod. Read More »

Investors give Affinity Group an extension for paying long-term notes

(Sept. 17, 2009) -- The company has retained a financial advisor and engaged in discussions with the holders of the AGHI Notes regarding a refinancing or restructuring of the indebtedness of the company. As part of those discussions, the company did not pay the interest on the AGHI Notes that was due Aug. 15, but the indenture governing the AGHI Notes provides a 30-day grace period for the payment of interest that was to have been paid on that date. Read More »

Thor Industries increases market share in towables, motorhomes

(Sept. 29, 2009) -- "We achieved profits in both RV and bus in the quarter and year, a notable accomplishment. Further, we maintained our record of 'never a loss' in the 29 years since our founding, a performance that we believe is unique in our industries. The RV business is improving after having been in a depression for over a year, with industry shipments down over 50 percent, said Thompson. "In August, for the first time in 2 years, industry towable RV sales increased (up 14 percent) while motorized sales continue to be very soft." Read More »

RVs included in federal advance technology legislation

(Sept. 24, 2009) -- H.R. 3246 authorizes DOE programs that examine technology solutions to increase a vehicle’s fuel efficiency, reduce its emissions, and improve its safety. In addition to research and development by the DOE for passenger vehicles, the legislation will also set aside funding for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Donnelly’s amendment includes RVs as another category of vehicles that are eligible for grants in addition to medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Read More »

Gulf Stream execs face tough questioning in Week One of formaldehyde trial

(Sept. 21, 2009) -- In earlier testimony, Dan Shea said that in spring 2006 he became aware that possibly 15 percent of the interior wood products that were used in Gulf Stream trailers were not the LFE (low formaldehyde emitting) quality he and his brother Jim Shea Jr. insisted Gulf Stream Coach exclusively used in construction of its FEMA-supply travel trailers. Read More »