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Newcoast Financial Services launches new website

(August 28, 2009) -- Newcoast Financial Services, a leading finance firm specializing in the recreational vehicle industry, announced the launch of a new website: Newcoast.com. The website has been designed from the framework out to educate RV and motorhome customers on how Newcoast Financial can provide specialized financing programs to meet their unique needs. Read More »

Martin Flory Group now represents Parker Energy Systems

(Aug. 25, 2009) -- "We're very pleased to represent Parker Energy Systems," said Laura Martin, Martin Flory Group president. "They truly have a unique product that is great for various markets and we're honored to support their company growth with our public relations efforts." Read More »

Standard and Poors cuts Affinity Group bond rating to “D”

(Aug. 19, 2009) -- "While a payment default has not occurred according to the legal provisions of the 10.875 percent notes," said Standard & Poors credit analyst Tulip Lim, "we view an interest or principal payment lapse as a default, even if a grace period exists, in the event that the nonpayment is a function of the borrower being under financial stress and when we are not confident that the payment will be made in full during the grace period." Read More »

Go RVing wraps up three-day production shoot in Elkhart

(Aug. 27, 2009) -- This new footage will be combined with existing footage and still photographs in the Go RVing archives to create new television commercials that will stress the timely messages about the value of RV ownership and travel. It will also be used to fresehn up the Go RVing website and consumer video, which lacked images of smaller, fuel-efficient, lightweight and eco-friendly RVs. Read More »

Mike Huckabee to keynote RV Business awards program

(Aug. 31, 2009) -- RVB Top 50 dealers are not ranked, although 10 Blue Ribbon retailers are singled out for special recognition. In addition, a Dave Altman Award for lifetime achievement in RV retailing and exceptional corporate citizenship will also be presented to one of the Blue Ribbon dealers at this year’s dinner at which Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee, the former — and possibly future — Republican presidential candidate will be keynote speaker. Read More »

Dutchmen to hire 50 new employees

(Aug. 26, 2009) -- “Dutchmen RV has recently made internal structural changes to support additional growth within our company. During the last several months, we have been focused on the repositioning of our core brands," said President Don Clark. "We are anticipating strong growth over the next year and we want to be able to support our dealer’s growing demand. We are thrilled with where we are headed as a company and are excited about the unveiling of our new products." Read More »

City council turns down plans to open RV dealership in New Brunswick

(Aug. 18, 2009) -- The RV Place Ltd., a Saint John company, had applied to rezone five parcels of land located on 994 to 1000 Rothesay Rd. to make way for a new, permanent dealership. But eight residents of the eastern area told council the proposal would change the look and feel of their neighborhood for the worse, increase traffic congestion and worsen flooding problems, among other concerns. Read More »

Thor officials excited about national credit union deal

(Aug. 28, 2009) -- "Obtaining credit has been difficult the past several months for borrowers and RV dealers looking to finance loans, and that has contributed to the difficulties faced by the RV industry," he said."Credit unions now have a great opportunity to increase their market share of the high-performing RV loans." Read More »

Winnebago Industries begins shipping Via and Reyo motorhomes

(Aug. 25, 2009) -- The first Class A diesel motorhomes built on the fuel efficient Dodge/Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, the Via and Reyo are 25-foot, fresh, innovative and fully equipped motorhomes that are slated to provide the highest fuel efficiency currently available in a Class A motorhome, along with superior handling and maneuverability. Read More »

Go RVing video shoot to highlght RV industry innovations

(Aug. 19, 2009) -- The supplemental video shoot will provide footage to be added to the existing consumer information to highlight innovations such as the use of fuel-efficient engines and body designs, composite or recyclable material construction and lightweight models able to be towed by typical family vehicles. Tthe use of solar-powered batteries and accessories, LED lighting, technology upgrades that complement daily lives such as flatscreen TVs and iPod docking centers will also be featured. The affordability of these RV innovations will also be stressed. Read More »

Message of optimism on tap for 2010 Outlook breakfast

(Aug. 27, 2009) -- "Our Outlook breakfast draws a large and enthusiastic crowd each year because attendees know they will be entertained and informed," said RVIA Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Gary LaBella. "This year’s show will capture the resilient spirit of our industry, which is more evident than ever in difficult times. Outlook attendees will hit the Louisville show floor optimistic about the future of our industry.” Read More »

CDS Global provides subscription services to Affinity Group

(Aug. 24, 2009) -- As part of this multi-year strategic partnership, Affinity Media – with more than 700,000 subscribers – will utilize CDS Global’s subscription fulfillment services, which include full-service digital solutions, all inbound customer service calls, database management, order preparation, and management of all renewal and invoice work. Read More »