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Podcast 134: Tom Wirth with Huntington Bank

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(April 20, 2017) -- This week’s guest is a Tom Wirth, a senior vice president at Huntington Bank, who oversees a growing organization that’s serving more than 1,400 marine and RV dealerships across 26 states in the Midwest and southeast. He describes the scope of service the bank can provide to RV dealers, and explains how its recent merger with FirstMerit Bank will impact the industry. He offers compelling perspective on the RV and marine finance industry and where the industries themselves are heading, as well as the challenges, innovations and trends experienced in the dealer service arena. Read More »

FMCSA renews CDL exemption for transporters

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(April 20, 2017) -- The exemption renewal covers employees of all driveaway companies in the United States as well as RV manufacturers and dealers transporting RVs between manufacturing sites and dealer locations and for movements prior to first retail sale. Read More »

RVIA OEM members can accompany RV inspectors

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(April 10, 2017) -- This opportunity will allow management representatives to witness how the RVIA inspector interacts with the plant-level contact and how a critical part of standards inspection service is devoted to providing education on the applicable codes and standards. Read More »

Unemployment claims reach 17-year low

(April 20, 2017) -- So-called continuing jobless claims fell by 49,000 to 1.98 million, marking just the second time they’ve fallen below 2 million during the current eight-year-old economic expansion. Continuing claims also dipped below the 2 million mark in March, Market Watch noted. Read More »

RVing Life Show features RVers from Texas

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(April 20, 2017) -- Amy Wallace grew up being in the outdoors, but didn’t camp. Her husband, Greg, grew up camping, fishing and RVing with his grandparents. They’ve been married 22 years and have experience with owning five different RVs. They describe their most recent buying experience. Read More »

RV Business: Date set for 2017 Elkhart Open House

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(April 20, 2017) -- In what has become an annual rite of early fall, the 2017 Elkhart RV Open House will be held the week of Sept. 18 to 22 around the north side boulevards of the RV-building center of Elkhart, Ind., spokesmen for Forest River told RV Business today. Read More »

Airstream Basecamp adds Truma Combi


(April 20, 2017) -- “We worked very closely with the Airstream development team on this system, to understand their expectations. The Combi’s efficiency on propane mean longer stays in the outdoors, while the near silent operation of the furnace ensure a restful sleep,” said Howlett. Read More »

Jeffrey A. Dokho appointed to Navistar board

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(April 20, 2017) -- Navistar International Corporation announced that Jeffrey A. Dokho has been named to its board of directors, effective immediately. Dokho replaces Dennis D. Williams, president of the United Auto Workers (UAW), who is retiring from the Navistar board after serving nearly 11 years as a director. Since 1993, one non-elected seat on the Navistar board has been filled by a person appointed by the UAW. Read More »

Navistar appoints Christman president of operations

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(April 20, 2017) -- Navistar International Corporation announced that Phil Christman has been promoted to president, operations, effective immediately. His scope of responsibilities will include procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain. He will report to Persio Lisboa, Navistar's chief operating officer. Read More »

MI: Business bounces back after devastating fire

(April 20, 2017) -- No one was hurt and all of the company’s recreation vehicles and campers were spared in the flames. Kriniak said what wasn’t spared were decades of commemorative Christmas plates given to Jayco RV dealers by the company that were among a cache of items that comprised four decades of great business memories. Read More »