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Youngest ‘Larry’ now leads Toppers RV Center

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(May 19, 2017) -- The “youngest Larry,” Lawrence Allen Troutt, III, has just been named general manager after his father, Lawrence Allen Troutt, Jr., stepped down from this role passing the torch to his son. Larry Jr. will remain active as president, owner, and liaison for the business. Read More »

Canadian retail sales up, inflation steady

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(May 19, 2017) -- Nominal retail sales in Canada rose 0.7 percent, led by a 3.2 percent increase in motor vehicle sales. The year-over-year rate of headline CPI inflation was unchanged at 1.6 percent in April, while expectations were for a modest rise to 1.7 percent. Read More »

Priority One announces staff transfer

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(May 19, 2017) -- Edwards started at Priority One in 2011 as a business manager in the recreational retail department and recently joined the company's expanding equipment finance department to help dealers and their customers with commercial finance and leasing needs. Read More »

Interior secretary to speak at Committee Week

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(May 19, 2017) -- Zinke, a lifelong outdoorsman and long-time friend of the RV industry, owns a 38-foot Newmar Class A motorhome and enjoys the RV lifestyle. As an outdoor enthusiast, hunter and angler, Zinke understands the importance of access to and funding for America’s public lands and waters. Read More »

Lance creates new marketing library for dealers

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(May 19, 2017) -- “Essentially anything we produce in development of our marketing materials is available online,” said Rogers. “This includes all still images of product interiors, exteriors, key features and floorplans; as well as lifestyle videos, logos, showroom posters and complete point of purchase kits.” Read More »

Canada gets a tourism boost this year

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(May 19, 2017) -- "The steep drop in the Canadian dollar since oil prices plunged in 2014 has provided a boost to the travel sector," said Cooper. "Last year, a record one in five tourists who came to Canada were from countries other than the United States, double the rate seen a decade ago." Read More »

RVIA releases Committee Week schedule

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(May 19, 2017) -- In less than three weeks, the RV industry will gather in Washington to chart the future of the association and deliver the inspiring message that “RVs Move America” during Capitol Hill Advocacy Day June 7. Meetings are scheduled from June 4 to 8. Read More »

Kelly Price is Entrepreneur of the Year finalist


(May 18, 2017) -- “Kelly built an amazingly mission-centric company, focused on providing top-notch and transparent service to every agent partner, dealership, and customer we serve,” said Neuenschwander. “Under her leadership, the companies’ focus is on the relationship and belief that taking care of the customer is the core of what we do.” Read More »

Podcast 137: WiFi Ranger SkyPro

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(May 18, 2017) -- This week’s podcast focuses on one of the more troubling aspects of the RV lifestyle which pertains to difficulty connecting to the Internet while on the road. This week’s guest -- Evan Sorenson, a brand developer for WiFi Ranger -- provides information on a new product that can help RVers enjoy better connections – whether using wireless or cellular data. WiFi Ranger’s new SkyPro device works to boost wireless connections, while tapping into multiple cellular carriers to deliver a more consistent experience. Read More »

Kids to Parks Day set for May 20

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(May 18, 2017) -- Nearly 1 million people are expected to get outdoors May 20 for the National Park Trust’s seventh annual Kids to Parks Day. Children, families and schools across the country will celebrate their local, state and national parks at more than 1,000 events. Read More »

Daimler opens new proving grounds in Oregon

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(May 18, 2017) -- The test track is 3.5 miles of highly engineered surfaces that allow engineers to simulate a typical vehicle’s full service life in approximately six months. It cost $18.7 million and sits on 87 acres of property. Read More »

Thousand Trails launches tiny house tour


(May 18, 2017) -- New York City served as the ultimate setting to kick off this summer's Petite Retreats #TinyHouseRoadTrip with the first official tour stop in Lancaster, Pa., home to the Circle M RV and Camping Resort May 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 21 from 12 to 4 p.m. Read More »