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Learn more about newly released RVs, accessories and outdoor products available for the RV and camping lifestyle. RV Daily Report also reviews products and accessories.

Airstream, Tommy Bahama offer luxury sweepstakes

Airstream Tommy Bahama

(May 18, 2017) -- The grand prize luxury camping experience includes airfare for two, five days/four nights at a coastal location in a Tommy Bahama Airstream Special Edition Travel Trailer, dinner, a personal shopping trip and a beachside welcome kit with beach gear/accessories. Read More »

Out of cash, Born Free shuts its doors

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(May 18, 2017) -- "The only information I have to post at this time is that the Born Free factory is closed until further notice. When and if the company receives an infusion of additional cooperating capital, then it will reopen," an employee wrote on a forum post. Read More »

RVDA webinar explores intern programs that work

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(May 18, 2017) -- Participants will learn when it is appropriate and required to pay interns, how to effectively structure an internship program, how to best manage Generation X, Y and Z interns, and how to handle the special challenges of supervising short-term workers. Read More »

Jack Crays, RV Traders founder, died May 13

(May 18, 2017) -- Jack Crays, 71, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family May 13 in Gilbert, Ariz. Crays was the founder of RV Traders dealership in Mesa. That dealership has since been sold to Paul Evert's RV Country. Read More »

Enjoy lunch with Lemonis for just $495

Lemonis - Robbins event

(May 18, 2017) -- At $495 per person, the lunch is pricey, but it does feature a question-and-answer session and gives ticket holders "platinum" level seating, just one section away from the main stage at the Ultimate Wealth and Achievement Summit. Read More »

Cequent offers training to Sky River RV

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(May 18, 2017) -- Miller provided technicians from Sky River's Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, and Buellton locations eight hours of classroom and hands-on training endorsed by the RV Industry Association. Training included brake controls, fifth wheel hitches, weight distribution hitches and wiring. Read More »

RVIA launches Top Tech Challenge contest

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(May 18, 2017) -- The challenge will pit eight finalists against each other at the show and the final round will take place over the four-day period in a single elimination troubleshooting competition encompassing three different types of technical challenges. The top award is $10,000. Read More »

Weego jump starters available through Meyer

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(May 18, 2017) -- Meyer Distributing specialty parts’ retailers and aftermarket wholesalers across North America will now have access to Weego’s line of products, including the new premium jump starters, accessories and battery packs. Read More »

Dometic products now carried by Meyer, Arrow

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(May 17, 2017) -- “With products in high demand, Dometic is thrilled to be able to work with such well-established distributors. This will give access to a network of RV dealers to improve response to consumer needs,” said Primm. Read More »

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 »