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Visual merchandising expert to speak at RVDA show

(June 14, 2017) -- Cahan's philosophy in giving workshops is to give as much information as possible, making it clear and easy to implement. Convention attendees will walk out of her sessions inspired to make changes to their dealerships, Sisk said. Read More »

Canadian household debt at record high, inflation stalls

(June 14, 2017) -- Household net worth in Canada climbed to a record high of $10.5 trillion in the first quarter of 2017. However, the all items U.S. Consumer Price Index unexpectedly fell 0.1 percent in May to bring the year-over-year rate down to 1.9 percent from 2.2 percent in April. Read More »

ASA Electronics, XKGlow announce partnership

(June 14, 2017) -- The partnership will bring XKGlow’s LED light system, XKChrome, to the marine industry. In addition to the exclusive marine partnership, ASA will also be offering the XKChrome lighting system to the RV industry. Read More »

Small-town RV dealership aims big with advertising

(June 14, 2017) -- When asked what his most effective advertising strategy is, Robinson has no hesitations when he says the dealership’s website is number one. “You have to put gas in your car if you want to drive it,” Robinson says. “If you don’t have a website, you don’t have a business. You can’t expect any results.” Read More »

Airxcel appoints Adams VP of RV appliance sales

(June 14, 2017) -- Adams will direct the North American, international and aftermarket sales along with product development for all Airxcel RV appliances, including Coleman-Mach air conditioners, MaxxAir RV ventilation solutions and Suburban RV heating, water heating and cooking appliances. Read More »

Garrett to replace Gerber as RVDR editor

(June 13, 2017) -- Garrett is a seasoned, award-winning journalist with 25 years of experience and a knack for immersing herself in an industry and covering it well, Gerber explained. A mother of five, Garrett is no stranger to camping. She still takes her youngest daughters, ages 14 and 15, on camping adventures every summer. Read More »

Letter shows trumped up Camping World charges

(June 13, 2017) -- A document uncovered during the discovery process in the drawn out battle between Camping World and RV dealer Gigi Stetler suggests that the company had no grounds to seek criminal charges against her, nor to seek her removal from the grounds of an equestrian event. Read More »

Funeral services set for Okla. RV dealer Rex Floyd

(June 13, 2017) -- “Rex Floyd was one of the most visionary dealers in RVDA when I joined the staff in 1988,” said former RVDA President Mike Molino. “He was hungry for knowledge and an early adopter of new ideas. He also helped mentor me as I tried to learn the industry. May he rest in peace.” Read More »

No criminal charges in death of Winnebago worker

(June 13, 2017) -- Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney Vicki Becker said in an email Monday, based on the investigation conducted by the Middlebury Police Department, there was insufficient evidence to justify charging anyone in the death of Rick Schlabach, 54, from Howe, Ind. Read More »

RVIA looks back upon committee week

(June 13, 2017) -- “The record-breaking participation this year in both Committee Week and Advocacy Day is indicative of the energy and enthusiasm in the membership and the RV industry," said Hugelmeyer. Read More »

Kim Lewis Tiny Homes partners with Cavco

(June 13, 2017) -- “Tiny houses are specialized dwellings that come in many shapes and sizes and Kim Lewis is an amazing creative talent with the practical ability to design what people like,” said Stegmayer. “We are proud to team with her.” Read More »