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Cavco Industries acquires Florida-based Chariot Eagle

Cavco Industries acquires Florida-based Chariot Eagle (March 30, 2015) — Cavco Industries, Inc. has completed the purchase of the business and operating assets of Chariot Eagle, Inc., a Florida-based manufacturer of park model RVs and manufactured homes. The acquisition provides Cavco with additional park model RV product lines. Read More »

Lance Facebook page reaches 50k milestone

Lance Facebook page reaches 50k milestone (March 30, 2015) — Lance celebrated a significant milestone in social media marketing this week as it gained 50,000 plus "Likes" on its Facebook page. A press release from the organization said it has developed individual strategies and tactics for each of its social media platforms. Read More »

World Patent Marketing builds tent to hook on trucks

(March 30, 2015) -- World Patent Marketing announced the Easy Tent, a camping invention that changes the way campers can experience sleeping outside. The Easy Tent is a new kind of camping invention which makes it easy for a pickup truck owner to pitch a tent on his truck bed. Read More »

Consumer spending inches higher in February

Consumer spending inches higher in February (March 30, 2015) -- Eliminating the effect of prices, the volume of consumer spending in February dropped by 0.1 percent following the 0.2 percent gain in January and an average monthly increase during the fourth quarter of 2014 of 0.3 percent. Read More »

Winnebago appoints William Fisher to board of directors

Winnebago appoints William Fisher to board of directors (March 30, 2015) — Winnebago Industries, Inc., has announced the appointment of William C. Fisher to an open seat on the board of directors. His term will begin on May 1, 2015, and he will be placed on the proxy in October for election by the shareholders in December to serve the remainder of the three year term. Read More »

RV Assistance Corp. donates $7k to RV Learning Center

RV Assistance Corp. donates $7k to RV Learning Center (March 30, 2015) — The RV Assistance Corporation donated an additional $7,000 to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, bringing its total contribution to $45,000. The corporation is the for-profit subsidiary of RVDA that develops member benefits, among other things. Read More »

Webinar shows 10 ways RV dealers can use Facebook

Webinar shows 10 ways RV dealers can use Facebook (March 30, 2015) -- "RV dealerships are in the business of hospitality. And I’m extending that same helpful nature by giving them easily attainable, customer-oriented marketing strategies that are both powerful and profit-building,” said Wilson. Read More »

Tom Raper RV finalizes sale to Camping World

Tom Raper RV finalizes sale to Camping World (March 30, 2015) -- David Bane, who owned Tom Raper RVs for about 13 years, signed an agreement in January to sell the dealership to Camping World and finalized paperwork Friday, the Pal-Item reported. The sale includes locations in Richmond, Ind.; Fairfield, Ohio; and London, Ohio. Read More »

Create a cult around your product: Little Guy Trailers

Create a cult around your product: Little Guy Trailers (March 27, 2015) -- Interest by car dealers combined with a spike in gas prices in 2011 and aggressive branding, got Little Guy on the gas-guzzling-RV dealers' radar -- 77 of them started selling the trailers between 2011 and 2014. Kicos explains how Little Guy competes with the big guys, Inc. magazine reports. Read More »

Fourth quarter GDP remains unchanged

Fourth quarter GDP remains unchanged (March 27, 2015) -- "Continuing modest growth was surprising given the maintenance of robust hiring by businesses since the second quarter of 2014, with the extreme winter weather likely temporarily dampening momentum," Ferley explained. Read More »

Drew Industries chief financial officer sells $1,262,625

Drew Industries chief financial officer sells $1,262,625 (March 27, 2015) -- Drew Industries Chief Financial Officer Joseph S. Giordano III sold 19,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on March 24 for a total of $1,262,625. Read More »

Gabriella Roberts becomes NAE VP of operations

Gabriella Roberts becomes NAE VP of operations (March 27, 2015) -- Prior to joining NAE, Roberts worked as a senior vice president for Warrantech, an AmTrust Financial Company. She also spent 18 years with Assurant Solutions as a director of account management. Read More »

Winnebago expands motorhome support operations

Winnebago expands motorhome support operations (March 27, 2015) — Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced a plan to purchase a 33,400-square-foot building in Waverly, Iowa, for expansion of the company's subassembly operations. The new Waverly facility will be used for wire loom assembly activities for the company's motorhomes. Read More »

RV/MH Foundation enters final phase of debt elimination

RV/MH Foundation enters final phase of debt elimination (March 27, 2015) — Following the successful launch of the $1 Million Kevin Clayton Debt Elimination campaign last September; the RV/MH Heritage Foundation (Foundation) announced the final phase of its debt elimination campaign-the $1 Million RV Industry Debt Elimination campaign. Read More »

Sooner RV bond holder files civil charges

Sooner RV bond holder files civil charges (March 26, 2015) -- “Great American’s liability to the defendants on the bond is limited to $25,000,” the petition reads. “However, defendants’ claims are such that Great American is or maybe exposed to double or multiple liability.” Read More »