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IDS announces Roeder director of sales

IDS announces Roeder director of sales (Aug. 3, 2015) — “We are really excited to have Tom join us and lead the sales team as we continue to work to improve our effort to service the market and our customers better,” said Raynor. “Tom’s customer-centric demeanor and proven success is a welcomed addition to the team.” Read More »

Lazydays partners with University of Florida

Lazydays partners with University of Florida (Aug. 3, 2015) — Lazydays announced it has partnered with the University of Florida Gators. Lazydays and the University of Florida Gators will both benefit from joint game day presence and several promotional commitments throughout their partnership, the organizations announced in a press release. Read More »

NATM achieves ISO 17020:2012 accreditation

NATM achieves ISO 17020:2012 accreditation (Aug. 3, 2015) — The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM), announced that it was granted a Certificate of Accreditation as an inspection body in accordance with ISO 17020:2012, the international standard for the competence of inspection bodies. Read More »

RV Camping Connect offers complimentary training

RV Camping Connect offers complimentary training (Aug. 3, 2015) — RV dealerships interested in learning more about how to proactively manage, protect and monetize their reputation may register now for RV Camping Connects free training, “12 Surefire Ways to Protect Your RV Camping Business Reputation.” Read More »

Grand Design appoints McKibben to sales team

Grand Design appoints McKibben to sales team (Aug. 3, 2015) -- In his role as Grand Design regional sales manager, McKibben will be responsible for sales of the Solitude and Momentum fifth wheel product lines in the north central United States and Canada. Read More »

300 RV dealers nominated for Top 50 award

300 RV dealers nominated for Top 50 award (Aug. 3, 2015) -- “Since reintroducing the program last year, we’ve been amazed at the warm reception it’s received from dealers in general,” said Goldenberg. “Almost every day, we see the RV Business Top 50 dealer logos on websites, e-mails, retail show promotions, lapel pins and advertising." Read More »

Happy campers find new approach to the outdoors

(Aug. 3, 2015) -- Even nature-lovers complain there are too many bugs and too few bathrooms. But some US entrepreneurs said there is a niche for a new kind of holistic holiday, writes Teri Schultz from Oregon. Read More »

Consumer spending flat in July

Consumer spending flat in July (Aug. 3, 2015) -- Americans' daily self-reports of spending averaged $91 in July, similar to June and essentially unchanged from monthly figures since April. The latest spending average is slightly lower than the average in July 2014, but higher than every other average for July since 2009. Read More »

Canadian in recession? GDP declines for fifth month

Canadian in recession? GDP declines for fifth month (Aug. 3, 2015) -- Canada's gross domestic product in May surprised on the downside by falling 0.2 percent in the month following a 0.1 percent drop in April. Market expectations had been for unchanged activity in the month. This represented the fifth consecutive monthly decline, RBC Economics reported. Read More »

Small business owners still pessimistic about future

Small business owners still pessimistic about future (Aug. 3, 2015) -- “Although the economy as seen through the eyes of America's small businesses has improved over the last year, and some areas reported stronger economic sentiment, recent trends show that small businesses overall are not feeling optimistic about the future," said Lieber. Read More »

RV General Store welcomes popular comedian

RV General Store welcomes popular comedian (July 31, 2015) -- In a surprise phone call received last week, RV General Store, located in Newcastle, Okla., was asked to provide a new motorhome for the Celebrity Motor Homes production crew to use as a substitute coach in a segment they were filming with celebrated comedian Bill Engvall. Read More »

1,400 motorhome owners gather in Wisconsin

1,400 motorhome owners gather in Wisconsin (July 31, 2015) -- Roll out the barrel, pass the brats and don't forget the cheese curds! The 92nd Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, hosted by Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), is underway at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison through Aug. 1. Read More »

Only 12 booths remain for RVDA expo

Only 12 booths remain for RVDA expo (July 31, 2015) -- Companies that want to be part of the largest annual event for RV retailers and their employees need to secure booth space immediately because there are only 12 spots left for the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, slated for Nov. 2 to 6 in Las Vegas. Read More »

Lazydays appoints new digital marketing director

Lazydays appoints new digital marketing director (July 31, 2015) — Lazydays announced that Marc Carlton has been named digital marketing director. Carlton has been working on the digital end of the automotive industry for over 15 years. He brings valuable insight and understanding of customer buying needs, and he brings a wealth of automotive industry and digital knowledge to the Lazydays team. Read More »

Robert Redford to narrate ‘National Parks Adventure’

Robert Redford to narrate ‘National Parks Adventure’ (July 31, 2015) — MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with Brand USA announced their next release for Imax and giant-screen theatres – “National Parks Adventure.” Presented by Expedia, Inc., the 3D film is scheduled for release on Feb. 12, 2016 to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service next year. Read More »
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