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Camping World Founder David Garvin dies in accident

Camping World Founder David Garvin dies in accident (Aug. 30, 2014) -- At age 23, Garvin started Camping World as a mail-order business that sold camping products and supplies. The mailing list eventually grew to nearly 7 million names, the Bowling Green Daily News reported. Read More »

Roadtrek’s new Touring Series rolls off the line

Roadtrek’s new Touring Series rolls off the line (Aug. 29, 2014) -- “We are thrilled to have the TS Adventurous officially become part of the Roadtrek line-up, it is a coach that showcases everything Roadtrek stands for and where the company is headed,” said Hammill. Read More »

Coast Distribution sponsors RVDA parts track

Coast Distribution sponsors RVDA parts track (Aug. 29, 2014) -- “Parts professionals attending this convention will have a unique weeklong learning experience enriched by top trainers presenting the most relevant content. We are very grateful to be able to offer this, thanks to Coast," said McCluskey. Read More »

Torklift establishes $15 minimum wage for employees

Torklift establishes $15 minimum wage for employees (Aug. 29, 2014) -- With Washington State legalizing marijuana, 70 percent of perspective employees are failing drug screening tests. Now that fast food workers in Seattle receive $15 per hour, Torklift's new hiring wage increase is critical in order for the firm to be competitive in the job market, Taylor explained. Read More »

Lazydays seeks to uphold federal court order

Lazydays seeks to uphold federal court order (Aug. 29, 2014) -- To the extent such a sale would result in RVs being displayed or sold on the property, it would violate a federal court order, the dealership claimed in a press release. Lazydays will be taking the appropriate legal steps to enforce the court order, it added. Read More »

Piar Adams becomes Airxcel VP of marketing

Piar Adams becomes Airxcel VP of marketing (Aug. 29, 2014) -- “Piar will be responsible for all Airxcel RV Group sales to aftermarket and international customers as well as the marketing of Airxcel RV brands to successfully grow global market share. In this position, he will also supervise the planning and development of Airxcel marketing and communications materials,” said Guinn Read More »

Canadian GDP up significantly

Canadian GDP up significantly (Aug. 29, 2014) -- Real gross domestic product in Canada recovered strongly in the second quarter of 2014 with the economy growing at an annualized 3.1 percent rate, RBC Economics reported. In the U.S., Personal consumer expenditure (PCE) unexpectedly declined by 0.1 percent in July 2014, which was below expectations for a 0.2 percent increase. Read More »

Dr. Shrink appears on Inc 5000 list

Dr. Shrink appears on Inc 5000 list (Aug. 29, 2014) -- "We've made the cut four years in a row and we're still as excited and appreciative as we were the first time," said Stenberg. "Our entire team works very hard to provide the best products and service to our customers. It's nice to be recognized for that." Read More »

The ’40-hour workweek’ is a full seven hours longer

The ’40-hour workweek’ is a full seven hours longer (Aug. 29, 2014) -- Adults employed full time in the U.S. report working an average of 47 hours per week, almost a full workday longer than what a standard five-day, 9-to-5 schedule entails. In fact, half of all full-time workers indicate they typically work more than 40 hours, and nearly four in 10 say they work at least 50 hours, Gallup reported today. Read More »

EFOY Go offers portable power for outdoor activity

EFOY Go offers portable power for outdoor activity (Aug. 29, 2014) -- “Our products provide reliable power in any weather, location and season. EFOY Go now expands our offering towards intelligent, easy-to-use and easy-to-carry mobile back up and emergency power supplies," said Podesser. Read More »

Cequent debuts at Woodward Dream Cruise

Cequent debuts at Woodward Dream Cruise (Aug. 29, 2014) -- The company’s 22-foot by 10-foot mobile advertisement featured Draw-Tite and Reese -- two of Cequent’s most popular brands. The moving billboard traveled in a loop from Ferndale to Pontiac, covering more than one hundred miles during the two-day cruise. Read More »

The perks of being a motorhome specialist

The perks of being a motorhome specialist (Aug. 28, 2014) -- The business started in 1999 selling just pre-owned RVs. In fact, the site was so small, it had room for just six motorhomes, two offices and one service bay, said O’Banion. Today, it has the longest Interstate frontage of any RV dealership in the country -- more than a 1/4 mile -- and 160 acres acquired to display more than 650 motorhomes, all of which are hooked up to 50-amp power. Read More »

Why RV businesses need to use social media

Why RV businesses need to use social media (Aug. 28, 2014) -- Social media used to belong only to young people who were enthusiastic about connecting to their real and virtual friends in a hassle-free way. All that changed when it became apparent that everyone now turns to a form of social media to get help and information about the news, products and services. Read More »

Neff Brothers RV celebrates 10th anniversary

Neff Brothers RV celebrates 10th anniversary (Aug. 28, 2014) -- We stood out front of the building the other day and gazed at a completely empty lot and were actually in awe of ourselves," said Ralph Neff. "That’s when we knew we were heading into the next decade of our business plan with guns blazing.” Read More »

Sports Illustrated Tailgate Tour kicks off Saturday

Sports Illustrated Tailgate Tour kicks off Saturday (Aug. 28, 2014) -- Sports Illustrated and GoRVing have teamed up for the second consecutive year to produce a 10-city tour of college campuses and stadiums in celebration of two of America's great pastimes: Tailgating and RVing. Read More »