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Route 66 releases 2014 dealer rally schedule

Route 66 releases 2014 dealer rally schedule (July 25, 2014) -- "Our goal is to give our network partners a highly interactive event with Route 66 dealer principals and their senior managers," said Francis. "This location will provide a highly focused environment that offers dealers and their employees the opportunity to connect with Route 66 dealership management." Read More »

Dometic adds two to RV OEM sales team

Dometic adds two to RV OEM sales team (July 24, 2014) -- Brent Clark will be responsible for handling RV OEM sales for Dometic at assigned Indiana accounts and the West coast and Rockies regions. Jeff Sunderland will handle RV OEM sales at assigned accounts in Indiana. Read More »

Space assigned for 2014 National RV Trade Show

Space assigned for 2014 National RV Trade Show (July 24, 2014) -- A total of 57 manufacturers and 189 suppliers were assigned display space totaling 749,903 square feet for RVIA’s 52nd Annual National RV Trade Show during the annual space drawing held July 18 at association headquarters in Reston. Read More »

RVIA publishes 2013 survey of lenders’ experiences

RVIA publishes 2013 survey of lenders’ experiences (July 24, 2014) -- The report provides an in-depth look at key data from both the wholesale and retail indirect RV lending markets and illustrates why RV loans continue to be an attractive product for financial institutions to include in their portfolios. Read More »

RVIA inspection team concludes annual meeting

RVIA inspection team concludes annual meeting (July 24, 2014) -- The primary focus at this session was to review and educate staff on the 2014 NFPA 1192 code requirements that will begin to be enforced beginning Sept. 1 and to discuss other technical issues that have surfaced since the group last met in November 2013. Read More »

Go RVing launches second NFL training camp tour

Go RVing launches second NFL training camp tour (July 24, 2014) -- King along with other Sports Illustrated writers and staffers embarked from New York July 19 in a Fleetwood Storm motorhome for a three-week RV odyssey that will visit 20 cities. Along the way, King will write and blog about their RV adventures in addition to their normal football reporting on the widely-read MMQB site. Read More »

Go RVing jams at Jamboree in the Hills

Go RVing jams at Jamboree in the Hills (July 24, 2014) -- The festival, which featured 25 hours of live music from country music legends, current chart toppers, and rising stars, drew more than 100,000 people with over 2,000 touring the Go RVing exhibits. The event included an on-site campground that hosts 10,000 campers each year. Read More »

Cummins named to Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25

Cummins named to Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25 (July 24, 2014) -- For the third consecutive year, Cummins was one of only two industrials recognized by Gartner as a top 25 supply chain company in its annual survey. Read More »

Reality TV show follows RV buyers at Lazydays

Reality TV show follows RV buyers at Lazydays (July 24, 2014) -- Shopping for an RV at Lazydays is the focus of a reality show premiering Sunday on the Travel Channel. Big Time RV takes viewers behind the scenes of the one of the country's RV dealerships as customers tour and test different makes and models. Read More »

Six important steps for branding an RV business

Six important steps for branding an RV business (July 24, 2014) -- What once required massive amounts of time, money, and industry contacts, is now available to you. This might be the single most exciting development in RV business branding because probably most of your competition, even those larger than you, are not doing the majority of this -- yet. Read More »

Cequent gives back to military members

Cequent gives back to military members (July 24, 2014) -- “We have a number of employees who are either veterans themselves or are somehow connected to the military community,” said Kroll. “It is an honor to partner with the Freedom Center and to bring a local tie-in to our existing partnership with CFF.” Read More »

Keystone Hideout marks record quarter

Keystone Hideout marks record quarter (July 24, 2014) -- The division, which includes Hideout travel trailers and fifth wheels as well as Retreat destination trailers, has increased retail sales by 28 percent year-to-date through June and shows 52 percent growth over the past two years. Read More »

RV Safety Foundation releases online training program

RV Safety Foundation releases online training program (July 24, 2014) -- “Properly Matching Trucks/Trailers,” developed in partnership with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), provides consumers with important information they need to know when purchasing a new RV travel trailer, fifth-wheel trailer or the truck that will be used to tow them. Read More »

Few vacation days for microbusiness owners

Few vacation days for microbusiness owners (July 24, 2014) -- While microbusiness owners who don't take vacation time are more likely than their peers who do vacation to report struggling with their work/life balance and being dissatisfied with their standard of living, some appear to be energized by the workload, Gallup noted. Read More »

Initial jobless claims plummet last week

Initial jobless claims plummet last week (July 24, 2014) -- Initial unemployment claims in the United States fell by 19,000 to 284,000 in the week ending July 19, following a revised 303,000 reading (was 302,000) in the previous week, falling to its lowest level since February 2006. Read More »