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PRVCA RV electrical course begins Sept. 1

PRVCA RV electrical course begins Sept. 1 (Aug. 21, 2014) -- "The program is designed for RV maintenance and sales personnel, service managers, factory field technicians, service representatives, inspectors and those seeking a new, hands-on career in a growing industry," said Leach. Read More »

RV Inspection Association topic of Podcast 021

RV Inspection Association topic of Podcast 021 (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Demand for inspection services is on the rise, and RV technicians are in such short supply as it is that they don't have time to devote to inspections. However, extended warranty companies, lenders and RV buyers are demanding more quality inspections. Listen to Anderson and Cooper outline to their plan to develop that network of professional inspectors. Read More »

Atwood to host first open house in Elkhart

Atwood to host first open house in Elkhart (Aug. 21, 2014) -- “This event offers a perfect opportunity to show our dealers, OEM customers and distribution partners how much we appreciate working with each and every one of them throughout the year," said Flournoy. Read More »

U.S. jobless claims fall last week

U.S. jobless claims fall last week (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Initial unemployment claims in the United States fell by 14,000 to 298,000 in the week ending Aug. 16. However, the four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 300,750 from 296,000 in the previous week. Read More »

Thor to present at midwest IDEAS investor conference

Thor to present at midwest IDEAS investor conference (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Thor Industries today announced that Jeff Tryka, Thor director of investor relations, will present at the Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago on Wednesday, August 27. Read More »

La Mesa RV erects help wanted billboard

La Mesa RV erects help wanted billboard (Aug. 21, 2014) -- The company has taken the bold move of installing a billboard at a major intersection in San Diego to alert passers-by that the company is hiring. Specifically, the company is looking to fill slots for service advisors, service and smog technicians plus sales personnel. Read More »

RVDA’s keynote speaker to sign books at GE booth

RVDA’s keynote speaker to sign books at GE booth (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Doors to the expo will open at 4 p.m. and Lipp will be in the CDF display, Booth 202, to sign copies of his best-selling book, “Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal and Customer-Centric Employees.” Read More »

Ultra-Fab says testing proves performance is tops

Ultra-Fab says testing proves performance is tops (Aug. 21, 2014) -- As a result of the testing, Ultra-Fab has been able to reduce overall warranty from 1.7 percent of sales in 2010 to 0.70 percent in 2014, a fact that should excite RV owners, the company noted. Read More »

RVDA rental track features experts in profitability

RVDA rental track features experts in profitability (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Renting RVs can be a financially rewarding enterprise so long as dealers know how to effectively manage a few common legal and regulatory challenges facing rental operators, the RV Dealers Association reported today. Read More »

Valterra receives Supplier of the Year Award

Valterra receives Supplier of the Year Award (Aug. 20, 2014) -- “It’s always an honor to be recognized as a key business partner with our customers and the award is a reflection of the many contributions from the devoted and hard working individuals employed by Valterra or representing us in the field” said Warr. Read More »

From braking to snow brushes, Hopkins dominates

From braking to snow brushes, Hopkins dominates (Aug. 20, 2014) -- "Our towing and electrical products are essential to the RV industry," Williams explained. "People can't tow without the products we make. Our wiring solutions form the foundation of a safe towing experience." Read More »

Cruiser RV appoints two regional sales managers

Cruiser RV appoints two regional sales managers (Aug. 20, 2014) -- Chadd Johnson oversees sales for Radiance, ViewFinder and Enterra in the eastern United States and Canadian provinces. Dwayne Kazmierczak will sell the Fun Finder, Shadow Cruiser and Stryker lines for the central states region. Read More »

Next Gear Capital execs take ice bucket challenge

Next Gear Capital execs take ice bucket challenge (Aug. 20, 2014) -- "At NextGear Capital, we believe in making a difference and giving back to others, whether that's in our community or globally," said Geitner. "ALS has affected many across the world, and we want to do our part to help find a cure for this disease." Read More »

Bass Pro Shops plan Labor Day Hometown Festival

Bass Pro Shops plan Labor Day Hometown Festival (Aug. 20, 2014) -- Hometown Festival family activities include free games and crafts, giveaways, face painting, food samples, and seminars.Bass Pro Shops Labor Day Hometown Festival offers free activities for the whole family. Read More »

ARVC and RVIA educate about the tax status of RVs

ARVC and RVIA educate about the tax status of RVs (Aug. 20, 2014) -- ARVC and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association are stepping up their communication and collaboration as they try to educate cities across the country about the property tax exempt status of park model RVs. Read More »