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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 »

SylvanSport to give away free energy at Outdoor Retailer

SylvanSport to give away free energy at Outdoor Retailer (July 31, 2015) — SylvanSport, makers of the GO and GO EASY Adventure Trailers, announced they will be giving away free energy at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. SylvanSport will have a Goal Zero charging station at their traditional location on the South Plaza of the Salt Palace. Read More »

Bretz RV, NASCAR Campground Network on Podcast 59

Bretz RV, NASCAR Campground Network on Podcast 59 (July 30, 2015) -- Podcast episode 59 features an interview with Mark Bretz, owner of Bretz RV. He talks about his dealership, how it is weathering the economic recovery and what the market is like in the Pacific northwest. Bretz describes where he sees the RV industry headed and offers a warning to RV dealers. The second interview features Adam DiPietro, who heads up a new initiative to create a network of NASCAR themed campgrounds throughout the country. He describes the network, its goals and what campgrounds can do to tap into the huge NASCAR fan base. Read More »

Meyer Distributing expands RV presence, acquires 5 Seasons

Meyer Distributing expands RV presence, acquires 5 Seasons (July 30, 2015) -- “With the recent consolidation activity in the RV parts distribution business, it’s not surprising we have received an enormous amount of requests from both RV customers and suppliers to add additional product lines to this category and quickly,” said Terwiske. Read More »

RVDA features workshops for young executives

RVDA features workshops for young executives (July 30, 2015) — A dozen workshops with topics of interest to younger attendees will be part of the education lineup for the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. Topics ranging from leadership to general management and recruitment will be presented in an hour long format by top speakers. Read More »

Triple E publish book commemorating 50 years

Triple E publish book commemorating 50 years (July 30, 2015) -- From the original 13-foot "compact" travel trailer through to some of the most unique Class C motorhomes on the road today, readers can follow Triple E's journey from its small-town roots to the company it is today. Read More »

LKQ reports record revenue in second quarter

LKQ reports record revenue in second quarter (July 30, 2015) -- LKQ reports record revenue of $1.84 billion, an increase of 7.5 percent over the same period in 2014. Total debt was listed as $1.69 billion with $143.4 million cash on hand. Total earnings before income tax, depreciation and amortization was $138.9 million in North America compared to $137.2 million in 2014, an increase of 1.2 percent. Read More »

Texas Advertising produces catalog for Pantera Sales

Texas Advertising produces catalog for Pantera Sales (July 30, 2015) — Texas Advertising has partnered with Pantera Sales to produce a 566-page catalog of RV parts & accessories, the company states. Pantera Sales is a family-owned business established in 1969 that has specialized in RV parts and accessories for over 20 years. Read More »

Canadian retail sales increase strongly in May

Canadian retail sales increase strongly in May (July 30, 2015) -- A key upward surprise was the motor vehicle component, which rose by 1.3 percent in May following a 1.4 percent gain in April, said Ferley. Unit auto sales numbers, released earlier, although indicating that the sales level remained strong in May, were down from even more robust levels in April. Read More »

Bill passes repealing CFPB’s guidance on auto lending

Bill passes repealing CFPB’s guidance on auto lending (July 30, 2015) — The House Financial Services Committee has passed H.R. 1737, a bipartisan bill to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) flawed 2013 guidance designed to pressure lending institutions into eliminating motor vehicle financing discounts for consumers. Read More »

Patrick Industries 2Q sales increase 24 percent

Patrick Industries 2Q sales increase 24 percent (July 30, 2015) — Patrick Industries, Inc. today reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 28, 2015. Net sales for the second quarter of 2015 increased $45.6 million or 24.3 percent, to $233.5 million from $187.9 million in the same quarter of 2014. Read More »
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