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PRVCA to host compliance best practices webinar

PRVCA to host compliance best practices webinar (Jan. 30, 2015) -- The Feb. 18 morning session would benefit service writers, warranty writers and shop managers, while the afternoon session is ideal for human resource managers, PRVCA noted. The cost is $50 for members and $80 for non-members. Read More »

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of Lazydays’ Airstream

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of Lazydays’ Airstream (Jan. 30, 2015) -- Nearly 200 people gathered to celebrate the new store which opened earlier this month. The Airstream Store at Lazydays features 2,000 square feet of all things Airstream paired with Lazydays’ promise of an unparalleled customer experience, the company explained in a press release. Read More »

Lamons receives approval to manufacture ring joints

Lamons receives approval to manufacture ring joints (Jan. 30, 2015) -- TriMas Corporation announced today that its Lamons business was recently approved to manufacture API 6A ring type joints out of its Wulfrun Wolverhampton facility in the United Kingdom. Read More »

Drew Industries year-end conference call scheduled

Drew Industries year-end conference call scheduled (Jan. 30, 2015) -- Drew Industries will release its fourth-quarter and year-end 2014 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Read More »

Winnebago promotes Appel to marketing specialist

Winnebago promotes Appel to marketing specialist (Jan. 30, 2015) — Winnebago Industries has promoted Paula Appel to the position of marketing specialist. Appel is a 15-year veteran of Winnebago; she joined the company in 1999 in the customer service and parts department. Read More »

TriMark updates flush mounted paddle handle line

TriMark updates flush mounted paddle handle line (Jan. 30, 2015) — TriMark has a new redesigned and updated Flush Mounted Paddle Handle product line that improves on the original product line. The line is designed for medium to heavy-duty on-highway vehicle entrance and compartment doors. Read More »

U.S. GDP remains strong; Canada’s falls 0.2 percent

U.S. GDP remains strong; Canada’s falls 0.2 percent (Jan. 30, 2015) -- These gains, which followed a weather-related 2.1 percent decline in first quarter, left 2014 growth at 2.4 percent, which is the strongest annual increase since 2010 and up from 2.2 percent in 2013, said Nye. Read More »

The Age of Change: 5 shifts to embrace right now

(Jan. 30, 2015) -- We have now entered into the Age of Change where a culture of invention is created by the individual imagination. The Age of Change is about the end of doing more of the same. Here are five observational twists to help you uncode and recode your thinking. Read More »

Xantrex adds Costa as sales manager for East Coast

Xantrex adds Costa as sales manager for East Coast (Jan. 29, 2015) — Xantrex has added Nathan Costa as a sales manager for the East Coast. He will manage an existing account portfolio and explore new opportunities within the marine, RV, commercial truck, distribution and OEM channels. Read More »

Roadtreker Mike Wendland and CampgroundViews on Podcast 42

Roadtreker Mike Wendland and CampgroundViews on Podcast 42 (Jan. 29, 2015) -- Wendland, who blogs about his experience at Roadtreking.com, offers dealers insight into the Class B market and to the types of people who appreciate traveling in smaller motorhomes. He describes the convenience of using his Roadtrek Class B and overcomes some of the popular myths that the units are too small for full-time living. Mark Koep, with CampgroundViews.com. and his family are traveling the nation creating short introductory videos for campgrounds and RV parks so that potential guests can see what the campground looks like before they make reservations. Koep explains why traffic to his website has increased considerably since the site was launched. Read More »

Top speakers set for RVIA annual meeting

Top speakers set for RVIA annual meeting (Jan. 29, 2015) -- “We are excited about adding John Bozella and Carlos Alcazar to our annual meeting agenda,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “They will examine two very topical issues that will have an impact on the industry concerning the future design and marketing of RVs.” Read More »

Park model segment showed growth in 2014

Park model segment showed growth in 2014 (Jan. 29, 2015) -- The single largest shipment state for park models in 2014 was Arizona at 421 units shipped. Texas came in second with 356 units shipped while California was third with 281 units. Other states seeing robust shipment numbers include Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Read More »

What recession? RV shipments hit eight-year high

What recession? RV shipments hit eight-year high (Jan. 29, 2015) -- “It’s only fitting that the remarkable year that the RV industry has enjoyed would be capped off by the best December for the RV market in nine years,” said Coon. “The RV industry saw vibrant growth last year thanks to improving economic conditions and the deeply held preferences that consumers have for RV travel and camping. Read More »

RVDA seeks applications for 2015 Kindlund scholarship

RVDA seeks applications for 2015 Kindlund scholarship (Jan. 29, 2015) -- Deserving college undergraduates majoring in business, finance, economics, accounting or other RV industry-related subjects are eligible to apply for the $2,500 award. The deadline for application is June 3. Read More »

RV manufacturers find work outside of Elkhart County

(Jan. 29, 2015) -- RV manufacturers believe they'll have an easier time finding workers needed to meet growing demand for RVs in the coming years by going outside of Elkhart County. Read More »