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PODCAST 63: Roadtrek Motorhomes and Balfour Resort

PODCAST 63: Roadtrek Motorhomes and Balfour Resort (Aug. 28, 2015) -- The first guest this week is Jim Hammill, president and CEO of Roadtrek, which is located in Kitchener, Ontario. Roadtrek is one of the pioneer builders of Class B motorhomes, which have seen a lot of interest in recent years as baby boomers downsize from Class As and fifth wheels and want to continue enjoying the RV lifestyle. The second guests are the owners of Balfour RV Resorts up in beautiful British Columbia. Balfour is unique in that it's an established RV park that decided to sell its sites to private buyers. Some newer RV parks get construction money by doing that, but it is unusual to see an existing park migrating to the private owner business model. Read More »

OIA accepting applicants for Future Leadership Academy

OIA accepting applicants for Future Leadership Academy (Aug. 28, 2015) — Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) will begin accepting applications for the Future Leadership Academy, a nine-month program dedicated to preparing and uniting the future leadership of the outdoor industry. Read More »

Mike Anderson joins RVIA’s TnT program

Mike Anderson joins RVIA’s TnT program (Aug. 28, 2015) — RVIA has hired Mike Anderson to serve as the association’s TnT Program Technician Trainer with the responsibility of educating technicians on various RV systems. Read More »

Go RVing draws strong crowds at Iowa State Fair

Go RVing draws strong crowds at Iowa State Fair (Aug. 28, 2015) — It wasn’t just Presidential candidates and deep–fried food on a stick garnering attention at the Iowa State Fair this summer, RV travel and camping was also a big hit with attendees, RVIA stated in a press release. Read More »

RVIA to celebrate Coon’s career

RVIA to celebrate Coon’s career (Aug. 28, 2015) —  RVIA will honor Richard Coon for his ten years of service as the association’s president during a special celebration on Sept. 29 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga., during the Board of Director’s meeting. Read More »

CrossRoads unveils new member of Sunset Trail family

CrossRoads unveils new member of Sunset Trail family (Aug. 28, 2015) — CrossRoads RV, a manufacturer of travel trailers and fifth wheels announced the newest floorplan addition to their Sunset Trail product lineup – the Sunset Trail Ultra Lite. Sunset Trail Ultra Lite trailers currently are being produced in three different floorplans - with more on the way. Read More »

First Internet Bank joins Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

First Internet Bank joins Wolters Kluwer Financial Services (Aug. 28, 2015) — Wolters Kluwer Financial Services today announced First Internet Bank has joined the company’s AppOne indirect loan origination platform. Read More »

New Haven postpones giving Lippert Components tax breaks

New Haven postpones giving Lippert Components tax breaks (Aug. 28, 2015) -- New Haven, Ind., City Council members want to get more information on Lippert Components Inc.’s purchase of Signature Seating, 6900 Nelson Road, before granting Lippert’s request for $18,912 in tax abatements over five years. Read More »

Lazydays RV sites featured on Big Time RV show

Lazydays RV sites featured on Big Time RV show (Aug. 28, 2015) -- Lazydays RV’s Tampa and Tucson, Ariz.-based properties will serve as the setting for “Big Time RV,” a TV show on the Travel Channel produced by Half Yard Productions. Read More »

Fun Town dealerships hit a triple after two quarters

Fun Town dealerships hit a triple after two quarters (Aug. 28, 2015) — The Statistical Survey numbers for the first two quarters of 2015 came in recently and the Fun Town RV family held the first, second, third, and sixth spots in the state of Texas, the dealership announced in a press release. Read More »

David Smith becomes Drew Industries’ new CFO

David Smith becomes Drew Industries’ new CFO (Aug. 28, 2015) -- In his role as Drew's chief financial officer, Smith will lead the company's finance functions, as well as manage relationships with shareholders, analysts and other key stakeholders. Read More »

Skyline reports fourth quarter results

Skyline reports fourth quarter results (Aug. 28, 2015) -- Skyline released its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter results today. Results from continuing operations include an 8% increase in net sales and net loss of $200,000 Read More »

Fire scorches Sweet Home RV Center

(Aug. 28, 2015) -- Sweet Home RV Center’s shop was destroyed by a fire and its store also was damaged by the blaze on Tuesday night in Albany, Ore. Read More »

Highland Ridge RV unveils new look for Mesa Ridge line

Highland Ridge RV unveils new look for Mesa Ridge line (Aug. 28, 2015) — Highland Ridge RV announced a “new tan” for its Mesa Ridge line of fifth wheels and travel trailers in April. Now it’s official and the summer tan is complete, the organization announced in a press release. Read More »

Registration discounts end August 31 for RVDA Expo

Registration discounts end August 31 for RVDA Expo (Aug. 27, 2015) — RVDA dealer members who register by August 31, will pay only $659 to attend the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo and lock in the advance rate of $639 for the rest of their staff—even those who register at later dates. Read More »
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