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InterVac launches dual-port central vacuum system

InterVac launches dual-port central vacuum system (Sept. 30, 2014) -- The system has a built in port directly on the power unit which is installed in the storage compartment. Now the owner can easily clean the “basement” as well as the tow vehicle. Inside the RV is another port for cleaning the RV with the option to add the InterVac patented VacPort sweeper pan with LED lighting. Read More »

Airstream announces major expansion

Airstream announces major expansion (Sept. 30, 2014) -- The $5.9 million expansion will add 94,000 square feet to the existing 134,000-square-foot facility in Jackson Center, Ohio, and increase production capacity by more than 50 percent over current levels. Read More »

Pogue retires from Girard Systems

Pogue retires from Girard Systems (Sept. 30, 2014) -- Pogue’s RV career spaned 26 years, with the last 14 years with Girard Systems first as southeast regional sales manager, then as national sales manager, and the last five years as general manager. Read More »

Derald Bontrager to chair new RVIA board

Derald Bontrager to chair new RVIA board (Sept. 29, 2014) -- “The board has elected one of the most well-liked and respected leaders in the RV industry to be the association’s next chairman,” said Coon. “Derald is a veteran of the RV industry and has been a very engaged member in the association for many years." Read More »

RVIA seeks exemption from tire duties

RVIA seeks exemption from tire duties (Sept. 29, 2014) -- The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) and Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) are seeking an exemption for specialty trailer tires from possible import and/or antidumping duties the U.S. government is considering for car and light truck tires imported from China, Tire Business reported. Read More »

Registration for Trouble Shooter Clinic ends Sept. 30

Registration for Trouble Shooter Clinic ends Sept. 30 (Sept. 29, 2014) -- The event has been scheduled so that techs can attend two of the three offered tracks. Topics include appliances, power sources, hydraulics, slide-outs, towing and hitches and running gear. Read More »

Top 50 RV dealers to be honored at RVDA convention

Top 50 RV dealers to be honored at RVDA convention (Sept. 29, 2014) -- “We understand what makes a dealership truly great is not just what it does, but how it gets the job done. These dealers were selected for outstanding personal customer service, along with sound business practices and forward-thinking philosophies," said Goldenberg. Read More »

Canadian RV dealer supports charity gala in Calgary

Canadian RV dealer supports charity gala in Calgary (Sept. 29, 2014) -- Rangeland RV and Trailer Sales was honored by being chosen supporter of the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert that raised $8.2 million for Canadian families with children undergoing pediatric organ transplants. Read More »

New video shows how to save energy in an RV

New video shows how to save energy in an RV (Sept. 29, 2014) -- RVTravel.com, along with its RVTravel Channel on YouTube, has debuted a new seven-part video series about how RVers can make their RVs more energy efficient. The Green RV Project will continue with a new episode every Saturday through Nov. 8. Read More »

Florida dealers see upward trend prior to St. John’s show

(Sept. 29, 2014) -- “Many of the dealers in our region felt a second RV show was needed at this time of year for some time, and we think we can build attendance at this show for years to come,” Schuster, told the Florida Times Union. Read More »

America Choice RV to indroduce DRV toy hauler

America Choice RV to indroduce DRV toy hauler (Sept. 29, 2014) -- The DRV Full House “Asset Hauler” is considered the ultimate luxury toy hauler and America Choice RV will be the first dealership in the United States to offer it, said Scott Gencarelli, general manager. Read More »

Now Cavco expresses interest in Skyline RV

Now Cavco expresses interest in Skyline RV (Sept. 29, 2014) -- The RV division of Skyline's business represented less than half of Skyline's fiscal 2014 loss before income taxes of $11.9 million. In contrast, Cavco has proposed to purchase all of Skyline's operations at a significant premium to market that Cavco believes will provide a greater and more assured and definitive return to Skyline's shareholders. Read More »

Jayco recalls 389 motorhomes to fix seat wiring

Jayco recalls 389 motorhomes to fix seat wiring (Sept. 29, 2014) -- Due to the routing and inadequate protection of the wiring for the driver's and passenger's electric seats, the wires may get damaged by the seats moving up and down, and back and forth. Damaged wires may short, increasing the risk of a fire, the agency noted. Read More »

Seven inexpensive, simple ways to get more customers

Seven inexpensive, simple ways to get more customers (Sept. 29, 2014) -- “RV dealerships are in the business of hospitality. And I’m extending that same helpful nature by giving them easily attainable, customer-oriented marketing strategies that are both powerful and profit-building,” said Wilson. Read More »

RV shipments jump by 5.8 percent over 2013

RV shipments jump by 5.8 percent over 2013 (Sept. 29, 2014) -- Towable RVs reflected the largest unit gains while motorhomes grew by the largest percentage gain, said Baker. Motorhomes represented 15 percent of all shipments in the month of August this year the highest percentage of motorhome shipments in any single month since December of 2007. Read More »