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Campers Inn cuts ribbon on new Atlanta location

Campers Inn cuts ribbon on new Atlanta location (June 30, 2015) -- “The Atlanta region is quickly becoming one of our country’s most dynamic economic centers, and we are thrilled to be entering this market with the support and partnership of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce,” said Hirsch. “Peco Campers will play a key role in our ongoing efforts to grow our business and support RV living nationwide.” Read More »

Is General Motors partnering with Navistar?

Is General Motors partnering with Navistar? (June 30, 2015) -- ndustry sources believe General Motors is close to announcing a new partnership with commercial-truck stalwart Navistar International to manufacture "medium-duty” trucks that cover the industry’s Class 4, 5 and 6 classifications. Read More »

Flexsteel’s senior vice president retiring after 47 years

Flexsteel’s senior vice president retiring after 47 years (June 30, 2015) -- James Richardson, senior vice president of sales and marketing, home furnishings at Flexsteel Inds. is retiring today after more than 47 years with the company. Read More »

LKQ Pick Your Part to build self-service site

LKQ Pick Your Part to build self-service site (June 30, 2015) -- One of the nation's largest suppliers of recycled and remanufactured auto parts, LKQ Pick Your Part, is building a self-service location in Chattanooga on a 30-acre site. Read More »

John Wall to retire from Cummins

John Wall to retire from Cummins (June 30, 2015) -- Cummins Inc. today announced that Dr. John Wall, vice president - chief technical officer, will be retiring after nearly 30 years with the company. Jennifer Rumsey, vice president of engineering for Cummins' Engine Business, will take Wall's place. Read More »

New Fuzion features rear/side patio decks with FASTRACK2 system

New Fuzion features rear/side patio decks with FASTRACK2 system (June 30, 2015) — The new Fuzion 420 fifth wheel toy hauler features two patio decks for a combined outdoor living area of over 160 square feet, both the rear and side mounted decks include patio awning, LED lighting, and adjustable aluminum entry steps. Read More »

Obama officially proposes new overtime rules

Obama officially proposes new overtime rules (June 30, 2015) -- Under the proposal unveiled late Monday, salaried workers who earn less than $970 per week would become eligible for overtime pay. That would mean salaried employees earning less than $50,440 a year would be assured overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week, up from the current $23,660 a year, Fox News noted. Read More »

TCF Inventory Finance is bronze partner for 2015 RVDA Expo

TCF Inventory Finance is bronze partner for 2015 RVDA Expo (June 30, 2015) — RVDA announced that TCF Inventory Finance is a Bronze Partner of the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 2 -6 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. The convention is sponsored by RVDA–The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. Read More »

Premium RV-related domains for sale or lease

Premium RV-related domains for sale or lease (June 30, 2015) -- "These domains are valuable for obvious reasons, not the least of which is that they are made up of the exact keywords associated to the interest, but also because they have not been on the market for 17 years," said Zane Good, with ITtelligent. Read More »

ScarabRV turns to crowd funding to build RVs

ScarabRV turns to crowd funding to build RVs (June 30, 2015) -- "The product is available through perks for making contributions. A $4,200 contribution is rewarded with a personalized special edition ScarabRV and there are bulk packages of five or 10 for dealers," said Kratavil. "It will take approximately six months for the ScarabRVs to be delivered." Read More »

CRVA moves offices to Burlington, Ont.

CRVA moves offices to Burlington, Ont. (June 30, 2015) -- The Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association had subleased office space from The Ontario Recreational Dealers Association (ORVDA) since 2010, but after assessing the needs of each association by their respective board of directors, the decision was made to move the CRVA into its own premises. Read More »

OPINION: Paying attention to RV tires

OPINION: Paying attention to RV tires (June 30, 2015) -- We’ve also heard from many RVDA members over the years who have their own tire stories. There are many reasons tires fail and knowing the causes is important to everyone in the industry. As RVIA’s vice president of standards Bruce Hopkins told me, tires are a safety feature, not a commodity. Read More »

Canadian GDP declined in April

Canadian GDP declined in April (June 30, 2015) -- "Today’s report indicated that economic activity remained weak in April, thereby building further on March’s decline," said Ferley. "A lion’s share of the unexpected weakness in April was concentrated in the mining sector, thereby reflecting in part temporary production difficulties that will eventually reverse." Read More »

Consumer confidence increases in June

Consumer confidence increases in June (June 30, 2015) -- “Over the past two months, consumers have grown more confident about the current state of business and employment conditions," said Franco. "Overall, consumers are in considerably better spirits and their renewed optimism could lead to a greater willingness to spend in the near-term." Read More »

Nominations sought for Canadian dealer of the year

Nominations sought for Canadian dealer of the year (June 30, 2015) -- The RV Dealers Association of Canada, in conjunction with Camping Canada’s RV Lifestyle Magazine and Camping Canada’s Dealer News, is inviting nominations from across Canada for the 2015 Walter Paseska Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award. Read More »
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