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NCRVDA show staged to set record attendance


(Feb. 24, 2017) — The North Carolina RV Dealers Association (NCRVDA) is hosting the largest RV show of the state in Raleigh, N.C., Feb. 24-26. The show will be held at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh and features 14 independent RV dealers from all over the state. Read More »

Winnebago Paseo RV review: The perfect pod for couples


(Feb. 24, 2017) — The motor home industry in America is big. Shipments were projected to total 419,500 units in 2016 and rise to 438,000 this year. The towable segment -- travel trailers and fifth wheels -- is by far the most popular, with about 85 percent of the market. Read More »

Dometic showcasing products at Atlanta Expo


(Feb. 24, 2017) — Dometic will be showing their best products for people that live and breathe the outdoor lifestyle at The Hearth, Patio, and Barbeque Expo in Atlanta on March 2-4, in booth #2407, a release from the company stated. Read More »

Lemonis files countersuit against coffee chain

(Feb. 24, 2017) -- Marcus Lemonis has filed a countersuit against Bow Truss coffee shop and its owner Phil Tadros. Lemonis and his food holdings company, ML Foods, allege fraudulent inducement and breach of secured promissory note. Read More »

Safety Components grows management team


(Feb. 24, 2017) — To optimize the production and inventory of its technical fabrics, and assist sales efforts, Safety Components named Ana-Maria Petrea merchandise planning manager. John Pierce, WeatherMax product manager, made the announcement. Read More »

Sun Communities posts year-end financials

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(Feb. 24, 2017) -- "We achieved industry leading internal growth, increased or maintained occupancy for the 20th consecutive quarter and sold a record number of homes into our communities, while integrating our largest acquisition to date," said Shiffman. Read More »

PA: Fun faces, Ansley RV at the RV expo

(Feb. 24, 2017) -- Experience Central PA’s largest outdoor camping adventure at the 2017 PA Adventure RV Expo! This year’s show is bigger than ever with games for the kids, recreational equipment displays, outdoor awareness sessions, camping workshops, and much more! Read More »

Court rules hugging creates hostile workplace

SAN FRANCISCO — Hugging can create a hostile work environment, the Los Angeles Times reported. In a decision Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals revived a sexual harassment lawsuit against Yolo County Sheriff Edward G. Prieto, who was charged with hugging a female correctional officer more than 100 times over a 12-year period, the publication explained Prieto argued he also hugged male employees. If he hugged women more, his lawyers said, it was because of “genuine but innocuous differences in the ways men and women routinely interact with members of the same sex and the opposite sex.” But the 9th Circuit said hugging can create an abusive work environment if it is both unwelcome and pervasive. The full story can be found in the Los Angeles Times. Read More »

Podcast 127: Spartan’s Advanced Protection System

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(Feb. 23, 2017) -- Steve Guillaume, the president of Spartan Specialty Vehicles, is featured on Podcast 127 of RV Industry News. His company introduced some revolutionary technology at the Tampa RV Supershow in January. Called the Spartan Advanced Protection System, it incorporates radar-based collision mitigation, electronic stability control, adaptive cruise control and Spartan's Safe Haul proprietary air braking to make a safer motorhome chassis. Read More »

Fed provides few clues to timing of next rate hike

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(Feb. 23, 2017) -- "A run of positive economic data and a slightly hawkish tone from Chair Janet Yellen last week raised the odds of a rate hike at the upcoming meeting, although markets continue to see that as less than a 50/50 prospect," said Nye. Read More »

Spartan net income up 151% in 2016

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(Feb. 23, 2017) -- SCV segment sales remained comparable at $129.4 million. Sales of motorhome chassis decreased to $98.0 million from $103.3 million, primarily due to lower shipments year-over-year. Read More »

RVtravel readers grab $63,000 of promotional goods


(Feb. 23, 2017) -- The week after the initial fiasco, Gaffer Power re-stocked with plenty of inventory. In the end, nearly 8,000 readers clicked through to its website, with 4,800 of them claiming their free roll of tape — about $63,000 in retail value. Read More »