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Shurhold tool makes snapping canvas easy

(Oct. 21, 2013) -- The Top-Snapper's two stainless steel blades slip over the snap shoulder to snap and align the snap halves. The longer blade is ideal for fastening snaps from inside, while the shorter blade is ideal for outside snaps. Both blades work equally well to unsnap the snaps without tearing or ripping the canvas, the release noted. Read More »

Christmas spending to remain stable, Gallup reports

(Oct. 22, 2013) -- Americans, on average, expect to spend $786 on Christmas gifts this year, which is similar to their holiday spending estimates in each of the past two years, Gallup reported, noting that while not great news for the nation's retailers, it portends respectable seasonal sales growth -- particularly important in light of the recent government shutdown. Read More »

RVIA technical committies review 2014 standards

(Oct. 22, 2013) -- The subcommittees took action on all proposed 1192 Handbook revisions based on the upcoming 2014 editions of the NFPA 1192 Standard for Recreational Vehicles, the ANSI 12V Standard for Low Voltage Systems in Recreational Vehicles, and the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC). Read More »

RVIA sets date for 2014 annual meeting

(Oct. 22, 2013) -- The RV Industry Association scheduled the association’s 2014 Annual Meeting for March 4 to 7 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, Calif. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss association activities, attend informative seminars, and network with business colleagues. Read More »

Louisville show seminars focus on boosting sales

(Oct. 22, 2013) -- The RV Industry Association will offer two seminars at the 51st National RV Trade Show Dec. 3 to 5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., designed to help RV dealers  boost sales and increase profitability. The cost for each session is $50 in advance or $60 onsite and includes breakfast. Read More »

California RV Show sees jump in attendance

(Oct. 22, 2013) -- Total attendance at the 10-day retail event  jumped by 39 percent with 28,894 attendees versus 20,756 attendees last year.  The show got off to a fast start with a very strong opening weekend that a saw attendance up by 65 percent. Read More »

Thor announces $1 special dividend following bus sale

(Oct. 22, 2013) -- "With the completion of the sale of the bus business, Thor is embarking on a new period in its history with a focus purely on the growth of the RV business," said  Orthwein.  "This marks the second year in a row that we have paid a special dividend and is another example of our priority in returning cash to our shareholders." Read More »

Allied Speciality Vehicles completes Thor bus aquisition

(Oct. 22, 2013) -- "We are excited to complete this acquisition and officially welcome all employees and dealers to the ASV family," said Peter Guile, president and CEO of Allied Specialty Vehicles. "For our new employees, customers and suppliers, we expect a seamless transition to new ownership." Read More »

British RV show sets record attendance

(Oct. 21, 2013) -- The first three days of the show attracted record attendance with a higher number of walk ups than achieved on previous years. Attendance culminated in 26,632 visitors Oct. 19, with some companies reporting sales of more than 200 units. A further 19,996 visitors attended the show Oct. 20. Read More »

Bank of America exits RV lending business

(Oct. 21, 2013) -- "We decided to exit the RV financing business after a lengthy and thoughtful review of the operations and resources required to support the business," spokesperson Betty Riess told RV Daily Report. Read More »

Camping World announces 12-month expansion plans

(Oct. 21, 2013) -- "This is an exciting announcement not only for those of us who love the outdoors, but also for the community members of these great cities. These recent acquisitions not only increase our presence in existing markets and new territories but are also in alignment with the strategic growth plans we have for the company," said Lemonis. Read More »