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Deadline approaching for Hall of Fame nominatons

(Oct. 1, 2014) -- To be eligible, the nominee must be, or have been, an active participant in any segment of the RV or manufactured housing industries for a minimum of 25 years. They can work for manufacturers, dealers, campgrounds, housing communities, suppliers, user groups, trade media or associations. Read More »

Cavco, Clayton Homes pledge support to Hall of Fame

(Sept. 30, 2014) -- Searer challenged the MH leaders to open their hearts and wallets and join Kevin Clayton to help the hall retire its debt in three to five years by pledging $1 million over the next three to five years. The other $1.5 million will come from the RV industry. Read More »

Hall of Fame appoints new vice presidents

(Sept. 22, 2014) -- Darryl Searer, chairman and president of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation, announced today that Judy Jankowski has been named vice president of development and Jeff White has been promoted to vice president of operations. Read More »

Searer receives Hall of Fame Spirit Award

(Aug. 6, 2014) -- "Darryl has worked hard and smart to achieve the difficult goals required to salvage and significantly improve the Hall of Fame," said Cole. "After considering our proposal and knowing his passion and love for the museum, he accepted a two year 'sentence' as president with no pay." Read More »

10 inducted into RV/MH Hall of Fame

(Aug. 5, 2014) -- "This year's attendance of 444 set a new record, beating the previous record of 434 attendees and far outpaced the 2013 attendance of 311," said Searer. "It was also a record breaking year for fundraising at the dinner and golf outing." Read More »

Midwest RV Show kicks off Thursday in Elkhart

(Aug. 5, 2014) -- "This year’s show will be the best in years with participation from dealers throughout Northern Indiana and Michigan," he explained. "Those looking for their first RV or their next RV can see it all in one place." Read More »

RV Hall of Fame expects record crowd for induction

(July 22, 2014) -- "The Hall of Fame selection committee made excellent recommendations for the Class of 2014, and members of the RV and manufactured housing communities have a renewed interest and confidence in the long term viability of the hall of fame, museum and its programs," said Searer. Read More »

Manufactured home on display at Hall of Fame

(July 18, 2014) -- The manufactured home is on loan from Fairmont Homes, Inc., Nappanee, Ind. The company completed the erection of the home late last fall. Earlier this month the staff at the museum added landscaping and a lawn to the exhibit to better illustrate how the home appears in a natural setting. Read More »

RV/MH Hall of Fame seeks nominations for 2015 class

(July 7, 2014) -- "The hall welcomes nominations from all RV and manufactured housing sectors -- manufacturers, dealers, campgrounds, housing communities, suppliers, user groups, trade media, associations, etc -- for the class of 2015 and beyond," said Darryl Searer, president. Read More »

Hall of Fame to offer corporate writing workshop

(June 30, 2014) -- "In the past few years we have lost some of our industries' most important pioneers, and unfortunately, they had never written down their stories, so those stories are lost forever," said Hesselbart. "We hope this seminar will both encourage people to write their histories and inspire them sit down and start putting their stories on paper." Read More »

Hall of Fame president delivers Hesse eulogy

(June 27, 2014) -- "Standing in life a full 6-foot, 5-inches, Jay was a giant of a man, not only in physical stature, but also as a business leader, innovator and generous benefactor to our industry and his community," said Searer. Read More »

Trey Miller to chair Hall of Fame golf fundraiser

(May 20, 2014) -- "I hope all RV/MH industry members will set Monday, Aug. 4, as not only a day to celebrate the induction of the class of 2014 into the RV/MH Hall of Fame, but also, support the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum itself by participating in the golf outing," said Miller. Read More »

RV Hall of Fame welcomes Keystone Cougar

(May 13, 2014) -- "The Cougar features three slideouts, island kitchen, LED lighting and LCD TV as well as remote controls to operate many of the features," said Searer. "By comparison the 1937 Covered Wagon travel trailer we showcase in the Museum featured a canvas roof, leatherette sidewall and horsehair bed." Read More »