Day: February 23, 2016

(Feb. 23, 2016) — “In Europe, the Hymer Group manufactures 35,000 units a year, which is almost as big as the entire North American motorhome market from all companies combined,” said Hammill.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — What’s the difference between an employee and an independent contractor? If you don’t know, it’s important to find out because these are separate categories classified under labor law. A free webinar from the Mike Molino RV Learning Center Feb. 25, at noon ET, will explain the difference and share ways to protect your company from making costly errors.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — “Consumers’ short-term outlook grew more pessimistic, with consumers expressing greater apprehension about business conditions, their personal financial situation, and to a lesser degree, labor market prospects,” said Franco.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — I think we can all agree that a more experienced staff increases customer CSI, company sales and, ultimately, company profits. But we’ll never develop that experienced staff if we don’t invest in their development.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — Standing RVIA committees will meet along with the executive committee and board of directors, which will set plans for the association for the upcoming fiscal year. Members will also meet with legislators and their staff.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — The average selling price for motorized units was $34,902, which is a decrease of $4,168 (10.6 percent) from the previous month. Towables came in at $10,822, down $367 (3.2 percent) from last month.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — Would you like to be a speaker at the 2016 NATDA Trade Show & Convention? The association has started working on the 2016 dealer education schedule and is looking for input and ideas. The 2016 NATDA Trade Show & Convention will be in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 8-10, at the Music City Center.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — Venture’s new SportTrek Touring Edition travel trailers are designed as ultra-high-end lightweights. Features such as a six-process painted fiberglass front cap, king bed slideouts and two fireplaces are just some of the upgrades the Touring Edition offers.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — “Dragging chains can cause clanking, wear, and dangerous sparks,” says Rich Elliott, Fastway vice president of sales. “We designed the Fastway Chain-Up to provide a faster and easier way keep chains off the ground.”

(Feb. 23, 2016) — “The theater is the Internet, the tickets are free, and everyone has a center orchestra seat. The show will only run for 92 days, but the performance will be held 24 hours a day, seven days a week until May,” said Lieberman.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — For anyone in the market for a dollar smart way to tow and use less fuel, many travel trailers are now being manufactured on a light or ultra-light chassis. A bonus is that a smaller travel trailer will be less expensive.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — The Caravan Club has today launched a new app – The Caravan Club UK Sites app. The consumer app is available for free in the Apple App store or Google Play and can be used on iPads, iPhones and Android devices.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — According to a press release, Visit Mercer County, a member of the West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, printed 85,000 visitors guides in 2014 through 2015, sending out at least 95 percent of those guides to welcome centers, hotels, attraction, individuals and more.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — One of the best backyard treasures in East Texas is Mission Tejas State Park. The Rice Family Home historically served as a stopover for immigrants, adventurers, locals and residents traveling the Old San Antonio Road. While these buildings are treasures in themselves, the park hosts a wide variety of outdoor activities for visitors throughout the year.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — Earlier this month, Wayne Hulit, CEO of Cedar Mountain RVI (CMRVI), appointed Kevin Hulit to the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective immediately. Kevin will assume this role within the company from Wayne Hulit, who has been managing the CMO role as an interim officer.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — A majority of Missouri House members, including three Southeast Missouri lawmakers, oppose plans for a new state park. They want the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to sell 4,200 acres of wilderness and farmland in southern Missouri they contend was purchased improperly.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — A motorhome company is hosting its annual Hymer Exhibiton at its Shropshire showrooms, between Feb. 23-28.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — Renegade RV seeks a five-year tax break as it plans to invest more than $1 million in redevelopment and new equipment, the Elkhart Truth reported.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — California lawmakers want to protect state parks from trademark claims like the one that will result in renamed landmarks in Yosemite National Park.

(Feb. 23, 2016) — The company has acquired 12 communities (eight manufactured home communities and four recreational vehicle resorts) for approximately $400 million resulting in the addition of over 5,300 developed sites to the portfolio.


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