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Lazydays announces winner of $5,000 fuel card

“We currently have about 12 inches of snow on the ground here in Washington, so we’ve been looking forward to going somewhere with warmer weather,” said Bond. “We’re getting ready to visit friends in Arizona, so the fuel card will be perfect for our upcoming trip.”

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Hanemaayer would be shocked if Roadtrek is not acquired

“I hate to see 30 years of my effort ruined in just three years,” said Hanemaayer. “Roadtrek is a great company and there are a number of people interested in buying it. I would be very surprised if someone didn’t take advantage of this situation to buy only what they wanted at a very cheap price.”

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Forest River workplace safety violations top $250,000

Forest River showed up in a 2017 annual state occupational safety report as a “significant case” due to “excessive injuries.” According to the report, in the first nine months of 2017 alone there were nine fingers amputated, a fractured pelvis and multiple foot fractures.

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Braxton Creek RV partners with Maverick Sales

Under terms of the agreement, Nicholson and his Maverick Sales team will exclusively represent the complete line-up of Braxton Creek products, and will work to expand the Braxton Creek distribution network in the western United States.

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Cavco to debut smart park model at RVX

“Most campers have a hard time parting with their electronic devices. We think in the future they’ll be increasingly enamored with voice-activated amenities in their homes and will expect to see them when they travel as well,” said Gage.

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Dan Ball describes benefits of FMCA membership on Podcast 224

Today’s guest is Dan Ball, the director of membership for FMCA. He provides a bit of history concerning the organization, and outlines the roll FMCA plays in advocacy, education, and bringing RVers together to have fun. He explains how the organization is structured and really delves into the varied training opportunities offered to FMCA members.

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Lippert Comp. appoints chief supply chain officer

Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. has promoted Scott Meiner to chief supply chain officer. He previously served as vice president of supply chain. Over the last 20 years, he led several major operations, including chassis and axle production and window and glass tempering facilities.

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Winter safety, workplace harassment focus of RVDA webinar

The first webinar, which takes place Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Eastern time, focuses on winter weather safety awareness. The second webinar is scheduled for Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. “Sexual Harassment 2019: Mutual Respect in the Workplace” will discuss how to handle harassment, complaints, and investigations.

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RVDA: What to do when a manufacturer shuts down

Based on past experience when manufacturers cease production, dealers can easily find themselves owed tens of thousands of dollars from a manufacturer for warranty reimbursements and incentives that become virtually uncollectible once the manufacturer ceases its business operations.

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In Australia, Jayco Silverline gets smarter

Jayco has bundled up four additional ‘smart’ features, dubbed RVConnect, and added them to the standard equipment list on the latest versions of Jayco’s top-spec caravan and motorhome. They’re also available as options on cheaper Jayco models.

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Podcast 223 features Spartan Specialty Vehicles

Steve Guillaume, the president of Spartan Specialty Vehicles, provides a little history about the company and how Spartan developed its niche in creating custom chassis for RV manufacturers. He also talks about the new service center that opened in Michigan as well as Spartan’s customer training academy.

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Gadget Guru interviews Featherlite executive

Continuing his series of interviews with motorhome industry executives, Andy Pargh had the opportunity to sit down with Jimmy Adams, president of Featherlite Coaches, at the Prevost Motorhome Expo in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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