Make reservations for Hall of Fame induction ceremonies

ELKHART — With only a few more weeks left before the 2016 RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner honoring the Class of 2016, Darryl Searer, president and CEO of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation, is encouraging friends and colleagues of this year’s inductees to make their reservations now to be part of the festivities.

The RV/MH Heritage Foundation will formally recognize the distinguished careers and lifetime achievements of industry individuals at the 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Aug. 1, at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart.

This year’s class includes five outstanding members of the RV industry and another five from the manufactured housing industry, a release from the organization stated.

The RV industry inductees include Gary Bunzer, Bunzer Consulting, Inc.; Ernie F. Friesen, All Seasons RV/Redding RV; Jay C. Hesse (deceased), Blue Ox; Thomas R. “Tim” McGuire, The Coast Distribution System, Inc.; William (Bill) Overhulser, Del Rey Industries; and Roland Sahm (deceased), Elixir Industries.

On the manufactured housing side the inductees include Joseph H. Stegmayer, Cavco Industries, Inc.; Robert (Bob) Edward Richardson, Richardson Homes Corp; James (Jim) Miller, Nationwide Custom Homes; and Ross Kinzler, Wisconsin Housing Alliance.

Searer said, “Everyone is welcome so we hope to see a large turnout for these honorees. Make a day of it by also signing up for our Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser at Bent Oak Golf Club. A full breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. followed by the golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. The format is a scramble with a shotgun start. A luncheon and awards ceremony follows the completion of the round of golf. Pick your teams and enjoy this event that helps support our Hall of Fame.”

During the day the Hall of Fame and museum will be open at no charge for those planning to attend the induction dinner in the evening. Searer said, “We’ve added new displays that are attracting a lot  of attention, including the historic aviator Charles A. Lindbergh’s travel trailer that he personally helped design, and he and his family camped in often.”

At the induction ceremony Searer promises to unveil some exciting new plans for the Hall of Fame facilities looking into the future.

To make reservations for the induction dinner and/or the golf outing, visit or call 574.293.2344.

Searer urges those planning to attend to make their reservations by July 21, to ensure seating at dinner.

SOURCE: RV/MH Hall of Fame press release

Darian Armer

Darian Armer

Darian Armer was the assistant editor for RV Daily Report from 2015 to 2017. She lives in Billings, Montana, where she enjoys spending time with her husband, twins and three stepchildren. Introduced to the RV industry in 2012, she is happy to be writing for one of the greatest industries around.

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