(Aug. 30, 2013) — The site sports a clean, modern look with enhanced visuals and navigational tools. The site’s content includes larger scale photographs and floorplans, highly-detailed feature lists, multi-platform navigation and updated video content.
(Aug. 30, 2013) — The Chicago Tribune writes that the owner of Pro Source Motorsports in Morris, Ill., and nine other people have been indicted for allegedly defrauding more than $56 million from lenders in a bogus vehicle sales scheme, federal officials said Thursday.
(Aug. 29, 2013) — RV industry professionals, including manufacturers and dealers, are invited to visit ASA’s corporate headquarters in Elkhart to learn more about how ASA’s JENSEN, Voyager, and Advent brands serve the industry.
(Aug. 29, 2013) — The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) is setting new records, selling out 292,000-square-feet of show space for their upcoming Trade Show and Convention, which starts next week. The show has registered over 1,200 dealer personnel.
(Aug. 29, 2013) — Jim Rogers, CEO of Kampgrounds of America Inc., will share with dealers the first comprehensive look at actual 2013 North American RV camping results and offer insights KOA has for future RV camping trends when he presents “A Campground Outlook” during the RVDA Annual Meeting on Oct. 3 in Las Vegas.
(Aug. 29, 2013) — “We are pleased to have Andy take a strong leadership role at Crossroads RV,” said Martin. “Andy has a strong track record of performance at Keystone RV that should enable him to make an immediate impact on the operations of Crossroads.”
(Aug. 29, 2013) — “At Fleetwood, we have a continued focus on designing unique floor plans that provide our customers with choices and allow them to fully enjoy their adventures on the road,” McCrary.said. “An essential part of that process is listening to our customer’s needs and desires and then creating floor plans that are spacious, comfortable and modern.”
(Aug. 29, 2013) — The family of 41-year-old Richard Charles Shotwell, who was killed by a falling tree at Hidden Lake Campground in Ross Township amid Hurricane Irene in Aug. 2011, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, reports the Citizens Voice.
(Aug. 30, 2013) — Torklift International released the first three clues in its 2013 treasure hunt contest in which people try to identify the location, take their picture depicting they visited the area, and submit it to the company to be entered into a drawing for a week-long New England vacation.
(Aug. 30, 2013) — Chapman finished his regular season in 19th place in the point-standing which qualifies him to compete at the prestigious tournament. The Bassmaster Classic will take place on Lake Guntersville in Birmingham, Ala., from Feb. 21 to 23.
(Aug. 30, 2013) — ASA Electronics introduced the new Jensen 46- and 50-inch LED TVs with direct LED-lit illumination, the company announced today noting the large televisions open the door to endless entertainment options for RVers as they conquer the road.
(Aug. 29, 2013) — RV Solutions, a San Diego family-owned RV dealership, is in the process of implementing Integrated Dealer Systems (IDS) Astra G2’s dealer management software into its business.
(Aug. 29, 2013) — RVIA is now working with producers of HGTV’s annual RV special, which has premiered on New Year’s Day for the past 13 years, for the 2014 edition of the program.
(Aug. 28, 2013) — A total of 225 participants attended the events at the Sheraton Austin at the Capitol Hotel, close too the Texas State Capitol building. There was an overwhelming sense of optimism throughout the convention as the Texas RV industry is trending in a definite growth pattern, said Phil Elam, TRVA executive director.
(Aug. 28, 2013) — Available in three floorplans; the new Raven mid-profile fifth wheel features a clay colored (dark tan) gel coat exterior with a painted two tone cap. Frameless windows, keyless entry, unobstructed storage area, slam latch luggage doors, and a color coordinated roof are all standard features on the new Raven.
(Aug. 28, 2013) — Many dealers tell consumers the refrigerator cooling units can’t be repaired and must be destroyed, said Roger Ford, owner of Ford’s RV Training Center, noting that many times the systems can be repaired for less than $200.
(Aug. 28, 2013) — “We are pleased to welcome Livin’ Lite to the Thor family of RV brands. Adding such a creative RV maker to Thor’s strong stable of brands will enable us to expand our industry-leading position in new product development into camping trailers and truck campers,” said Martin.
(Aug. 28, 2013) — “We are proud to announce Thor Industries’ Silver partnership, which shows its strong belief in continuing education for dealership staff,” said McCluskey. “This commitment demonstrates that Thor Industries and their subsidiaries continue to play a leadership role in building a strong future for RV retailing.”
(Aug. 28, 2013) — Conventional and fifth wheel travel trailers and Type A and Type C motorhomes grew the most with truck campers and Type B motorhomes off slightly. Through July, manufacturers have reported a total of 201,120 units shipped to retailers, up 13.1 percent over this same period last year.
(Aug. 28, 2013) — This months-long contest will finally reveal its consumer winner soon, while Apache Camper Center in Lincoln, Neb., is the winning dealership. Both consumer and dealer will receive a prize package.