(Aug. 6, 2013) — The report provides an in-depth look at key data from both the wholesale and retail indirect RV lending markets and illustrates why RV loans continue to be an attractive product for financial institutions to include in their portfolios, said Baker.

(Aug. 6, 2013) — The RV Industry Association is allowing free access for a limited time to the propane systems section of the RV Service Technician Certification Prep Course as part of a research study about the impact of self-paced online instructional learning.

(Aug. 6, 2013) — “The uniqueness of the new GloLight lamps puts them in a class of their own, and one that will drive foot traffic, retail sales and higher margins,” said Johnson. “This product will have a positive merchandising impact on a broad array of retail trailer lighting planogram strategies.”

(Aug. 5, 2013) — In the August webisode of American RVer, host Peggy Grich takes viewers to Forest City, Iowa, and visits Winnebago Industries. Ryan Roske, production manager for the diesel pusher division highlights the ins and outs of the 2014 Winnebago Tour and discusses some of the innovations Winnebago has engineered for this new motorhome.

(Aug. 5, 2013) — “Through the years of managing a dealership, I compiled a list of items dealers and general managers should perform each week. The list would then be strategically placed on my calendar,” Dewalt wrote. “This list is in no way complete and your own specific requirements may alter it.”

(Aug. 5, 2013) — “Between smartphones and wi-fi hotspots, an unfathomable amount of computing power is at consumers’ fingertips. We’re here to steer you in the right direction – one that works for you and your customers,” said Brenda Wilson, CEO of RV Camping Connect.  

(Aug. 5, 2013) — Motorhomes came in at an average selling price at auction of $39,212, which is $1,766 or 4 percent less than last month’s $40,978. Towables, including travel trailers, fifth wheels, and camping trailers, dropped to $11,247, a slight decrease of $135 or 1 percent from last month’s $11,382. For reference, one year ago, motorhomes were selling for $40,470 and towables were $10,702. We feel this represents a stronger market today than a year ago.

(Aug. 5, 2013) — Winnebago Towables will be introducing several new floorplans in all segments at the upcoming Elkhart Open House. The display will be located by the RV Hall of Fame and is in the center of several manufactures, allowing convenient access to the new products.

(Aug. 5, 2013) — Donati, a 20-year veteran of the RV industry, will oversee the operational and manufacturing aspects of the company while assisting Brandon Ambris, president of RV Warrior, in the sales and marketing of the legendary brand.

(Aug. 5, 2013) — Saying it was sold nearly 400 “lemons,” Jefferson County Public Schools is suing Delaware-based Navistar International Corp. and its Kentucky-based dealer, Bluegrass International, over engine problems that the district says have cost it more than $1 million in repairs, writes the Courier Journal.

(Aug. 5, 2013) — A Friday evening fire, which West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Mann said was caused by a lightning strike, destroyed the Camper Corral building in Sebring, reports Firehouse.com.

(Aug. 5, 2013) — Motor Home Specialist today announced it made a donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in the amount of $108,000. During the month of July, each new motorhome sold resulted in $1,000 allocated to this worthy cause, the dealership noted in a press release.

(Aug. 5, 2013) — Fifty-eight manufacturers and 190 suppliers were assigned display space totaling 711,649 square feet for RVIA’s 51st Annual National RV Trade Show during the annual space drawing held July 19 at association headquarters in Reston, Va.

(Aug. 5, 2013) — Members of the RV Industry Association will begin voting this week to select eight representatives from a field of 13 candidates for seats on the association’s board of directors, which holds the highest level of authority in the association’s organizational structure.

(Aug. 5, 2013) — King along with other Sports Illustrated writers and staffers embarked from New York on July 29 for a three-week RV odyssey that will visit 19 cities. Along the way, King and other writers will write and blog about their RV adventures in addition to their normal football reporting on the widely-read MMQB site as well as other Sports Illustrated properties.

(Aug. 5, 2013) — Alyssa and Shanan Zavocki had the opportunity to go full-time RVing for 14 months, ending last year. The 10- and 12-year-old girls visited 40 states together on their cross-country journey, and Shanan has been to five others as well.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — The campaign by four RV dealers to contribute to flood relief in Southern Alberta has wrapped up, with great success, Fraserway RV announced today. By July 27, 2013, the dealers had collected $291,630 by setting aside $1,000 from the sale of every RV for a five-week period.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — On July 26 at the drop off location in Costa Mesa, Calif., McMahon’s RV made a food donation for the 2nd annual FEED SoCAL campaign. The dealership has pledged to donate an additional $300 for each motorhome sold for the next seven days.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — “Division 48 was the very first Prime Time plant we started in 2009,” said Rank. “Building 10,000 units is a great accomplishment, but Plant 48’s positive contributions to the culture of Prime Time will always be appreciated.”

(Aug. 2, 2013) — As part of their Camping 101 stay, visitors will receive a prime camping location, tent, tarp, flashlight, lantern, camp stove and four hot dog/marshmallow cookers. All equipment is provided courtesy of The North Face and must be returned at the end of the camping trip.


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