(Aug. 2, 2013) — General RV Center Operations Manager Keith Lessner, pointing to narrow lots and overgrown maintenance areas, told the Northwest Herald that the Huntley dealership is “out of room.”

(Aug. 2, 2013) — “Because it’s delivered right to your dealership, this is extremely cost effective training and that is important as dealerships will have more employees to train as the economy improves,” said Wilson. “FRVTA also provides mentor support and encouragement throughout the year, once the dealership is signed up for the program.”

(Aug. 1, 2013) — The Tuscany XTE and Tuscany Diesel Motorhomes from motorhome manufacturer Thor Motor Coach have hit the market with a brand new look for 2014, the company announced today.

(Aug. 1, 2013) — Mary Pouliot of Thetford Corporation was voted to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Recreational Vehicles and Campgrounds in June and will undergo orientation at MARVAC’s Aug. 6 meeting, the company has announced.

(Aug. 1, 2013) — ACC RV Warranty announced Tuesday that it has decided to end a long-standing partnership with their RV towing and RV roadside assistance provider effective immediately. Implementation of ACC-TowSource, an RV towing, roadservice and mobile mechanic services company, will take the place on Aug. 1, 2013.

(Aug. 1, 2013) — While any manufacturer can call their product a “highline,” there is no official designation or dictionary description of features that allow or disallow use of the term and to be fair, the term is in fact open to an individual interpretation.

(Aug. 1, 2013) — After completing the study, Wright discovered that exposure to artificial light at night and a lack of sun during the day actually contribute to some people’s sleep problems and morning grogginess.

(Aug. 1, 2013) — “Each year, we ask our readers to tell us how we are doing as a publication in meeting the needs of the RV industry,” said Editor Greg Gerber. “The responses we get are invaluable to me in helping to set our editorial calendars, make improvements to the website or newsletter, or simply fine tune the way we cover businesses and people in the RV industry.

(July 31, 2013) — Owning a recreational vehicle is getting more expensive for some Iowans, writes The Gazette. RV prices aren’t going up, but the state is getting tougher on collecting registration fees.

(July 31, 2013) — Lance Camper has announced that its website, www.LanceCamper.com, along with its comprehensive social media program are producing double-digit growth throughout 2013.

(July 31, 2013) — TriMas Corporation announced today that Heartland Industrial Associates, L.L.C. has agreed to sell 1,000,000 shares of TriMas Corporation’s common stock to Deutsche Bank Securities as the sole underwriter in the registered public offering of those shares.

(July 31, 2013) — “Although the bus business has been a valuable part of Thor, this transaction allows us to focus on maintaining and growing our leadership position in our core recreation vehicle business,” said Peter B. Orthwein, Thor chairman.

(July 31, 2013) — What do the WIT Club grand national rally and the historic Apollo lunar landing have in common? They both first happened in the summer of 1969. Winnebago Industries will celebrate the 45th anniversary of both events with an “Out of This World” rally that will “blast off” July 16 and run through July 20, 2014.

(July 31, 2013) — With nearly 50 million new and used vehicles sold in this country each year, people have a need to sell their vehicle and many don’t have the time to rely on classified ads or possibly lose money on a trade,” said Lemonis. “At Car Cash, we will provide that service and expand the business model nationwide with over 70 locations coming in the next few months.”

(July 31, 2013) — The plans for the new space include an 83,000-square-foot facility on 34 acres, nearly three times the size of the current office. General RV’s facility will feature 40 bays for service with widened space for RV maneuverability, a spacious showroom and parts store. The corporate offices will be located on the second floor. 

(July 31, 2013) — Fleetwood RV, Inc. today announced the kick-off of a large slate of activities for the company’s 5th Annual Fleetwood RV National Rally. The event will be held at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo., from Aug. 2–5, 2013.

(July 31, 2013) — This emphasis on younger members is part of an outreach effort initiated by RVDA Chairman of the Board Jeff Hirsch earlier this year. The goal is to meet the needs of younger members and to support future leadership for the organization, said Ryder.

(July 30, 2013) — Lifestyle Luxury RV announced today that based on its consumer vehicle registrations of fifth wheels sold at dealerships coast-to-coast, over 40 percent of the Lifestyle Luxury RVs have been sold since the brand was founded in February of 2012.

(July 30, 2013) — Service advisors should be more than just managers of the technician’s time and communications between the dealership and the customer.  They should be your service salespeople. They should schedule their own time with the customer to upsell service, with an eye on when they can complete the job.  

(July 30, 2013) — “We saw that demand for U.S. towables grew by 10 percent for the entire 2012 year, which is why we’re now offering a premier membership plan specifically for owners of towables for the first time ever, in addition to the premier membership for coach owners,” said Krzysiak.


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