(July 30, 2013) – “Over the past few years, Campers Inn has found that in order to achieve a sustainable level of business, we would have to seek and acquire customers from well outside the local area.  While this is feasible, it does not fit our model,” said Hirsch. “We do not feel that we would be able to provide the excellent service and value if we actively seek out the long-distance customer by targeting other dealers’ local markets.”

(July 30, 2013) — Santa’s Splash Down WaterPark at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Ind., opened last week. The new water park features a total of five water slides including two that were previously owned by nearby Holiday World Theme Park & Splashin’ Safari Water Park.

(July 30, 2013) — Their 2002 Thor Residency motorhome was “kind of an ugly” with faded, oudated decals until Jema thought of a way to spruce it up and make a statement. She entered her project into the 2013 Artprize international art competition. The event offers a grand prize of $200,000 awarded to the artist whose project earns the most public votes during the show in Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 18 to Oct. 6. Here’s the catch. If Inspire to Inspire wins the competition, she must give up the RV. 

(July 30, 2013) — According to a CNBC promo, Lemonis will do whatever it takes to fix a failing business — hire people, fire people and spend his own money. His millions will save a dying business, but it will cost the owner. Once the owner accepts Lemonis’ check, there’s no negotiating. 

(July 30, 2013) — Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts is now offering one free night of camping to anyone who purchases a towable or motorized RV from General RV through Nov. 30. “We are excited to offer this special promotion in partnership with General RV because it gives us a unique opportunity to introduce Jellystone Parks to both new and existing RV enthusiasts across the country,” said Hart.

(July 29, 2013) — Aqua-Hot Heating Systems is relocating to a new headquarters and manufacturing facility, the company announced today. Starting July 29, Aqua-Hot will be up and running at its new facility in Frederick, Colo.

(July 29, 2013) — WECT writes that most people have driven behind a car or truck hauling something with a trailer, or done the hauling themselves. But whatever the situation, WECT hopes all drivers will take extra precaution after hearing one Minnesota family’s story.

(July 29, 2013) — “We were touched and overwhelmed by your generosity, and with your help again this year, we’re hoping to raise the bar in our second summer of fundraising,” said Bennett. “It’s CONY’s 50th anniversary as an association this year, so we’re aiming for $50,000 in our 50th!”  

(July 29, 2013) — RV dealers facing vexing human resources issues in their dealerships can get help during the next free webinar from the RV Learning Center. It will give dealers answers to the most common questions on wage and hour issues, sexual harassment claims, Family Medical Leave Act, and employee engagement.

(July 29, 2013) — Camping World and Good Sam today announced their forecast for expansion and future development to meet customer needs for product and service in new markets. The new markets raise the total number of SuperCenters just shy of 115 nationwide. 

(July 29, 2013) — What will be a first on this RV trip for Wendland and his wife, Jennifer, is that they will use their 2012 Roadtrek eTrek to tow a 21-foot long 2014 Gulf Stream AmeriLite Super Lite trailer purchased from American RV in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

(July 29, 2013) — The three specialty trailers left California in early June and are now set and providing support for the ongoing recovery in Japan. “We are honored and proud to have been selected to build these vehicles for use in the disaster areas,” said Gerber. 

(July 29, 2013) — “We are all very excited to celebrate this impressive milestone.  Fan-Tastic Vent is one of the best known and utilized products in the industry and rightfully so,” said Miller. Fan-Tastic Vent will offer special incentives for the consumer who obtains the 3 millionth fan.

(July 29, 2013) — Marco Martinez recently authored a book for RV dealers and new managers called “How To Run a RV Dealership: 22 Best Kept Secrets to Help You Run Your Dealership.” It offers 22 useful articles to help dealers better manage their businesses.

(July 26, 2013) — “Our new website is more focused on helping our customers find exactly what they’re looking for in as few steps as possible, while bringing a fresh, vibrant look and style that we were missing in the past,” said Holman.

(July 26, 2013) — “We didn’t see this coming,” said Walker. “When this project first came along we just thought the idea of being on reality TV would be a neat way to celebrate our 50-year anniversary. After the episode ran it was an unexpected but great surprise to see the increase in business!”

(July 26, 2013) — Priority One was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. The fifth annual Best Companies list appears in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One-hundred companies are ranked in small, medium and large employer categories.

(July 26, 2013) — San Diego-based La Mesa RV Center has opened a fourth Florida location by leasing the 120,000-square-foot former Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center and surrounding 17 acres of land, writes the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

(July 26, 2013) — Michigan-based General RV Center appears to be heading to a second Florida location, a 26-acre site in Plant City, writes the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

(July 26, 2013) — Several Delaware County fire departments battled a blaze that destroyed part of Sunbury’s RCD Sales Company Thursday night, reports The Columbus Dispatch.


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