(Oct. 15, 2013) — “Our new MCL wireless mobile column lift series boosts productivity through superiority ergonomics and by expanding application flexibility,” said Werner. “Not only can you lift a wider variety of vehicles with our new lifts, but once the vehicles are elevated, they enable service techs to operate virtually unencumbered.”
(Oct. 15, 2013) — “Our new 20,000-pound rated Companion hitch is a response to recent trends in the structure and shape of truck beds, along with the increasing lengths and weights of trailers,” said Stockebrand.
(Oct. 14, 2013) — Cummins Inc. has announced it will begin producing the ISV5.0, a new five-liter V8 diesel engine designed to power pickup and delivery vehicles, other light- and medium-duty trucks, school buses and motorhomes. Production of the ISV5.0 will start during the fourth quarter of 2014.
(Oct. 14, 2013) — “This is a skeleton of the way we produce units. One thing you won’t find in our factory is staple guns. We use screw guns,” Lundgren explained. “This unit is basically put together with tubular aluminum and extruded aluminum floors. There isn’t one piece of wood in the entire unit.”
(Oct. 14, 2013) — Winnebago Industries, Inc. is showcasing several new products at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s 61st California RV Show in Pomona, Calif., going on now through Oct. 20, including the Solei 38R, Minnie Winnie 22R, Trend and Travato motorhomes.
(Oct. 11, 2013) — “I am confident this grand gesture by Jeff Hirsch will get the ball rolling for this year’s fundraising campaign,” said Pastore. “As usual, Jeff is leading by example, with both generosity and enthusiasm. I can only encourage our industry to follow his lead.”
(Oct. 11, 2013) — “We worked really hard over the past eight months to finish the transition we began for Tradition at last year’s Louisville Show,” said Holman. “It was extremely satisfying to see the reaction from our current dealers and pick up new dealers as well. We knew we could get this product right and now feel it’s the best product at its price point, hands down.”
(Oct. 11, 2013) — The concept for a new online service would allow RV owners to rent out idle RVs for cash to offset the cost of ownership. Travelers could rent quality, privately-owned RVs at competitive prices. It would shorten the sales cycle for dealers and manufacturers by enabling prospective buyers to experience RVing before they buy.
(Oct. 11, 2013) — Fed up knowing the so-called federal government “shutdown” was keeping them off their practice fields, a group of young lacrosse players in Northern Virginia challenged the government in court and won, for now, the Washington Post reports.
(Oct. 11, 2013) — Delighted tourists are enjoying reopened Zion National Park, and employees at Arches and Canyonlands national parks are preparing to open their roads at 5:30 p.m. today, writes the Salt Lake Tribune.
(Oct. 11, 2013) — “Even though we have always had our manufacturing processes inspected by a certified ANSI inspection company, we are pleased to be able to fully support our industry and assure our customers that we are building to industry standards,” said President Mike Scheetz.
(Oct. 11, 2013) — Lunar has also launched a new and unique poleless, inflatable tail gate awning. The light and easy to inflate awning employs Vango poleless ‘AirBeam’ technology that uses robust inflatable tubes in place of traditional poles. The awning can be easily inflated in minutes with the use of the electric onboard air pump resulting in a strong and rigid structure.
(Oct. 10, 2013) — The new California law permits fifth wheel trailers to be up to 48 feet in overall length, provided the kingpin to rear axle length is 40 feet or less for a fifth wheel with two or more axles, or, if there is only one axle, the kingpin to axle length may not exceed 38 feet.
(Oct. 10, 2013) — CNPSR-gathered figures show that the shutdown is resulting in 715,000 visitors lost daily (based on October 2012 national park attendance numbers), $76 million in lost visitor spending per day and $450,000 in lost revenue each day.
(Oct. 10, 2013) — So far, 2013 has been a great year for the recreation vehicle and campground industry in Michigan, with consumer show attendance, campground reservations, and unit sales were on the rise. Motorhome sales through July were up 29 percent, and towable unit sales were up over 4 percent compared to 2012, MARVAC reported.
(Oct. 10, 2013) — Initial unemployment claims in the United States jumped by 66,000 to 374,000 in the week ending Oct. 5. This represented the highest level of claims since the end of March and the largest weekly jump since the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in November, RBC Economics reported today.
(Oct. 10, 2013) — “With the GO-Easy, SylvanSport has developed a product with a streamlined focus on loading, storing, and towing outdoor adventure gear with ease, said Mundt. “The GO-Easy squarely addresses the public’s need to safely — and easily — move gear from Point A to Point B, while avoiding the five worst towing nightmares.”
(Oct. 11, 2013) — In the suit, Stetler charges that Camping World induced Bellissimo Entities to obtain Stetler’s trade secrets in order to share them with her competitor. She also claims Camping World then took her inventory and customers, put them in the same RVs they had previously used and on the same RV park Stetler had built with her own money — and even banned her from competing in the event.
(Oct. 10, 2013) — “As a volunteer, Bob played a key role in getting RVDA established in the Washington D.C. area and, as president, developed a professional organization and staff to serve dealers more effectively,” said Ingrassia. “He left a lasting impression on this association and will be missed by his many friends in the RV industry.”
(Oct. 10, 2013) — When RV buyers are ready to go diesel, Winnebago Industries hopes they’ll consider the all-new, pleasantly priced Winnebago Forza. Inside, owners will appreciate amenities such as polished Corian galley countertops, coffee-glazed cabinetry, upscale entertainment features, and LED lighting.