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(Oct. 4, 2013) — “We have been moving in a different direction so that we are more hands on with our dealer partners when it comes to supporting our dealer partners,” said Scavo. “We are now offering an assortment of training opportunities to help RV dealers better market extended protection plans, including monthly webinars.”

(Oct. 3, 2013) — “He has touched many people through his involvement in Spader 20 groups,” said Ingrassia. “He is a great thinker in the industry and always seeking to improve processes to make things better at his business and at RVDA.”

(Oct. 3, 2013) — EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC, announced today that Jim Kaylor has been appointed regional sales manager of its central region. He will be selling all Lifestyle Luxury and Alfa Gold fifth wheel models, and will be in charge of all sales activities and retail training for the central portion of the United States.

(Oct. 3, 2013) — Comfort Insurance continues to strengthen its brand and company by releasing a newly designed website and unveiling its new logos on www.comfort-insurance.co.uk, the company announced today.

(Oct. 3, 2013) — Port Macquarie News reports that 17-year-old Brendan Galleghan, of Bonny Hills, can continue getting out in the great outdoors thanks to a donation of a camper trailer worth $15,000 from the Make a Wish Foundation and Johnno’s Camper Trailers in Wauchope.

(Oct. 3, 2013) — For the entire month of October, Richardson’s RV will donate $100 for every RV sold at its three dealerships to benefit the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in the Inland Empire.

(Oct. 3, 2013) — The RV Dealers Association appointed new executive directors today during the group’s annual meeting at the Rio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Several people were also recognized for their contributions to the industry and to RVDA.

(Oct. 2, 2013) — “Working with RVDA dealer leaders and other industry partners, Mike was the driving force behind a number of initiatives at RVDA that continue today — including public affairs advocacy, industry relations, and Go RVing,” said Pastore. “But what really stands out for many of us is Mike’s unwavering commitment to and leadership in continuing education.”

(Oct. 2, 2013) — It takes Velvac’s camera-based technology aimed at improving driver field of view and object detection over mirrors alone, and incorporates a sequential turn signal that more effectively alerts other vehicles of driver intentions to help reduce accidents.

(Oct. 2, 2013) — Maine State Police Trooper Tucker Bonnevie said Tuesday that two known criminals have been charged with breaking into and stealing TVs and stereos from 24 recreational vehicles parked at Harvey RVs in Glenburn, reports the Bangor Daily News.

(Oct. 2, 2013) — “We have heard the message loud and clear that early October is not the best time for a convention because many dealers are still trying to run the cash register and they can’t bring as many staff members to the convention as they would like,” said Hirsch. “This schedule allows more time for dealers between the Elkhart Open House and the RVDA convention.”

(Oct. 2, 2013) — Winnebago Industries, Inc., announced it has selected New York-based licensing agency Brandgenuity as its exclusive licensing agent of record.  Brandgenuity will help the iconic outdoor adventure brand extend into new categories, including camping gear, apparel and outdoor furniture.

(Oct. 2, 2013) — “David brings extensive industry expertise and a stellar track record of success to ARI. With more than a decade of experience working with dealers, distributors and OEMs in our vertical markets, David is an excellent fit for the ARI team,” said Olivier.

(Oct. 2, 2013) — “This new facility allows us to have our executive team under one roof,” said Drew President Scott Mereness. “Centralizing our management and shared services personnel will improve communications and cultivate our tradition of long-term team building. It also provides a larger home for Kinro’s thermoforming operation with room for continued expansion.”

(Oct. 2, 2013) — “We wanted to give dealers one source to go to make their jobs easier, and one person for their staff to talk to about a variety of finance and insurance products,” said Lopez. “Thanks to Coach-Net’s name recognition among RV owners, our Protect Suite now gives dealers even stronger visibility with their customers.”

(Oct. 2, 2013) — The travel center includes over 5,000 parts on hand and almost $1 million in inventory. Onsite offerings also include RV lifestyle clothing and accessories, a 3,000-square-foot convenience store, dog groomer, laundry facility, RV rental service, propane sales, free overnight parking and RV service.

(Oct. 1, 2013) — Camas investor Edward A. Dayoob purchased 6.5 acres of land in Woodland for $700,000, and is expected to develop it into a recreational vehicle storage facility, reports The Columbian.

(Oct. 1, 2013) — Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded for the fourth consecutive month in September, and the pace of growth unexpectedly accelerated as evidenced by the ISM manufacturing index rising to 56.2 in the month from the 55.7 reading recorded in August., RBC Economics reported today.

(Oct. 1, 2013) — RVing provides many advantages over traditional camping while still offering the wonders of the outdoors and the fun of camping, according to Kirkland RV Sales. The Everett, Wash., RV dealer has demonstrated this fact and many others in a brand new article and infographic.

(Oct. 1, 2013) — Blue Ox President Jay Hesse and Ellen Kietzmann, vice president, today announced  of Blue Ox announce an alliance with Forest River’s V-Cross and XLR divisions. Blue Ox will be supplying SwayPro built-in sway prevention systems as optional equipment on select V-Cross and XLR models.


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