RV Industry

(Oct. 22, 2013) — Prime Time Manufacturing, enjoying a 57 percent increase in retail sales for 2013, has added three product managers to its management team and is making plans for the introduction of a new toy hauler at the upcoming National RV Trade Show.

(Oct. 22, 2013) — LCI’s 10K and 12K spring axles are designed for heavy-duty performance applications such as cargo and utility trailers; horse and livestock trailers; and dump and heavy equipment trailers.

(Oct. 22, 2013) — Designed from the ground up, the BEFLEXX 120-volt central vacuum is designed and engineered to fit both form and function, a press release noted. With a weight of 7 pounds, crafted from ultra-strong PC+ABS, it is the most lightweight central vacuum system on the market, according to the company.

(Oct. 21, 2013) — “Cal-Tex has provided RV and car rub-on, rub-off exterior protectants for more than 25 years,” said Hesser. “The new spray on application is an antimicrobial, antibacterial completely green product not found in the rub-on, rub-off application, but it will save the detail, service department time in the application process.”

(Oct. 21, 2013) — The Texas RV Association’s 2013 Southwest RV Supershow concluded Sept. 15 with the largest attendance to date, the association reporting, noting that more than 10,800 people attended the four-day show with RVs covering more than 350,000-square-feet of Dallas Market Hall.

(Oct. 21, 2013) — “The ‘Wheel People’ exhibit is an excellent addition to our manufactured housing collection,” said Searer. “It not only traces the evolution of manufactured housing from trailers to mobile homes and finally to manufactured homes, it also shows the diversity of those who choose to live in homes on wheels.”

(Oct. 21, 2013) — RV business owners interested in learning more about how to raise brand awareness, engage campers and cultivate repeat customers may register now for RV Camping Connect’s free webinar, “Ten Ways to Market Your RV Business on Facebook.”

(Oct. 21, 2013) — Donna Hull joins LiveLifeLocal as a road trip expert and author of the blog, My Itchy Travel Feet. As an avid traveler herself, Hull shares content geared toward Baby Boomers that embrace an active traveling lifestyle, and will be sharing her first-hand experiences and knowledge on LiveLifeLocal.com.

(Oct. 21, 2013) — The Top-Snapper’s two stainless steel blades slip over the snap shoulder to snap and align the snap halves. The longer blade is ideal for fastening snaps from inside, while the shorter blade is ideal for outside snaps. Both blades work equally well to unsnap the snaps without tearing or ripping the canvas, the release noted.

(Oct. 22, 2013) — Americans, on average, expect to spend $786 on Christmas gifts this year, which is similar to their holiday spending estimates in each of the past two years, Gallup reported, noting that while not great news for the nation’s retailers, it portends respectable seasonal sales growth — particularly important in light of the recent government shutdown.

(Oct. 22, 2013) — The subcommittees took action on all proposed 1192 Handbook revisions based on the upcoming 2014 editions of the NFPA 1192 Standard for Recreational Vehicles, the ANSI 12V Standard for Low Voltage Systems in Recreational Vehicles, and the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC).

(Oct. 22, 2013) — The RV Industry Association scheduled the association’s 2014 Annual Meeting for March 4 to 7 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, Calif. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss association activities, attend informative seminars, and network with business colleagues.

(Oct. 22, 2013) — The RV Industry Association will offer two seminars at the 51st National RV Trade Show Dec. 3 to 5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., designed to help RV dealers  boost sales and increase profitability. The cost for each session is $50 in advance or $60 onsite and includes breakfast.

(Oct. 22, 2013) — “We are very pleased with the strong consumer interest in RVing demonstrated at these events,” said Ashurst. “These on-site displays bring the RV to life and allow us to reach our target audiences in a special, memorable way.”

(Oct. 22, 2013) — Total attendance at the 10-day retail event  jumped by 39 percent with 28,894 attendees versus 20,756 attendees last year.  The show got off to a fast start with a very strong opening weekend that a saw attendance up by 65 percent.

(Oct. 22, 2013) — “It offers omni-directional reception that is unsurpassed in the industry with new technology that keeps a strong signal even when traveling at 80 mph,” said Daryl Hicks, sales executive. The antenna also supports AM/FM/VHF/UHF frequencies.

(Oct. 22, 2013) — “With the completion of the sale of the bus business, Thor is embarking on a new period in its history with a focus purely on the growth of the RV business,” said  Orthwein.  “This marks the second year in a row that we have paid a special dividend and is another example of our priority in returning cash to our shareholders.”

(Oct. 22, 2013) — Atwood Mobile Products announced today that it has opened a new distribution center at 2040 Toledo Road in Elkhart. The company will celebrate the opening of the new facility today at 4 p.m. Eastern.

(Oct. 22, 2013) — “We are excited to complete this acquisition and officially welcome all employees and dealers to the ASV family,” said Peter Guile, president and CEO of Allied Specialty Vehicles. “For our new employees, customers and suppliers, we expect a seamless transition to new ownership.”

(Oct. 21, 2013) — The first three days of the show attracted record attendance with a higher number of walk ups than achieved on previous years. Attendance culminated in 26,632 visitors Oct. 19, with some companies reporting sales of more than 200 units. A further 19,996 visitors attended the show Oct. 20.

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