RV Industry

(Oct. 21, 2013) — “We decided to exit the RV financing business after a lengthy and thoughtful review of the operations and resources required to support the business,” spokesperson Betty Riess told RV Daily Report.

(Oct. 21, 2013) — “This is an exciting announcement not only for those of us who love the outdoors, but also for the community members of these great cities. These recent acquisitions not only increase our presence in existing markets and new territories but are also in alignment with the strategic growth plans we have for the company,” said Lemonis.

(Oct. 21, 2013) — StagParkway announced today it has appointed Tony Diaz as its western regional sales manager who is responsible for managing a team of outside sales consultants in Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington.

(Oct. 18, 2013) — Luxury motorhome specialist RS Motorhomes is creating 25 jobs as part of plans to move from Goldthorpe to Harworth, reports The Star.

(Oct. 18, 2013) — On Wednesday night, Camping World got approval from the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission to expand its parking lot to make room for more vehicle displays, but only after the commission granted some concessions on a series of landscaping ordinances, writes the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.

(Oct. 18, 2013) — “The support we’ve received every year for this event is a blessing for which we are deeply grateful,” said Pletcher. “Without the kindness of our sponsors, we could not make the prayer breakfast happen. It’s not financially viable on its own, so the donations of companies and individuals like you are quite simply the lifeblood of the event.”

(Oct. 18, 2013) — TriMas Corporation today announced that Cequent Performance Products reached an agreement with Pacific Rim International, LLC that protects Cequent’s intellectual property rights for its Bulldog brand 2-speed jack design.

(Oct. 18, 2013) — “Our annual conferences give customers the opportunity to see what we’ve got on deck for next year,” said Benson. “It also allows us to garner some feedback and talk candidly about what’s working and what needs improvement.”

(Oct. 18, 2013) — “We believe we have the best dealer network in the industry and we are particularly proud that Winnebago Industries is the only manufacturer to be honored for this award from RVDA every year since 1996,” said Potts.

(Oct. 18, 2013) — “Now, with the addition of the Zerk feature where the RVers can lubricate the threaded rod that raises and lowers the trailer, the test results show that Ultra-Fab’s tongue jacks last a minimum of five times longer than any competitors’ products,” said Searer.

(Oct. 18, 2013) — Marcus Lemonis will give the most famous command in motorsports – “Drivers, Start Your Engines” – serving as Grand Marshal for the Camping World RV Sales 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, which is scheduled for a green flag at 2 p.m. EST on Sunday.

(Oct. 18, 2013) — While Keystone RV has been a perennial Quality Circle Award winner, this year’s total of seven awards sets a company record, said Runels. “Excellence in dealer satisfaction is a goal Keystone continuously strives to achieve,” he added.

(Oct. 18, 2013) — The unadjusted all-items Canadian consumer price index rose 0.2 percent on a month-over-month basis in September 2013, and the annual inflation rate held at 1.1 percent, RBC Economics reported today.

(Oct. 18, 2013) — “Old training set salespeople up to put the client on the wrong product, or to lead salespeople to believe that the client can make the selection even though they do not have all the facts,” said Sobel. “Let’s call the product a square and the client’s budget a circle. This principle exposes the importance of lining up the circle and square before you show the product.”

(Oct. 17, 2013) — Lippert Components today announced it is partnering with HSM to provide RV manufacturer customers with top-quality American-made RV entry steps manufactured by HSM.

(Oct. 17, 2013) — Initial unemployment claims in the United States dropped 15,000 to 358,000 in the week ending Oct. 12; however, this retraced only part of a 65,000 surge to a revised 373,000 (was 374,000) level the previous week. Markets expected a larger decline to 335,000, RBC Economics reported.

(Oct. 17, 2013) — Jim Edmundson will be selling EverGreen Bay Hill fifth wheels and the new Tesla toy hauler fifth wheel models. He will be in charge of all sales activities and dealer retail training for the Midwest region of the United States.

(Oct. 17, 2013) — A life celebration in memory of former RVDA President Bob Strawn has been set for Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at Josephine Baptist Church in Josephine, Ala., the family announced today.

(Oct. 17, 2013) — “Due to attractive credit markets and the company’s continued strong financial performance, we had the opportunity to refinance our credit facilities with terms better than our existing facilities,” said Zeffiro.

(Oct. 17, 2013) — “Increased consumer and dealer demand for our products drove our exceptional growth in Fiscal 2013,” said Potts. “We have introduced a number of new and exciting products in product segments and price points new to Winnebago Industries, which will provide us with additional growth opportunities in the future.”


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