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By: On: Monday July 6 2015

RV-MH Hall of Fame

The 2015 RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is on base for record-breaking attendance. According to Darryl Searer, president of RV/MH Hall of Fame, registrations are running 13% ahead of last year’s record-breaking attendance of 447.

The RV/MH Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Dinner will be held on August 3, 2015, at the Hall of Fame’s Event Center in Elkhart, Ind.

By: On: Thursday June 25 2015

Heartland Torque Extreme Lite

Heartland RV has introduced its new Torque Extreme Lite travel trailer series, which targets the half-ton pickup market.

“Heartland has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years in the fifth-wheel toy hauler segment,” says General Manager A.J. Jones “However, because of production limitations in the past, we weren’t able to expand into other areas of the market, which continues to branch into new categories.”

By: On: Monday June 22 2015

2016 Venture Sonic SN234VBH Exterior

Venture RV has released a new family friendly lightweight travel trailer; the Sonic 234VBH.

Like other Sonic models, the 234VBH offers an 82-inch ceiling height, flip-side reversible cushions, slam-latch baggage doors, and one-piece seamless fiberglass roof. This model also included features designed for families.

By: On: Monday June 15 2015

Gulf Stream Streamlight SVT

Gulf Stream Coach has taken the covers off a new model for its ultra-lightweight division of travel trailers – the SVT (Super Value Trailer).

Available in three floorplans, the SVT takes advantage of the technology built into the company’s Gulf Breeze and Streamlite product lines. SVT models use vacuum-bonded laminated fiberglass walls and an aerodynamic laminated fiberglass front profile to create a what Gulf Stream calls a stiff, lightweight, resilient body and low overall weight.

By: On: Monday June 15 2015

Keystone Montana

The first quarter of 2015 was a good one for Keystone RV Company’s Montana brand, which set a new retail record with unit sales up 19%, according to Statistical Survey’s Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich.

“For a brand that has been the top retailing luxury fifth wheel for the past 14 years, it is very impressive to achieve such significant growth,” says Jeff Runels, Keystone vice president of sales. “It is a testament to the effort our product and sales teams have put in to taking Montana products to the next level. Our dealers in turn have responded and have championed Montana products at shows and on their lots, we are grateful.

By: On: Monday June 15 2015

Winnebago Travato

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has surged to become the top manufacturer in Class B van retail sales for the year, according to information released by Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Through April 2015 year-to-date results released by SSI, Winnebago’s Class B touring coaches are the leaders in the category with a 30.6 percent market share.

By: On: Thursday June 11 2015

Venture RV Website

Venture RV has redesigned its website in support of its SportTrek and Sonic ultra-lightweight travel trailers.

“The new consumer-friendly websites are responsive to mobile devices, enjoy an open design, and are more intuitive for users,” says David Boggs, Venture product manager. “Each page is print friendly, and the new photo gallery displays all product photography for each unit. Additional lifestyle images are being added every day to support consumer and trade press opportunities, and customers will appreciate cutaways of the product lines,” Boggs continued.

By: On: Wednesday June 10 2015

2016 Chateau Super C 22B

2016 Thor Motor Coach (TMC) motorhomes are arriving at dealerships across the United States and Canada. Of particular interest is the new 22B Class C model for both the Four Winds and Chateau brands.

The 22B provides a spacious living area with a large booth dinette that easily accommodates four full-sized adults,” TMC says in a release. “The kitchen has ample counter space and many storage areas not normally found in a coach of this size. The ingenious bed slideout features a queen sized Denver Mattress with plenty of walk around space.”

By: On: Wednesday June 10 2015

Winnebago GoLife Calendar

Winnebago has unveiled its new GoLife calendar, which is designed to provide all of the information needed to plan your next travel adventure.

Located at WinnebagoLife.com/Events, the calendar offers a glimpse at planned RV rallies, shows, events, and tours nationwide. Information compiled is designed to give any recreational vehicle enthusiast a valuable resource to discover events and places to visit.

By: On: Friday June 5 2015

RVIA Logo

Frank Hugelmeyer has been named the next president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Hugelmeyer will officially take the seat on October 1 after Richard Coon, who has held the position for the past 10 years, retires.

After an extensive search over the past several months, the RVIA Presidential Search Committee recommended and the RVIA Board of Directors approved the hiring of Hugelmeyer during the association’s Committee Week meetings, held May 31 – June 4 in Washington, D.C.




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