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By: On: Friday June 5 2015

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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. Read Full Story →

By: On: Friday June 5 2015

Venture RV SportTrek 327VIK

Venture RV has released a new versatile floorplan for its SportTrek Travel Trailer that sleeps up to 11 people – the 327VIK.

“The private rear bunkroom sleeps six, for starters, and offers its own entertainment center, pedestal table, flip-up sofa and ginormous closet,” says Dave Boggs, Venture RV national sales and product manager. “And you can’t beat the living room for entertainment space.” Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday June 4 2015

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Thor Industries, Inc. announced record sales for the third quarter ended April 30, 2015, compared with very strong results from the third quarter of fiscal 2014.

Sales from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 were $1.17 billion, up 12% from $1.05 billion in the third quarter last year, as sales of both towable and motorized RVs posted gains from a year ago. Towable results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 included the impact of the acquisitions of K-Z, Cruiser RV, LLC and DRV, LLC, which were not included in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday June 4 2015

Winnebago Travato Red Flame

Winnebago is displaying the Travato 59G at the GoPro Mountain Games June 4-9 in Vail, Colorado. The Travato, which Winnebago says is the perfect motorhome for outdoor enthusiasts, offers a rear bed that folds up for storing bikes and other outdoor accessories.

“We are excited to bring the Travato to this core group of outdoor enthusiasts,” says Russ Garfin, product manager. “We truly feel the Travato is the perfect fit for these games and we know we’ll impress many in attendance with this versatile basecamp.” Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday May 28 2015

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NADAguides.com, a leading website for new and used vehicle pricing shopping information has added RV pricing pricing, specs and tools into their mobile site. Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobile, and Boat information was also added. Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday May 27 2015

Avail Tow Bar

Motor coach owners who want to take their car or truck with them on the road might want to check out the new Avail motorhome-mounted tow bar from Blue Ox.

“The Avail has many new features that appeal to motor coach owners that were previously unavailable on motorhome-mounted tow bars, including improved turning radius with better cornering, more maneuverability and smoother towing over rough roads,” says Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann. “With the Avail , the motorhome maneuvers around gas pumps with greater ease and keeps the towed vehicle safely away from the motorhome in tight turns.” Read Full Story →

By: On: Tuesday May 26 2015

RVIA April Shipments

As we reported last week, RV Shipments were up 7.9% in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the first quarter of 2014. That trend continued in April, which saw a whopping 13.5% increase compared to April last year.

The data comes from a survey of manufacturers done by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Assocation. According to the survey, towable shipments are up 14.2% in April to 33,884 unitis, while motorhomes are up 9.0% to 4,459 units. That adds up to a total of 38,343 units shipped in April of 2015, compared to 33,747 in April of 2015. Read Full Story →

By: On: Monday May 25 2015

Shasta Exhibit RV/MH Museum

The RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum’s newest exhibit features a retrospective on the evolution of the iconic Shasta brand of travel trailers.

The display includes a 1954 Shasta that’s been in the museum’s inventory for years and a 2015 reissue of a 1961 Shasta Airflyte 16sc, courtesy of Mick Ferkey, owner of Greeneway RV, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and a member of the RV/MH Hall of Fame board of directors. Read Full Story →

By: On: Monday May 25 2015

GlowStep Revolution

Torklift International has revealed its latest RV-specific product – the GlowStep Revolution.

“The GlowStep Revolution is a scissor step made specially for towables and fifth wheels,” says Torklift International General Manager Jay Taylor. “Previously our industry leading GlowStep was only available for truck camper applications, now it works with towables and side-entry truck campers.” Read Full Story →

By: On: Monday May 25 2015

Monaco Dynasty Days

Monaco has launched Dynasty Days, a retail summer savings promotion gives consumers as much as a $25,000 savings on remaining in-stock 2015 Monaco Dynasty motorhomes through July 31, 2015.

“Purchasing a motorhome is a rewarding experience for all owners,” says Mike Snell, president of Monaco Coach. “What better way to begin the 2015 travel season than to start with a $25,000 rebate? It’s a rewarding and enticing incentive that will only make the purchasing experience an even more positive one.” Read Full Story →




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