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Dometic Unveils B2B e-commerce Program

Supplier firm The Dometic Corp. launched the first phase of a business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce program during the recently completed Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Convention/Expo in Orlando, Fla. The Dometic program, when fully implemented, will...

Con/Expo Attendance Flat to Down Slightly

Attendance at this year’s Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Convention/Expo in Orlando totaled 1,400 to 1,500 people, which equaled or was slightly below last year’s figure, said Phil Ingrassia, communications director of the RVDA. Last year’s con/expo was...

RVDA and RVIA to “Look Forward”

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) have had their differences recently over dealer-manufacturer agreements and the writing of laws impacting the relationship between the two industry partners. But...

Roper Starch Hiring Recommended

The Go RVing Coalition’s Committee on Excellence decided Tuesday (Sept. 26) to recommend the hiring of the Roper Starch Worldwide market research firm to conduct a follow-up survey of RV owners next year. The hiring of Roper Starch needs to be approved by the boards...

Thor Posts Record FY 2000 Financials

Thor Industries Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio, reported record sales and earnings for its fiscal year 2000, ending July 31. And, although its rate of growth slowed somewhat for its fourth quarter, Thor outperformed most – if not all – of its competitors during that time...

“Mum” The Word At Con/Expo

Except for a few oblique references, no public comments were made about the rift between the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) during the RVDA’s International Convention/Expo which opened in Orlando,...

Oil and RV Stock Prices Decline

The price of crude oil declined Monday along with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq composite and most RV company stocks. The price of oil for November delivery declined to $31.60 a barrel in New York and $30.35 a barrel in London as the market reacted to...

TRVA Unveils Internet Education Program

The Texas Recreational Vehicle Association (TRVA) unveiled a new Internet education program for technicians at the association’s 27th Annual State Convention Sept. 10-13 at South Padre Island. Approximately 200 members attended the convention, which included the...

Marathon To Sell Royale Coach Units

Bus converter Marathon Coach Inc., Coburg, Ore., has agreed to sell Royale Coach units at its retail outlets in Coburg and San Antonio, Fla., according to the Register-Guard newspaper of Eugene, Ore. Royale Coach bus conversion units are assembled in Elkhart, Ind., by...