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The staff of RVBUSINESS.COM and RV Business magazine, both units of Affinity Group Inc., Ventura, Calif., want to thank our website viewers and magazine readers for taking time over the past year to tune into our breaking news coverage and daily RV stock updates....

Beaudry RV Campground a Success

By all indications, the expansion by multi-location dealership Beaudry RV into the campground sector was well-timed. Beaudry RV, with locations in Tucson and Mesa, Aria., and San Diego, Calif., opened Beaudry RV Resort in Tucson during November 2000. The facility,...

Virginia Man Wins Motorhome Contest

Terry Loomis of Roanoke, Va., is the winner of a Class A motorhome as a result of entering the contest sponsored by Gulf Stream Coach Corp. and Workhorse Custom Chassis. Loomis’ model year 2001 Gulf Stream Conquest built on a Workhorse chassis with a GM Vortec 8100...

“Club Fleetwood” Launched

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. has launched a new club called “Club Fleetwood” for owners of all Fleetwood motorhome and towable brands. “Clubs are a great way to generate brand loyalty among RV owners and they serve as a great closing tool for our dealers,” said John...

Will Featherlite Be Split Up?

Conrad Clement, the president and CEO of Featherlite Inc., submitted an offer to buy the Featherlite Luxury Coach Division from the parent company. Clement’s offer will be studied by a special committee of the Featherlite Board, which consists of outside directors,...

Smaller Dealers See Big Profit Increases

Although some RV manufacturers have struggled, smaller dealers are enjoying sharply higher net profits in 2001, according to data gathered by the Spader Companies consultant firm. The average smaller dealership saw its net earnings increase 65.5% during the first 10...

Dometic Acquires SeaLand Technology

RV and lodging industry supplier Dometic Corp. has signed an agreement with The Taylor Made Group to purchase SeaLand Technology, Inc. The purchase includes SeaLand’s custom china fixture affiliate, Norceram, based in Ingleside, Ontario. The sale should be finalized...

Fleetwood Promotes Two Senior Execs.

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. has promoted two of its senior executives, Boyd Plowman and Forrest Theobald. Plowman, Fleetwood’s senior vice president and CFO since October 2000, was named executive vice president on Wednesday (Dec. 19). Plowman, who worked for Fleetwood...

SunnyBrook Forms Joint Venture

Highline fifth-wheels for the full timer market might be the product built by the joint venture recently formed by SunnyBrook RV Inc. and its co-founder David Fought. A name for the new company has not been selected. Research is underway now to determine what...