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RVIA Show Attendance Down 10%

Total attendance and dealer attendance at this year’s RV industry National Trade Show was down about 10% during the first two days of the three-day event, which ended Thursday (Nov. 29). On Tuesday (Nov. 27), total attendance was 9,240 people, which was 10% below the...

Four Slide-Out Units Debut at Louisville

If three slide-out rooms are good, then aren’t four better? The answer, apparently, is “Yes,” according to the manufacturers who introduced units equipped with four slide-outs during the RV industry’s National Trade Show, which ended in Louisville today (Nov. 29)....

Fleetwood/BofA Launch Buy Down Program

It appears the auto industry’s 0% interest rate retail loan programs may be migrating to the RV industry. During the RV industry’s National Trade Show in Louisville this week, Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., in conjunction with Bank of America (BofA), unveiled a “Winter...

Jayco Signs Preferred Lender Agreement

Jayco Inc. has signed a preferred lender agreement with Firstar and U.S. Bank, two lenders that are in the process of merging. The goal of the national program is to make RV ownership available to more customers, particularly those who do not qualify for traditional...

DeWolf Sees Recovery Beginning Soon

The economic consultant to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) believes a wholesale market recovery could begin as early as the first quarter of 2002. John DeWolf believes shipments of motorhomes and towable RVs from factories to dealers hit bottom...

Rec. USA Now a “Roll-Out” Firm

Recreation USA, the RV dealership chain officially known as Holiday RV Superstores Inc., now is a “roll-out,” not a “roll-up” firm, according to Marcus Lemonis, the company’s new chairman. What that means is Recreation USA plans to grow by building new dealerships...