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Workhorse Improves Parts Operation

Recent improvements in the parts operation of Workhorse Custom Chassis has enhanced the profit opportunities for RV service centers while increasing customer satisfaction, according to Workhorse Parts President David Olsen. “We can quickly provide parts for both the...

Workhorse Sees Diesel Sector Growth

Workhorse Custom Chassis will enter the diesel motorhome chassis competition in a few months and company executives believe most of its diesel volume will result from that sector’s continued growth. In fact, President Tom Frey believes about two-thirds of Workhorse’s...

Fleetwood Offers Gas Motorhome Rebates

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. is offering direct factory to consumer rebates of up to $1,000 on select model year 2002 gas Class A and Class C motorhomes, according to the company’s website, www.fleetwoodrv.com. The offer ends Jan. 26 and retail buyers must take delivery...

New ARVC Board Installed

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) elected and installed its new Board of Directors at Insites, the association’s annual convention and expo in Memphis Nov. 20-23. The new Board includes four new members: Pat Quinn (Connecticut), Norm...

Gorin Leads “Best Parks” Approach

A new marketing approach called Best Parks in America (BPA) is being spearheaded by former National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) head David Gorin and he said the response by park operators so far has been terrific. Gorin, a park consultant who was...

Conseco Financial Files Chapter 11

Well, the shoe finally dropped. Conseco Financial Corp. (CFC), the company once known as Green Tree Financial Corp., has filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The bankruptcy filing by CFC and its affiliate, Conseco Finance...

R-Vision Western Expansion Postponed

Plans by R-Vision Inc. of Warsaw, Ind., to add a manufacturing plant in Chico, Calif., have been “postponed indefinitely,” Chico city and Butte County, Calif., officials told the Chico Enterprise-Record. R-Vision was considering leasing a factory that Fleetwood...

Holiday RV Repays Bank of America Debt

Dealership chain Holiday RV Superstores Inc. announced today (Dec. 19) it has repaid the last of the $7.8 million debt that it owed to Bank of America (BofA) as a result of it receiving funding from its major investor, Affinity Group Inc. Chairman Steve Adams. Holiday...

El Monte Hires New Director of Sales

El Monte RV, one of the nation’s largest motorhome rental companies, has hired Jeff Gibson as director of sales. Gibson worked for El Monte RV from 1997 until 2001 as fleet sales manager and recently rejoined the company as director of sales to oversee wholesale and...

Jellystone Park Volume Up 10%

A good year for business and an appearance by the father of the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park concept highlighted this year’s Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) annual symposium last month at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cincinnati. Business at LSI’s Yogi Bear Jellystone Park...