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  • Furrion, LCI Ending Distribution Partnership in 2020

    LCI Industries announced that, effective Jan. 1, 2020, Furrion Limited will take over the sale and distribution of Furrion products previously handled by LCI. According to a press release, LCI and Furrion have enjoyed a very successful four-year partnership providing …Read More »
  • Ontario-Based General Coach Unveils Key Expansion

    Hensall, Ontario-based General Coach unveiled a major expansion at its Mill Street facilities on Aug. 20, according to a press release. As reported by the Goderich Signal Star, the company, which has been in the RV business in Hensall since …Read More »
  • Trump Retaliates, Increases Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    Escalating his trade war with China, President Donald Trump bumped up his tariffs on Chinese imports Friday, lashing back after Beijing raised taxes on U.S. products. The Associated Press reported that In a tweet, Trump said he would be raising …Read More »
  • BOSS Audio Debuting Two Weatherproof Subwoofers

    BOSS Audio Systems, a supplier of 12-volt aftermarket audio and video products, has launched the new MRGB10W (white) and MRGB10B (black) fully weatherproof 400- and 800-watt subwoofers. Both models are now shipping with an MSRP of $99.99. “Ideal for marine and powersports applications, the …Read More »
  • Stealth to Exhibit Lineup of Cargo Trailers at NATDA

    Cargo and specialty trailer maker Stealth Enterprises LLC will be attending the 2019 North American Trailers Dealers Association (NATDA) Trade Show & Convention. The event is being held in St. Louis, Mo., at the America’s Center on Sept. 5-7. According …Read More »
  • REV Group to Announce 3Q Earnings on September 4

    REV Group announced that it is planning to release its third quarter 2019 results after the market close on Sept. 4. The results will be discussed during a live webcast the following morning on beginning at 11 a.m. (EDT). During …Read More »
  • RVDA of Canada to Hold Oct. Halifax Parts Workshop

    The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada will deliver its Halifax Parts Workshop on Oct. 30, offering attendees a full seven-hour day of training beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. The workshop, held at the Four …Read More »
  • RVDA Convention Offers Host of Targeted Workshops

    Timely and relevant dealership topics presented by top speakers have been scheduled for the dealer/GM track during the 2019 RV Dealers Convention/Expo, according to a press release. This year’s dealer/GM workshops will concentrate on the North American economy, business succession, attracting …Read More »
  • Powell Signals The Fed Will Cut Interest Rates Again

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday (Aug. 23) that the central bank will cut interest rates again as soon as next month as the U.S. trade war with China and global economic turbulence continue to roil financial markets, according …Read More »
  • Airxcel Appointing Ogden to Head Global Initiatives

    Airxcel Inc. announced the appointment of Harold Ogden to head the company’s global corporate and product brand marketing initiatives. In his new role, Ogden will report to Airxcel Vice President Marketing, Aftermarket and International Sales Piar Adams. “Harold is responsible …Read More »
  • Report: Manufacturing Falls for First Time Since 2009

    The prolonged trade war between the United States and China is taking a toll on the manufacturing sector, which contracted for the first time since 2009, data show. The Washington Post reported that the U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) …Read More »
  • Alpine Adding Suburban’s On-Demand Water Heater

    Keystone RV’s Alpine line has implemented the Suburban Nautilus RL on-demand water heater cross its 2020 lineup. According to a press release, the system allows campers an endless flow of hot water to their RV simultaneously from every fixture. The …Read More »
  • China Imposing Tariffs on $75B Worth of U.S. Goods

    China said it will impose new tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods and resume duties on American autos. The Chinese State Council said it decided to slap tariffs ranging from 5% to 10% on $75 billion U.S. goods …Read More »
  • Modern Caravan Uses Accuride Slides in ‘Hope’ Line

    The Modern Caravan, which renovates vintage Airstream trailers, has partnered with Accuride International to provide sliding hardware for kitchen and underbed-dresser drawers in its new Hope brand. “We really want a design to be functional, and the Accuride slides will …Read More »
  • Sobel Unversity Announces Dates for 2020 Training

    Sobel University announced dates for training into 2020 in order to “accommodate the increased demand for current and relevant sales and management training,” according to a press release. “Since many people plan vacations up to a year in advance, we …Read More »
  • Italy-Based Rivacold Opening Vitrifrigo Facility in Ga.

    Italy-based refrigeration and cooling systems supplier Rivacold, will soon be manufacturing some of its Vitrifrigo brand refrigerators in Georgia. According to a press release, the company has invested $5 milion at the new facility in Buford as Rivacold continues to …Read More »
  • Report: Elkhart Co. Sees Decrease in Weekly Wages

    Indiana’s Elkhart County suffered the largest decrease in weekly average wages in the nation from March 2018 to March 2019, according to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday (Aug. 21). The Elkhart Truth reported that …Read More »
  • Cummins CEO Retiring, Initiates Executive Changes

    Cummins Inc.  announced the retirement of President and Chief Operating Officer Rich Freeland on Wednesday (Aug. 21), after a 40-year career at the engine maker where he started as a shift foreman in a parts distribution center. Benzinga reported that …Read More »
  • ‘RVillage’ Hits Milestone with 150,000 Active Members

    RVillage, a social network for RVers that facilitates “where-you-are” connections, surpassed a milestone of 150,000 active members in August and continues to grow. “We’re excited about the level of growth and engagement happening in RVillage right now. There is clearly …Read More »
  • Elkhart Insiders Claim Recession Signal Not Flashing

    RV production in Elkhart, Ind., is down 20.3%  from a year ago, according to  RV Industry Association (RVIA) data, and is fanning fears that a U.S. recession may be brewing. Fox Business reported that Elkhart is responsible for about 70% of …Read More »
  • Keystone Awards Ultimate Owner Experience Winners

    During its 2019 annual corporate luncheon on Aug. 8, Keystone RV Co.’s CEO Jeff Runels, presented “The Ultimate Ownership Experience Award,” to several employees who have gone “above and beyond in their position with the company,” according to a press …Read More »
  • ASA Adds Smart Tech Upgrades for ’20 GMC Trucks

    ASA Electronics has expanded its focus to bring smart trailering connectivity to the automotive market. According to a press release, the first all-new 2020 GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks now include technological advancements including the enhanced ProGrade trailering system, offering compatibility …Read More »
  • KPA Webinar to Examine Proper Background Checks

    The Mike Molino RV Learning Center and strategic partner KPA will host a free webinar on Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. (EST) entitled “Check It! Navigating a Compliant Background Check.” According to a press release, background checks are common in …Read More »
  • Nick Collins Joins Intellitec Sales Management Team

    Intellitec Products LLC has hired Nick Collins to the newly created position of sales manager for the RV, marine and specialty vehicle markets. Collins brings 12 years of electrical controls OEM sales and applications experience in the RV industry. “Nick …Read More »
  • Camping, RV Leaders to Meet for ‘Inclusion Summit’

    Leaders from throughout the recreational vehicle and camping industries will gather in San Francisco on Sept. 5 for a summit focused on diversity and inclusion in the outdoors. According to a press release, the summit is intended to promote discussion …Read More »

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