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  • Transporter Team RV Express Grows Operations

    Middlebury, Ind.-based transport company Team RV Express LLC is expanding operations for the fifth consecutive year. According to a press release, a new corporate recruiting office was purchased in July along with a 4 1/2-acre storage facility on U.S. 12 in White Pigeon, Mich. “We really didn’t expect to be doing anything on this large […]

  • Keystone RV’s ‘KeyTV’ Simplifies TV Operation

    After 2 1/2 years of development, Keystone RV Co. announced the launch of KeyTV’s patent pending technology, featuring a multi-source signal controller with a built-in, automatic antenna booster. According to a press release, KeyTV eliminates the need for splitters, jumpers, many cable connectors, and approximately 50% of coax cable, allowing for a clean, uninterrupted signal. The […]

  • Forest River, Heartland Adding LCI ‘OneControl’

    Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) announced that four major 2019 RV brands will be prepped for easy integration of LCI’s OneControl ConnectAnywhere aftermarket kit. According to a press release, Forest River’s 2019 Vengeance toy hauler as well as Heartland RV’s 2019 Big Horn, Big Country, and Landmark fifth-wheel units will offer consumers the option of upgrading their unit […]

  • WiFiRanger Debuting ‘Hey Ranger’ AI Assistant

    Meridian, Idaho-based WiFiRanger has launched the next generation device for RV systems control and monitoring. According to a press release, the “Hey Ranger” AI Universal Assistant is an offline, artificial intelligence assistant with a custom vocabulary and skillset that allows voice control of nearly any kind of RV component or system. Systems manufacturers can also […]

  • Auto Industry Fears Tariffs May Fuel Recession

    The auto industry fears that President Donald Trump’s threats to place tariffs on vehicles coming into the U.S. could drive the economy into a recession, the head of the largest auto retailer in America said Wednesday (Sept. 19). “Everyone in the automobile industry — doesn’t matter if you’re a retailer, a supplier or a manufacturer […]

  • SSI: Boat Sales Show 4.6% YOY Growth in Aug.

    New boat sales were up 4.6% in August, based on preliminary data from Statistical Surveys Inc., and climbed 3.3% in the main powerboat categories. “Positive months are always good,” SSI Sales Director Ryan Kloppe told Trade Only Today. “If you have positive growth on top of positive, on top of positive, that’s great.” In the […]

  • Girard Systems Opening Facility in Red Bay, Ala.

    Red Bay, Ala., Mayor Charlene Fancher announced during the Town Council meeting that Girard Holdings Alabama LLC, doing business as Girard Systems, will be building a plant in the city’s industrial dark. The Red Bay Times Daily reported that the company is the exclusive maker of awnings for Tiffin Motor Homes Inc., also located in […]

  • Thor Announces Record Results For Fiscal 2018

    Thor Industries Inc. today reported record results for the full-year fiscal 2018. The Elkhart, Ind.-based company reported that net sales increased 14.9% to $8.33 billion while net income before taxes increased 13.8% to $633 million. Net sales increased 17.2% for the towable segment and 8.9% for the motorized segment. Overall gross profit margin decreased to […]

  • ‘Airstream’ Achieves Another Record Sales Year

    Airstream Inc., a subsidiary of Thor Industries, today announced that the brand closed out its fiscal year, ended July 31, with record-setting sales that increased 24% year-over-year. Over the last five years, Airstream sales are up 218%. According to a press release, Airstream’s success is closely tied to the brand’s strong focus on growing its product lineup. […]

  • RVB, TL & MH Team Up on 2019 Model Coverage

    In a unique twist for the industry’s trade and consumer audiences, the RVBusiness, Trailer Life and MotorHome magazine staffs are working together this fall to cover a wide spectrum of new 2019 model RVs as part of an exclusive limited partnership between G&G Media Group LLC, Elkhart, Ind., and Ventura, Calif.-based Good Sam Enterprises LLC. “The idea behind it is to step up coverage […]

  • Report Identifies Rec Industry Economic Impact

    The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) announced that the first-ever government statistics report recognizing the outdoor recreation industry as a significant contributor to the U.S. economy was published today (Sept. 20). According to a press release, the report was federally funded by the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture and Commerce, and was released by Commerce’s Bureau of Economic […]

  • Highland Ridge to Open Western Production Site

    Highland Ridge RV is planning to start production of its recently introduced travel trailers in Twin Falls, Idaho, in early 2019. The announcement will be communicated to current and prospective Open Range, Mesa Ridge and Highlander dealers in advance of the Elkhart RV Open House next week. “We’ve had phenomenal success and feedback since the […]

  • Heartland Sharpens Focus on Customer Service

    Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC announced the implementation of several targeted initiatives that bolster overall product quality and customer service operations at its Elkhart, Ind., campus. (To view a video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page). In a move designed to improve response time, the manufacturer’s customer service and […]

  • NeXus Posts Record at Hershey; Sales Rise 50%

    NeXus RV reported strong sales results from the recently completed America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., including an increase in sales of over 50%, representing the best show NeXus RV has had in its eight years as an RV manufacturer. Boat N RV represented NeXus RV products at Hershey, displaying NeXus Class C Viper […]

  • ‘Sunset Park’ Will Show New Line at Open House

    Shipshewana, Ind.-based Sunset Park RV, announced it will be growing its product line while also adding two new regional sales managers in response to demand. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bobby Fish said in a press release, “We will be debuting new floorplans, new options, and unveiling our newest line, the Liberty Independence.” He added, […]