Ford Motor Co. is using the first-ever College Football Playoff to launch the advertising campaign for the redesigned F-150, but viewers won’t hear a word about how the truck’s lighter aluminum body helps improve fuel efficiency. Instead, the initial series of three commercials aims to show that the switch from steel to lighter-weight aluminum makes […]
Mirroring RV sales nationwide, RV dealers in the Richmond, Va., area have seen a bump in business this year. According to an Associated Press report, McGeorge’s Rolling Hills RV off Interstate 95 in Hanover County is the Richmond area’s biggest RV dealership and one of the biggest in the country, with more than 500 RVs […]
The Mike Molino RV Learning Center, in conjunction with KPA, will be hosting several webinars in January. Sessions, which begin at noon EST, include: • Jan. 8 —OSHA’s 2014 Top 5 Most Cited Dealer Violations: Learn how to avoid OSHA’s top 2014 violations in your facility today. • Jan. 15 —How to Manage Millennials: Strategies for dealerships to engage […]
Today’s video comes from Winnebago Industries Inc. offering an overview of the manufacturer’s View and Navion Class C motorhomes built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) will host a free webinar presented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar will be conducted by Bruce York, NHTSA division chief, medium and heavy duty vehicles division; Safety Defect Investigator Nate Seymour; […]
Ford Motor Co.’s new Transit is wasting no time replacing the automaker’s E-Series as the nation’s best-selling full-size cargo van. The Detroit News reported that more than 4,800 Transits were purchased in November as the van outsold the venerable E-Series, the Chevrolet Express and all other competitors for the first time. Since its June launch, […]
Elkhart Ind.-based ASA Electronics has added Courtland Jones as project engineer to its rapidly expanding engineering team. The company reported in a press release that nJones will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the product development process including project management, product design, sample evaluation, testing and reporting as well as maintaining thorough documentation of products […]
Today’s video comes from Red Bay, Ala.-based Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. the next installment in the company’s “A Closer Look” series detailing the variety of floorplans offered in its luxury coach lines. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.
Long before there was a “tiny house movement,” there were tiny houses — on wheels and covered in tin. And if it’s covered in tin, Scott Hendricks is in. The Union-Bulletin reported that Hendricks — semiretired rancher, former winery consultant and a founding member of Seven Hills Vineyard in Walla Walla, Wash., can count six […]
Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: “Airstreams? They still make those?” Not only are the retro-looking “silver bullet” travel-trailers still being built by hand at the same western Ohio site that has produced them for 60 years, but the company […]