Jayco’s Kevin Combs Victim of Area Car Crash

A letter distributed Monday (May 28) to Jayco Inc. dealers and obtained by RVBUSINESS.com confirms that 42-year-old Kevin Combs, product director for Middlebury, Ind.-based Jayco Inc., died early Saturday morning. Combs, who oversaw product design for Jayco’s toy hauler division, was killed in a car accident in South Bend. Dave Eash, vice president of towable […]

Draw-Tite Adds Bonus to Annual Rebate Promo

Draw-Tite, a leading manufacturer of receiver towing hitches, is running its 2014 spring consumer rebate May 1 to June 30. The rebate is a long-standing tradition for the company, but this year Draw-Tite is offering an added bonus. “For every rebate received, Draw-Tite will donate $5 to Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation,” said Tom Benson, […]

Protective is Gold Partner for RVDA Convention

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Protective Asset Protection is a Gold Partner for the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10-14, at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. According to a press release, the convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the RV Learning Center. “Again this year, Protective shows […]

Tornado Levels Mayflower RV Site; No One Hurt

An RV dealership was destroyed as tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma Sunday night (April 27), killing at least 16 people. The largest of the twisters, estimated at an EF3 or greater on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with wind gusts up to 160 mph, touched down Sunday evening about 10 miles west of […]

RVDA Urges Members to Fill Out ’14 DSI Survey

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) is urging members to fill out the annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey. In a report on RV Executive Today Online, RVDA noted, “Many manufacturers tell RVDA they use DSI results to adjust policies and procedures that affect dealers, so it’s extremely important for all dealers to fill out […]

Okla.-Based Floyd’s RV Marks 45th Anniversary

Floyd’s RVs of Norman, Okla., has reached a major milestone. According to a report in the Norman Transcript, Floyd’s has been in operation since 1969 and has grown into one of Oklahoma’s largest full-service RV dealers. Specializing in new and used recreational vehicles, Floyd’s also offers extensive information and resources for enjoying the RV lifestyle. […]

Skyline Announces Recent Hires For ‘RV Group’

Skyline Corp. announced several new additions to its RV Group, according to a press release. New hires include: • Joe Burr has been hired as the new production manager for Plant 66 in Elkhart, Ind., where he will be responsible for improving production processes and operations. Burr brings 19 years of manufacturing experience, most recently serving as […]

Tornado Destroys Mayflower RV; No One is Hurt

An RV dealership was destroyed as tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma Sunday night (April 27), killing at least 16 people. The largest of the twisters, estimated at an EF3 or greater on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with wind gusts up to 160 mph, touched down Sunday evening about 10 miles west of […]

Boat Builders Lower Cost as Buyers Shop Price

Luke Hellier and his wife have been shopping for two years for their first boat. They’ve researched online and shopped Craigslist and auctions. But one place they haven’t set foot is the showroom. “We’re trying to find a deal,” said Hellier, a 29-year-old from Edina. “We think we can save 20 percent or more from […]