Allied Specialty Vehicles Exits Towable Market

Orlando, Fla.-based Allied Specialty Vehicles Inc. (ASV) announced today (Feb. 10) it is closing towable operations and exiting the towable RV market in order to “concentrate on its growing, profitable motorized recreational vehicle product lines” that include the American Coach, Fleetwood RV, Holiday Rambler and Monaco brands. The towable division was not sold, but was [...]

MOR/ryde Offers Dealer Displays for ‘Easy Reel’

During the recent Stag Parkway Inc. and Keystone Automotive/NTP Distribution Inc. shows, MOR/ryde International Inc. introduced floor display models for their line of sliding cargo trays and Easy Reel cord spoolers. According to a press release, each display is fully functional and designed to support dealers’ selling efforts. The cargo tray display features attractive signage [...]

Atwood Refrigerators Earn MH Readers’ Choice

Elkhart, Ind.-based Atwood Mobile Products LLC announced that its line of helium refrigerators has been awarded a 2013 Motorhome Readers’ Choice Award. “We are very pleased to be presented with a 2013 Motorhome Readers’ Choice Award,” said Marketing Manager Fay Flournoy. “What makes this extra special is that it is voted on by the people who [...]

Allied Specialty Vehicles Exits Towable Market

Allied Specialty Vehicles Inc. shut down it’s Monaco RV towable facility off State Road 19 today (Feb. 10), affecting nearly 100 workers. According to FOX 28, the company said about 85 people were working at the plant at the time of its shutdown. Employees told FOX28 that when they arrived at work Monday morning they [...]

Thetford Adds New Options to Aqua Chem Line

Thetford Corp. will soon offer retailers two new ways to sell Aqua-Kem, a leading holding tank deodorant for recreational vehicles. The first new offering, slated for February, is the “Morning Sky” scent for Aqua-Kem Toss-Ins. According to a press release, it will have the same powerful odor control and waste digestion that consumers have come [...]

Winter Forcing Elkhart OEM’s to Play Catch-Up

You don’t see the weather referred to all that often in a financial report from a company. But this is truly a different winter. As reported by the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune, last week Thor Industries announced that preliminary sales for its second quarter ending Jan. 31 were adversely affected by the severe weather in [...]

Woodbury: ‘Millennium Coach’ Defining Luxury

Editor’s Note: The following is a column penned by RVtravel.com Editor Chuck Woodbury offering a look at his recent visit to the Tampa Show where he checked out luxury motorhome builder Millennium Coach’s manufacturing facility. Like many of you, I am hooked on the popular PBS series “Downton Abbey.” It’s a period drama about the [...]

Winnebago Travato a Hit at Chicago Auto Show

Winnebago Industries Inc. and Ram had the perfect venue this week at the Chicago Auto Show to exhibit the 2014 Winnebago Travato, a Class B motorhome based on the Ram ProMaster chassis. According to a report by Cars.com, that’s because the record cold temperatures and near record snowfall this very, very long winter have pushed [...]

FRVTA Show Providing Key Venue for Vendors

When the five top Northeast Florida RV dealerships converge on the Jacksonville Equestrian Center on Thursday (Feb. 13) for the Florida RV Trade Association’s (FRVTA) Jacksonville RV MegaShow, their 400 motor-homes, fifth-wheels, trailers, and pop-ups will take up most of the space and generate most of the sales. However, according to a report by the [...]

Dutchmen Also Catching Up On Winter Delays

Inside Dutchmen RV in Elkhart County, Ind., employees are in “catch up mode” to get back on track after an unusually cold December that led into one of the worst Januarys seen in decades, television station WSBT reported. “When we lose a day of production, it can put us back two or three days,” explained [...]