With heated marble floors, two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, Sony surround sound and more flat screen TVs than a respectable man cave, a 45-foot Class A motorhome can feel like a home away from home. And, according to a report by the Press of Atlantic City, with a show price tag of $389,000, it can [...]
Today’s “RV Capital Talk” segment features an interview with Bob Wheeler, president and CEO Airstream Inc., discussing the company’s record year along with a look ahead to what’s in store for 2014. To view the video scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.
Editor’s Note: The following article ran in National Bus Trader Magazine honoring Owen Connaughton, who passed away Dec. 14. Connaughton was a pioneer and a major influence in the bus conversion industry. The staff at National Bus Trader and many people in the bus industry were shocked by the unexpected death of Owen Connaughton on Dec. [...]
In early 2012, nearly five years after opening, the RV/MH Hall of Fame was struggling financially and facing possible closure. But today, after two years under the leadership of volunteer president and treasurer Darryl Searer, the hall’s financial health is “excellent,” Searer said. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, the nonprofit’s debt has been reduced [...]
Coach-Net recently launched its new Finish Protect product, an interior and exterior surface protection package that can be purchased individually to meet any RV owner’s customized needs. According to a press release, Finish Protect is one of the many products included in Coach-Net’s Protect Suite, which was introduced through RV dealers nationwide in 2013. The [...]
Goshen, Ind.-based Supreme Industries Inc., a manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles including truck bodies and specialty vehicles, announced financial results for its fourth quarter, ended Dec. 28. Consolidated net sales for the fourth quarter increased 25.6%, to $72.5 million, compared with $57.7 million last year. The company said revenue increase was attributable to a fall [...]
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. kicked its fourth quarter into overdrive with a 70% increase in profit over the same quarter in 2012. The Indianapolis Business Journal reported that the Indianapolis-based manufacturer of transmissions and motorhome supplier, drove in $491 million in revenue for the quarter, a 1% increase from $487 million from same quarter in [...]
The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that former RVDA Chairman Jim Shields of Pan Pacific RV Centers Inc., passed away on Thursday (Feb. 13). Shields served as RVDA chairman from 2006-07 and, until his death, was a member of the RVDA Board of Delegates, and served as co-chairman of the Government Relations Committee. He [...]
Today’s video comes courtesy of Heartland RV LLC offering a rundown of the features and benefits in the company’s Torque toy hauler. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.
A burgeoning proportion of the Canadians who flock to Arizona each winter are snowbirds of a decidedly different feather. The Calgary Herald reported that as Baby Boomers in general, and Albertans of a certain vintage in particular, inch toward retirement and start cracking open those nest eggs, they pack their hefty wallets, active lifestyles and [...]