Lippert Consolidates Customer Support Services

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) has entered into a 12 1/2-year agreement to lease a 539,000-square-foot building in South Bend, Ind., where it will consolidate its aftermarket parts sales and customer support services operations. “We are excited about the opportunities that South Bend brings to Lippert Components,” said LCI President Scott Mereness. “We believe this new […]

Host Ind. Designs 3-Slide Camper for Short Beds

Bend, Ore.-based Host Industries Inc. has introduced the 2015 Aspen SB, a triple-slide, side-entry truck camper designed for short bed trucks the company said is the first in the industry. “With three slideouts and an 8-foot wide main floor, there is no other camper on the market that is even remotely like it,” said General Manager […]

First Approval Source Aligns With ‘DealerLegion’

First Approval Source today (April 3) announced its partnership with DealerLegion, provider of CreditMiner Virtual Credit Consultant. According to a press release, the partnership provide dealers RV and marine dealers with the ability to offer credit that will closely resemble the final financing term that is ultimately structured by the bank. First Approval Source offers comprehensive profit […]

RVIA’s Committee Week Set to Convene June 1-5

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Committee Week 2014 is set for June 1-5 at the Mayflower Renaissance Washington in Washington, D.C. During the five-day event, the association’s standing committees, Executive Committee and board meet to plan the organization’s agenda for the upcoming fiscal year. The Go RVing Coalition will also convene at this event […]

NMMA: Loss of Contribution Cap May Aid Industry

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) says the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a decades-old political contribution cap could benefit the marine industry. In a 5-4 ruling on Wednesday, the court ruled that caps on the total amount of money an individual can give to political campaigns, PACs and parties are unconstitutional. “The ruling […]

Pickup Performance Helps Fuel March Sales Gain

The Detroit Three reported sales gains for March, with pickups contributing to the growth, Bloomberg News reported. Ford Motor Co. said sales of its F-series pickups increased 5.1% to 70,940, helping to boost the company’s overall vehicle total to 243,417 units, an increase of 3.3% over year-ago levels. The overall gain outpaced the consensus estimate […]

‘RV Doctor’ Developing Video Series for AmeriGO

Continuing toward its goal of providing fresh and unbiased information on the varied aspects of RVing, AmeriGO RV Club announced that it has commissioned Gary Bunzer, the “RV Doctor,” to create a series of 12 informational videos exclusively for AmeriGO RV  Club. “Making this exclusive digital content available to our members helps us to achieve […]

VIDEO 1: ROTV Profiles ‘B’ Builder Advanced RV

This week’s “Rollin’ On TV” segment offers a look at Advanced RV in Willoughby, Ohio, as the team checks out the company’s “high-tech” Class B motorhomes. Also, Jeff Johnston heads out to another great RV destination in New Orleans. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home […]

N.Y. Retailer Finally Gets OK to Build Showroom

Land is being cleared in Colonie, N.Y., for a new Albany RV dealership, but it took a long time to get the approvals and permits needed for the 40,000-square-foot showroom reports the Albany Business Review. How long? “Our office was going full-bore for almost six years on this,” said Dan Hershberg, a veteran consulting engineer in […]