Texas-Based Fun Town RV Rises From the Ashes

Fun Town RV employees liken the Cleburne, Texas, dealership’s recent trajectory to a phoenix rising from the ashes, and they had plenty to celebrate on Wednesday (March 26). The Cleburne Times-Review reported that four years ago the dealership, then called FunTime RV, shut its doors and left 115 employees jobless. The dealership, at that time […]

Webinar to Review Dealer Regulatory Compliance

Keeping apprised of regulatory efforts increasingly aimed at new vehicle sales is the focus of the next webinar hosted by the Mike Molino RV Learning Center in conjunction with online marketing firm KPA. According to a press release, the session is set for April 3 at noon EDT. RV dealers’ participation in the free, live event […]

Ind. Unemployment Rate Drops Again in February

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Indiana continued its significant downward trend in February. The rate stands at 6.1%, down from an initially reported 6.4% in January. According to a press release, the number of unemployed Hoosiers is less than 200,000 for the first time since August of 2008. The unemployment rate has been on a […]

Lippert Interiors Unit Moving to Old Cequent Site

Lippert Components Inc. is breathing new life into the Goshen, Ind., facility vacated last year by Cequent Performance Products. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, Lippert is consolidating its “interiors” division, which makes mattresses and furniture for the RV industry, into the 366,000-square-foot building that Cequent vacated last year when the company moved local operations [...]

Winnebago Overcomes Weather to Post Solid 2Q

Although the severe winter had an effect on Winnebago Industries Inc. during the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, the company was able to overcome it, Winnebago’s Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts said Thursday (March 27) in a conference call with investors. The Mason City Globe Gazette reported that despite inefficiencies created by severe weather, the […]

Ford’s V6 Engine Gaining Ground in Truck Sales

The Ford 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine represents 46% of F-150 pickup truck sales in February and the 3.7-liter V6 represents 11%. 3D Car Shows reported that more than 57% of Ford Motor Co.’s F-150  retail sales so far this year are powered by V6 engines – the highest six-cylinder engine mix in the industry since 1967 – […]

Ally Financial IPO Could Yield $2.7B for Treasury

Ally Financial Inc., the former GMAC auto lender rescued by the U.S. government during the 2008 financial crisis, is helping the Treasury Department divest its stake by seeking as much as $2.7 billion in an initial public offering. Automotive News reported that Treasury plans to pare its stake to 17% by selling 95 million shares […]

RVIA Capitol Hill Advocacy Day Slated for June 4

Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) members will visit members of Congress and their key legislative staff during the association’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, scheduled for June 4 during Committee Week. “Advocacy Day is one of the highlights of Committee Week for attendees and a vitally important element in RVIA’s efforts to increase awareness of the […]

Beijing RV Show Posts Strong Attendance, Sales

Organizers for the 8th Beijing International RV & Camping Exhibition reported attendance of 50,000 and sales of nearly 1,000 units during the bi-annual event. According to a press release, the exhibition ran March 20-23 at the Beijing RV Expo Center. This year’s edition featured several new activities, including test drives, seminars and special offers by […]

Hirsch: Dealer Financing is No. 1 Advocacy Goal

Editor’s Note: The following was sent to Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) members offering an update by Chairman Jeff Hirsch on dealer-assisted financing and its status with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Hirsch delivered the update at RVDA’s board meeting. During the RVDA Board of Directors meeting earlier this month, the board and staff spent a good […]