Spartan: Class A Chassis Remain Front-Line Priority

Editor’s Note: With the sale of its Emergency Response business to Wisconsin-based REV Group Inc. announced in early February, Spartan Motors Inc. today (Feb. 17) issued the following statement outlining the Charlotte, Mich., company’s general plans for the markets in which it currently competes including commercial, fleet, delivery, and specialty vehicles – notably diesel-powered Class […]

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Dealership Toolkit Intros ‘Management Chat Service’

Citing a study that finds customer chat requests are largely ignored, a new company that provides technology-based sales and lead management solutions to RV dealerships has developed a program that provides 24/7 messaging response. According to a press release, the 2019 E-Market Study by Dealership Toolkit found that businesses fail to respond to 21% of […]

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Spartan to Release 4Q, Full-Year Results on March 10

Spartan Motors Inc., a leading supplier of specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and retail vehicle industries, as well as for the recreational vehicle markets, will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2019 results prior to the market opening on March 10. The company will also host a conference call and webcast […]

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Fla. City Tries to Buy Land, Owner May Build RV Park

Hollywood, Fla.’s hopes of purchasing a former golf course for use as a nature preserve and public park could disappear with the property owner’s new plans to transform the 45.3-acre site into a campground and RV park, according to the Florida Bulldog. The city has earmarked as much as $12 million from last year’s voter-approved general […]

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Keystone Cleaning Up Flood Aftermath, Visits with Gov.

Keystone RV Co. President and CEO Jeff Runels and COO David Chupp toured the company’s flooded Pendleton facilities and met with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. Runels told RVBUSINESS.com in a phone call Friday (Feb.14) afternoon that two of the company’s plants were extensively damaged, but that cleanup is already underway. “Our Oregon team is doing […]

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Lazydays Opening Dedicated Service Center in Texas

Lazydays RV announced the opening of the dealership’s first dedicated service center. The 30,000-square-foot facility is located in Waller, Texas, a suburb northwest of Houston. According to a press release, Texas is the home to the most RV owners in the United States, and Houston is the largest RV market in Texas. “We are very […]

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Automotive News: Dealer Optimism Building for 2020

A looming, unavoidable downturn seemed to hang like a storm cloud as dealers headed to the 2019 NADA Show. A year later, it seems the skies are clearing. Auto retailers generally seem more optimistic, as potential profits from used-vehicle sales and the service business, plus stronger economic trends, drive a rosier outlook for 2020. “Going […]

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Dometic Announces Launch of Global Marine Division

Dometic recently announced it is creating a global marine division that unites its previous three geographic regions of the Americas, Europe and APAC. Eric Fetchko, president of Dometic Marine Americas, will assume responsibility for the new global structure. “We see a lot of ways to grow our marine business,” Fetchko told Trade Only Today at […]

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Smith is New Affiliated Resources Regional Sales Rep

Affiliated Resources Inc., a supplier of RV panel products, announced that Angela Smith has joined its industrial sales team as an Indiana/Michigan regional sales executive. According to a press release, Smith will be primarily responsible for the sales and distribution of Affiliated Resources Dyna Bilt RV products into the Indiana and Michigan markets. Additionally, she […]

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Report: ‘NHTSA’ Issues Latest List of Recalls for RVs

The following is the latest list of RV recalls compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA).  • KZ RV is recalling 14 2020 Connect SE trailers. The propane lines may be routed too close to the tire, possibly resulting in the line being damaged by road debris.

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