Don Wallace joins Camping World leadership team

(Sept. 30, 2013) --"After 37 years in the RV industry, I’m excited to get back in the game," said Wallace. "I see the developments that the Camping World brand has made throughout the entire country and their vision is one I believe in.  I look forward to helping Roger Nuttall execute his plan and strengthen our relationships with our loyal customers and manufacturers.”

Hilltop RV improves response rate with IDS CRM software

(Sept. 30, 2013) -- Hilltop implemented IDS CRM and immediately noticed benefits by growing its lead database directly from the everyday information collected in Astra, said Pearo. Being able to communicate with more contacts, combined with adding the new mobile app, allows the dealership to reach contacts quicker and more effectively anytime, anywhere, he explained.

RV Insights offers wrap up to open house week

(Sept. 30, 2013) -- John DiPietro, with RV Insights, interviewed Bob Zagami and Greg Gerber regarding their insights to this year's open house week in Elkhart. Zagami, who partners with DiPietro at RV Insights, noted, "They (RV manufacturers) are already cashing the check. The amount of business written this week will be record numbers for these manufacturers."

Wholesale shipments rise 2.2 percent in August

(Sept. 30, 2013) -- Although towables were off slightly from August last year, motorhomes more than made up the difference finishing ahead of this month last year by 34.5 percent.  In all, this was the best August total since 2007 and was nearly 50 percent greater than August of 2008, said Bill Baker, RVIA senior director of communications.