Livin’ Lite Adds River City RV to Dealer Network

Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles announced the addition of River City RV, located in Sherwood, Ark., to the builder’s dealer network. “River City RV is the type of quality dealer that Livin’ Lite is proud to be associated with,” said Mike Tribble, national sales manager for Wakarusa, Ind.-based Livin’ Lite, in a press release. “Their commitment [...]

Portable Sanitation Firm to Build Indiana Plant

Plans by a global supplier of portable sanitation equipment to construct a new manufacturing and warehouse facility in Bristol, Ind., took a big step following a meeting of the Elkhart County Plan Commission. The Goshen News reported that commission members approved a request by developers that would allow Satellite Industries Inc., which makes portable toilets, [...]

Kansas Dealership Closed for Not Paying Taxes

Kansas tax enforcement agents have closed and seized the assets of two related Wichita businesses, Adventure RV and Truck Center LLC and Adventureland RV Rentals Inc. According to the Wichita Business Journal, the Kansas Department of Revenue says the two businesses owe about $309,000 in sales tax. The department says it made multiple attempts to [...]

Pickup Makers Maneuver for Market Share in ’14

From Ford’s lighter aluminum F-150 to General Motors’ stylish smaller pickups to Ram’s light-duty diesel engine, the industry’s dominant truckmakers have all shown their hands. Now what? Automotive News reported that this year will usher in a new era in the pickup market, with the Detroit 3 following distinctly different paths for their most profitable [...]

Dutchmen Aerolite Recognized as Top RV Debut

During December’s recent National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc.’s newly-redesigned Aerolite travel trailers was well received by dealers while earning a “Top RV Debut” from RVBusiness Magazine. In describing the parameters of a “Top RV Debut”, RVBusiness said companies must embrace cutting-edge innovation and highlight “specific eye-catching RVs that we think are [...]

Neb. Officials Moving to Close RV Tax Loophole

Recreational vehicles with Montana license plates started showing up at Nebraska campgrounds and Husker football tailgate parties about five years ago. The Omaha World-Herald reported that Tax Commissioner Kim Conroy said the Nebraska Department of Revenue also started getting calls from people saying they knew about Nebraska residents who had registered their recreational vehicles in [...]

Connaughton a Leader in Bus Conversion Sector

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. [...]

Hall of Fame’s Finances are Back from the Brink

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 [...]