Joel DeVries becomes CrossRoads vice president

(Aug. 20, 2012) -- "CrossRoads RV needs an innovative infrastructure to meet the demands of its growth,” said DeVries.  “My immediate area of focus will be on creating that support so we can continue to produce cutting edge products. Going forward, another area of focus will be on sourcing in new ways, bring in ideas from other industries to our product teams for their use in designing products.” 

Shasta redesigns products, sales team

(Aug. 17, 2012) -- Shasta RV, a division of Forest River, Inc., today announced the introduction of its completely redesigned lineup of products and newly assembled management and sales team. “We’ve built an enthusiastic and highly qualified team, with long standing dealer relationships,” said Lucas.

Winnebago hosts 112 dealers for training event

(Aug. 17, 2012) -- Each two-day session included an ultimate factory tour of the Forest City campus, including support areas such as metal stamping and engineering, with the ability to see first-hand what makes Winnebago Industries products stand out from the competition, the release noted. Attendees were also provided specific product training which highlighted new features and new 2013 floorplans. 

Blogger recalls "fun" of unpleasant shower at RV park

(Aug. 17, 2012) -- "In seconds my skin was a bright shade of pink, the first layer of my epidermis a distant memory as it disappeared down the drain. The initial sting of the ice had given way to an overall numbness, so when it was replaced with simply freezing water, I hardly noticed," Sartwell wrote in the Gloucester Times. "However, I wasn’t prepared for the blast of volcanic molten lava that suddenly emanated from the same shower head. This water was now so hot it started to melt the metal drain hole." 

California RV park adds pickleball courts

(Aug. 17, 2012) -- Ground was broken this summer at the 1,019-site, full-service resort located east of Los Angeles, close to Palm Springs. Completion of the $200,000 investment is scheduled for October, when the resort’s peak season begins. Pickleball is a racquet sport that encompasses elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis but is played on a court one-third the size of a tennis court.