Mobile Sleep Components Offers Dealer Display

Littleton, Colo.-based Mobile Sleep Components will offer dealers an RV mattress display for their showroom floors as part of this week’s 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. “When buying a new RV — and almost certainly after they spend a night or two on their factory RV mattresses — most people look [...]

IDS Astra G2 Improves Ky. Dealer’s Efficiencies

Summit RV’s upgrade to IDS Astra G2 has improved business, according to a press release. Since the upgrade, the Ashland, Ky., dealership reports increased response time for its customer base, more organization in the service department and overall better visibility of the entire dealership. “Our customer service improved dramatically because we can give customers a [...]

VIDEO 3: Dometic’s Marciano Reviews Product

This week’s “RV Capital Talk” segment features an interview with Frank Marciano, president, Dometic-Americas, discussing the new product being rolled out at this week’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. To view the video scroll down the right side of the home page to VIDEO 3 and click play.

American Eagle Features High-Tech Electronics

American Coach, a division of Allied Recreation Group, unveiled several new technologies in home entertainment at this week’s 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., hosted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). According to a press release, the electronics will be featured on the new American Eagle 45A floorplan, which includes opposing [...]

FCCC Unveils New ‘V-Ride’ Suspension System

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) unveiled its V-Ride rear suspension system during this week’s 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, the V-Ride is the first-ever single-axle rear suspension rated at 24,000 pounds, offering luxury motorhome manufacturers more options for floorplan designs and amenities while giving motorhome owners [...]

Trailer Life Announces ‘Readers’ Choice’ Picks

Trailer Life Magazine recently published the top companies in its 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. The publication culled the list of winners from its subscribers who voiced their opinion in 27 categories. This year’s Readers’ Choice Award winners include: AWNING • Gold: Carefree of Colorado • Silver: A&E Blind and Awning • Bronze: Awnings by Zip Dee [...]

VIDEO 1: Slideshow from Opening at Louisville presents a slideshow from the floor of the 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.

NFL Football Takes Stage at ‘Outlook Breakfast’

It’s an RV trade show, but football was the topic Tuesday (Dec. 3) morning. The Goshen (Ind.) News reported that at the National RV Trade Show kickoff breakfast “Mean Joe” Greene, Hall of Fame NFL defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, made a brief appearance on stage. Greene is at the show to promote new [...]

Retailers, OEMs Enjoying RV Industry Rebound

Everyone is smiling at the RV show. The Goshen (Ind.) News reported that during a year in which recreational vehicle shipments to manufacturers are expected to be 10% higher than 2012 and knowing the industry expects a 6% increase next year, dealers, manufacturers and suppliers at the 51st Annual National RV Trade Show are totally [...]

‘More Normal Market’ Keys Louisville Optimism

RV manufacturers expect to pass another milestone in their steady recovery from the recession that landed the industry in a deep ditch. The Associated Press reported that led by sales growth for towable RVs and pricier stand-alone motorhomes, recreational vehicle makers expect to ship more than 300,000 units to dealers’ lots this year for the first [...]

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