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Thursday, April 24, 2014

 Visitors and sales people talk in front of show models at the RV show at the Hall of Fame Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Show offers something for all types of RV buyers

Jeff Parrott
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:23 p.m.
 This undated file photo shows several recreational vehicles lined up on a factory lot in Elkhart County. One RV transport company is conducting a job fair to hire drivers to deliver the RVs across the country.

Job fair will be April 26 at a Disabled American Veterans post.

Jeff Parrott
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Thor Industries announced Thursday, April 17, that it is buying K-Z Inc. this year.

Jeff Parrott
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:31 a.m.
 This Keystone RV Montana fifth-wheel is among the models being recalled by the Goshen-based RV maker because of defective microwaves made by Frigidaire.
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.

Goshen-based Keystone RV is recalling 1,957 fifth-wheel travel trailers because their microwave ovens might self-start, posing a fire risk.

 CWRV Transport driver James Trace unhooks a towable RV after picking it up from Heartland RV on the north side of Elkhart on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Trace splits his driving time from shuttling units around Elkhart part of the month to making long-distance deliveries part of the month.
Updated on April 15, 2014 at 4:39 p.m.

About 2,000 new drivers are needed to transport 25,000 to 35,000 finished RVs to dealerships around the country.

 Darryl Searer, president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame, burns the bank note for the RV/MH Hall of Fame during last year's inaugural RV Industry Power Breakfast (Truth file photo)
Posted on April 5, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

RV wholesale shipments in February reached an eight-year high for that month.

 Brian Fisher, national ATV television personality, stands before three Keystone Raptor toy haulers at one of his reunion rallies two years ago in Kentucky. Fisher will begin featuring the Raptor on his shows airing in July.
Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:03 p.m.

A reality TV show on Discovery Channel will regularly highlight Keystone RV's Raptor toy hauler. The show is primarily about adventures that involve ATVs and side-by-sides.

 The RV/MH Hall of Fame will host its 2014 induction ceremonies and events on Aug. 4, the hall announced Monday, March 31.
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
The RV/MH Hall of Fame has announced details for its 2014 induction festivities and named its 2014 induction class.
 Dale Newcomer, CDR Construction, drills holes in the concrete floor of the new Lippert Components plant in Goshen Friday March 28, 2014.  Lippert Components is moving into the old Cequent plant on College Ave and hopes to be operating by July 2014.
Updated on March 28, 2014 at 5:10 p.m.

Cequent Performance Products moved 450 jobs from Goshen to Mexico last year, leaving the building at 2600 College Ave. vacant. Now, Lippert Components Inc. is moving in to use it for furniture and mattress production. 

 This Newmar Corp. motor coach, the Essex, is among the models the Nappanee-based company is recalling because of a fire risk with the microwave ovens.
Posted on March 27, 2014 at 1:15 p.m.

Almost 700 motorcoaches have been recalled by Newmar because the microwaves inside them can start on their own, which is a fire hazard.

 From left, Levi Borntrager and Floyd Borkholder set up a display for Kountry Cabinets & Home Furnishings in February 2014 for the Home Show at the RV/MH Hall of Fame's Northern Indiana Event Center.
Posted on March 26, 2014 at 2:34 p.m.

The nominations can come from all RV and manufactured housing sectors: manufacturers, dealers, campgrounds, housing communities, suppliers, user groups, trade media and associations.

 A worker assembles RVs at Grand Design in Middlebury on March 24, 2014. Grand Design RV has expanded production of its Reflection model due to demand, adding another production line in another building.
Posted on March 26, 2014 at 9:28 a.m.

Here's a good sign - this February was the best February for motorhomes and towable RV shipments in nearly a decade.

 Brian Wuthrich (left) sells items during the auction at the former Monaco RV plant Tuesday March 25, 2014. At right J B Stillson holds the
Posted on March 26, 2014 at 3:17 a.m.

Hahn Auctions was busy selling the Monaco RV inventory Tuesday March 25, 2014.