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Girard Tankless Water Heater Market Share Gains Continue

In an earlier report I indicated that San Clemente, California-based Girard Products, a leader in RV tankless water heater technology, continued to increase its market share. The Girard Products GSWH-1 Tankless Water Heater was introduced to the RV aftermarket in early … Continue reading

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CURT Improves Receiver Hitch Finish with A-Coat Technology

Eau Claire, Wisconsin-based CURT Manufacturing announces that it has improved its receiver hitch finish at its U.S. manufacturing facility by becoming the first company in the market to use Aquence technology (A-coat). A-coat is a revolutionary finish and an award-winning … Continue reading

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New Waste Management System has RV Application

ThermalTreat Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) System is an innovative “Green” sewage elimination technology that uses heat from the engine exhaust of a vehicle. Invented by Namon Nassef, president of Nassef Engineering and Equipment Company, ZLD is a new way to … Continue reading

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Ford’s RV Training Center to Evaluate Refrigerators

Ford’s RV Training Center, also the headquarters of the RV Referral Network (RVRN), has invited all RV refrigerator manufacturers to participate in an independent, side-by-side RV refrigerator evaluation. Atwood Mobile Products LLC and Dometic Corp. will participate in the evaluation … Continue reading

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VP RV Assets Sold to Real Estate Investment Firm

The last vestiges of MVP RV were sold Thursday (April 19) to a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm for an undisclosed amount. Hackman Capital—which buys land and buildings and then sells or leases them—was among a handful of bidders, … Continue reading

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Electric Powertrain Maker Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Azure Dynamics, a maker of electric powertrains and other parts for commercial vehicles, has filed for bankruptcy protection, the latest sign of turmoil in the electric-vehicle industry. Along with providing power for the electric version of the Ford Transit Connect, … Continue reading

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MVP RV Assets to Be Auctioned April 19

Earlier this month I reported that Riverside, California-based MVP RV had shut down and would be sold off amid a legal dispute pitting one foreign investor against others. The dispute involved a group known as Fadar International and Chinese businessman … Continue reading

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Elkhart’s EV Dream Dies as RVs Surge Anew

Elkhart, Indiana, is known as the RV capital of the world. The city suffered badly when the recession hit, and demand for recreational vehicles all but screeched to a halt. That’s when local and state leaders started looking for ways … Continue reading

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Does MVP RV Have a Future?

Riverside, California-based MVP RV had credited its revival to Chinese investor Winston Chung who pledged to give the company $310 million to build recreational vehicles for China. MVP RV has shut down and will be sold off amid a dispute … Continue reading

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Enova and Freightliner Display Green for Free Vehicle

Torrance, California-based Enova Systems, Inc., a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components for the emerging green commercial vehicle market announced that one of the first pre- production vehicles resulting from Enova’s and … Continue reading

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