Is RV Industry Consolidation Healthy For The Consumer?

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Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV maker, recently purchased Jayco for $576 million. This announcement sent shockwaves throughout the recreational vehicle industry. The move puts nearly 50 percent (47.1, to be precise) of the North American RV market in the hands of one company, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc., the leading provider of market data […]

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How To Simplify Trailer Towing

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Perhaps you, like many drivers, are reluctant to tow a travel or fifth wheel trailer. When towing, your vehicle becomes heavier, slower, and will require a greater stopping distance. However, even though several aspects of your normal driving experience may change, towing a trailer does not need to be a stressful experience. In fact, with the proper […]

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Newmar Honors Excellent Customer Service For 2015

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Nappanee, Indiana-based Newmar Corporation released the names of its dealers who are being recognized for providing excellent customer service during 2015. The Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award is presented to dealers who scored in a pre-determined percentile based on results from customer surveys, according to a news release. Fourteen Newmar dealers earned the award by providing […]

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Thor Acquires Jayco

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Two of Elkhart County’s largest employers are merging in a deal that will shake up the entire recreational vehicle industry. Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Industries, Inc. announced the acquisition of Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Corp. for approximately $576 million in cash. This transaction represents a unique and significant opportunity to enhance the growth of Thor and advance the Company’s strategic focus on growing […]

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