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February 2020

The February 2020 issue of RV News magazine is now online and available for your reading pleasure. It features stories on OE supplier Genesis Products,

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RV Products Included on Latest List 3 Exclusions

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced a new round of exclusions for products on List 3. This list covers nearly $200 billion in Chinese goods. This round of exclusions has the largest number of product exclusions announced by USTR to date. RV-specific items on this list include…

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Thor Industries Forms Hymer USA to Revolutionize RV Manufacturing

Thor Industries has formed Hymer USA, a new subsidiary focused on producing and marketing RVs utilizing European manufacturing practices, automation and control standards—a first for North America’s RV industry. Hymer USA will be based in Bristol, Indiana, with initial product availability expected in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2020…

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Select Ford Vehicles to Feature Lippert OneControl

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) and Ford Motor Company have partnered to bring OneControl smart RV technology to Ford vehicles via SYNC 3 and AppLink. Ford owners will now be able to access OneControl’s app features in order to monitor and control an RV while towing with a properly equipped Ford vehicle.

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Dometic Moves Awning Production, Shutters Indiana Plant

Wednesday, Dometic made public it will close its LaGrange, Indiana awning manufacturing plant and move production out of the country to remain competitive. “This is a tough day for our employees in LaGrange,” President Region Americas Scott Nelson said. Dometic will work closely with state and local government officials to coordinate services to help the affected workers with…

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Alliance RV Hires New General Manager

Alliance RV has hired Jeremiah Dumka as General Manager. In this role, Dumka will oversee product development and management the sales force for Alliance RV’s recently launched luxury fifth wheel, Paradigm, as well the company’s toy hauler line that will launch this fall.

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Airstream’s Senior VP of Operations Retires

Seldom does one person stand out and make such a singular impact on a company the way Airstream’s Senior Vice President of Operations Mark Wahl did in his more than two-decade career at the company. On December 31, 2019, Wahl officially retired from Airstream, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to impact the company for years to come…

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