2016 Heartland Gives Back!

2016 North American Heartland Owners Rally – Las Vegas

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Hey Heartlanders,

This year’s Heartland Gives Back initiative (HGBi) will beneficiary will be Soldier’s Best Friend (SBF). SBF provides U.S. military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with Service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters. The veteran and dog train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once and inspires countless others.

It costs about $4,000 to train an animal to be put into the service of a veteran.

I’m throwing out this challenge to all Heartlanders in attendance…

We’re going to raise enough money to FULLY SPONSOR an animal to the benefit of a U.S. veteran. Are you with me? We can do this. If every rig gave just $30, we’d hit our target. Let’s do this Heartlanders!

Learn more about Soldier’s Best Friend here at this link.

Follow this link to the “latest” version of this Heartland Gives Back initiative.  A final version of the Agenda will be in your rally packets.

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2016 Rally Credentials (badges)

2016 North American Heartland Owners Rally – Las Vegas

A word about your Rally Credentials… Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort is very large and is open to the public. Most of our rally activities will be held at Oasis. In order to ensure that our rally events remain private, we ask that each registered rally attendee wear their rally credentials to all rally activities held at Oasis.

Rally credentials consist or a color printed plastic badge and a black lanyard. They’re made to be worn around your neck and with the badge in front. A rally credential has been included in your rally bag, one for each registered rally attendee. Below is an image of the badge.

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Thursday evening is a night off-campus for registered attendees. We’ll all be at the M Resort-Spa-Casino for dinner and entertainment. Here again, this venue is open to the public. So that we don’t have the public getting mixed in with our group in areas we’ve rented space for and for events we’ve paid for, please wear your rally credentials. Thank you for understanding.

Follow this link to the Rally Credentials flier.  A final version of the Agenda will be in your rally packets.

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‘Open House’ Delivers as Dealers Buy Up Product

‘Open House’ Delivers as Dealers Buy Up Product

September 21, 2016 by

The biggest event of the year for the largest recreational vehicle company in the world is off and running with new amenities as the top attractions.

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Dealers enjoy dinner at the RV Open House (Photo by Shawn Spence, RVBusiness Magazine)

As reported by the Elkhart Truth, Thor Industries Inc.’s 2016 Open House opened on Monday (Sept. 19) morning at the RV/MH Hall of Fame, giving dealers a good look at new models. By mid-morning a steady stream of dealers were going in and out of the more than 500 units on display.

“I come here every year,” said Doug Ross, who owns an RV dealership in Alberta, Canada. “Come here just to look around, buy some models for the coming year.”

That’s what the Open House is all about – making big sales so local RV manufacturers have orders to produce during the coming winter months. Between the open houses that Thor and rival Forest River Inc. are hosting this week in Elkhart, a projected $2 billion in sales could be completed.

For Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC, a subsidiary of Thor, the Open House sales can keep production lines busy until early spring.

“This is not only a big deal for the RV manufacturers. It is also a big deal for the suppliers and employees as well,” said Chris Hermon, president of Heartland.

Cruiser RV Initiatives Driving Marked Growth, Sales

Cruiser RV Initiatives Driving Marked Growth, Sales

September 20, 2016 by

Howe, Ind.-based Cruiser RV will mark its second anniversary in January 2017 since being acquired by Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC — a period that has been characterized by expansion into the West Coast market coupled with strategic growth internally.

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“The landscape has truly changed for Cruiser RV over the past 18 months,” Cruiser Senior General Manager Kyle Miller in a press release.

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Heartland’s Elkridge Fiver Intros ‘EuroLoft’ Bed Lift

Heartland’s Elkridge Fiver Intros ‘EuroLoft’ Bed Lift

September 20, 2016 by

Heartland RV’s upscale Elkridge fifth-wheel is debuting the smooth-gliding, suspended EuroLoft bed lift system during this week’s Elkhart RV Open House.

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Dyson Cordless Vacuum Featured on Road Warrior

Dyson Cordless Vacuum Featured on Road Warrior

 September 20, 2016 by

Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC will be offering the new Dyson V6 Origin premium cordless vacuum as a standard feature in its lineup of Road Warrior toy haulers.

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2016 Studio B Buffet

2016 North American Heartland Owners Rally – Las Vegas

We’re treating all registered rally attendees to “Dinner at the Studio B Buffet” at The M Hotel-Spa-Casino, just 15 minutes south of Oasis.

This meal is Thursday evening at 5 pm.

This should be a GREAT kickoff to the rally. A great meal followed by great entertainment!

Follow this link to the “latest” version of the Studio B flier.  A final version of the Agenda will be in your rally packets.

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2016 Agenda (Pre-Rally and Rally)

2016 North American Heartland Owners Rally – Las Vegas

The Pre-Rally and Rally Agenda is taking shape.  The Agenda will be refined daily up to the day I send it out for printing.

Once the Agenda document is final, the links in it will be active.

Follow this link to the “latest” version of the Agenda.  A final version of the Agenda will be in your rally packets.

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2016 Heartland Marketplace

2016 North American Heartland Owners Rally – Las Vegas

The Heartland Marketplace is taking shape.  Every venue is different in terms of their space offerings for rallies. Oasis has a small meeting room (Hollywood Room) that we will be using as our Heartland Marketplace. As such, we’ll have a small offering of vendors in the Marketplace Thursday and Friday only, 8 am to 4 pm. Please patronize our vendors each day and sit in on the few seminars and presentations they’ll be doing in the rally hall (Ballroom).

Follow this link to the “latest” version of the Heartland Marketplace vendor lineup and layout.  It’s likely to change before the start of the rally. A final version of the Heartland Marketplace will be in your rally packets.

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2016 Seminars and Presentations

2016 North American Heartland Owners Rally – Las Vegas

The Seminars and Presentations schedule is taking shape. In order to leave attendees as much free time to explore Las Vegas as possible, we’ll only be scheduling a few technical and lifestyle sessions.

Follow this link to view the “latest” version of the schedule. A final version will be included with your rally packets.

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