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RV Care Network sale bannerRV Care network of dealers is holding its national sale of RV parts and supplies this week with over 40 dealers across Canada participating. The event will run through May 20 during Canada’s Victoria Day extended weekend.

RV Care said that a selection of popular products are featured at excellent retail prices in all participating locations. In addition each location has their own in-store specials and spring service specials to help customers prepare for the start of the Canadian RV season.

“We’re a national dealer network so it makes sense to offer our customers a national sale,” said Don Sneyd of Ruston RV Center in Burlington, Ontario. “Using our collective volume and working with our partners at Coast and Dometic, we’re pleased to provide our customers with the best prices they’ll see all year on products they need to start the season.”

Parts managers and dealers throughout the network will be utilizing marketing materials provided by RV Care in store while also promoting the event on their websites and sending emails/mail-outs to their customers. “Being part of something bigger truly is better when it means we can provide our customers with the best prices on products they want and need,” said Peter McAuliffe, parts manager at Vellner Leisure Products in Red Deer, Alberta.

In addition to the local advertising by the dealers, all national online advertising done by RV Care has been converted to promote the sale. Website activity has spiked as a result indicating strong interest and the potential for strong sales over the next 10 days.

The RV Care network is the largest network of independent RV dealers with locations across Canada that are committed to helping the traveling customers of all RV Care and Priority RV Network dealerships.

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A former executive of the Berkshire Hathaway-owned Forrest River RV recently filed a lawsuit after he was denied the CEO position and fired from the company. The former exec, Brad Mart, said he helped orchestrate the $800 million sale of the RV manufacturer in 2005 by simply submitting a two-page summary of the business to Warren Buffett, who “surprisingly” called Mart a few hours later and bought the RV manufacturer shortly after.

“Mart was surprised that Buffett made the decision to purchase the company with virtually no due diligence, including no onsite visit to Forest River,” he said in the complaint.

But the real charges come against former Forest River owner and current CEO Peter Liegl, who Mart accuses of taking cash from factory vending machines and depositing it in his personal bank account. If that wasn’t enough of a crime, Mart also says Liegl keeps Forest River employees on the payroll even though they had retired and required the company to purchase RV parts and supplies from National Supply, a company wholly-owned by Liegl, at inflated prices, “pouring millions of dollars into Liegl’s pockets over a period of years,” according to the complaint.

Mart said he talked to Buffett six times in 2008 about the alleged frauds committed by Liegl, but the Berkshire chairman said through an assistant that, “he just can’t get involved in issues like this at subsidiaries.”

“Mr. Mart did not alert Mr. Buffett to any unethical, fraudulent or illegal activities” at Forest River, a Berkshire Secretary said in an interview with Bloomberg News. “In the course of the investigation, these allegations came to light,” Krutter said of the fraud claims. “My investigation did not identify any fraudulent, unethical or illegal activities.” the secretary said he’s seen “no evidence or indication” that allegations of death threats from Liegl are valid, and that the reasons for Mart’s dismissal aren’t related to his claims.

Read Complaint Against Berrkshire filed by Brad Mart

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