CWRV Honors Drivers at Fifth ‘Appreciation Day’

September 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

CWRV drivers gathered outside the RV Hall of Fame for a group photo CWRV Transport held its annual tribute Thursday (Sept. 6) for its fleet of contractors, recognizing the dedication, and the sacrifices, exhibited by its employees with the fifth Driver Appreciation Day at the RV/MH Hall of Fame Event and Conference Center. “The focus of the day is all about our contractors,” said Rob Jackson, president of CWRV, which oversees a fleet of drivers charged with ensuring timely delivery of product... Read more

Lazydays Helps Donate Car For a Deserving Youth

August 31, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Staff from Lazydays Employee Foundation and Wheels of Success as well as members from the press gathered for a special car presentation to an 18 year-old college student at St. Petersburg College and former foster care youth. According to a press release, Wheels of Success provides personal transportation solutions by partnering with the community in a circle of support. Thanks to a car donation from a local resident along with funding for the repairs through a grant from the Lazydays Employee Foundation,... Read more

Grand Design Owners Rally Attracts 800 to Goshen

August 30, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Over 800 Grand Design enthusiasts are interacting with management and taking part in a host of activities and seminars as part of this week’s 5th Annual Indiana Owners Rally at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen. The event opened Tuesday (Aug. 28) and concludes on Friday. Tom Holt, marketing communications manager for Grand Design Recreation Vehicles, told that around 385 rigs were set up at the fairground’s expansive camping area. He noted that the event is strictly... Read more

Open House ‘Supplier Exhibition’ Gaining Steam

August 24, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The pieces appear to be falling in place for the inaugural “RV Supplier and Vendor Exhibition,” a concept conceived by West Coast marketing firm CIRV that would introduce a new element to the Sept. 24-28 Elkhart RV Open House. “We currently have 49 booths locked in and there are several companies that are very close to committing,” said Randall Jeremiah, partner for CIRV which is aggressively signing on exhibitors. “All in all we’re pretty happy with where we are, especially considering... Read more

Camping World Offers RV Intelligence Level Tool

August 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

RV Intelligence announced that Camping World is now carrying the WoBLR, The “World’s Best Level for RVs.”   According to a press release, the time-saving device is a level measuring tool that pairs to a smartphone, allowing the RV owner to level his or her RV quickly and easily. “We have been getting feedback and seeking opinions from local Camping World staff from the beginning. Now our products will be on their shelf, full circle in just one year,” stated co-founder Herb Gingold,... Read more

PRVCA Primed For a Record Gate at Hershey Show

August 14, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

All the traditional benchmarks seem to be pointing toward a record-setting turnout for this year’s 50th edition of America’s Largest RV Show, slated for Sept. 12-16 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. As usual, however, the one looming unknown is the weather. “I put in my order a year ago for good weather,” said Heather Leach, executive director for the host Pennsylvania RV & Camping Association (PRVCA), noting that the organization is aiming to surpass last year’s attendance high of... Read more

Rains Delay IMHA-RVIC Show; Reset for Aug. 16-19

August 14, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Due to severe weather last week that flooded the grounds at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., the Midwest RV Super Show has been rescheduled for Aug. 16-19. The event, hosted by the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC), was originally slated to run Aug. 9-12. Matt Rose, director of recreation vehicles for the RVIC, told that most of the RVs were moved in Sunday (Aug. 5) night and Monday, but that “torrential downpours” Tuesday... Read more

Go RVing’s Dealer Tie-in Program Marks 21st Year

August 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Currently marking its 21st year, the Go RVing dealer tie-in program continues to provide a bridge between industry retailers and a growing RV community, helping drive traffic to retailers’ doors and ultimately spark sales. “The tie-in program is designed to help dealers leverage their connection with consumers,” noted Karen Redfern, vice president, brand marketing communications, for Go RVing. “Our goal is to help draw consumers to the dealership and hopefully get them started on their RV... Read more

NATDA Outlines Trade Show’s Dealer Education

July 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) will unveil one of its most extensive dealer education lineups to date at the 2018 NATDA Trade Show & Convention, according to a press release. Held annually the day prior to the NATDA Trade Show’s official opening, NATDA’s dealer education seminars will offer high-profile speakers and provide information that any dealership can apply to its overall business operations. The schedule include: On Sept. 6, Bob Clements International... Read more

FMCA Opens 98th Convention, Expo in Wyoming

July 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

FMCA Executive Director Chris Smith It’s been five years since FMCA congregated on the expansive grounds of the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities in Gillette, Wyo., for its annual International Convention & Expo. And, as officials engaged in final preparations Tuesday for a projected 1,550 to 1,600 rigs at the July 18-21 98th convention, Executive Director Chris Smith reflected on the organization’s upward path during that pivotal period that has resulted in increased membership and... Read more

Forest River Eyeing 8th West Coast Open House

July 2, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Forest River Inc. executives overseeing the company’s western operations are readying to welcome more than 200 dealer personnel to its 8th Annual Dealer Open House, designed to showcase 2019 product while also reinforcing and rebuilding relationships with a growing dealer network. The gathering, slated for Aug. 22-23, is being moved this year from the company’s Harrisburg, Ore., complex to Spirit Mountain Grand Ronde located about a half-hour from Portland. “We wanted to give our dealers more... Read more

Ashurst: RV Aftermarket Key Segment for RVIA

June 28, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIA’s James Ashurst Assuming oversight for the first year of the RV Aftermarket Conference, the RV Industry Association faithfully followed the long-time model crafted by the RV Aftermarket Association (RVAA) while introducing features that “enhanced the product for all attendees,” according to RVIA Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing James Ashurst. The conference is slated to run Aug. 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Fla. “When... Read more

CRVA Meeting Takes Aim At Looming Tariff Issue

June 25, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

CRVA executives tackle issues at organization’s General Meeting (Photo provided by RV Dealer News) While admiring the grandeur on display at one of North America’s most picturesque coastlines, administrators for the Canadian Recreation Vehicle Association (CRVA) tackled some burning issues during its June 19-21 Annual General Meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland. “We had never traveled to Newfoundland to hold our board meetings,” said CRVA Executive Chairman Shane Devenish, noting the... Read more

Olstrom Coach Opens Service Center in Tucson

June 6, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Eric Olstrom Olstrom Custom Coach LLC announced the opening of its Tucson, Ariz., service center. According to a press release, the business services all brands of coaches, including Country Coach, Monaco, Beaver, Newmar, Millennium Coach and Newell. Service specialists are” well-versed in motorcoach electronics, hydraulics, hydronics and chassis systems.” Services include complete remodels, chassis care, generators, water pumps, fuel pumps, belts, inverter, SilverLeaf Tier 1 Certified,... Read more

VIDEO 1: Starcraft RV ‘Mossy Oak’ Travel Trailer

June 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Marc Hauser, vice president of sales and product development for Jayco towable divisions, and Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland, Mossy Oak’s vice president of media services, promote the new Starcraft Mossy Oak travel trailer. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.  Read More →

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