RVB’s Big Day: TV Show & An Industry Party

November 13, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Call it RVB’s “Big Day” — Thursday, Nov. 29. First up at 3-5:30 p.m. is the taping of the “RVBusiness RV of the Year Award” show produced by “Rollin’ On TV” at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind. — a four-year-old show hosted before a studio audience in which RVB Managing Editor Rick Kessler and ABC 57 news and sports anchor Alison Hayes showcase Forest River’s Vengeance Touring Edition 385FKS fifth-wheel... Read more

Haydocy Plans RV Resort Next to Ohio Casino

October 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

A hotel next to Hollywood Casino Columbus in Ohio may still be years away, but visitors will soon get another option for staying next door to the West Side casino. The Columbus Dispatch reported that the owner of Haydocy Airstream & RV plans a $6 million “upscale RV resort” on 20 acres between his W. Broad Street dealership and the casino. The park, called Road Adventures Resort, would include a clubhouse with grab-and-go food, a fitness center and a saltwater lagoon. Visitors will be able... Read more

RVIA’s ’18 California Show Draws in Record Gate

October 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

RVs cover the grounds at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona Despite a steady rain and cooler weather on the final weekend of the 10-day 66th California RV Show, the event registered an all-time attendance record of 40,191 at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona, edging out last year’s high mark of 40,167. “Opening weekend we had approximately 8,500 people on Saturday — which is typically our strongest day — and then around 7,600 on Sunday,” said Tom Gaither, western show director for the... Read more

Distributors Keystone, NTP-STAG Adding Yakima

October 13, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Yakima Products Inc., a supplier of vehicle racks and cargo solutions, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. and NTP-STAG as the brand’s exclusive distributors for the automotive and RV aftermarket channel.   “Growing the automotive aftermarket and RV channels are among our top priorities, and we’re excited to partner with an industry leader like Keystone. This new alliance will streamline and enhance the retailer experience for Keystone and... Read more

California RV Show’s Gate Up 4% At Midway Point

October 11, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Huge Ferris wheel is a draw at Pomona show As the ten-day 66th California RV Show reached the midway point Wednesday (Oct. 10), organizers are pointing toward another strong-selling event driven by textbook West Coast weather and a buyers market that appears to still have legs. “I have to say everything is going our way,” said Tom Gaither, Western show director for the host RV Industry Association (RVIA), noting Wednesday that attendance was up around 4% and on pace to top last year’s mark... Read more

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

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