Adventures Northwest is Top Airstream Dealer

May 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Airstream Adventures Northwest celebrates Top Dealer Award Airstream Adventures Northwest was the big winner Wednesday (May 25) night as the Jackson Center, Ohio-based manufacturer honored its top dealers during an awards banquet as part of its 2016 Dealer Meeting in Columbus, Ohio. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the home page). The meeting, which also included the introduction of Airstream’s 2017 models and several new dealer programs, wraps up today with... Read more

Airstream’s ’16 Dealer Meeting Gets Underway

May 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

About 150 people attending the May 24-26 Airstream Dealer Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, enjoyed a reception and dinner, sponsored by Ally Financial, Tuesday (May 24) evening at the Franklin Park Observatory on the grounds of the Columbus Botanical Gardens. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the home page). Prior to dinner, Airstream President Bob Wheeler and Vice President of Sales Justin Humphreys welcomed everyone to Columbus and hinted at exciting new product that... Read more

VIDEO 1: Tin Can Tourists Rally Outside Detroit

May 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Tin Can Tourists, the vintage RV owners group that can trace its roots back to 1919, participated in the 19th Annual Official TCT Gathering May 19-22 at Camp Dearborn in Milford, Mich. Forrest Bone, credited with reviving the group in 1998 after a 14-year period of dormancy, took time during the rally to discuss the origins of Tin Can Tourists and the appeal of vintage RVs with To view the video scroll to the right side of the home page.  Read More →

The BUZZ: Kerola Group Revives Hi-Lo Brand

May 20, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In reintroducing the Hi-Lo brand to the North American recreational vehicle marketplace, William “Bill” Kerola, owner and president of The Kerola Group, said his company plans to sell Hi-Lo Trailers directly to consumers for the time being. But he said the company is still considering whether to develop a dealer base for the iconic telescoping towable that traces its roots back to 1956. The Kerola Group, which in 2014 acquired the trademark, designs and intellectual property for the Hi-Lo trailer,... Read more

RVIA NHTSA Seminar is Available on YouTube

May 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The NHTSA reporting seminar, hosted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Standards Department on May 4 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., is now available on YouTube. To view the series of videos click here. The seminar, which drew over 300 people, was designed to offer an overview on NHTSA and its major processes that affect the RV industry. In addition, the goals were to educate industry suppliers and OEMs about critical federal reporting requirements and best practices... Read more

Grand Design RV Hosts Pence for Dedication

May 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Grand Design Recreational Vehicles Co. welcomed Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb to its Middlebury, Ind., complex today (May 12) for a ground-breaking ceremony commemorating the construction of two 110,000-square-foot buildings.  This was the second time the governor has visited Grand Design for such an occasion, and he took the opportunity to salute Don Clark, his partners Ron and Bill Fenech, plus the three-year-old company’s 800-plus employees for having grown so quickly.... Read more

MARVAC Event to Honor Retiring Tim DeWitt

May 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Tim DeWitt A reception to honor Tim DeWitt, who will retire as the longtime executive director of the Michigan Association of RVs and Campgrounds (MARVAC), will take place June 13 following the 21st annual HARVEST Golf Outing June 13 at the Mystic Creek golf course in Milford, Mich. In addition, MARVAC recently launched its new website, developed with VP Demand Creation of Traverse City, Mich., which also produced the association’s campground directory with a similar design and style. DeWitt began... Read more

Q&A: Woodbury Rolls out New

May 6, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Chuck Woodbury, one of the leading sources for RV consumer news and information, recently debuted a revamped website – the latest step in a significant transformation for the 17-year-old company that at one time was selling about a $1 million worth of books, buying guides and other RV-related publications to consumers. Chuck Woodbury, editor and publisher of, said the company had to shift its business model after people stopped buying books, instead opting for the immediacy... Read more

‘Giant Recreation World’ Readying for Growth

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Giant Recreation World management along with Palm Bay city officials break ground on the new site Two of Giant Recreation World’s three central Florida dealership locations will soon be relocating into larger facilities. In about a month, the Ormond Beach store will move into a new site just a few miles up U.S. 1 at the Destination Daytona complex on the I-95 interchange. Later this year the Melbourne location will open for business at its new location in Palm Bay, also situated along I-95. The... Read more

Wave Express Marks Opening of New Facility

May 4, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Wave Express, an RV transport company in Goshen, Ind., celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday (May 3) at its new location along U.S. 33 south of town. The 14-acre property was previously the site of McIntosh Show Landscapes, which Wave Express owners Dorian and Anita Carpenter developed as the new site for its 100-driver transport company. In addition, the property will house the newly opened Outer Limits Diesel Performance, a diesel engine repair shop, and 1st Choice RV, a 2,500-square-foot... Read more

Ramblin’ Pushers Host ‘Maintenance Session’

May 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Holiday Rambler diesel pushers line the Elkhart County Fairgrounds for the “2016 Maintenance Session” Some 400-plus members of the Ramblin’ Pushers 419, a Holiday Ramblers special interest owners club, converged on the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind., for the “2016 Maintenance Session.” (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the home page). The six-day event, which closes today (May 4), features more than 100 technical and educational seminars,... Read more

‘RVwest’ Launches a New Mobile-Friendly Site

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RVwest, a western Canada publisher of RV and camping information, announced the redesign of its website. “At first glance, we hope you’ll notice that the site is cleaner and better looking. When you spend some time on it, we also hope you’ll see how much easier it is to use, whether it’s on your tablet, smartphone or computer,” said Keith Powell, publisher, in a press release. To find something specific, use the search bar located in the top right-hand corner of the website. To the left... Read more

Pleasant Valley Breaking Ground On Expansion

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Pleasant Valley breaks ground on expansion About 15 months after moving into a new $2.5 million, 65,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, Pleasant Valley Teardrop Trailers in Sugarcreek, Ohio, has broken ground on a 91,639-square-foot expansion project. CEO Scott Hubble told nearly all of the new space would be used to increase production capacity for the company’s retro-looking teardrop trailers, such as the T@B and T@G, which are designed and built by Pleasant Valley and marketed... Read more

Hershey Show Space Sold Out in Record Time

April 22, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Attendees packed the expansive Giant Center for last year’s America’s Largest RV Show (Photo by Kirk Zutell) In yet another sign the RV industry continues to gain momentum, exhibitor space for this year’s “America’s Largest RV Show” has sold out quicker than ever before. Hosted by the Pennsylvania RV & Camping Association (PRVCA), the Hershey Show is one of the industry’s marquee events that last year attracted a record gate of 52,191 people – second only to the... Read more

The BUZZ: Dodd RV Marking 60th Anniversary

April 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

George and Jamie Dodd In 1956, the price of gas was 23 cents per gallon, the average income was $4,454, Norma Jean Mortenson legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe and Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act, creating the Interstate Highway System. And, on Jan 6, 1956, George Dodd, while still a student at Old Dominion University, bought the neighborhood Texaco gas station in Portsmouth, Va. After a series of fortunate events, and “an abiding faith in God and a business... Read more

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