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FMCA’s 92nd Family Reunion Starting Off Strong

July 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

About 3,500 people and 1,400 motorhomes have descended upon Wisconsin’s capital city for the 92nd Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase hosted by the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA). Dubbed “Escape to Wisconsin,” the annual four-day event began Wednesday (July 29) and runs through Aug. 1 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. One of the rally’s first events was the Wednesday night preview of the Motorhome Showcase, which featured 100 or so coaches on display by area dealers and manufacturers... Read more

Forest River Sees West Coast Open House Grow

July 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Forest River Inc.’s West Coast Operations is expecting between 150-200 dealership personnel to attend its upcoming West Coast Open House, set for Aug. 18-20 at its manufacturing plant in Harrisburg, Ore. Paul Eskritt, a general manager for Forest River, said the company would have as many as 100 units displayed during the three-day open house – mostly towables built by Forest River’s West Coast Operations located in Oregon and California along with a number of other towables and motorhomes... Read more

Changes Made in RV Tech Certification Program

July 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Sharonne Lee Taking a candidate test is no longer a mandatory first step as part of the industry’s RV Service Technician Certification Program, according to Sharonne Lee, senior director of education for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). In addition, the amount of education training hours required for recertification was reduced from 40 to 20 hours, provided the technician has met the continued employment requirement of having worked in the RV industry for at least four of the... Read more

Tin Can Tourists Set to Tour Northern Michigan

July 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Vintage campers will be on display during the tour History buffs, camping enthusiasts and the public are invited to a unique opportunity to explore and learn about 30 vintage campers during the Tin Can Tourists’ northern Michigan state vintage camper tour, July 24-Aug. 8. The Tin Can Tourists, a vintage trailer and motorcoach club that’s open to all makes and models of campers at least 25 years old, has planned a caravan with stops at nine Michigan State Parks, many of which are in the Upper... Read more

RV One To Sell Winnebago Motorized Products

July 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

RV One Superstores Inc., with five locations in Florida, New York and Iowa, has announced it will begin selling motorized products manufactured by Winnebago Industries Inc. According to a company announcement, RV One will offer 2016 Winnebago gas and diesel motorhomes beginning with the Largest Motor Home Show in New York State. The consumer show will run July 31 to Aug. 2 at the Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona N.Y.  In the same announcement, RV One spokesmen said the retailer surpassed... Read more

ARVC Michigan Executive Director Touring State

July 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Lori Tews (middle row, second from left) is touring Michigan’s campgrounds. Lori Tews, executive director for the Michigan Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC Michigan), already has had one very busy summer – and it’s not even close to being done yet. Tews, who’s been in her position since 2013, spent several days in June and drove a little less than 1,200 miles while visiting 42 campgrounds in the southwest part of Michigan – including 16 in one day. She will take off on... Read more

Windish RV Center Plans Opening of 3rd Outlet

July 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Jim Humble Windish RV Center, a full-service motorized and towables dealer, will open a third Colorado location sometime next summer. The new store will be located on an 11-acre parcel in Fountain, Colo., just south of Colorado Springs on Interstate 25 and next door to the Colorado Springs Kampgrounds of America (KOA) park. A recipient of a 2014 RVB Top 50 Dealers in North America award, Windish RV Center already has locations in Lakewood/Denver and Longmont, Colo. The Colorado Springs location... Read more

Lippert Debuts RV Lifestyle Consumer Magazine

July 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In an effort to bolster its aftermarket business, Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) has published a consumer RV lifestyle magazine, which is being distributed free of charge via participating dealers. Called “RV Open Road,” the magazine features editorial content designed to help consumers better enjoy their RVing experience as well as advertisements showcasing a number of LCI’s myriad RV products. In addition, there’s a digital version of the magazine people can view online at the RV Open Road... Read more

Campers Inn Buys Clem’s, Media Camping Center

July 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Campers Inn RV, headquartered in Kingston, N.H., and one of the nation’s largest family-owned RV dealerships, has acquired Media Camping Center in Hatfield, Pa. and Clem’s RV & Trailer Sales in Stafford, Va., and Ellwood City, Pa. In addition, Jeff Hirsch, president of Campers Inn RV, hinted that there could be more acquisitions to be announced in the near future. Terms of the deals were not disclosed and Media Camping Center’s location in Media, Pa., is not part of the acquisition and... Read more

Campgrounds Find Normalcy with Manhunt Over

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Things are slowly returning to normal for campgrounds in upstate New York, where escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat were on the loose for three weeks. The two escaped June 6 from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., allegedly with the assistance of at least one prison employee. After an intensive manhunt by multiple law enforcement agencies, Matt was shot and killed by police June 26. Two days later, Sweat was shot and captured by police. Matt was found nine miles from... Read more

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