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20 Rescued from Flooding at Calif. Campground

January 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

At least 20 campers were trapped by flooding that washed away cabins and vehicles at the El Capitan Canyon and Resort Campground near the Pacific Coast in Southern California Friday (Jan. 20) morning, but all were safely rescued. The situation began to develop when floodwaters overtook parts of the campground just after 9 a.m. local time Friday morning. Some were trapped in their cars in the private campground’s parking lot, the report added. Crews worked quickly to extricate those trapped,... Read more

Ally and ‘RVB’ Recognize Charitable Windish RV

January 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Ally Financial Inc. and RVBusiness this week (Jan. 18) presented the 2016 Arthur J. Decio Humanitarian Award for exceptional charitable outreach to Windish RV Center of suburban Denver. Carolyn Windish Irwin, owner and president of the two-store Lakewood dealership which ranks as Colorado’s top towable retailer for seven years running, received the award for her selfless charitable contributions to the community. The Decio Award sponsored by Ally is named for legendary Skyline Corp. founder... Read more

Volunteers are Driving Force Behind Mass. Show

January 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Since 1962, an all-volunteer force has been planning, organizing and putting on the Springfield RV, Camping, & Outdoor Show, running Feb. 17-20 at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds in West Springfield, Mass. Back then, the event was held in one building on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield. Now billed as “the biggest, oldest and best family RV, camping and outdoor show in the Northeast,” the 55th annual event – traditionally held over Presidents... Read more

Lemonis Pulls Independence Bowl Sponsorship

January 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Independence Bowl officials have confirmed that Camping World has pulled out as title sponsor. “Camping World chose not to exercise the third and fourth year of our existing agreement and after a period of negotiations, we could not reach terms to continue,” said Bowl chairman Eric Barkley in a news conference called late Friday afternoon. Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis first confirmed the news to KSLA News 12 early Friday (Jan. 20) afternoon, saying he is disappointed that they... Read more

VIDEO 3: ROTV Heads to Vintages Trailer Resort

January 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

On this week’s “Rollin’ On TV” show, guest-host Bob Zagami talks with Robbie McClure of Livin-Lite and learns all about the company’s line of all aluminum trailers while also visiting parent company KZ-RV. Also, Jeff Johnston travels to The Vintages Trailer Resort in Dayton, Ore., where guests can spend a night or a week staying in a vintage RV. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Louisiana Show Expecting to Draw Around 5,000

January 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Tiffin Zephyr RVs, Heartland Prowler RVs, bay boats and pontoon boats are just some of the items for sale at the Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport and RV Show this weekend. For 19 years, the event has taken place inside the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. The Daily Comet reported that the three-day event typically sees around 5,000 people every year looking to buy an RV, boat, ATV, fishing tackle and a variety of other items related to the great outdoors. Among the show’s many offerings, RVs and... Read more

Ingrassia: Outdoor Roundtable Pushing Agenda

January 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Phil Ingrassia Editor’s Note: The following column by Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) President Phil Ingrassia, outlining the primary goals for the newly formed Outdoor Recreational Industry Roundtable, appears in the January issue of RV Executive Today. The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) is part of the recently formed Outdoor Recreational Industry Roundtable, which has released several white papers to the Trump transition team and congressional leaders outlining... Read more

Report: National Parks Visits Post Record in ’16

January 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such as Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from overcrowded roads and trails and increasing visitor misbehavior. The Associated Press reported that at many parks, visitors waited an hour or more in cars to get through entrance gates and then spent the day trying to outmaneuver fellow visitors for parking spots and room... Read more

Trump Inauguration Fills Cherry Hill Park in Md.

January 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Jodi DiTerlizzi of Stuart, Florida, at Cherry Hill Park campground ahead of the inauguration Not everyone booked a five-star hotel for this week’s inauguration events. As reported by WTOP TV, visitors flocked to the Cherry Hill Park campground in College Park, Md., where assistant general manager Chris Lim says there’s a bipartisan crowd: about 200 parties of Trump supporters, including Bikers for Trump, and 50 groups here for the Women’s March on Washington are settling in. The campground... Read more

Spartan Touts APS Safety Technology in Tampa

January 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Ron Kozel, Spartan sales and service technical support specialist, heads out on a test drive at Tampa Show Spartan Motors Inc. demonstrated its groundbreaking Advanced Protection System (APS) driver safety technology at the Florida RV SuperShow this week, complete with a simulated crash scenario in which an APS-enabled RV successfully avoids a collision without driver interference. A video of Spartan’s APS platform in action can be viewed by clicking here or scroll down the right side of... Read more

NERVDA Show Posts Record Gate, Strong Sales

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The Boston RV & Camping Expo drew record crowds The show season opened in New England with record crowds as the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA), in partnership with Paragon Group, hosted the Jan. 13-16 Boston RV & Camping Expo at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. “We knew from the start of the relationship that we had picked the best partner to produce our show and grow the relationship when we reorganized the Association four years ago,” noted Bob... Read more

Air Opus Inflating Camper Debuts at Calif. Show

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U.K.-based OPUS Camper announced that its new AIR OPUS inflating camper debuted at the ISE Sacramento Sportsman Show, running Jan. 19-22 in the Expo Center at the California State Fairgrounds. According to a press release, the AIR OPUS features air-pole technology, which converts a compact 13 1/2-foot trailer into a six-berth family camper in less than 90 seconds. Air-tent technology will remove any need for traditional poles to erect the camper, reducing total setup time from around 15 minutes... Read more

NCRVDA Rolls Out State’s Largest Show Today

January 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The North Carolina RV Dealers Association (NCRVDA) is hosting the state’s largest RV show at the Park Expo and Conference Center in Charlotte, opening today (Jan. 20) and running through Sunday. According to a press release, the show features 10 independent RV dealers from all over the state. More than 150 different types and brands of 2017 RVs will be on site offering new innovations and enhancements like touch screen control panels, travel trailers with auto leveling features, new hybrid popup... Read more

‘Protective’ Renews RV Learning Center Pledge

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Protective Asset Protection, part of the financial services company Protective Life Corp., has made its annual commitment to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. According to a press release, the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) has exclusively endorsed Protective’s XtraRide service contract program since 1992, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the endorsement in 2017. “We are proud to have tremendous support from a company that is nationally known for its commitment to both its... Read more

Winnebago Sponsors ‘GoPetFriendly.com’ Tour

January 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Winnebago Industries Inc. has partnered with GoPetFriendly.com on the “Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip Across the U.S.” According to a release, as a sponsor of the 15,000-mile RV tour, Winnebago will celebrate with GoPetFriendly.com as they spread a message promoting pet travel and safety to pet lovers nationwide. In addition to visiting the No. 1 pet-friendly attraction in each of the lower 48 states, GoPetFriendly.com will hold 17 free, live, and open-to-the-public events as part of... Read more

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