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‘Go RVing’ Facebook Video Draws Record Views

May 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The Go RVing campaign released the “Unexpected” series teaser video on Facebook last weekend, which smashed previous campaign audience records with more than 1.5 million views in its first two days online. According to a press release, it’s the first Go RVing-created video to surpass 1 million views. To view the video click here. The “Unexpected” teaser, which invites the audience to follow professional adventure athlete Brody Leven as he takes four adventures in four... Read more

Furrion Brings ‘Silicon Valley’ Culture to Elkhart

May 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Furrion is not your typical RV components manufacturer. “We kind of call it the ‘Google-esque’ company of Indiana and Elkhart,” said Matt Petrill,  Furrion’s vice president of operations, noting that the electronics and appliance supplier has 45 employees at its Elkhart, Ind., headquarters. According to an ABC 57 report, when you walk around the shiny, new showrooms and offices, you might think you’ve arrived in Silicon Valley. “Our mission statement is to be future... Read more

DCA is Partnering With M. Group to Serve SoCal

May 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

DCA and M. Group Logistics staff RV and manufactured housing supplier Dave Carter & Associates Inc. (DCA) announced its latest location in Riverside, Calif., partnering with M. Group Logistics Inc. to serve the Southern California markets.   “The decision to join M. Group Logistic for warehousing and Logistics is a win-win for each company,” said John Curran, president of DCA, in a press release. “M. Group specializes in logistics and warehousing throughout southern California... Read more

NMMA: Powerboat Sales Set 10-Year High in ’17

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Data released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) show that unit sales of new powerboats increased 5% in 2017, reaching 262,000, the highest levels the U.S. recreational boating industry has seen in 10 years. Boating Industry reported that total marine expenditures were at an all-time high in 2017 at $39 billion (spending on new boats, engines, trailers, accessories and services), up 7% from 2016. Boat manufacturers are expanding capacity to meet this demand —... Read more

Sika Will Host First ‘Driving Technologies Event’

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Adhesives and sealant supplier Sika Corp. announced that its first-ever Sika Driving Technologies event will be held on June 20 in Elkhart, Ind.   According to a press release, Sika Driving Technologies will focus on demonstrating industry-leading technologies used in vehicle sealing, bonding, acoustic damping and other applications. The event will also present an overview of current and future manufacturing methods that can employ Sika technologies to increase production, reduce labor... Read more

RVezy Insurance Now Valid Throughout Canada

May 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Canadian owned and operated RVezy.com continues to grow the sharing economy with the announcement of a nationwide full insurance offering. Founded in August of 2016, RVezy was able to provide insurance to all RVs registered in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta and Quebec last year. Those RVs were rented by hundreds of travelers to Canada, and the insurance provided coverage to travel anywhere in North America. RVezy’s new policy provides coverage to... Read more

RVC Outdoor Names Lauland As New President

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RVC Outdoor Destinations, a provider of high-quality outdoor hospitality in the United States, has announced the appointment of Lloyd Lauland as its new president. According to a press release, Andy Cates will continue his role as CEO and general partner. Yale Spina will continue in his operations role during this transition and will be shifting his focus to business development as he supports RVC’s efforts to add more resorts to its strong existing portfolio of high-quality outdoor destinations. “We’re... Read more

Cummins Recognized for Diversity for 12th Year

May 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

DiversityInc has named Cummins Inc. one of the Top 50 Companies for siversity for a 12th consecutive year. Cummins ranked No. 12 on the 2018 annual list, which included more than 1,000 participating companies. “The more we grow and expand globally, the more important it is that we attract and develop employees from around the world who have the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the markets in which we do business,” said Kelley Bertoux Creveling, executive director –... Read more

Thor Cracks ‘Fortune 500 List’ For the First Time

May 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Eight companies headquartered in Indiana made Fortune magazine’s updated list of the 500 businesses with the most revenue in the U.S. The Indianapolis Star reported that seven of the Hoosier companies on the list had previously cracked the top 500 at least once. But a manufacturer of recreational vehicles based in Elkhart, Ind., cracked the list for the first time this year. Thor Industries jumped from No. 540 in 2017 to No. 392 in 2018. Fortune says the... Read more

Report: How Long Will RV Boom Last in Elkhart?

May 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Indiana’s Elkhart County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, just 2.2%. Many say the area is thriving, calling it a community on the rise, but just how long can that last? WSBT reported that it’s been 10 years since one of the worst recessions in history. While the rest of the country was suffering from the 2008 recession, Elkhart County seemed to be in a depression. The workforce depended on the RV industry. When things went bad, the first thing people stopped buying... Read more

Texas Firm’s Kit Converts Wrangler into Camper

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Red River Rigs’ American Safari JXL The Jeep Wrangler is the off-road icon in the United States, but it’s not a super-popular base for overland expedition rigs. You can tow a trailer with it, or top it with a roof-top tent, but full-blown Wrangler motorhome conversions remain fairly rare. According to a New Atlas report, Texas-based Red River Rigs hopes to change that by bringing the American Safari JXL to market. The bolt-on kit not only puts a four-sleeper pop-up camper on... Read more

Thor Attorney: Buyer Beware Of Montana LLC’s

May 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

As attractive as the offer may sound, a Montana firm’s ongoing offer to provide prospective RV buyers with a means of avoiding state taxes and lowering the initial cost of RV ownership by setting up an LLC in Montana, as reported in Monday’s (May 21) RVBUSINESS.com news feed, does not pass muster in the Hoosier State, reports Trevor Gasper, corporate counsel for Elkhart, Ind.-based Thor Industries Inc. RV enthusiasts attending the recent FMCA rally in Georgia were offered promotional... Read more

GasBuddy: Gas Prices to Impact Summer Travel

May 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Rising gas prices have put a crimp in travel plans this summer as more Americans are planning staycations instead of hitting the road, according to GasBuddy’s 2018 Summer Travel survey. GasBuddy reported in a release that the annual survey showed only 58% of participants said they will take a road trip this summer, a 24% decrease from last year, while 39% cited high gas prices for impacting their summer travel decisions, compared to 19% in 2017. The decrease in motorist’s appetite to hit the... Read more

Trump Annuls CFPB ‘Vehicle Lending Guidance’

May 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

President Donald Trump has signed joint resolution, S.J.Res. 57, rescinding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) vehicle finance guidance, according to an update from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA). The legislation was supported by RVDA, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), RV Industry Association (RVIA), and other industry allies. In 2013, despite Congress exempting RV dealers and most auto dealers from the CFPB’s jurisdiction under the... Read more

Air Lift Debuts LoadLifter 7500 XL for Ram 2500

May 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Air Lift announced the launch of its LoadLifter 7500 XL, now available for 2014-2018 two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive RAM 2500 pickups. Providing up to 7,500 pounds of load-leveling capacity, the 7500 XL is Air Lift’s heaviest-duty load support solution, able to provide all the same benefits as other Air Lift load support products but at lower air pressures, resulting in increased ride comfort. According to a press release, the LoadLifter 7500 XL series features a pair of seven-inch, double-convoluted... Read more

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