Lindbergh’s Trailer Joins Hall of Fame Collection

November 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Darryl Searer, chairman and president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum, announced famed aviator Charles A. Lindbergh’s personal 1939 travel trailer is now part of the facility’s historic RV collection. The Lindbergh trailer valued at approximately $200,000 was donated to the museum by Californian Dennis Gibbs. According to a press release, Gibbs said that the trailer has never been refurbished and remains in its original condition. Designed in San Carlos, Calif., by an engineer of... Read more

Coach-Net Will Utilize Velvac’s ‘Road-iQ’ System

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Coach-Net, a provider of RV-specific OEM roadside assistance, has partnered with RV vision system suppler Velvac Inc. to provide safety and security services to RV owners. According to a press release, the new services coincides with the launch of Velvac’s new Road-iQ system. Coach-net utilizes Road-iQ’s 4G LTE cellular services and diagnostic features to offer a cloud-based service program called Smart Protect — one of the RV industry’s first fully connected vehicle solution.  “We’re... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving from the RVBusiness Staff

November 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment will not be publishing today and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. The site will be up and running on Saturday and delivering the latest breaking news from the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., next week. Have a safe and happy holiday.  Read More →

Aliner Launching ’16 Somerset Folding Campers

November 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Mount Pleasant, Pa.-based Columbia Northwest Inc. will be rolling out several new camping trailers in its Somerset line at the National RV Trade Show, Dec. 1-3 in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, the company will display its full lineup in Booth No. 1515 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The manufacturer of the popular Aliner camping trailer purchased the intellectual property for the Coleman and Fleetwood folding trailers in 2011 and subsequently launched the Somerset brand. According... Read more

Lance To Intro Product, at RVIA

November 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. will be introducing several new products while also launching its Lance Gear website as part of the Dec. 1-3 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. “Great product that creates strong consumer demand will always be the key to success. We are not planning on resting on our laurels,” stated National Sales Manager Gary Conley in a press release. “In addition to our all new 650 truck camper, designed for half-ton short bed trucks, we will be introducing two... Read more

Tents For Troops Aligns with Escapees RV Parks

November 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Tents for Troops announced that Travis Carr, vice president of Rainbow Parks, has enrolled several of their Escapees Club RV parks with the Tents for Troops program. According to a press release, the parks enrolled include Turkey Creek, Hollister, Mo.; North Ranch, Congress, Ariz.; Raccoon Valley RV Park, Heiskell, Tenn.; Rainbow Plantation, Summerdale, Ala.; Sumter Oaks, Bushnell, Fla.; Dream Catcher RV Park, Deming, N.M.; and Rainbow’s End, Livingston, Texas.  “These are fantastic parks... Read more

Renegade to Unveil Verona LE During Louisville

November 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Bristol, Ind.-based Renegade RV will be unveiling the Verona LE Super C motorcoach during the Dec. 1-3 National RV Trade Show  in Louisville, Ky., the company reported in a press release. Capitalizing on the strong response earlier this year to the launch of the family-friendly Verona motorhome, Renegade will be giving dealers the first look at the new Verona LE 40LTS model. Equipped with a Freightliner M2 Business Class chassis and Cummins ISL9 diesel engine, Verona LE will offer an extensive... Read more

Report: Dometic Raises $528M From Initial IPO

November 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dometic Group, a Swedish maker of appliances for boats and recreational vehicles, said today (Nov. 25) it had raised around $528 million in its initial public offering in Stockholm. According to the nedw York Times, the company is being taken public by the Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners, which acquired Dometic in 2011. EQT previously invested in Dometic between 2001 and 2005. The offering on Wednesday valued Dometic at about $1.6 billion. “The listing is a key milestone for the company,... Read more

RVIA: October Shipments Set 40-Plus Year High

November 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

RV wholesale shipments tracked by RVIA posted the highest October total in more than 40 years with 33,843 units shipped last month, 21% higher than September 2015 and 4.6% greater than October 2014. On a seasonally adjusted basis, October’s total reached above 405,000 units annualized. Through October, RV wholesale shipments have reached 318,892 units for 2015, 5% ahead of this point last year. The 10-month shipment totals this year are running at an annualized rate of 370,000 units, making... Read more

VIDEO 1: Lance Execs Preview Louisville Show

November 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. President Jack Cole and Gary Conley, national sales manager, preview the company’s product lineup for the Dec. 1-3 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.  Read More →

Fleetwood Highlights Louisville Product Rollouts

November 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Allied Recreation Group’s (ARG) Decatur, Ind.-based Fleetwood RV brand will showcase its Pace Arrow Class A, an iconic nameplate and Fleetwood’s latest introduction into the diesel marketplace, during the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s National RV Trade Show Dec. 1-3 in Louisville at its display. First launched at the Elkhart RV Open House, the all-new 340-hp, 2016 Pace Arrow LXE 38K, featuring a bath-and-a-half, triple slideout floorplan available in Aztec Quartz décor, will... Read more

Jayco Expands ‘Parts Warehouse’ in Middlebury

November 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Jayco Inc. has broken ground on a building project that will add 36,000 square feet to the parts warehouse area in its customer service department. “We’ve seen significant growth across all of our divisions and were in need of increased space to serve our dealers and retail customers to the best of our ability and to continue to set the standard for the industry,” said Dave Eash, vice president of customer service towables and Jayco corporate parts, in a press release. The expanded parts warehouse... Read more

Lippert will Intro Product, Offer Support at RVIA

November 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced today (Nov. 25) that it will showcase several innovative new products and provide comprehensive customer support, including product training classes, at the Dec. 1-3 National Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, LCI technicians will be on hand throughout the show to answer any product questions and receive customer feedback. Specifically, LCI will be leading product training from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. LCI’s new products... Read more

Surveyor/R-pod Debuts Innovative Video Series

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Forest River Inc.’s Surveyor/R-pod division announced the addition of product videos aimed at enhancing the experience for both retail sales people and the mutual end customer alike. To view a video on the Surveyor travel trailer click here or scroll to the right side of the home page. The “ADVANTAGE” is a multi-media campaign designed to offer additional support to the company’s dealer partners. “We aim to educate and inform our mutual retail customer... Read more

Venture Lightweight Trailers Gain Quality Circle

November 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Venture RV was recently awarded the 2015 RVDA Quality Circle Award for its SportTrek and Sonic lines of lightweight towables. According to a press release, the announcement was made by Phil Ingrassia, president of the National RV Dealers Association (RVDA), at the close of this year’s RVDA convention in Las Vegas. Official recognition will take place at an RVDA dealer’s reception on Nov. 30 kicking off this year’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. “The Venture team has performed... Read more

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