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‘Tents for Troops’ Inviting End-of-Year Donations

December 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Tents for Troops invites companies planning on doing some charitable giving at year’s end to consider their organization. According to a press release, Tents for Troops, established in 2008, provides free RV and tents sites to active-duty military and their families nationwide. Tents for troops is starting to gain steam with its RV loaner program as well, according to founder Charlie Curry.  “The organization is seeking donations of any size,” he said. “RV donations are always... Read more

VIDEO 1: ROTV Spotlights NeXus RV’s New Plant

December 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

On this week’s “Rollin’ On TV” show, the show continue its look at the Elkhart RV Open House while also visiting the Nexus RV facility. Roadmaster Inc. and RV Solar Systems are also featured. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

LiquidSpring To Exhibit at Two Jan. Trade Shows

December 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

LiquidSpring  CLASS suspension LiquidSpring LLC will be highlighting and discussing its CLASS suspension systems for recreational vehicles at two RV trade shows in January 2018.   According to a press release, LiquidSpring’s CLASS RV suspensions provide a smooth, comfortable ride, leading to less fatigue for the driver and less wear and tear on the vehicle. The suspensions are designed for several light- and medium-duty truck applications including ambulances,... Read more

U.S. Automakers Bracing for ‘Pickup War’ in 2018

December 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

2018 Ford F-150 pickup Forget about electric cars with fuzzy prospects for profit or robotaxis that don’t yet exist. Detroit’s real big-money grudge match is over pickup trucks — and it’s about to get nasty. Bloomberg reported that General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV are planning to show redesigned full-size models at the Detroit auto show in January and start selling them later in the year. Both are trying to steal back some of the momentum that rival Ford... Read more

PCOA Annual Convention Attracts 280 Attendees

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PCOA board members The 2017 Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA) hosted its annual convention Dec. 11-13 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College with the theme, “Making Connections.” According to a press release, the convention drew over 280 attendees from 91 registered campgrounds, including four facilities from out of state. David Avrin delivered the keynote, presenting “Blink and They Are Gone,” stressing that owners should look at their... Read more

EasyCare Showing Support For ‘Tents for Troops’

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EasyCare showed its support for Tents for Troops (T4T) during the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at Bally’s in Las Vegas by hosting a welcome reception in its booth. Since an initial meeting at the convention in 2016, the vehicle service contract provider has supported the nonprofit by providing it with marketing exposure, partnering at trade shows and donating a portion of EasyCare’s quarterly sales toward the Tents for Troops program. “We... Read more

Brits Opting for Caravan ‘Staycations’ Post-Brexit

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Families have turned to “staycationing” instead of holidaying in Europe post-Brexit. According to The Sun, the weakening pound means it’s too expensive for many to take a summer break abroad so they’re staying put. Latest figures, reported by the BBC, reveal touring caravan sales rose by 7% in the last year. And the entire leisure vehicle market – which includes motorhomes and static caravans – rose by 9% to 56,000 this year. The market isn’t just traditional caravaners... Read more

‘FEMA’ Trailers Set For Delivery to Harvey Victims

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Many storm victims in Texas are still without a home nearly three-and-a-half months out from Harvey. But there are some positive signs that housing will soon be on the way. What looks like hundreds of trailers and RVs are lined up at Chase Field, a former naval air station in Beeville. A lot of those homes are mission ready, meaning once they get the green light, they will be distributed to households in need. Jerry Canchola, a Rockport resident, hopes to get one of those manufactured homes soon.... Read more

N.Y. Parks in Budget Squeeze as Visitation Grows

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New York state parks officials are struggling to accommodate record-high numbers of visitors, while operating under a budget that hasn’t increased in five years. According to the Saratogian News, more than 67 million people utilized the state’s 180 parks and 35 historic sites this year. But the number of full-time (1,789) and seasonal (4,500) employees who serve them has stayed about constant, which makes it difficult to maintain facilities in the face of heavy usage. “It grows by a million... Read more

AAA: Holidays to See Record 107M U.S. Travelers

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This year Americans are traveling in record numbers. According to a release, AAA projects 107 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. “Overall, our research shows that Americans are doing better than last year and want to go somewhere for the holidays,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, AAA Travel. “Whether they are going home or visiting a new destination, Americans... Read more

Oregon Parks Have $1 Billion Impact on Economy

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A new report shows the positive financial impact that Oregon’s state parks have on the state’s economy. According to KEZI, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) says that $1.1 billion was added to the state’s economy in 2016 because of park activity. Officials also found that parks supported 16,000 full-time jobs across the state, equating to a combined salary of $550 million. The report measured how communities near parks benefited economically from the 54 million-plus... Read more

B.C. Provincial Park to Adopt Reserve-Only Model

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Starting in the new year, campers will have to reserve campsites year-round at British Columbia’s Garibaldi Provincial Park. According to The Chief, the province announced Thursday (Dec. 14) that starting on Jan. 2, online reservations will be required in all areas of the park, with the exception of Red Heather campground, which is only accessible during the winter. Reservations are required for campsites at Garibaldi Lake, Taylor Meadows, Elfin Lake, Helm, Cheakamus Lake and Singing Creek... Read more

VIDEO 3: Reese Introduces ‘M5 Fifth-Wheel Hitch’

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Reese has introduced the M5 fifth-wheel hitch, providing a convenient, reliable, and durable towing solution featuring the exclusive patent-pending Talon jaw system that allows the user to back in, secure, and go. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Horizon Global to Buy Tow Bar Maker Brink Group

December 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Horizon Global Corp., a supplier of branded towing and trailering equipment, announced today (Dec. 14) that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Brink Group from H2 Equity Partners. According to a press release, the Brink Group manufactures tow bars, wiring kits and towing accessories. Headquartered in the Netherlands with more than 75 years of tow bar expertise, the Brink Group works with OEMs) and suppliers on various programs and also serves the aftermarket channel of the... Read more

Jellystone Parks Reporting Record Sales For 2017

December 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts today reported double-digit, year-over-year park sales gains as work continues on six new locations. Jellystone Parks is the nation’s second largest franchised campground system, now with 83 parks in the U.S. and Canada. Through the end of November, same-park sales were up 10% on total sales of more than $113 million, eclipsing last year’s record $108 million. This is the ninth year of continuous sales growth. “Jellystone Parks offer campers – especially... Read more

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