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Go RVing Jams During ‘Jamboree in the Hills’

July 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  Thunderbolt XLR at Jamboree in the Hills In partnership with LiveNation, Go RVing hosted two interactive RV displays at Jamboree in the Hills, the longest running and most popular country music festival in America held July 17 -20 in Belmont, Ohio. According to a report in RVIA Today Express, the festival, which featured 25 hours of live music from country music legends, current chart toppers, and rising stars, drew more than 100,000 people with over 2,000 touring the Go RVing exhibits. The... Read more

Webinar will Focus on Dealership Inspections

July 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A free webinar on dealership inspections will highlight how to avoid citations from OSHA and EPA. According to a press release, the webinar is provided to dealers by the Mike Molino RV Learning Center through a partnership with online marketing firm KPA. RV dealers’ participation in the live event helps support the Learning Center’s development of new programs. Register at the KPA website for the webinar slated to run July 31 at noon EDT. This webinar will give an overview of recent OSHA and... Read more

Supreme Industries Enjoys Sales Gains in 2Q

July 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Supreme Industries Inc. recently reported that second quarter sales and income were up. The Goshen News reported that the company, which makes specialized commercial vehicles, reported its consolidated net sales from continuing operations grew to $71.6 million in the second quarter, which was a 3.8% increase compared with $68.9 million during the second quarter of last year. Gross profit from continuing operations was $14.6 million compared with $14.5 million in the second quarter of 2013, according... Read more

22nd Annual NAARVA Rally Attracts 260 Rigs

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center is hosting the 22nd Annual National African American Recreational Vehicle Association (NAARVA) rally.The rally began Sunday (July 20) and will continue until July 27. The Shawnee News-Star reported that Wendell Simpson of Alabama, the southern regional director for NAARVA, said it is the largest, if not only, African American RV association in the United States. NAARVA was established in 1993 and had its first meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. National camp rallies... Read more

VCA Responds To Tornado That Claimed Two

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Karl Littlman, president of the Virginia Campground Association (VCA), and David Gorin, executive director of VCA, sent out a message to members following the fatal tornado that struck a Virginia campground Thursday (July 24). Their message is below: By now many of you have heard about the tornado that ripped through a part of Cherrystone Family Campground about 8:30 this morning. The latest reports indicate that 2 people were killed and at least 20 injured in the park. There was considerable destruction... Read more

RVIA Releases Survey of Lenders Experiences

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has published the 2013 Survey of Lenders’ Experiences, a publication detailing the results of the association’s annual nationwide survey of financial institutions concerning their RV lending portfolios. According to RVIA Today Express, the report provides an in-depth look at key data from both the wholesale and retail indirect RV lending markets and illustrates why RV loans continue to be an attractive product for financial institutions to include... Read more

VIDEO 2: ‘ROTV’ Examines Growth in Class B’s

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This week’s “Rollin’ On TV” show features a look at class B motorhomes and how they are gaining such popularity. Plus, ROTV checks out the new PleasureWay Plateau XL widebody B-van with the new Murphy Bed setup. Evanne Schmarder continues her RV adventures in Australia traveling to Ballarat, Victoria, and preparing a local food staple called “Damper.” To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Lippert Components Sponsoring ‘Logan’s Run’

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Elkhart, Ind.-based Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) is sponsoring this year’s Logan’s Run in South Bend on Aug. 2, an annual event held by the Logan Center which aids people with disabilities. According to a press release, a team of about 50 chassis division employees and their family members have volunteered to help out during the race. They will man water tables, flip pancakes, guide runners and various other tasks to assist in making the event successful. “My wife spent several years... Read more

RVIA Inspectors Conducted Bi-Annual Meeting

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

    RVIA Vice President of Standards Bruce Hopkins (L) presents employee service award to  Senior Inspector Curt Richardson The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) team of inspectors and staff from the Standards and Education department met for their bi-annual meeting in early July at the association’s Elkhart office. According to a report in RVIA Today Express, these types of meetings are held regularly to help maintain and improve the consistency in the standards... Read more

‘Airstream Parks’ Pop Up Across Golden State

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Palo Alto, Calif., in his rear-view mirror, Keith Orchard and family headed down Highway 101 in their SUV, Santa Barbara-bound. As reported by the Sacramento Bee, they were off to vacation with two other families, take in the cool ocean breeze, soak up the city’s chill vibe and catch the city’s annual wacky and weird Solstice Parade, at which a city councilman dons a jester’s hat and the mayor presides atop a “Game of Thrones” float. And this eyebrow-raiser, too: They... Read more

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