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General RV Groundbreaking Slated at New Site

July 12, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

New General RV store General RV Center will hold a groundbreaking for a new superstore on July 17 at 11 a.m., according to a press release. The dealership, which will add 30 new jobs, is located off I-75 on Dixie Highway near Clarkston in Springfield Township, Mich. The store, which replaces the dealership’s current facility in White Lake, Mich., is situated on property that used to be a Jayco exclusive dealership years ago. The new facility is about nine miles to the north of the... Read more

Mighway Expands Across All Industry Sectors

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RV rental firm Mighway recently expanded its partnerships to include all industry sectors, aiming to “better serve consumers and increase business across all aspects of the RV industry,” according to press release. New partners include Thousand Trails campgrounds and Encore RV resorts; Aspira Connect, the operator of ReserveAmerica.com; and Roadtrippers.com, a provider of online trip planning tools. Mighway is owned by TH2, a new joint venture between Tourism Holdings Limited (thl) and... Read more

Report: Inflation Drifting Higher; Labor Strong

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U.S. consumer prices barely rose in June, but the underlying trend continued to point to a steady buildup of inflation pressures that could keep the Federal Reserve on a path of gradual interest rate increases. Reuters reported that other data today (July 12) showed first-time applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a two-month low last week as the labor market continues to tighten. The Fed raised interest rates in June for a second time this year and has forecast two more rate hikes before... Read more

‘Big Rig Media’ Helps RV Park Operators Grow

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Throughout the U.S., the outdoor hospitality industry has become involved in a number of RV park acquisitions by both existing operators seeking to expand their portfolio as well as institutional investors. According to a press release, digital marketing firm Big Rig Media has “carved a clear pathway” for multipark owners to scale their businesses and successfully create and expand their brand equity. Big Rig Media manages multipark solutions for companies from the ground... Read more

VIDEO 2: PleasureLand Opens Sale at Raceway

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PleasureLand RV opened the Brainerd RV Show & Sale today (July 12) at Minnesota’s Brainerd International Raceway with over 230 units on display. (To view a video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page). According to a press release, the display features a complete display of motorhomes, minimotorhomes, ‘B’ vans, toy haulers, fifth-wheel trailers, travel trailers, park models, destination trailers, hybrid trailers, fold-down camping trailers... Read more

Camping Gear On the Rise for Outdoor Stores

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Camping appears to be continuing its comeback, thanks to experience-hungry Millennials. A new study from the NPD Group reports that while overall sales in the outdoor industry are falling, down 4% to $18.9 billion in the latest 12-month period, items like packs, outerwear and some camping are rising, according to Marketing Daily. Noting that passenger traffic is growing at the world’s busiest airports and that Americans are spending even more time in national parks, it says that sales of travel... Read more

Tredit Partners with Urgent.ly for Roadside Aid

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Urgent.ly Roadside Assistance announced a partnership with Tredit Tire and Wheel Co., a distributor of tires to RV and trailer OEMs across North America.   According to a press release, Urgent.ly will provide a full suite of roadside assistance services for Tredit’s end-user customers, including digital dispatch, real-time status updates and live-tracking.   The new Tredit Advantage program, powered by Urgent.ly, provides digitally connected services for flat-tire change, towing, car-lockout,... Read more

Spartan Shows K3 605 Chassis at Newmar Rally

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Spartan Specialty Vehicles, a business unit of Spartan Motors Inc., offered displayed its 2019 Spartan K3 605 chassis for the first time to consumers at the June 25-30 Newmar Kountry Klub International Rally in Gillette, Wyo. Revealed to dealer partners at Newmar’s annual dealer meeting earlier this year in Dallas, Texas, the 2019 Newmar Class A lineup boasts Spartan’s most advanced technology innovations to date, according to a press release. Newmar’s King Aire, Essex, London... Read more

VIDEO 3: Newmar Exclusive STAR Foundation

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Newmar Corp. offers an in-depth look at its STAR Foundation, an exclusive steel superstructure designed to improve chassis strength and durability. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

CWH To Open 14 Gander/Camping World Sites

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Camping World Holdings Inc. announced that 14 of its retail locations will operate with a co-branded offering showcasing both Gander Outdoors products and services for the outdoor enthusiast and Camping World parts, accessories and services for the RV enthusiasts. According to a press release, the Gander Outdoor and Camping World co-branded locations are in key markets for the outdoor and RV enthusiast and will focus on the sales and installation of all RV parts, accessories and services and the... Read more

SSI: Class B Sales Rise 34.7% For Five Months

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Class B sales continued to post double-digit growth during the first five months of 2018, as overall registrations rose 34.7%. Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) reported that Winnebago Industries Inc. led the segment through May with a 35.1% market share followed by Erwin Hymer Group North America (31.1%) and Thor Industries Inc. (13.4%).  To subscribe to this or other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext. 128, or (616) 901-8335 (cell).  Read More →

RVX to Act as Integral Part of Go RVing Efforts

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Go RVing, the all-industry marketing campaign uniting RV manufacturers, dealers and campgrounds, will engage in an extensive PR campaign designed to kick off the national camping and RV season in the spring of 2019. According to a press release, the industry’s new national event, RVX: The RV Experience, being held March 12-14, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, will serve as a key element in Go RVing’s marketing push to get consumers excited about camping season. The campaign will use the RVX event... Read more

Camping World Buying Russ Dean RV in Wash.

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Camping World Holdings Inc. today (June 11) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Russ Dean RV located in Pasco, Wash. “Over the past 40 years, Russ Dean RV has established itself as a successful and well-known RV dealership in the state of Washington,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World Holdings. “We are pleased to announce this acquisition and look forward to the continued expansion of our market share throughout the Pacific Northwest.” Camping World recently... Read more

Trump Readies for New Round of China Tariffs

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The Trump administration is preparing another round of tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion, ramping up the U.S.-China trade war. CNN reported that Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday (July 10) released a list of thousands of additional goods that could face 10% tariffs after a public comment period. It includes fruit and vegetables, handbags, refrigerators, rain jackets and baseball gloves.   The move comes after the United States imposed 25% tariffs on Chinese goods worth... Read more

Forest River is Bronze Partner for RVDA Show

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Forest River Inc. is returning as a Bronze Partner for the 2018 RV Dealers Convention/Expo. According to a press release, the convention/expo will take place Nov. 5-9 at Paris Las Vegas, sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. “Our convention partners are the key to producing a world-class education event that serves to improve the level of performance in dealerships all across North America,”... Read more

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