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Johnnie Walker RV Featured on GAC’s Going RV

July 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Nevada-based Johnnie Walker RV is making its third appearance on reality TV as part of the July 29 episode of Great American Country’s (GAC) “Going RV,” titled “Weekend Warriors.” According to a press release, “Going RV” follows couples and families looking to “ditch” ordinary daily life to find adventure on the open road. The show follows them as they research, browse and purchase the perfect RV to fit their needs. The “Weekend Warriors” episode... Read more

Winnebago WIT Rally Draws 1,000-Plus Coaches

July 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. The Grand National Rally Grounds in Forest City, Iowa, has been buzzing with energy this week as WIT Club members celebrate the 46th Annual WIT Grand National Rally (GNR).  According to a press release, more than 1,000 motorhomes have attended this year’s event that has featured top-notch entertainment, informative seminars and many new activities. “The whole rally has been wonderful,” said... Read more

‘Hipcamp’ Touts Sharing Trend for Campgrounds

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Editor’s note: The following is an opinion piece on Hipcamp appearing in Forbe’s authored by contributor Drew Marshall. For the full story, click here. When Forbes last spoke with one of the leaders from Hipcamp they had just completed their initial round of seed funding and had plans to expand their scope of providing quality camping experiences across the USA. They had just launched, creating a platform to provide access to a limited number of campsites for reservations in California.... Read more

VIDEO 3: Newmar’s ’16 Ventana LE Diesel Coach

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Today’s video offers an in-depth walk-around of Newmar Corp.’s 2016 Ventana LE diesel-powered motorhome targeting first-time diesel buyers. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Keystone Sponsors 4-H Fair’s Famous Food Row

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Keystone banner welcomes attendees to Famous Food Row Boosting financial support for one of Elkhart County’s most popular community events, Keystone RV Co. will be the official sponsor of “Famous Food Row” at this year’s 4-H Fair. According to a press release, the”Famous Food Row” is the main north-south fair thoroughfare jam-packed with vendors with every type of delicious and unusual food. Keystone President Matt Zimmerman noted, “Creating a strong positive... Read more

Report: Diesel Prices Tanking Amid ‘Global Glut’

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The world is awash in diesel, sending prices plunging and delivering some commuters a rare bounty. Diesel at the pump was cheaper than regular gasoline in 21 states Wednesday (July 22), according to auto club AAA. The national average price for retail gasoline, at $2.75 a gallon, was 4.6 cents below diesel, compared with an average discount of 37 cents from 2010 to 2014. The national average gas price last exceeded diesel’s in 2009, AAA said. Diesel fuel typically costs more than gasoline because... Read more

German OEM Knaus Tabbert Posts Strong Sales

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German motorhome manufacturer Knaus Tabbert has announced increased sales for 2014 and a storming start to 2015, despite many European markets remaining flat, according to Out & About Live. Sales Manager, Gerd Adamietzki, said, “Additional growth could be generated especially, but not only, in the camper van and motorhome segment.” With about 13,000 vehicles produced, up 7.4% compared to 2013, Knaus Tabbert claims to hold leading positions in registration statistics in Germany and Europe.... Read more

Elkhart Ranked #4 in Manufacturing Job Growth

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Indiana’s Elkhart County has one of the fastest-growing manufacturing industries in the country. The Elkhart Truth reported that in 2014, the county ranked fourth in the nation for manufacturing job growth, with 3,194 new manufacturing jobs added, according to Headlight Data, a firm that aggregates and analyzes economic and workforce data released by the federal government. For this study, Headlight Data looked at data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics through its Quarterly Census... Read more

RVSEF Releases New RV Weight Training Video

July 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF) has produced another video designed for RV owners, “RV Weight Training.” A short introductory clip is available for viewing on the RVSEF website, www.rvsafety.com. Documented weighing data compiled over the last 20-plus years indicates that 57% of RVs on the road today likely exceed at least one safety weight rating. Today’s recreational vehicle, while typically constructed to exacting design standards, contains cargo... Read more

‘B’ Builder Roadtrek Partners with GoSun Stove

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Kitchener, Ontario–based Class B builder Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. has partnered with GoSun Stove to offer their products as part of Roadtrek’s green initiatives. (see product video below). According to a press release, GoSun’s innovative use of solar energy to cook meals brought the two companies together. Roadtrek already offers leading technologies to take coaches off the grid, including use of solar power along with the recently released EcoTrek power modules. Teaming up with GoSun to... Read more

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