NHTSA Releases Latest RV-Related Recall List

July 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following is a list of recent RV-related recalls compiled by the U.S National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA). • Forest River Inc. is recalling 2,224 2013-2016 XLR toyhaulers manufactured Aug. 28, 2012, to Nov. 5, 2015. These vehicles may have an axle equalizer knurled bolt (axle shackle locating bolt) that may not be properly seated in the chassis axle hanger. For additional information click here. • Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling 705 2014-2016... Read more

Coach House Rolls Out $1.5M Expansion Plan

July 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The RV industry is revving up, again, and Coach House, a Nokomis, Fla.-based manufacturer of a niche line of motorhomes, aims to get ahead of the competition, according to a report by Business Observer. One way to do that, says Coach House President David Gerzeny, who co-founded the company with his brother, Steve Gerzeny, in 1985, is to take more control of the manufacturing process. The company, with that in mind, is having a 13,000-square-foot addition built on to its 30,000-square-foot facility.... Read more

RV Stocks Gaining Prominence on Wall Street

July 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The highway seems to run to the horizon for the RV business these days. The ranks of American retirees with time, money, and wanderlust are growing, further enabled by lower gas prices. As reported by Barron’s, new RV shipments have risen an average of 13% a year since 2009, and there’s no stop sign in sight. “Over the next couple of years, we expect record sales,” says Kevin Broom, media director at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. As many as 23 million Americans will board... Read more

Facebook Luxury RV Giveaway Page is a Scam

July 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A page called “Luxury.RV” on Facebook claims that they are giving away 100 RVs, with the “Luxury.RV” Facebook page claiming that Facebook folks only need to like and share a photo of several RVs and leave a short comment on the Facebook post in order to try their hands at winning a nice RV. However, the “Luxury.RV” page is all a scam, according to Snopes. Typing “Major RV” into Facebook brings nearly 60,000 people talking about the topic, with 1,000 more talking about the “Major... Read more

African American RV Club Gathers at Fla. Park

July 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When Lemuel Horton got interested in recreational-vehicle camping five decades ago, it wasn’t easy to find campgrounds that would accept black guests. Times have changed, but some black RV enthusiasts lament that they still find themselves the only people of color when they set up camp. That’s why the National African-American RV’ers Association was created. Hundreds of members of the 23-year-old club are at Southern Palms RV Resort in Lake County this week for their annual rally.... Read more

Jayco Entering Partnership with ‘mcaConnect’

July 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Jayco Inc. has partnered with Denver-based mcaConnect to roll out Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP as its new enterprise business system, supporting operations across the builder’s 17 facilities.  “We were seeking a modern, agile, centralized ERP solution and Microsoft Dynamics AX was the clear winner for its business intelligence and ease of use,” said John Wolf, executive vice president and CFO for Middlebury, Ind.-based Jayco, in a press release. “We knew that we needed improved access... Read more

Little Guy to Build Serro Scotty Line of Trailers

July 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Green, Ohio-based Little Guy Worldwide LLC announced it will develop a new line of trailers under the Serro Scotty brand name, an iconic badge that fueled growth in the small trailer market during the ’60s and ’70s. According to a press release, the Serro Scotty brand expands the Little Guy lineup of vintage­ style trailers that “thousands of camping enthusiasts have purchased from RV dealers around the world.” “Scotty trailers are a big part of the rich camping heritage of America,”... Read more

Ryan Estis Slated to Keynote ‘RVDA Con/Expo’

July 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Ryan Estis Ryan Estis will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 7-11, at Bally’s Las Vegas, presenting “Unleash Your Inner Superhero: Keys to Achieving Breakthrough Performance,” during the opening general session on Nov. 8. The convention is sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. According to a release, Estis has more than 20 years of experience as a top-performing... Read more

Dealer Webinar Reviews Environmental Safety

July 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A free dealer webinar focusing on making the most of environmental health and safety training to maximize benefits is scheduled for July 28 at noon EDT. Dealers can register online for the webinar, hosted by the Mike Molino RV Learning Center and KPA. Join KPA mid-Atlantic lead Zach Pucillo as he reviews environmental and safety related training subjects. He will review some basic requirements, including who should complete the courses, what should be taught, and how often training should be... Read more

RVAA Hosts KING Webinar Outlining Mobile TV

July 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA) will host a complimentary dealer training webinar July 26 at noon CDT. According to a press release, KING Regional Sales Manager Shawn Winn will be discussing mobile TV and entertainment, and opportunities for increasing margins. Topics will include: A brief overview of recent changes in technology. RV Media – a simple solution to upgrade any RV or trailer with the latest audio technology. Increasing margins with every customer. For questions... Read more

As Summer Heats Up, U.S. Gas Prices Cool Off

July 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Even with the peak travel season in full swing, gasoline prices are stuck in reverse. USA Today reported that gas prices have plunged to their lowest July level in 12 years, according to AAA, even as Americans are racking up more miles. In fact, gas prices have dropped in 39 out of the last 40 days, lopping 20 cents a gallon off in total during that span, according to AAA. “Gas is getting cheaper as we’re moving into the busiest part of summer travel,” AAA spokesman Michael... Read more

Fire Controlled at La Mesa RV Outlet in Phoenix

July 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Phoenix, Ariz., firefighters and hazmat crews responded to La Mesa RV Thursday (July 21) after a fire and explosions were reported. According to, the fire started around 1:30 p.m. Fire officials say a fire started in one RV. It was quickly upgraded to a hazardous materials assignment after the flames spread to nearby propane tanks, igniting explosions. “Crews will be fighting this fire from a defensive position with ladder pipes and from the exterior,” said Reda Bigler... Read more

OPUS Camper to Exhibit at 2016 Caravan Salon

July 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

OPUS Camper will be unveiling its new folding camper technology on Aug. 26-27 at the 2016 Caravan Salon in Germany’s Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. According to a press release, OPUS is ultra-lightweight, allowing the camper to be towed with smaller vehicles. In addition, its low profile provides all-round visibility, so RVers can hitch up and drive away with confidence. With two reinforced lids and a universal racking system, OPUS also offers a load-carrying platform for boats, bikes,... Read more

VIDEO 2: ROTV Examines Jayco Hummingbird

July 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

This week’s episode of “Rollin’ On TV” features a look at the recently introduced Jayco Hummingbird trailer. Also, Jeff Johnston is joined by Andy Bialorucki of Thetford Corp. who offers an overview of the new Smart Tote 2 LX portable holding tank and Evanne Schmarder whips up some homemade ice cream sandwiches.    Read More →

Drew Industries Will Issue 2Q Financials Aug. 4

July 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Drew Industries Inc., parent to industry supplier Lippert Components Inc., will release its second-quarter 2016 financial results before the market opens on Aug. 4. Drew Industries will also host a conference call at 11 a.m. EDT to discuss the results and other business matters. The call will conclude with a question-and-answer session with participation limited to institutional investors and analysts. Individual investors, retail brokers and the media are invited to listen to a live webcast of... Read more

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