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Tornado Kills 1, Injures Dozens at N.D. RV Park

July 11, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

A newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a North Dakota oil patch city overnight, overturning  RVs and demolishing more than 100 structures, officials said Tuesday (July 10). According to STL News, the storm moved through Watford City, in the northwestern part of the state, shortly after midnight, hitting an RV park the hardest. About 20 of the reported 28 injured were staying at the Prairie View RV Park where high winds... Read more

VIDEO 1: Highland Ridge Offers a Factory Tour

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Highland Ridge RV offers a tour of its manufacturing facility in Shipshewana, Ind., highlighting the company’s build process. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.   Read More →

SSI: Motorhome Sales Grow 3.2% Through May

July 10, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The overall motorized market showed a 3.2% year-over-year increase in sales for the first five months of 2018, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Thor Industries Inc. was the motorized sales leader through May with a 42.9% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. (23.2%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (13.6%). Class A motorhome sales edged down 2.7% through May as Thor led the segment with a 33.7% market share. Forest River held the No. 2 spot with 15.9% of the market... Read more

’19 ‘RVX’ to Feature First RVB Supplier Awards

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The 2019 RV Industry Awards, held during RVX: The RV Experience on March 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, will feature the first-ever RVBusiness supplier awards “recognizing innovation and supplier excellence” (RISE). The RVBusiness RISE Awards will honor the best and most innovative new products marketed by RV industry component suppliers for the upcoming 2019 model year. “In the interest of providing suppliers with a seat at the table at RVX and other events, we’ll be introducing... Read more

La Mesa Hosting Grand Opening for Calif. Site

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La Mesa RV is holding a grand opening for the largest RV showroom U.S. in West Sacramento, Calif., featuring over 130,000 square feet of climate-controlled space. According to a press release, the grand opening celebration is scheduled for July 12-22. Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new facility take place on July 13 at 10 a.m. (PDT). West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon plus other dignitaries from West Sacramento, La Mesa RV Center representatives and various RV manufacturing companies... Read more

Learning Center Webinar to Review Tax Reform

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The Mike Molino RV Learning Center will host a webinar on July 12 at 1 p.m. (EDT) presented by the Stanek Group with Morgan Stanley on how tax cuts and the Jobs Act of 2017 — also known as the tax reform — will impact businesses. According to a press release, an overwhelming majority of business owners haven’t yet taken time to understand how the recent tax reform will affect them. The webinar will review the key highlights behind the tax reform and how it may affect... Read more

Air Lift Debuting WirelessONE Air Compressor

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Air Lift Co. has redesigned its WirelessONE on-board air compressor system, making the wireless control of all brands and types of air springs easier and more convenient. According to a press release, the single-path, on-board air compressor system makes it simple to level out vehicle son the go, without the hassle of using an external air compressor. The redesign of WirelessONE was based fully on increased functionality, beginning with the introduction of a brand-new companion app, available... Read more

AAA: Pump Prices Creep Up; May Head Higher

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The national price of regular unleaded crept higher to $2.87 per gallon, a one-cent increase that may lead to even higher prices in the weeks to come as summer gasoline demand remains strong, according to AAA. Automotive Fleet reported that the current price level is six cents higher than a month ago and 61 cents higher than a year ago. Pump prices in nearly 30 states moved higher – some by as much as eight cents – for the week, while 12 prices in 12 states fell and prices in another 12 remained... Read more

Truck Camper: Phoenix Intros Mini Max Popup

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Editor’s Note: The following story appearing in the latest issue of Truck Camper magazine reviews the Phoenix Campers Mini Max, a fully self-contained pop-up camper for short bed mid-size and full-size trucks.  Again and again, Phoenix Camper customers kept ordering a short bed, fully self-contained, pop-up to match either a mid-size or full-size truck. Phoenix Campers got the hint. After building a number of campers that fit this description, they created the Phoenix Mini Max as... Read more

Truma To Exhibit Products at Winnebago Rally

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For the fourth consecutive year, Truma is supporting the Winnebago International Travelers (WIT) Club and Winnebago Industries Inc. as they celebrate 60 Years during the annual Grand National Rally (GNR). The event takes place July 23–28 at Winnebago’s campus in Forest City, Iowa. Truma will also continue to host its “Trumafest” on July 25 at 5:30 p.m. where attendees are invited to join the Truma team for food and drinks. Truma will be exhibiting product at Booth No. 25. A first... Read more

150-Site RV Subdivision Proposed for Arizona

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The La Paz County Board of Supervisors has approved a tentative map for the proposed Mountain View RV Resort in Salome, Ariz. The approval came at the board’s July 2 meeting following a public hearing where some residents of a nearby air park objected to the project, according to the Parker Pioneer. Chairman of the Board and District Two Supervisor Duce Minor along with District Three Supervisor Holly Irwin said this was just one step in the development process, and they hoped objections and... Read more

VIDEO 2: Dutchmen RV ’19 Astoria Fifth-Wheel

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Dutchmen RV offers a walk-through of its 2019 Dutchmen Astoria 2953RL fifth-wheel floorplan. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

SSI: Towable Sales Climb 7.1% For Five Months

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The travel trailer and fifth-wheel segments continued to show gains during May, as retail registrations grew 7.1% for the first five months of 2018. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), results by category showed: Travel trailer sales climbed 7% for the five months. Fifth-wheel registrations rose 9.7% through May. Folding camping trailer sales dropped 12.8% for the five months. Park model RV sales edged up 5.1% through May. Thor Industries Inc.... Read more

Thor and Subsidiaries Hosting ‘RV Day’ Events

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County announced that Thor Industries Inc. and its subsidiaries, Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC, Jayco Inc., Keystone RV Co., and Thor Motor Coach, will be hosting the second of four “RV Day” events for local club members over on July 10. According to a press release, the series of fun and educational events opened in June and continue in July at Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County Club locations in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury and Nappanee. Each... Read more

Dolphin Motor Coach Aligning With RV Station

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Dolphin Class B motorhome by Dolphin Motor Coach Elkhart, Ind.-based Dolphin Motor Coach (DMC), a luxury Class B motorhome manufacturer, announced it has partnered with RV Station of Texas to expand its presence in Texas and southern Oklahoma. “All of us at DMC are excited to welcome RV Station into our family of dealers,” said Darryl Connors, president and CEO of Dolphin Motor Coach. “The Class B motorhome market has been the fastest growing RV segment over the past three years, as RV consumers... Read more

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