SHOW REPORT: N.J. Event Upbeat Despite Ice

January 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A Sunday morning ice storm temporarily put the skids on the 48th Annual New Jersey RV & Camping Show, but overall dealers were positive about the “buying mood” displayed by consumers during the Jan. 16-18 event at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison. The show was produced by GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises LLC, which owns and operates 17 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout North America, and was sponsored by the New Jersey Campground... Read more

Cheaper Pump Prices Helping Motor RV Sales

January 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Commuters in four-wheelers aren’t the only people excited about the recent reprieve in fuel costs. As reported by the Detroit News, the recreational vehicle industry and devotees of the RV lifestyle also are licking their chops over those lower numbers at the pump. When your rig gets single-digit mpg, as do many truck-trailer combos and motor homes, saving a buck or more for every 10 miles the odometer clocks can add up pretty quickly over the course of even a short jaunt. The big dip in fueling... Read more

MARVAC Expects Good Turnout for Novi Show

January 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Organizers are expecting a strong turnout for the 49th Annual Detroit Camper & RV Show, slated to run Feb. 4-8 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. “If our show can be anywhere near the success of the shows in Cleveland, Tampa and elsewhere, we anticipate one of our best shows ever,” said Bill Sheffer, director and show manager for the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) which annually sponsors the event. “With gas prices going down, interest... Read more

Parallax Debuts ‘Dual Service RV Power Panel’

January 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Parallax Power Supply of Connecticut Electric Inc. has introduced its easy-to-install Dual Service RV Power Panel. According to a press release, the RV power panel is equipped with a 30-amp and 50-amp dual service shore power receptacles. Designed with ergonomically friendly features such as an expanded door that accommodates ergonomic handles on RV power cords, the RV power panel also offers several additional benefits such as a NEMA 3R rain-tight enclosure, and a 20-amp GFI duplex receptacle. “This... Read more

HUD Indefinitely Delays Park Model Limitations

January 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In a memorandum dated Jan. 20, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Administrator Pamela Beck Danner announced that HUD will not be enforcing its interpretation that park model RV porches count toward the 400-square-foot limit (as measured) on those types of RVs until new regulations defining RVs are published, which is something that likely will not occur for many months. According to a news release, this memorandum supersedes a memorandum that Danner promulgated on Oct. 1, 2014, in... Read more

Cummins Inc. Announces Leadership Changes

January 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Cummins Inc. announced that Tony Satterthwaite, vice president/president for Cummins Power Generation will become president of the company’s distribution business unit, succeeding Vice President and President Pamela Carter who is retiring. According to a news release, Antonio Leitao, vice president of power products for Cummins Power Generation, will succeed Satterthwaite as the leader of that business unit. Both assume their new roles, April 1. Satterthwaite has been leading the power generation... Read more

PRVCA’s RV Generators Course Opens Feb. 16

January 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The RV Generators course, hosted by Northampton Community College in conjunction with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), begins Feb. 16 and runs through March 30. According to a press release, the program allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction. The RV Generator Course provides the students a very detailed look into the idiosyncrasies of that voltage and power-producing device.  Understanding... Read more

Diversified Donates $8K to RV Learning Center

January 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Diversified Insurance Management has renewed its commitment to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center with an additional $8,000 five-year pledge, which will bring the company’s lifetime contribution to $31,200. According to a press release, the pledge puts Diversified in the highest donor category of major gifts. “Diversified is a great industry partner and a generous supporter of affordable education for our industry’s personnel,” said RV Learning Center Chairman Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV... Read more

ARVC’s Paul Bambei: Industry Key in HUD Shift

January 21, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

Paul Bambei The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) decision to not require that porches be included in the 400-square-foot limit on park model RVs until new regulations are published on this topic is a boon for the industry. “This is great news for consumers, for private park operators and for the park model RV industry,” said Paul Bambei, ARVC president and CEO, in a press release. “This is what... Read more

VIDEO 2: Open Range 3X Fifth-Wheel Overview

January 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s video comes from Jayco Inc. subsidiary Highland Ridge offering a review of the company’s Open Range 3X fifth-wheel line. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the home page.  Read More →

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