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Hall Induction Dinner Reservations are Available

July 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Reservations are still available for the RV/MH Hall of Fame’s Annual Induction Dinner and Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser, according to Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Heritage Foundation. “This event is truly a major industry affair. It not only honors the inductees who have attained a major milestone in the lives and careers,” Searer said in a press release. “It’s also an opportunity to network with industry leaders who normally attend the event.” The induction ceremony will be... Read more

Active RV Upholstering Intros RV Furniture Line

July 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Yuma, Ariz.-based Active RV Upholstery Center has expanded its RV product lines with the introduction of quality furniture designed specifically for RVs. According to a press release, the company also manufactures and supplies RV dash covers, sheepskin captain’s chair covers, RV bras and custom RV upholstery services. Owner Daniel Tuller said, “Our customers have been requesting us to offer a high-quality furniture line designed specifically for RVs. It’s important to know every piece is designed... Read more

Report: NHTSA Releases Latest RV Recalls List

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Editor’s Note: The following is the latest RV recall list compiled by the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA).  • Grand Design RV LLC is recalling 200 2018-2019 Grand Design Solitude fifth-wheel trailers. The liquid propane (LP) gas line on the optional pull-out outside kitchen may contact the underside of the hot grill. For additional information click here. • REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling five 2019 Fleetwood Flair and Holiday Rambler Class A motorhomes. These... Read more

All in Caravaning Draws 22,193 to Beijing Venue

July 14, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The 7th Annual All in Caravaning (AIC) trade fair in China, held June 22-24 for the first time at the Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center in Beijing, reported strong attendance with 22,193 attendees from 20 countries. The fair featured 700 exhibitors showcasing 450 vehicles on 376,700 square feet of exhibit space. The event was organized by Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai, a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf, renowned as the organizer of Caravan Salon, the leading international... Read more

Bipartisan Bill to Aid National Parks Introduced

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The first reddish light of alpenglow hits Hallett Peak, reflected in Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado America is home to some of the most incredible lands, many of which are managed by the National Park Service. Currently, however, the National Park Service faces nearly $12 billion in deferred maintenance at NPS sites. This backlog threatens to prevent current and future generations from experiencing these iconic lands. RVIA Today Express reported that recently Senators Lamar... Read more

OIA: Trump Tariffs Affect Outdoor Gear Industry

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The trade war with China escalated this week as the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a new list of products from China that could face $200 billion in retaliatory tariffs, according to an alert from the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA).   In what could be a major blow to the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy, travel goods, including backpacks and sports bags, bikes and some leather gloves, were included on the list of products that could face an additional... Read more

New Firm Guides RVers to Unique Destinations

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There’s nothing quite like the freedom that comes with taking to the open road for an epic adventure. But, according to a report by Lonely Planet, for RV enthusiasts, one of the trickier aspects of a trip can be finding a spot to settle down for the night. With that in mind, Vail, Colo.-based Harvest Hosts has assembled a bespoke list of unique camping experiences across the country, allowing guests to book in ahead of time to stay at vineyards, farms, breweries and historical sites. LonelWith... Read more

KOA Occupancy for 4th Holiday Up 1% from ’17

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The 2018 Fourth of July holiday results for Kampgrounds of America Inc. locations were up slightly from the previous record-setting year in 2017, according to figures released today. The holiday week, which ran from June 27 to July 8, showed an increase in occupancy of just under 1% from the same period in 2017, KOA reported in a press release. Those 2018 results set a new record for Fourth of July holiday results for the 56-year history of Kampgrounds of America. KOA camping results for major events... Read more

SSI: Canada Towables Up 4.8% for Five Months

July 13, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Canadian towable sales edged up 4.8% for the first five months of 2018. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), results by segment showed: • Travel trailer sales gained 6.2% year-over-year through May. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales edged up 0.3% for the five months. • Folding camping trailer registrations fell 5.2% through May. • Six park model RVs were sold in May. Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towable sales leader... Read more

General RV to Open Expansive Outlet in Florida

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General RV Center announced its latest expansion in Florida with the new General RV Ocala supercenter that will be opening December 2018. According to a press release, the store is conveniently situated at the interchange of Interstate 75 and Highway 484. General RV already serves Florida’s RVing population with two supercenters near Jacksonville and Tampa. “The Ocala supercenter will strengthen our network of Florida stores and bring more RVers into the General RV family,” said Loren Baidas,... Read more

Go RVing Experiential Events Roll into Summer

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Go RVing’s experiential marketing plan continues to select events where the RV industry and lifestyle can reach new audiences. RVIA Today Express reported that this year’s calendar includes music and food festivals, outdoor competitions, state fairs, and a mix of collegiate football games and Mexican National Team soccer games among many others. Experiential displays are set up with two RVs for visitors to tour and get an in-person experience of what life in an RV is like. Guests are also invited... Read more

nüCamp is Hosting 2nd Annual Rally July 16-21

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Hundreds of teardrop camper enthusiasts will gather July 16-21 in the heart of Ohio’s Amish County for uCamp18, nüCamp RV’s annual owners rally in Sugarcreek, Ohio. “At nuCamp RV, we think of our customers as family and we are excited to welcome them back home to spend a week with us,” said CEO Scott Hubble. “uCamp18 is a fun way to connect with our teardrop community and for the teardrop community to connect with one another.” This is the second year nuCamp RV has hosted... Read more

Roadmaster Intros FitMaster Towing Sales Tool

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Roadmaster announced the launch of FitMaster, a new web-based, interactive sales tool. “FitMaster is a visual representation of all the towing components for any vehicle, in one easy-to-print form along with the part numbers,” said Keri Sprenger, Roadmaster’s project lead for FitMaster, in a press release. “FitMaster also has vehicle-specific installation information like the color of the brake switch wire, whether fuses have to be pulled for towing and which lighting kits can be used.” Service... Read more

KPA & Learning Center Webinar Set For July 19

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KPA, in conjunction with the Mike Molino Learning Center, will host a webinar titled “How HR Can Build Trust and Influence in an Organization” on July 19 from 1–2 p.m. (EDT). Attendees will learn: Strategies to build trust and confidence. How HR can build rapport with employees and management. Ways to show your value to your organization and provide actionable results. This free webinar be presented by Christina Johnson, KPA’s lead human resources consultant. She has 20-plus... Read more

NTP-STAG Signs on as Silver Partner for RVDA

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that NTP-STAG is returning as a Silver Partner for the 2018 RV Dealers Convention/Expo, taking place Nov. 5 -9 at Paris Las Vegas. According to a press release, the event is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. “Our industry is continuously improving thanks to the commitment of partners like NTP-STAG,” said Convention/Expo Chair Chris Andro, president of Hemlock Hill RV of Southington,... Read more

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