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B.C. Park Owner Sees Tax Hike as ‘Death Knell’

January 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A Penticton, British Columbia, campground operator is predicting last year’s whopping federal government tax increase could be a death knell for the industry. “It will likely impact about 75% of campgrounds across Canada. Out of the 2,400 campgrounds the majority of them are going to be affected,” said Barefoot Beach Resort president Max Picton. According to a Penticton Western News report, with a spike in property values and a tax increase, he said running a campground is going to get tougher. “There’s... Read more

VIDEO 3: Grand Rapids Show Draws 13 Dealers

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The Grand Rapids Camper, Travel and RV Show, Michigan’s largest RV and camping show, opened Thursday (Jan. 12) and runs through Sunday at the DeVos Place featuring more than 200,000 square feet of RVs. Thirteen RV dealers are participating, showing more than 200 RV lines. In addition, 80 exhibitors are at the show representing hundreds of private or public campgrounds, as well as U.S. and Canadian resorts. To view the video by WOOD TV click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com... Read more

‘Valley RV & Camping Show’ Kicking Off Today

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The Valley RV & Camping Show, hosted by the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC), returns to South Bend’s Century Center this weekend, opening today (Jan. 13) and running through Sunday. According to a press release, the show represent the first opportunity for RVers to see the latest models and feature packages. “This show is a great place for buyers to compare features, floorplans and RV types from a wide variety of manufacturers,”... Read more

Report: EPA Locks in 2025 Fuel Efficiency Rule

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy on Friday finalized a determination that the landmark fuel efficiency rules instituted by President Barack Obama should be locked in through 2025, a bid to maintain a key part of his administration’s climate legacy. Major U.S. and foreign automakers have appealed to President-elect Donald Trump, who has been critical of Obama’s climate policies, to review the rules requiring them to nearly double fleet-wide fuel efficiency by 2025,... Read more

‘Work Truck Show’ will Run March 14-17 in Indy

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Manufacturers and distributors from around the world will showcase the latest work trucks, commercial vans and equipment for any application at The Work Truck Show 2017, slated to run March 14–17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. According to a press release, more than 100 exhibiting companies have already announced plans to highlight new products at the show, including Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles, Cummins Inc., Ford Commercial Vehicles, International Truck, Mack Trucks Inc.,... Read more

RVM Promotions Sees Record 15 Cash Winners

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Fort Worth, Texas-based RVM Promotions, provider of direct mail for independent RV dealers, announced that the company has named 15 cash winners at RV dealership lot promotions over a recent 18-month period. According to a press release, cash prizes ranged from $500 to $1,500 during events across the country. Winners came from dealerships in Connecticut, Georgia (2), Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota (3), Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota and Washington. “I am a... Read more

57th Escapade in Tucson will Offer Full Agenda

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Escapees RV Club is putting the final touches on its 57th Escapade, slated for March 19-24 at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Ariz. Escapees will also be celebrating the 90th birthday of its founder Kay Peterson. According to a press release, numerous acts have been booked, including headliners Native Spirit and Woodie and the Longboards, in addition to a variety of interactive events. The event will also offer attendees more than 80 educational seminars, classes and workshops. Native Spirit,... Read more

SSI: Class C’s Grow 11.4% in Flat Motor Market

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Class A retail sales continued to trend flat while C’s motored higher in November, as overall motorhome registrations edged up 1.3% while the segment showed a 12.3% gain year-to-date. According to the latest report by Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), Thor Industries Inc. was the motorized sales leader through November with a 37.8% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. (24.9%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (17.2%). November Class A motorhome sales fell 6.5%% from the previous year, while... Read more

Blue Ox Releasing 2nd Generation of ‘Patriot II’

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Pender, Neb.-based Blue Ox is preparing the release of the Patriot II, the second generation of the company’s Patriot towed-vehicle braking system. According to a press release, the Patriot II continues with many of the popular features found on the original model, including an all electric-brake that operates without an air pump or air hoses that produce condensation requiring the RVer to drain out a tank. In addition, the brake works with all tow vehicles, including hybrids, and is self-contained... Read more

Heartland Posts Rapid Toy Hauler Sales Growth

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Heartland Road Warrior toy hauler Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC is reporting marked sales growth for its Road Warrior and Edge fifth-wheel toy haulers in 2016 as year-over-year retail registrations have increased 45%. “Our market share growth for the Road Warrior and Edge has increased significantly,” stated General Manager Andy Wesdorp in a press release. “In addition, we launched two new floorplans for Edge this past fall, dialing in on specific features and amenities that are trending... Read more

VIDEO 2: Camco Marking 50th Year in Business

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In celebration of its 50th year in business, Camco Manufacturing has released a documentary detailing the beginnings of Camco and its growth over the years through the eye of founder Don Caine. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Dometic Plans Giveaway at ‘Tampa SuperShow’

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Dometic CFX refrigerator Dometic is extending the holiday season this year at the Florida RV SuperShow with its five-day giveaway. According to a press release, during the Jan. 17-22 show attendees that stop by the Dometic exhibit in Booth No. 545 can enter the drawing for a chance to win a CFX refrigerator/freezers. A winner will be drawn each of the five days the show is open to the public. Conveniently keeping foods fresh and eliminating the need to ever purchase bags of ice again, the line... Read more

Chicago RV Show Touting Health of RV Industry

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Those dreadful summers of a few years ago are all forgotten now. This weekend’s 2017 convention celebrates last year’s success, while predicting more of the same for this summer. As reported by the Chicago Daily Herald, fans of the Greater Chicago RV Show opening Friday (Jan. 13) in Schaumburg can revel in an RV revival that matches the success of the Chicago Cubs, who also host a convention this weekend. “They are absolutely 150% back,” show organizer Rob Lynch says of the... Read more

Panel Reviewing Chinese RV, Campsite Growth

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The China Auto Dealers Chamber of Commerce recently launched an inaugural ceremony of its Special Committee of Auto (RV) Camping Sites and held a forum about the development of China’s RV camping industry in Beijing International Hotel. China Daily reported that the newly established special committee aims to boost the development of the RV industry and offer a platform for companies to communicate with each other. According to the China Association of Automotive Manufacturers, the number of... Read more

Torklift Debuting Tie-Down Parts For ’17 Trucks

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Torklift International has introduced its latest line of truck camper tie-down fitments for 2017 trucks. According to a press release, Ford and Dodge applications are the most recently released tie-down parts. There are fits available in steel applications as well as light weight military-grade aluminum Talon tie downs. Among other 2017 applications are SuperHitch, StableLoad suspension stabilizers, and HiddenPower auxiliary battery trays. Applications for 2017 Chevrolet, Dodge, Toyota and Nissan... Read more

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