Camping World Buying Mich.-Based American RV

July 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Camping World Holdings Inc. announced the acquisition of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based American RV. “We remain focused on growth and customer service, as we expand in the Michigan market with the successful establishment of American RV joining the Camping World family,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World, in a press release. “We look forward to providing customers with top notch, one-stop shopping, that will fulfill all of their outdoor and RV need.” Camping... Read more

Hitch RV Moving into New State-of-the-art Facility

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After 10 years of continued growth behind a solid commitment to customer service, Hitch RV has outgrown its Turnersville, N.J., location and will be moving into a new, larger  facility in Berlin, N.J.  “We have had a tremendous increase in unit sales,” saido-owner Tim Waters in a press release. “The Turnersville location has become outdated and simply is no longer efficient for doing service. Hitch RV’s new Berlin location will have a state-of-the-art... Read more

Camco Rolling Out the ‘Eaz-Lift’ Traveling Trailer

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Camco has built two custom Eaz-Lift trailers that will be traveling state to state, providing an in-depth look at its full range of hitches and towing accessories, and offering interactive technical installation information on all Eaz-Lift products. According to a press release, the project will be overseen by BJ Strannemar and Mike Rhodes, boasting  a combined 51 years of experience working with hitches and towing accessories. Camco constructed the Eaz-Lift trailers as a part of their... Read more

Dometic Plant Sets Refrigerator Production High

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Refrigerators roll down the line in Elkhart Dometic produced 18,069 refrigerators for use in RVs and other mobile applications at its Industrial Parkway facility in Elkhart, Ind., during the month of June, setting a new record of units produced in a month. According to a press release, previously the highest number of refrigerators produced in one month was in March of this year with a production volume of 17,481. With refrigerator sales constantly growing, engineers at Dometic... Read more

Canada RV Sales Rebound as Economy Improves

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Eleonore Hamm Canadian RV sales — towable and motorized — are making a strong recovery this year after two years in the doldrums. ”It’s great,” said Eleonore Hamm, president of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada. ”We had a bad 2015 and 2016. Economically, people are feeling better, and people who have delayed their decisions to buy an RV are no longer delaying.” Through May, Class A and Class C motorhome sales have increased 46.7%,... Read more

Fusion Wood Products Opens Its Doors in August

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Joe Campbell (L) and Nate Rhoden are launching Fusion Wood Products Backed by two partners with a combined 35 years of RV lamination experience, startup Fusion Wood Products will go into production in August at its retooled 68,000-square-foot facility in Elkhart, Ind. Joe Campbell, who will head up manufacturing, said the primary focus of Fusion Wood Products is to provide panel lamination and profile wrapping for the RV, manufactured housing, cabinet, and store fixture industries in the Greater... Read more

‘Horizon Global’ Launching Kan. Distribution Hub

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Horizon Global, a leading manufacturer of branded towing and trailering equipment, today (July 24) announced that it is nearing completion on a new, state-of-the-art distribution facility in Edgerton, Kan.  According to a press release, the new 512,000-square-foot facility will serve as the main hub for the company’s Horizon Global Americas Division. It will consolidate distribution into a more centrally located and larger facility while simultaneously upgrading operations through automation... Read more

Bill Redmond Steps Down as ‘RV Care’ Chairman

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Bill Redmond of Bucars RV Centre in Balzac, Alberta, stepped down from the position of chairman for RV Care Network Ltd. earlier this month after 17 years as a member of the board of directors. Don Sneyd of Ruston RV Centre in Burlington, Ontario, who will assume the role of chairman, noted, “We have a very full agenda with a lot of exciting initiatives to continue building and new opportunities to pursue.” As a founding member of RV Care in 2000, Redmond played a key role in the... Read more

Zinke: $53M is Earmarked for Park Infrastructure

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks. The Associated Press reported that Zinke made the announcement Saturday (July 22) at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. With him was Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. The funding would go to 42 parks in 29 states. The Interior Department said in a release that Congress has provided $20 million, and $33 million will come from outside organizations. The funding... Read more

California RV Show Boasts 65-Year History in L.A.

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A 1952 Airstream Clipper travel trailer Editor’s Note: The following submission from Carson Marketing Inc. chronicles the history of the California RV Show hosted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). In 1952, while the Brooklyn Dodgers, who would move to Los Angeles in 1957, were preparing to play ball in the World Series against their archrivals the New York Yankees, another big event was in the making a coast away. The inaugural RVIA California RV Show was in... Read more

Blue Ox Adding McQuistan to Human Resources

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Ashley McQuistan Ashley McQuistan has joined Blue Ox as the Human Resources Administrator at the corporate and manufacturing facility in Pender, Neb. “Ashley has a great track record in a wide variety of industries including professional services, technology, healthcare and education,” stated Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann in a press release. “Her professional skills in job analysis, training and talent acquisition align perfectly with the needs of our employees and the company... Read more

‘Millennials’ Fueling Camping Boom in Minnesota

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Kathy Petrick swore off camping after a disastrous childhood experience. But as an adult she has trekked to 27 state parks in eight years, visiting every campground that offers the relative comfort of modern camper cabins. “I’m trying to give my son an appreciation for all of the natural beauty in Minnesota,” said Petrick, who lives with her 13-year-old in Chanhassen. Petrick is one of a growing number of people fueling a statewide upswing in camping that has been building for more than five... Read more

VIDEO 2: ‘Made in America’ Is Our National Parks

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In a roundtable gathering in Washington, D.C., Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke promotes the “Made in America” roots of the country’s national park system. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.  Read More →

Report: NHTSA Releases Latest List of RV Recalls

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Editor’s Note: The following is the latest RV recall list compiled by the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA). • Newmar Corp. is recalling 1,289 2014-2018 Newmar Dutch Star and 2015-2017 Newmar Ventana motorhomes. In the affected motorhomes, the driver side and passenger side powered night shades can be lowered by using the remote when the ignition is in the “on” position. For additional information click here. • Forest River Inc. is recalling 556 2017... Read more

Lemonis Seeks Public Input on ‘Gander’ Products

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Gander Outdoors wants customer help restocking shelves after the nationwide liquidation sale. reported that the former Gander Mountain purports a “simple vision” as it moves past bankruptcy proceedings, according to its website. “We will be your hometown outfitter – offering the best gear for all your outdoor needs, at the best value,” the site says. “The next step starts with you.” Customers can submit suggestions for new inventory online – even if its an invention... Read more

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