Go RVing & Sports Illustrated Team up Again

July 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sport Illustrated’s Peter King The Go RVing Coalition is once again teaming with Sports Illustrated to provide the magazine’s lead NFL writer Peter King with an RV for his Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB) Training Camp Tour this summer. RVIA Today Express reported that King along with other Sports Illustrated writers and staffers embarked from New York on July 19 in a Fleetwood Storm motorhome for a three-week RV odyssey that will visit 20 cities. Along the way, King will write and blog... Read more

Ind. Startup Material Supplier Eyeing Growth

July 28, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

From the exterior, the modest industrial building on County Road 6 in Elkhart, Ind., looks like so many others along that stretch of road: yet another place where Elkhart’s entrepreneurial spirit has caught fire and put people to work. But inside, Chris Welch and his two partners have quietly been gearing up for what they think could be a big splash in the local economy. According to a report by the Elkhart Truth, Welformed Materials incorporated in July and took occupancy of the building in October.... Read more

Capital Talk: Nexus RV’s Donati & Middleton

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This week’s “RV Capital Talk” segment features an interview with Nexus RV executives and cofounders Claude Donati and Dave Middleton discussing the Elkhart, Ind.-based company’s planned launch of the first diesel pusher motorhome and its factory-direct business model. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.  Read More →

Go RVing Jams During ‘Jamboree in the Hills’

July 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  Thunderbolt XLR at Jamboree in the Hills In partnership with LiveNation, Go RVing hosted two interactive RV displays at Jamboree in the Hills, the longest running and most popular country music festival in America held July 17 -20 in Belmont, Ohio. According to a report in RVIA Today Express, the festival, which featured 25 hours of live music from country music legends, current chart toppers, and rising stars, drew more than 100,000 people with over 2,000 touring the Go RVing exhibits. The... Read more

Webinar will Focus on Dealership Inspections

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A free webinar on dealership inspections will highlight how to avoid citations from OSHA and EPA. According to a press release, the webinar is provided to dealers by the Mike Molino RV Learning Center through a partnership with online marketing firm KPA. RV dealers’ participation in the live event helps support the Learning Center’s development of new programs. Register at the KPA website for the webinar slated to run July 31 at noon EDT. This webinar will give an overview of recent OSHA and... Read more

Supreme Industries Enjoys Sales Gains in 2Q

July 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Supreme Industries Inc. recently reported that second quarter sales and income were up. The Goshen News reported that the company, which makes specialized commercial vehicles, reported its consolidated net sales from continuing operations grew to $71.6 million in the second quarter, which was a 3.8% increase compared with $68.9 million during the second quarter of last year. Gross profit from continuing operations was $14.6 million compared with $14.5 million in the second quarter of 2013, according... Read more

22nd Annual NAARVA Rally Attracts 260 Rigs

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center is hosting the 22nd Annual National African American Recreational Vehicle Association (NAARVA) rally.The rally began Sunday (July 20) and will continue until July 27. The Shawnee News-Star reported that Wendell Simpson of Alabama, the southern regional director for NAARVA, said it is the largest, if not only, African American RV association in the United States. NAARVA was established in 1993 and had its first meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. National camp rallies... Read more

VCA Responds To Tornado That Claimed Two

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Karl Littlman, president of the Virginia Campground Association (VCA), and David Gorin, executive director of VCA, sent out a message to members following the fatal tornado that struck a Virginia campground Thursday (July 24). Their message is below: By now many of you have heard about the tornado that ripped through a part of Cherrystone Family Campground about 8:30 this morning. The latest reports indicate that 2 people were killed and at least 20 injured in the park. There was considerable destruction... Read more

RV Caucus & RVIA Host Capitol Hill Campfires

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIA brought an Airstream and a Winnebago to Capitol Hill to help educate members of the U.S. Congress July 23, 2014. When the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) leadership started to work with the members of the fledgling Congressional RV Caucus to create a formal “kickoff” event, they decided to go a little different route than the normal cocktail party with speakers at a podium. Instead, RVIA set up daytime tours of two RVs on Capitol Hill and an evening event featuring four... Read more

RVIA Releases Survey of Lenders Experiences

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has published the 2013 Survey of Lenders’ Experiences, a publication detailing the results of the association’s annual nationwide survey of financial institutions concerning their RV lending portfolios. According to RVIA Today Express, the report provides an in-depth look at key data from both the wholesale and retail indirect RV lending markets and illustrates why RV loans continue to be an attractive product for financial institutions to include... Read more

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