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RH Power & Associates Acquiring ‘Redzia RVs’

May 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

RV industry marketing and advertising firm RH Power & Associates Inc. recently acquired Redzia RVs, an Internet sales lead generation source for RV dealers. According to a press release, Redzia RVs was originally founded by Australian/American businessman Simon Hickey in 2002. Over the years, the company grew steadily under Hickey’s guidance. However, due to his recent involvement in a large overseas company startup, his time became limited to the point where he felt a management change needed... Read more

Report: Consumer Confidence Edges Up in May

May 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Consumers turned slightly more upbeat this month after taking a dimmer view of the economy in April. The better attitude was concentrated in current economic conditions, although households hold a mixed view of job prospects. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Conference Board, a private research group, said Tuesday its index of consumer confidence increased to 95.4 from a revised 94.3 in April, first reported as 95.2. The May and April indexes are far below the 101.4 reported in March. Economists... Read more

Floods & Droughts Pounding U.S. Campgrounds

May 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Weather made a big impact over Memorial Day Weekend, with flooding closing campgrounds in Texas, Arkansas and Missouri while California drought continues to impact camping and a dry spell meant no s’mores in New England until late evenings. Lake Wister in Arkansas flooded campers out, rising 24 feet above normal television station KHBS reported. In Van Buren, Ark., Lee Creek RV Campground was submerged this morning (May 26), television station KFSM reported. In Tipton Ford, Mo., Waters Edge... Read more

Lippert, Furrion Back Disabled RVer’s Campaign

May 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

David Sherrer is heading out on a 4-year campaign to advance travel  accessibility for  people with disbalities Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced today it is sponsoring Qchair’s Traveler as the not-for-profit’s executive director David Sherrer sets out on a four-year solo RV trip across the United States and Canada to advance travel accessibility for people with disabilities. LCI has sponsored the trip by providing several upgrade RV accessories and installation free of charge. Furrion,... Read more

B.C. Council Turns Down Woody’s RV Expansion

May 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Prince George, British Columbia, council has voted down an application to rezone the former Yellowhead Grove Golf Course on Highway 16 to make way for multilocation dealer Woody’s RV. According to a report by CKPG RV, after a lengthy public hearing last night, residents expressed a litany of concerns ranging from safety of children walking to Vanway School to the reduction of property values with an RV sales business in their neighborhood. The proponent planned to build an 11-acre RV sales... Read more

Baird: RV Dealer Inventory Trends Encouraging

May 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A survey conducted by investment firm Robert W. Baird & Co. showed that RV dealers reported some inventory expansion at the end of April but overall motorhome and towable retail trends are “encouraging.” According to a report by RV Executive Today Online, the survey also showed dealers’ days supply of towables this spring was “appropriate” and their days supply of motorhomes was in the “normal” range. Dealers who responded to Baird’s survey reported motorhome... Read more

Monaco Debuting ‘Dynasty Days’ Rebate Promo

May 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Monaco, a leading manufacturer of Class A diesel motorhomes, announced its newest retail summer savings promotion, “Dynasty Days.” Purchases made on all eligible, remaining in-stock 2015 Monaco Dynasty motorhomes will be qualified to receive a $25,000 retail savings. The retail promotion will run May 15 through July 31. “Purchasing a motorhome is a rewarding experience for all owners,” said Mike Snell, president of Monaco Coach, in a press release. “What better way to begin the 2015... Read more

Report: Gas Prices Should Stay Low In Summer

May 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You’ve probably noticed that the price of unleaded gasoline has inched up over the past few weeks. That’s typical gas price behavior as Memorial Day approaches, and motorists set off on summer vacations. Forbes reported that the good news, according to a Purdue University researcher, is that gas prices this summer ought to be significantly lower than they were in summer, 2014. Purdue energy economist Wally Tyner is predicting that gas prices will remain below $3 a gallon for unleaded, except... Read more

MARVAC Out to ‘Make the Summer Memorable’

May 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is touting the Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start to summer and its website — www.marvac.org — as the starting point for a “memorable summer vacation.” “Memorial Day is widely considered the start of summer season and what better way to celebrate than by planning a classic Michigan camping trip in an RV,” MARVAC stated in a press release. According to a study prepared for the... Read more

Rockford Appoints Lowe As Marketing Director

May 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Tammy Lowe Rockford Corp., a supplier of high-performance audio systems, is announced that it has promoted Tammy Lowe to director of marketing, effective immediately. “Tammy has been with Rockford for more than 25 years, and has been associated with the marketing of our brands since the late 1990s,” said Theresa Anthony, Rockford vice president of sales and marketing. “As director of marketing, Tammy will remain focused on growing our brands by staying in alignment with the sales and product... Read more

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