FMCA Honors Past Presidents at RV Hall of Fame

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FMCA members at the RV/MH Hall of Fame event honoring past presidents Dozens of Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) members gathered at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Ind., on Saturday (Oct. 14) to reunite with friends, share stories and honor the association’s past presidents as part of the FMCA Presidential Honor Dinner. Current FMCA President Jon Walker said the event, the first its kind for the association, was long overdue. “A lot just do not know how much time... Read more

Jayco Seneca Coach Offers FCCC S2RV Chassis

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Jayco Seneca 37K Super C exterior Along with other changes to its five-model Seneca — including a new 37K floorplan – Jayco Inc. has upgraded the entire Super C line with the new S2RV chassis from South Carolina-based Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC). The S2RV front-engine diesel cab chassis is designed and built specifically for the RV market, and caters to drivers who want the power and performance of a diesel without the cockpit of a conventional Class A.  Jayco MotorHome... Read more

Chemo RV Presents Checks to First Responders

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Chemo RV owner Jason Bell donates $18,000 to the Canadian Red Cross, Williams Lake Fire Dept.’s Chief Des Webster and 150 Mile House Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief Stan McCarthy Chemo RV owner Jason Bell followed through on a great promise. On Saturday (Oct. 14), he donated $18,000 each to the Canadian Red Cross, the Williams Lake Fire Department and the 150 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department. Accepting the checks on behalf of their fire departments were Williams Lake Fire Chief Des Webster and 150... Read more

Former IT Worker Finds Success as Wis. Retailer

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During 25 years of traveling and working long hours for information technology firms, Todd Oberg would steal away from his career in RVs, boats and motorcycles. The Wisconsin Journal reported that in June 2014, the McFarland resident flipped the script and bought Country Campers in Lake Mills, Wis., adding Fathead’s — his childhood moniker — to the business name and jumping into a growing industry. “I always had a bit of an entrepreneurial itch,” said Oberg, 52. “Being able to find something... Read more

Automakers are Resigned to Life Without NAFTA

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The political rhetoric is looking more like reality. Automotive News reported that automakers and suppliers are starting to envision a world without the North American Free Trade Agreement amid growing signs the Trump administration is determined to gut the 23-year-old deal, which has integrated the U.S., Canadian and Mexican economies, and made the regional auto industry globally competitive. Going into the fourth round of negotiations last week, U.S. negotiators adopted hard-line positions that... Read more

Lazydays RV Hosts Florida Gator Pregame Event

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Lazydays RV partnered with the University of Florida Gators to host its 3rd annual pregame welcome event exclusively for Lazydays RV Tailgating Lot pass holders. According to a press release, attendees gathered at a private event outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville before the Florida Gators, Texas A&M game on Saturday (Oct. 14) to browse new RV models and meet former Gator Scot Brantley. As the official sponsor of the University of Florida RV tailgating lots surrounding the UF... Read more

Sys2K Teams with CoreLogic on Credit Software

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Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Sys2K, a provider of dealership management software, has teamed with CoreLogic to help streamline the ordering and delivery of credit reports and risk mitigation solutions to the automotive, RV, marine, and powersports industries. According to a press release, the planned integration will allow dealerships to efficiently access CoreLogic Credco products and solutions via Sys2K.  “I am pleased to announce our relationship with CoreLogic Credco, a leader in... Read more

Great Outdoors RV Moves Into Store at N.Y. Mall

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The Great Outdoors RV Superstore has moved into a new location in the Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius, N.Y. reported that the company announced its move there in June. The regional RV dealer will display 50-plus RVs in the 41,536-square-foot space, plus more in the surrounding parking lot. A grand opening celebration will be held in the spring.  The company has been in business for 29 years and has additional locations in Fulton, East Syracuse and Brewerton, N.Y.. In a news... Read more

Calif. Raceway Closing Evacuation Campground

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Northern California’s Sonoma Raceway evacuation center is making its final lap soon. The temporary camping and RV refuge for locals fleeing the week’s fires will close today Oct. 16 at 6 p.m., according to a report by the Sonoma Index-Tribune. “The camping provided by the raceway since last Tuesday was always intended to serve as a temporary evacuation site as opposed to a long-term shelter,” Raceway officials said on Facebook today. “The raceway does not have the capacity... Read more

VIDEO 1: Thrill Seekers Head Out West in CW RV

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Filmakers Kody and Kyler McCormick of The Outbound Life head west in an RV supplied by Camping  World for a thrill-seeking adventure. Camping World is a sponsor for The Outbound Life. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the home page.  Read More →

SSI: Canada Coach Sales Up 39.6% For 8 Months

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Canadian motorhome registrations continued to rise, as overall sales showed a 39.6% gain for the first eight months of 2017. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), Thor Industries Inc. was the motorized sales leader through August, capturing a 41.1% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. with a 36.8% share. Winnebago Industries Inc. was No. 3, owning 11.2% of the market. Class A registrations rose 21.4% year-to-date as Thor led... Read more

SylvanSport Secures 10 Retailers at Open House

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SylvanSport secured 10 new North American dealers during September’s Elkhart RV Open House as the Brevard, N.C.-based builder showcased 13 GO and GO Easy trailers at its display area at the northwest corner of County Road 6 and Jeanwood Drive. “This was our third Elkhart RV Open House and we’ve learned a lot in those years,” stated Vice President of Sales Earl Hunter. “We know what our dealers are looking for and, just as important, what we are looking for in our dealers.... Read more

Consumer Confidence Marks 13-Year High in Oct.

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Consumer confidence crushed expectations in October, flying by a seven-month high hit in August. CNBC reported that the consumer sentiment index, a survey of consumers by The University of Michigan, rose to 101.1 in October, far ahead of the 95 economists polled by Reuters anticipated. “Consumer sentiment surged in early October, reaching its highest level since the start of 2004,” Richard Curtin, chief economist for the Surveys of Consumers, said in a statement.  In September,... Read more

Dometic Will Display Moderno Toilet at Louisville

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Dometic Moderno toilet Dometic will be showcasing its new Moderno toilet and HandWave Control Panel at the National RV Trade Show, running Nov. 27-30 in Louisville, Ky. According to a press release, the Dometic Moderno toilet comes fully equipped with VariFlush technology, which allows a single bowl to accommodate multiple flushing technologies including VacuFlush, MasterFlush, RushFlush and gravity. The Moderno toilet is an all-ceramic bowl that is elongated and tall to provide the comfort and feel... Read more

RVIA’s Outdoor Lifestyle Pavilion Ups KEC Space

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RVIA Show will occupy over 1 million square feet in Kentucky Exposition Center While incorporating new elements and programs that move beyond the National RV Trade Show’s traditional role as a key buying/selling platform, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has also expanded the footprint for the Nov. 27-30 event, occupying over 1 million square feet in Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center — the highest total since the prerecession years. “The square footage certainly speaks... Read more

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