57th ‘Escapade’ Will Roll Into Tucson March 19-24

March 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Staff and members of Escapees RV Club are arriving in Tucson, Ariz., this week ahead of the organization’s 57th Escapade. According to a press release, the March 19-24 event is the biggest of Escapees’ yearly lineup, with more than 800 rigs expected to arrive by March 20, plus many more walk-ins and one-day visitors. The Escapade opened on the March 16 with RVers’ Boot Camp. This three day pre-event is focused on teaching RVers about safety, maintenance and operation... Read more

KOA: Camping Market Gets Younger, More Diverse

March 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s no question that growth in camping is one of the biggest themes in the 2017 North American Camping Report, released today (March 14). Generation X and Millennials are driving a lot of growth in camping in general, but also in family camping, group camping and minority camping, according to the report, which was commissioned by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) but which looks beyond KOA guests to all campers across the U.S. and Canada. In fact, since KOA first commissioned Scott Bahr of... Read more

Sisemore Traveland’s ‘Museum’ Celebrates RVing

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When it comes to camping, we Americans like to get away from it all by taking as much of it as we can with us. To that end, inventors created recreational vehicles. As reported by the Dallas News, RVs have been around since Henry Ford’s first Model Ts hit the road, and through the years they have included everything from tents on trailers to marble-countered motor homes. The evolution of the RV reflects America’s lust for cars and travel. “It’s about the freedom of the open road... Read more

PCOA York Show Posts Strong Attendance, Sales

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The York RV Show, hosted by the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA), posted around a 9% increase in attendance along with brisk sales by exhibiting dealers. According to a press release, the show ran March 10-12 at the York Expo Hall. PCOA credited the higher attendance to an extensive advertising campaign was formulated which included TV, print, radio, billboards, posters, postcards, and of course social media. An online pre-roll video that targeted people... Read more

Detroit Diesel Intros New DD8 at Work Truck Show

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Detroit Diesel unveiled its new DD8 medium-duty engine at this week’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis . The vocational 7.7 liter in-line six-cylinder diesel engine boasts a range of 260 hp to 350 hp and a torque range of 660 to 1050 lb. ft. Production of the DD8 is set to begin next February, and the engine targets a wide range of vocational applications including recreational vehicles. The DD8 expands the medium-duty engine platform Detroit debuted last year with the launch of the DD5,... Read more

Last Day For Workshop Proposals at RVDA’s Expo

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Today (March 17) is the final day to submit workshop proposals for the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) Convention/Expo slated for Nov. 6-10 in Las Vegas. According to a press release, RVDA is requesting proposals from instructors for the concurrent ‘track’ education workshops. The 60-minute sessions run Nov. 8-9 while compliance sessions are are set for Nov. 10. Complete details for submissions are on the convention website. The selection committee welcomes... Read more

Members Are Upbeat for 2017 at NCA Conference

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David Berg of Red Apple Campground in Kennebunkport reporting on the Maine Campground Owners Association while other NCA members listen The Northeast Conference on Camping opened Wednesday (March 16) in Nashua, N.H., with a wave of apparent optimism for the upcoming camping season from nine member states from Maine to Maryland comprising the Northeast Campground Association (NCA). “We have a wonderful program planned over the next three days,” said NCA Executive Director Cyndy Zbierski at the... Read more

‘Aqua-Hot’ Debuts Redesigned Product Webstore

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Aqua-Hot Heating Systems has launched a redesigned webstore to sell installation components, parts and accessories for its line of hydronic heaters.  “The goal of Aqua-Hot’s revamped webstore is to provide our customers with a straight-forward, trouble-free purchasing experience,” said Mark Davis, Aqua-Hot national sales manager, in a press release. “We also wanted it compatible with current technology, so it’s optimized to work with mobile devices, such as... Read more

Canada Associations Host RVing, Camping Week

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Go RVing Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) are partnering to host Canadian RVing and Camping Week from May 23-28. According to a press release, the week will be a celebration of RVing and camping in Canada, and will encourage Canadians to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. The Canadian RVing and Camping Week will also be raising funds for Make-A-Wish Canada to help provide experiences and opportunities for deserving children. Dealers can be involved in the Make-A-Wish campaign... Read more

VIDEO 2: Tour of NIRVC’s All-New Atlanta Facility

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National Indoor RV Centers offers a tour of its new sales and service facility in Atlanta, which hosted a grand opening in December. The move marked the first step in an aggressive expansion plan for the Dallas-based company. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the home page.  Read More →

SylvanSport Aligns With ‘The Dyrt’ Camping App

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SylvanSport announced a partnership with a new camping app, compatible with Android and iOS. According to a press release, “The Dyrt,” which launched last week, provides a better way to search for campgrounds and works similar to Yelp. The two companies have also partnered with over 20 outdoor brands on a virtual content-rich road trip, while at the same time giving away daily prizes and a $10,000 SylvanSport GO camper as the grand prize. The #GetOutAndGO campaign runs March 20 to April... Read more

FCCC Touting S2RV Chassis at ‘Work Truck Show’

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Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.’s Bryan Henke (R) at the 2017 Work Truck Show which wraps up Friday in downtown Indianapolis Amid the busy aisles of the annual Work Truck Show, which drew an estimated crowd of about 12,000 and some 500 exhibitors to the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, caught up with a spokesman for one of a host of exhibitors who play a role in both the commercial truck and RV markets — Bryan Henke, manager of product marketing for... Read more

KOA Report: Tech Driving Longer Camping Stays

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Campers in North America are, unsurprisingly, placing more and more importance on technology, though they also have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the effect of “being connected” has on camping trips. But from a business standpoint, the overriding factor regarding technology is that, for U.S. campers, access to technology is allowing a substantial bloc of campers to spend more time outside, according to the 2017 North American Camper Report released Wednesday (March... Read more

Airstream’s Interstate Top Selling ‘B’ Diesel in ’16

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Airstream’s Interstate Class B Airstream Inc. announced that its Interstate is the No. 1 selling Class B diesel motorhome in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row, according to a report by Statistical Surveys Inc. According to a press release, the Airstream Interstate captured a 31% market share in the diesel class B segment for 2016 and is the No. 1 retailing Mercedes-Benz B Van in the RV industry.  “The growth we have experienced over the past five years is incredible,”... Read more

REV Intros Valencia Super C at FMCA Convention

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Valencia Super C interior REV Group (REVG) debuted the all-new Renegade Valencia “Super C” motorcoach at the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) March 7-10 convention in Chandler, Ariz. REV acquired Bristol, Ind.-based Renegade in December. “We have been looking forward to this debut for months. Our team has been dedicated to designing a motorcoach that our customers would be proud to own,” said Mike Lanciotti, vice president and general manager of Renegade RV, in a press... Read more

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