Report: 54.5 MPG Target For ’25 is ‘Off The Table’

July 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Automakers have all the tools at their disposal to meet the 54.5 mpg corporate average fuel economy targets for the 2025 model year, but buyer preferences for SUVs and trucks make it likely that the industry will fall short of that number, U.S. regulators said in a report Monday (July 18). Automotive News reported that the EPA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and California Air Resources Board released their draft Technical Assessment Report analyzing costs, technology and... Read more

Dometic Portable Refrigerators at Outdoor Show

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Dometic Group, a leading provider of mobile cooling RV and camping products, announced that it will showcase its new portable refrigerator/freezers at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 3-6. Dometic’s display at Booth No. PV3260 will feature the newly available CFX-28US and CFX-95DZUS, as well as the economical CC-40US and a range of other mobile cooling products and accessories. “The CFX looks like a standard cooler, but is actually a powerful refrigerator/freezer... Read more

WFCO Program Actively Reaches Out to Dealers

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WFCO is turning its attention to the needs of RV dealerships with a new Proactive Power Pros (PPP) program. According to a press release, the initiative links WFCO’s Power Pros technical support team with RV retailers to help solve a variety of power product issues, including performance, installation, feature specification, model selection, replacement and upgrades using WFCO products. The PPP program also makes dealer technicians aware of helpful support tools offered through WFCO’s website,... Read more

RVDA Endorsement of XtraRide Enters 25th Year

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and Protective Asset Protection are entering the 25th year of the association’s exclusive endorsement of the XtraRide RV service contract program. According to a press release, the XtraRide program brings dealers increased profit opportunities while providing quality protection for their customers. A leader in the market, Protective Asset Protection has the ability to underwrite, administer and market its own service contract programs. “RVDA... Read more

Eight More KOA’s Earn Perfect Scores in Review

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Eight more Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) locations have achieved perfection during their 2016 KOA Quality Reviews. According to a press release, 13 KOA campgrounds have now achieved a perfect score of 600 during the 2016 KOA Quality Review process. Each year, KOA’s quality assurance teams travel North America, reviewing processes and working with owners and managers at the 490 KOA locations to improve their parks. “Receiving a perfect score of 600 points on the annual Quality Review is no... Read more

Park Model RVs Gaining Popularity in Wisconsin

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Trading the allure of the open road for a permanent campsite, more vacationers have embraced park-model recreational vehicles. As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, they’re now buying luxurious and spacious travel trailers that are delivered on wheels but aren’t moved much once they reach a destination. Some of the trailers are like cabins or cottages, with amenities such as bay windows and lofts, French doors and porches. Others are more traditional, with features such as slide-out... Read more

Plans for Elkhart Co. Service Center Advancing

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Plans for a new RV repair facility in Middlebury, Ind., took another step forward Monday (July 18) during a meeting of the Elkhart County Board of Commissioners, according to a Goshen News report. Approved Monday was a request by Jerry and Ruby Bontrager, represented by Philip Barker of Cardinal Point Surveying, Goshen, for a zoning change from Agriculture-1 to Detailed Planned Unit Development Manufacturing-1 to be known as Riteway State Road 13 DPUD. The property in question is a 5.58 acre parcel... Read more

Action Awnings Debuts ‘B’ and ‘C’ Dash Covers

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Yuma, Ariz.-based Action Awnings and Upholstery Center has expanded its product line to include new custom dash covers for Class B and Class C RVs as well as for tow vehicles. According to a press release, this is in addition to the dash covers the company manufactures for Class A motorhomes. Dash covers for Class A RVs are available in a variety of carpet colors, but for the Class C motorhomes and tow vehicles Action Awnings and Upholstery Center has added five different choices of material.... Read more

AGS ‘Hyper-Digital’ Program Reaches 2.5M Hits

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The “hyper-digital” program by AGS, the guest-guide division of Texas Advertising,  has reached 2.5 million impressions with their online campground guest guides, the company announced. Campground guest guides are powerful marketing tools, according to AGS. The company holds 30 years of experience, specializing in Internet and print campaigns. On the print side, AGS designs guides to establish a unique identity for every park and promote brand loyalty. Content informs guests of park... Read more

The BUZZ: What’s with Gerber’s ‘Death Spiral?’

July 18, 2016 by · 6 Comments 

Greg Gerber An ongoing series of controversial columns penned by RV Daily Report Editor Greg Gerber has certainly captured the attention of the North American RV arena, including industry insiders as well as consumers whom, he maintains, often harbor “seething anger” over the industry’s quality, warranty and service issues. While the topic of industry quality is becoming more of a priority lately among numerous manufacturers, suppliers and dealers, Gerber’s critical series is, as he himself... Read more

Escapees’ 56th Escapade Heading For Vermont

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Plans are shaping up for the 56th Annual Escapade, the national rally hosted by Texas-based Escapees RV Club taking place July 24-28 at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center in Essex Junction, Vt. Melanie Carr, part of the third generation of the family that founded the Escapees in 1978 as a national scale organization catering to full-timers and other on-the-road RV enthusiasts, said nearly 900 RVs have registered so far for the Escapade. The event will feature education, entertainment and social... Read more

ARVC’s Jeff Sims Earns Missouri House Tribute

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Missouri Rep. Don Phillips (L) presents Jeff Sims with a house resolution Jeff Sims, director of state relations and program advocacy for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), was recently honored by the Missouri House of Representatives for his legislative work on behalf of the RV and campground industries. According to a press release, Missouri Rep. Don Phillips presented Sims with a house resolution during a July 8 meeting at City Hall in Kimberling City, Mo. The house... Read more

Patrick Industries to Issue 2Q Financials July 28

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Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier Patrick Industries Inc. will release its second quarter 2016 financial results before the market opens on July 28. Patrick Industries also expects to host a conference call at 10 a.m. EDT to discuss results and other business matters.  Participants on the call will be CEO Todd Cleveland President Andy Nemeth and Josh Boone, CFO. Participation in the question-and-answer session of the call will be limited to institutional investors and analysts. Interested parties are... Read more

Dealer Joining Campground’s 40th Anniversary

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Silver Springs Campground, located in the northeastern corner of Stow, Ohio, and operated by the Stow Parks and Recreation Department, is in the midst of its 40th Anniversary celebration, the Stow Sentry reported. The campground is hosting a number of events, drawings, giveaways and more during the 2016 camping season as part of the celebration. Kamper City, an RV dealershipin Peninsula, will be staging an event at the campground on Saturday (July 23) and Sunday. The dealership will bring out... Read more

Ford Ups Towing Rating for Super-Duty Trucks

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In the never-ending battle of towing capacity among pickup truck makers, Ford Motor says it’s going to leap ahead again. USA Today reported that Ford announced Monday (July 18) that the 2017 F-Series F-450 Super Duty –- one of the more heavy-duty versions of its F-150 full-size pickups — will be capable of conventionally towing a 21,000-pound trailer, which Ford says is 1,000 pounds more than the competition. The boost comes from a beefier driveline and other components made possible... Read more

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