Reports Positive Out of NTP-STAG’s Joint Expo

January 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

More than 2500 packed the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. A bustling crowd of more than 2,500 people — including 200 RV industry aftermarket suppliers — converged Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan. 19-20) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for the New Orleans 2016 NTP-STAG Expo. The gathering represented the first annual convention hosted by Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. in which the clients, vendors and staffs of all three distribution companies acquired over the past two... Read more

Entegra Coach Growth Prompts Building Plans

August 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tadd Jenkins When Jayco Inc. announced a doubling of its manufacturing space last year for its Entegra Coach Class A motorhome operations, Jayco had anticipated at least a two, if not a three-year stay in the current facility, said Tadd Jenkins, president of the newly renamed Jayco Motorhome Group. “We didn’t make that,” he said. “The market is demanding more supply,” said Jenkins, whose Middlebury, Ind., firm yesterday (Aug. 20) announced the construction of a new facility for Entegra... Read more

Shasta Finds Retro Sweet Spot With Its Airflyte

August 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Shasta President Mark Lucas shows off the Airflyte. When Shasta RV decided to release a true-to-the-original update of the 1961 Airflyte, company leaders figured it would go over well. “I thought it would be popular, I thought there would be a lot of people who would think, ‘That’s cool,'” said Mark Lucas, president of the Forest River Inc. subsidiary. “We thought it would be good, but we never anticipated that it would do this. A lot of the people who are calling us retailwise... Read more

FMCA: Rain Subsides and Retro Brands Thrive

August 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Dry weather and a clear forecast in the vicinity of the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Ore., spelled good new for organizers, attendees and exhibitors on Friday (Aug.16), the third day of the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) Aug. 13-16 Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase. “It’s great to see that the rain has given way to warmer, dryer conditions today,” said Robbin Gould, editor of Family Motor Coaching Magazine. “The walkways and main areas are filled... Read more

FMCA Redmond Rally Opens to Crowds, Rain

August 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

FMCA rally attendees check out the trade show out of the rain in Redmond, Wash. Intermittent rain marked the first opening two days of the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 90th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, Aug. 13-16 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, but that didn’t seem to slow things down at FMCA’s national rally – the fifth at the popular Redmond, Ore., venue. The rains seemed somewhat inconsistent with the theme of the rally for which 1,500 family coaches... Read more