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Featherlite Returns to Profitability

Specialty trailer and bus conversion manufacturer Featherlite Inc. returned to profitability during the first quarter. The Nasdaq Stock Market-listed company earned $1.1 million during the three months ended March 31, compared with net income of $64,000 earned a year...

Moturis Sees “Local” Business Increase

Swiss RV and motorcycle rental firm Moturis Ltd. has seen its “local” business expand between 15% and 20% so far this year, according to Patrick Braendli, vice president of the firm’s U.S. operations. By local business, Braendli means customers from the U.S. and a few...

Pilgrim Production to Start Tuesday

Pilgrim International Inc., a manufacturer of travel trailers and fifth-wheels recently founded by RV industry legend Dave Hoefer, will begin production in Middlebury, Ind., on Tuesday (April 23). Pilgrim employees will finish up the final touches on prototypes this...

Pilgrim Production to Start Tuesday

Pilgrim International Inc., a manufacturer of travel trailers and fifth-wheels recently founded by RV industry legend Dave Hoefer, will begin production in Middlebury, Ind., on Tuesday (April 23). Pilgrim employees will finish up the final touches on prototypes this...

PleasureLand Heads in Upscale Direction

The move of PleasureLand RV Centers Inc.’s St. Cloud, Minn., flagship store and headquarters from downtown to a 28-acre site four miles southeast on I-94 wasn’t far in terms of distance. Its impact on the way PleasureLand does business, however, took the 31-year-old...

CBS to Feature Four-Part RV Tour

A correspondent and crew from the “CBS Sunday Morning” network TV program visited Elkhart, Ind., Monday (April 15) as they prepare a four-part series on RVing to be telecast April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19. Leading the project is correspondent Bill Geist, who has...

Big Dealers Profitable This Winter

The largest RV dealerships, those with more than $10 million in annual sales, were profitable during the first two months of this year, according to consultant firm The Spader Companies. The bigger retailers were the only group of RV dealers to report profits when...