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RVB Taking Fourth of July Holiday Break

The RVBUSINESS.com staff is cutting out for an extended July 4th weekend. In fact, we won’t be back at our post here on the Internet until the morning of Wednesday, July 5th. Until then, we trust that you will have an enjoyable and restful break from the rigors...

CRVA Stickers Addressed by Coalition

At the request of the Go RVing Coalition, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) will encourage its member manufacturers to institute procedures to ensure that Canadian Recreation Vehicle Association (CRVA) stickers are applied to RVs sold in Canada....

USA TODAY: Gas may Cool Summer Travel

High gas prices may be stifling the traditional summer vacation, according to a report in USA TODAY. Only 39.8% of consumers plan to take a vacation within the next six months, a 28-year low, the Conference Board said recently. That’s the fourth consecutive...

Newmar Honors 29 CSI Award Winners

Motorhome and fifth-wheel builder Newmar Corp., Nappanee, Ind., recently recognized the company’s dealers that provided “excellent customer service over the past year.” Newmar said that its Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) award was presented to 29 dealers who scored...

AAA Sees Slight Rise in July 4th Travel

The number of Americans traveling during the July 4th holiday weekend will increase 1.2% from a year ago, the smallest rise since 2000, as high pump prices cause people to cut back, AAA said in an annual forecast. A record 40.7 million Americans will take trips during...

TRVA Confab Features Industry Panel

A “Who’s Who” in the RV industry will be participating in an industry panel on the closing day of the Texas RV Association’s (TRVA) 33rd Annual Business Convention Aug. 11-14 in San Antonio. Invited guests to present their viewpoints on the industry are: Bruce...

As Expected, Fed Raises Interest Rates

Unhappy with rising prices, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates Thursday (June 29) by a quarter percentage point as expected. CBS MarketWatch reported that the Fed has hiked rates at 17 straight meetings since June 2004, bringing its target Fed funds rate from a...

Garvin’s Development Suffers Setback

Despite pleas from area lawmakers and residents, Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher apparently didn’t put tax incentives for a Cabela’s store on the agenda for a special legislative session slated to end this week. The Franklin Favorite reported that developer David Garvin...

Winnebago Recognizes 2006 Top Dealers

Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. honored its top dealer award winners for the 2006 model year during the motorhome builder’s Dealer Days event June 25-28 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nev. This year’s winners include: • Lazy Days RV Center, Seffner,...

Billings KOA Park Hosts CBS Early Show

The Billings KOA campground in Billings, Mont., hosted a broadcast of the CBS Early Show today (June 28) as part of the show’s “Great American Vacation Giveaway” series. CBS has crews in two Winnebago RVs crossing the country. Each Wednesday and Friday, the...