Month: May 2019

Jayco Adds 3-Year Structural Warranty to 2020 Units

In addition to the company’s two-year limited warranty, Jayco Inc. is adding a three-year structural warranty on all its 2020 models, covering such areas like the roof, laminated walls and floors. Known as the “Jayco 2+3 Warranty,” officials told RVBUSINESS.com that the new warranty represents the longest available in the industry on all travel trailers, fifth-wheels, toy haulers and motorhomes. ...

American Flag Flap At Camping World Flutters On

Standing in the parking lot of Gander RV late Thursday (May 30) afternoon, Marcus Lemonis declared to a group of workers and a gaggle of news media that he was not interested in Statesville, N.C.'s offer to change a local ordinance regulating banner sizes to allow the giant flag to continue flying. What he wants, he said, is for them ...

REV Wraps Up Key Dealer Event, Terveer Retires

There were a number of highlights to report out of the “Key Dealer Event” held this week by REV Recreation Group at its campus in Decatur, Ind., most notably the “passing of the baton” to Bill Reith from Pat Terveer, who is retiring from his position as vice president and general manager of REV’s Class A motorhome division. After a ...

Goshen to Review Lippert Abatement as Hiring Lags

The Goshen City Council will decide whether to continue financial incentives on a $10 million investment by Lippert Components Inc. (LCI), based on a report showing fewer new jobs than expected but nearly $5 million more in wages. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, the council will vote next week on a preliminary determination of whether LCI is complying with ...

Hoefer Group Reveals Preliminary Specs for Trailers

With the first round of sub-ultralight RVs planned to arrive at U.S. dealerships later in 2019, Hoefer Group is unveiling some of the preliminary specifications for the lineip. According to a press release, the company said that it will offer a 10-year warranty against leaks, five-year full body structure warranty, and one-year comprehensive warranty – all standard and all transferable. ...

Cardinal Bus Adds 2 VanHool Motorcoaches to Fleet

Middlebury, Ind.-based Cardinal Bus announced the addition of two 2019 VanHool CX45 motorcoaches to the fleet. According to a press release, the VanHools purchased from ABC Companies of Minnesota include 56 passenger luxury vehicles that offer a safe and smooth ride and all of the latest amenities. The 2019 coaches come equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13 engines and an Allison ...

Cummins Extending Isuzu Powertrain Partnership

Cummins Inc. and Isuzu Motors Limited announced another step forward in by entering into the Isuzu Cummins powertrain partnership agreement. According to a press release, the agreement formalizes a business structure for the two companies to evaluate and carry out opportunities to jointly develop and bring new diesel and diesel-based powertrains to global markets. Cummins and Isuzu committed to form ...

Canadian Techs Are Recognized For Contributions

As the summer camping and RV season kicks off, the RV industry is launching RV Tech Week to acknowledge and show gratitude toward all RV apprentices, technicians and everyone that is involved in parts and service to keep the RV industry thriving RV Tech Week will take place from June 1-8. According to a press release, RV Tech Week is ...

Coachmen Hiring Elliott as West Coast Sales Mgr.

Coachmen RV announced Jim Elliott as the new West Coast regional sales manager for the Class A division. According to a press release, he will oversee the following brands: Pursuit, Mirada and SportsCoach. Elliott has over 20 years of experience in the RV industry, working primarily on the retail side of the business. He is a graduate from the University ...

Fantasy RV Tours Holds 10th Reunion Rally in Tenn.

Around 100 guests showed up on April 1 for Fantasy RV Tours’ 10th Reunion RV Rally in Nashville, Tenn., which included making a substantial and precious gift to Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee during a "Mystery Auction." According to a press release, the live auction featured wrapped mystery gifts, with gag clue gift on top. Although they did not know what ...

Curtin: Slight Uptick in Shipments Expected in 2020

Following a sluggish start for RV wholesale shipments through the first third of the year, a slow recovery for retail deliveries is expected for the remainder of 2019 and persist until 2020. RV RoadSigns reported that RV shipments are projected to total 416,300 units in 2019, down 13.9% from the 2018 year-end total of 483,700 units, before gaining 2.4% to ...

Senators Braun and Young Visit Northern Indiana

Wednesday (May 29) was an unusually busy political day in Northern Indiana as the Hoosier States’ two first-term U.S. senators, Republicans Mike Braun and Todd Young, were both in the area -- with Congress adjourned -- for visits with constituents including area RV industry leaders. (To view a slideshow scroll to the Industry Videos section on the RVBUSINESS.com home page. ...

After Dispute CalARVC Rebrands as CampCalNow

The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) today announced that it has changed the association’s name to CampCalNow RV Park and Campground Alliance.  According to a press release, the former CalARVC organization decided to drop the ARVC brand in an undisclosed settlement with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). Cal ARVC is not is not affiliated ...

RV Daily Report Website is Shutting Down June 21

Editor's Note: The following editorial by RV Daily Report Editor Greg Gerber announces the closing of the industry news website on June 21. I know what you’re thinking, “Here we go again,” or “Haven’t we been down this road before?” Yes we have, but this time it’s different. I’m burning the ships, blowing up the bridges, and dynamiting the old ...

CW’s Big Flag May Stay as City Reviews Ordinance

Maybe television's "The Profit" won't have to make business deals behind bars after all. The Associated Press reported that Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC's so-named reality television show, had said Wednesday (May 29) that he would go to jail before he'd remove an enormous flag that flies at a recreational vehicle store in violation of the Statesville, N.C.'s size ordinance. ...

Strong Labor Market Boosts Consumer Confidence

Consumer confidence jumped in May as households grew more upbeat about the labor market, suggesting the economy remained on solid ground despite signs that activity was slowing after being temporarily boosted by exports and a build-up of inventories. Reuters reported that the surge in confidence reported by the Conference Board came despite an escalation in tensions in the 10-month trade ...

Videos: Sen. Braun, We’re the Russos, Entegra Rally

The latest round of new RVB videos are now available in the RVBUSINESS.com Industry Videos section. Photos provided by Shawn Spence. Content includes: • Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) visited with RV industry leaders May 29 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., and later toured the Grand Design RV campus in nearby Middlebury. • Joe and Kait Russo ...

Air Lift Introduces New Loadlifter Load Support Kits

Aftermarket air suspension supplier ​Air Lift Co. has released new LoadLifter 5000 and LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate load support kits for the 2017-2019 Nissan Titan. According to a press release, Air Lift’s air spring kits are specifically designed for the Titan, and are engineered to work with the existing suspension to provide extra support when towing or hauling. With the additional ...

ROTV is Adding Infinity Woven Products as Sponsor

"Rollin On TV" announced the addition of Infinity Woven Products as its newest Limited Branded Sponsor. According to a press Infinity, with corporate headquarters located in Dalton, Georgia, produces Luxury Woven Vinyl (LWV) flooring for a multitude of applications ranging from commercial, residential, marine and RV. (LWV) benefits include being heavy traffic rated, lightweight, and easy-to-clean. It’s cushioned vinyl backing ...

Formula Trailers Announces Impact Trailers Buyout

Bristol, Ind.-based Formula Trailers, a producer of cargo trailers, announced the purchase of certain assets and intellectual rights for Impact Trailers on April 23, 2019. The former Elkhart, Ind.-based Impact Trailers was founded in 2017 and closed manufacturing operations in April 2019. Formula Trailers, which began production in July 2018 under the leadership of Jeff Troyer, is experiencing rapid growth ...

First HOF Supplier Show Sold Out for Open House

The inaugural “RV Hall of Fame Supplier Show” during this year’s Sept. 23-26 Elkhart Dealer Open House is sold out with 80 companies occupying 104 booths in the Hall on the northeast side of Elkhart, according to the organization’s President Darryl Searer. “This is the first-ever suppliers’ open house here at the hall,” he said. “The Elkhart Dealer Open House ...

Escapees Census Provides Snapshot of RV Trends

Earlier this year, Escapees RV Club circulated a census among the RVing community, garnering the feedback of nearly 7,800 RVers. The census was open from Nov. 30, 2018, to April 12, 2019, and included input from a wide variety of RV owners. According to a press release, the following results are based on the information shared by those who completed ...

New Airstream Site Offers Gear, Compelling Stories

Airstream Inc. announced the launch of Airstream Supply Co., a new website that equips travelers with outdoor and camping gear. According to a press release, the site features compelling stories of adventure, travel and craftmanship, complemented by curated collections of products available for purchase. Part online magazine, part travel guide, and part outfitter, Airstream Supply Co. is a true hybrid ...

Braxton Creek Launches New Redesigned Website

Braxton Creek RV announced the launch of the company’s newly redesigned website as well as a new company logo and tagline, according to a press release. In a recent letter to both dealers and potential dealers, Braxton Creek CEO and shareholder Jim Jacobs stated, “You might also notice the new Braxton Creek logo, as well as our new tag line, ...

Cove Communities Names VP, Eyeing Acquisitions

Cove Communities announced  Jeff Schwartz as vice president of acquisitions. According to a press release, Schwartz will source acquisitions for Cove Communities in North America and develop and maintain meaningful industry relationships. According to a press release, Schwartz is a well-known figure in real estate development and sales. Over his 30-year career, he played key roles in over $1 billion ...

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