Month: June 2019

Jayco Inc. Partnering With Shock Absorber Supplier

Jayco Inc. announced a new partnership with Koni, a manufacturer of shock absorbers. Starting with its 2020 Class C motorhomes, which include Greyhawk, Greyhawk Prestige, and Esteem, Jayco will offer Koni FSD shock absorbers as part of its JRIDE and EZ-DRIVE Elite packages. According to a press release, Koni produces high-performance shock absorbers for a variety of private and commercial ...

LCI Italian Subsidiary Acquires Window Blind Maker

LCI Industries announced that its subsidiary, LCI Italy s.r.l., has acquired Lavet s.r.l., a manufacturer of window blind systems located in Siena, Italy, effective June 30. According to a press release, the acquisition of Lavet allows LCI to expand its product portfolio in key, in-demand categories for LCI’s customers and take advantage of synergies between the companies. LCI and Lavet ...

Early Bird Rates for RVDA Expo Ending on Sunday

RV dealers and their professional staffs registering for the 2019 RV Dealers Convention/Expo by June 30 not only secure the lowest rates available, but they also lock in the discounted early bird pricing for every other dealership employee, no matter when they register. Online registration is available on the RVDA website, along with a PDF form that can be printed ...

Record Number of Americans Hitting Road for Fourth

More Americans than ever recorded by AAA, nearly 49 million, are making plans to honor the red, white and blue with an Independence Day getaway this year. According to a press release, overall travel volume for the holiday is expected to rise 4.1% over last year, with an additional 1.9 million people planning road trips and other vacations to celebrate ...

Trump Holding Off on Tariffs, Agrees to Restart Talks

The U.S. and China have agreed to restart trade talks, and the Trump administration will hold off for now adding new and costly tariffs on some $300 billion in Chinese imports. NPR reported that President Trump announced the trade truce after an 80-minute meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, ...

Cummins to Acquire Fuel Cell Supplier Hydrogenics

Cummins Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, all the issued and outstanding shares of fuel cell systems provider Hydrogenics Corp. for an enterprise value of approximately $290 million. “We are excited that Cummins has reached an agreement with Hydrogenics to welcome the employees and innovations of one of the world’s ...

OIA Study Shows Tariffs Have Heavy Impact on Rec

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released the first comprehensive look at the impact of new tariffs on America’s outdoor industry at a tariff town hall event in Denver, Colo., co-hosted by Tariffs Hurt the Heartland. According to a press release, the data shows that outdoor companies and consumers paid an extra $1.1 billion due to new tariffs in the period ...

Donations Sought For RVIA’s RV Technical Institute

The RV Technical Institute is welcoming donations over the next several months from partners in the RV community to help train technicians and showcase the diverse brands within the RV industry. According to a press release, the institute is working with donors to obtain a variety of items including: • Furniture for the lobby that all visitors will see when ...

RV Learning Center Scholarship Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply for the Mike Molino RV Learning Center College Scholarship has been extended to July 8. According to a press release, applications are available online. College undergraduates, including rising sophomores, juniors and seniors that currently work in the RV industry or are a dependent of an RV industry employee that are majoring in human resources, marketing, business, ...

Furrion Secures Additional Patents for Range Oven

Furrion announced it has received additional intellectual property protection for its kitchen appliances in the form of U.S. patents D851,978, D851,979, and D851,990 for its RV range oven. Along with D839,038, these patents protect the designs for Furrion’s RV Range Oven and was awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. According to a press release, the three new ...

GS Events Will Host Product Expo At Derby RV Sale

GS Media & Events, promoters of multidealer RV and outdoor lifestyle shows, today announced it will host a new product expo preceding their upcoming Buy! Buy! Derby RV Sale in September. According to a press release, the product expo offers vendors, entrepreneurs and suppliers of innovative and new products to the RV and outdoor lifestyle market, including hunting, fishing and ...

U.S. Consumer Spending Up in May, Inflation Muted

U.S. consumer spending increased moderately in May and prices rose slightly, pointing to slowing economic growth and benign inflation pressures, which could give the Federal Reserve more ammunition to cut interest rates next month. CNBC reported that the Commerce Department said consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, rose 0.4% as households boosted purchases of ...

PRVCA Seeks Nominations for Volunteer of the Year

The Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA) is currently accepting nominations for its 2nd Annual "Volunteer of the Year" award set to be presented during the annual membership dinner party on Sept. 10 in Hershey, Pa. Industry members are asked to nominate a PRVCA member to receive this honor. According to a press release, all nominees must meet the ...

Trump, China’s Xi Jinping Set to Open up Trade Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he hoped for productive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a trade war that is casting a shadow on global growth, but said he had not made any promises about a reprieve from escalating tariffs. Reuter's reported that the trade feud and signs of a global slowdown has loomed over a two-day ...

CampCal President Promotes Recreational Lifestyle

It will be Aug. 1 before Dyana Kelley officially assumes the title of president of CampCalNow, effectively overseeing the marketing of California campgrounds through Camp-California.com and the association’s printed campground directory. But Kelley, who started working for the association a year ago, has already taken on high profile roles on the marketing front, promoting hiking, camping and caving through a ...

Terry, Evada Cooper Dedicated to RV Service Training

Their reputations continue to grow within the RV service community, as Terry and Evada Cooper add to their complement of programs and organizations dedicated to the advancement of technical training in the industry. The couple, who reside in Athens, Texas, currently boast founding roles or executive slots in the National RV Inspectors Association and the National RV Training Academy, and ...

Go RVing is Set for Chicago July Outside Experience

The Go RVing tour of experiential events is set to make a stop at the inaugural Outside Experience in downtown Chicago in a few weeks. Said to be “an unprecedented two-day event for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels and ages,” Outside Experience, presented by Go RVing, will take place July 13-14 at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago. ...

PRVCA Announces Hershey Show Training Schedule

The Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA) announced its education schedule for Industry Days, September 9-10, during America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa. According to a press release, PRVCA will host an Education Day on Sept. 9 with concurrent seminars from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey. Presentations include: • RV technicians will ...

RVIA is Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) is seeking nominations for its board of directors. RVIA News & Insights reported the association’s Governance Committee is currently inviting submissions from RV industry leaders who are interested in running for one of the seven open director positions up for election this year including three supplier representatives, two manufacturer representatives, one park model manufacturer representative ...

TMC is Rolling Out 2020 4WD Super C Motorhomes

Thor Motor Coach  has introduced its 2020 Super C motorhome lineup this summer with four new floorplans, two offering 4WD. According to a press release, the Omni and Magnitude Class C RVs are built on the Ford F-550 chassis powered by a PowerStroke 6.7-liter diesel engine providing 750-lb.ft. of torque, enabling 10,000 pounds of towing capacity. Designed with a large overhead bunk, the motorhomes feature ...

Dicor Polar White Garners Energy Star Certification

Dicor Products, an Airxcel brand, announced that Polar White, part of the Diflex II family of TPO roof membranes, has received Energy Star Certification. According to a press release, certification means that Polar White is the only membrane in the RV market to be awarded Energy Star Certification and is also listed by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC.) “This ...

RVInsider Website Offers Details RV Owner Reviews

RVInsider has launched an RV review site featuring evaluations from current and former RV owners, according to a press release. With more than 9,000 entries to date and hundreds of additional reviews submitted every month, RVInsider offers a large library of RV reviews with first-hand insights from RVers themselves. All RV types are covered, including Class A, Class B and ...

Reyco Granning Participating in Suspensions Event

Reyco Granning announced it will be participating in the Advanced Suspension Systems USA event in Ann Arbor, Mich., running July 30–Aug. 1. According to a press release, the event offers an opportunity for professionals in engineering and procurement to network and learn about the latest suspension technologies like weight reduction, chassis control, electrification and autonomy. On July 31 at 11:10 ...

Genesis Products Workers Aiding Nonprofit in Elkhart

Workers at an Elkhart, Ind., RV company are providing an upgrade for a nonprofit organization that helps people in need. As reported by WSBT TV, employees from Genesis Products can be found at Church Community Services this week. There will be 120 workers lending a hand to give the nonprofit's offices a major facelift. They’ll be upgrading a waiting room ...

Videos: Thousand Trails, ROTV and inTech Sol Trailer

The latest round of videos is a now accessible in the "Industry Videos" section on the RVBUSINESS.com home page. Content includes: • It's the 50th anniversary of Thousand Trails, which has over 80 RV parks nationwide and is America's premier provider of membership campgrounds and RV parks with resort-style amenities. • On this episode, "Rollin' on TV" visits a popular ...

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