Month: June 2020

Keystone 2021 Montana Debuts Industry-Leading Features

As part of the brand’s pursuit to deliver a robust feature set designed for extended camping, Keystone RV Co. officials announced today (June 30) the Montana brand has added two of the most demanded customer features to their lineup as standard equipment for 2021 – a best-in-class axle package and advanced solar power prep. Montana brands are among the first ...

Winnebago Proposes $300 Million in Senior Secured Notes

Winnebago Industries Inc. (NYSE: WGO), Forest City, Iowa, a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, announced today (June 30) that it intends to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, $300 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2028.  The company intends to use approximately $253.5 million of the proceeds of the offering to repay in full ...

Thor Motor Coach’s Delano, Tiburon Modernized for 2021

Thor Motor Coach’s Delano and Tiburon feature modern conveniences and looks for 2021, the Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary announced today (June 30). Constructed on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, the release continued, these motorhomes come complete with a safety system featuring active braking assist, attention assist, active lane-keeping assist, wet wiper system and distance regulator DISTRONIC PLUS. Power comes from a ...

Jaeger-Unitek Launches New 4-Component Extrusion Line

Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions, a leading thermoplastic and rubber profile extrusion producer, announced today (June 30) the launch of its new $1 million, four-component extrusion line at its La Porte, Ind., facility. The new extrusion line is capable of producing complex, tight-tolerance extruded profiles which can utilize up to four different polymers, according to the release. Company officials cited continued growth ...

‘Rollin’ on TV’ to Raffle Custom ‘No-Bo’ for Care Camps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY3evlfYQrk&feature=em-uploademail "Rollin' on TV," in concert with Forest River Inc., is raffling off a customized No Boundaries 16.8 model to raise money for Care Camps, the non prfoift organization that seeks to provide a camping adventure for children with cancer. A number of Rollin' n TV sponsors and suppliers helped transform the customized "Super No-Bo" into a one-of-a-kind showpiece that ...

RVLI Names Greg D’Andrea as Regional Sales Manager  

Greg D'Andrea Greg D’Andrea has joined the RVLI LLC sales team as regional sales manager for the Northeast United States and Eastern Canada, the company announced today (June 30). D’Andrea grew up in Medford, N.J., in the heart of the Pine Barrens, and is currently based just outside Philadelphia, Pa. He will be responsible for dealer service and support within ...

Campground Views CEO to Join ‘RVing in New England’

“RVing in New England,” the weekly Facebook Live show hosted by the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA), welcomes Mark Koep, CEO of CampgroundViews.com, to its program, which is set to air at 7 p.m. EDT, Wednesday (July 1). "Summer is here and RVers are on the road again and enjoying quality time with family and friends in their favorite campground. Our ...

Canadian Provinces Form ‘Camp the Atlantic’ Campaign

The Association of Atlantic RV Parks and Campgrounds announced today (June 30) that it has commenced a campaign called “Camp the Atlantic” to entice locals to get out and “Go Camping” at campgrounds in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Newfoundland and Labrador, according to a press release. Last week, the premiers of the four Atlantic provinces ...

Vulog Provides Tech to Cabana’s Fleet of Campervans

Scott Kubly, Cabana founder and CEO, selects Vulog to provide the software behind its fleet of luxe campervans, merging vanlife with boutique hotel comfort to create a one-of-a-kind offer Vulog, the leading shared mobility technology provider, announced today (June 30) that it is partnering with Cabana, a Seattle-based travel-tech startup, to provide the software behind the company's customized fleet of ...

Cummins Successful in Patent Action Against Turbo Lab

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), Columbus, Ind., announced today (June 30) successful legal actions against Turbo Lab for infringement of Cummins’ patents by the unauthorized marketing and selling of turbo nozzle rings, a critical component of the Holset VGT turbo. Turbo Lab agreed Cummins’ patents were valid and infringed and, as part of the settlement, it further agreed to cease and ...

16 Tips to Keep Safe, Sane When Buying, Renting an RV

Just a few weeks ago, Huffington Post writer Casey Bond was toying with the idea of renting an RV and taking a summer road trip. Now he's the proud owner of a 1990 Winnebago Warrior and more than 1,500 miles into a cross-country journey. "Though the decision to buy an RV was admittedly a bit rash, I’m not the only person ...

Lazydays Holdings Inc. to Acquire Total Value RV in Elkhart

Lazydays Holdings Inc. (NASDAQCM: LAZY), Tampa, Fla., announced today (June 30) that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Total Value RV, located in Elkhart, Ind. Total Value RV is a premier RV dealership and a leading motorhome dealership in Indiana, according to a release. The acquisition of Total Value RV is expected to be finalized within 90 ...

RVIA Cancels Aftermarket Conference Due to Pandemic

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) announced late afternoon yesterday (June 29) that it was cancelling the 2020 RV Aftermarket Conference, which had been scheduled for Aug. 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego, Calif. "Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic the RV Industry Association leadership, in conjunction with the Aftermarket Conference Task ...

Indiana’s Elkhart County to Require Use of Face Masks

A requirement that adults wear face masks in public goes into effect this week, Elkhart County's top health official told The Elkhart Truth for a report today (June 29). Health Officer Dr. Lydia Mertz, with the Elkhart County Health Department, said she signed a mandate that people wear masks in areas where they can't stay far enough apart from other people. She ...

RV Retailer, Sonny’s Camp-N-Travel Grants Make-A-Wish

Ethan and his family outside their new travel trailer, which was provided by RV Retailer's Sonny's Camp-N-Travel. (Photo: Pixel Me This Photography, courtesy of RV Retailer) On June 25, Ethan arrived in the parking lot of RV Retailer's Sonny’s Camp-N-Travel in Duncan, S.C. Blindfolded, he patiently climbed out of the car to see what the big surprise was. When his ...

Airxcel Europe Head Touts Importance of Caravan Salon

Paulo Moresco Airxcel Europe Managing Director Paolo Moresco said it's important to exhibit at the Caravan Salon, during a question-and-answer session with AboutCampBtoB.com Moresco explained why the group will still exhibit at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf this year. Airxcel Europe has its headquarters in Bassano del Grappa in the province of Vicenza, in Northern Italy. ​ Your company is ...

Way Interglobal Intros 17-Cubic-Foot 12-Volt Refrigerator

Elkhart, Ind.-based Way Interglobal today (June 29) introduced the new 17 cubic foot 12-volt RV refrigerator by Everchill. This new model builds on the decades of continuous innovation you expect from Way, including the first-in-industry 12V fridge, according to the company announcement. Now with 17 cubic feet of space, you can truly Take Your Home on the Road" – as ...

RV Surge: ‘Young People with Families are Buying RVs’

Darryl Searer Dealerships in northern Indiana that sell recreational vehicles are seeing a surge in demand for RVs as people eye summer road trips with their families in place of air travel and cruise ships amid the coronavirus pandemic. Darryl Searer, president of the RV Museum and Hall of Fame, said RV manufacturers in Elkhart and southern Michigan have worked ...

Thor, Genesis-Sponsored Elkhart Grand Prix Rescheduled

Organizers have set new dates for the Thor Industries Elkhart Grand Prix presented by Genesis Products Grand Prix kart racing event, which takers place in downtown Elkhart, Ind., but have included an asterisk in the announcement in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a June 26 report by The Elkhart Truth. A message from Kevin Miller, president and CEO ...

82% of U.S. Drivers Believe Distracted Driving is Increasing

Netradyne, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) technology focusing on driver and commercial fleet safety, today (June 29) announced findings from a recent online survey of non-commercial drivers that explores attitudes and behaviors toward distracted driving. Conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Netradyne, the survey indicates there is a growing perception that driving is becoming less safe overall, with ...

Report: Automotive Retail Jobs May Be Gone Permanently

Shari Sandidge cut staffing levels at her Miller Buick-GMC dealership in Woodbridge, N.J., by more than half as the coronavirus pandemic hit, according to a report today (June 29) by Automotive News. And while she has since brought many employees back with the help of federal loan money, she has also eliminated three positions out of concern for slower sales. ...

Video: A ‘Thank You’ Note from Andy Heck of Alpin Haus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOHiCnUQ2Xc&feature=em-uploademail Andy Heck, president and co-owner of Alpin Haus and its three New York locations, offers a thank you to all of the company's customers, business partners and the communities it serves for all of their support and patience as it has navigated this pandemic. "For 56 years we have had the honor of helping families come together and create ...

3,000-Site Glamping Resort Planned Near Zion National Park

Kolob Canyons Road in Zion National Park. (Photo: NPS) A sprawling network of camping resorts soon could begin unfolding in the Kolob highlands on Zion National Park’s northern boundary, potentially resulting in an influx of overnight use in a remote and scenic part of southern Utah, according to an Associated Press report published by KSL.com. Late last year, Ian Crowe, ...

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