Month: August 2020

Furrion Announces Two New Promotions to Key Positions

Elkhart, Ind.-based-Furrion, a global leader of innovative products and solutions for the consumer, specialty vehicle and marine markets, announced today (Aug. 31) the promotion of two key employees in the Elkhart, Ind. office, according to a press release from the company.. Mike Lindgren has been promoted to Vice President of North America and Tracy Anglemeyer assumes the role of Vice ...

Furrion Announces Two New Promotions to Key Positions

Elkhart, Ind.-based-Furrion, a global leader of innovative products and solutions for the consumer, specialty vehicle and marine markets, announced today (Aug. 31) the promotion of two key employees in the Elkhart, Ind. office, according to a press release from the company.. Mike Lindgren has been promoted to Vice President of North America and Tracy Anglemeyer assumes the role of Vice ...

CCRVC Readying for 2020 Fall Camping Appreciation Week

In conjunction with participating campgrounds, the Canadian Camping & RV Council (CCRVC) is gearing up for 2020 Fall Camping Appreciation Week set to take place Sept. 8-13 across the nation. The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate camping and extend the industry's appreciation to campers in Canada by offering special events and promotions the week after Labor Day, CCRVC ...

CCRVC Readying for 2020 Fall Camping Appreciation Week

In conjunction with participating campgrounds, the Canadian Camping & RV Council (CCRVC) is gearing up for 2020 Fall Camping Appreciation Week set to take place Sept. 8-13 across the nation. The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate camping and extend the industry's appreciation to campers in Canada by offering special events and promotions the week after Labor Day, CCRVC ...

Fun Roads Announces Affiliate TV Station in Philadelphia

Fun Roads Media Inc. today (Aug. 31) announced a broadcast affiliation agreement with Western Pacific WACP, LLC, which makes Fun Roads available to over 2.8 million households and 6 million people on WACP-TV Channel 4.7 in the nation’s fourth largest television market of Metropolitan Philadelphia. Fun Roads is the nation’s only programming platform dedicated to the spirit of the open road, ...

Fun Roads Announces Affiliate TV Station in Philadelphia

Fun Roads Media Inc. today (Aug. 31) announced a broadcast affiliation agreement with Western Pacific WACP, LLC, which makes Fun Roads available to over 2.8 million households and 6 million people on WACP-TV Channel 4.7 in the nation’s fourth largest television market of Metropolitan Philadelphia. Fun Roads is the nation’s only programming platform dedicated to the spirit of the open road, ...

Jim Morgan, Former Coachmen Manager, Passes Away

James Morgan James F. “Jim” Morgan, 78, of Middlebury, Ind., died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 at 
Elkhart General Hospital. He was born July 10, 1942 in Warsaw, Indiana to 
Frank and Joan Morgan. Jim held several 
management positions at Coachmen Industries and was one of the owners 
of Santa Fe Automotive in Elkhart, Ind. He retired in 2008. On June ...

Jim Morgan, Former Coachmen Manager, Passes Away

James Morgan James F. “Jim” Morgan, 78, of Middlebury, Ind., died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 at 
Elkhart General Hospital. He was born July 10, 1942 in Warsaw, Indiana to 
Frank and Joan Morgan. Jim held several 
management positions at Coachmen Industries and was one of the owners 
of Santa Fe Automotive in Elkhart, Ind. He retired in 2008. On June ...

Investment Analyst Sees RV Stocks Reverting to the Mean

Most days, I take a one-hour break from sitting at my computer for hours on end to get some exercise. I usually walk the same four-mile route that takes me through several residential communicates near my home, writes Jim Pearce at InvestingDaily.com. Lately, I’ve noticed a growing number of recreational vehicles parked in driveways and along the streets. Turns out, ...

Investment Analyst Sees RV Stocks Reverting to the Mean

Most days, I take a one-hour break from sitting at my computer for hours on end to get some exercise. I usually walk the same four-mile route that takes me through several residential communicates near my home, writes Jim Pearce at InvestingDaily.com. Lately, I’ve noticed a growing number of recreational vehicles parked in driveways and along the streets. Turns out, ...

Analyst Wary of Equity LifeStyle Properties Despite Growth

Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) is a leading owner and operator of manufactured housing and RV communities across the U.S. and Canada, according to a report by SeekingAlpha.com While the RV communities segment has seen some limited impact from the pandemic, the manufactured housing segment continues to grow. Valuation seems rather high and does not appear to be supported by the ...

Analyst Wary of Equity LifeStyle Properties Despite Growth

Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) is a leading owner and operator of manufactured housing and RV communities across the U.S. and Canada, according to a report by SeekingAlpha.com While the RV communities segment has seen some limited impact from the pandemic, the manufactured housing segment continues to grow. Valuation seems rather high and does not appear to be supported by the ...

Apollo Stalls on COVID-19 Shutdowns, Posts $61.2M Loss

There are unlikely to be too many happy campers on the board of Apollo Tourism & Leisure (ASX: ATL) today (Aug. 31) after the company announced a $61.2 million loss, with global demand for RV rentals heavily impacted by travel restrictions, according to a report at Business News Australia. To put the magnitude of this loss into perspective, it is ...

Apollo Stalls on COVID-19 Shutdowns, Posts $61.2M Loss

There are unlikely to be too many happy campers on the board of Apollo Tourism & Leisure (ASX: ATL) today (Aug. 31) after the company announced a $61.2 million loss, with global demand for RV rentals heavily impacted by travel restrictions, according to a report at Business News Australia. To put the magnitude of this loss into perspective, it is ...

Newsweek: Best Places to Camp this Summer in the U.S.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 41% of campers say they still plan to take their planned camping trips this season. (Photo credit: Paul Prescott/Getty Images) After months of countless hours inside our own homes, many of us are looking for ways to get outdoors before the summer comes to a close, according to a report in Newsweek. While air travel might ...

Newsweek: Best Places to Camp this Summer in the U.S.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 41% of campers say they still plan to take their planned camping trips this season. (Photo credit: Paul Prescott/Getty Images) After months of countless hours inside our own homes, many of us are looking for ways to get outdoors before the summer comes to a close, according to a report in Newsweek. While air travel might ...

Video: Couple Quits L.A. Hustle for Life in a Renovated RV

https://youtu.be/5fPMsfalH2E To escape big bills and loads of stress, Chris and Christi downsized from a home in North Hollywood to a 26-foot RV and they've been living in it full-time for 2 years with no plans to stop anytime soon. Full-time RV life gives them the freedom to work on creative projects like music, writing and acting because they don't ...

Interior Dept. Gets Top Honors Following Ethics Review

In stark contrast to the 14 recommendations issued in 2016 to the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) issued no findings or recommendations for Interior’s ethics program. This is the first time in the Department’s history that it has received such a report after a Program Review by the OGE, according to a release from the U.S. ...

Lakeland, Fla., Sun ‘n Fun Opens for Year-Round Camping

Camp Duffy at Sun ‘n Fun is shown. Sun 'n Fun is opening its campus for year-round camping (Photo credit: Ernst Peters/Lakeland Ledger) Lakeland, Fla., residents searching for a change of scenery don’t have to travel far from home during the pandemic, according to a report by Sara-Megan Walsh at the Lakeland Ledger.  Sun ‘n Fun has opened its more ...

Lakeland, Fla., Sun ‘n Fun Opens for Year-Round Camping

Camp Duffy at Sun ‘n Fun is shown. Sun 'n Fun is opening its campus for year-round camping (Photo credit: Ernst Peters/Lakeland Ledger) Lakeland, Fla., residents searching for a change of scenery don’t have to travel far from home during the pandemic, according to a report by Sara-Megan Walsh at the Lakeland Ledger.  Sun ‘n Fun has opened its more ...

Trigano Acquires 60% of Distributor GIEMG in Overseas Deal

Trigano MDC has acquired 60% of the capital of GIMEG Holding B.V., according to a report at AboutCamptBtoB.com (GIMEG), a wholesale distributor of accessories for recreational vehicles, camping equipment and gas-fired leisure equipment. Trigano MDC is France’s leading manufacturer of camping equipment. The remaining 40% is retained by the GIMEG management team and may be acquired by Trigano in the ...

Trigano Acquires 60% of Distributor GIEMG in Overseas Deal

Trigano MDC has acquired 60% of the capital of GIMEG Holding B.V., according to a report at AboutCamptBtoB.com (GIMEG), a wholesale distributor of accessories for recreational vehicles, camping equipment and gas-fired leisure equipment. Trigano MDC is France’s leading manufacturer of camping equipment. The remaining 40% is retained by the GIMEG management team and may be acquired by Trigano in the ...

NHTSA Launches SaferCar App for Consumer Safety Info

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGjpJlWIAMM&feature=emb_logo The United States Department of Transportation Friday (Aug. 27) announced the launch of a redesigned mobile app, SaferCar, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with an emphasis on safety and convenience for the public.  Available for both iOS and Android, it allows users to save their vehicles, car seats, equipment, or tires in a virtual garage on their ...

Report: NHTSA Issues Latest Weekly List of RV Recalls

The following is the latest list of RV recalls complied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA): • Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling 1,715 2018-2019 Freightliner Custom Chassis XCL, XCP, XCR and XCS and 2015-2019 Custom Chassis XCM vehicles. The instrument panel brightness cannot be adjusted, possibly causing glare when driving at night. As such, these ...

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