Month: October 2020

Newspaper Lists the Best Winter Road Trips for RVers

Historically, winter RV trips are not the norm — but this year has been anything but normal, writes Heather Balogh Ropchfort at the Washington Post. At a time when many industries are experiencing record lows and astronomical budget cuts, recreational vehicle (RV) sales are up — and not just by a little bit. Year-end totals for 2020 are predicted to ...

Glamping Hub Launches Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

Glamping Hub, the largest online booking platform for luxurious and unique outdoor accommodation, is excited to announce a new promotion for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Users can apply GHBLACKFRI30 to get $30 off any booking made over $200 on Friday 27th and Monday 30th November. As glamping continues to be the new travel trend for 2020/21, Glamping Hub has made the decision to ...

VW Camper Van Works as Holiday RV and Everyday MPV

With its compact size and pop-up roof, the Kepler Five drives and parks with ease and offers enough space for a family of four at camp. (Photo credit: Westfalia) Westfalia may be still thought of fondly for its classic Volkswagen pop-top camper vans, but the company continues to innovate its way into the future with versatile, new floor plans built ...

RV Camping Must-Haves You Shouldn’t Forget to Bring

If you are a lucky RV owner, then you know very well the kind of adventures you can take on. Whether you are on the road sightseeing or discovering the wilderness, a well-equipped RV will easily bring the comfort of your home to the campground, writes Alexa Wang af FluxMagazine.com.. More so, the better prepared you are, the more you ...

Fewer Snowbirds Flocking to Florida as COVID-19 Persists

The annual migration of snowbirds to South Florida has begun, but you may not notice.As COVID-19 cases spike across the nation, South Floridians who usually watch beaches and restaurants fill up with out-of-towners are wondering the same thing: How big will this year’s flock be? Not as big as usual, reports David Lyons at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Each ...

KOA Named to ‘Franchise Business Review’ Culture 100 List

Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) was recently named to Franchise Business Review’s first annual “Culture100” list. The list recognizes the top 100 franchise brands in a 2020 report on the Best Franchise Cultures. With over 500 locally and owned and operated campgrounds across the US and Canada, KOA is a family-focused brand at its core. Most KOA campgrounds are owned ...

Governor: No Role for Politics in Elkhart’s COVID Restrictions

Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday said the Elkhart County (Ind.) Health Department should not base decisions about COVID-19 restrictions on the potential political implications, including the governor’s own reelection chances, according to reporting by Rasmus Jorgensen for The Elkhart Truth. His comments came after ECHD spokesperson Melanie Sizemore said Wednesday that the department will not reintroduce restrictions until after the ...

Report: Did COVID Poke a Hole in Just-In-Time Practices?

North America's supply base has toiled for decades to make itself lean and cost efficient, operating just-in-time delivery systems, eliminating wasteful practices and sourcing parts and materials from low-cost countries such as China and Thailand, according to a report by the Automotive News. But suddenly, that thinking is being reconsidered, according to a new survey of manufacturing executives. The reason? ...

Campground Operators in Cleanup Mode After Hurricane Zeta

Private park operators in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama say they are busy cleaning up fallen and missing fences, broken tree limbs and making other repairs after Zeta hit the Gulf Coast earlier this week just 1 mile per hour short of a Category 3 hurricane. But while many parks were still without power on Thursday (Oct. 29), every park operator ...

I-X Center Closure, Virus Forces Cleveland Boat Show Online

The Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, which typically draws 50,000 people to the I-X Center in January, will move to an online/dealer-based event for 2021. (Photo credit: Gus Chan/The Plain Dealer) The Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, an annual dose of summer in the middle of winter, is canceling its five-day event in early 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty ...

Holiday Island Holdings to Acquire Louisiana RV Park

Holiday Island, Arkansas-based Holiday Island Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: HIHI) – operating in the recreational and remote living real estate market – announced in a press release Oct. 29, that it is negotiating a potential acquisition of a second highly recognized large RV & cabin park with substantial amenities near a major Louisiana metro area. The company has appointed the ...

OIA Sets Nov. 10 Webinar on Election’s Outdoor Impact

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is hosting a post-election webinar 3 p.m. (Eastern), Nov. 10 to discuss the results of the election and its impact on the outdoor industry. Speakers: Lise Aangeenbrug, Executive Director at Outdoor Industry Association George Cooper, Partner at Forbes Tate Partners Rich Harper, Director of Government Affairs at Outdoor Industry Association Doug Usher, Ph.D., Partner of ...

Campers Ride Out Hurricane Zeta at Saucier, Miss., RV Park

As folks from across the Coast clean up storm debris and survey the damage from Hurricane Zeta, campers at one local RV Park are sharing their storm experiences, according to a report at WXXV-TV in Gulfport, Miss. For the owners and residents of Country Side RV Park in Saucier, the cleanup following Zeta is just beginning. Generators are humming and ...

Elkhart County, Ind., Sets Record in New Coronavirus Cases

Thursday (Oct. 29) marked the highest one-day total number of people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Elkhart County, according to reporting by Sheila Selmon for The Goshen News. State officials also reported that today’s results had the highest level of daily testing to date. “I’m not surprised,” Elkhart County Health Department Public Information Officer Melanie Sizemore said. ...

Togo RV Offers Tips on Staying Connected on the Road

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an excerpt of an article by Alyssa Padgett for Togo RV. Click here to read the complete article. With the right setup and gear, you can have internet access almost anywhere, whether boondocking or relaxing poolside at an RV resort. If you’re working remotely or roadschooling the kids, you can power through Zoom calls or stream videos while camping ...

Ford’s Electric Van, E-Transit, Set for Nov. 12 Debut

Ford Motor Co.'s upcoming battery-electric van will be called the E-Transit and will be unveiled on Nov. 12, according to a report by the Automotive News. The automaker disclosed the name and logo early Thursday just hours after CEO Jim Farley teased the unveiling on the company's third-quarter earnings call. The E-Transit is expected to go on sale in 2021 as ...

Report: First-Time Boat Buyers Rose by 35% in 2020

First-time boat buyers accounted for 31% of new boat sales, further spiking after years of declines in such consumers, according to Info-Link Technologies Inc., a Florida firm that tracks new and used boat registrations. This year is tracking to see roughly 25,000 more new boat purchases this year compared to last year — and more than 24,000 of those can ...

Cummins Launches Initiative to Improve Racial Equity

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today (Oct. 30) announced the launch of Cummins Advocating for Racial Equity (CARE). CARE is another step forward in Cummins’ intent to take a leading role in undoing systemic discrimination against the Black community in the U.S. “Institutional racism is a disease; deeply rooted and longstanding, and makes our society weaker,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and ...

Cavco Industries Reports Q2 Results, Stock Repurchase

Cavco Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVCO), Phoenix-based builder of manufactured homes and park model RVs, Thursday (Oct. 29) announced financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended Sept. 26. • Net revenue decreased 4.0% to $258.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2021 compared to $268.7 million in the same quarter last year. Net revenue for the first six ...

Skyline Champion Announces Q2 Fiscal 2021 Performance

Skyline Champion Corporation (NYSE:SKY), a manufactured home and park model RV manufacturer, recently announced financial results for its second quarter ended Sept. 26 for the fiscal year ending April 3, 2021. Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Highlights (compared to Second Quarter Fiscal 2020) Net sales decreased 9.1% to $322.4 million. On a sequential basis compared to first quarter 2021, net sales ...

Genesis Products Appoints Mike Boyer as Product Director

Genesis Products Inc., a leading supplier of RV interior components, announced today (Oct. 30) that Mike Boyer has joined the company as Product Director. In his new role, Boyer will oversee several business units including passage doors, pressed countertops, solid surface countertops and pressed accessories. The introduction of the Product Director position will allow Genesis to align on key initiatives ...

Arrow Distributing Announces 2021 Exhibitor’s Showcase

Arrow Distributing is announcing the 2021 Exhibitor’s Showcase will take place Jan 12-13, 2021, at Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The company is inviting dealers to attend the distributors show who do not compete against RV dealers online or Amazon, according to the company release. Dealers will see the lowest pricing of the year and be able to take advantage ...

Fleetwood Intros 25th Anniversary Discovery LXE Edition

REV Recreation Group, Inc. a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc. (NYSE: REVG), is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Discovery Class A diesel motorhomes, according to a company release. For a quarter of a century, the Discovery has been one of Fleetwood RV’s top sellers, which includes the Discovery LXE introduced in model year 2017. To commemorate this legendary motorhome, ...

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