Month: December 2020

CW’s Marcus Lemonis Debuts in CNBC’s ‘Streets of Dreams’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js4AnhSZn1Q   While RVBusiness readers have known Marcus Lemonis for a number of years in his high-profile position as president and CEO of Chicago-based Camping World Holdings Inc., he’s also known for his ongoing television role as The Profit on the popular CNBC TV series. In fact, the well known business executive, who’s firm oversees more than 160 Camping World stores nationwide, can ...

Marathon Coach President: Breakout Year for Luxury Segment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmezUOUj1JM&feature=emb_logo In this video message, Marathon Coach President and Owner Steve Schoellhorn talks about a breakout year for luxury RVing and the production outlook for 2021. In his annual message, Steve describes 2020 as fraught with tragedy – but also heroes. He thanks the Marathon family of clients for their business, as well as the dedicated staff for their perseverance ...

Feds Elect to Continue Trade Probe into Chassis from China

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Tuesday (Dec. 29) an affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain chassis and subassemblies thereof (chassis) from China. Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters/producers from China received countervailable subsidies at rates of 38.52%, according to a release. As a result of the decisions, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

Togo RV Announces Results of ‘2020 RV Camping Habits’

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an excerpt of a report by Togo RV, Click here to read the full article. Over the past six months, we’ve polled you—our newsletter subscribers—about your rigs, camping habits, maintenance preferences, and RV lifestyle. Some answers surprised us, and others were more expected. It turns out that the RV community is deeply divided on everything from ...

Floyd’s RV of Norman, Okla., Breaks Ground on Expansion

https://vimeo.com/451993768 This winter, Floyd’s RV’s will break ground on nearly 40 acres of frontage land along highway 75 and 171st street, in Glenpool, Okla., in the Norman market. Along with bringing an estimated 100 new jobs and increased tax revenue to an already growing town, Floyd’s is bringing a beautiful landmark-type dealership to the area as well, according to a ...

William Rex to Lead Imperium’s New EV Motor Home Division

DSG Global Inc. (DSGT), located in Surrey, British Columbia, announced today (Dec. 30) the appointment of industry stalwart William J. Rex as president of the EV bus and motor home division of its subsidiary, Imperium Motor Company, according to a release. Having founded Rexhall Industries Inc., a once publicly traded manufacturer of RV and distributor of buses, coaches and chassis ...

MORryde Owners Reflect on 2020, Look Ahead to Next Year

Bob Moore, Jr. and Rodney Moore, with father and company founder, Bob Moore Sr., at MORryde’s 50th Year Celebration at the Elkhart County Fair in 2016. (Photo: MORryde) EDITOR'S NOTE: The following message by Rodney & Bobby Moore, owners of MORryde and the sons of company founder Bob Moore Sr., was posted to the company's website on Tuesday (Dec. 29). ...

nuCamp Preparing ‘Americanized’ Barefoot for Production

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbcBPMjlGdY nuCamp RV, a well known manufacturer of campers and teardrop trailers based in Sugarcreek, Ohio, announced Tuesday (Dec. 29) that the Barefoot, a retro-styled camper modeled after the UK Barefoot, is coming to the U.S. and production of the Americanized version of the camper will begin shortly. Company officials said they were pleased to announce that the first nuCamp ...

NTP-STAG’s Expo is Set to Showcase RV, Marine Aftermarket

New products will be one of the featured showcases as NTP-STAG Expo 2021 sponsored by Airxcel, comes to the Marriott Orlando World Center in Orlando, Fla., according to a release.  Along with this centralized new products display, the show marks the debut of the marine supplier showcase as NTP-STAG expands its product offerings into this category. The NTP-STAG Expo will ...

Thru-Hiker Joins Biden’s Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Council

Jennifer Pharr Davis's adventures as a long-distance hiker have carried her thousands of miles across the US and six continents. Her latest achievement is taking her into government, according to a Dec. 22 report by Backpacker.com. Pharr Davis, a former fastest known time holder for the Appalachian Trail, is the newest member of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, ...

Independent Outdoor Retailers Finish 2020 with Strong Sales

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, the national organization dedicated to the health and growth of independent specialty retail, is announcing the addition of 10 new retail members as well as strong 3Q and 4Q results, as the group puts the final touches on a challenging and wildly unpredictable year. The new additions elevate the organization to 94 retailers with 195 total doors ...

Mobile RVing: Are You Looking to Purchase a Campground?

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was featured on Mobile RVing's blog.  Believe it or not, many of the RV parks and campgrounds you visit during your RV adventures are owned and operated by individuals who were once RVers themselves. This works out quite nicely because these individuals know exactly what you’re looking for as an RVer and can do their best ...

Fate of Trump’s $2,000 Checks Rests with GOP-led Senate

President Donald Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks now rests with the Senate after the House voted overwhelmingly to meet the president’s demand to increase the $600 stipends, but Republicans have shown little interest in boosting spending, according to an Associated Press report. The outcome is highly uncertain heading into today’s (Dec. 29) session. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...

252-Site, 55-Plus Ariz. RV Resort Sells to ELS for $11.6M

The Meridian RV Resort sold for $11.6 million. The Meridian RV Resort in Apache Junction, Ariz. sold for $11.6 million on Dec. 14, according to AZBigMedia.com. The 252-site property was purchased by Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) and was sold by GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC. Meridian RV Resort is a five-star, 55-plus senior community located just outside of Phoenix. The ...

How the ‘Tin Can Tourists’ Changed Tourism in Florida

Long before condos, the trailer park lifestyle was popular in Englewood. Many of the early visitors pulling trailers to Florida were dubbed tin can tourists because they arrived with their trailers full of home-canned goods, irritating local grocers to no end because they didnt get any business from them. (Photo: Diana Harris) Many people may be surprised to learn that ...

Snowbirds Pack Canadian Campsites to Wait Out Winter

Mary Lou Baldwin and Paul Funston pose for a photo with their trailer in Fort Langley, B.C. The duo would normally spend the winter south of the border, but with the Canada-U.S border closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are spending it at a campground in southern B.C. (Marissa Tiel/The Canadian Press) On a small island in British Columbia's ...

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