Month: January 2021

RV Fixed Ops Professional Certification Week is March 6-12

The week of March 6–12 has been designated RV Fixed Operations Professional Certification Week by the Society of Certified RV Professionals and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. Fixed‐ops professionals can earn certifications as parts managers, parts specialists, service writers/advisors, service managers, and warranty administrators through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center’s parts and service management certification programs. “It’s an ...

Campervan Rental Startup Cabana Expands to Los Angeles

Cabana, the startup that provides rental camper vans outfitted to look like a boutique hotel on wheels, is rolling out enhanced offerings to its customers in Seattle and soon to its newest market, Los Angeles, the company announced today (Jan. 28). The new features include, concierge services to provide trip planning assistance for customers; van delivery to make starting a trip even more ...

KiloVault Unveils New 1200 Watt-Hour Deep-Cycle Batteries

KiloVault, a provider of innovative and affordable residential and commercial renewable energy solutions, this week unveiled the new 1200 HLX and 1200 CHLX heavy-duty deep-cycle lithium batteries, according to a press release from the company. These 1,200 Watt-hour-capacity batteries complement KiloVault's existing 1,800 Wh and 3,600 Wh models, and handle 80A of continuous charging current and 100A of continuous discharging ...

Outdoor Industry Association Supports Biden’s 30×30 Plan

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and 26 of its member companies on Wednesday (Jan. 27) sent a letter to President Biden asserting their support of and commitment to establishing a national goal to conserve at least 30% of our nation’s lands and waters by the year 2030 (30×30), according to an OIA release.As president-elect, Biden announced that 30×30 would be ...

Videos: Go RVing, NFL Star Produce ‘Newbie Tool Kit’ Series

Go RVIng recently partnered with Matt Light, former offensive tackle for the New England Patriots, for a 10-video series designed to help new RV owners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBbQbg9ljQc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZLF3GGFnn0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ozq9jBQvfw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubuCzyJDQsE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ck3OID2ziU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F02OpSxFm8I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO6YGZJ6LS4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5N1gcc46wI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHBOgphmorw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li8dAruiwhQ  

GM Pledges to Stop Selling Gas-Powered Vehicles by 2035

General Motors plans to stop selling gasoline-powered vehicles worldwide by 2035 as it works toward a goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2040, according to a report by Hannah Lutz published Thursday (Jan. 28) by Automotive News. The seismic shift in product strategy will have a significant impact on showrooms and manufacturing plants in China and North America, where the company ...

Detroit Auto Show Organizers Now Eyeing September 2022

The head of the North American International Auto Show is eyeing September 2022 for resurrecting a Detroit auto show that's been sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic after being moved from its traditional January date on the international circuit, according to a report by Automotive News. Rod Alberts, executive director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) and NAIAS, told the ...

Germany’s RV Industry to Increase Production, Exports

Germany's caravanning industry has started the new year on an optimistic note despite the ongoing pandemic, according to a release from the Caravaning Industry Association e.V (CIVD) – essentially the country's RV industry association. The majority of member companies, the release continued, expects a renewed increase in sales figures in Germany in 2021 and an upturn in export business.  The ...

Report: Axalta Introduces Two New Coatings for RV Industry

According to the RV Industry Association (rvia.org), the purchase of recreational vehicles — motorhomes and towables — is on an upward swing, with RV shipments in December 2020 (40,382) being 46.8% greater than they were in December 2019 (27,516). So RV manufacturers ought to be interested in two new coatings from Axalta Coating Systems: Imron Elite ColorPLUS and Imron Elite Direct-to-Plastic ...

Lee’s Family Trailer Donates Hovercraft to Local Fire Dept.

In a community with an abundance of recreational water bodies, safety can be a top concern. Through the donation of a four-passenger Neoteric Hovercraft, the Windham (Mass.) Fire Department will be better able to respond to emergencies on and around these bodies of water, according to a report by The Windham Eagle newspaper. Daniel Craffey, the owner of Lee’s Family ...

RV TechnicaI Institute Eyes March Return to In-Person Training

After a year in which COVID-19 knocked the RV Training Institute’s (RVTI) number of students trained from a goal of 1,000 to the reality of 649, Executive Director Curt Hemmeler laid out a positive outlook for the technician training school’s second full year. With the understanding that the virus is still affecting the country, Hemmeler – along with RVTI Chairwoman ...

Cavco Industries Releases Fiscal 2021 Q3 Financial Results

Phoenix, Ariz.-based Cavco Industries Inc. today (Jan. 29) announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended Dec. 26. For the three months ended Dec. 26, 2020 compared to the three months ended Dec. 28, 2019: Net revenue increased 5.5% to $288.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2021 compared to $273.7 million in the same quarter last ...

Patrick Industries to Release Q4, FY 2020 Results on Feb. 11

Elkhart, Ind.-based Patrick Industries Inc, a major manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the RV, marine, manufactured housing and industrial markets, expects to release its fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results before the market opens on Feb. 11, according to a press release from the company. Patrick Industries also expects to host a conference call ...

Shurhold Brite Wash Saves Time, Money, Company Says

Because RVs are such large vehicles, many RV owners opt to wash them with automotive or even liquid dish soap. But this choice isn't as cost-effective as it may seem, especially when time is factored in. Not only does Shurhold Brite Wash require less rinsing, but because a smaller amount of product is used, it saves in the long run, ...

Toyota Tops VW to Become World’s No. 1 Vehicle Seller

Toyota overtook Volkswagen Group to become the world's top-selling automaker in 2020 as the slump in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic hit VW harder, according to a report by Automotive News. It was the first time Toyota clinched the position in five years. Toyota's 2020 group sales, which include those of its subsidiaries Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino, fell 11% to ...

Reviewer Offers Pros, Cons of weBoost’s Drive Reach RV

The weBoost Drive Reach RV (Photo credit: weBoost) For those folks who live the RV life, there are some things that you come to expect, writes product reviewer Steve Holt at the-gadgeteer.com. One of those things is spotty cellphone reception, or maybe no reception at all. To get to those beautiful, picturesque spots, you probably have to head on out ...

C&F Financial Announces Record $22.4M Net Income for ’20

C&F Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CFFI), the one-bank holding company for C&F Bank, today (Jan. 28) reported record quarterly consolidated net income of $8.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, or $2.19 per share, compared with $4.4 million, or $1.27 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2019. The corporation uses adjusted net income, which is a non-GAAP measure of financial ...

ORR Supports Biden’s Climate Change Executive Orders

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) is encouraged by President Biden’s executive order signed Wednesday (Jan. 27) announcing the goal to fight climate change and create jobs, in part through the 30 by 30 campaign, which is a science-based initiative to conserve 30% of America's lands and waters by 2030 to fight climate change and reverse the destruction of our wildlife, waters and ...

Elkhart County Eases Restrictions as Outbreak Weakens

The COVID-19 outbreak in Elkhart County was at its worst in mid-November, hitting a record seven-day average of 326 new infections per day on Nov. 17. On Tuesday, the average hit 44. (Source: Indiana State Department of Health) Coronavirus-related state restrictions for Elkhart County, Ind., were loosened Wednesday (Jan. 27), as the county’s outbreak is now considered one of the ...

Friday’s RVWA Program Features Emergence of Outdoorsy

Jen Young The RV Women’s Alliance’s (RVWA) welcomes Outdoorsy Co-founder and CMO Jen Young as the guest speaker for its next Coffee, Lunch, and Learn program, which is set for noon ET, Friday (Jan. 29), to discuss the core values of the company and address common misconceptions typically associated with a peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace. "She’ll share the bright future she ...

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