Month: March 2021

Maryland’s Cherry Hill Park Celebrating 100 Years in 2021

Campers at Cherry Hill Park. The campground is celebrating 100 years in 2021. This year, Cherry Hill Park, a top-rated campground serving the Washington, D.C., region, is celebrating 100 years of camping and five generations of family ownership with special offers, activities, events, gifts, and more, according to a press release. In 1921, Jacob & Rose Gurevich founded Cherry Hill Poultry ...

Retail Demand Continues with RV Sales ‘Through the Roof’

While the COVID-19 pandemic was bad news for many industries in 2020, the RV or recreational vehicle industry kept rolling along, posting strong sales as people looked for ways to vacation amidst the pandemic while still being able to maintain social distancing, according to a report at PennLive.com. One RV general manager in the Harrisburg area described the increase in ...

Maryland RV Dealer Donates $10,700 to ‘I Believe in Me’

Beckley’s RVs of Thurmont donated $100 from each sale during a special event to local youth mentorship organization I Believe in Me Inc. in an effort to “support local.” Over the course of the 11-day sale, 107 RVs were sold, meaning $10,700 went to I Believe in Me. Shown are, from left, Kelly Shanholtzer, co-owner, Aje Hill, executive director of ...

OIA Sheds Light on New Outdoor Recreation Participants

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today (March 31) released exclusive insights about Americans’ engagement in outdoor activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The special report examines demographics and psychographics of the new outdoor participant — defined as someone who participated in an outdoor activity for the first time during the pandemic or after a significant lapse, according to a release. In ...

ROTV Features Harvest Hosts, RVWA, Tailgater Tire Table

https://vimeo.com/526590970 In this episode of "Rollin' On TV,' the longtime RV lifestyle television program, Michelle Fontaine visits the Spyglass Ridge Winery, a very interesting Harvest Host destination in Sunbury, Pa., that's also a brewery, restaurant, and popular concert venue. Then we catch up with the RV Women's Alliance as RVWA members continues their "Drab to Fab" trailer rebuild project that ...

Relentless Dealer Services to Provide RV F&I Video Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L6zFWfO5sg Relentless Dealer Services today (March 31) announced that it has partnered with RVBusiness to provide a bi-weekly video series designed to offer information and insight to RV Finance & Insurance (F&I) professionals across the industry, according to a release. Founded by Jamison Carrier, Greenwood, Ind.-based Relentless Dealer Services (RDS) is a leading provider of F&I services for the RV ...

‘Tax Queen’ Joins Tonight’s ‘RVing in New England’ Show

Heather Ryan Tonight’s episode of “RVing in New England,” the weekly Facebook Live show hosted by the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA), welcomes Heather Ryan for what promises to be an enlightening conversation about taxes. Ryan is an enrolled agent (EA), meaning she is a federally licensed tax practitioner authorized to practice before the IRS in every state. "There are a lot ...

Dealers Resources, EasyCare to Offer MARVAC Webinar

Dealers Resources Inc., Northville, Mich., and EasyCare are providing a virtual educational workshop at 2 p.m., April 14 in which officials will share the services they provide exclusively for dealers who are members of the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC). The workshop will include topics such as recruiting services, compliance platform and share best practices with digital ...

A Look at RVIA Standards Program from a New Inspector

The RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) standards inspection program is one of the organization’s signature industry initiatives and its greatest member benefit, according to an RVIA News & Insights report. The standards department maintains a professional team of full-time inspectors that promote the enhancement of safety by monitoring adherence to the standards adopted by the Board of Directors for the construction ...

JL Audio Expands Clarion Marine Brand to RV, Powersports

JL Audio Inc. announced that it has expanded its exclusive license of the Clarion brand for marine products to eliminate regional restrictions, and expand marketing, sales and support to include powersports and RV markets. JL Audio Inc. exclusively licenses the Clarion Marine brand from Faurecia, a global automotive supplier based in France that recently acquired Clarion Co., Lt "We've made ...

Wilson Electronics Offers ‘Most Powerful’ RV Cell Booster

Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular signal booster technology, today announced the launch of the weBoost Destination RV, a powerful, consumer-friendly cell signal booster designed to provide solid cellular connectivity in stationary touring and destination RVs, toy haulers and trailers, according to a press release from the company. Compatible with all mobile devices and wireless carriers in North America, ...

Longtime PPL Motor Homes President Shifts into New Role

Diana LeBlanc After a 41-year career in the RV industry, Diana LeBlanc of PPL Motor Homes said she is ready for the next chapter in her life. LeBlanc will continue as president of the full-service dealerships with locations in Houston, New Braunfels and Cleburn, Texas, but has decided it is time to take more of an advisory position for the ...

Plans Underway for the 2021 RVB Top 50 Dealer Awards

Elkhart, Ind.-based RVBusiness has announced the resumption in 2021 of its RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards, a popular, bar-raising, industry-wide program that – now in its 10th year – annually recognizes the professionalism and innovative practices of U.S. and Canadian recreational vehicle retailers. The novel awards, organized by RVB and BJ Thompson Associates, are based on nominations from manufacturers who ...

German RV Maker Wins ‘Red Dot Award’ for Product Design

Alphavan, the German campervan manufacturer, has received a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021, according to a report at AboutCampBtoB.com. The “Red Dot: Best of the Best” is awarded for groundbreaking design and is the highest award in the competition. The Red Dot Award is now one of the world’s largest and the most renowned design competitions and receives over ...

RVezy Study: RVing, Camping the Safest Travel Options

RVezy, one of North America’s most trusted peer-to-peer RV rental marketplaces, today (March 30) revealed findings from a new travel survey highlighting the impact of COVID-19 on American travel plans for 2021. According to RVezy’s new survey, conducted by Abacus Data, RVing and camping ranked as the safest travel options for 2021, with 66% of Americans considering the activities as not ...

FMCA’s ‘Family RVing’ Reviews Dynamax Isata 5 Series

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an excerpt of an article by Mark Quasius for Family RVing, the official magazine published by FMCA for its members. The Dynamax Isata 5 Series is designed to form a bridge between entry-level Type C motorhomes and the larger Super Cs constructed on heavier medium-duty chassis. The Isata 5 is generously filled with features and ...

Elkhart County Health Officer Criticizes Gov. Over Masks

While the statewide mask mandate and other coronavirus-related restrictions will vanish come April 6, local residents may still be required to wear a mask when in public, according to a report in the Elkhart Truth. Elkhart County County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait on Monday criticized Gov. Eric Holcomb for lifting restrictions too soon and for not yet issuing the ...

RV Women’s Alliance Seeks Board, Committee Members

The RV Women's Alliance (RVWA) is seeking members to join its Board of Directors, according to a release. The RVWA Board of Directors sets the strategic direction of the organization and applications for new members of the Board are now open. Serving on the Board is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. The application form ...

Bashor Children’s Home Announces New President/CEO

When the Bashor Children’s Home board of directors went looking for a new CEO, they held a nationwide search but ended up choosing someone close to home. Sean McCrindle, a Goshen, Ind., native, and longtime Bashor employee was the right choice. The Bashor Children’s Home is a frequent beneficiary of various philanthropic efforts by several companies in the RV industry, ...

Season 3 of ‘The RVers’ Highlights Escapees RV Club

"The RVers" Producer & Director Anthony Nalli, left, interviews, Melanie and Travis Carr, who are the president and vice-president of Escapees RV Club, respectively. "The RVers," which hit the airwaves in 2019, is a popular series all about RVing currently airing on The Discovery Channel, PBS, Fun Roads RV, and streaming online. Season 2 replays launch April 3, leading with ...

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Avoids Gas Tax Hike, Miles Fee

WASHINGTON – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Monday (March 29) the White House will not propose hiking gasoline taxes or a new vehicle miles traveled fee to pay for a proposal to massively boost infrastructure spending, according to a report by Automotive News. Buttigieg told CNN a vehicle miles traveled fee is "not part of the conversation about this ...

Enviro Design Products Founder William ‘Biff’ Watts Passes

William “Biff” Watts William “Biff” Watts, founder of Enviro Design Products, passed away at the age of 63 on March 10, according to an announcement by the company, which provides equipment for RV waste, well monitoring and water well drilling used for operating the environmental, sewer and RV park industries. For many of Enviro Design's customers, William was their first ...

Airxcel Offers Online Training During NRVTA/NRVIA Expo

As a committed partner to the RV industry, Airxcel, Inc. will offer virtual training during the 2nd Annual RV Technician and RV Inspector Expo, according to a press release from the company. The event is hosted by the National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) in association with the National Recreational Vehicle Inspectors Association (NRVIA). Online sessions cover a wide range of ...

NATM Appoints ASA VP to Lead Technology Committee

Jeff Gray The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) has appointed Jeff Gray as the new chairman of their Technology Committee. Gray, vice president of the Trailer Division at ASA Electronics, has been a member of the committee for two years, according to a press release from the company. The NATM technology committee is a collaborative effort by tow vehicle, ...

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