Month: April 2021

SBA Offering Additional COVID Relief for Small Businesses

Businesses economically impacted by the pandemic can get more assistance from the Small Business Administration, according to a report by Northwest Indiana Business Magazine. The SBA has opened another round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance or Supplemental Targeted Advances, which will provide $5 billion in additional funds to 1 million small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been severely ...

Pigeon Forge Landing RV Resort Now Open for Business

Pigeon Forge Landing RV Resort in Memphis, Tenn., is now open, according to a release. The latest resort by RVC Outdoor Destinations, a leading provider and active developer of high-quality outdoor resorts in the United States, Pigeon Forge Landing RV Resort is the region’s newest and best RV and camping destination, the release continued. With stunning views of Mount LeConte ...

OIA to Host D.C. Town Hall on Trade for Outdoor Companies

In an event scheduled for 1 pm (MT) Wednesday, May 5, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Director of Government Affairs Rich Harper will lead a discussion with OIA’s outside trade counsels, Ron Sorini and Andrew Samet, on the wide range of issues that impact global supply chains of critical importance to outdoor companies. OIA is a membership-driven trade organization for the outdoor ...

ROTV Visits Normandy Farms Campground, ‘Drab To Fab’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KbR_BswQ6I In this episode of "Rollin' On TV," the longtime RV lifestyle program, Michelle and Laurie head back to Normandy Farms, one of their favorite New England campgrounds. Later, ROTV gets an update on the RV Women's Alliance "Drab to Fab" trailer remodeling project. Then, Mark Polk from RV Education 101 reveals his list of essential tools for your RV.

VW Teases Next Multivan with Sketch of New Seating System

Volkswagen is gradually releasing details of the new Multivan due to be launched later this year, such as a new seating system that it says will give the new Multivan the most flexible interior system that a Bulli has ever had, according to a report by AboutcampBtoB.com, a trade media firm that covers the overseas RV industry. First launched in ...

NY Times: US Economy’s Strong Start Signals a Stellar Year

Consumers shook off the pandemic blues as 2021 began, putting stimulus checks to work buying cars and other goods and helping set the stage for what could be the fastest economic growth in decades, according to Nelson D. Schwartz for a report published by The New York Times. The initial reading on the country’s first-quarter economic performance, delivered Thursday by ...

Supreme Court Decisions to Impact Auto Finance Industry

The Supreme Court decided two consumer protection cases this month that impact the automotive finance industry: one that severely hinders the Federal Trade Commission's ability to seek monetary redress for unfair or deceptive practices; and the other, which clarifies what constitutes an automatic dialing system under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, according to a report by the Automotive News. AMG ...

2021 RV Dealers Convention/Expo Set for Nov. 8-12 in Vegas

The 2021 RV Dealers Convention/Expo  is set for Nov. 8-12 at Paris Las Vegas. The event is presented by RVDA – the National RV Dealers Association – RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. This year’s convention/expo will be a hybrid of in-person and online meetings bringing together dealers, manufacturers, and RV industry business partners for the premier ...

ORR Aids Forest Service with Great American Outdoors Act

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp9Vffa640o Jessica Turner WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jessica Turner, executive director of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), hailed this week’s session between ORR members and recreation partners and senior leadership from the United States Forest Service (USFS) as “a great step in an on-going dialogue about the implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), a critical piece of legislation passed in ...

Truck Camper Startup Planning $2M Project in Bristol, Ind.

Skinny Guy Campers, a small truck accessory company that produces self-contained overland truck bed campers, announced plans to locate in Elkhart County, Ind., creating up to 50 new jobs by the end of 2023, according to a report in The Elkhart Truth. “Ranked No. 1 in the Midwest and No. 6 in the nation for entrepreneur friendliness, Indiana is the ...

Happy Campers: RVs, Camping Bring Big Bucks to Indiana

From RV sales to industry jobs to campgrounds and travel, Indiana is a mecca for people who enjoy the RV lifestyle and all that surrounds it, according to a CNHI report by Michelle Lawson published by The Tribune-Star. A new report by website Outdoorsy analyzed the states that generate the most revenue from RV parks and campgrounds found that Indiana ...

Lippert’s New German Subsidiary Acquires Schaudt GmbH

LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components Inc., today (April 30) announced that its new wholly-owned German subsidiary, LCI Industries GmbH, acquired 100% of the shares of Schaudt GmbH Elektrotechnik & Apparatebau (“Schaudt”), a leading supplier of electronic controls and energy management systems for the European caravan Industry. Located in Markdorf, Germany, Schaudt has been one of the leading ...

More People Buying, Renting, Hitting the Road in RVs

More people are renting and buying RVs than ever before, and there are no signs this trend will slow down as travel starts to pick up, according to a report by KXAN in Austin, Texas. “My goal is to go to every state and national park,” said Scotty Carlisle, who was spending his Thursday afternoon working from Zilker Park out ...

Girard GSWH-2 Tankless Water Heater Gains Market Share

Girard Products LLC today (April 29) announced that its GSWH-2 Tankless Water Heater has gained significant market share at both the OEM and Aftermarket in 2021, according to a company release. Due to the increase in demand, inventory has been limited, which created a backlog at both the OEM and Aftermarket for the first quarter of this year. However, the ...

Pandemic Continues to Boost RV Industry in Florida

Lorrie Atkinson, 60, walks her shih tzu, Hope, outside of her 43-foot Jayco North Point fifth-wheel RV on April 15, 2021, at Bay Bayou RV Resort in Tampa. Atkinson has been living at the Bay Bayou RV Resort with her husband, Jim Atkinson, 62, for the last four years working remotely from the clubhouse and her camper. Now she's witnessed ...

Video: Are You Investing in Yourself? You Should Be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AnTW1qLT7A Jamison Carrier of Relentless Dealer Services, which provides a suite of F&I, compliance, analytics, training and other business services to dealerships, asks whether you are investing in yourself in this fourth installment of its “Quick Snip Finance Tip” video series being made available through RVBusiness.

Driver Shortage Threatens Nation’s Gasoline Supply

More than a year after the U.S. was forced into lockdown by the pandemic, Americans are taking to the road again, whether returning to work or taking long-delayed vacations — but travel plans could be disrupted in the months ahead due to the possibility of gasoline shortages, according to a report by NBC News. Unlike the twin oil shocks of ...

Delays Loom Larger as Container Capacity Maxes Out

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an excerpt of an article by Freightwaves and American Shipper, trade media sister outfits that cover the global freight industry. Click here to read the complete article. The number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles and Long Beach is down to around 20 per day, from 30 a few months ago. Does ...

Ford: $3.3B Q1 Net Profit; Potential 50% Cut in Q2 Output

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday posted its highest first-quarter net income in a decade but said it could lose half of planned production in the second quarter because of the semiconductor shortage that has halted some high-profit assembly lines, according to a report by Automotive News. The automaker said it earned $3.3 billion from January through March as it ...

RVWA Webinar to Feature ‘Vibrant Coaching’ Expert

The next Coffee, Lunch and Learn program hosted by the RV Women’s Alliance’s (RVWA), which is set for noon ET, Friday (April 30), will feature Nicole Greer, "The Vibrant Coach," for a session that is designed to help participants get clear about their vision and the supporting communication and business acumen necessary to execute it fully. "In essence, we will explore what ...

Camping World Boosts Dividend, Names VP of Learning

Camping World Holdings Inc. (CWH) today announced in a press release that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the company’s quarterly dividend paid to Class A common stock holders from $0.23 per share to $0.25 per share on a quarterly basis, an increase of $0.02 per share per quarter and $0.08 per share on an annualized basis. ...

Motley to Lead ARVC’s Education & Events, Foundation

Susan Motley The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has announced that Susan Motley will be joining the ARVC team as senior director of education and events, and executive director of the ARVC Foundation. Motley will be joining the ARVC team in mid-May after serving most recently as deputy director of the Association for the Advancement of Physician and Provider Recruitment ...

PGA’s Bubba Watson Picks Marathon Coach for Tour Home

Professional golfer Bubba Watson took delivery of his quad-slide Marathon Coach in April, sharing the news with his followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, according to a release from the luxury bus conversion company with locations in locations in Oregon, Texas and Florida. “I never really considered getting an RV until a few years ago,” Watson stated in a release. ...

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