Month: June 2021

Traveling for July 4 Weekend? Expect Crowds. Everywhere.

Travel for the July Fourth holiday weekend is expected to reach levels not seen since before the Covid-19 pandemic, as millions of Americans make bucket-list trips or reunite with family and friends after a year-plus of lockdowns and distancing, according to a report by Krystal Hur and Allison Pohle in the Wall Street Journal. With 46% of Americans fully vaccinated, ...

Camping, RV Industry Driven by Millennials, Report Says

LONDON, U.K. – Millennial population is driving the camping and caravanning market , according to a press release from The Business Research Company. Millennials, known as generation Y, are young adults born between 1980 and 2004. By 2020, millennials are expected to take 320 million international trips. Millennials are predicted to outnumber baby boomers by almost 22 million by 2030. ...

Compact Camper Trailer Expands to Three Times Its Size

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O54cO3kxsQA "Thank you for this one, France," writes Angel Sergeev for a report published by Motor1.com. "We love smart things – and no, we are not talking (only) about smartphones, smart tablets, smart hand watches, and those kinds of gadgets," Sergeev continued. "We are much more interested in smartly constructed motorhomes that offer practicality and simple yet functional solutions. The ...

Report: New Powerboat Sales Remain Strong through April

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports new boat sales remained strong through April, according to the latest New Powerboat Registrations Report. Data shows retail unit sales of new powerboats were up 32 percent on a rolling 12-month (R12M) year-over-year (YOY) basis through April, reflecting the surge in demand and sales over the past year. Runabout boats, pontoons, wake sport ...

Thousands of Campsites Set to Break Ground Nationwide

Click on the image to be taken to the KPNX report. There is a shortage of available campsites across the nation, but something exciting is happening to fix that problem, according to a report by KPNX.. The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds predicts more than 53,000 new RV sites will be built all over the U.S. this year. ...

‘RV Lifestyle’ Says to Expect a Glut of Used RVs for Sale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSbDdy1VGvQ&t=1s EDITOR’S NOTE: This video, podcast and excerpt of an article are by Mike and Jennifer Wendland, Michigan-based RVers and creators of the RV Lifestyle website, podcast and YouTube channel.   Frustrated that you can't find good used RVs for sale? You know that some manufacturers are reporting two-year backlogs for new RVs. And you know that right now, used RVs are hard to ...

Tonight’s ‘RVing in New England’ Welcomes WCM’s Quiggle

Ben Quiggle Tonight’s program of “RVing in New England,” the weekly Facebook Live show hosted by Bob Zagami and John DiPietro of the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA), welcomes Ben Quiggle, editor of Woodall's Campground Magazine, which is a sister publication of RVBusiness, for a discussion on the state of the camping season. "What are campers talking about around the campfire ...

RV Assistance Corp. Donates $25K to RV Learning Center

The RV Assistance Corp. (RVAC) has donated an additional $25,000 to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, bringing its total contribution to $77,000, according to a release. RVAC is the for-profit subsidiary of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) that develops member benefits and services for the association. “Dealers using RVDA-endorsed products and services receive special members-only discounts while supporting ...

Wilkins RV Describes ‘Huge Jump’ as RV Sales, Rentals Soar

Click on the image to be taken to the WROC video report. CHURCHVILLE, N.Y.  — With Americans getting back to a new normal, many are hitting the road in recreational vehicles, according to a report by WROC. Both rentals and sales are through the roof, according to the new national study conducted by Outdoorsy. Wilkins RV in Churchville says since reopening with ...

Augusta RV Offers Reward After Catalytic Converters Theft

Security camera footage of the theft. Click on the image to be taken to the WRDW/WAGT report. EVANS, Ga. – The owner of a RV business in Columbia County is offering a reward after a thief stole several catalytic converters, according to a report by WRDW/WAGT. Richard Fender, owner of Augusta RV on Industrial Park Drive in Evans, reported to ...

RVshare CEO: July 4th to be Even Bigger than Memorial Day

Click on the image to be taken to the Yahoo Finance video report. Jon Gray, CEO of RVshare, joins Yahoo Finance to break down the outlook for the RV business heading into the July 4th holiday weekend and how business has changed after a year of the pandemic. Yahoo FInance: Joining us now is the CEO of RVshare, Jon Gray. Jon, good ...

Grand Design RV Hosts Key Indiana State Representatives

From left: Doug Miller, Indiana State Representative for District 48, Todd Huston, Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Don Clark, President and CEO of Grand Design RV and Joanna King, Indiana State Representative for District 49. (Photo: GDRV) MIDDLEBURY, Ind. – Grand Design RV Co. (GDRV) recently welcomed Todd Huston, Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Joanna King, ...

‘RVB On The Road’ with Tom Stinnett of Campers Inn RV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVDn9QkC3kU “RVBusiness on the Road” premiers today (June 30) with correspondent Niki Benedict visiting with Tom Stinnett of Tom Stinnett’s Campers Inn RV in Clarksville, Ind., which is part of the Louisville market. Stinnett, a long-time dealer and industry leader and now part of the Campers Inn executive team, talks about Campers Inn, the Clarksville location, and important industry topics ...

Dormeo Offers Mattress Topper in RV Short King Sizes

HOUSTON – Dormeo USA — a provider of premium sleep products, including mattresses, mattress toppers and pillows — announces the availability of an RV Short King size version of The Premium Mattress Topper. The RV Short King joins the RV Short Queen size offering from Dormeo, with other custom sizes targeting the RV market to come in the future. “We ...

NATDA Announces New 5-Person Dealer Advisory Board 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –  The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) today (June 29) announced the reformation of its Dealer Advisory Board, composed of five dealer members from various parts of the North America. NATDA’s Dealer Advisory Board members will be tasked with lending suggestions on ways that the association can better serve its dealer members to provide solutions to problems facing ...

Infrastructure Plan Spends Billions on Roads, Bridges, EVs

It's not finalized yet — not by a long shot — but President Biden's infrastructure plan moved one step closer to reality this week when a bipartisan group of 10 senators announced they had reached a deal on the bill's framework. Despite the fact that things will almost certainly change between now and when some version of the bill eventually, ...

Cummins’ Acquisition Targets CNG Fuel Delivery Systems

DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas & COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Rush Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: RUSHA & RUSHB) today (June 29) announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent for Cummins to acquire a 50% equity interest in Momentum Fuel Technologies from Rush Enterprises. The proposed transaction is expected to close later this year, subject to ...

Rollick Offers ‘Reserve Now’ to Address Inventory Shortages

AUSTIN, Texas – Rollick Inc., a leading relationship marketing technology provider for the marine, powersports and RV industries, announced today (June 29) that every GoRollick dealer in its network will now have access to the Reserve Now feature of its industry-first digital retailing solution for no extra cost through the end of 2021. RollickDR also contains integrated modules that allow ...

Citing Job Market, Consumer Confidence Increased in June

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved further in June, following gains in each of the previous four months. The Index now stands at 127.3 (1985=100), up from 120.0 (an upward revision) in May. The Present Situation Index — based on consumers’ assessment of current business and labor market conditions — rose from 148.7 to 157.7. The Expectations Index — based on consumers’ ...

RV Tech Program to Certify Incarcerated Students in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The coronavirus pandemic caused everyone to rethink their vacations.  As people moved away from planes and cruises, social-distancing alternatives such as road trips in RVs increased.  In turn, this growing popularity further increased an already growing need for service technicians to maintain and repair these vehicles.  The need for more RV technicians is so great that in ...

London Manufacturer Intros ‘World’s 1st Electric Campervan’

  The LEVC Campervan. (Photo credit: LEVC) On June 28, London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) revealed in a press release first impressions of its new leisure vehicle, the new e-Camper. The world’s first electric campervan, e-Camper is optimized to offer both zero-emission capability with zero range anxiety – making it the perfect way to explore the great outdoors with the ...

Winnebago Takes Active Role in #SupportYourParks Effort

FOREST CITY, Iowa – Today (June 28) Winnebago announced in a press release the launch of the #SupportYourParks campaign, a continuation of last year’s award-winning “On the Road Again” campaign, to support the National Park Foundation (NPF). The #SupportYourParks campaign builds on Winnebago’s partnership with NPF, which aims to strengthen people’s connections to national parks and increase outdoor equity through ...

RV Technical Institute to Offer Level Two Course Aug. 2-27

The RV Technical Institute (RVTI) is offering Level Two courses both online and in-person at its campus in Elkhart, Ind., according to the RV Industry Association (RVIA). This four-week course, which takes place Aug. 2-27, is for RV technicians seeking Level Two certification. Subjects covered will include electric, water, appliances, propane tank, generators, and chassis. There are two ways to complete the ...

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