Month: September 2021

Outdoorsy Selects Google Cloud to Enable Scaled Growth

Outdoorsy, the RV rental and outdoor travel marketplace, today (Sept. 30) announced that it has selected Google Cloud as its platform for growth and global scale. Under this agreement, Outdoorsy will leverage Google Cloud’s secure, global, and low-latency infrastructure to support its growing user base and to expand the availability of its services internationally. Outdoor travel has soared over the ...

Report: 30,000 Flock to Overland Expo West in Flagstaff

Photo: Outside Business Journal It didn’t matter if they pulled up in a Subaru hatchback, a Prius, a converted Sprinter van or a $300,000 EarthRoamer, attendees of Overland Expo West were part of one community, according to a report by Outside Business Journal, which covers the outdoor retail trade industry. Set in Flagstaff, the second of three consumer-facing events this ...

US Unemployment Claims Rise 3rd Straight Week to 362,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the third straight week, a sign that the highly contagious delta variant may be slowing a recovery in the job market, according to an Associated Press report. Claims rose unexpectedly by 11,000 last week to 362,000, the Labor Department said Thursday, though economists had been expecting claims to ...

Go RVing Shares ‘Real Trends Report’ for September 2021

The Real Trends Report from Go RVing is "your source for trends that are impacting the RV community," according to a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). The September 2021 report highlights the increase in homeschooling, the rise of the casual clothing market, and how Snapchat is expanding its platform to include travel recommendations.

5 Elected to 2022 RV Industry Association Board of Directors

Five individuals have been elected to the 2022 RV Industry Association Board of Directors. Official representatives from member companies cast their votes during the Sept. 7-28 balloting for the five open seats announced in August. From that pool, the successful candidates for 4 Manufacturer seats and 1 Supplier seat have been elected. Those individuals, whose new three-year term is set ...

Today is Last Day for RVDA Con/Expo Registration Discount

Today (Sept. 30) is the final day dealers can receive significant registration discounts for the 2021 RV Dealers Convention/Expo. This year’s convention/expo returns to an in-person format that brings together the RV industry for five days of continuing education workshops and networking. The event takes place Nov. 8-12 at Paris Las Vegas. Click here to register for the event. The ...

Industry Leaders Share Why They Support RV Tech Institute

The RV Technical Institute (RVTI) is the "gold standard" when it comes to RV technician training, providing the only industry-backed training curriculum and RV technician certification and career path, according to a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). Its mission is guided by the RVTI Board of Directors, a group of leaders from across the RV ...

RVB Capitol Talk: Don Clark on Open House, Industry Trends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD8-EJDxfAI In this episode of the RVBusiness Capitol Talk video series, Grand Design RV Co. President Don Clark fields questions about the 2021 "Hybrid" Open House as well as an overview of the products and trends that are shaping not only his company, but the industry in general. RVBusiness Capitol Talk is sponsored by the Dicor Corp.

Campground, RV Industry Leaders Gather for Unity, Growth

Last week, the RV Industry Association (RVIA) convened a meeting of select leaders from the RV and campground industries to discuss how through working together across industries they can find common ground and synergies to significantly improve the consumer's camping and RVing experiences, according to a News & InsIghts report by the RVIA. The meeting, held outside Denver, was a ...

Days Corporation now ‘EQ United,’ New Branding, Website

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEPWZBJ4xaI&list=PL8Ef_dVqaH2WlIw5HOgjNN16MgsMJ6sKZ&index=7 Effective today (Oct. 1, 2021) Days Corporation will undergo a rebrand and the new company will be known as EQ United. Founded in 1913, Days Corporation has explored many branches of business over the years and the new brand consolidates its current divisions under one identity umbrella. The new website for the company will be www.EQSystems.us Marketing Manager Rachel ...

Ember Recreational Vehicles Intros New Company Website

BRISTOL, Ind. – Ember Recreational Vehicles announced the launch of a new company website today (Sept. 30). The website offers a sneak peek into the new Ember brand and provides an informative and user-friendly experience to a broad range of audiences, according to a release. The new EmberRV.com serves as the company’s informational hub, with a clean, intuitive design. Currently the site ...

THOR Industries’ Stock Jumps 13% After Earnings Report

The shares of Thor Industries were up by more than 9% Tuesday (Sept. 29) after the company presented an excellent fourth-quarter fiscal report, according to a report at Yahoo Finance. Trading at $122 Tuesday, the stock reached $127 – another 4% gain – in trading this morning,. THOR Industries has been performing excellently over the past few days. This latest ...

Continental Turn Assist Monitors Blind Spots for Safer Turns

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Continental, a leading global supplier of systems, components and tires to automobile, truck, and agriculture/construction equipment manufacturers, and a trusted provider of OE-engineered aftermarket parts, now offers a new technology for commercial vehicles and RVs that makes roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists by actively monitoring the vehicle’s blind spots during right-hand turns, according to a release. ...

Oboz Intros Collaboration Insole with Black Folks Camp Too

Earl B. Hunter Jr., Black Folks Camp Too founder with the BFCT + OBOZ O-Fit Insole Plus. (Credit – Black Folks Camp Too) Oboz Footwear introduces the Black Folks Camp Too (BFCT) O-Fit Plus insole featuring the BFCT Unity Blaze, according to a release. The aftermarket insole will be available at Oboz retail partners nationally, including Public Lands stores, starting ...

Perkins Joins Outdoor Rec. Roundtable As Senior Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), America’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations and organizations working to promote the growth of the outdoor recreation economy and outdoor recreation activities, has hired Chris Perkins as a Senior Director with a particular focus on rural economic development, Great American Outdoors Act implementation and the Together Outdoors program. Perkins will ...

Clifton RV, Marina Builds up Business Along Tennessee River

You could call it a twist of fate, divine providence, or a cosmic lattice of coincidence—but whatever circumstances brought Stacy Huntingford to become the owner of Clifton RV and Marina in Clifton, Tennessee, it was meant to be, according to reporting ty Hilary Daninhirsch at MarinaDockAge.com. “I believe everything happens for a reason,” she said. “My whole life has been ...

50 Years After Closing, Hotel Elkhart is Back in Business

Cressy Commercial Real Estate’s Edward Bradley cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Hotel Elkhart. (Photo credit: Raasmus S. Jorgensen/Elkhart Truth) ELKHART — An Elkhart staple is back. Almost 50 years after closing, Hotel Elkhart had its grand reopening on a sunny Tuesday morning, according to a report in the Elkhart Truth. With about 200 people in attendance, dignitaries ...

RVBusiness Announces Top 50 Dealer Awards Selections

A scene from a previous RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards reception. (Photo credit: RVBusiness) The official 10th-anniversary roster of RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Award recipients is being released here today (Sept. 27) by RVBusiness magazine and its long-term marketing partner, BJ Thompson Associates. And in a return to the industry’s pre-pandemic agenda, this year’s Top 50 dealers are to be ...

Sun Communities Inc. Prices $600 Million of Senior Notes

SOUTHFIELD MICH. – Sun Communities Inc. (NYSE:SUI), a real estate investment trust that owns and operates or has an interest in manufactured housing communities, recreational vehicle resorts and marinas, today announced in a press release that Sun Communities Operating Limited Partnership has priced a public offering of $450 million of 2.300% senior notes due 2028 and $150 million of 2.700% ...

Advantage GPS Acquires Asset Tracking Tech. Business

IRVINE, Calif., – Advantage GPS, a leader in modern data analytics and advanced, risk mitigation solutions for vehicle finance professionals, has announced in a press release the acquisition of Michigan-based Asset Tracking Technology company. Asset Tracking Technology is a distributor of GPS tracking devices for finance companies, buy-here pay-here dealerships, fleet tracking and personal tracking devices. The company has been ...

Lippert Team Hosts Successful Consumer ‘Getaway’ Rally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLaoyMR8Yzo   Photos are courtesy of "Finding your Someday" Lippert Components Inc., announced today (Sept. 28) that it has successfully completed its first-ever consumer rally, the “Lippert Getaway,” this past weekend in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The Getaway consisted of two full days of learning, listening and fellowship amongst over 325 attendees, according to a release, as well as Lippert team ...

Flow-Rite Extends Warranty on RV Battery Watering System

From Class A motorhomes to pop-up campers, batteries are rarely accessible aboard an RV when it's time to check water levels. Maintaining them requires a bit of physical flexibility and a lot of patience, according to a press release from Flow-Rite. Flow-Rite makes topping-off fast, safe and easy with the Pro-Fill RV Single Point Battery Watering System. One tube connected ...

Pelosi Vows to Pass $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill this Week

WASHINGTON — With President Joe Biden's broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed that Democrats will pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week and push ahead on the bigger $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change bill while acknowledging the total amount will drop, according to a report by the Associated Press. ...

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