Month: October 2021

AAA Finds Better Driver Behavior, Still Room for Improvement

A new report by AAA finds unsafe driving behaviors, including red-light running, drowsy driving, and driving impaired on cannabis or alcohol, have declined in the past three years. Some dangerous driving behaviors have fallen more than others, with drivers still admitting to speeding and using a handheld cell phone, posing a danger on the roadways, according to new survey data ...

Former RVDA Staff Member Susan Charter Passes Away

Susan Charter In a Thursday announcement, the RV Dealers Association (RVDA) informed its membership that former RVDA staff member Susan Charter passed away on Oct. 21, 2022. Charter worked at RVDA from 1999 to 2012 and was a key member of the team working with the association’s associate members who exhibited, partnered and sponsored at the Convention/Expo and advertised in ...

Maximizing Your RV Industry Association Membership: Part 1

EDITOR's NOTE: The following is the first of a two-part series published by the RV Industry Association (RVIA) on its News & Insights website page. Membership in the RV Industry Association (RVIA) provides companies with access to research, resources, and reports unavailable anywhere else. But even more importantly, membership means having the expertise of a talented group of standards, government ...

Daimler Posts Higher Q3 Profit as it Shakes Off Chip Crunch

Daimler reported a higher third-quarter profit despite a 30 percent drop in Mercedes-Benz vehicle sales due to the microchip shortage, as the company focused on more profitable cars and cut costs, according to a report by Automotive News. Quarterly operating profit was 2.6 billion euros ($3 billion), up 18 percent from 2.2 billion euros for the same period in 2020, Daimler ...

RV Industry Power Breakfast on the Brink of a Sellout

Less than two weeks after tickets went on sale for the 9th Annual RV Industry Power Breakfast, an all-industry event rescheduled this year from its regular spring time frame to the morning of Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Ind., is nearly sold out with about a thousand attendees signed up, according to breakfast administrator ...

Forest River Invites Employees, Families to ‘Spooktacular’

The entrance to the Forest River employee "Spooktacular" event set Saturday at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds. (Photo: Forest River) More than 5,000 Forest River Inc. team members and their families are expected to visit the Elkhart County (Ind.) Fairgrounds on Saturday at the invitation of the Elkhart-based RV manufacturer as part of a first-ever “Spooktacular Trick-Or-Treat” event. Approximately 90 units ...

Air Lift Company Named Vendor of Year by Meyer Distributing

LANSING, MI – Air Lift Company has received the Meyer Distributing 2020 Truck Accessory and Equipment Vendor of the Year Award, according to a press release from Air Lift. Each year Meyer Distributing recognizes several of their partners who display exceptional effort and dedication. Air Lift Company is proud to announce it was chosen as the recipient for the 2020 ...

Patrick’s Nemeth: Industry Might See ‘New Normal’ by 2023

Not long after announcing third quarter financial performance results – highlighted by huge increases across the board – Patrick Industries CEO Andy Nemeth told investment analysts that it might take well into 2023 before the industry reaches a “new normal” in terms of replenishing dealer inventory. “We’d like to see a little bit of seasonality to give the teams a ...

RVnGO the Official RV Rental Partner of Phoenix Raceway

Phoenix Raceway is known for its state-of-the-art innovation. The same can be said for RVnGO, a person-to-person technology company that connects RV owners and renters, according to a release posted on PhoenixRaceway.com. So it’s only fitting that Phoenix Raceway announced today that RVnGO is the Official RV Rental Partner of Phoenix Raceway. The Scottsdale-based company will also be the presenting ...

Chip Shortage Wreaks Havoc on Automakers’ Quarterly Results

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following roundup of quarterly performance reports by various automotive manufacturers was assembled with information published by Automotive News. Ford Q3 profit falls 24% to $1.8B DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday (Oct. 27) said third-quarter net income fell 24% to $1.8 billion because of the lingering microchip shortage, but strong demand drove the automaker to again raise ...

ARVC Announces Results of First Round of Board Elections

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has announced the results of three elections—Supplier Council Representative and Partnering State Representative, both full terms on its Board of Directors, as well as the Social Chair for its Young Professionals Group. Voting in the elections was held completely online between Sept. 25-Oct. 25. The winner of the Supplier Council Representative ...

Grand Design RV Brands Continue to Sweep DSI Survey Awards

Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company recently received results from the 27th Annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) Survey. Grand Design’s Transcend, Imagine, Reflection, Momentum and Solitude brands received the coveted "Quality Circle Award”. "We are excited and humbled to receive the DSI award for all of our Grand Design brands,” said Don Clark, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Grand Design RV. ...

RVIA: Diversity of RV Owners Increasing with New Buyers

As millions of Americans continue to actively seek the benefits of an outdoor lifestyle, the demographics of the typical RV owner are changing, according to a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). While 85% of current RV owners identify themselves as white, according to the recent Go RVing RV Consumer Demographic Profile, that number drops to 76% ...

NTP-STAG Parent LKQ Corp. Achieves 8.2% YoY Revenue Gain

LKQ Corporation today(Oct. 28) reported third quarter 2021 results that reflect continued strength for the Company in a number of key metrics including total revenue, segment profitability and free cash flow. "Our operating excellence initiatives continue to drive record results for LKQ; in the quarter, we recorded the highest third quarter EPS and Segment EBITDA2 margin in the Company's history. ...

Supplier Patrick Industries Sees 51% Net Sales Hike in Q3

ELKHART, Ind., Oct. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK), a leading component solutions provider for the RV, marine, manufactured housing ("MH") and industrial markets today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 26, 2021. Third Quarter 2021 Highlights (compared to Third Quarter 2020 unless otherwise noted): Net sales of $1.1 billion increased 51%, reflecting momentum in ...

RV Part Shop Selects WhereSafe as GPS Solution Vendor

Midland, Ontario-based RVPartShop.com which operates online across North America has designated WhereSafe GPS as its preferred real-time tracking GPS vendor. The two businesses came to an agreement in mid-October. “I’ve been sourcing out a real-time GPS solution to offer my customer base for the past few months. I wanted to find a brand that RVers would recognize and noticed quickly ...

ARVC, Spot2Nite to Partner During Reception at OHCE2021

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has announced a second evening reception at its 2021 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE), which will allow attendees to enjoy valuable networking mixed with a backdrop of downtown Raleigh and a special performance by a trio of singer-songwriters. The event kicks off on Nov. 9, when ARVC hosts its OHCE2021 ...

Economy Slowed to a 2% Rate Last Quarter in Face of COVID

Hampered by rising COVID-19 cases and persistent supply shortages, the U.S. economy slowed sharply to a 2% annual growth rate in the July-September period, the weakest quarterly expansion since the recovery from the pandemic recession began last year, according to an Associated Press report. Thursday’s report from the Commerce Department estimated that the nation’s gross domestic product — its total ...

Video: ‘Fast Lane Truck’ Races a Four-Wheel Camper Rig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpOrsfHYe2Q EDITOR'S NOTE: The above video and excerpt of an article below are by FastLane.com. Click here to read the article in full. Our friends at Four Wheel Camper sent us this RAM 3500 4×4 with a Norweld aluminum flatbed onto which they mounted their fully-spec’d Hawk pop-up camper last summer. It’s an impressive overlanding rig thanks to a lift and its 37-inch mud-terrain tires. And thanks to ...

Lonely Planet, Healthline Launch Health Hub for Travelers

NEW YORK – As consumers continue to return to travel at their own pace, they have more health, safety and logistics questions than ever. To make the travel planning process and staying healthy on the road as easy as possible, travel guidance platform Lonely Planet has teamed up with the number one digital health and wellness property Healthline Media to ...

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation CEO to Retire

Frank Peterson ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) President and CEO Frank Peterson announced he will step down as president and CEO on Dec. 31, 2021, and will retire on Feb. 28, 2022, according to a release. Peterson's retirement comes as RBFF continues its mission to increase participation in recreational boating and fishing, thereby helping to ...

Stage 8 Suggests Slideout Locking Fasteners for Christmas

Christmas is around the corner and, according to a company release, for anyone with a motorhome, Stage 8 Locking Fasteners is quite possibly the perfect gift. Stage 8, the leader in fail-safe mechanical locking fasteners, offers a motorhome slideout motor locking bolt kit solution. Absolutely eliminate any loose bolts caused by thermal expansion and vibration. Stage 8 has two-part numbers ...

‘Truck Camper’ Spotlights Palomino 2912 with Rear Patio

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an edited excerpt of an article by Gordon White for Truck Camper Magazine. Click here to read the article in full. Palomino RV debuts the 2022 Palomino HS-2912, a 10-foot 8-inch, hard side, non-slide, wet bath truck camper with side entry, a huge fold-down rear patio and an outside entertainment system. With the announcement of ...

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