Month: November 2021

Arrow Distributing Adds Bert Spray as Sales Representative

Bert Spray Arrow Distributing announced today (Nov. 30) that it has hired Bert Spray as a sales representative. He will be based in Hammond, La., and handle Arrow's southeast territory, according to a release. "Bert is a self-proclaimed challenge analyst and solutions coordinator, which by itself makes him very qualified," said Andy Mullins, president of Arrow. "If that isn’t enough, ...

Stolen Vehicle Crashes into an Airstream at North Trail RV

A 16-year-old driver is accused of fleeing a traffic stop on I-75 before crashing into an Airstream campervan at the North Trail RV Center dealership in Fort Myers, Fla., early Monday morning (Nov. 29), according to a report by winknews.com. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers said four teens ages 13 to 17, all from Port Charlotte, were in a stolen ...

FTC Demands Information in Sweeping Supply Chain Probe

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday (Nov. 29) ordered nine large U.S. companies, including Walmart, Amazon and Procter & Gamble, to provide detailed information about their operations, in a bid to unravel the causes of the supply chain disruptions that are clouding the economic recovery, according to a report by The Washington Post. (Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington ...

ARVC Annual Auction Raises $60,000 to Support Foundation

Jackson Family receives ARVC Foundation’s Above and Beyond Award at OHCE2021 in Raleigh, N.C. The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds' (ARVC) Foundation announced it raised $60,000 at its annual auction held on Nov. 11 at the 2021 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE) in Raleigh, N.C. More than 40 donors participated in the auction, the proceeds of which ...

Sobel University Announces Upcoming, In-Person Sessions

TACOMA, Wash. – Sobel University has returned to in-person classes for its best-selling Comprehensive Sales Courses following the CDC’s guidelines for safe and responsible events, according to a release. Due to hotel and travel restrictions from COVID-19, Sobel University has been holding these classes virtually since early 2020. “We are excited to be back in the classroom again.” said Sobel ...

Way Interglobal Adds RELiON Lithium Batteries to Offerings

Way Interglobal has announced a new partnership with RELiON Battery, a global battery provider, according to a release. The agreement will allow Way to add RELiON’s lithium battery products to its current offering of power solutions for both RV manufacturers and end-users looking to improve their vehicles. As more RV owners are getting out on the road, industry demand for ...

Black Book: Wholesale RV Values Increase Across the Board

Bucking the trend of seasonal decreases, wholesale RV values continue to rise for both motorized and towable, according to Black Book, a data analytics firm that serves the automotive, RV and other adjacent industries The average selling price for motorized units was $81,384, which is up $6,394 (8.5%) from the previous month. Towables came in at $22,313, up $304 (1.3%) ...

ORR, Oregon State Partner on Outdoor Recreation Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon State University’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) has joined other leading recreation organizations as the newest member of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), according to a release. As ORR’s first higher education member, OSU’s CORE will bring the bandwidth and expertise of a top-tier public university to the $788 billion outdoor recreation industry, supporting the ...

Aqua-Hot 125 Takes Luxury Expedition RVs to New Heights

Aqua-Hot, an Airxcel brand, elevates the niche market of luxury expedition vehicles with the high-altitude ready, 125 Hydronic Heating System, according to a release. It's now offered on select models of the Rössmonster Overland Baja Truck Camper. The ultra-compact Aqua Hot 125 series was specially designed for camper vans, Class B motorhomes and smaller expedition vehicles, with both gas and ...

American Coach Introduces Interactive Interior Design Tool

DECATUR, Ind. – Known for its "exquisite luxury, attention to detail, and exceptional customer service," American Coach has added an innovative interior design tool to its website, according to a press release. American Coach is a luxury RV brand within REV Recreation Group, a subsidiary of REV Group. The interactive tool is an industry first, the release continued, that allows ...

RVIA, ITR to Host Webinar on Winter Roadsigns Forecast

On Monday, December 6, the RV Industry Association (RVIA) will host a members-only webinar to review the upcoming Winter RV Roadsigns forecast and provide insight on how the forecast was developed from ITR Economics Senior Economist and Econ Manager Eric Post. The Winter Roadsigns Forecast will provide look at the remainder of 2021 and an updated look at the 2022 forecast. ...

RV Technical Institute Names New Instructor Scott Rinker

The mission of the RV Technical Institute is to provide world-class training for RV maintenance and repair that will increase the RV industry’s number of trained RV technicians available to service the millions of RVs on the road, according to an RV Industry Association (RVIA) News and Insights item published today. The RV Technical Institute seeks to improve the RV ...

Dometic Hosting ‘Capital Markets Update 2021’ Event Today

At its Capital Markets Update today (Nov. 30), Dometic President and CEO, Juan Vargues, together with members of the company's management team, was expected to share insights from the company’s strategy execution and on how the current outdoor market trends create opportunities for continued growth and margin expansion. The event started at 7 a.m. EST today and will conclude at ...

Monomoy Capital Partners Acquires Supplier Thetford Corp.

NEW YORK – Monomoy Capital Partners, a middle-market private investment firm focused on operational value creation, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Thetford Corporation from The Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation, a private investment company, according to a press release issued today (Nov. 30) by Monomoy.Thetford is a leading manufacturer of mobile sanitation products for the RV, marine, camping and truck markets. ...

Trim-Lok Inc. Announces Major Expansion in Elkhart, Ind.

To better serve Trim-Lok’s existing customer base and support the growth that it has experienced during its 50 years in business, including over six years in Elkhart, Ind., Trim-Lok today (Nov. 24) announced a major expansion in the Midwest. It has entered into an agreement to occupy a new, state-of-the-art facility on the Eastern border of the City of Elkhart, ...

World Responds to Arrival of COVID’s Omicron Variant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tS3JQalsyc The first inkling of a new, potentially fearsome threat arrived a few days ago, according to a report by The Washington Post. The latest variant of the coronavirus was on the move, the Biden administration was told. And, before long, evidence emerged that the variant — which would be dubbed omicron — carried worrisome mutations. By Thanksgiving Day, frantic ...

Food, Gas Prices Pinch Families as Inflation Surges Globally

BUDAPEST, Hungary — From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a pinch on households and businesses worldwide, according to an Associated Press report. Rising inflation is leading to price increases for food, gas and other products and pushing ...

Husband and Wife Team Earn NRVIA Master Certification

Lisa and Jason Carletti ATHENS, Texas – A couple from Florida achieved their master RV inspector certification from the National RV Inspectors Association (NRVIA), the group has announced in a press release Jason and Lisa Carletti have been completing RV inspections in the Tampa area since August 2017 and have performed more than 600 evaluations to date. In fact, despite ...

Report: NHTSA Issues its Latest Rundown of RV Recalls

The following is the latest list of RV recalls complied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Jayco Inc. is recalling 45 2021-2022 Jayco Swift and Entegra Ethos motorhomes. The seat belt automatic locking retractors may deactivate early, which can prevent the child restraint system from securing properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of ...

ARVC Unveils New Generational Survey of Camper Trends

A panel that included David Basler, vice president of membership and marketing for ARVC (right) and Jeff Sims, senior director of state relations and advocacy at ARVC, spoke on emerging trends in the industry. Credit; ARVC/Katie Maynard The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) unveiled some findings from its "Generational Trends of Campers Report" it partnered with RMS, ...

Stromberg Carlson’s Brammer Joins RVB’s ‘Capitol Talk’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VePq_j1Wnwo In this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk, RVB's Sherm Goldenberg and Rick Kessler are joined by Bob Brammer, president of Stromberg Carlson, the Traverse City, Mich.-based manufacturer of a number of products for the RV industry. Brammer shares his thoughts on a number of topics, including the overall state of the market, record-setting wholesale shipments and how his company ...

Wells Fargo, RVB Survey Seeks ‘Pulse of the RV Industry’

2022 RVBusiness/Wells Fargo All-Industry Survey Seeking Market Insight & Intelligence Coming off an unprecedented year that generated record RV sales and memorable market challenges, RVBusiness and Wells Fargo CDF are again reaching out to the North American recreational vehicle sector in the following “2022 RVBusiness/Wells Fargo All-Industry Survey” to gauge the RV arena’s mindset on the cusp of a new ...

RV2Tee.Golf Offers Member RVers ‘Unique Places to Stay’

This fall, RV2Tee.golf launched a brand new membership program for RV owners, allowing them access to “Stay and Play” at golf courses all over the U.S., according to a press release. While many of their host partners allow RV2Tee.golf members to "dry camp" (no hook-ups) in their parking lots or other designated areas, other host partners have RV parks or ...

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