Month: January 2022

Mount Comfort RV Celebrates Retail Delivery of 10,000th Unit

From left, Michelle Kemp of Newmar, customers Janet and Thomas Higbie, and Ken and Rusty Eckstein of Mount Comfort RV. (Photo courtesy of Mount Comfort RV) Mount Comfort RV in Greenfield, Ind., celebrated a milestone Monday (Jan. 31) when the 16-year-old dealership delivered its 10,000th unit – a 2022 Newmar Kountry Star 4011 – to the Higbie family. “I know ...

Nebraska RV, Boat Show Unmasks Supply Chain Impacts

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Buffalo County Fairgrounds played host to the RV and Boat Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 28-30), according to reporting by KSNB-TV. The last day of the event wrapped up on Sunday afternoon, the show highlighted recreational products from kayaks to of course RVs and motorhomes. There however was, however, a noticeable absences of boats ...

Blue Water Dev. Expands with Acquisition of Two Marinas

Outdoor hospitality specialist Blue Water, whicgh developing and manages RV resorts, campgrounds, hotels and other attractions. has recently purchased Pier Point Marina in Dewey Beach, Del., and Captain Bob’s Marina in Chincoteague, Va., according to a press release form the company. Blue Water plans to make marina upgrades and property enhancements while still upholding the traditions these properties have developed ...

Global Tensions Push Oil Prices Higher, Pump Prices Follow

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Uncertainty over Russia’s intentions toward Ukraine is contributing to higher crude oil prices, which are closing in on $90 per barrel. Russia is a member of OPEC+, and any sanctions based on their actions toward Ukraine may cause it to withhold crude oil from the global market. Higher oil prices will lead to higher pump prices for ...

Elon Musk Says Tesla Cybertruck Won’t Arrive Until 2023

Days before Tesla's earnings call last week, photos and video of a new Cybertruck prototype made the rounds on social media, offering hope for a 2022 launch, according to a report by Automotive News. The prototype images, which first appeared on the Cybertruck Owners Club blog, showed the wildly styled pickup with a windshield wiper and side mirrors not present on ...

National Park Service Creates National Campground Office

The National Park Service (NPS) has created a National Campground Office, according to the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR). This new program will be responsible for boosting visitor experiences across NPS’s more than 1,400 campgrounds by improving coordination and facilitating technical assistance to parks and regions on campground-related issues and services. Phil Ingrassia "This initiative is great news for RV travelers ...

RV Country Acquires U-Neek RV Center of Kelso, Wash.

California-based RV Country has taken over the long-running, family-owned U-Neek RV Center in Kelso, Wash., according to a report in Longview, Wash., Daily News. The Pacific Highway location joins RV Country’s 11 other dealerships in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona, according to the company. The deal was closed Dec. 21, 2021. The lot at Interstate 5’s exit 36 sells ...

Quartzsite RV Show Wraps Up a Successful 2022 Event

If there is any waning of interest in the RV experience, there was no evidence of that at the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV Show. The annual show, held in the desert town of Quartzsite, Ariz., is described by some as a "Mecca for RVers" drawing people from all over to the warmer desert climate and very inexpensive, if not ...

‘Camper Report Show’ Forecasts 2022 Camping Season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_K2BxtuV-Y The “Camper Report Show” is a weekly feature of Camper Report, which is part of the RV LIFE family of RVing websites that provide RV forums, RV trip planning tools and mobile apps, and one of the largest campground databases around. Co-hosted by Bob Zagami and John DiPietro – RV industry veterans in their own right – the Camper Report Show has partnered with RVBusiness by providing RV industry insider ...

‘Less Junk More Journey’ Tours Tampa’s ‘Amazing RVs’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHOmpSgTrzg Nathan and Marissa Moss from “Less Junk More Journey” provide walk-through tours of '12 Amazing RVs' at the Florida RV SuperShow, including the: Wingamm Oasi 540, Grand Design Momentum Volta, Grand Design Solitude 280RK, Lippert Scouts, Alliance Valor 42v13, Alliance Paradigm 390MP, Alliance Avenue 36BRM, Dutchmen Astoria 3603LFP, Keystone Springdale 335BH, Airstream Classic 33FBQ, Airstream Flying Cloud 30 Office, Airstream ...

Kenda Tire to Present at NATM Convention & Trade Show

Kenda Tire is sponsoring an educational session on Tire and Wheel Construction & Fundamentals during the 2022 National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) Convention and Trade Show. This presentation, which is set for 8:30 a.m., Feb. 1, at the Tampa Convention Center, will provide information on trailer tire anatomy and rubber compounds, tips on reading a sidewall, proper tire inflation, ...

‘RV Lifestyle’ Lists 7 Common RV Interior Design Flaws

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an article by Mike and Jennifer Wendland, Michigan-based RVers and creators of the RV Lifestyle website, podcast and YouTube channel. As a nearly $30 billion dollar industry, you can only imagine how much money and man-hours go into designing functional and attractive interiors in the RV Industry. But sometimes even the best plans don’t translate to the best real-world results. The ...

RVTI to Recruit Service Technicians at Detroit RV Show

NOVI, Mich. – After having had a successful showing at the Florida RV SuperShow last month, the RV Technical Institute (RVTI) continues its “Year of Recruitment” beginning Wednesday (Feb. 2) at the Detroit RV & Camping Show. Featuring more than 300 RV and camping units – and after having been cancelled last year due to the pandemic – the 56th ...

Electric Vehicle Sales Hit New Record in 4th Quarter of 2021

IRVINE, Calif. – Despite industry-wide inventory constraints and overall slow new-car sales growth throughout the year, sales of battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs) surged to hit a new record with a strong year-end finish in Q4 2021, according to a new report from Kelley Blue Book. In the fourth quarter, EV sales jumped 72% year-over-year to a record 147,799 units. EV ...

Lemonis Keynote Speaker at Real Estate Weekend Miami

MIAMI, Fla. – Real Estate LIVE Events announced in a press release that the keynote speaker for this year's Real Estate Weekend Miami is Camping World Holdings Inc. Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis, from CNBC's The Profit and HGTV's The Renovator. With incredible experience as an entrepreneur and real estate investor, Marcus Lemonis will bring unique knowledge to guests of ...

Cummins Intros Natural Gas, Hydrogen Integrated Engine

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Werner Enterprises (Nasdaq: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, and Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), global power solutions provider, have announced that Werner will begin validation and integration of Cummins’ recently announced 15-liter natural gas and 15-liter hydrogen internal combustion engines in its vehicles. Cummins will begin integrating these new powertrains in Werner trucks in the second ...

Airxcel Presents Portfolio of Electric Vehicle-Ready Products

WICHITA, Kan. – Airxcel Inc. today (Jan. 28) presents a portfolio of electric vehicle (EV) ready products from its highly recognizable family of manufactured and distributed brands for the RV market, according to a company release. The EV-ready collection contains a full range of environmental control and luxury comfort products for electric Class B campervans, Class C motorhomes and travel ...

KPA Offers Resources to Help Dealers Avoid Winter Hazards

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center’s strategic partner KPA is helping dealers prepare their facilities and their employees to maintain a safe and healthy workplace this winter with an on-demand webinar and additional resources, according to a release from the RV Dealers Association (RVDA). In a free, on-demand webinar, dealers and dealership personnel can join KPA team members and compliance ...

Economy Grew 5.7% in ’21 in Rebound from ’20 Recession

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew last year at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan’s presidency, bouncing back with resilience from 2020′s brief but devastating coronavirus recession, according to an Associated Press report. The nation’s gross domestic product — its total output of goods and services — expanded 5.7% in 2021. It was the strongest calendar-year growth since a 7.2% ...

1,000+ Catalytic Converters Seized at Bristol, Ind. Scrapyard

BRISTOL, Ind. – Police have seized over 1,000 catalytic converters from a Bristol salvage yard because they say the sales were undocumented, according to reporting in the Elkhart Truth. Detectives with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant to search Howard’s Salvaging, 19757 C.R. 8, and executed it Tuesday afternoon. Officers seized 1,018 catalytic converters that were not properly ...

Startup ‘AirSkirts’ Opens Seed Funding to Accelerate Growth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SahsMDsxs-4 Jim Phelan AirSkirts recently announced a seed funding round to accelerate the growth of its innovative lineup of inflatable RV skirt kits, the one-of-a-kind, patent-pending system that prevents frozen pipes, requires no installation, and fits any RV. Unlike traditional skirting methods that require drilling dozens of holes into your RV or messy DIY solutions, AirSkirts® is the first ever ...

Lippert Surpasses 550,000 Hours of Community Service

ELKHART, Ind. – Lippert Components Inc. kicked off 2022 in a big way as it announced recently that team members have volunteered more than 550,000 hours in communities across the world since 2017. The community service effort, known as the 100,000 Hour Volunteer Initiative, is part of Lippert’s focus on creating a culture that empowers and supports team members to ...

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