Month: March 2022

‘The RVers’ Back on Discovery; Season 4 Premieres May 14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ubWUFitOIg "The RVers", an RV lifestyle television program, is returning to the Discovery network this Saturday (April 2), program officials said. In addition, Season 4 of the series is set to premiere May 14. Season 4 will premiere on Discovery at 8 am ET/PT, May 14 immediately following the encore airing of season 3 starting this Saturday April 2. "This ...

Star brite Parent Co. Reports Record Net Sales of $64.3M

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Highlighted by net sales of $64.3 million – the highest in company history and 15.7% higher than 2020 – Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBCI), the parent company of Star brite Inc. and Kinpak Inc., vertical manufacturer and distributor of performance, appearance, maintenance and disinfectant chemicals for the marine, RV and outdoor industries, today (March 31) announced its ...

Knaus Tabbert Achieves Record Sales Despite Supply Chain

JANDELSBRUNN, Germany – Knaus Tabbert AG, a leading manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans in Europe, Wednesday (March 30) presented its figures for the 2021 financial year, according to a company release. As the group had already announced, deliveries increased by another 6.5 %, reaching a new record of 25,922 vehicles. Due to the well‐known global supply chain problems, the company ...

Key Inflation Gauge Sets 40-Year High as Gas, Food Soar

WASHINGTON — An inflation gauge that is closely monitored by the Federal Reserve jumped 6.4% in February compared with a year ago, with sharply higher prices for food, gasoline and other necessities squeezing Americans’ finances, according to an Associated Press report. The figure reported Thursday by the Commerce Department was the largest year-over-year rise since January 1982. Excluding volatile prices ...

RV LIFE: RV Family Serves Community Across the Country

How can you, as an RVer, share hope and encouragement with kids in need? It sounds like too much to comprehend and fosters a lot of questions on what and how. Fortunately, Tara and Joe Meyers have taken the guesswork out of serving and have invited RVers to come along for their RV family journey, writes Terri Nighswonger for a ...

KOA Announces Plans to Build New Headquarters in Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. – Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) is building a new corporate headquarters in Billings, Mont., the company announced Wednesday (March 30). The announcement of the new headquarters coincides with KOA celebrating 60 years of industry-leading operation in Montana’s Yellowstone Valley. Since the first KOA opened on the banks of the Yellowstone River in 1962, the company’s international headquarters ...

Lippert Promotes Moeller and Novak to VP of Sales Positions

Greg Moeller Chad Novak ELKHART, Ind. – Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert) announced today (March 31) that Greg Moeller has been promoted to Vice President of Sales - Building Products, and Chad Novak has been promoted to Vice President of Sales - Transportation Products. “Both Greg and Chad have done an incredible job leading their teams through the challenges of the ...

Montana RV Park Looking to Rent Out Riverside Retro Units

The Urban Woods RV Park will see extensive landscaping before a planned opening later this year. Credit: Hungry Horse News A new and unique RV park could soon be coming to Columbia Falls, Mont., along the Highway 2 strip, according to the Hungry Horse News. Clark W. Griz and Tawnya Bingham have submitted a proposal for what they’re calling the ...

Why Fuel Price Surge May Hasten End of Low MPG Vehicles

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an excerpt of a guest commentary written by Mark Barrott and published by Automotive News. Barrott is a principal and leader of the Mobility Intelligence Center for Plante Moran. Click here to read the article in full. The last time U.S. gas prices surged above $4 per gallon, in 2008, some pundits wrote the obituary ...

RV Technical Institute Continues RV Technician Recruitment

To fill the gap in skilled RV service technicians, the RV Technical Institute (RVTI) has been working to recruit and train at least 1,000 new techs from outside the RV industry in 2022. That means more expertly trained technicians diagnosing and repairing RVs, getting RVers back out on the road faster than ever, and vastly improving the RV consumer experience, ...

Report: Campsite Shortage is Partly a Reservation Problem

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an excerpt of a report by Megan Michelson published by OutsideOnline.com, the website counterpart to Outside Magazine. Click here to read the full report. The sign at the front of Albee Creek Campground inside California’s Humboldt Redwoods State Park clearly reads: “Campground full.” It was a Friday in mid-August last summer, and although this stunning space ...

China Introduces Driving License for Recreational Vehicles

From April 1, people in China can apply for a special driving license for certain types of RVs, according to a report at Shine.cn. The new C6 driving license allows its holders to drive light towing trailers weighing up to 4,500 kilograms in total mass. The applicants must possess C1 or C2 driving licenses, with under 12 points deducted in ...

Texino’s Off-Grid Camper Van Proto Offers Panoramic Views

Texino’s camper van concept is designed to let travelers enjoy stunning panoramic views right from the comfort of their vehicle, according to a report at AutoEvolution.com. Aptly named Atrium, the concept was born from the company’s desire to reshape the Class C RV category. So Textino created something that lets passengers have a complete view of their surroundings at all ...

RVIA Advocates for Minnesota Office of Outdoor Recreation

On March 25, the Minnesota House of Representatives Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee held a hearing on a bill to establish an Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC) in Minnesota, according to a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). For years, RVIA, along with partners in the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), have advocated for ...

The Great Outdoors RV to Host Helicopter Easter Egg Drop

GREELEY, Colo.,– On April 9, over 3,000 children will gather in Greeley, Colo., at the award-winning dealership The Great Outdoors RV (TGORV) for an Easter event to remember as thousands of eggs drop from a helicopter courtesy of Macdonald Heli Tours, according to a press release from the dealership. The NOCO Egg Drop will include over 60,000 eggs hunted in ...

DRV, Winegard Launch ‘RV Halo’ AI-Enabled Voice Assistant

HOWE, Ind. – Luxury fifth-wheel and toy hauler manufacturer, DRV Luxury Suites, launched a new AI-enabled voice assistant, RV Halo by Winegard, to help consumers better control and monitor their RVs. RV Halo uses artificial intelligence to recognize voice commands that control features including security cameras, temperature settings, audio-visual controls, the RV-C interface, and more. Its voice commands integrate with ...

Genesis Products Breaks Ground on 10th Production Facility

On hand for the ground-breaking ceremony were, from left: Nick Kieffer, president of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce; Heather Jenks, vice president of sales for Genesis Products; Matt Hazelbaker, vice president of panels and mouldings, Genesis Products; Jon Wenger, president and CEO, Genesis products; Andy Nesbitt, president, Nuway Construction; Jeremy Stutsman, mayor, City of Goshen; and Tony Bogard, project manager, ...

‘RVing Today’ RV Lifestyle Program Adds 3 New TV Stations

"RVing Today," the longtime RV lifestyle television program formerly known as "Rollin' on TV," today (March 30) announced that its ongoing network station expansion continues with the addition of three new television stations. "We are happy to announce that we have added three more NEXSTAR Media stations to the 'RVing Today lineup.' Our latest March additions are in Colorado, California ...

U.S. to Unveil Stricter Revised Fuel Economy Regulations

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden's administration on Friday (April 1) plans to unveil tougher fuel economy standards for vehicles that would reverse his predecessor Donald Trump's rollback of U.S. regulations aimed at improving gas mileage and cutting tailpipe pollution, officials said in a report published by Automotive News. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Steven Cliff ...

Northpoint Commercial Finance Celebrates 10th Anniversary

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Northpoint Commercial Finance, a diversified inventory finance company, celebrated 10 years of exceptional growth driving its customer's success with over $50 billion in dealer inventory financed since inception. From a start-up finance company with a team of 10, to an established lender with over 170 employees throughout North America, Northpoint has built a remarkable business focused on service delivery ...

New England’s Pete’s RV Center Buys Keystone RV Center

HIGHLAND RANCH, Colo. – Greencastle, Penn.-based, Keystone RV Center, was acquired by Pete's RV Center of South Burlington, Vt., according to a release from RV Business Solutions, a leading buy-sell advisor to RV dealers, which was the exclusive sell-side advisor to Eric Kendle of Keystone RV Center. Keystone RV Center began in 1989 as a small dealership managed by Keystone Ford to a ...

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