Month: June 2022

Newcoast Announces New Vice President of Global Sales

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Newcoast , a leading insurance and finance provider in the marine and recreational industry, announced in a press release that Marcel De Bary Gagnon has been hired as vice president of global sales. Marcel will oversee financing and insurance sales, creating a unified team to facilitate an exceptional customer experience. Marcel is a recognized change agent, global ...

Nusterer Stepping Down from Cummins Power Systems

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced that Norbert Nusterer, Vice President and President of Power Systems, has made the decision to leave Cummins after 25 years with the company. Jenny Bush, who is currently Vice President, Cummins Sales and Service – North America, will assume the role of President - Power Systems effective upon Norbert’s departure from that ...

CampCalNOW Changes Name to Better Reflect Mission

The CampCalNOW RV Park and Campground Alliance is changing its name to the California Outdoor Hospitality Association effective Aug. 1, according to Dyana Kelley, the association’s president and CEO. “We think this change will better reflect the full scope of our government affairs, education and marketing efforts on behalf of the ever-expanding outdoor hospitality industry, which now includes everything from ...

Panelists Named for Regulatory & Safety Compliance Seminar

This year’s Regulatory & Safety Compliance (RSC) Seminar will include a panel consisting of industry compliance veterans where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions, the RV Industry Association )RVIA) announced today in a News & Insights report. The panelists are: David Mihalick, Vice President Vehicle Safety & Regulatory Compliance, THOR Industries Von Lindsey, Owner, Lindsey Research ...

Author John Jantsch to Speak at RV Aftermarket Conference

John Jantsch Attendees at this year’s RV Aftermarket Conference, taking place Aug. 8-11, at Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown in San Antonio, Texas, will have the opportunity to hear from speaker John Jantsch, marketing consultant and best-selling author of "Duct Tape Marketing," "The Referral Engine," "The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur" and "The Ultimate Marketing Engine." Jantsch is also the ...

Fox Business: RV Industry Eyes Sales Rebound for Road Trips

FOX Business' Madison Alworth speaks to Winnebago brand manager Bobby Hensinger on changes within the RV market. Click on the image to be taken to the Fox Business video report. While last year’s RV sales boom has shown signs of pumping the brakes, road trippers’ interest in buying or using a recreational vehicle in the coming years remains strong – and ...

DexKo Global Signs Agreement to Acquire Fluid-Press

DexKo Global Inc., a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies, related components and hydraulic brake applications, announced in a press release that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fluid-PressGroup. Fluid-Press was founded in 1971 and is located in Albinea, Reggio Emilia, Italy. The company develops and manufactures hydraulic valves and manifold blocks for agricultural ...

Airstream of Santa Barbara Acquired by ‘We Are Airstream’

CHANDLER, Ariz. – We Are Airstream Chandler, based in Arizona and the largest authorized Airstream dealership in the nation, announced Wednesday (June 29) its acquisition of Airstream of Santa Barbara. The 1-acre property in California, which is the oldest Airstream dealership on the West Coast, will now be called We Are Airstream Santa Barbara, according to a release. We Are ...

Winnebago Industries Announces Senior Leadership Moves

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Winnebago Industries Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, announced today (June 30) that Amber Holm will be joining Winnebago Industries as senior vice president, chief marketing officer. Sri Koneru is promoted to senior vice president, chief information officer and Chad Reece is promoted to vice president, government and industry relations. Amber Holm Amber ...

RVIA President Craig Kirby’s Independence Day Message

Craig Kirby EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an Independence Day Message from RV Industry Association (RVIA) President Craig Kirby, which was posted today (June 30) in an RVIA News & Insights report. As we head into the Fourth of July holiday, I wanted to send a note to our membership to thank you for your support of the organization and our ...

Horizon Global Announces Jian James Zhou Named CFO

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment, announced that the company’s Board of Directors appointed Jian James Zhou as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Horizon Global is home to some of the world’s most recognized brands in the towing and trailering industry, including: Draw-Tite, Reese, Westfalia, BULLDOG, ...

Employees’ Quick Actions are Being Credited for Saving a Life

From left: Michele Ballard, Nicole Miller, Katie Braun, Melody Meyer, Dave Brandys and James Vargo. (Courtesy photo) LOOK Trailers, a division of Novae LLC, announced today (June 30) that a group of employees at Formula Trailers in Bristol, Ind., is being credited with saving the life of a co-worker who went into cardiac arrest while on the job. Katie Braun, ...

Air Lift Releases New Product for Lincoln Nautilus AWD

The Air Lift 1000 kit. LANSING, Mich. – Aftermarket air suspension manufacturer, Air Lift Company, has released a new Air Lift 1000 kit specifically designed for the 19-22 Lincoln Nautilus AWD, according to a press release from the company. The Air Lift 1000 is Air Lift’s debut product, first released over 70 years ago. By working with the vehicle’s existing ...

Honda Launches New Generator in Super Quiet EU Series

.ALPHARETTA, Ga.—June 28, 2022—Leading into the height of the 2022 summer vacation, recreational vehicle (RV) and outdoor recreation season, Honda Power Sports & Products, a business unit of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is launching the all-new Honda EU3200i, the newest generator in the Honda Super Quiet EU Series lineup. The Honda EU3200i delivers more power and more convenience than ...

THOR a Silver Partner for 2022 RV Dealers Con/Expo

Fairfax, Va. – The RV Dealers Association announced in a press release that THOR Industries is a silver partner for the 2022 RV Dealers Convention/Expo. THOR also will continue its sponsorship of the dealer lounge area and provide Wi-Fi service for that area. The convention/expo will take place Nov. 7-11, 2022, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “THOR’s continuation as a ...

Sun Outdoors Offers Discounts to Offset Fuel Costs

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – In an effort to help ease the pain at the gas pump, Sun Outdoors, a leader in outdoor hospitality, is currently offering special rates and discounts at many of its more than 150 resorts across the United States and Canada, according to a press release from the company.  These special offers cover all stay types and consist ...

THOR Industries Film Receives Gold at Anthem Awards

ELKHART, Ind. – THOR Industries Inc.'s (NYSE: THO) film, "Finding Strength and Redemption: The Blackfoot River Adventure with First Descents," chronicling the life-changing collaboration with non-profit First Descents, was awarded gold in two categories at the inaugural Anthem Awards.  Produced by The Public Works, "Finding Strength and Redemption: The Blackfoot River Adventure with First Descents" shares the story of young ...

Company Says its New Roof Rack is Ideal for RV Use

BRADENTON, Fla. – Whether it's a rugged overland 4x4 camper van or large Class A motorhome, stowing gear on an RV roof is often a challenge, especially if permanent installation isn't wanted. With a set of SeaSucker Monkey Bars, it's easy to carry kayaks, canoes, bikes and other large items up to 150 pounds, according to a release from the ...

‘RVing in New England’ Episode Keys on July 4 Holiday

“RVing in New England,” the weekly Facebook Live show hosted by the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA), this week checks in with co-host John DiPietro somewhere in Virginia on his 'Do It Now Tour '22' and offers up discussion related to the much anticipated July 4 holiday weekend. The show airs 7 p.m. EDT tonight, Wednesday (June 29). “RVing in New ...

Black Book: Wholesale RV Values Fall as Summer Arrives

Black Book, which publishes a family of vehicle appraisal guides, has released the Black Book RV Market Commentary for July. “The economic news has been generally negative for the past several months, with many articles talking about inflation, the falling stock market, high fuel prices, and the possibility of a recession. Against this gloomy backdrop, the values of both motorized ...

Video: Attendance Down, Spirits High at Escapees Event

Wednesday night brought the most anticipated event of each Escapade, the club’s annual talent show "Escapade’s Got Talent." Here, all participants for the evening gathered on stage for their final bow following a group performance of “On the Road Again.” If there’s a conspiracy against all things RV this summer, at least it’s being consistent. Much like the industry as ...

Country Roads RV in N.C. Spotlights the Sandpiper 391FLRB

LEXINGTON, N.C. –  The founders of Country Roads RV Center announced their current sales, promotions and updates for June, 2022, according to a release. From experienced campers and weekend warriors to devoted "glampers" and people who are new to the RV experience, the friendly and experienced team at Country Roads RV Center will be there every Monday through Saturday in ...

Cabana Introduces Campervan Rentals in Bay Area Market

SEATTLE – Cabana, the modern, mobile hospitality company with a fleet of high quality, high-tech campervans, today announced its upcoming launch into the San Francisco market, with a formal launch set to take place later this summer. With existing operations in Los Angeles and Seattle, Cabana’s San Francisco presence marks a major growth milestone for the company, and the first ...

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